A Love That’s Meant To Be: Ify Osadebay & Emmanuel Dumuje Wed

Some say that love is destined. That there is “the one” who was made and chosen for you and just you. From Ify Osadebay & Emmanuel Dumuje‘s beautiful love story, we are inspired to believe. They had known each other for over 20 years, as family friends, they had fond childhood memories of each other but it was just that. After not seeing each other for 14 years, the couple met again in December 2007. This time, they were all grown up and things were very different. After a few months, they started dating and soon, they both knew that it was special and when Emmanuel popped the question, it was official – Ify & Emmanuel were destined to spend the rest of their lives together.
The couple celebrated their  traditional wedding in Asaba and then on the 12th of September 2009 in the presence of friends and family, they walked down the aisle and said their holy vows. Ify was glowing and so beautiful in her swarovski crystal embellished silk chiffon and tulle couture wedding dress accessorized with diamond jewelery and a festive pearl adorned red rose bouquet. Emmanuel was simply dapper in his black suit paired with a gold tie and red boutonniere. Ify’s bridesmaids were pretty in knee-length golden bronze dresses while the groomsmen were in black suits. Ify & Emmanuel’s reception was held at the Welcome Centre where they and their guests enjoyed a fabulous day filled with lots of romantic moments, music and festivity.
BN wishes Ify & Emmanuel a beautiful, blessed and joy-filled life together.
White Wedding

Traditional Wedding

83 Comments on A Love That’s Meant To Be: Ify Osadebay & Emmanuel Dumuje Wed
  • yemi May 5, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Beautiful…God bless your union.

  • Missy1 May 5, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    This is so lovely. Wishing them a wonderful married life.

  • Joy May 5, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    that’s a lovely story 😀

  • lola May 5, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    beautiful bride, beautiful groom, beautiful wedding!!!!!

  • Oremi May 5, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    MEEEN! is all i can say!

  • kayhetch May 5, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    What a beautiful couple! The Bride is breath taking.. One of the best dresses ever! Amazing colours.. make up on point!!!.. Beautifullllllllllllllllllll.. God bless your marriage and home ! Amen.

  • Funmi May 5, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Most beautiful couple i seen since 2008 Chioma and Akolisa- I love couples where both bride and groom are both gorgeous, I can just imagine those cute lil babies right now

  • i-said May 5, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    flawless skin oooo! see the bride’s flawless skin…

  • Funmi May 5, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    By the way is Ify from “Imo State” – Gosh those girls (many of them i have seen) are hella pretty.
    If i was man i will go and live there just to find a bride there – they are
    just too gorgeous for words – they smooth skin is like buttermilk. Flawless

  • ashley May 5, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    u guys know this chick was the girl in i.k dairo’s salome video. she looks gud with an amazing skin. good luck to her

  • moila May 5, 2010 at 9:09 pm


  • Jade82 May 5, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Awwwwwwwww…they are so cute together…
    God bless there UNION…AMEN!!
    The bride too fyne…God bless u Ify…

    @ Funmi i agree…Chioma and Akolisa too fyne. I couldn’t get enough from their wedding site….she was my Senior in skool in FGGC Benin..

  • Funmi May 5, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    bella is that all we going to get – we want details of who did what?
    makeup, decor, cake, dress etc etc.

  • Jummy May 5, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Really beautiful wedding and the couple is very attractive.

  • isioma May 5, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    yes ooooo ibo delta’s we’re breath taking….isioma

  • Asake-Okin
    Qees May 5, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Wow, this is a beautiful couple, the bride is very pretty….

  • Kay May 5, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    OMG that dress is stunning! i cant get over it! very very pretty couple!

  • sco sco May 5, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Damn! The Bride is just gorgeous! The groom is fine too! YES! this is match made in heaven

  • teablinks May 5, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Awwww simply lovely… ALL DA BEST

  • shir May 5, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Happy married life. wht God has joined together!!!

  • konnie May 5, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    beautiful couple. God bless and protect you

  • didi May 6, 2010 at 12:01 am

    whoever did her makeup…WOW!!! Very fine couple too…May God bless this union

  • mike’s original May 6, 2010 at 1:14 am

    wow bella !! am getting addicted to your site !! everyday a beautiful surprise .. thanks gurl!!

  • Dorah May 6, 2010 at 1:40 am

    The bride’s dress is gorg! OMG! And her skin is perfecto!

  • Nma May 6, 2010 at 2:52 am

    nna menh…this is the finnest couple after Chioma and Akolisa. Igbo people can fine sha! I find it very interesting how delta people do their trad. Incorporating igbo (bride kneeling down and giving wine to hubby) and yoruba (covering bride’s face w/cloth). Interesting.

