Love Inspires: Ronke Olawande & Gideon Tunde Odushola Wed

Ronke & Gideon Wedding Bella Naija019Love & Romance was indeed a fitting theme for the beautiful wedding of Ronke Olawande and Gideon Odushola. The couple met at university while they were both studying chemical engineering and became best of friends. Friendship blossomed into a deeper bond and in 2005 – the couple got engaged. Ronke and Gideon immediately got into wedding planning mode and had their official family introduction in June 2006 with a wedding date set for sometime in 2007. Sadly tragedy struck as the groom’s sister passed away in October 2006. It was a devastating period for the couple as they were both very close to her.
In 2008, the couple finally summoned courage and resumed wedding plans yet again in 2008, with the full support of family and friends who travelled from all over the world to share their special day with them.
On the 27th of June 2009, all was set for Ronke and Gideon to celebrate their love which had sustained them through thick and thin! The Church of England, St Marylebone’s Parish was the venue for the religious blessing while The Porchester in Bayswater was the site for the reception. The colours of the day were red (the bride’s favourite colour) and white with a touch of gold. At the reception, you could fully experience the beauty of the theme and colours;  centrepieces were martini tall vases filled with red flowers surrounded with red rose petals and candles – the stage was set up with a starlight back drop and black, white and red dance floor…it was all so magical. The bride looked beyond stunning in a unique Grecian inspired masterpiece by Yemi Osunkoya of Kosibah while the groom was all smiles as he looked dapper in a bespoke 3 piece suit complemented with a bold red tie.  Their day was filled with fun, laughter and joy as the couple, their families and their guests danced and celebrated. The guests were even in for a special treat as they were thrilled by the bride’s dad special dancemoves to ‘Ijoya’ during the father/daughter dance. Truly a stunning celebration of love. We are wishing Ronke and Gideon a blessed and happy life together!
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78 Comments on Love Inspires: Ronke Olawande & Gideon Tunde Odushola Wed
  • Gbo Gbo Bigz Girls September 30, 2009 at 11:09 am


  • bukky September 30, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    I love her dress…..they look good together….I wish them all the best

  • elmo September 30, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    BE-U-TI-FUL!!! amazing dress too!

  • Maddy Hale September 30, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Dang! What a veil! What a lovely dress! and church and couple

  • TY September 30, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    i love her wedding gown!!!!!!!!!!! its so nice.

  • Dorah September 30, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Nice dress and wedding. Congrats to them!

  • Bola September 30, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    absolutely gorgeous dress

  • seun September 30, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    oh my God,the wedding dress looks smashing on the bride,fits her frame,what else?

  • shelly September 30, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    i love her dress so pretty…….

  • nike September 30, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Her dress is STUNNING!!!! Love it!
    Congrats, wish you guys the best!

  • Edowa September 30, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Very nice couple and wedding.Wishing them married bliss.

  • Anya September 30, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    She wore a lovely dress & her hair looked gorgeous!! And that red bouquet was the icing on the cake for me. Beautiful couple.

  • Bellsb September 30, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Bride looked absolutely gorgeous..I love love love the bouquet! and the veil..My God… God bless ur union..

  • Ronnie G September 30, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Wow! Ronke Olawande!….Amazing dress!!

  • beautiful iris September 30, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Wedding dress by Kosibah…I expect nothing less.Yemi is a fantastic coutourist.

  • mary September 30, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    lovely i just love it congrats girl

  • bonike83 September 30, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    absolutely gorgeous…….

  • Lady A September 30, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    The dress is smokin!

  • onome September 30, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Now that’s a damn wedding dress…

  • Aisha Lawal September 30, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    I love her dress! So classy and gorgeous…her veil too is my dream veil as well as my sis’s!

  • Annie September 30, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    The dress is absolutely GORGEOUS and so is the bride. I love the white and splash of red theme.

    Yemi’s dresses are wonderful.

