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Helen Leigh and Roy Oshinbolu‘s wedding was so fabulously elegant! We totally loved every single romantic detail and we just had to feature this joyful union on BN Our Wedding Story.

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Helen Leigh and Roy Oshinbolu‘s wedding was so fabulously elegant! We totally loved every single romantic detail and we just had to feature this joyful union on BN Our Wedding Story.

13 Years Ago…How Helen & Roy Met
We met way back in 1998 in Cambridge, England. I was at a sixth form college there and he was in his 1st year at Nottingham University. There was this student event that happened every month in Cambridge and he came over one month for it, think it was sometime in November 1998 or so. Apparently he noticed me but I ‘pretended’ not to take any notice of him. We had mutual friends so we were kind of always around each other but we never actually spoke. He kept on coming back every month after that but we never said more than just ‘hi-hi’.
We didn’t start talking till Valentine’s day 1999 at a friend’s party in Manchester and the rest is history.

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The Proposals!…He asked twice, She said YES both times
This is quite a long story, and a bit complicated. Let’s just say the proposal involved 2 stages, 2 different dates, 2 rings (one being plastic) and the Crazy Bear Hotel.

I knew Roy was going to propose but just didn’t know when or how he’ll do it. The first time he proposed (let’s call it the 1st proposal), I was in London on holiday and Roy was back in Lagos. This was October 31st 2010 – Halloween. I went to visit a friend of mine who just had a baby and so in the midst of it, I got a call from my brother and his girlfriend inviting me for dinner in a restaurant in Sloane Square.

I was a bit reluctant because I wasn’t really hungry but they kept insisting and said they were going to dress up in costumes and it would be fun. I finally gave in and asked them to also try to get me a costume so I could blend in as well.

I got to the restaurant and I noticed that the staff at the reservation desk and waiters were all a bit too smiley towards me. I shrugged it off, thinking they are just happy. My brother and his girlfriend were there and said they had already ordered for me.

My brother left the table to ‘make a phone call’. When he got back, our food was also served. Strangely, a waiter placed a small box on a saucer right between my brother and I and I was like ‘what’s that?’. My brother said, ‘I don’t know’ and I was looking at the waiter like ‘hellloooooo, what’s this?’ I opened the box and it was empty and this first thing that came to my mind was that this was some sort of a sick joke…it was Halloween so it must be a ‘trick or treat’…silly me.

Everyone was just looking at me and smiling…I was like ’WHATS GOING ON?’ Apparently, because I been facing the right where my brother was sitted and where the waiter was standing.

I didn’t realize that Roy had been on his knees to my left for a minute or so I just turned and that’s when I saw him.

It was a huge shock because first of all, I didn’t know he was in London because only the night before, we video chatted via MSN and I was definitely sure he was in Lagos, and second of all, he was proposing! He shoved a green plastic ring on my finger and asked me to marry him. I immediately said “YES” and everyone gave a round of applause. Just like in the movies. I was in such total shock that I lost my appetite. Regretted it the next day because that steak looked yummy.

I finally got my actual ring July this year, I’ll call it the 2nd proposal.

We had come back to London to do our last minute shopping for the wedding and Roy mentioned we needed to go to Oxford to visit his grandmother. We drove towards Oxfordshire but took a turn for Beaconsfield and stopped over at the most bizarre, freaky but surprisingly beautiful hotel called Crazy Bear. Roy said we were meeting his grandmother here and I was like ‘why would your grand mum be in a place like this?’ but I just kept quiet and went with the flow. We were taken to a room and Roy said ‘this is her room and she asked us to wait here for her.’

The room was crazy with croc leather floors, velvet walls, ancient four poster bed, mirrors on the ceiling and a gold bathtub in the centre of the room. I was in awe looking around the room and noticed a really gorgeous ring in an open red box on the dresser. I didn’t want to go touch it and thought it belonged to Roy’s grandmother. I then got up to go check out the bathroom, which was another fascination on its own. By the time I returned to the room to sit, I noticed that the ring has disappeared from its original position and was now on the table right beside where I was sat. I then asked what was going on and why he moved the ring here. That’s when it clicked that it was my ring. And he proposed again and I said YES…again 🙂

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Helen Leigh exemplified the quintessential beautiful bride as she and her beau Roy Oshinbolu solemnized their marital union on the 20th of August 2011 at the Methodist Church in Lagos. Helen’s trumpet silhouette lace dress struck the perfect balance between classic elegance and modernity – the addition of a tulle veil and shrug accessorized with a diamond brooch, earrings and hair piece completed her stunning bridal look. Roy was a handsome groom in his black suit paired with a white bow-tie.

