Wakanda might not be the first place you'd think of when it comes to wedding destinations, but newlyweds Natalie and Michael Adeleye have us practically planning a Black Panther wedding. This couple loved the Marvel flick so much that they turned their wedding photos into their very own version of the movie poster.
Produced by Suzanne Delawar Studios, this version of Black Panther stars a bride and groom about to head down the aisle at the St. Regis Bal Harbour resort in Miami. (Not quite Wakanda, but nevertheless a stunning location to host a bash.) The poster also highlights the supporting cast—their friends and family—and even called out some of the production staff, like the couple’s wedding planner Jessica Campbell.
When lead photographer Dominique Comerie brought up the idea of a movie poster to bride Natalie, she was a little skeptical at first. But when she brought the idea home to her now-husband Michael, he got the bride onboard. “His family is from Nigeria and my family is from here so it just made sense,” Natalie tells Brides. It also didn't hurt that her hubby is a huge Marvel fan. “It came out better than I imagined.”
The poster was created from photos taken from the actual wedding on March 10, where Natalie and Michael said I do in front of just 60 wedding guests with the beautiful beach as their backdrop. But despite the intimate vibe of their actual wedding day, their Black Panther wedding poster is bigger than they could've imagined, garnering plenty of media attention. “We always try go viral with our work,” says Winston Delawar, owner of Suzanne Delawar Studios.
In addition to shooting stunning celebrity weddings like that of Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade and Kevin and Eniko Hart, the photo studio has also shot viral wedding-day mannequin challenges and a surprise ceremony with Rapper Lil Dicky. Although this Wakanda wedding is a first, hopefully it won't be the last. (Give us that sequel!)