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Celebrating Love in Style: Lola Abiodun & Tosin Ashafa Wed



lola-abiodun-tosin-ashafa-wedding-bella-naija370Designer Lola Abiodun and her beau Tosin Ashafa made it official on the 16th of May 2009.

The couple celebrated their special day amongst friends and family in style. Indeed, it was a grand occasion at the Tafawa Balewa Square venue as the red, white and black themed wedding was very much a celebration of love.

The bride went for the classic yet stunning look in a strapless all-lace wedding gown with her hair in coquettish curls embellished with a bewelled hair piece complemented by her bouquet of red roses. The groom Tosin was dapper in a modern grey suit with a white shirt and red tie. The 22 bridesmaids bucked convention as they were dressed in long black one-shoulder fishtail dresses while the maid of honour was dressed a silver dress, all by the bride’s label – Peridot & Ruby.

The oldies were served up entertainment by Ebenezer Obey while D’Banj thrilled everyone both young and old as he performed ‘Fall in Love’ for the newlyweds. It was a fun day as the thousands of guests danced and were caught up in the romance and euphoria of the wedding.

We at BN are wishing the couple a blessed and fruitful marriage.



The bride and her dad journey down the aisle


With this ring....


I thee wed



The families savour the joyous moments


D'Banj serenades Lola & Tosin

Traditional Engagement

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  1. Yinka

    May 20, 2009 at 1:12 am

    Heard about this wedding!! Very nice and classy… it!

  2. mee

    May 20, 2009 at 2:02 am

    she sure made d weddin different….black dress for her bridemaids
    …hmmm…newayz wishin u both long life n happiness…lovely pictures

  3. nenea

    May 20, 2009 at 3:00 am

    Wow…this is one large bridal party!

  4. Elle Woods

    May 20, 2009 at 3:13 am

    Oh wow…lovely wedding. I love the black bridesmaids dresses. Congrats to the couple.

  5. Dee

    May 20, 2009 at 3:20 am

    aww.. how lovely!

  6. Odie

    May 20, 2009 at 3:44 am

    Having dbanj and banky at my wedding will be just too lovely. Anyway, thats if I am not marrying, banky. lol

  7. Affi

    May 20, 2009 at 4:01 am

    Congratulations to the newlyweds.

    I pray to God their marriage is full of nothing but Peace n LOVE!!

    Congrats again!!

  8. aosgrl

    May 20, 2009 at 4:54 am

    fade and Bella please post vendor list ASAP! Gorgeous wedding! Gorgeous Bridal Party. Person no go fear to marry in naija again 😀

  9. Nneka

    May 20, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Aww, a great pair!Gosh i do have to wonder how she managed a train that long!
    The set up’s nice. Please share the name of the vendor
    Congrats to u both…and to your proud folks and friends!

  10. Ogo

    May 20, 2009 at 8:29 am

    I pray so too…Congratulations to them..

  11. dunny

    May 20, 2009 at 11:06 am

    this wedding is awesome………………

  12. waffarian

    May 20, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Awwwwwwwwwwww! Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! Congratulations to the couple.

  13. Dude

    May 20, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Chei, so Tosin is officially off the market, sha. It is well, he picked a good woman. May God bless their union.

  14. binti

    May 20, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Do you know where they got those chairs from?never seen them in naija…as the others said…share the vendors

  15. Lamide

    May 20, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    So classy, so fun, GREAT couple, just all around FABNESS!!! Love you guys 🙂

  16. Zenna

    May 20, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    the wedding looked to perfect and flawless…see why my mom was saying

  17. mary

    May 20, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Beautiful and looks like they had so much fun! but I wonder how she managed such a large bridal party

  18. Uzo

    May 20, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Aww…na wah..I remember these guys from school…And look at Wale looking so cool. Good luck to them….

  19. Bee

    May 20, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Awwwhhh my boo looks beautiful! and it was a fantastic wedding too. The black dresses shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone, its called “THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX AND TESTING BOUNDARIES!”

  20. Ruki

    May 20, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Awww what a lovely wedding! Congrats to the couple, I wish them all the happiness of married life.

    I too would like details of their vendors! 😉

  21. Nkem

    May 20, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Very nice! Best of luck to them!

  22. Missy

    May 20, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    The wedding looks so clean. I’m impressed. Beautiful!

  23. Sarah

    May 20, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    The P is massive!!!!!! This was such a beautiful wedding!!!!! Congratulations to the couple!

  24. BiafranPrincess

    May 20, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Lovely! lovely! lovely! I like how they used black for a change contrasting with the bride’s white (singles and married… If u apply pschology 101 to their thematic choice, it says a lot of good things about them…lol). For example: You can tell right away that she’s really an original and he appreciates what he’s got. Never seen it b4 and me likes……Happy and blessed married life to them both!

  25. LB

    May 20, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Really nice concept….. Red,black & white. Only Lowlabunnie could have pulled this off. Then i see peeps asking about vendors….. May the Almighty bless their union. Amen!

  26. Sola

    May 20, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    I love the theme… not surprised though that it’s coming from Lola.

  27. beautiful iris

    May 20, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    happy married lola..faaaaaaaaaaaaaab wedding.

  28. chee

    May 20, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    The black dresses were different and very classy 3 thumbs up!! beautiful weding. Looks like they had a blast.

