A mutual friend who had known both Bolarin Biobaku and Olushile Okunowo for several years thought they “might get along” so she introduced them…she was so right! From that simple connection, their relationship progressed as they developed a loving bond. After a fabulously romantic proposal, Bolarin and Shile were blessed as they solemnized their love during their wedding at the Cathedral Church of Christ in Marina, Lagos on Saturday 11th June 2011.
You could feel the love in the air as Bolarin walked down the aisle accompanied by her father. In her exquisitely beaded ivory wedding dress with a cathedral length train and intricately embellished veil, Bolarin looked breathtaking! Shile was dapper in his blue 3-piece suit while their bridesmaids and groomsmen complemented the couple in royal blue dresses and grey suits respectively.
As they said their vows, Bolarin & Shile pledged their love, support and commitment to each other as their family and friends supported them with songs of joy and prayer. Their inspiring church ceremony was followed by a glamorous reception in a beautiful marquee at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos.
Bolarin and Shile rocked the day with their close friends and family as everyone present enjoyed lots of treats and drinks plus the amazing performances from stars including Dr. SID and D’Prince. There were so many special moments at Bolarin and Shile’s reception including Shile’s cake surprise orchestrated by Bolarin and the moment when the mutual friend who introduced the newlyweds gave the toast at the reception. The highlight was definitely the bond between the couple as they danced and smiled brightly all night.
BN wishes Bolarin and Olushile a blessed and happy life together. May each day bring new divine blessings and joy!
Bride’s Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier – Giada – Website
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Phunk Afrique – Website
Traditional Wedding Venue: Lagoon Banquet Hall
White Wedding Reception Venue: Main Bowl, Tafawa Balewa Square
Traditional Wedding Cake: Cakes by Tosan – Website
White Wedding Cake: Flest Celebration Cakes
White Wedding Decor: Yvent Couture
Traditional Wedding Makeup: Banke Meshida-Lawal for BMPro – Website
White Wedding Makeup: Funmi Irantiola for Abeke Makeovers – Website
Traditional Wedding Coordinator: Funke Bucknor-Obruthe for Zapphaire Events – Website
White Wedding Coordinator: Yewande Zaccheaus for Eventful – Website
Yemi Royal Photography
Shollots Studios – Website