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“Meet Me at the Train Station”! with Newlyweds Odafe & Toyosi – Episode 5 of “LoveStruck” by The Wedding Company Nigeria




Happy New Week! The Wedding Company Nigeria‘s innovative “LoveStruck” photo series started with the “Partners in Crime” shoot. Today we have such a creative vintage style pre-wedding shoot for fun couple Odafe and Toyosi, set around a train station in Lagos!

Read it all about it below.


The Wedding Company is back with our fifth exciting LoveStruck series, “Meet me at the Train Station”!

This photo shoot focuses on one of our newly-weds, Odafe & Toyosi. They did this shoot just a week before their wedding! We love Odafe and Toyosi’s bubbly personalities and sense of fun. We were keen to reflect their characters by picking a theme that had playfulness as well as elegance infused.

Speaking of the moment her husband proposed, Odafe tells us how she was taken to a restaurant for a special birthday dinner:  “In the middle of the first course, I remember him passing my final birthday gift (or so I thought) across to me which was a shopping voucher in an envelope. I collected it with a huge smile, thanked him and we ate our dinner.  Just when the main course was almost done, Toyosi handed me another envelope. At this point with a loud laughter I asked, ‘How many vouchers did you get me please?’ As I opened the envelope, he just smiled and stood up. I began to wonder where he was going and then I saw it……….OMG! In the envelope was a card and in the card was written ‘Odafe, please will you marry me?’ I was shocked, I did not expect that at all and as I looked up, I saw Toyosi in front of me on one knee hahahahaha……..He pulled me up and verbally asked the same question. I said YES. He was excited and got up, pulled up my hand, turned facing the entire restaurant and yelled …….’SHE SAID YES’ several times. I was overjoyed and embarrassed at the same time hahaha……..Even the dictionary has not exactly come up with a word to express how I felt.”

We decided to use a railway station as the location to create a wistfully romantic feel for these UK based Lovebirds. The vintage styling of the couple ties in perfectly with the old station, which is located in Iddo, Lagos (yes, Lagos has passenger rails, who knew?!) and Jaekel House close to the station. Both locations provided the perfect backdrop for this photo shoot as Iddo retains all the charms of an old station platform, with original tracks and coaches- so cute.

It was also a pleasure learning about the Nigerian railway system and visiting a unique part of Lagos! The 100 year old Jaekel House is actually a Railway Museum, for more information please visit:

We would like to say a big thank you to the Railway team who allowed us to use the railway, and also to our amazing photographer Damell who made our story visually astonishing!

If you would like our team to work with you in preparing for your big day, or if you’re interested in having your very own LoveStruck photoshoot, email The Wedding Company at lovestruck “at”

We hope you enjoy the pictures and stay tuned for our next LoveStruck photo shoot!

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Vendor Credits:
Concept and Production – The Wedding Company
Twitter: TheweddingcomNG
Google +: +The Wedding Company
Instagram: theweddingcomng

Location – Jaekel House & The Railway Station (Ebute Metta & Ido)

Visitor Information:  Jaekel House was used by the first general manager of the Nigerian Railway. It presently houses photos that simultaneously tells the story of the Nigerian Railway since inception and economic history of Nigeria. The Railway in Iddo is currently still being used.

Contact Person: Oluwaseun Adeniyi

Photographer – Damell (Damilola Elliot) Head Photographer, Damell Photography

 Twitter: @damell_photo
Instagram: @damellphotography

Stylist – Ezinne Chinkata

Styling Assistant – Uju Iloabachie


Red Silk Dress                                 
Red Hush Puppies                                                              
Black Beaded Vintage Bag Embroidered with Butterfly detail   


Men’s 70’s Print Navago Shirt     
Grey 90’s
Belt Top Hat       

All available from Retrospective:

Surulere:  2 Aderigbigbe Street, Ikate, off Alhaji Masha, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria
VI:               Shop 8, Prime Shopping Complex, 24 Muri Okunola Street, Opposite Eti Osa LGA, Victoria Island Lagos, Nigeria
Tel:             +234(0)8136995448 / +234(0)7044908507
Email:      [email protected]

Groom’s Shoes – Adegbamiye Adewunmi
E-mail:  [email protected]
Instagram: @overalls_bespoke
Twitter: @overalls_bespoke

Make-up Artist – Theodora Mogo
E-mail:  [email protected]

Hair Stylist – Toyin Meriben
Facebook: EToyin 60
Twitter: @etoyin60

Videographer – Asurf Films

We love weddings as much as you do – get in touch for inquiries, inspiration & more!

