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“It was Magical”! CNN’s Isha Sesay Ties the Knot with Leif Coorlim in Atlanta, Georgia



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Congrats to Isha Sesay.

The CNN International anchor is now a Mrs. She tied the knot with Leif Coorlim in Atlanta, Georgia.

The intimate affair took place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in the presence of close friends and family.

The Sierra Leonean/British television presenter looked gorgeous in a strapless Kenneth Pool gown, which features intricate bead works. Her stunning look was completed with pearl drop earrings and her cathedral veil.

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She tells People Magazine of her gown that “Amsale herself was with me as I tried on different dresses at her Madison Avenue showroom in New York. She was wonderful. After trying on a number of gowns, Amsale, my stylist Stacey Brice Washington and I agreed that this was the dress for me!”

Her husband Leif complemented Isha in a black dinner suit.

Isha met Leif, executive editor of “The CNN Freedom Project” (a campaign to help end child prostitution) in 2008 at the network where they both still work.

Happy to spill the deets on their day, Sesay tells People “Our day exceeded my wildest dreams. It was magical.”

“When I saw Leif standing at the end of the aisle, I felt as if my heart would explode. I married the man of my dreams in front of the people we care about the most. And then we partied the night away.” she gushed.

Aww… Love so sweet! Isha and Leif make a fine couple.

Photography: Mary Beth Tyson via People & Huff Po Weddings


  1. Bumsylaw

    August 19, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Congratulations Isha. Happy married life.

  2. Wanami

    August 19, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Good for them, congrats and best of luck with marriage life.

  3. Chic

    August 19, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Bella you should pay me oh less than 20 minutes after bringing this to your attention the post is up! Oya wait for my invoice:)

  4. Godsluv22

    August 19, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Bless them both……Lovely couple 🙂

  5. BeeT

    August 19, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    No wonder she’s been somewhat scarce on TV. Congratulations and HML to them.

    • durrrrr

      August 19, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      @ BeeT as if you dey watch news….mschewwwww

  6. Hurperyermie

    August 19, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    HML to the couple

  7. Aderonke

    August 19, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I love Isha’s smile. Wish them all the best. So happy for her


    August 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    So cute! Congrats.

  9. Aso Ebi

    August 19, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    God bless!!

  10. HRS

    August 19, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Awwwwwwww!!! Congrats Isha and Leif… happy married life…

  11. randommer

    August 19, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    this weave! e no get equal! happy married life sha

  12. HRH

    August 19, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    congrats to d couple. Isha is so pwetty!

  13. @ajiriavae

    August 19, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Cute,cute, cute. Love the hair, love the makeup, love the

  14. tatafo!

    August 19, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    “When I saw Leif standing at the end of the aisle, I felt
    as if my heart would explode. I married the man of my dreams in
    front of the people we care about the most. And then we partied the
    night away.” Awwwww! 🙂

  15. Bebe

    August 19, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Congrats Aisha! Wish you the very best

  16. Ok o

    August 20, 2013 at 3:32 am

    Awww.I always thought she would be the best partner for Anderson Cooper until he came out…Sprry cooper maybe in another world that would happen.Always love her smile

  17. Francis Ushie

    August 20, 2013 at 7:18 am


  18. Sir Farouk

    August 20, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Congratulations, damn used to have such a crush on her tho

  19. Shaddy

    August 20, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Congrats so happy for u.

  20. Berry Dakara

    August 21, 2013 at 6:12 am

    Very cute! Congratulations to them. My fiance was sad that his dream girl got married :p

  21. Eve82

    August 21, 2013 at 7:43 am


  22. BeeT

    August 21, 2013 at 10:43 am

    @durrrrr: common now, don’t be jobless. You can do better than looking out for people’s comments…

  23. Edi Yvonne

    August 21, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    wow! congrats to my role model Isha Sesay. I love what i see.

  24. zina

    August 21, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Pretty bride and handsome groom may the Lord bless them with many children.

  25. huum

    August 21, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Class act and best of luck.

  26. ChicCPO

    August 22, 2013 at 10:12 am

    wow!….HML Isha one of my dad’s best news anchor!

    • Loly

      August 22, 2013 at 6:31 pm

      i guess your Dad is awed by her beauty 😉

  27. topsytops

    August 22, 2013 at 1:09 pm


  28. lailaB

    October 1, 2013 at 7:42 am

    So beautiful. Happy for Isha.

  29. Faith O

    November 7, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Congrats my dearest lady of CNN hv always wish u cld marry my bros…. no hard feelings jst a wish

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