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Can you think of a better way to start your day? An absolutely gorgeous BN Our Wedding Story feature!
Lara Odumosu and Alexander Adegboyega Adegbenro tied the knot in beautiful style. Their love story is super sweet and Alexander’s proposal to Lara was absolutely endearing!

Keep reading…❤

How Lara & Alexander Met
by Lara
Our mothers have been friends since their days in secondary school. In 2005, I would come home for Christmas holidays as usual and my mother dragged my sister and I to her friends niece’s wedding. My sister Dami, quickly spotted Alex and whispered to me that she knew the handsome young man. Then my mother called her friend, Alex’s mother and said to her “Ah our kids know each other o

Alex was called and in minutes he appeared at our table, inviting us over to his. I was too shy so I refused. Shortly after, we left the wedding and I was filled with regrets for not going over to his table. Thankfully, a day after, Alex found a way to get in touch through Hi5. lol!

We became good friends from then on. He visited England from America more often. We talked about a relationship every now and then, but we concluded that it wouldn’t work because of the distance.

Finally, in 2008 after years of convincing from Alex, we made it official when he paid me a surprise visit shortly after I returned back to London from a Christmas break in Nigeria.

The Proposal
by Alex & Lara
Alex: I remember after buying her ring, my mother reminded me about receiving her father’s permission. I’ve never been intimidated by anyone’s parents. This was different.

I had heard so much about the renowned film director, Jimi Odumosu and how firm he was. I knew of actors and actresses who said he was a strict man. It’s a different thing when you’re just dating, but marriage, now that’s a big one!

Regardless of my fear, I needed DadJim’s (as his daughters call him) permission. I was in New York at the time and had gotten four (4) calling cards for this mission!

Whilst on the phone with him, he reminded me of how Lara was his delicate and sweet English rose. He gave me the go ahead after our lengthy talk. That boosted my already big ego 🙂 ,I mean, a man with his principles giving me the go ahead only meant I was the best man to take care of his delicate and sweet English rose. I wasted no time with booking my flight to propose to my love, Lara.

LaraDuring one of Alex’s frequent visits, or so I thought, I got the shock of my life. I did think it was odd because he was only going to be in for 3 days. I had no idea he flew in just to propose to me!

So on a random day, he took me out to a Thai restaurant. While at the table, his mother called and I noticed he was really brief with his conversation and all he said was “No. Not yet!” Again, I thought it was odd but proposal was the last thing I expected at that stage. After our meal, I ordered a dessert and quickly went to the ladies room.

When I got back to the table, picked up the lid to my dessert and there sat a jewellery box and everyone starred at it! Myself, the waitress and Alex as if it were a time bomb.

So Adegboyega mii, as I personally call him, came around to my table an got down on one knee and started to talk about his love for me an how he he would love for me to be his wife, at that point I couldn’t hear him anymore. All I could think of was the attention from everyone in the restaurant.

I used the dessert menu to cover my face and kept saying “Ade get up. Ade get up.” and he said “Ah ah Lara you haven’t said yes or no.

With excitement I said “YES” multiple times and we kissed. That excitement remains with me till today like we just started dating yesterday.

***
In her stunning fairytale princess dress, Lara Odumosu said “I Do” to her dapper prince, Alexander Adegboyega Adegbenro at the Archbishop Vining Memorial Cathedral in Ikeja, Lagos. The couple’s day was truly special as all their loved ones were present to celebrate their entry into a new life chapter as husband and wife.

Lara and Alex’s wedding service was inspiring and uplifting, after the ceremony, it was time for the reception. Their reception rocked like no other! From the couple’s exciting entry into the reception venue to the romantic first dance, the groom’s entertaining dance performance with his groomsmen all decked out in suits designed by his label Vestito Bene to the endless loving glances and kisses the couple shared. Lara and Alex totally enjoyed their special day with friends, family and loved ones.

BN wishes Lara and Alexander all the very best in every aspect of their lives together. Love, Joy, Favour and God’s Blessings as they grow together as one.

