BellaNaija Weddings brought you the first photos and first look at the official wedding video for Nollywood superstar Stephanie Okereke and Linus Idahosa‘s fairytale wedding which took place on the 21st of April 2012 at the Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay located in the Chevreuse valley in the Rambouillet state-owned forest, just outside Paris, France.
You’ve seen the twitpics, you’ve seen the video but you know we just had to give Stephanie and Linus the complete the BN Weddings experience!
Let’s start with the proposal! Linus proposed to Stephanie on her birthday in October 2010. He reportedly told her “…Marry me and be the mother of my children. I love you.” So sweet!
The couple spent the next 15 months planning their wedding with the help of Paris-based wedding planners, Fete in France. Their wedding weekend started with a luxe pre-wedding boat cruise with close friends and family in attendance.
Stephanie selected her dream dress “Euterpe” from the 2012 Elie by Elie Saab collection, the Lebanese Couturier’s line for Pronovias. She completed her bridal look with a cathedral length lace veil, sparkly Mui Miu shoes, a dainty tiara and a bouquet of cascading orchids. Linus was reminiscent of French royalty in his white ensemble. Stephanie and Linus’ wedding was beyond beautiful! Fireworks, roses, candlelight, couture and love! Every single element was amazing. We love, love, love!
BN wishes Stephanie and Linus all the very best in their journey as husband and wife. May each day be blessed and filled with favour.
In case you missed it, Stephanie has launched a new lifestyle site - www.stephaniedaily.com
~ Photos by Ian Holmes Photography
Photography: Ian Holmes Photography
Wedding Venue: Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay
Wedding Planning: Fête in France
Hair: Nicole Permbrook
Makeup: Cecile Nida Nida
Wedding Cake: Sugarplum Cake Shop
Cinematographer: Studio Artifice
Second Photographer: Catherine O’Hara
Assistant Photographer: Jerome Treizexactly
Stephanie Okereke Official PR: Yetunde Taiwo for Icy PR