  • Nma September 30, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    The bride is gorgeousssss! Chai!
    This is my third time viewing their pics and i still can’t get over how absolutely breath-taking her dress is! And the veil just sealed the deal! I am not a red person but that bouquet absolutely compliments the whole outfit well…wow!

    Kosibah, u must and sure will design my wedding dress/veil! You defo know how to work with a woman’s curves…all ur dresses: breath-taking!

  • silva September 30, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    i loooooooooove the dresss!!!!! and d cake!!!!!! sooo lovely!!!!! wish u all d best…..

  • Maria September 30, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Beautiful Dress. Looks like a Kosibah creation. It has the signature look.

  • eme September 30, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    wish you the best.

  • A.A September 30, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    who is the bride (is she famous or something) and what are their website address.

    It always helps when you area looking at a couple and they are both stunningly beautiful, – u dont get too many of that. IT IS ALWAYS “EITHER”, “OR” – OR “NONE” :lol:, hardly do you get both bride and group looking stunning and beautiful/handsome (except maybe chioma and akolisa).

    This bride is a pretty gorgeous bride and the groom is handsome.

    Lovely simple dress. Nice wedding. I need their website

  • Adesua September 30, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    yemi you are truly fantastic…i love this dress and the veil is breath taking……

  • Opeyemi September 30, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    It is a Kosibah Creation

  • Nice Anon September 30, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Beautiful dress and i love that mantilla veil.

  • Miss B September 30, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    love that dress, the detail in the veil is simple and elegant. When I get married, forget Vera Wang! I’m gettin me a Kosibah gown.

  • Miss B October 1, 2009 at 12:02 am

    That wedding gown is so beautiful and the detail in the veil trail is simply classic. When God Blesses me with a husband and we start to plan the big day . . . . . . I’m having a Kosibah bridal gown all of my very own fo sho! It’s the only way!

  • jide October 1, 2009 at 2:28 am

    Great work as usual by the House of Kosibah!!!

  • ladi October 1, 2009 at 3:10 am

    Same here, I love this! Wedding was definitely amazing, I hope the marriage remains this gorge.

    Kosibah, I hope I can afford y’all then!

  • tatafo! October 1, 2009 at 3:13 am

    na wa oh, all those people showed up for the church wedding? they really are loved!

  • FirstIWantToDanceWithYouPere October 1, 2009 at 4:01 am

    i just looked at that dress again and it is freaking gorgeous!!men it compliments her figure tooo much…as in…is like, OUCH!!!!

  • Gee October 1, 2009 at 5:49 am

    why wona dey talk about dress forget the girl? oh my gosh.. i have never seen a girl dat curvy.. beautiful girl. beautiful shape, beautiful wedding and most of all gorgeous dress… goodluck in ur marrried life girl… we dey come for ur back……

  • Cici October 1, 2009 at 6:24 am

    Her dress, the veil, the red bouquet is breathtaking. Now I know how I want my wedding dress to be. I had it in my head but didn’t know how it will look, and now I know. She’s beautiful.

  • Mio October 1, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Oh wow, simply beautiful. A very romantic looking/feeling wedding with the red undernotes. The dress a la Kosibah is elegance defined and the church was packed to the rafters. They even had Canon Ben Enwuchola presiding….what a blessed couple – I hope they look after and love each other. Reception, cake what a lovely memory their wedding will be!

  • Xos October 1, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    You’ve never seen a girl that curvy, where are u from? There are some people who have more curves than what she has. She’s a beautiful woman though and i love her dress. Keep your eyes off those curves man this woman has a husband. lol

  • Suzanna Efiok October 1, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    This lady has got to be the MOST BEAUTIFUL bride I have seen on BN! She was absolutely stunning in her dress, hair and makeup were kept simple which highlighted her beauty. And her smile just sparkled! She reminded me of Leila Ali. That is one lucky bobo!