White Wedding

Traditional Engagement

Photography by Yes! Photographywww.yes4tography.com

Bonus! – Lara & Alexander’s Wedding on Metrofile

Details
Wedding Date: 17th December 2011
Wedding Colours:
Traditional Engagement – Pink & Grey
White Wedding – Peach & Gold
Wedding Theme: Traditional Fairytale
Venues
Church: Archbishop Vining Memorial Cathedral, GRA, Ikeja
Reception: Time Square, Ikeja

Vendor List
Groom’s Suit: Vestito Bene (Bespoke Men’s Label owned by the Groom)
Groomsmen’s Suits: Vestito Bene
Bride’s Wedding Dress: Oriental Pearl UK
Bride’s Makeup: Steve for House of Tara
Cake: Cakes & Cream
Food & Hors d’oeuvre: Mallas
Decor: Yvent Kouture
Security: Solution
Band: Salt of The Earth

119 Comments

  1. Teefah

    February 24, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Wow! what a good looking couple!

    wwa.that1960chick.com

  2. kingsley

    February 24, 2012 at 8:59 am

    lovely love story and a lovely wedding.

  3. dorsie

    February 24, 2012 at 8:59 am

    First???

    Wish you both a happy married life. You both look beautiful.
    Many blessings xxx

  4. modupe

    February 24, 2012 at 9:05 am

    yes! i have waited so long for a wedding feature

  5. Remi

    February 24, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Wish you both a happy married life. You both look beautiful

  6. nge

    February 24, 2012 at 9:13 am

    One word BEAUTIFUL

  7. Naz

    February 24, 2012 at 9:13 am

    awww how sweet! God bless their union 🙂

  8. Madun

    February 24, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Congrats to them. They r so young and beautiful. Even their parents are very young

  9. ela

    February 24, 2012 at 9:15 am

    me too! they are so cute. Happy married life u too.

  10. Madun

    February 24, 2012 at 9:18 am

    And I remember jimi odumosu. He directed the encounter and was an actor in it too.

  11. sweetie

    February 24, 2012 at 9:24 am

    What a gorgeous couple!!!!! i wish you a lifetime of happiness and fulfillment

  12. ms pretty

    February 24, 2012 at 9:25 am

    d groom s actually a comedian…so funny; d bride s pretty what makes me think she’s got this resembance wt Damilola Adegbite Tinsel????

    • Babe

      February 24, 2012 at 9:39 am

      my tots exactly

    • Ari. L

      February 24, 2012 at 9:45 am

      I think he soo funny!! Haha… Happy Union to them men!! And very cute babies and blessed babies coming in Jesus names!!

  13. Debby

    February 24, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Congrats to you guys, nice to see you and your mum again Lara!

  14. cynthy

    February 24, 2012 at 9:34 am

    They are both cute,but look so young especially the groom, cant wait to get married

  15. Lil fiz

    February 24, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Congrats.

  16. shadeow

    February 24, 2012 at 9:46 am

    nice one the groom looks so young!
    daring choice of makeup for the bride too….beautiful

  17. paloma

    February 24, 2012 at 9:51 am

    dis couple are sooooo damn cute!!!

  18. TaMa

    February 24, 2012 at 9:52 am

    beautiful wedding , my wedding is exactly a month from today and cant wait , am so excited !!

    BN, pls how do i get my wedding featured on your page?

    tnx

    • LadyRocks

      February 24, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      i think you are to send a mail to weddings (at) bellanaija.com

  19. joinmecelebrate

    February 24, 2012 at 11:36 am

    congrats!…. i just love the groom’s mum. she caught my attention!

  20. UsaveOne

    February 24, 2012 at 11:46 am

    I don’t know for others but for me i like the groom’s simple blue suit!
    Check..
    http://usaveone.blogspot.com/

  21. I SEND YOU NOT

    February 24, 2012 at 11:47 am

    woohooo now thats a fineeeeeeeee boy o. at first glance i tot it was damilola of tinsel. congrats guys. i want my wedding on bella too o

  22. brittany

    February 24, 2012 at 11:51 am

    beautiful people, family,wedding and may they have a three-fold marriage and have GOD as the third one…thats what makes a marriage stand strong

  23. ester

    February 24, 2012 at 11:51 am

  24. BukiOni

    February 24, 2012 at 11:55 am

    What a gorgeous couple. Wishing them a happy married life, filled with love, joy, peace, prosperity, fruitfulness and faithfulness
    http://www.emblemofbeauty.blogspot.com/

  25. sandra

    February 24, 2012 at 11:59 am

    whao, beautiful couple love thier story, May God bless thier union they both look good

  26. Ademola Olayinka

    February 24, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    U are Blessed …

  27. cinderella

    February 24, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    See matchmaking that works! Way to go guys! Wish you happy married life.

