It’s official, top Nigerian comedian/TV Host, Teju Babyface Oyelakin and his fiancée, model/beauty queen Tobi Banjoko are now husband and wife.
A month ago, BN caught up with the couple just before they said I do and they revealed all the exclusive details of their upcoming nuptials, where the bride-to-be spoke on her romantic proposal. According to her, Teju popped the big question on the world’s most romantic day – Valetine’s Day (2012) at the Southern Sun Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos. Although surprised, Tobi said Yes and from then on, the journey of the soon to be Mr & Mrs began.
Speaking on why he chose to spend the rest of his life with Tobi, in his own words, Teju said “ I felt peace, kind of like the peace of God that passes all understanding”.
Here is a run down on their BIG Day!
The holy solemnization between the couple took place on Saturday 1st September 2012 at the Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Ikeja. Dapper in a Navy Blue Taryor Gabriels of Lagos paired with a Russell and Bromley black shoe, Teju Babyface Oyelakin awaited his wife on the altar as she arrived in a mermaid silhouette lace and tulle dress with a lace cape by Nigerian designer Mai Atafo, accessorized with pearl earrings and bracelets and completed her look with a birdcage veil. The couple were joined in holy matrimony by Pastor Sam Adeyemi of Daystar Church.
After the church wedding, Teju added a unique touch by whisking his wife away in style. The newlyweds drove to the reception at MUSON Centre with Teju at the reins of the steering wheel. Spotted at the reception were some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry including Richard Mofe-Damijo and his wife, Jumobi, Tee A, Ali Baba – the master of the ceremony, Yinka Ayefele, Kayode Peters, Jedi, DJ Jimmy Jatt and Kunle Afolayan.
The couple cut their fabulous cake created by Nigerian cakes maestro, Cakes by Tosan and sealed it with a kiss.
The traditional wedding of the couple was held on Thursday 30th August 2012 at 10 Degrees, Billings Way, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos. The man of the day, Teju arrived at the venue in a silver EL 550 sport car with Afro Juju music master, Sir Shina Peters.
The bride, Tobi looked gorgeously resplendent in her aso-oke outfit as she danced her way into the venue to meet and be joined together with her husband the traditional way.
We totally love their love, view all the exclusive BellaNaija.com photos.
Photo Credit: Kunle Haastrup for Insigna
Traditional Wedding: Thursday 30th August 2012
White Wedding: Saturday 1st September 2012
Traditional Wedding: 10 Degrees, Billings Way, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos
Church Service – Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos
Reception – MUSON Centre, 8/9 Marina, Onikan, Lagos
Traditional Wedding: Silver
White Wedding: Turquoise
Bride’s Wedding Dress, Reception Dress & Shoes: Mai Atafo
Bride’s Make-Up: Zubby
Formal Wear: Taryor Gabriels of Lagos | Shoes – Russell and Bromley
Bridesmaids Dresses: Mai Atafo
Groomsmen: Taryor Gabriels of Lagos
Cake: Cakes by Tosan
MC: Ali Baba
Traditional Wedding: Sir Shina Peters | Evangelist Ebenezer Obey
White Wedding: Yinka Ayefele
Bride’s Aso-Oke: Flair by Aso-Oke
Fabrics for Bride & Groom: Solitek Ventures
Decor: Finesse Events
Traditional Wedding: Faaji by Bankole Faleye – 08023296680
White Wedding: Funke Bucknor-Obruthe of Zapphaire Events – www.Zapphaire.com
Official Wedding Photographer: Shola Animashaun