Everlasting Bliss: Oyinkansola Ogundipe & Oluwadare Famuyide Wed

Some search all around the world for love, while others are pleasantly surprised to find it…just around the corner! Oyinkansola Ogundipe and Oluwadare Famuyide met years ago while they were neighbours in Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja, Lagos. One day, he gave her a ride home from her university; from that point, they connected and their friendship soon grew into a relationship.

After six years of dating, Oyinkan suspected that a proposal was in the horizon especially after Dare got her to try on a ring tester for size but he still surprised her with a magical proposal a year later. One day, he called her up and invited her out for a romantic dinner. While they were in the restaurant, Dare whipped out a stunning ring and asked his love, Oyinkan to be his wife! Oyinkan describes this moment as “absolutely amazing“!…You know she said YES.

On the 14th of January 2012, Oyinkan and Dare committed to share their lives, together in holy matrimony. Oyinkan was a stunning bride in her gorgeous custom-made ivory mermaid dress with hand embroidered three quarter sleeves and a corseted bodice bedazzled with Swarovski crystals. For her walk down the aisle and vows, Oyinkan completed her bridal look with a lace-edged tulle cathedral length veil while Dare was handsome in a bespoke grey suit. After their sweet “I Dos”, the couple moved on to the reception which was vibrantly decorated in bold red hues! The bridesmaids, flowers and guests in their aso-ebi also infused this signature colour into their looks. The bride wasn’t left out as she clutched her red bouquet and added a hidden touch of red via the soles of her glittery Louboutins.

It was all fun at the reception with a surprise performance by superstar Wande Coal and lots more!

BN wishes Oyinkan and Dare a blessed life together, forever as one!

Pre-Wedding Video

White Wedding

Traditional Engagement

~ Photography by Ade Plumptrehttp://www.adeplumptre.org/

Wedding Dates:
Traditional Engagement – 12th January 2012
White Wedding – 14th January 2012

Wedding Venues:
Traditional Engagement – Multipurpose Hall, University of Lagos
White Wedding Reception – KFA Events Center, Lekki

Wedding Theme: Glam!

Bride’s Wedding Dress: Addax Bridal, Dubai
Groom’s Suit: Saville Row Co., London
Bride’s Reception Dress: Maggie Sottero
Bride’s Feathered Fascinator: Ene Maya Lawani
Bridesmaids Dresses: House of Divas
Bridesmaids Hairpieces: Ene Maya Lawani
Decor: Rostal Flowers
Wedding Coordination: Zapphaire Events
MC: Koffi
Bride’s Makeup: Banke Meshida-Lawal for BM|Pro
Bride’s Hair: BM|Pro
Bridal Party Hair/Makeup: Daniel’s Place | BM|Pro
Music Band – Traditional Engagement: Queen Ayo Balogun
Music Band – White Wedding: Shuga Band
Cakes: Celebration Cakes
Food: Malas
Drinks: Blueworld
Small Chops: Saheeto | Zest
Cocktails: Heavenly Treats | Elle’s Ice box
Dessert: Ooh La La
Wedding Photography: Ade Plumptre
Wedding Videography: Fab Weddings
Additional Photography: CPL Photographers

115 Comments on Everlasting Bliss: Oyinkansola Ogundipe & Oluwadare Famuyide Wed
  • Raychelle May 16, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Fab wedding!!! Beautiful pictures..the bridesmaids dresses are divine and the bride’s wedding gown is too. She totally rocked the fascinator. Fine fine people everywhere. God bless their marriage!!

  • Simbi May 16, 2012 at 1:47 am

    OMG!Too gorgeous, i cant even stand it!!!LOVELY!

  • Miss Pepeye May 16, 2012 at 1:49 am

    Bella, Wedding feature finally!!!!

  • Myhairmybeauty May 16, 2012 at 1:51 am

    The brides smile is sooo beautiful and genuine! What a beautiful couple!

  • madman May 16, 2012 at 2:10 am

    the bride is fine. daaayuumm!!

