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BellaNaija Weddings presents Biola & Hussein’s Elegant Wedding ❤ Find Out How the Bride Planned Her Engagement, Nikkah & Reception in 6 Weeks!




Today’s beautiful couple – Biola and Hussein‘s wedding is absolutely tasteful and elegant in every single way.

The most amazing part? BellaNaija bride Biola planned it all in 6 weeks – her traditional engagement, Nikkah, and reception! WOW.

So today we’re doing something different – as you scroll through the fabulous photos, you’ll hear how the blushing bride made those choices – the cake, the dresses, the colours, why she had no bridal party? and more.

Enjoy & be inspired!

How Biola & Hussein Met
In 2008, a family friend asked me if she could give my number to Hussein, I said yes; he called a couple of weeks after that and we hit it off. Hussein and I dated for 5 years before the wedding. We did the intro just before he shipped out for his stint at Harvard in Aug 2011, and I got the ring when he came home for spring break in March 2012. I still didn’t start planning then.

The Proposal
As unromantic as it sounds, there was no proposal. We just always knew where the relationship was going. Although, he bought me a beautiful ring without my input. But he ruined it by handing the box to me and saying “Ehen, see your ring”. I then made him get down on his knees to do it right. We laughed the whole time! (Don’t judge us) Lol

Wedding Fever
My dream wedding would have been a small elegant affair, with about 200 of our close family and friends. (I don’t need to tell you how impossible that is in Lagos). We initially began planning in Dec 2012, but I couldn’t handle the stress, so I abandoned the plans in February.

Fast forward 6 months to July, Hussein and I eventually began to firm up ideas for a small ceremony, and decided to stick to the initial dates to restrict the stress to a few weeks. The previous month, I had been in my friend, Feyi’s bridal party and I had absolutely loved her wedding, so I caught the “Bridal Fever” again. I got the details of her planner, Arin, and we set up an initial consultation. When we told our parents we had decided to go ahead with the August date, it was exactly 6 weeks to the day. My plan was simple: describe my vision to a planner, sit back and let her execute it. The plan would have worked more perfectly, if not for family interference. The lessons I learned from the experience were tolerance and willingness to compromise.

How Biola planned her Gorgeous Wedding in 6 Weeks & All the Lovely Photos!

Bridal Choices: I should state here that I am not a fussy girly girl bride, hence the reason for most of my choices.



Makeup Artist: Omon of BeautyCook had done my friend Feyi’s bridal makeup. Until then, I had not had one good experience with pro MUAs, I never like how I look afterwards. But Feyi and I have a similar skin tone, so I figured Omon would work. I was still sceptical on the day of the trial. I was amazed at how good I looked when she was done. I think she did a good job for the wedding too.


Dresses: I did not want dresses that were fussy or even overly bridal. You see, I have a peculiar style, and depending on you ask, you would get many different one-word descriptions. But I would describe it as “Understated Elegance” (Yemi, you can yimu till your nose falls off). I really wanted that to resonate at my wedding, and more importantly, in my dresses. I had a consultation with Ejiro Amos-Tafiri and she sketched my dresses! Unfortunately she had to go out of town, and couldn’t start until three weeks before the wedding. Everybody told me I was crazy to go ahead with it. But I sort of felt an inexplicable kinship to Ejiro, and I really wanted her to make the dresses. Of course, it meant I had to do all my own fabric shopping (enter Designer’s Muse), and I had one or two panic attacks. But in the end, I don’t regret sticking with Ejiro.


Bridal Party: I decided against a bridal party because nearly all of my close friends and close female family members are older, and it just didn’t fit right for me (I’m a Yoruba woman 🙂 Plus I just felt it would all have been a bit ceremonial, which I didn’t want, I wanted them to have fun! Also, I knew I didn’t have to give them a title to have them right by my side. Hussein also made it an easy decision because he really wasn’t fussy about the whole thing.


