One thing we are constantly on the lookout for on BN Weddings is weddings that push the envelope. Forget cookie cutter, we love weddings that are unique and represent the individuality of the happy couple. Yemi Shittu-Balogun and Goke Phillips‘ wedding was so dreamy! The festivities started with their Moroccan-themed traditional engagement. Yemi and Goke stood out in their red Aso-Oke, we love the pairing of the bride’s modern jewellery with traditional aso-oke. There was bold use of red and gold all around the venue with the infusion of rich green and burnt orange tones from the aso-ebi as well.
On the 12th of May 2012, Yemi and Goke’s day started with the Islamic joining of their marriage at their Nikkai ceremony and then the church blessing at the Cathedral Church of Christ in Marina, Lagos. Yemi’s dress was so beautiful with the clusters of over 3000 hand-stitched petals and crystals which shone in the light, Goke looked handsome in his grey suit paired with a white bow-tie. Surrounded by family and friends, Yemi and Goke were joined as husband and wife.
The reception venue was transformed into a “backyard dream“, a special garden just for Yemi & Goke. Ivory roses, Baby’s Breath, ivy and even grass created the perfect backdrop for their celebration.
The couple enjoyed their day thoroughly as they cut their cake, completed their first dance and all the other exciting wedding reception milestones. They danced the night away with friends as DJ Caise took the reign of the decks.
BN wishes Yemi & Goke a blessed life together as one.
Photography ~ Shollots Studios – Facebook Page
Wedding Date: 12th May 2012
Traditional Engagement: Morocco
Wedding: “Backyard Dreams” – Garden inspired with lots of foliage
Traditional Engagement: Red
Wedding: Green, Ivory and Rustic Brown
Event Planner: Zapphaire Events – http://www.zapphaire.com/
Decor: Just Weddings – http://www.jwevents.net/
Groom’s Suits: Okunoren Twins
Bride’s Wedding Dress: “Long Twinkle Dress” by Temperley London
Bride’s Reception Evening Dress: Christine & Christophe
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Christine & Christophe
Bouquet & Bridal Party Flowers: Florals & You