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BN Weddings presents “She Said Yes”: Lyndah Ofili & Chris Ehumadu



The BellaNaija Weddings team kicked off something really special on Monday last week and we close off with a dazzling finale today!

The 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.

The Proposal!
by Lyndah
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.


Absolutely love it!
White Wedding

Lyndah & Chris

Photography ~ Diamond Street Films –

Wedding Video

Vendor List
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
Floral: BCG
Event Rentals / Favors: LilyVevents
DJ: DJ Zimo
Want your wedding on BN? Email weddings (at)


  1. maaay

    July 30, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    hmmmm,one word SPLENDID

    • Lani

      August 9, 2012 at 12:52 pm

      Yes o, very splendid. But Bellanaija, why have you left us with no wedding feature for the last 9 days? You have a vault. Please dig in and produce something. Biko, thank you.

  2. stella

    July 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Bella naija u re d best, am enjoying my day with u guys…tnx a bunch. Cute couples, I wish u HML

  3. jbabe

    July 30, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Love d blinks, nice

  4. Nuella

    July 30, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    YES LORD! Looove it!!!
    Plus notice the already set souvenir bags for all the guests? No fighting for plastic: advantage of a guest list.

    • Toyosi

      July 30, 2012 at 4:15 pm

      LMHO at YES LORD! Hahahaha. Amen.

    • Jay

      August 1, 2012 at 1:22 am



      August 1, 2012 at 11:02 am


      too true!!!!

      amazing and beautiful

    • Ms E

      August 1, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      lmao i am finished!!!!!! lwkm no fighting for plastic
      good wedding fashion forward ppl

  5. saphyah

    July 30, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    beautiful cake. *VIP* table 🙂

  6. Ady!!!!

    July 30, 2012 at 1:38 pm


  7. Siggy

    July 30, 2012 at 1:39 pm


  8. Ms. Jayee

    July 30, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    OGA OOOOO!!!!

  9. Ug

    July 30, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    There are weddings and there are NUPITALS! Guess which 1 this is? 🙂

    • Ms. Jayee

      July 31, 2012 at 8:26 am

      NONE!!!! what is a “nupital”?

    • Bee

      August 1, 2012 at 1:10 am

      ha ha

  10. thomiey

    July 30, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Cute…money speaking

  11. Lulu

    July 30, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    VIP Table:( Nija must be Nija

  12. ngee

    July 30, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Na waa oh dis is beautiful,praying,dreaming and waiting for my own turn.

  13. Princess of Zion

    July 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Beautiful! I love the colour and the decor. I also love their pictures too! God bless their union. Amen.

  14. Chattyzee

    July 30, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I think all these weddings that BN has been posting are signs of good things to come for me … ***dancing azonto****

    • Lue

      July 30, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      AMEN sister

    • essay

      July 30, 2012 at 3:11 pm


    • Ib

      July 30, 2012 at 4:46 pm


  15. chychy

    July 30, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    hmmmmmm, wen will mine be

    • anie

      July 31, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      very soon b4 u know it, dont ever stop believing

  16. Oly

    July 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    l loved the concept behind the library pics, the cakes r in a class of their own o, they r lovely 2geda, wishing them g8 fun n chemistry in the marriage. BN, how do l send my own wedding wc is coming soon to u guys.

  17. fokasibe

    July 30, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    They look well suited to each other….Bless….

  18. Theodora

    July 30, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Very lovely wedding,very lovely couple…God bless your marriage…But Bella ohhh, all the wedding na so so America,London, Tokyo, Japan, haba is there no hope for the common man, show some when meet for nigeria naaahhhhh

    • Nenyenwa

      July 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm

      Thank you TEEEE……….Bella give us ops now


    July 30, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Ego is talking. These two are just so cute together. I see lovely kids ahead. Presses like button 10 times lol.