Wedding Color: Yellow is such a subtle, elegant colour. I can’t really remember when I decided on it, probably sometime between adolescence and adulthood.


Bouquet: I decided against a bouquet because, again, I’m not a girly girl, I didn’t want to have to carry one. Also, I really did not want to do the bouquet toss, I’ve always felt it was a good way to embarrass your single girl friends.


Venue: The venue (Civic Centre) was my parents’ choice. Left to me, we would have done it in my father’s compound, or the guest house in the estate.Biola_Hussein_Nigerian_Wedding_Muslim_Nikkah_BellaNaija_4Biola_Hussein_Nigerian_Wedding_Muslim_Nikkah_BellaNaija_2Biola_Hussein_Nigerian_Wedding_Muslim_Nikkah_BellaNaija_9Biola_Hussein_Nigerian_Wedding_Muslim_Nikkah_BellaNaija_5

Aso Ebi: This was my gorgeous sister’s idea. Left to me, my friends could have come in white if they wanted. Also, Designer’s Muse made it fun.


Photographer: I had selected a photographer who started acting flaky the moment I made a deposit. I agonized over it, until I decided to get another photographer a week before the wedding. Enter, Lumi Morgan. Although I had to spend a lot more money than I had budgeted on photography, trust me when I say it was worth every penny.



Cake: I have always loved the Ombre concept! It was a eureka! moment when I stumbled on a pink ombre cake on – Every bride-to-be should bookmark this website  (Editor’s Note: Every bride should bookmark BN Weddings – too – 🙂
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Father-Daughter Dance: I’m a huge country music fan. And I found my father-daughter song, “I Loved Her First” by Heartland back in 2008, when I first found country music. I cried the first few times I listened to it. I nearly started crying when my dad and I danced to the song. It was very emotional.


First Dance: For our first dance, we chose Jason Mraz‘s “I Won’t Give Up“. Everytime I listen to the song, I feel like it was written for us. The song is so spiritual and it conveys our determination to stick it out, a determination every couple should feel. During the dance, it felt like we were making vows to each other.

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Traditional Engagement

Engagement Outfit: I decided to do a blouse instead of a buba because bubas never look good on me. So I chose the blouse with loose sleeves. I got the fabric from Designer’s Muse (DM).

The Beads: I just wanted something different. Bolaji of Nouva Couture does different. She crocheted this baby!


Update – Let’s talk budget! Beautiful Biola wanted to share the financial part of the planning process
Back in December 2012 when I first caught the “Bride Fever“, my family and I had a very open discussion about the wedding budget. My dad, who would rather spend his Saturdays parked in front of his TV watching Arsenal get trounced for the umpteenth time than attend a wedding, was upfront. He did not see the point of spending a lot of money on a wedding.

He said he would give us N2m and disbursed half the following day. My sister and my mum were not happy to say the least. Me, I was okay. I am more my father’s daughter than I am my mum’s (not in the soccer fanaticism). As I said, I had always wanted a small wedding, and I knew Hussein and I had set aside N1 Million (combined, not each) for the wedding. My mum offered to add N500,000. So essentially, I had a budget of N3.5 Million. I’m a numbers girl. I drew up my spreadsheet (there are so many wedding budget spreadsheets online, just Google!) and I fit in the most important aspects of a wedding in it. i.e. the venue, food, drinks (cheap cos I had a dry party), my outfits 🙂 etc…

You would notice here that I did not include money from my in-laws to this initial budget. In fact I did not include money from anybody outside of my parents’ commitments and what we had set aside. It was because, unless I received an outright commitment, then I could not bank on it.

Fast forward 6 months to July when we made the decision. I took my budget to my initial consultation with Arin (planner extraordinaire), and I had a very honest open discussion about my budget with her. In fact, I asked if she could work with the budget, and she assured me that she could. I had invested the money my dad had disbursed, so I immediately liquidated this (plus interest), and what we had set aside too. This was enough to get the ball rolling. I was a total Nazi about that budget, let me tell you. If my sister, Yemi suggested anything to me that was outside my budget (and she suggested plenty!), I immediately told her to drop the money, and she does or she goes to my dad to guilt-trip him into dropping it. Also, a big decision Hussein and I made was that cash gifts we received before and during the wedding would be used to replenish our savings, and not for the wedding (this is tougher than it sounds, but we did it).