  • scouser May 16, 2012 at 2:23 am

    please oooo…were i go see this kain man marry…a man wey get money, wey fit spend for me and on top love me like he has neva loved before….pls oooooo….i need dis kain tin in my life….Amen

  • OmoBolanle May 16, 2012 at 2:26 am

    I have been patiently waiting jor!
    Beautiful pictures. I am in love with her dress.
    I kind of like the white and red theme…..

  • Layo May 16, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Loved their pre-wedding video and of course the pictures. They are such a cute couple.

  • nikki May 16, 2012 at 3:12 am

    wow! the groom is handsome

  • MzD May 16, 2012 at 3:27 am

    Love this…what a mature and true union. NO Gimmick

  • missappleberry May 16, 2012 at 4:39 am

    At last a wedding feature! *phew*

  • Sansarai May 16, 2012 at 5:36 am

    Hallelujaaaahhh! Bella has finally seen fit to give us a new wedding feature. I take God beg you…don’t make us wait another month abi three weeks for a new wedding. Can you kindly make this a weekly or bi-weekly thing pretty please? Thenx

    • FBN May 16, 2012 at 11:41 am

      Yes oh! Bella Naija, you keep us devoted wedding fans waiting too long for these wedding posts. I mean, the videos of Stephanie Idahosa’s and Chidi Mokeme’s weddings were great but we don’t see things in the same detail as we do with the pics (and sometimes our broadband won’t allow some of us to view the videos anyway). Please now don’t be keeping us starved of wedding pics for so long. So we will expecting another post in a week’s time, right? 🙂

      • Hotspice May 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm

        In a week’s time ke? tommoro sharp sharp. we wedding fans cant wait that long.

  • J May 16, 2012 at 5:47 am

    Adeola Tokan-lawal, I see you

  • iamfascinating May 16, 2012 at 6:06 am
  • busarni May 16, 2012 at 8:20 am

    @scouser: check me out,i am loaded to the ,,,,,,. beautiful,happy people every where.wish dem llnp,. Who’s next?

  • shade May 16, 2012 at 8:41 am

    @scouser, the guy almost definitely did not spend all the money for the wedding, as it is a yoruba wedding he probably bought only his suit and their rings. In the Yoruba culture, the brides family does most of the spending
    Beautiful weedding BTW

    • iya oloja May 16, 2012 at 9:30 am

      Not necessarily…that was in the 80’s and 90’s….a lot of ‘Yoruba’ grooms are taking the chunk of the expenses…up to 70% at least!

  • Dahlia Voka May 16, 2012 at 8:52 am

    @Shade Thanks for informing me about that

  • Onyinye May 16, 2012 at 8:54 am

    So much love….wish them HML……

  • molarah May 16, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Here I was thinking a red themed wedding would look scary or off, but this is wow! And I LOVE the bridesmaid dresses! Wish them a wonderful wonderful union together.

  • kassi May 16, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Beautiful!!! Beautiful!!! iLike.

    But in reality sha to have this “bellanaija wedding look” de cost oh!!!! I don count my teeth with my tongue oh, my mama no marry rich man.

    • Denise May 16, 2012 at 9:53 am

      Dont worry, my love! God will provide for you and you will have the wedding of your dreams, and more importantly – the marriage of your dreams!

  • diamond May 16, 2012 at 9:27 am

    i still insist that there’s something about the colour red. most impressed with the bridesmaids dresses, beautiful and matured. What a wonderful couple! Beautiful wedding. Seems they had lots of fun. Wish them a blissful married life.

  • LPS May 16, 2012 at 9:36 am

    At last!!! Wedding post on BN

  • osede May 16, 2012 at 10:18 am


  • QueenofEverything May 16, 2012 at 10:30 am

    OMG! thank you thank you thank you BN – this is just what i needed! *phew* 🙂 (yes, i know it’s also a little bit sad that i’m this excited)

  • cassidy May 16, 2012 at 10:43 am

    lovely wedding, love d wedding gown and the bridesmaids dresses…….. bukky lawal i see u 🙂

  • chigal May 16, 2012 at 11:05 am

    dont i just love hairy guys?

