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Fly Away With Me: Ehi & Ade’s Marvelous Wedding in Canada



What’s not to love? An intimate wedding, on a stunning private island with a helicopter whisking the bride and groom away and landing back on ground for them to begin their joyful lifelong journey. This was Ehi and Ade‘s wedding day!

From the boarding pass invitation cards with leather passport covers to the groomsman dressed as an airline pilot and friends as chic air hostesses, the helicopter ride after the marriage blessing, guest tables labelled after airlines, the exquisite aeroplane-shaped cake and a performance by award-winning Canadian soul singer Akin Busari, Ehi and Ade’s wedding in picturesque Caledon, Ontario, Canada was simply beautiful and oh-so unique. All that without breaking the bank as the bride shares her top wedding planning tip, “Negotiate Negotiate Negotiate! – You can get the best wedding without breaking the bank.

Ehi and Ade met at the most unexpected place (a baby shower!) and then a wonderful surprise proposal; Definitely tips the romance scale on BN Weddings!



How Ehi & Ade Met
by Ehi
We met at a baby shower in December 2009. Ade walked up to me and said “you are the most beautiful girl in this place and I happen to be the best looking guy here, what do you say, we exchange numbers?

I was taken aback by his cocky attitude and overconfidence and I just yelled “NO”. I normally don’t do that but I just had this sweet urge to pop his self assurance 🙂

To cut the long story short, he later tracked me on Facebook via tagged pictures of the event and we found out we attended the same church. So when I needed a ride desperately to church the Sunday after, guess who made me take his number to call him? Yup…me! It all started there…

The Proposal
My surprising proposal came during my birthday party which I had planned with so much excitement and vigor. I was carried away with making sure my party went as planned and catering to my 100+ guests. Little did I know that my Mister had another plan.

Sometime during the event, I was called on the hot seat amidst all my guests to unwrap my gifts and attempt to guess who they were from. One after the other I went through my gifts until I got to a huge box!

As I unwrapped it, the box got smaller and smaller; box in, box out, it mysteriously reduced in size and at this point, my first disappointment was “this is definitely not the iPad I requested for”..well after what seemed like 15 boxes and a gazillion of wrapping sheets, I finally get down to a tiny trinket and in opening it, nothing could have prepared me for what I was about to behold, A RING?!!!.

“Well, why would anyone give me a ring for my birthday” (I silently thought). I thought hard about this for 5 long seconds and as I turn around to seek answers, I see Ade kneeling right behind me and all I remember is him saying a bunch of things which I don’t remember because the whole party went ballistic and I must have ran around the whole room saying “NO WAY…NOO WAAY”.

It was most surprising to me because he was supposed to be out of town for work that weekend and I was too busy being a planner to think of this proposal, it was a nice surprise and I said YES…
To the sounds of Frank Edwards’ stirring gospel track “Mma Mma“, Ehi Irianan walked down the aisle with her father to the beautiful gazebo where her groom, Ade Mabo was waiting for his wife-to-be. Everyone was there to celebrate Ehi and Ade’s love, as their marriage was blessed, guests clapped and cheered as they were pronounced as husband and wife.

The couple were literally whisked away after the ceremony as they embarked on a helicopter ride. After they landed, they savoured the special moments with their bridal train, family and friends. Smiles were all around as photos were taken and everyone soaked in the stunning landscape on the scenic island. The bride, Ehi looked angelic in her ruffled mermaid silhouette wedding dress paired with sparkly pink shoes which matched her bouquet of fresh pink roses. The groom, Ade was sleek in his suit paired with Ray Ban Aviators which matched the aerospace theme of their wedding.

Then it was time was the reception where everyone enjoyed the delicious food, a taste of the aeroplace-shaped cake and all the fun games Ehi and Ade had lined up. It was a simply marvelous day!

BN wishes Ehi and Ade all the joy and blessings of marriage.

White Wedding

Traditional Wedding
Ehi and her sister celebrated their traditional wedding on the same day. So sweet!

