Some search all around the world for love, while others are pleasantly surprised to find it…just around the corner! Oyinkansola Ogundipe and Oluwadare Famuyide met years ago while they were neighbours in Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja, Lagos. One day, he gave her a ride home from her university; from that point, they connected and their friendship soon grew into a relationship.
After six years of dating, Oyinkan suspected that a proposal was in the horizon especially after Dare got her to try on a ring tester for size but he still surprised her with a magical proposal a year later. One day, he called her up and invited her out for a romantic dinner. While they were in the restaurant, Dare whipped out a stunning ring and asked his love, Oyinkan to be his wife! Oyinkan describes this moment as “absolutely amazing“!…You know she said YES.
On the 14th of January 2012, Oyinkan and Dare committed to share their lives, together in holy matrimony. Oyinkan was a stunning bride in her gorgeous custom-made ivory mermaid dress with hand embroidered three quarter sleeves and a corseted bodice bedazzled with Swarovski crystals. For her walk down the aisle and vows, Oyinkan completed her bridal look with a lace-edged tulle cathedral length veil while Dare was handsome in a bespoke grey suit. After their sweet “I Dos”, the couple moved on to the reception which was vibrantly decorated in bold red hues! The bridesmaids, flowers and guests in their aso-ebi also infused this signature colour into their looks. The bride wasn’t left out as she clutched her red bouquet and added a hidden touch of red via the soles of her glittery Louboutins.
It was all fun at the reception with a surprise performance by superstar Wande Coal and lots more!
BN wishes Oyinkan and Dare a blessed life together, forever as one!
~ Photography by Ade Plumptre – http://www.adeplumptre.org/
Traditional Engagement – 12th January 2012
White Wedding – 14th January 2012
Traditional Engagement – Multipurpose Hall, University of Lagos
White Wedding Reception – KFA Events Center, Lekki
Wedding Theme: Glam!
Bride’s Wedding Dress: Addax Bridal, Dubai
Groom’s Suit: Saville Row Co., London
Bride’s Reception Dress: Maggie Sottero
Bride’s Feathered Fascinator: Ene Maya Lawani
Bridesmaids Dresses: House of Divas
Bridesmaids Hairpieces: Ene Maya Lawani
Decor: Rostal Flowers
Wedding Coordination: Zapphaire Events
Bride’s Makeup: Banke Meshida-Lawal for BM|Pro
Bride’s Hair: BM|Pro
Bridal Party Hair/Makeup: Daniel’s Place | BM|Pro
Music Band – Traditional Engagement: Queen Ayo Balogun
Music Band – White Wedding: Shuga Band
Cakes: Celebration Cakes
Small Chops: Saheeto | Zest
Cocktails: Heavenly Treats | Elle’s Ice box
Dessert: Ooh La La
Wedding Photography: Ade Plumptre
Wedding Videography: Fab Weddings
Additional Photography: CPL Photographers