  • Priscy May 16, 2012 at 11:41 am

    gosh….so so so beautiful. i wish dem a happy married life

  • honeymix May 16, 2012 at 11:48 am

    BN 4 d past 2wks av bin checkin all 4 a new wedding pics and am like FABULOUSITY is d only word i can use 2 describe dis.buh she used d colours i want both 4 my trad and my dream wedding cos RED is my color.i use them as a point of contact,as pple celebrated wif them,smiled and wished them a blissful marriage so also will pple do 4 me.i rove d bridesmaid dresses.i am so going to sow the style of those bridesmaid’s dresses.THE BRIDE IS BEAU.

  • Tai May 16, 2012 at 11:55 am

    was at this wedding.. this post is late sha.. the wedding was so much fun and the couple… very lovely chaps.. Congrats again guys!

  • lolly May 16, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    congrat oyinkan what a lovely wedding(AGC)

  • annie May 16, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    stunning, beautiful mehn dis is too fine, thumbs up naija we are beautuful….

  • tee May 16, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    i neva see average income earner’s wedding pics on this site before. it is always the gorgeous moneyed ones that you see with all the famous vendors and service providers.

    • lala May 19, 2012 at 10:22 am

      what has that got to do with anything?? if you don’t like lavish weddings don’t look at bellenaija SIMPLE. if you know you cant afford the vendors, use cheaper ones.

  • Love May 16, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    finally, whew, a wedding feature….pls dont starve us again………i so love the bridesmaid dresses and the wedding gown…printed them already..wink*

  • MIMI May 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm


  • Tayo May 16, 2012 at 1:13 pm


  • brittany May 16, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    this is a true NIGERIAN WEDDING!!so beautiful..

  • Woman May 16, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Thank you bella naija for my wedding fix it was worth the wait…… Btw this wasnt lovely it is WONDERMENT! Baba God please do my own, me to i want a handsome God fearing husband. Amen

  • babe May 16, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Vri glam

  • ella May 16, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    ITs the bride’s mum that is the beauty …check her out…I dont think d bride is as beautiful as her mum is …Wonderful wedding .God bless them

  • dbaby May 16, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    May God bless their union

  • thenigerianexperience May 16, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Brides smile…stellar 🙂 Congratulations to the couple!!

  • Lulu May 16, 2012 at 3:10 pm


  • Baby Dee May 16, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Very nice!, The groom is eye candy sha! Oyin you carry eye go market ooo.

  • BOOOLLAA May 16, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    ha , the pre-wedding video was funny when the guy kissed her on the lips and she said ,,Hope my mum is not watching…Lol cute and funny couple

  • Marilyn007 May 16, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    All I can say is Gorgeous!!!!

  • opeyemi May 16, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee d wedding dress, my wedding is coming up in August wish to get somtin like this.

  • Handmaiden May 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Was at the wedding, the pictures are really nice. Oyinkan and Dare,so happy for uu.

  • tito May 16, 2012 at 3:47 pm


  • tito May 16, 2012 at 4:07 pm


  • seeme May 16, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Beautiful bride!!!!!!!!!1 beautiful weddn

  • Janded May 16, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Finally a wedding. phew! Love the colours. Lovely brides maids dresses

  • shanday May 16, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    D bride is gorgeous. Fab makeup. They are such a cute couple

  • DuChess O May 16, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Am I the only one who noticed that the bridemaids dresses are similar to the bride’s wedding dress?? That is simply AMAZING!!! Some brides want their bridemaids to look shabby (I still don’t know why?!?) but these ladies look stunning. I hope the bachelors at the wedding were not dulling o! 😉

    Kudos to the bride! You do well on ALL counts, including your yummy groom.