Now the venue, I don’t need to tell any Lagos resident that unless you’re a big man’s daughter, venues often take the largest chunk of a Lagos wedding budget. So I had decided a way-around: We use our compound or the guest house in the estate. This way, we only spend on the rental of domed tents (no need for N1m marquee, no rain in August), Air Conditioners, Fans, Rugs and tables (the chairs were in the budget because I wanted Chiavari :)). I think I estimated that all this would cost between N300,000 to N400,000. My dad wasn’t having any of it. Left to him, it didn’t befit a wedding ceremony. My response was: “ïf you want befitting, you gotta pay for befitting”. The budget just could not handle a Civic Centre. It would have been a stretch to even do any of the nice cheaper ones. So I told him if he did not want any of my cheaper options, he had to pay for the venue separately. He paid for Civic Centre. My father-in-law wanted more guests, so he paid for the smaller hall, the extra food, drinks etc… I did not want an MC, my father-in-law did, so he paid for Larrie Peniel (who did a good job, by the way).

What is the secret to keeping a wedding within budget? A good planner (and a firm bride). The planner needs more than just organizing skills. The most valuable skill to you is the planner’s negotiation skills. A planner must have experience and connections, relationships with good vendors. That’s what Arin had. She got prices that were sometimes a 100k cheaper than what I had gotten when I was shopping around in December. This is not an exaggeration. Arin is worth her weight in gold. Unfortunately, I couldn’t afford to pay her that. I was such a satisfied customer that I paid her a bonus. Albeit a very small one, but still!


Hope you enjoyed our lovely wedding today. If you were inspired, we’ll love it if you share!

~ Photography by Lumi Morgan | 08075355479 | lumimorgan “at”

Wedding Details
Wedding Date: 18th August 2013

Venue: Civic Center, Lagos

Wedding Attire
Hair & Makeup: Omon of Beautycook Studio
Fabrics including Aso Ebi & Reception dress fabric (except aso-oke):  Designer’s Muse | SMS: 08035962268 | BB Pin: 2AEFEF60 | designersmuseng “at”
Engagement Jewellery: Nouva Couture
Bridal Belt for Nikkah: Omote’s Jewellery
Groom for Reception: Charcoal suit by Zara
Aso Oke for Engagement: Molbaks Alaso Oke
Nikkah and Reception Dress: Ejiro Amos-Tafiri | 08037795790

Event Coordination: Arinola Idowu for Savvy Events | Contact: 08090962030
MC: Larrie Peniel
Decor: Arin Idowu of Savvy Events in conjunction with Aquarian Touch
Ombre Wedding Cake: Dream Treat – Awolowo Road, Ikoyi
Food: Kemabom
Drinks & Cocktails: Sunset Cafe
Dessert: Liscious
Small Chops: 12 baskets

Invitations: The Wedding Store
DJ: Baggio

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  1. smashingM

    September 19, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    I’m i first to comment?!!!!! Beautiful couple. God bless your marriage

    • MOE

      September 19, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      Congrats dearest Mallam, I so love your bride! . Finally a kindred spirit, I DO NOT want a bouquet, I DO NOT want bridesmaids and I SO WANT to wear a hijab for my Nikkah

    • Temiloluwa

      September 19, 2013 at 8:43 pm

      Beautiful! Best wedding in a long while! Such a sweet bride and her dad… awww

    • iba

      September 21, 2013 at 8:27 am

      Oh dear i so enjoyed this particular wedding ehn. The lady and all got everything virtually down to a T. I’ve never seen yellow look so beautiful honestly. Personally i’d never pick yellow as the main colour for a wedding but this showed me its soooooooo possible. I got so excited i sent the link to a Muslim friend as well. LOL
      And i loved the lady’s talk about budget and all its really helps. HML lovely people

  2. Akpeno

    September 19, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Awwwww she looks so in love. May they continue this way ….. God bless!

