BellaNaija Weddings is elated to present the first wedding in our BN Spectacular Weddings series! Today we bring you Njideka and Uzoma‘s glamorous white wedding in Abuja and grand traditional wedding at the bride’s family country home in Rivers State.
The beautiful bride Njideka and dashing groom Uzoma grew up together and are both lawyers, so it’s no wonder they look so at ease and their chemistry sparks throughout their stunning days. The childhood friends started dating last year, before the proposal where “He got down on one knee, made a long speech about us spending the rest of our lives together,” says Njay – “I started jumping around like a crazy person.”
Njay and Uzoma’s traditional wedding – on the 1st of June 2013 was so rich in both colours and customs. The hall was adorned with gold draping, while Njay wore a stunning gold beaded long sleeve gown with a jaw dropping train that looked delectable at all angles, before she changed into her something blue - a statement shoulder top with jewel encrusted george and ichafu to match. Uzoma looked regal in his coral beads – matching with his belle bride, and accessorized with white kaftan with a gold kerchief and matching cap.
A week later the couple said “I Do” according to Catholic marriage rites, where the beautiful bride was reminiscent of royalty as she walked down the aisle in a classically show-stopping delicate lace and precious-stone adorned Elie by Elie Saab wedding dress with a unique bateau and shawl neckline crowned with an embroidered cathedral length veil, with her father proudly by her side in his traditional attire – this was definitely one of the highlights of Njay and Uzoma’s memorable day. The handsome groom wore a grey bespoke morning suit with a red tie for a fun pop of colour, he looked every bit a gentleman. After the ceremony, it was celebration galore at the reception with their nearest and dearest. This was a truly blinged out affair – from the couple’s metallic sweet heart table to the sparkly gold and silver sequin aso-ebi worn by guests. Everyone rocked to the live performances from May-D, Banky W and Naeto C while they enjoyed scrumptious food, drinks and other treats till the very end.
BN Weddings wishes Njideka and Uzoma all the joyous blessings of marriage!
Traditional Wedding: Bride’s Family Home, Rivers State
Church: Holy Trinity, Maitama, Abuja
Wedding Reception: International Conference Hall, Abuja
Wedding Dress: Elie by Elie Saab
Groom’s Suit: Thom Sweeney Bespoke
Bride’s Wedding and Traditional Engagement Makeup: Mamza Beauty – Instagram
Bride’s White Wedding Hair: BM|Pro – Facebook
Bride’s Nails: The Nail Bar – Facebook
Bridesmaids Dresses: Dzyn Couture – www.dzyn.com.ng
Bridesmaids’ Makeup: BM|Pro
Aso-Ebi: Kwamuhle Fabrics – Instagram
Bride’s Traditional Outfits: Hudayya Couture
Event Coordinators: IAB Events by Sara Bello
Wedding Cakes: Cakes by Tosan – Facebook
Food: Astoria Catering
Small Chops: Gwen Akogun and Saheeto
Fresh Flowers/Orchid Bouquet: Lily Concepts
Traditional Decor: LB Events
White Wedding Decor: Victoria F
Drinks:Cocktails In and Out & Meezra Cocktails
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