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Wedding Planner Extraordinaire Funke Bucknor-Obruthe presents ‘The Essential Bridal Handbook’



Nigeria’s foremost Event Planner – Funke Bucknor-Obruthe is set to launch ‘The Essential Bridal Handbook’.

Funke, Founder & Creative Director of Zapphaire Events (an event consultancy, marketing, planning and management company) has published a ground-breaking body of work based on her years in the event planning business along with contributions from key experts and icons in the events management industry: The Essential Bridal Handbook.

This Bridal Handbook, a first-of-its-kind practical guide to the Nigerian wedding terrain for the bride searching for excellence, shines the light on important issues surrounding the Pre-Wedding, Wedding and Post-Wedding phases. The book offers detailed information about every aspect of the planning process to help every bride make critical decisions, and checklists and worksheets to keep them organized. It also includes the all-important journal page that encourages them to record their thoughts and ideas as they go through the planning process.

The Bridal hand book which also contains loads of practical information is intended to be a Resource Directory on the latest in wedding planning trends and options as well as service providers’ selection guide complete with templates to use as they meet and engage various vendors.

The Essential Bridal Handbook has a lot of great features; it is easy to read, has tabs for easy category finding, it has contact details of various vendors, a bridal calendar plan and more…

Book Launch
Date: Saturday 31st March, 2012
Venue: Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island

The Bridal handbook is already available at various stores nationwide:

  • House of Tara- 13A road 12 Onikepo Akande Street, off Admiralty way, Lekki
  • BMPro-13B Awori road, Dolphin Estate Ikoyi
  • Silverbird Galleria Stores (Lagos/Abuja/Porthacourt)
  • SAS Textiles Store- Shoprite Plaza, Surulere
  • TerraKulture-  Tiamiyu Savage Street Victoria Island
  • Bobo’s Clothing Store – 9/11 Agbaoku Street, Opebi, Ikeja(Behind TFC)
  • The Bridal Gallery- Pentagon Plaza, 23, Opebi Road Ikeja
  • Harbour Point – 4 Wilmot road, off Ahmadu bello way Victoria Island
  • City Hall- Catholic Mission Street, Lagos-Island
  • Greetings Cards and Gift Store-Falomo Shopping Centre, Suite C3
  • Debonair Bookstore – 294, HerbertMacaulay Street, Sabo, Yaba
  • Glendora Book Store- Falomo Shopping Centre, Suite C4

Contact: For more info and general enquiries

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. faith

    March 16, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    good for her…i love her weave….

  2. juliet

    March 16, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    How do I get a copy of the book since i reside in Port-Harcourt.

    • stella

      March 16, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      Silverbird Galleria store Port-Harcourt

    • Austine Ojovbo

      March 16, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      Kindly Call 07069596951 as written above *wink*

    • Austine Ojovbo

      March 16, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      Kindly Call 07069596951 or send an enqiry e-mail to [email protected], as written above *wink*

    • tolulope

      April 11, 2012 at 11:11 am

      good morning juliet, u can get d bridal handbook in silver bird galleria or house of tara in PH

  3. qmb!

    March 16, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Silverbird Galleria Stores (Lagos/Abuja/Porthacourt)-Juliet!

  4. Chika

    March 16, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Good job, Mrs Bucknor-Obruthe…knowing naija people and the way we love weddings, this is really wonderful. When is it available on iBooks, since some of us are not in the country to buy a hard copy? 🙂

    • Funke b obruthe

      March 16, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      Thanks so much chika. Very soon on iBooks and online

  5. Funke b obruthe

    March 16, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    It’s also available at the social place on awolowo road 96 beside megacare

  6. chi

    March 17, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    @ frank…

  7. Kemo

    March 17, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Nice one.
    Can’t wait for a copy. I better like it o

  8. alakija maimuna

    March 17, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Interestin conceptn taking branding to another level. Are the books sold outside Nigeria yet?

  9. businesswoman

    March 17, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    such a great businesswoman!she knows ha stuff well and is definitely flying high!cant wait to get my hands on it!

  10. Personal Shopper

    March 18, 2012 at 8:56 am

  11. sweetdazzle

    March 19, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Must commend d book,its an eye opener for couples on how to plan a successful wedding.A MUST READ!!grab ur copy at house of tara ,banex plaza wuse 2 abuja if u reside in abuja.

    • Rabina

      March 20, 2012 at 10:43 am

      ‘an eye opener for couples on how to plan a successful wedding’- what a rather strange thing to say- planning your wedding is the easy part, it is making your marriage work that is the hard part but somehow, Nigerians fail to distinguish between the two

  12. funke bucknor-obruthe

    March 19, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    kemo you will love it

  13. Wedding Reception Decor

    March 20, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Nice post, thank you for sharing. You have really imparted useful knowledge. A very useful post I must say. Awesome content. I bookmarked it for future reference.

  14. ms pretty

    March 20, 2012 at 8:29 am

    obviously a paid advert, all comments screened & positive – for d 1st time

  15. smiley

    March 20, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    how much is it?

  16. Olaolu

    March 20, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Please how do I get it in Ibadan?

  17. Dami_blinks

    March 20, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Should get my copy pretty soon…


    March 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Nice nice, great idea and initiative. Well done!

  19. Kay

    March 23, 2012 at 8:35 am

    hahaha. I have actually attended one of the events she managed and saw her boss and order her staff around like some uncultured and untrained people. Not fair if you ask me. Anyway wish her well.

  20. The Wise Fool

    March 23, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Price is N7500……ONLY!….lol

  21. wums

    March 27, 2012 at 7:51 am

    It would come in handy for brides to be. I don’t believe price is N7,500 …..that must be a joke….ha ha

  22. Funke b obrutheI

    March 27, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Grab a copy. Thanks

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  24. Sparkle

    April 4, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Seems like the price is actually #7,500 right? . . FOR REAL??? . . . ”Blinks eye”

  25. Funke b obruthe

    April 6, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Its 7500

  26. Bunmi 'Mila

    April 13, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Beautiful idea, i must say! Welldone Funke. Ok after all wedding ceremony comes the blessings of addition-BABIES! Pls contact me to plan your child’s birthday, offering childrn’s centred services ONLY for all themed party supplies & mgt. Tx

  27. Selcah Events Abuja

    February 20, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    The book is really Amazing. Well done Ma

  28. olamide saphyr

    April 30, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Very knowledgeable… getting my copy asap

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