  29. Arieta

    May 20, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    My old roommate Lola, doesnt she look stunning guys? Gorgeous….then again, i didnt expect nothing less. Congrats Bunnie.x

  30. bimbo

    May 21, 2009 at 12:19 am

    i was at this wedding and i have to admit…. it was very classy and well organised, vintage rose was flowing like water,everyone had a blast…wish them a happy married life

  31. Tessy

    May 21, 2009 at 7:47 am

    This wedding looks better on Bellanaija than it did in that cheesy encomium magazine. Love the black dresses, it’s your wedding, rock it your style…

  32. temi

    May 21, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    can’t get over their body language!! they’re sooooo in love!!!! oh my 🙂 precious!!! stunning, STUNNING wedding!

    p.s. did she make her dress? what was the wedding like for those of us who missed out? lol. lots of dancing?

  33. Ifeoma

    May 22, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    The wedding, i must say was perfect, from d engagement to d white wedding. its was fun all d way…………. wish them a fruitful life together.

  34. stockholmsyndromenot

    May 22, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    He de fine oh!

  35. Oyetayo

    May 24, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    U can say dat again d weddin was fabulous.cheers 2 d new ASHAFA’S

  36. chocolatedaizzo

    May 24, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Faboulous….I will like to know who the wedding planners details…pls

  37. Cici

    May 25, 2009 at 9:28 am

    One of the best wedding pictures i have seen. I’ve never seen bridemaids look this good in black dresses. I love the simplicity yet classy. The bride looks elegant and sophisticated, and the groom looks dapper in his suit. Everything just looks flawless.

    @best man, why is he not smiling, don’t worry your day will come

  38. Dooshima

    May 25, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    in the words of Kimora Lee..Fabulousity definitely Maintained here!!lovely & i wish the couple a very happy Married life!!

  39. N.I. Vixen

    May 25, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Congrats to them!! everyone one looks stunning!! the Bride’s dress was amazing and yet very classic, i loved the groom’s suit, it wasn’t the typical black or white, unique!! the bridemaids were gorgeous and so was the grooms men.

  40. AmmaMama

    May 25, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    lolol at the last part of your comment

  41. AmmaMama

    May 25, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    That is a HUUUUGE wedding party..WOW

  42. Lamide

    May 27, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    @ Temi: Sheeeeeeeettttttt….LOTS of dancing! The couple danced tirelessly, there was even a limbo at some point, and the electric slide…man! It was just fabulous 🙂

  43. AnyaPosh

    May 27, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Oh wow,.. they had a HUGE wedding party! That’s quite FABULOUS. My ex-bf is friend’s with Tosin. What a small world.

  44. AnyaPosh

    May 28, 2009 at 12:04 am

    wow…exactly what I was just thinking!

  45. lol!

    May 28, 2009 at 10:37 am

    omo mehn…ppl sha like to claim sha…ur comment is so hilarious!!!..jus hear urself…ur “ex-bf”….i must identify!..its not by force oh!…dats jus too much info….nobody cares…as it dosnt affect oil prices…get a life…sheesh!!!

  46. Lh

    May 28, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    beautiful wedding…just bn going thru the pics again and again.

  47. Ronke Shorungbe

    May 28, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    I love the colors….. that was a very bold step they made for a nija weddn. My mother would hv been like black n red. No! i wont let u wear that. but i look this concept. beautiful weddn, beautful weddn. congrtas

  48. just saying

    June 1, 2009 at 10:33 am

    lovely lovely wedding, but after all is said and done,it’s the marriage that is one thing,making the marriage work is another story entirely.
    ~God bless~

  49. Lake Lee

    June 5, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Congrats to the Ashafas. Tosin was my classmate at ABC nurseryland Ikeja(1991 set), was quite naughty but very popular and down to earth. Wow! how time flies….see small Tosin oh lol. God bless their union!

  50. omotayo majiyagbe

    June 8, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    wow what a lovely combination
    you guys are perfect match
    happy married life

  51. lady tee

    August 16, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    nice colour concepts

  52. Chiangel

    September 2, 2009 at 1:41 am

    I love the wedding cake. I love the photo in which her bride’s maids are chatting her up and she’s leaning against the table. Classic. Nice wedding. Very different. All the best to the couple.

  53. Aibee

    March 9, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    I looooooove the brides dress. OMG, its beautiful. I’d love to wear something like this when I walk down the aisle. its elegant without being fussy. I always wanted a dress without a train but which looked sexy without being slutty. this fits all my expectations. hope she wouldn’t mind doin a replica for me when my time comes.
    lovely wedding, and the colours are just ‘unique’.
    BN, u mentioned the bride designed her dress herself. how can I get her contact details- pleeeaaase.

  54. tito coobman

    July 20, 2010 at 1:08 am

    More grease to Bella Naija’s elbow for the excellent reportage of the wedding. I am also proud of the couple. They look gorgeous. I wish them eternal and blissful married life.

  55. temi

    October 22, 2010 at 12:43 am


  56. fyi

    April 3, 2011 at 3:29 am

    The first platinum wedding on bella naija that caught my eye!!!

  57. Tomori

    April 23, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    I pray that God bless their union!. amen

  58. Shamiso

    July 3, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    this is so nice, pliz help people, did she wear a lace on top of the gown at the beginning

  59. Twain

    August 14, 2011 at 10:36 am

    @Shamiso, yeah she wore a plain lace top on the dress for the ceremony. And pulled it off to reveal the strapless for the reception.

  60. amuzat fatai

    July 30, 2012 at 6:55 am

    yeah she wore a plain lace top on the dress for the ceremony. And pulled it off to reveal the strapless for the reception.

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