Helen and Roy’s wedding ceremony was a positive reminder of the values that form the foundation of a great marriage. After their church blessing, the couple along with their family and friends transitioned to the Eko Hotel and Suites for the fabulous wedding reception. Guests experienced the romantic ambiance of the Helen & Roy’s wedding reception as they were surrounded by blooming peach-hued flowers and soft lighting.

After all the classic wedding reception moments including the couple’s first dance, cutting of the cake and the bouquet toss, it was time to party! The vibe of the reception was exciting and all guests had a great time!

BN wishes Helen and Roy a blessed and divinely favoured life together as one.
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Photographs by Jeffrey Olalekan Photography | Shollots Studios

White Wedding

Traditional Engagement

Photo Credit
Jeffrey Olalekan Photography – Facebook Link – 08055630918
Shollots Studios – Facebook Link
Edward Leigh (Pre-Wedding Shots)

Vendors
Bride’s Wedding Dress: Benjamin Roberts
Bride’s Reception Dress: Biba Bridal
Groom’s Suit: Brioni
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Lanre Da-Silva Ajayi
Mothers of Bride & Groom’s Dresses: Lanre Da-Silva Ajayi
Makeup: Banke Meshida-Lawal for BM Pro
Event Planning: Eventful
Cake – Traditional Engagement & White Wedding: Cakes by Tosan
Flowers and Décor – Traditional Engagement: Open Hands
Food – Traditional Engagement: Astoria
Flowers and Décor – White Wedding: Newton & David | Open Hands
Lighting – White Wedding: Open Hands
After Party Area Décor – White Wedding: Open Hands
Food & Drinks – White Wedding: Eko Hotel
DJ – White Wedding: DJ Exclusive
Live Band – White Wedding: Shuga Band

175 Comments

  1. abbie

    November 2, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    first 🙂

  2. keks

    November 2, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Beautiful wedding 🙂 So classy!!

  3. whooop

    November 2, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    WONDERFUL! Couple look beautiful and cute! Very weird; both fathers are mixed race. Also, the bride’s sister’s wedding was featured on BN too. Wonderful family. I wanna get marrieeeeeed 🙂 God dey. AMEN

    • Obi

      November 3, 2011 at 3:47 am

      lol.
      AMEN.

    • Temi

      November 4, 2011 at 1:56 am

      LOL!!! You sound Pisces….so many thoughts all at once…

  4. ADERONKE

    November 2, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Beautiful wedding ….all the best xx

  5. uray

    November 2, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Hmmm nice pics…love d trad engagement shoes…I wish them a happy married life

  6. IfYouNoLikeMe go JUMP

    November 2, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Damn…. toh badddttt> loved every bit of it…
    FIRST

  7. teewhy

    November 2, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Simply lovely!

  8. tam

    November 2, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    OMG, so lovelyy, was scrolling down with slow motion lol….

  9. agy

    November 2, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Just beautiful, flawless.

  10. Shally

    November 2, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    So beautiful

  11. Sarah

    November 2, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Love the elegance and simplicity yet the attention to detail was evident. Happy married life to the couple.

  12. nthati mosoeunyane

    November 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    where the hell is my prince charming?!?! im sick of kissing ’em stupid frogs.

    • prasioe

      November 3, 2011 at 1:12 am

      Don’t worry, your prince charming will soon come

    • uhmmm

      November 3, 2011 at 1:19 pm

      Dont worry he will be with you soon….no more frogs IJN. Amen

    • Dee

      November 4, 2011 at 11:01 pm

      Loll! I sooo hear you on this one sis, frogs, tadpoles n toads, iv kissed em all, where the hec is my valiant knight in shining armour to come rescue this damsel in distress?