  20. Camron

    July 30, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    wowwwwwwwwwwwww cant even comment. money good oooooooo. see wedding. shai people can spend on wedding. beautifule couple, nice and neat guess inshort everything is just so right. hmmmmm

  21. honeymix

    July 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    HML! May d Almighty bless their union.luv d ice sculpture and her 2nd weddn dress which was so is so much speaking.buh BN wif d way weddings are goin dat means we won’t av weddings dat happened in Naija.

  22. oluwadamilola

    July 30, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    my husband where are you now?lol..God pls do myown…God bless their union..(amen)

  23. Adedoyin

    July 30, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    One word! Beautiful! wishing them a great life together…

  24. Eugenia

    July 30, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    waoh…..waoh….money is good. i wish them d best.happy married life

  25. curious

    July 30, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    So BN all that vendor list will make the marriage last forever. Try and quote some bible verses for once and stop with all these materialistic listings.

    • Gimmer

      July 31, 2012 at 10:55 pm

      get a life you bitter soul

    • brittany

      August 24, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      thats not bitterness…thats the truth..he just said it the wrong way

  26. didikan

    July 30, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    @Theodora me sef dey wonder o. if ure not rich u cant be featured on bella. case closed. God make my baby hammer b4 d wedding o. lol

  27. lesbo'chic

    July 30, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Money speaks. Yes I Believe.

  28. winnie

    July 30, 2012 at 3:53 pm


  29. Cool cat

    July 30, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Hmmm, Linda ofili, we knew you had money in school but u were humble o, what happened? This level of ostenticity is very oppressing o, chai. God day sha, even the dj is shouting for joy cos he don hammer. Looks like a wonderful wedding dear and the joy between you two is even more. May your home be blessed for as long as you both shall live. You’ve always been a sweetheart, you’ve forgiven for this flagrant display of opulence. Lol

    • Chi-ka

      July 30, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      Ndi nke a bia kwa! LOL.

    • olaedo

      July 31, 2012 at 3:17 am

      na wa for this kain talk o… ndi obiakpor . dis ur talk na real bad belle yarn o… ndi ago ojoo

    • mimi

      July 31, 2012 at 11:17 am

      so she is no longer humble because she had an esquisite wedding??wow jus wow

  30. Dee

    July 30, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    @ Theodora, right on point o!!. Na so so ‘obodo oyinbo’. Anyways, the wedding was really classy, very flawless.

    • papa

      July 31, 2012 at 4:49 am

      Is it oyinbo or oyibo? Anybody?

    • Hot sumtyn

      August 2, 2012 at 4:41 am

      Weda oyinbo oh or oyibo oh, e no dey dictionary!

  31. Gimmer

    July 30, 2012 at 4:09 pm


  32. Asa nwa

    July 30, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Everytin about dis wedding…… on point,Baba do am foe us SINGLE SISTERS

  33. Gloria Anthony

    July 30, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Wow! My dream Wedding!

  34. Mrs Grey

    July 30, 2012 at 4:19 pm


  35. Nenyenwa

    July 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    God ……..can’t wait to be this happy on my own day.I strongly believe that you know the best time . Cute couples

  36. kem

    July 30, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    aawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, i cld go on and on, and on, they nailed it big time, i love the happiness in the air, LOVE and MONEY good ohhhhhhhh

  37. juliet

    July 30, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    female ring is suppose to be in the white inner box not the black

  38. Klaire

    July 30, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    YEs!!! God will do it for all of you in Jesus name. Only believe!

  39. christy

    July 30, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Paitient is always the key,she is at the peak of her maturity,and here she is having it all,both money and class!

  40. Demmy

    July 30, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Oh my this is sooo beautiful. xoxo Demmy

  41. florence

    July 30, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    one word. ON POINT.