  • Moi October 1, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    The bride looks so beautiful, such a cute couple 🙂

  • Iya October 1, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    i love the dress, it absolutely gorgeous and breathtaking, check out that waist. Best dress ever on BN

  • silkywave October 1, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Very nice!!!! Absolutely loving it:D

  • weddings October 1, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Wow, what a beautiful bride. I love her dress!

  • laurette October 1, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    a very beautiful bride. the dress is extremely gorgeous and suits her well.. i wish them all the best in jesus name…

  • efelicious October 1, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    d bride’s dress is sooo elegant…cute couple

  • aDa October 2, 2009 at 4:31 am


  • cgh October 2, 2009 at 6:27 am

    Best dress so far on BN.

  • Woman Scorned October 2, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Beautiful!!!!!!! The bride looks stunning. Pls who did your makeup? Dress is awesome too.

  • tele October 2, 2009 at 10:47 am

    breathtaking dress …wao,may the Lord bless their union with godly fruits,

  • jaybee October 2, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    God bless their union,this is exactly the weddn gown i want!veil included,lol,its so beautiful,guess its by kosibah creations

  • Buttermint October 2, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    wow…so i concur with other 50 people…Great Dress…wow..I lurrrvvvsss it!!!!….now this is what a wedding dress should look like:) very chic

  • Just saying October 2, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    totally disagree…. there have been nicer dresses on bella, but her dress is fab though.

  • bbr October 2, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    wow! look at the good match– Groom with Red tie,Bride with her beautiful Red Rose. Checkout the maids of honor wit cute flower brides. I gbaun d color Combinations.

  • bbf October 2, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Great Combination——–From the Groom’s tie, Bride’s dress/rose down to the little bride. i enjoy the color match. Gorgeous

  • Bamidele October 3, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    AWWWWW>>. traditional owanmbe with class all the way in the uk? Great stunt well pulled off.

  • diva October 4, 2009 at 9:04 am

    the bride is looks rily gud. love her arms.

  • me. October 4, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    I want to cry… I love her dress, her shape, her cake… infact I love her.

  • me. October 4, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    may God bless their union

  • felicia October 5, 2009 at 6:39 am

    very beautiful. i like the wedding dress and the red rose.

    congratulation.eyin iyawo ko ni mo eni o.

  • Chydee October 5, 2009 at 11:31 am

    The bribe is gorgeous. Happy married life to them.

  • felicia October 5, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    beautiful wedding gown… the colour combination(red rose and white)

  • Cheeks October 6, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Absolutely stunning!!! Loving the bride’s 50’s hair with a comtemporary flare….nice!

  • mimi October 6, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    How much do kosibah wedding dresses cost?I’d really love to get one but if its too expensive I’ll just have to kiss that dream goodbye!

  • bless October 7, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    i love her wedding gown

  • Jo October 7, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Th dress breathtaking and the bride looks stunning in it

  • Catherine October 8, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Waoh, the bride’s hair do is simply classic and wonderful

  • Bambie October 8, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    wow! lovely couple,especially the bride,she looks like someone who stepped out of a fairy’s also good to know that their foundation is built on of years ahead.

  • jolo October 9, 2009 at 5:10 am

    THat dresss…OMG!!! I want!

  • O.A.E October 9, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    I loveeeee the dress and the hair style

  • Purpliecious babe October 14, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Absolutly stunning. love d wedding dress.

  • dee October 20, 2009 at 4:56 am

    Good lord, this babes dress and hair do is absolutely classic!! She looks stunning……

  • fashion critique November 15, 2009 at 8:01 am

    Amazing Amazing dress

  • Funke Lasekan December 29, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    I love this I love this……simple and yet beautiful.

  • dorothy September 14, 2010 at 2:14 am

    her dress is damnnnnnnnnnnnnn gorgeous, dats all there is to say…thumbs up to kosibah….never disappoints.

  • Nomy December 19, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Speechless! That bride looks divine!

  • victor January 20, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    it is me victor tope,s boy from nigeria this my num .0708148449.

  • dee April 13, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    perfect dress! just for ronky

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