  13. nthati

    November 2, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    so lovely

  14. Pretty smile

    November 2, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Beautiful couple, classy wedding. Makes sense in every way!

  15. Omotoyosi

    November 2, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    13years…….. Hmmmmm
    Beautiful color choice (I mean for the traditional ceremony; the couple, groom’s family and bride’s family). Congratulations

  16. Lolade

    November 2, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    1st to comment. Beautiful couple

  17. Anon

    November 2, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Bella Naija thanks for sharing such a lovely wedding with us. It actually made me emotional. It seemed more real and intimate than some of the other society – but also beautiful – weddings. I loved everything about it. The couple look like they are very much in love. Congrats to them.

    PS: Is there a more handsome couple? Their kids would be too cute http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Helen-Leigh-Roy-Oshinbolu-Traditional-Engagement-November-2011-BellaNaija-024.jpg

    • aw

      November 2, 2011 at 11:58 pm

      That’s the bride’s brother and his love

    • One Naija Girl

      November 4, 2011 at 2:56 pm

      I know eh! my fav couples to beautiful……..infact everyone in this wedding was really beautiful. i was overwhelmed

  18. partyrider

    November 2, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Seems the wedding IV specified “for only beautiful/handsome peeps” everybody was so on point,bunch of beautiful people in one room..sigh..
    so wait,they dated for 13years? wow..oh wow!!
    beautiful and classy bride..May God bless their union..

    • auntie

      November 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm

      you read my mind o… the wedding was for beautiful people only!

  19. diva

    November 2, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    nice! the best thing of all…..their white wedding cake. simply amazing! it has to be one of the best cakes i’ve seen this year

    • Twix

      November 4, 2011 at 1:33 pm

      That’s cakes by Tosan

  20. diva

    November 2, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    the bride is pretty too

  21. Cherry

    November 2, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Wow, what a beautiful wedding! I wanna get married tooooo!

  22. H.A.W

    November 2, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Sigh… too beautiful

  23. auntie

    November 2, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    toooo many fine people!
    wedding toh bad gaan!
    congrats guys!

  24. Purpleicious Babe

    November 2, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    NICE……

    I PRAY JOY WILL CONTINUE TO REIGN IN THEIR MARRIAGE…

  25. pendo

    November 3, 2011 at 12:00 am

    too much hotnesssssssssssssssss at this wedding i need a fan!!!

    • partyrider

      November 3, 2011 at 12:14 am

      *passes fan* oya take,please give me back when you are through,i still need it

    • somebody

      November 3, 2011 at 2:41 am

      I have two fans! Hotness all around! Lovely wedding. Congrats to the couple, your marriage is blessed, amen.

  26. Nadine

    November 3, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Oooh, those bridesmaid dresses! the colour and the design are lovely! the bride’s outfits! The colour scheme! bookmarking this wedding for the day I plan mine. I think the pre-pictures wedding information should start including who made/designed the outfits

  27. kemi

    November 3, 2011 at 1:07 am

    I think this was on of the best wedding I have seen in a long time on Bella Naija. All the rest is just pure show off..this one is one of a kind and the love is speaking through the pictures…Nigerians please take note of what a real wedding should look and feel like..Thanks!

  28. Oge

    November 3, 2011 at 1:25 am

    Ohh boy see fine people now! The bride is a stunner… the groom serious eye candy and the wedding seemed like it was a blast!… Wish them all the best!

  29. Nikki

    November 3, 2011 at 2:16 am

    Beautiful, sophisticated and classy! God bless their marriage!

  30. NNENNE

    November 3, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Nice wedding. Wish them happily ever after.

  31. timi

    November 3, 2011 at 2:41 am

    i come here for the comments!! they make my day

  32. Chi-ka

    November 3, 2011 at 3:45 am

    Such a lovely couple. Love does stand the test of time. Her sister’s wedding on BN was also fabulous 🙂

    Meanwhile, see fine badt guyz oooooooooooooooooo! It is my portion to catch my own hawtie in Naija this Christmas, where that plane ticket at?! lmbo Sombori say AMEN with me jare….

    • Ada

      November 3, 2011 at 7:17 am

      Lmao! amen my sister! Me too..this xmas Father do it for me!

