Nollywood superstar, Ini Edo & businessman, Phillip Ehiagwina
Lovebirds Ini & Phillip’s love story began a few years ago when they met during one of Phillip’s visits to Nigeria and in his words, ‘It was simply love at first sight’. The couple began dating and maintained a long-distance transcontinental relationship peppered with numerous visits back and forth between the US and Nigeria before finally deciding to tie the knot. In November 2008, they celebrated their traditional wedding ceremony in Ini’s hometown. With all the tabloid speculation, trails & tribulations, one thing remained constant and that was the couple’s dedication and commitment to their relationship which has now culminated in their white wedding ceremony.
Ini & Phillip chose to celebrate their white wedding in the homebase of the groom – Houston, Texas, USA. On Saturday, 28th of February 2009, Ini & Phillip walked down the aisle. It was a serene and joy-filled ceremony as the couple swapped vows amid tears of happiness and cheers from their close family and friends. Ini looked beautiful in a strapless multi-tiered crystal embellished lace wedding gown accentuated by her pearl earrings and bracelets while Phillip stuck to a traditional black suit with a matching tie.
The reception was an opportunity for the couple to truly celebrate! Guests including Ini’s close friend and colleague, Oge Okoye and prominent Lagos lawyer, Festus Keyamo flew in for the ceremony. As they danced their way around the packed reception venue, there was no shortage of well wishers singing and felicitating with the newly married couple.
Photo Credit: Segun Gele