Wedding Details
Wedding Dates:
Traditional Wedding – April 21st 2012
White Wedding – August 2nd 2012

Wedding Venues:
Traditional Wedding – Family Home in Warri, Nigeria
White Wedding – Private Island in Caledon, Ontario, Canada | Royal Ambassador Event Centre, Caledon, Ontario, Canada

Wedding Colours
Traditional Wedding: Gold and Mint Green
White wedding: Pink and Silver

Wedding Theme: Aerospace Theme

~ Photography: Andy E. Williams –
~ Additional Photography: Event Union, Toronto –

“Flying with the Mabos” – Ehi and Ade’s Creative Wedding Video Introduction

Ehi & Ade’s Stylish Wedding Film Preview

Vendor List
Event Coordination: Lola Coker-Esu for The Socialites Manual – Facebook | Twitter | Website
Wedding Dress: Allure
Groom’s Attire: Harry Rosen (Suit) | Hugo Boss (Shoes) | Louis Vuitton (Tie & Pocket Square)
Decor: FETES
Cake: Airplane Cake by For the Love of Cake –
Food: Agape Food
Bridesmaids’ Flowers: Gift Solutions by Blossom –
Wedding Favors: Gift Solutions by Blossom
Performing Artist: Akin Busari
Music: DJ Chigzy
Cinematography: Frank Coral


  1. Mary-ann

    November 9, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Wow!! Lovely proposal!! Happy married life. I’m cameroonian but i’m so in love of nigerian wedding.

  2. Havilah

    November 9, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Unique Theme! i love…

  3. Joan

    November 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Choi! BN ooooooooooooooooooooooo! Why do you do this to me every week? Lord, send my own hubby so all this torture can end (not like that will end my addiction to BN though lol)

    Such an amazing wedding, love the aerospace theme. And I love that she walked down the aisle to Frank Edwards’ Mma Mma, that just did it for me. I love love love that song, but I never thought of it as a -walking-down-the-aisle song. But now that I think about it, I think I’ll do it too 🙂

    God bless your union, Ehi & Ade. May your love be endless…

    • poshila

      November 11, 2012 at 10:39 am

      infact i ve decided to use d song too,buh money good oo chai !! i weeak

  4. Ajoke

    November 9, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Gosh! Amazing…I’ll keep dreaming lol

  5. Esosa

    November 9, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Beautiful wedding! Beautiful people. God bless your union Ehi and Ade.

  6. NKIRU

    November 9, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Wow, this wedding is beautiful, i love the bride wedding shoe

  7. HOPE

    November 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    WOW.those beads——-beautiful.thanks BN.YOU KEEP WIDENING MY HORIZON.

  8. Lapeju

    November 9, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Where oh my Lord is MY MAN….I command u to come to me by FIRE! #vexing #ViolenceTakethItByForce

    • Emma

      November 13, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      relax lapeju the Lord isn’t sleeping on you #keepHopeAlive

  9. funmi

    November 9, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    nice couple, may d Lord bless ur union, d surname of the husband sounds familiar, is he from ondo or ogun state, just want to know. HML

  10. TimiNY

    November 9, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Ade Mabo……always on point. Remember those days in the UK, lol. HML

  11. @ajiriavae

    November 9, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Lovely wedding. I love the theme. I wish them a long and blissful union.

  12. loveit

    November 10, 2012 at 8:21 am

    This is simply marvelous!
    love the creativity.
    God bless your marriage

  13. oyato

    November 10, 2012 at 8:32 am

    As in!!!! Very beautiful wedding! Bride, groom, theme – very very very lovely

  14. beai

    November 10, 2012 at 8:39 am

    I LOVE this wedding! The bride is very stunning and groom handsome with swag
    This theme sha. Where I go find helicopter in Lagos?

    • Jay

      November 15, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      come caverton helicopters behind international airport. We’ll give u a good deal. lol!

  15. ebitimi

    November 10, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Awww she and her sis had their trad on the same day! tht is so nice. Congrats guys. White wedding on point as well


    November 10, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Congrats guys! wishing u more love forever. Ehi and Ade, you guys took it to d next level

  17. mirabelle

    November 11, 2012 at 3:14 pm


  18. Aralo

    November 11, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Wow! Such a lovely couple

  19. oliviac

    November 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I really really really like this wedding. The theme was well executed. Plus the bride’s advice makes sense. Congrats ooo

  20. mary

    November 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I found an additional site for this couple. You guys can also see it.

  21. I0

    November 11, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Ehi baby is so pretty! My favorite oyinbo! God bless your union.

  22. kalu ifeoma

    November 12, 2012 at 8:13 am

    hummmm what can i say beautiful!!!

  23. c's mum!

    November 12, 2012 at 9:41 am

    just amazing! soooo sweet, the proposal was soooo romantic!