  42. bisbee

    July 30, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Lovely wedding.Please I have a question and I will love to get answers,BN I will be glad if u replied me too.Me and my boyfriend have been confused about proposal ring.Is it the same ring dat a guy uses to propose to a lady that she also uses on d day of the engagement(during the wedding proper)or tthey will dispose it and get new set of rings/bands for the engagement and wedding band

    • Boo

      July 30, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      Your proposal ring is for life. The day of the wedding, you add a wedding band to it……So 2 rings (engagement ring and wedding band)

    • beau

      July 31, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      My dear it depends, if na kpanda he take propose don’t keep it o :)! Ordinarily the proposal ring is supposed to be the actual engagement ring which is what you wear, and then on the wedding day you add d wedding band. However, it can be different in some cases, like mine. At the end of the day it depends on what makes both of you happy *cough* esp you

    • Scarlet

      August 2, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      Please o, I’d like to know why most Nigerian women wear two rings, even when there was no engagement? And I noticed most engagement rings can be worn alone as wedding bands even if they have some embellishment.Pls someone who has answers should reply.

  43. Paloma

    July 30, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    this is lovely, fantastic and in one word BN this is a splendid wedding

  44. princesszee

    July 30, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    This wedding truly lived up to its theme “luxury defined”

  45. Janded

    July 30, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Love it! Bella I thought you would round up the week with yours.

  46. Sbaby

    July 30, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    One word CLASS

  47. urbanshe®

    July 30, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Awwww… Isn’t luv a beautiful thing!

  48. @ajiriavae

    July 30, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    She is so pretty. I love her dress, I love the decor. I love everything about the wedding. I love the fact that her mother gave her out. Love, love, love everything.

  49. Finolee

    July 31, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Love that her mother walked her down the aisle

  50. Ruby

    July 31, 2012 at 12:20 am

    One word… Beautiful! Happy Married Life!

  51. revivedafrikana

    July 31, 2012 at 1:28 am

    God Bless Your Union. Lovely

  52. chima

    July 31, 2012 at 4:15 am

    Ihe oma di nma oooooooooooooo


    July 31, 2012 at 4:26 am

    money speaking! lawyer and engineer! Amen!! very proud. wonderful combo. HML!

  54. Alexa

    July 31, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Beautiful wedding, beautiful couple!!!

  55. bola

    July 31, 2012 at 9:45 am

    i love everything about this wedding BN thanks

  56. Kaylah

    July 31, 2012 at 10:01 am


  57. Amazeballs!

    July 31, 2012 at 10:41 am


  58. ouch

    July 31, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Graceful wedding

  59. Joey

    July 31, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Money is not talking o Money is shouting.

    • jane

      August 4, 2012 at 6:01 am

      my dear! u talk true.. owo is flowing gidigbaaa

  60. julit

    July 31, 2012 at 11:04 am

    eyahhhhh. moutain of fire. I am going to change my church this weekend.

  61. Mosun

    July 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

    i want Cartierrrrrrrr….. Clearity!!!!!!!

  62. Kainene

    July 31, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Who is the photographer?
    These are the best pictures on here.

  63. omotolani

    July 31, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Chei…. See moneyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!! Mehn!!!

  64. LaLa

    July 31, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    One of my favorite weddings thus far – I adore the fact that it’s on a smaller scale, intimate and super elegant. I keep telling people that this idea of having 500+ people at your wedding is sooooo unnecessary… if that’s what you want, good for you, but I personally love smaller weddings that are uber sophisticated. If you save some money on the wedding on the basis of not inviting 1k people, go have a blast on your honeymoon or go buy a house… 🙂

    ps: the first wedding dress is simply stunning!!!!!! Dayum!

  65. LaLa

    July 31, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    ohhhhh, I just noticed that the pink overlay material they used for the table and chairs is actually a LACE MATERIAL!!!! I know that for sure because that same material was used during a friend’s wedding. How flipping creative!!!!! Never thought one could use lace for decor… #WhoKnew!

    lol! y’all know imma be obsessing over this page in the next few days… #coversface

  66. Erykah

    July 31, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Omo, any force or group of forces dat says I won’t marry a rich man, die by fire…….lovely concept. God bless ur union.