  • bimpe May 6, 2010 at 4:11 am

    I love the gown, the bride and groom are gorgeous, i wish my skin is like her’s very spotless. Wishing them a happy married life.

  • ose May 6, 2010 at 4:47 am

    The groom is handsome, the bride is beautiful. Like wow, their children are going to be gorgeous!!!

  • buttermint May 6, 2010 at 5:29 am

    Beautiful bride, beautiful dress, beautiful couple… i love it

  • africanqueen May 6, 2010 at 5:47 am

    beautiful couple and God bless the union!!!!!!!!!

  • Faith May 6, 2010 at 7:26 am

    The bride is so beautiful….I was blown away when I saw her, WOW

  • me May 6, 2010 at 8:43 am

    i just wonder where these pipo get there dresses they are really cute
    bella kindly advise.this was wholesome wish them God’s blessing now and in
    the future,till death do them apart.

  • pinky May 6, 2010 at 9:33 am

    The bride did her make-up herself… Now that’s talent….

  • BellaDuchess May 6, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Love is definately a beautiful thing and more so on such a lovely and handsome couple, sha, in all my time on Bella, this has been one consistency, Nothing but GOOD comments, ah ah, am very proud of you all, this is a beautiful couple and nothing do them. May your marriage be covered by the blood of jesus and I wish you all a long life, a full womb with healthy babies. You are both so beautiful sha and the whole ceremony was such a dream, to die for!!
    well done and God has already blessed this marriage, you met and the rest they say is history.

  • Foxtrot May 6, 2010 at 11:14 am


  • Simade May 6, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    My goodness! This is one gorgeous bride and groom. Tasteful wedding!! Wishing you marital bliss.

  • yemi May 6, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I am a fan of love,i love wedding stories.
    Beautiful bride ,beautiful wedding I must confess.Im wishing dem a wonderful marriage bliss IJN

  • Dimples May 6, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Breath taking!!!

  • Bisqo May 6, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    breathtaking, mouth dropping, show stopping, knocking em dead….. I love
    everything about this wedding! kudos to you too Bella for sharing … continue
    to shine your shine!

  • ij May 6, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    oh my gudness, the bride is just too beautiful ah ah!!! absolutely breathtaking.

  • tudbee May 7, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Lord have mercy…that is one hella fine chick. Buttersmooth skin too. Wishing them the very best.

  • kike May 7, 2010 at 9:15 am


  • osomelly May 7, 2010 at 11:03 am

    BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! *SIGH* the couple too too fyne! damn!!!!

  • osomelly May 7, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Abeg this is couple, this is wedding!!!! flawless!

  • mon avis May 7, 2010 at 11:50 am

    had to look at the 4th picture closely before I realised that was a little girl…….thought it was part of the wedding gown that would have just ruined it for me lol……..this is absolutely gorgeous wish them a blissful married life ahead…….

  • osomelly May 7, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    lol @ mon avis!! i had to check too. beautiful dress 🙂

  • reen May 7, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    well, d Bible consoles some of us with the verse “I am feafully and wonderfully made” otherwise this skin is heaven made. some pple seem to “have it all” in d looks department. i hope shes very beautiful inside cos at the end of the day, beauty is more than skin deep. i duff my hat for her raw beauty. Holy Moses!

  • Bisqo May 7, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Absolutely, positively, simply divine… I just had to comment again. May God
    bless your union, IJN. Amen.

  • Ego May 8, 2010 at 12:09 am

    This Couple is really,really,really,really,……………………..Cute!
    God bless your union,Amen.

  • Sonny May 8, 2010 at 2:04 am

    Very handsome couple wishing them a successful marriage and beautiful babies.

  • Anita May 8, 2010 at 11:43 am

    What a perfect looking couples in the depertment of good looks. The bride is breath taking with that flawless looking skin. i wonder why such a beautiful lady never contested for miss nigeria, or even miss universe for nigeria? if she had contested she would have brought the crown home for us. But i quess people like this donn’y often have the chance to get there despite they have what it takes. All the same girl you are beautifull, gougeous and elegant. And i wish you all the good things marritial life offers. donn’t wait to long oh before you start poping those beautiful looking babies.

  • fan of bella!! May 8, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    i met the bride at a wedding last saturday, i didnt know when i said to her “u are so beautiful”. i mean am a lady as well! she is truly flawless!!!

  • Chiangel May 8, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Asampete nwa oma. What a stunning bride and handsome bobo. I love this couple. Everything is just right and perfect. As soon as I saw the groom in his black n white traditional photo I screamed out “rude boy “. LOL!!!