  3. Mz Socially Awkward...

    September 19, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Simplicity and elegance in a Naija wedding held in Lagos, I love it. And what a hot couple! Really wanted to know where she got her reception dress (the long blue number), whether she had it made by her bridal designer, it’s absolutely gorgeous… I pray you both enjoy a blessed union.

    • sewa

      September 20, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      elegance i totally agree with you, such a classy affair!
      A smile in every photo, she smiled all the way through…just FAB!! so refreshing to see a not over the top wedding ceremony on BN guys..

  4. Hurpeyeahmie

    September 19, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    wow!!!!!!!!!! HML i wish them all the best

  5. angelicbola

    September 19, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    oh my. May Allah swt bless this union. they look so young and in love. such beautiful couple with very nice taste.

  6. Anon

    September 19, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    There is beauty in simplicity. Very beautiful wedding and beautiful couple. Congrats. I saw a very cute baby.

  7. Terrific Caliph

    September 19, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    beautiful people, perfect color choice, wishing the couple a fruitful marriage.

  8. aleesha

    September 19, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Aww! your wedding was really tasteful and nice. Looked like everyone had a great time. Wish you guys a lifetime of happiness and bliss.

  9. AA

    September 19, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Now that is an elegant wedding. Real understated elegance. And the bride is gorgeous. I love her beautiful, rich dark skin and white toothy grin. 😀 Good luck to you guys!

  10. eesha

    September 19, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Very lovely

  11. BIMBY

    September 19, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    EXQUISITELY ELEGANT!!! God bless your union IJN.

  12. Chum chum

    September 19, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    lol @ “ehen see ur ring” so African typical naija man, for some reasons i cant figure out i so like the proposal style. May you marriage be more beautiful than you wedding. God bless..

  13. pat

    September 19, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    pretty nice

  14. K

    September 19, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Definitely my type of wedding

  15. Poshlady

    September 19, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Why can’t all Nigerian brides be like this?we like stress everything about them….they seem not too be fairytalish which I adore.she is totally my kind of person.lovely wedding and lovely couple.

  16. omalicha

    September 19, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Colourful wedding.

  17. impervious

    September 19, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Such a classy lady! May you both grow in love!

  18. viva

    September 19, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    wow see black beauty ! decent and elegant outfits on all the females! kudos you guys. HML

    • Msunderstood

      September 21, 2013 at 3:14 am

      My dear, black never cracks. See her mum too. The bride has gorgeous skin, she will still look like this in 30 years. Pretty bride.

  19. Miss Fab

    September 19, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I’ve never seen a happier bride on Bellanaija! I mean, that smile is something! God bless your new home! Amin

  20. Boom

    September 19, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    I love and love…..beautiful. May God bless your union

  21. ushees

    September 19, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    AWWWW… such beautiful couple, make-up artist thumbs up..for a black beauty,u got the perfect look right…omon i sii u!!!

  22. Mia

    September 19, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    First time I am looking at a BN wedding and I am not oppressed. I know the kind of budget my parents have and I am also of the understated elegance school of thought. My wedding colours are also Yellow and White with a touch of orange. My joy knows no bounds right now to see this pictures. I am also making a blouse instead of buba because buba drowns me out. Good planning Biola. I am noting down all your vendors. The only difference between us is that I am a very girly girly fussy bride. May your marriage be sweet

  23. Wunmi

    September 19, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    This bride gives me hope that u can b black & still beautiful. I already had plans to tone my skin a lil before my wedding cos I think bridal make up wont look good on me cos I’m dark skinned. I always think make ups look better on light skin women but this bride is just smashingly hawt! Her groom too make sense no b small. Both so young & good looking. HML.God’s blessings all the way

    • randommer

      September 20, 2013 at 3:55 am


  24. Alani

    September 19, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Wow! So elegant. Congrats to the happy couple!