    • tatafo

      November 3, 2011 at 7:11 pm

      Amen for me and you lol

    • lasgidi princess

      November 4, 2011 at 12:06 am

      Ammmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeennnnn!!! Ase!!!!!!! Yelz! Chika me and you both!

    • lasgidi princess

      November 4, 2011 at 12:11 am

      Ammmmmmmmen Ammmmmmmen, Ammmmmmmen, Ammmmmmen, Ammmmmmmmmmmen, Ammmmmmmen, Ammmmmmmmmmen! Yelz ge! Me and you both!! Everybody shout 7 Hallelujah!

  33. Truth be told

    November 3, 2011 at 4:11 am

    one word: classy…….and beautiful

  34. Vermont Wedding

    November 3, 2011 at 4:12 am

    I wish you all the best..congrats!

  35. Jess

    November 3, 2011 at 4:36 am

    All round elegance. I love the colors for both the wedding and engagement. The bridesmaids dresses are so lovely. I also love that the Mothers of the bride and groom are wearing matching outfits..super cute. And of course beautiful couple!! God bless their marriage.

    • HowIMetYourFather

      November 3, 2011 at 5:54 am

      Agreed! Yellow and Pink look amazing as wedding colors.
      Beautiful wedding – makes me want to get married!

  36. toluwa

    November 3, 2011 at 4:52 am

    cute couple. The Leigh girls sure know how to pick em. Her sis marriage here on bellanaija http://www.bellanaija.com/2011/05/10/loving-you-rotimi-leigh-dennis-iweze-wed/

    Cool tho!

    • Chiangel

      November 6, 2011 at 2:45 am

      Thank you for psting the her sister’s wedding. I knew I’ve seen Helen’s face before but wasn’t sure. This wedding is fantastic. I remember also how all the girls or should I say some of us ladies were oooohing and aaaahing at the guy in the beige/brown blazer. I think he’s featured here but I’m not too sure.

  37. Sexychic

    November 3, 2011 at 5:13 am

    Roy!!!!!! Still a fyn boi.
    Wish u guys d very best.

  38. Atukpa

    November 3, 2011 at 5:25 am

  39. kay

    November 3, 2011 at 7:44 am

    such an amazing wedding and beautiful couple 🙂 God bless this union…

  40. Haddy

    November 3, 2011 at 8:00 am

    kai! too many fine people! Bride fine! groom fine! groom’s sisters..tolu and oyinda…fine! God bless your union…beautiful pics xxx

  41. oduntan pelummy

    November 3, 2011 at 8:37 am

    God bless their marriage

  42. Dahlia Voka

    November 3, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Wow!!!!!i like the wedding, thanks Bella Naija for always posting nice pics of wedding, my favourites are always traditinal wedding, i like th combination of coulour of the bride and guests.keep it up

  43. Sparkle

    November 3, 2011 at 9:04 am

    I wonder what it takes to showcase one’s wedding on Bellanaija?

  44. babylawyer

    November 3, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Goodness me! That yummy-looking caramel skinned guy that was at the bride’s sister’s wedding is here again! Yaaay!!!

    But this time he has a date!!! (*not-so-Yaaay!*)

    • missthang

      November 7, 2011 at 4:08 am

      @babylawyer… lol @ not so yaay
      check again. the same date was with him at the sister’s wedding.

    • babylawyer

      November 9, 2011 at 2:12 pm

      i just noticed o! Drat!!! Lucky girl!!! At least she can check off the “eye-candy” box on her wish list

  45. Cath

    November 3, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Lanre da Silva… Very impressed!
    Lovely wedding. Weddings with more young people is always more fun!!

  46. tama

    November 3, 2011 at 9:12 am

    hmmmmm, i cant shout… over fine worry everybody for the wedding, really tush

  47. bebz

    November 3, 2011 at 9:18 am

    fairytale wedding! kai ! God bless their union.

  48. Lue

    November 3, 2011 at 9:22 am

    dear God, please, where is the bone of my bone? i want to get married too.
    lovely wedding.
    http://lucianochinwe.blogspot.com/

  49. sweetie

    November 3, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Such beauty and class..gorgeous couple…Baba God i thank you for my own o

  50. Veratracy

    November 3, 2011 at 9:45 am

    simple but tush!!!