  • naija4life May 16, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I love the video, too cute and genuine. Now, I want to see more videos. Also, I like the fact that they met in Nigeria, are in Nigeria, it’s good to see you don’t have to come here to the U.S or U.K to find love. These two are definitely best friends and love each other.
    Naija men in Nigeria look good. I always said, I will marry a Nigerian American like me, but now I’m open. Beautiful wedding, May God continue to bless their marriage.

  • Isay May 16, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    May God bless this Union IJN.. Love the bridesmaid dresses, not revealing yet classy. But it seems I’m on a long thing ohh..would be 25 in 5 months time and no Bf in view. God hope you are watching ohhhh(im still waiting)

  • Bumsylee May 16, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Beautiful wedding. Lovely people.

  • Amber May 16, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Love the back of the dress.fab

  • DuChess O May 16, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Dear BN,

    I’m sure you know that your wedding feature is a big sell for many of us. So, to reiterate what my lovely fellow BN readers have pointed out – biko, stop dulling and find more fab weddings to upload in a timely manner.

    Best regards,
    Concerned BN Reader

  • GIRLEY BABE May 16, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Cool. Glamorous wedding, beutiful copule. Gods love,blessings and peace in your home. Amen. My turn is verrry soon. Amen.

  • Nikki May 16, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    OMGGGG….This is AMAZING! It just really brightened my day…I’m an ardent fan of bellanaija, but for the first time, I can almost say i see a perfect example of what i want for myself, cos the love is just so evident…not just the wedding, the story is amazing,the video almost brought me to tears..makes me look forward to falling in love! This couple is blessed forever..God bless their marriage with excellence and fruitfulness!

  • chichi May 16, 2012 at 9:38 pm


  • faith May 17, 2012 at 5:02 am

    I wish Dem HML

  • Noms May 17, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Finally….. Like other fans have said,pls don’t keep us waiting again o. LOVELY. The best picture goes to. . . Picture No.7. If u want the bridesmaid dresses you can hola @ me.

  • Chloeze May 17, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Beautiful! Love the bride in the traditional attire. And dat kiss!!! You could see they were in the seventh heaven. Congrats to you both!

  • hmmmmm May 17, 2012 at 11:53 am

    beautiful bride..nice colors however the bride should be advised that black is beautiful..her knuckles gave her out!

  • Miss-I-No-Do-Kele-Kele May 17, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Aww congrats Oyinkan & Dare!! Another A-Hall Bride!! Next is Nicole Chukwueke.. Will be attending that one.. So excited!

  • keity May 17, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    lovely weding finally a couple dat met in Nigeria!!!!!!!!!!!bin waiting for that 1 God bless their union

    • Simbi May 17, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      Bella N has featured many couples that met in Naija!

  • LP May 17, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    OYINKIIIIII!!!! Love love love God bless you and Dare!!! ..

  • funke May 17, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Their love is radiating through my laptop to me… love the video, so cute…back to exam revision smh


  • Niño May 17, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Best wishes oyin and dare….thanks for sharing your day with us…..God bless your marriage!

  • jennietobbie May 18, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Lord…..*gasps* bless these beautiful people jorrrr!!!!! wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy toooo beautiful!!!!!damnnnn……..

  • barbz May 18, 2012 at 7:55 am

    just lyk their wedding theme: GLAM.. elegant, nice photos.. God bless ya home.

  • wums May 18, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Bella I love weddings! chei…..see fine boys ooooo….I don marry sha, no regrets(lol). Lovely couple ,loved their rings!

  • wemimo May 18, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    nice weddin…God!!!! bet y? when will my own come na??

  • dede May 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    father of the bride my lecturer in school. nice wedding

  • LadyT May 18, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    I like the wedding video I think all couples should do this so when the going gets tough they have something to refer to, to remind them why they got togther in the first place. The bride has a beautiful smile her beauty really shines through when she smiles. The groom is very fine. Lovely wedding lovely couple wish them all the best. Till death do them part may the grow very old together. Amen

  • simi May 19, 2012 at 12:05 am

    the video wow! very funny
    my mom is watching……
    whatttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt hahahahahahahahaho

  • Lakavana May 19, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Amazing!!!! Congrats Oyinx n Dare, God bless your union!!!