  28. biola

    February 24, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Nice wedding.May God bless their union. They both look young and lovely. Daring choice of makeup for the bride on the wedding day, but she pulled it off. Lovely makeup at the trad wedding.
    That Vestito Bene suit is winning!!!! Any chance of getting the contacts for vestito bene, pls. Thanks.

    • temi

      February 27, 2012 at 3:28 am

      Beautiful couple! May God bless them! I came across the facebook page for his clothing company “Vestito Bene”. I’m sure you can find out about the suits there on facebook.

  29. osigwe joy

    February 24, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    wat a perfect couple

  30. Zainab

    February 24, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Lovely!

  31. Touch

    February 24, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    D bride luks like Damilola Adegbite (Telema Duke) on a second luk i tink its d makeup

  32. spicy

    February 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    awwww their dance at the end of the video was just 2 cuuuute…

  33. tj

    February 24, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    lovely .happy for them

  34. kd

    February 24, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    awww the danceoff at the end.

  35. kehry king

    February 24, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    lovely, lovely.. God bless your union.

  36. bims

    February 24, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    whao, what a good looking couple! you both look beautiful.

  37. phiney

    February 24, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    i was thinking that it was TELEMA from Tinsel tooo ooo.ah.
    what wonderful pictures.hpe their union will be as good as the pics look.God bless them

  38. udochi

    February 24, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    i loved the couple dance…….at the end of the video…..d guy is soooooooo funny shakin his bum……lmaoooooooooo

  39. bindiddy

    February 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    lovely

  40. christy

    February 24, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    D groom fine die,c eyes lik chris brown,so young.y am I nt married yet?

  41. BIH

    February 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    wow the bride has a striking resemblance with thelma from tinsel…ah dis groom fine no be small.

    • t

      February 25, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      I thought I was the only one who noticed that. In some of the pictures, I could swear that was Thelma. lol.

  42. Jum jum

    February 24, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Very beautiful wedding! Happy Married Life!

  43. InCotonou

    February 24, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    That cake! Sumptuous.

  44. Tee

    February 24, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    good combination. God bless your union.

  45. jemimah

    February 24, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    so beautiful!! makes me wanna get married now!! beautiful colors and beautiful people

  46. revivedafrikana

    February 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm

  47. Omo

    February 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    This couple just makes me want to get married! Too beautiful!! Aint nothing lik e a traditonal fairytale wedding!! Love everything about this wedding!! Happy Married Life….

  48. Cesca

    February 24, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Beautiful couple, beautiful wedding.

    http://www.stylebycesca.blogspot.com

  49. Yori

    February 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    They look like dolls! Love the parents’ outfits!

  50. cutietemi

    February 24, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Aww…….such beautiful couple! (the hubby is so fineeee)- no doubt their children will be good looking. And the cake is the most beautiful cake I have ever seen yet! Happy married life.

  51. Abs

    February 24, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Congrats! beautiful wedding!

    http://www.missdeeclothing.com

  52. I talk am

    February 24, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    So young and cute, may God bless you marriage. Bellanaija, how can one send their wedding story and pics please?

  53. Sissy

    February 24, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    did they have a fantastic day or what!! I see they’ve set a new trend now of adding their video..Trend setter!!

  54. Asabi

    February 24, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Love love love their dance in the video…lol…May God bless the couple with a happy marriage and GORGEOUS kids

  55. KingsQueen

    February 24, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    the dance at the end, hahaha! can’t wait for mine after watching that…

  56. Pendo

    February 24, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    it should be illegal to be this beatiful!!! What a lovely couple Gods blessings to you both and loads of beautiful children………..

  57. 9jafoodie

    February 24, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Beautiful!

  58. Bumsha

    February 24, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    My beautiful inlaw. Beautiful wedding. xoxo

  59. doppleganger

    February 25, 2012 at 12:05 am

    loved the dance where she showed him how its done! lovely couple!

  60. Nikki

    February 25, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Congratulations! beautiful couple..God bless their marriage!

  61. HoneyDame

    February 25, 2012 at 4:28 am

    Now this is a couple so much in sync!!!! Oh goodness….that video was all things sweet..see how he was doting on her…..they obviously have so much fun together.
    Happy married life you beautiful two

    Bride’s make up for the white wedding, very daring!