  51. 1960chick

    November 3, 2011 at 10:25 am

  52. Krys

    November 3, 2011 at 10:41 am

    yeah,dts true she was d maid of honour at her sistas.and d sis has a baby girl now,sweet.love dis wedding.very classy!!!God bless ur union

  53. Enuff said

    November 3, 2011 at 10:42 am

    her brother fine die!

    • temz

      November 3, 2011 at 11:55 am

      Plz which one is he?

  54. tinutohbadtgan/akomitipoju

    November 3, 2011 at 10:53 am

    beautiful, classy wedding. seems if u dont have crazy money in naij you cant get married o!

  55. Daniel

    November 3, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Wedding brings back memories… so many old Ibadan faces… Happy married life!

  56. David

    November 3, 2011 at 11:27 am

    The groom’s sisters are very pretty. Lovely pictures. Small correction for BN Team, live band’s name is Shuga Band not Sugar Band & you can find out all about them on http://www.shugaonline.com

  57. RB

    November 3, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Very Classy wedding..wish you all the best in ur marriage. (u seem to be made for each other.)

  58. sarafina

    November 3, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Av missed Bella Naija for a while nau……been very sick. Am back!!!!!! Pls who wre dose babes giving out handkerchiefs? I need a towel !!!!! Dis couple make me shed tears.dey r so breathtaking and happy. I wish dem d very best in dia marriage.I wish I was der.I wud av displayed my catwalking skills just to capture d attention of dose deliciously and annoyingly handsome men. Lol…….happy married life to d couple

  59. ij

    November 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    first of all , the groom’s sisters are stunning ah ah!!! deliciously stunning, ehen lovely wedding by the way

    • Nneka

      November 15, 2011 at 11:02 pm

      True…the slimmer one is Atunbi Photography’s muse I believe.

      Nice nice nice wedding. The bride has a friendly gorgeous face. 13 years is a really long time to date. Kudos to them.

  60. Kemi

    November 3, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Many congrats Femi oshinbolu and wifey!femi still looks very good!back in the 90’s in ibadan, femi made all the girls go mad with his sleek self! the bride is a beautiful lady too! too preety for words..The grooms sisters Tolu and Oyinda look too cute! i am really happy for the oshinbolus.
    The couple are obviously meant to be! Their pops are both mixed race and the bride bears the same name as the grooms mum! Happy people! God bless your home. Amen 🙂

  61. sofy

    November 3, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    feel like getting married nowwwwwww!!!!boyfriend ….Yeees ….are ready for this?nooo!….silly

    • Blush

      November 4, 2011 at 8:22 am

      lol

  62. Written

    November 3, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    NOW this is the best wedding feature I have seen on BN. I was speehless, thoughtless and captivated. How beautiful, how detailed without all the garishness that is the trademark of most naija UC weddings.

    Lord, that I may be able to do the same for my son! Well, my own don pass na…lol

  63. Aisha

    November 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    uwiiiiiiiiii and this couple sure has some fine ass men as friends….some of them can gerrrriiiiiitttt!!!!!! lol!

  64. Mosunmola

    November 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    *Drool* The thing i LOVE most is the absence of general aso-ebi. I had this huge grin as i read their story. *sigh*

  65. chinny

    November 3, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Nice and beautiful colours!may d lord bless all of us too still searching and keeping faith Amen ooooo

  66. Lady G

    November 3, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    cool

  67. remi

    November 3, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    i want this kind of wedding!

  68. Aibee

    November 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    So many fine people in one room, makes me wanna swoon!

  69. Florence

    November 3, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    So lovely

  70. Zuri Perle

    November 3, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Congratulations Roy, you guys look fabulous together and so happy.

  71. Ndidi

    November 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    “Well Done” to Mama and Papa Leigh for hosting two fabulous weddings in the space of a few months.

  72. t-i-t-i

    November 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    What breath of fresh air for me. Beauties and handsomeness, what a blessing. I like the coordination,simplicity and yet STILL elegant. I luv their style and preference. May God bless this union.