    November 12, 2012 at 9:47 am


  25. Priscy

    November 12, 2012 at 10:38 am


  26. oluchy

    November 12, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    WOW! STUNNING. love this wedding, the theme, the proposal in fact every thing. This is my ideal wedding, few n a personal touch. The couple have this visible chemistry that is very touchy. My own, u r coming forth in Jesus name, AMEN. BN, 10x

  27. lily

    November 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    wow!!!! what a gracious wedding! God please give me ds type oo

  28. mmmmm

    November 12, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    hahaha i know him he goes to my church.

  29. mary

    November 13, 2012 at 12:18 am

    @mmmm, he goes to your church? where, how?. How come you didnt know he got married till now. Just curious

    • mary

      November 15, 2012 at 4:27 am

      Amazzzzinggggg!!!! gosh dis is so unique… I tap in2 dis blessig 4 my boo nd I, God pls bless us ur children with money we no fit carry last 0!.. wish them a happy married life

    • D

      November 15, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      Yeah the church is big, almost 2000 people. In developed countires, we only invite people from the church that you speak to directly not the whole church. I know because I was a guest at this wedding. In the church, they don’t call out people getting married for all those, if you have any reason they shouldn’t be joined together stuff’ yeah, I believe him/her that wrote the comment.

  30. slyyyyy...

    November 13, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Amazzzzinggggg!!!! gosh dis is so unique… I tap in2 dis blessig 4 my boo nd I, God pls bless us ur children with money we no fit carry last 0!.. wish them a happy married life

  31. StudioMO

    November 13, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Awesome pictures, really nice.
    Check out one of our Engagement Session Previews . Best viewed in 720p HD o …

  32. Funtizzy

    November 13, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Congratulations to both sisters

  33. jullieth

    November 14, 2012 at 11:18 am

    hello to u c’s mum and teddy kaegele!!!wabongo mko juu!the wedding was superb

  34. keke

    November 14, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    wow..i love naija weddings. wer my naija man at lol

  35. wow

    November 14, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Big congrats to this lovely couple. May God bless their home. This is soooooo stylish. Beautiful wedding.

  36. brenda

    November 14, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    This is a perfect wedding for me. So intimate and yet seems like fun. Ehi and Ade keep each day as refreshing as your wedding day

  37. ilovebellanaijaweddings

    November 14, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    how did i miss this wedding!! flight theme, naija people no dey carry last. i love this a lot. the bride’s dress is very unique and fits her very well. congratulations

  38. her royalmajesty

    November 15, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    LORD announce me, let pple also gather to celebrate with me. bless me with my own husband cause am already picturing myself in a wedding gown after seeing all these picture. i DEGREE i must be located in JESUS NAME AMENNNNNNNNNNNNNN

  39. Blessing

    November 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Lovely simple lovely. i absolutely love the wedding white & theme!

  40. VIKBeauty

    November 16, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Aww..pretty! Feel free to pass by my beauty & fashion blog!

  41. Nadeco oje

    November 16, 2012 at 5:27 am

    Na wa o…See my fellow edjeba person for bella Naija…..YAY..All the best Ehi and Ade

  42. zoom

    November 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Muah! This is a very beautiful wedding. The bride’s shoes are my favourite – pink and sparkly 🙂
    God bless your marriage.

  43. venita

    November 16, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    BellaNaija it’s not fair; this was my wedding idea LOL. Now I have to start thinking of another one.
    Very very very lovely wedding. Classy with a pretty bride and handsome bobo.

  44. FLOW

    November 21, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    now this is simply amazing…

  45. Neiy

    November 22, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Whao! Soo lovely! I like!

  46. isoken

    November 24, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Lovely wedding.

  47. kema

    November 26, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Please was this weddding in nigeria??

  48. Sarah Adebayoh

    December 7, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Stunning! the same wedding I want for my two college graduate boys…!!! By God willling..I want them to marry from the homeland…

  49. Nikki

    December 22, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Congratulations to my friends+sisters! To think I drove Ehi to this baby shower, destiny!! thank God for Ehi+Ade, Amen+Ade…luv you to bits…God bless your homes forever!!!

  50. impervious

    January 9, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Why has no one mentioned the FANTASTIC BEADS in the traditional wedding….. almost makes me want to change tribe!!!!!

  51. sandy

    February 1, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Ehi,my hubbys name sake..enjoy ur home..luvly weddin

  52. Teeee

    June 28, 2013 at 3:43 am

    Just saw this wedding on TLC’s Four Weddings show…..

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