  • remi May 19, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Why am i just seeing this? That my church and getting married there! Hml.

  • marvel May 19, 2012 at 6:25 am

    That’s what I am talking about…. She articulated her love for this man like no one else and acknowledged that he is her go-to person even when they are NOT TALKING. That is life and it is real.
    I have NEVER understood the ‘he can pray’ or ‘she is a prayer warrior’ school of thought. What has that got to do with marrying someone? Wishing this gorgeous couple the very best of what life has to bring!

  • Anonymous May 20, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Can I already fall in love please? They are such a cute couple and it’s evident that they are head over heels in love with themselves. Best friends in every sense of the word. To the couple- it would not always be this beautiful but remember how it all started and everything would fall into place! Happy Married Life to this beautiful couple.
    P.S: Mr right, please be on your way 😉

  • B May 20, 2012 at 8:46 am

    bella, to reiterate, i come on here only for the weddings so more is better!!! Also i read that the bride’s dress was custom made-does anyone have more information about where to go/who to contact for custom made wedding dresses. thanks!

  • IMA May 20, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    touching video…(teary eyes)

  • funtizzy May 21, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    beautiful bride , lovely pic.congratulation 2 you both.

  • jossy May 22, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    see my girls all looking fabulous, wura , oge ,i c u oooo. oyinkan congratulations, may GOD bless your union

  • Vivian May 23, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Wishing them the best, happy marriage, long live and prosperity, also wishing myself good too a colourful marriage

  • Bee May 24, 2012 at 1:19 am

    At first I was like wow what a wedding, nice pictures/entertainment blah blah, totally missed the video. She speaks so glowingly of her husband, she continuously emphasized his character and I think that is what every bride should aspire to – someone with integrity. God bless their friendship and bring to fruition all their dreams.

  • Ondbit_Baba May 24, 2012 at 7:56 am

    It is a good and marvelous thing. The wedding is great and a big event in history.

  • funmi May 24, 2012 at 11:11 am

    That wedding was mad fun!!!

  • hephzibah May 24, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    At last! Awww this is lovely lovely loooooovely! They look so happy. I especially liked the ‘kiss’ pix on trad. #makesense. Happy married life to ’em. Now I await the return of the MY STYLE

  • chi-chi May 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    you know one thing i really love about this wedding….its D-E-C-E-N-T …I just love the fact that i can actually appreciate all the smiles,beauty,laughter and joy without my igbo-girl-senses going “omg!! too much cleavage or chineke!! her bridesmaids dresses are too short oh!! “

  • Vivalicious May 30, 2012 at 2:10 pm


  • wienna June 1, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Gorgeous couple.

  • Florence June 1, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Wooow!! Beautiful bride, beautiful wedding.. I soooo love the bridesmaids color. They gurls rock!

  • zapphaire events June 1, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    lovely wedding,lovely couple etc . we totally loved planning and coordinating this wedding

  • mama June 1, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    fabulosity abeg………..

  • iya ibeji June 4, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Beautiful! Absolutely! Congrats guys!

  • tokunbo June 12, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    beautiful bride and handsome groom i can just imagine what the kids would look like too much mehn ride on people

  • Sweet Mama Africa June 12, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Beautiful couple when you start making babies don’t forget to share with us

  • frances June 18, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Awesome & may God bless this union. I can see my friend Ogay is one of the bridesmaids digging it too.

  • Dazzlingangel June 19, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    This bride and groom left me speechless – Wow !!!I am looking foward to my big day- I draw my inspiration from u

  • Bellissimo Concept June 22, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Very colorful

  • Dee June 22, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Awww… beautiful. Very cute couple, elegant wedding… everything on point and most important they look very happy. God bless them.

  • patty June 29, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    This is excellent

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  • Anita Lokoson December 31, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    wow nice wedding. I can’t wait to have my own wedding and my family and well wishers will attend.

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