  73. Fela

    November 3, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Ibadan city in the building… I see you Tolu & Oyinda, Kayode, Toro, Asuni, Abi boy, Damir, Tara, Alao, Gbogbo yin!!! Have a nice married life!

  74. xter

    November 3, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    omono amd afolabi luks great,perfect match. congrat couples

  75. oj

    November 3, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    simply beautiful…luv d brides’ maids dresses…it’s weddings lyk dese that shld b featured on E! nt kim k n humphries!

  76. D Pretty

    November 3, 2011 at 4:14 pm

  77. busola

    November 3, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    absolutely breathtaking

  78. Oyindamola Adene

    November 3, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Nice weeding. The arrangement was magnificient. I wish d couple fruitful homes.

  79. October Girl

    November 3, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    This is so far the best wedding ever on BN. Very simple and elegant.

  80. pretty lomo

    November 3, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    few months back, it was her sister, now it;s her. the leigh family have such beautiful ladies. congrats to d ouple

  81. iwalewa

    November 3, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    i love d bride’s attire

  82. Yemi

    November 3, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Beautiful wedding, beautiful dress, beautiful decor, gosh everything looks amazing

  83. pendo

    November 3, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    @Toluwa and Atukpa no wonder i thought the Dad and very cute bro looked familiar and some of the wedding guests too. That was a nice wedding too.

  84. Molly

    November 3, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Gorg gorg!

  85. true_talk

    November 3, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Beautiful wedding! Bride is stunning..lots of fine people…money is good oh

  86. PEPE

    November 3, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Pepe, pick up ur jaw! totally awesome . please pinch me !

  87. chinwendu udeze

    November 3, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    very sophisticated

  88. Mabel

    November 3, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    This would have been a great wedding for the single ladies to attend, loads of hot guys all around. Very beautiful wedding, couple and guests.

  89. Jade

    November 3, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    loving the dress, abs beautiful

  90. keri

    November 3, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    wow wow!! beautiful

  91. sakara

    November 4, 2011 at 4:40 am

    d fascinators were so on point, they were all screaming me and for once i tot d wedding was in London, until i saw Eko expo….those were nice pixs from d fotografa

  92. Toriola

    November 4, 2011 at 5:58 am

    very refreshing and not too overwhelming to look at. Congrats helen. you really look pretty. wow that dress? OMG

  93. BukiOni

    November 4, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Wow, they went innnn! Everyone is on point, the bride is stunning, the groom is fresh, the guests look lovely (and happy to be there!) and the venue is mwah, love it! Happy married life to them, may their love forever blossom, flourish and grow #fairytalewedding
    http://www.emblemofbeauty.blogspot.com/

  94. ty

    November 4, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Now I want to get married all over again…. *heart melting. God bless the union…

  95. chioma Obi-Yomi

    November 4, 2011 at 8:33 am

    The bride’s make-up, ageless. The wed dress, simplicity in style. The wedn, classsy..

  96. 'Mina

    November 4, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Sooo on point! words fail me at this time…

  97. Hello Kitty

    November 4, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Tunde Asuni, Abi Oni, I see you!!! Ibadan people repping damn hard!!!

  98. Princess zee

    November 4, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Beautiful wedding…so classy, great sense of style… am loving dis couple already

  99. posh

    November 4, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Hmmmmmmm…firts of all,baby lawyer,u cracked me up @ not so yaay dis time cos d cute guy has a date! Lmao! Beautiful couple,simple and classy,not so overwhelming as some one mentioned earlier,13years? Cool.my bors n hiswife were 14years,n dia toast was style plus’s 14years don waka,we still deyy carry gooo,no body waka,no body go solo…n twas lovely! I hail u guys for keepin d faith sha! God please let me husband locate me dis xmas in Jesus name,I’v stoped kissin dem frogs a longtime ago,yet d prince is not showing up!!okay! Enuf said!! Bye for now,am coming back….Later!

  100. dami o

    November 4, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    the guys are fine!! love the trad shoe its hot especially with the lovely red bow

  101. Toriola

    November 4, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    i just looked again…heck this chic hass the msot elegant look. her smile is a killer! she is soooo graceful too

  102. JoyGirl

    November 4, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    This is a very beautiful and tasteful wedding, I can see they kept the crowd numbers down!

