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WED Expo Stormed Lagos for 2 Days – Photos from Nigeria’s Largest Wedding Exhibition



It was an event we all expected to successful but based on reviews it was more than successful. As you scroll down and see the pictures you will understand what I mean. WED Expo 2012 was an absolute success as it had the best of the best of the wedding industry with about 120 exhibitors and over 10,000 guests that walked through the halls from brides and grooms to parents of brides and grooms to be and friends it was an mazing crowd. This proved to be the largest ever wedding exhibition to happen in Western Africa. Lots of activities and It was hosted in one of the largest tents in Nigeria owned by Balmoral Halls.

Everyone had fun and it was a place to be. It fast became the talk of town due to the success. Brides and Grooms came from cities all over Nigeria including Kano, Calabar, Uyo, Owerri, Abuja and many more places. The MC for the show was HeadMastar.

The WED Couture Bridal Show hosted by Koffi was state of the art as 4 major designers Yemi Osunkoya (Kosibah), Frank Osodi, Ade Bakare and Mai Atafo showcased their new collections. The night ended with Shuga Band entertaining guests while DJ Humility handled the whole show including the main exhibition.

It was an event that changed the wedding industry landscape in Nigeria.

WED Magazine the organizers of WED Expo 2012 have advised that the DVD of the exhibition will be packaged with every copy of their 1 Year Anniversary Mega Edition. See the video trailer to know what to expect.

Now we are all looking forward to WED Expo 2013 and details will be coming out soon. For enquiries email [email protected], call 07001111933 or Visit

The 2012 Wed Expo

iPad giveaway presentation by Akin Eso, Publisher – WED Magazine

The WED Couture Bridal Show – Finale – MAI Atafo Inspired, Ade Bakare, Kosibah & Frank Osodi




Wed Expo Sponsors & Partners
Premium sponsors – Afromedia and INDeals.
Swift Networks – Official Internet Partner | MegaScreen – Official Video Visual Partner | Stagemakerz – Official Runway Partner | Studio 24 – Official Photographers | Khuraira – Official Makeup Partner for the Bridal Show | Salon Kayz – Official Hair Partner for the Bridal Show | Xqwizit Ushers – Official Guest Services Partner | Spartan Security – Official Security Partner | GTech – Official Web Partner | Fountain Springs – Exhibition Booth Partner | Shuga Entertainment – Official Band and Sound Partner | – Official SMS Partner | Big Sam Media – Official PR Partner | Extensis – Official Video Partner | Nitelife Media – Official Video Graphics Partner | Innovative Exhibitions – Official Exhibition Consultants

Photo Credit: Studio 24 (Official photographers of WED Expo 2012) | Temisan Atoyebi of Tap Studios | Kola Oshalusi | Ayodeji Adekoya of Majick Brush Photography
BellaNaija is the official media partner of the 2012 Wed Expo


  1. LPS

    April 16, 2012 at 9:30 am

  2. Nnena

    April 16, 2012 at 9:50 am

    WOW this is what i call an exhibition. Kudos to the WED team for putting this up

  3. 9ky4God

    April 16, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Good 1. Thumps up

  4. jj

    April 16, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Well done wed magazine’s Akineso! He has set the pace! Fantastic event

  5. Miss Sarcasm

    April 16, 2012 at 10:11 am

    really nice

  6. Kunle

    April 16, 2012 at 10:13 am

    It looks like it was mega full. Looking forward to the next one. Cant miss it

  7. kemi

    April 16, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Wed Expo 2012 was da bomb! Wow! You wouldn’t believe something of this magnitude and quality could be put together in Naija. Awesome is just the word. Really looking forward to Wed Expo 2013. The organisers outdid themselves this year and so I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us next year.

  8. shade

    April 16, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Thumbs up wed mag, doubt;its the largest exhibition so far..,I can’t wait †☺ witness 2013 exhibition…keep it up n God bless U̶̲̥̅̊

  9. aurelia

    April 16, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Fantastic! Now that’s a proper Wedding Expo! Welldone! 2013 WedExpo,here I come!!!

  10. Priscy

    April 16, 2012 at 10:27 am

    everybody is having fun…nice

  11. wale Bakare

    April 16, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Great event with lovely pictures, quite a while i saw something like this in Naija

  12. sisiekomi

    April 16, 2012 at 10:44 am

  13. Elegbede F.

    April 16, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Awesome pictures. Enviable entrepreneurial input. Welldone.

  14. Gbemi

    April 16, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Did this happen in Lagos? Wow the wedding industry is going places. This is massive. This is definitely the largest.

  15. Seun

    April 16, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Niceee. what about the competition and 10million alle xp paid wedding prize? didnt read anyth of that tho…

  16. Teey

    April 16, 2012 at 10:58 am

    I was there , trust me it made a whole lot of sense . Wed Expo 2013 please come fast o!

  17. innocent

    April 16, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Twas a international standard exhibition setup.the ambience was awesome.I can’t wait for the expanded edition come next year.kudos to the organisers.

  18. wale

    April 16, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Lovely pictures. Great event

  19. deji

    April 16, 2012 at 11:13 am

    good job joke, u guys really pulled this one off.must be at d next episode…..

  20. bukky okubanjo

    April 16, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Nice!! Can’t wait 4 Wed Expo 2013!!!

  21. mojisola bashorun

    April 16, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Beautiful. Thumb up guys

  22. Yemi Royal

    April 16, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Nice one, its surpases my expectation.. You can see more of our exhibited works at:

  23. Wunmi

    April 16, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Wed expo 2012 was a MEGA SUCCESS. The organizers out did themselves and proved that they can bring western world standards to Lagos. I was highly impressed. As in, I will not miss out on WED EXPO 2013.