    • Gimmer

      July 31, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      amen….adura!!!!!!! Ni oruko jeeeeeesu!

    • Mrs Grey

      August 1, 2012 at 11:29 am

      LMAO!!! AMENnnnn!!!

    • Pd

      August 4, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      Amen….n me to oooo….amin jesuuuuu

  67. Ella

    July 31, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Lovely wedding, well put together. As for folks saying she spent a lot and so doesn’t depict her humble self, I beg to differ with that. First off, it doesn’t cost much to have your wedding abroad(i mean outside Nigeria). you can have 80-100 guests, have a very classy wedding without spending nearly 10,000pounds. And that sum is really if you want to take it to the extreme of class. Whereas if you did a wedding in Nigeria, you cant put a figure on your guest list so you estimate 500 people, 400 out of 500 you’ve got no clue who they are. You spend 25,000 and your wedding is not even half as nice!

    • Chika

      August 1, 2012 at 1:14 pm

      I disagree with you. Here in American, to have a decent Nigerian wedding, you have to spend at least 34-40 thousand dollars. Try and convert it to Naria and see what it comes out to…

    • Ada

      August 7, 2012 at 12:10 pm

      Ummm Chika, depends on where you live in the US. I live in the States, got married in Naija, and wedding cost us o. I know how much my parents spent of their own money, at least N4m, my hubby spent almost N2m, and we no dey add ticket we had to pay to travel to Naija for myself, fam and all. Cake alone for trad and white was N300-350k. All cash, no credit card charged. All for a decent wedding, no be politician type wedding, just a nice, decent wedding of about 700 people (smh) Fashi that, wherever you live, a wedding will cost you. After that, my parents told my siblings, dem no want Naija wedding again LOL!!! My American friend who got married, spent $15k on her wedding here. Obviously difference is that dem fit do crowd control, even with Naija weddings in Yankee, its hard to do crowd control.

    • Chika

      August 1, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      Sorry, I have to disagree with you. Here in American, to have a decent Nigerian wedding, you have to spend at least 34-40 thousand dollars. Try and convert it to Naria and see what it comes out to…

    • Atorbe

      August 3, 2012 at 11:15 am

      I have to agree with Chika–weedings in the States are more expensive than those done back home. To have a classy wedding (not over the top) you will spend a minimum of $30k (depending on the guest count).

  68. X factor

    July 31, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    @ bella naija. well done, great stories, great initiative,…….Not sure of the selection criteria from your archive but if I recall, you have featured some wedding proposals that are for more outstanding and fascinating .I recall Isi Omiyi which generated soooo much interest and Banke Adeniran which I opine was very cool. What do you say?

  69. Ginika

    August 1, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Those dresses look like Kleinfeld dresses…

    Lovely wedding

  70. SweetJoanna

    August 1, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Na wa oooo… happy Married Life … Signs of good things to come for me! Lovely Wedding

  71. oyin

    August 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    splendid is the word.. I love love love

  72. funmi

    August 1, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    me i like the pictures they took in the library (nice naughty pics) and with the helicopters they look really nice. God bless their union.

  73. Ella

    August 1, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    @lulu , apparently didnt read the comments before mine..I have no reason to hate; I love the good things of life, and whats more, I can afford it no bother! congratulations to the couple. May your home be blessed with all the good things of life.

  74. miss p

    August 1, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    *whew*o Lordy Lord

  75. Bislak

    August 1, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    found same wedding on, hmmm this is serious. Congrats and HML.

  76. nuptqueen

    August 2, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Ahmazingly breathtaking, i love everything down to the last details. CONGRATS.

  77. Berry Choco Latte

    August 2, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Awwwwww, so pretty! Love the photography – the way the colors were captured… lovely!

  78. adelegirl

    August 2, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Congratulations on your wedding Lynda. God bless your home. Talk about opulence in every detail! Nice girl!