  62. busola

    February 25, 2012 at 5:55 am

    These people are sooooo cute…. so in love with each other… I have said *awww* over 10 times already… #DEARFUTUREHUSBAND you can like to show now!!!! lol

  63. popoola omolade

    February 25, 2012 at 9:39 am

    hahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!finally the wedding the wedding is on BN :), have a blissful union.

  64. AAsh

    February 25, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Sooooooo happy…the couple are just fab….Lara is truely a delicate English flower….She’s a cute and beautiful lady with a lovely soul, i love d dance at the end of the video….Wishing Lara & Alex marital bliss……
    @Damilola (brides sister)……Wishn u joy in ur marriage too…U gals picked very handsome guys..*winks*
    @Amarachi Ubani…..can hear ur voice on metrofile….t’was fun growing up wit y’all…
    Bride’s makeup for the white wedding ….really daring, but i love her pink and red Levres by Ldivaa Lipsticks!

  65. Hot chocolate

    February 25, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    The couple tall, no be small. :p Congrats to dem. They thoroughly enjoyed demselves.

  66. ty

    February 25, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    the groom is sooo fine… conjugal bliss u two…

  67. chiamaka

    February 25, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    in the video, the couples dancing was so CUTE! it makes me wanna get married right now 🙁

  68. diva

    February 26, 2012 at 6:56 am

    nice

  69. doll

    February 26, 2012 at 10:47 am

    BEAUTIFULLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. joicee

    February 26, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    *What a handsome couple…may God bless your marriage.

  71. Chika

    February 26, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    These two are going to have some ridiculously goodlooking kids! Seriously! Cute couple

  72. sisiekomi

    February 26, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Beautiful couple!May God bless your union.

    http://www.sisiekomi.blogspot.com

  73. Diane Bola

    February 26, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    i think i’ve seen their face before i don’t know where

  74. Diane Bola

    February 26, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    now i remember it was on their pre-wedding shoots ……..NICE WEDDING

  75. naijababe

    February 26, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Who said, you have to be old to get married? I like to see young couples. Gorgeous couple.

    Okay, I need to make it clear to my mum, only introduce me to young and handsome men. She’s the queen of introducing her friend’s sons to me but they are usually not my type. Let me show her this wedding, so she can see the kind of man that I want.
    The last guy she introduced to me, was shota than me, he was 5’5, I’m 5’9, really mum? The other one, was way older, he had dried up pimples all over his face but mumsy said, as long as he’s a man of God and you can buy skin products for him. Me o, I’m a woman of God, but I want a handsome man of God.

    Bella, you are driving me crazy o, where do you find all these good looking couple from.

    • Hosea

      February 27, 2012 at 5:03 pm

      Lmaooo..parents should leave us alone and allow us meet the right person for us. We can’t just get married to anybody they want.

      Dried up pimples? lol. What if he refuses to use these products because he thinks his face looks flawless? Then you are stuck with the pimple-man. I know a guy with massive pimples all over his face and when you recommend certain products to him he makes all sorts of excuses. Not everyone thinks they need help.

  76. @Chizoba

    February 27, 2012 at 5:09 am

    beautiful wedding! & Alexander Adegboyega Adegbenro is quite handsome 😀

  77. kenny

    February 27, 2012 at 9:55 am

    awww…………. they look so so cute together! i wish i could find a love as true as this! congrats once again, and may God bless your union!

  78. jbabe

    February 27, 2012 at 10:19 am

    you wedding is blessedin the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. you guys look too good and am happy for you both.

  79. Mari-anne

    February 27, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    WAOOOWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!
    Cute couple!!! May the Almighty blessed their union and grants them with lovely babies!!

  80. Mariaah

    February 27, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Aww.. I sorta know this face (If its who I “know” lol) from Sheffield cos I have friends who went to Sheff Uni.. Wow she’s married..!! All the best Lara..

  81. Ifeoma

    February 27, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    omg the cake!! i miss home!

  82. Bianca

    February 28, 2012 at 3:27 am

    [email protected]
    Cute couple. Congrats, to the young couple, I pray they grow old together. Amen.

  83. dudubeauty

    February 28, 2012 at 3:28 am

    awwwwwwww…so beautiful!

  84. G estbelle

    February 28, 2012 at 8:35 am

    The cake and the dance at d end…….BEAUTIFUL

  85. wemimo

    February 28, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    i know say i try small for beauty dept….God abeg, make my husband fine o! these couple is too cute!!!! GOD bless ur union!