  24. Debola

    April 16, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Absolutely Fantastic. A lot of glam and attention to detail. The turn out was amazing.

  25. Funke

    April 16, 2012 at 11:47 am

    WOW… The Wed Expo event was really nice. They really set the bar high. It seems like this Wed magazine/Wed expo people are here to stay.

  26. Funmy

    April 16, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Awesome stuff. Well done WED team.

  27. Kemi u

    April 16, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Wow Wow Wow. Heard a lot about the event. My friends were there but i culdnt make it

  28. lola

    April 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Hw I wish I ws jst geting married.wonderful concept

  29. Tadeni

    April 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Wow, you really did it. Akin i’m so proud of you. Good job

  30. Tosin

    April 16, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Wedexpo 2012 was indeed a place to be and a very successful event! Thumbs up Akin Eso, I’m already counting down to Wedexpo 2013.

  31. olanike boboye

    April 16, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Gift shack rockssssssssssss

  32. Mayowa Adeeyo

    April 16, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Wedexpo was indeed the largest,i encourage all other vendors who did not participate in the 2012 expo,not to miss out from the 2013 expo,it would be better and splendid………………

  33. KenShorE

    April 16, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Great Job! My brother, my friend.

  34. Seun

    April 16, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Awesome job! Kudos to Wed expo team……..woohoo

  35. 1960chic

    April 16, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    I think this beats all exhibitions

  36. Oba

    April 16, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    WED Expo 2011, was a right hit and just at the right time. Mr. Akin Eso, you got it really right, more power to your elbows.Judging by this performance, i can surely tell that WED Expo 2013 would be a slam.

  37. bang

    April 16, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    see that man’s sweat patch

  38. omon

    April 16, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    this is the new dictionary for wedding exhibition in Nigeria,so glad i did not miss it . let go akin in 2013

  39. Jero

    April 16, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    excellent pictures. I don’t need to be told it was successful

  40. Janded

    April 16, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Great event. I miss naija

  41. Efeonome Tessy

    April 16, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    This was an experience of a life time! Simply put, the whole package was totally out of this world! Welldone, Team Wed expo! Thumbs up!!!

  42. jaykay

    April 17, 2012 at 3:01 am

    Now all other ‘so-called’ wedding exhibitions can see how its really done. I think they should all just leave it to the Wed team. Cos from what I can see, they probably can’t catch up. Fantastic job Wed team.

  43. Sarah

    April 17, 2012 at 3:03 am

    This is the type of event that should be produced in Nigeria. Great job.

  44. naa

    April 17, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    the Joy Fm Bridal fair

  45. Young Senator

    April 17, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    The organizers deserve correct presidential award for something of this magnitude under one year. Very very very very impressive

  46. Tolani

    April 17, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Wow,wow… Good job. This is the best wedding exhibition I have ever been too. Hands down… Congratulations to Mr. Akin Eso and his team. This was a fabulous event. I cannot miss it next year for anything

  47. tina

    April 18, 2012 at 12:02 am

    I was one of the exhibitors so bcos am not Frank Osodi nor Kosibah you pole didn’t showcase my stand. Pls give we up and coming the opportunity to get there too, afterall the so called big names started somewhere.

    • Akin Eso

      April 19, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      Hello Tina,

      Thank you for exhibiting at WED Expo 2012. If you look at the pictures you will see the focus was not on the vendors name because we are sure you got a lot of prospects. There were about 125 exhibitors but only have a few pictures up. Don’t worry on the next edition we will have a whole lot more pictures.

      Thanks for your business and hope to see you in WEd Expo 2013

  48. Bukola

    April 18, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Great job! Our industry is gettin bigger cnt wait 4 d nxt edition!

  49. korede

    April 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Lots of variety, extensive selections made for a stimulating event.

  50. Oly

    April 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Nice event, now l know how my wedding dress will look like. Wil attend WED next year as l can c dat it was fun n colourful.

  51. blessing johnson

    April 19, 2012 at 3:14 am

    Its d best,loved d pictures.kodos to u guys

  52. erica

    April 20, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Attended the event and i have to congratulate the organisers. this is the first show i have been to in Nigeria that was able to meets international standards. Naija going places.. i like.

  53. Frank

    April 25, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Wow whoever wrote these reviews is either not been there or are friends of Akin. I was there and that event was a total disaster!

  54. rita

    April 26, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    well i attended d expo and it was splendid but i had a problem wit some of d vendors cos they sized u up first b/4 attending 2 u and most of d stuffs were expensive and i wondered if there’s a space 4 any1 on a low budget, apart 4rm that every other thing was cool and i had fun

  55. cassandra

    April 30, 2012 at 11:35 am

    for you to have a full package u need to consider a proper african lady here talking of the plumpy/fat ladies. so when they watch dis they cud easily picture themslves wearing one of d gowns

  56. Photography by Abi

    May 9, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    No regrets about doing the show it was great

  57. Bimbo okutinyang,

    May 25, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Wow! Weldone Akin this is awesome would definitely be a part of this next year!

  58. C

    October 16, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    And while people like these are struggling with all these, relatives in Nigeria will be expecting them to send £££ from the abroad. God help us. Many Britons have never left the UK but we go through all sorts to live in the abroad. It is well.

  59. C

    October 16, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Ooops that comment was in error!

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