E-mail: weddings (at)
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  1. Ms. Jayee

    August 19, 2013 at 12:11 pm


  2. Stace

    August 19, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Love it, Love her dress

  3. nana

    August 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm


  4. naana

    August 19, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    i LOVE this and may God bles u guys.
    keep the FIRE burning

  5. Hadiz

    August 19, 2013 at 12:21 pm


  6. Anita....

    August 19, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    beautiful pictures….gr8 concept. The guy should have been wearing a papa’s cap (beret) as that would have been more consistent with the period you chose.HML to the couple.

  7. Star

    August 19, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Oh so romantic! I really love the concept, very innovative. Congrats to Daffie & Toyo!

  8. fidelia

    August 19, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    This is genius….. beautiful.congrats to the couple.

  9. OK

    August 19, 2013 at 12:46 pm



    August 19, 2013 at 12:51 pm


  11. Ebi Seiyefa

    August 19, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    wow! absolutely lovely! stunning! and Romantic! an amazing concept, meet me at the train station

  12. Stella M

    August 19, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Dudu darlyn, simple gorgeous and vintage 1960. I can see your personality come alive in the shoot. Looks like you guys had great fun. Happy Married life to you and Toyo. Hugs and Kisses.

  13. Eseosa

    August 19, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    awwww so sweet, i smiled from the 1st pix to the end.., nice story line.. God bless your home.

  14. ade

    August 19, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Love the idea and creativity of these couples… vintage look all the way. they both look cute

  15. Nene

    August 19, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    wats nt to love about this…absolutely fabulous

  16. lovely

    August 19, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    WOW BEAUTIFUL…….Dear Bella you guyz really know how to make a girl dream lol ..its good

  17. Just saying...

    August 19, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    l actually checked out this link when l saw a neat railway station(didnt know there was one sef) at the preview…


    August 19, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Dudu, wish u and ur hubby a Happy and wonderful marriage life.


    August 19, 2013 at 1:40 pm


  20. nnennia

    August 19, 2013 at 1:58 pm


  21. X- Factor

    August 19, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Gorgeous…The Wedding Company rocks!!!! thumbs up

  22. person pikin

    August 19, 2013 at 2:03 pm


    They shouldnt take piccys on the rail line! Health and Safety!

    Beautiful concept tho <3!

  23. ALEXA

    August 19, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Ohhhh so romantic!!!!

  24. Chic

    August 19, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Lovely concept there is just something romantic about trains and train stations for me I guess it’s all those old movies where one lover leaves on a train and the other is running after the train then the train comes to a stop and they get reunited:) Meanwhile BN while you were sleeping CNN’s Isha Sesay got married to her fellow colleague over at the weekend please fish out the photos you carried the engagement we are waiting for the photos I just saw one or two on

  25. Nonye

    August 19, 2013 at 2:31 pm


  26. natalie

    August 19, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    yaaaay! Another presco gurl on BN. Really lovely concept

  27. Abeg let me shine!

    August 19, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    aww! bless them! they are too cute.

  28. Godsluv22

    August 19, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Dis is soo cute…….lol when toyosi feeds him cake……..God bless them

  29. BellaYankee

    August 19, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    First wedding shoot to draw any emotion out of me! Loved it!!

  30. Amaka

    August 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    The photographer really did a good job with such location..classic!

  31. Amahwe Ejiro

    August 19, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Dis so luvly, am so in love with dis concept. God bless ur union.

  32. merci

    August 19, 2013 at 4:49 pm


  33. HRS

    August 19, 2013 at 5:48 pm


  34. Kingsley

    August 19, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    …Nice one Daffy & Toyosi

  35. konne

    August 19, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Nice nice. Very creative

  36. miss bliss

    August 19, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Congratulations Odafe…….with love from Coventry.


    August 19, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    This was pretty awesome. Now i need to go vist that train station…

  38. Adetutu Olatawura

    August 19, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    I just love how it tells a story! Nice one

  39. Yasmine

    August 19, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Awwwwwwww!!!!! Uncle Toyosi I am sooooooooo proud of you
    and your beautiful wife! With love The Daniels. xx

  40. Tito. A

    August 19, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    See CONCEPT! This pre-wedding shoot is just amaze-balls!
    Love the theme, love the vintage effect, love

  41. Tito. A

    August 19, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    See CONCEPT! This pre-wedding shoot is AMAZEBALLS!! Love
    the theme, love the vintage look, love EVERYTHING!!!