  • Dina May 9, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    surely this bride has to be one of the most beautiful women in the world today! Nigerian women are stunning beauties- particularly those from Cross River, Kogi & Benue

  • silva May 9, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    mehn!!! what a beautiful couple… chai! wen is my day? lol… the bride is beautiful, di one nah real ‘omalichanwa’ or ‘eggovin’ lol….her skin is too much…
    i love the blouse she wore for her trad, d gold one…. God bless your union…

  • silva May 9, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    and her dress is unique… not the tubes everyone wears dis days… nt dat there’s nything wrong wiyh wearing a tube..

  • mama luv May 9, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    the bride is not only beautiful but breathtaken as well.i wish my skin is like hers.am proud of my delta sisters cos we’re wonderfully made.d groom is ‘úmmpwa.wishing them a blissfull married life.

  • Purpleiciousbabe May 9, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    This is absolutly beautiful… the bride is stunning n the guy seems like a pure gentleman
    I pray the almighty God will empower them with the skills to make their marriage perfect for each other…….. the wedding looks gorgeous…. well done guys.. I love the red concept and theme quite creative.

  • anon May 10, 2010 at 3:30 am

    Do they have a wedding website? If so, can someone please post the link.

  • Oddie May 10, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Beautiful people…have a blissful marriage!!!

  • fokasibe May 10, 2010 at 10:43 am

    This bride is way fine!!!!!!!! Groom abeg take care of her oooo!!! The groom too looks handsome so bride take care of him as well! May God bless you richly!

  • jaybee May 10, 2010 at 10:47 am

    too beautiful,oluwa ku ise

  • Aibee May 11, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Now this is the epitome of a beautiful couple. The bride is so pretty, I’m almost envious.lol. Her beauty came across in all the pictures- traditional wedding and church. She really is a beauty. I love her dress too and the choice of colours-red and gold- is really classy and tasteful. All the best in your union.

  • aiphy May 11, 2010 at 10:27 am


  • ijeoma May 11, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    the lady is a goddess….the guy is howttt….mehn u guys look so good together!!…no be say na mouth!
    God bless your union….

  • vanessa May 12, 2010 at 11:10 am

    ds bride fine dieeeeeeeeeeee.her skin looks yummy.lol

  • bee square May 12, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    beautiful! beautiful!! beautiful!!!
    flawless face u gat. God bless ur union.

  • lilyena May 13, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    wow, the bride is beautiful… Love the colour combination all through.. The trad clothesamd those of the bridesmaid.The aso ebi was really spot on.. Nice control and mix of colours.. Happy married life and all the best.

  • ogo May 14, 2010 at 12:42 am

    I agree w/ everyone. They’re a very VERY beautiful couple. I wish them a happy
    & BLESSED matrimony!

    The wedding looked stylish & not too expensive..something for me to aspire to!
    The cake is very original & of all the bride’s outfits I liked the last one the best b/c
    of how the pattern of the blouse is & the turquoise color! Well done sha!

  • aminatu May 14, 2010 at 5:37 am

    What a beautiful wedding and the couple are beautiful and i wish them many blessss years.

  • Dee May 14, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Stunning bride! Her skin is so amazing… lovely couple, they look very happy and I wish them the best.

  • DivaliciousT-Baby May 16, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    The bride skin is so ssooooo flawless.The make up is so Fab.Wish them the best.Bella biko i need the contact of the make up artst.Thanks

  • angie May 20, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    the bride looks absolutely stunnin……

  • Marian May 24, 2010 at 2:23 am

    I keep coming back to this wedding photos. The bride is just BREATHTAKING.
    Haven’t seen a bride this beautiful in a long time.

  • Bibi June 7, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    WOW! Beautiful bride, gorgeous groom, lovely photos! I love the wedding cake too, very unique. God bless your union 🙂

  • korede June 11, 2010 at 4:52 am

    the dress looks like a simone carvalli

  • korede June 11, 2010 at 4:53 am

    pretty dress, beautiful couple

  • MIMI June 28, 2010 at 10:08 am


  • Afam Orji August 10, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Hardly will you see couples who are both very beautiful. Chei…

  • Hot-angel August 13, 2010 at 7:22 am

    HER DRESS IS UNIQUE!!! Chai, soo beautiful the dress.. I Love it soo much.

  • Rita November 1, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    The bride is my beautiful baby sis, from Delta State Asaba. Am soooooooooooo proud. BEAUTIFUL COUPLE!!! GOD bless your marriage

  • tyna September 28, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    they r both good to go

  • DEDE May 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    the bride is very pretty. what a match. God bless yew

  • Asikaogu ngozi March 19, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Ican’t say more than this!may my own wedding be as beautiful as this.Amen…………………………………………………………….oooooooooooooooooo

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