  103. izzy pizzy

    November 4, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    @posh, i concur with you ohh. Dem frogs are all stale gist in ma life. God will do it for all single sisters

  104. Miss Mo

    November 4, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Awwwwww, Helen. So elegant and classy just like her sister Rotimi’s wedding. More people need to be like them. All those jamborees make no damn sense. Congrats Helen. God bless ur union dear.

    • Sett

      November 4, 2011 at 5:18 pm

      lmao @ jamboree. na me you dey tell? trust me i feel you on the carnival-ish events we see these days. Now this is just one exquisite wedding. very refreshing and easy to enjoy. i can’t stop looking at these lovely photos. their guests are all well coordinated and well dressed

  105. Nona

    November 4, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Everything was wonderfully put together……way to go.

    http://www.weddingsbynona.blogspot.com

  106. Sett

    November 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    sniff sniff…this is so graceful and gorgeous and classy. very refreshing. tastefully executed. HML

  107. wemimo

    November 4, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    na wa o! me i want this kind of wedding o! not those ones dat the food will not be enough for the guests! God oh!

  108. itk

    November 5, 2011 at 3:56 am

    simply stunning – gawjus couple –

  109. Wahl

    November 6, 2011 at 8:02 am

    I love that albino lady. So beautiful.

  110. Molly

    November 6, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Wow, is all I can say. One of my colleagues is Nigerian, he got married last weekend. Prior to that, I didn’t know much about Nigerian culture. Although, I’ve heard a lot about the Nigerian scam.
    I grew up in Orange County, California. I’m used to American weddings, so to see women dressed in colorful outfits, tied scarfs was quite unique. The reception was the best part, usually around that time I will be on way home but when I heard the bride will go change, I said I will love to see her second outfit, not knowing there will be about three more changes that night.
    Every time she came out, I was speechless. She looked breathtaking. Akin also looked handsome in his outfits. They both looked regal. It was so much food(delicious), a lot of dancing, laughter, everyone looked beautiful and happy.
    One of the ladies taught me how to dance, told me I look like Kate Middleton(she must think all white girls look alike…lol). Maybe I do. Tia(the bride) referred me here to check out more weddings. I’ve gone through all the weddings, one word to describe, EXQUISITE.
    I’ve been to an Indian wedding, Persian wedding, I didn’t have as much fun as I did at Akin’s. I can’t stop talking about it. I don’t care how much these outfits, jewelries, cost I have to own one or two. Maybe I will meet my Nigerian prince charming, totally kidding.
    Congrats to this couple here, May God continue to bless you.

  111. abi

    November 6, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    awwwwww congrats roy!!!!!!!! Your wife is absolutly stunning. You both make a cute couple. Aunty Irene looking good as well. Trust my aunty ever representing.

  112. @chizoba

    November 7, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Gorgeous wedding the venue/reception hall just amazing_____ two thumbs up!!

  113. Ela

    November 7, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    This is so breathtakingly glorious! Its just so lovely everything seems to be perfect. i wish them such a breathtaking flawless marriage dat lasts. i wish myself and d oda sistas out there love.

  114. Olive

    November 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    They are a very good-looking/compatible couple!! So freaking adorable. Beautiful wedding, beautiful people, and money is good.

  115. stephaniee oranusi

    November 8, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    omggggm i cant stopp lookin at dis pics dey are sooo adorable,luvv everythin bout d weddin very simple and classy.may God be with you guys keep u guys forever.and d cakeeeeeee likeeee omggggggggggg GOD BLESS

  116. Sephora

    November 8, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Kai kai kai!!!! burriful, burriful, burriful, I don’t even know what to say sef. Everyone at this wedding was on point!!!! The bride and the groom ?!!! amazing looking, kai!! I echo u my dear Olive, money is good oh!!!!

  117. rita

    November 9, 2011 at 9:51 am

    wonderful wedding. everything was good.

