The BellaNaija Weddings team kicked off something really special on Monday last week and we close off with a dazzling finale today!
The BellaNaija.com anniversary month is in July and over the past 7 days, we have celebrated BN at 6 by delving into our BN Weddings vault. We scooped out 6 fabulous proposal stories…from simple romantic proposals to dramatic productions.
Attorney Lyndah Ofili & Engineer Chris Ehumadu tied the knot in April 2012 and their wedding theme “Luxury defined…”, it’s clear that Lyndah & Chris definitely pulled off their dream wedding.
Chris proposed to Lyndah “way up in the sky“, we wont give too much away but let’s just say he took her breath away with his romantic proposal.
Before “She Said Yes” – How Lyndah & Chris Met
We met in the winter of 2009 through our mutual friend. It’s kind of weird; we could have actually met before then: earlier in the year, Lyndah had received a new work assignment in New Jersey and finally moved in the month of March, and the same month, Chris started attending her home church. We have no doubt in our minds that would have been the starting point for us, but even though we missed it once, the Lord still realigned our footsteps. Who knows? We probably wouldn’t have taken each other seriously then with the move and then long distance. Ultimately, we believe God wanted this to happen the way it did and that’s exactly what happened.
My sweetheart is so traditional, he had initially asked my mom for my hand in marriage before I knew of anything. I’m pretty good at snooping but they kept this well away from me 🙂
On Sept 18th, 2011, we arrived in London to attend the London Fashion Week Designers’ Party which was to take place the next day. Since we had an earlier flight, we decided to do some sightseeing and ended up in a London Eye capsule. Right at the very top of the sky, he proposed and popped the question;
Of course, I said, “Yes!” Actually, my exact words were “YAH HAN!” Lol.
Photography ~ Diamond Street Films – http://diamondstreetfilms.com/
Event Planners: LilyVevents
Bride’s Wedding Dresses:
– David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Reception Dress/Mermaid Style Dress – Christina Wu
Nigerian Outfit/Custom Lace Gown – Couture by Priscilla Costa Brazil
Wedding Jewelry: Swarovski
Wedding Veil: Richard Designs London
Hair: Tresses by Tracy, Inc.
Makeup: Crystal Eyez Make up Artistry
Wedding Bands: Cartier
Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss
Groomsmen’s Attire: Jos A. Banks
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Mon Cheri
Wedding Venue: The Philmont Country Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wedding Cakes: Cakes by Philmont Country Club
Design Vision: LilyVevents
Event Rentals / Favors: LilyVevents
DJ: DJ Zimo
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