  86. Cynthia Fayomi

    February 29, 2012 at 3:24 pm

  87. Bunmi

    February 29, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Absolutely beautiful fairy-tale wedding!
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  88. Amira

    March 1, 2012 at 5:11 am

    Beautiful wedding. I love the cake a lot. I can’t stop laughing at the groom’s dance. They look like they were having fun, which is what it’s about.

  89. Gloria

    March 1, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Lovely couple by lovely parents. I wish u all the best.

  90. trich

    March 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    both young and charming!

  91. phentiola

    March 2, 2012 at 8:51 am

    OMG!!!!!!!! This is a match made in Heaven. May ur union be blessed with joy, happiness and beautiful children like u in Jesus name Amen. Luvly love story btw. Adey Adegbenro, Ebahi Ajayi and Sade Idowu I see u guys.

  92. crantz

    March 2, 2012 at 10:00 am

    oh boi! se fine couple….choi! i can imagine how their kids will look like! Cutest! God bless your union o

  93. OLAYIMIKA OGBENI - OJA.....

    March 3, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    CANDID OPINION HERE….Molara is a romantic ,the old school type,wink ..wink..you know what i mean..the type that falls in love with you and you are enjoy the relationship intellectually and spiritually….Don”t know much about the groom…The wedding? nice clothes but POOR PHOTOGRAPHY…Lara, you more stylish than that kinda photographer…WISH YOU LUCK….wink,wink….

  94. ann

    March 4, 2012 at 4:13 am

    TOOOOOOOOOO CUTEEE! *melts*

  95. faith

    March 4, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    too beautiful!

  96. KofoLina

    March 4, 2012 at 8:31 pm

  97. EKANEM JUDITH

    March 6, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    THIS WEDDING IS THE BOMB, FOR THE COUPLE THEY ARE DASHINGLY BEAUTIFUL AND I WISH THEM A LOVELY STAY ALL THE WAY. CHEEEEEERSSSSSSSSSSSS!

  98. SALAMATU YAKUBU

    March 9, 2012 at 1:37 am

    hmmmmmmm you both look alike, cant imagine your children, beauty and handsome…….. may God bless your union

  99. Dimma

    March 11, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    d guy can danceeeeeeeeeeeeee

  100. eunice

    March 11, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    this is so…………………….lovely happy married life

  101. oghenekevwe

    March 12, 2012 at 11:08 am

    I don’t know d couples, but I admirer them, I love them & I congratulate them.

  102. rrubystar

    March 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    bella naija, please always ask them where they get their aso oke and lace. abeg. for those of us that are not in naija. thank you. apart from that;
    L.O.V.E.L.Y couple. lovely.
    http://nigerianwomaninlondon.blogspot.com

  103. kamoli

    March 15, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    useless fotographer!! over airbrushing!

  104. Adaugo

    March 17, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    fine couple their kids will be very beautiful, i wish they Love, Joy, Favour and God’s Blessings as they grow together as one.

  105. hawtmom

    March 25, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    no caustic or evil comments so far,hmm dts a first! congrats n peace in ur homes ijn u guys thoroughly had funnnnn!

  106. Bimbo Ashiru

    March 26, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Great wedding story. Congrats to the couple.

  107. Anuli

    March 27, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Am happy that their distance relationship worked.. they inspired mine.. US and UK relationship is more than skyping

  108. Nky Chayoma

    March 28, 2012 at 11:23 am

    This is a wonderful site. I am enjoying it.

  109. IAmSurreal

    March 28, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    photoshop wanna finish the pictures. kilode? we did not say dont work on the pictures but to an extent they become blurred? where is our conscience?

  110. brittany cole

    April 4, 2012 at 6:37 am

    awwww love is such a beautiful thing…
    and marriage a wonderful arrangement…i wish them a happy married life

  111. mercy

    April 5, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    this wedding so great…. wao i love the couple they look so cute.

    God that did for you pls should do my so quick, i need it. pray with me. god bless this marriage.

  112. Toyin Oderinde

    April 12, 2012 at 4:13 am

    Congrats Ade.. really happy for you. May God continuously bless your union.

  113. JAnomaly

    May 9, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Beautiful couple. I see where the couple got their great looks from. The groom’s mom is very beautiful.

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