  118. jbabe

    November 9, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Happy married life to you,i pray that the good lord will always make your home a home of JOY.cheers

  119. Abanonu

    November 9, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    The bride is cool..and i don’t mind the bridegroom at all! May God bless this union with the fruit of the womb and that of the land. Amen

  120. Yehyah

    November 10, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Stunning couple! Great photos!

    http://the-white-list.blogspot.com

  121. Ziariz

    November 10, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    chai! too many fine boys for one wedding haba!..i wish them more beautiful years ahead..
    cool, classy and chic.. that’s all i can say…
    http://www.missziariz.blogspot.com

  122. ritorah

    November 10, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    cool couples, lovely cakes n decor.

  123. Micheal

    November 11, 2011 at 5:11 am

    feel like that MJ’s song “Speechless”

  124. Aryn

    November 11, 2011 at 6:58 am

    This was a rather simple but beautiful wedding. Its a refreshing change. I love it.

  125. nkechi

    November 11, 2011 at 9:25 am

    na wa oh. see fine fine guys. Where the hell can I meet these kin of touche people. *weeping*

  126. fafa

    November 11, 2011 at 10:31 am

    beautiful bride and groom, beautiful extended family.wish then all the very best.

  127. Miss BusyBody

    November 11, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Wooow….Absolutely stunnig… I love every thing about this wedding and wish them every happiness…..

  128. oyin

    November 14, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    God bless @bella naija for bringing beautiful weddings like this to our view *I love this*

  129. Dee Gurl

    November 14, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Simply SUPERB!!!!

  130. olamide

    November 16, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Beautiful wedding, so many handsome dudes there* wink*. The bridesmaids dresses were amaze”. Pls can u put the contact of the make up artist

  131. Amaka Izuorah

    November 17, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    absolutely stuning.hapy maried life. gr8 job belle naija.

  132. Dewunmi

    November 18, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    IB’s finest right there. Whoever said Ibadan people don’t know how to party. We are classy people mayne.

  133. onayi

    November 18, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    simply fresh….amazing sense of style,nothing was overdone…really classy.I wish them all the best.

  134. Ogo

    November 19, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Congratulations Roy and Helen, beautiful beautiful wedding……

  135. ifyrose

    November 22, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    me sef no fit shout ooooo>simply adorable!

  136. shattu

    November 23, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    beautiful pictures- love the cake, it looked perfect!

  137. bola

    November 24, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    I love this!

  138. Omada

    November 24, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    choi! *goes back to fating and praying for a rich husband* lol..

    very beautiful wedding, wish them all the best.

  139. lady_aqua

    December 3, 2011 at 12:07 am

    wow..that is my dream wedding right there.congrats to the happy couple.may God bless their union..simply beautiful

  140. jess

    January 11, 2012 at 1:29 am

    woooooooooooowww………do u ve to hire these gorgeous people for ur wedding?

  141. IAmSurreal

    January 23, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    chai, fine boiz making brain

  142. Bianca

    February 3, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    This is breathtaking. The bride’s nickname should be ELEGANCE. The groom has SWAG written all over him. The bride’s sisters, groom sisters are GORGEOUS. Too many handsome men. Is it possible to start highlighting these single men, so I can know what I’m working with. The cake is delicious. The trad outfits are splendid. Wedding was perfect. I sense calmness all over it too. May God continue to bless them, their parent, and the people who shared this lovely time with them.
    Nigeria officially has the most beautiful people. And Yoruba people officially has the best traditional wedding.

  143. Bianca

    February 3, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    *have the best trad wedding

  144. geenarh hally

    February 22, 2012 at 10:55 am

    OMG dis is IT,i love d elegance n serenity behind it [email protected] u couldnt av sed it beta kai ur soo rite plus sout sout av cool T.Ms too o.geeez i loved everytin about helen n roys big day may God kip d love n happines all d way.

  145. alache

    February 24, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    just like my wedding dress, simple and classy

  146. Pacy

    March 17, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    magnificient

  147. isi

    March 23, 2012 at 2:31 am

    lovely definitely my kind of style. will use a lot of concept from here. thanks for posting. thanks couple for making you pic available as an inspiration to us

  148. remi

    April 9, 2012 at 8:19 am

    I look at this wedding pictures all the time. It just fresh air for me, i wish them all the best.

  149. HOPE

    November 6, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    The bride is indeed very beautiful.is she by any means related to bianca ojukwu?. They both share a resemblance.God please give me such beautiful kids as these ones.happy married life to the couple

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