  42. Mutiu

    August 19, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Great one! Damell

  43. damepenelope

    August 19, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Now,this is clever and classy! HML to you!

  44. Couture By Makioba

    August 19, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Love love love everything about this shoot…..

  45. Datcalabarchic

    August 19, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Odafe beybeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! Now that’s how we roll……congrats hon.

  46. Oduffa

    August 19, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Awwwwww see my Daffylicious looking so happy! Love love love love the pictures 🙂


    August 19, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Such a cute concept. Love it!

  48. Edefe

    August 20, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Really nice pictures, and i love that they showcase a side of Lagos that very few know exists. Best wishes, Odafe. God bless your home…

  49. Osi

    August 20, 2013 at 1:54 am

    Odafe babybay Congrattssss!!!!!!!! May God completely bless this union.

  50. donna

    August 20, 2013 at 2:40 am

    You guys are so creative and innovative , love the concept, with good cinematography, ordinary people and event look so magical and worth remembering, Nice everything. I’m short of words. Keep the good working hopefulling you guys are gonna be covering my wedding.

  51. Fashionbabe

    August 20, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Pretty cool!

  52. Robin Hood

    August 20, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Damell my guy. you always on top of ur game

  53. Eve82

    August 20, 2013 at 9:01 am

    How can she spend all that money on a photo shoot, and not touch up her edges or get a better weave job??? I’m upset! No offense, but one of my pet peeves is a bad hair do, especially on ladies. I just couldn’t look pass the hair. HML!

  54. Chioms

    August 20, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Fantastic concept!!! super-creative too!

  55. eniola

    August 20, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Nice, really nice. Bless u guys.

  56. Wemi

    August 20, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Pretty cool & different! Have a truly blessed marriage!

  57. Efe

    August 20, 2013 at 10:42 am


  58. Lekan Odugbemi

    August 20, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Awesome pix.

  59. shay shay

    August 20, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Love it. Wish them the best!

  60. One Nation

    August 20, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Honestly, Nigerian Photographers are WORLD CLASS OOOOOOO!!!! I’m so proud of you Damell. I’ve been following your works for a while now, and you really inspire me. You are truly a GREAT Photographer. This couple must be really happy you took these shots. God bless the couple and the organizers greatly. Things like really make me proud to be a Nigerian. Thanks Bellanaija for sharing this. We need more positive posts to fill the airwaves jare…lol!! Well done everyone.

  61. eunice

    August 20, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    wow Dudu darlyn dis concept really blew my mind and I see u have gotten urself a nice looking Yoruba bro. God bless ur union and may all good things from God come to u guys always.

  62. Shaddy

    August 20, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Pics shot @ Nija railway, and they appear this beautiful… Lovely concept.

  63. D-bug

    August 20, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Congrats guys! You both look wonderful. God bless your union xx JJ and D-bug

  64. Awele

    August 21, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Dudu! Daffylicious…….. Lovely pictures. Congrats to you both.
    To Damell Photography, you guys are simply awesome.

  65. Gaulgirl

    August 21, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Daffylicious baby!!! I am so happy for you. I can imagine how you made the entire crew laugh on this day. You are a sweetheart and i wish you every happiness. Toyo, you are a lucky man cos you have got yourself a gem! Have a wonderful ride guys!

  66. ktemi

    August 22, 2013 at 12:48 am

    i’m so impressed with the photographer…u know someone has talent when they can make naija train station and trains look that nice and the story u tell with the pix. and he did his research……
    HML to the couple…the bag reminds me of one of my grandma’s many bags 🙂

  67. Tutu

    August 22, 2013 at 11:13 am

    awww!!! Made me smile, like really smile….
    God bless ur home and all that is urs.

  68. neola

    August 23, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    love the concept….16yrs of my life living in this Railway Compound…..govt help us revamp it oo…

  69. Omotolani Olatunji

    August 25, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    When I first heard about this shoot, and the NAME of the photographer, I wasn’t afraid.
    Am so so so so so so so so so so proud of you Damell, Great picture.
    If you like, wear fine dress and get fine location, if your photographer no good, forgerrit.
    This guy is good, I like the colours, not too in your face, I love your use of light.
    I wish am just getting married so I can have Damell.
    Damell, you are going places, your works are outstanding.
    Me proud of you gan ni!
    God bless you for using your Talent well.
    We are looking out for more.
    Damell for life.

  70. lailaB

    October 1, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Talent, creativity and beautiful people! Nice one TWC and Damell

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