  79. Alexander McCathy

    August 2, 2012 at 11:12 am

    sophisticated elegance….

  80. Yori

    August 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Come and see class men! thumps up to another full bodied African beauty!

  81. onyx

    August 2, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    woooow!sooooooooo beautiful,tight concept!

  82. Chizzy

    August 2, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Touch of class…yaa hann, may God bless ur union

  83. BN

    August 3, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Lovely pre-wedding photo session!!!

  84. Glo

    August 3, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Infact it’s wonderful, beautiful and colouring indeed I’m longing to have a day like this soonest, God bless ur union.

  85. myladymo

    August 3, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Lovely wedding..God bless their marriage in jesus name amen.

  86. feelitx

    August 4, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Top Class.

  87. anene

    August 4, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Come to think about…she use to be my baby cousin. Congrats

  88. Benny

    August 6, 2012 at 11:32 am

    the little is boy is doing it all. wonderful wedding with prestigious colour


    August 6, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    lovely pix i swear. every thing about this wedding seem to have been planned out from start to finish. lovely again.


    August 7, 2012 at 10:56 am


  91. Chiko

    August 7, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Anyone who knows Lyndah’s story knows that God is awesome!! What an amazing wedding! God bless your marriage

  92. vic

    August 8, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    what are the names of the songs guys help

  93. Yemisi

    August 9, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Lovely wedding , loved your shoes, lobed the decorations ! Loved your first wedding dress your wedding rocked Jo!
    And for all the haters that forever yab peoples wedding pictures pls do us a favour and post your own wedding pics let’s see ! Next!!!

  94. Yemisi

    August 9, 2012 at 9:41 am


  95. Onyinye

    August 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    “sighs” dreaming about my own man. HML

  96. Onyinye

    August 9, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    O boy, see wedding, we get wedding, come get weddings. this one na classical wed. Money dey good cos wen money talks bullshit happens. come see fine girl meet handsome dude “the guy handsome abeg” then money come jam money. Wetin u dey talk….. Una sweet abeg, sweet pass. Make una hold on to the love u found in each other. wishing u the best of life.

  97. Gift

    August 10, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Gorgeous and Beautiful. Money answereth all things.


    August 10, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Chris ride on, Happy marride life

  99. lahips

    August 10, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Kem i love you comment…[email protected] and money is good ohh.

  100. beeee

    August 10, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    @ chiko u that know the story enlighten us!

  101. Mel

    August 10, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Go and do Ur amebor some place else, congrats to the fab couple. Ur wedding was amazing.correct one.

  102. DeMorrieaux

    August 12, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Awesome photographer!
    Job VERY well done!

  103. Tobi

    August 13, 2012 at 5:13 pm


  104. keiysha

    August 13, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    OMG! i’v looked at this post like 5 times today. I have never commented on a BN wedding before but now, i just have to place a comment for this particular wedding. it’s over the top Elegant, intimate and too too gorgeous. I love the entire Decoration, the brides’ dresses and makeup. Happy Married life to the couple and may the Good lord bless your union abundantly.

  105. Seun

    August 16, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Mhen, the pre-wedding photos are awesome!!!!


    August 16, 2012 at 4:20 pm


  107. labelle

    August 17, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    WOW… these pre wedding ics are amazing. out of dis world men!

  108. Imade

    August 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Beautiful wedding, lovely pictures, beautiful couple….

  109. Okechukwu Ofili

    August 22, 2012 at 5:40 pm


  110. brittany

    August 24, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    nawa oh…naija people too dey like show oh…
    but its soooo adorable…
    mmmh every woman’s dream

  111. alexie

    August 24, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    So on point!!! Buh wait oooo,did she wear different wedding gowns cuz im kinda seein double ere….

  112. karen

    November 11, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Can anyone tell me the name of the song that they played at the end of the video?

  113. sandy

    February 1, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Glamorous weddin…

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