  25. dp

    September 19, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Very simple and classy wish them the very best

  26. jcsgrl

    September 19, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Oh my word I soo love her dresses. Kai now I dey regret my own wedding dresses. The Ejiro did a beautiful job. And yes I hear you about not tossing bouquet bit. I didn’t do it either and all my girlfriends wanted to crucify me. That I don’t want them to marry. I told them I feel its superstitious. Anyway, in hindsight maybe I should have handed them a gift or something like my sister did at her wedding. Oh and also my proposal was not so romantic..well so I thought but others think otherwise. He proposed at the jewelry story where he bought the ring. So I hear you but now that I think about it, yours and mine were really romantic. And did they serve fish and chips at the trad? kai why didn’t somebody invite me to this wedding? If I was in Lagos, I for gate crash am. Anyway, happy married life to you both
    BN I see your subtle advertising to bookmark your site 🙂 Una rock jare! When I got married, BN didn’t really have two many weddings that inspired me so I used the knot mostly.

  27. miriam

    September 19, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Lovely,beautiful sweet looking wedding bliss

  28. viv

    September 19, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    elegant and classy, [email protected] what this wedding is. she did a pretty good job. bride looks very decent too. wish you both marital bliss forever!

  29. peetan

    September 19, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Simplicity n elegance speakin!!eets so real..luv evritin abt eet,d bride sims lyk a loveable person

  30. BerryHaze

    September 19, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    very beautiful wedding and couple… I love everything about the bride

  31. Chic

    September 19, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Beautiful wedding! Not surprised at the quick planning. I have Indian friends and they get engaged in January and have all their wedding ceremonies by March (they have like five or six different ceremonies) personally I think that if finances are not an issue you can plan your wedding in a month while factoring in looking for outfits, venues, vendors etc BN I can see a topic coming up “how long will you need to plan your wedding”

  32. ABY

    September 19, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I am so inspired,took notes all through,God bless your union

  33. bignaijababe

    September 19, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    The photographer did an awesome job!!!!

  34. Kambi

    September 19, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    This is simply gorgeous. Love the simplicity but yet elegance of it. So obvious she’s not a follow follow kind of person. She shunned the “everyone must do” stuff and went with what she liked, what was her style. You go girl.

    Love is oozing out of these pics. Make God continue to bless and keep your marriage.

  35. Ms. Ahmed

    September 19, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I always just love reading the stories; smiling, frowning and acknowledging other pple’s comment (U got to love bella naija readers for their comments 🙂 ). Today, i had to comment, that is how awesome ur wedding is to me. I absolutely love it. I almost cried just looking at the pictures because it is what i would love for myself. Understated elegance is just the way to describe it. Congrats to u both and may the Almighty God bless ur union.

  36. mariam

    September 19, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    wow!wow!wow! This is so breathtaking,refreshing,unique.two hearts that beat as one.your ceremony is an expression of LOVE is all that really matters.

  37. Gorgeous

    September 19, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    She is so beautiful. :). Real Yoruba beauty. Congrate gorgeous. May you and your husband love and live long. I also see he happily wore a ring. I dont see a lot of grooms on BN with rings. Gosh, am blushing at the beauty and gorgeousness of this wedding. 6weeks??? Wow, looks effortless.

    • Gorgeous

      September 19, 2013 at 2:57 pm


    • Gorgeous

      September 19, 2013 at 2:57 pm

      *muslim grooms*. Sorry for the mistake jare. So speechless. 🙂

  38. Sandra

    September 19, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Wow am so impress i love the way the bride smiles she is so beautiful i cnt just wait for my turn because am a dark skin girl as well. I wish u both happy married wife. best couple i v see so far on net.

  39. My Wedding Dress

    September 19, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    For the first time ever on BN i have seen a wedding dress dat i am totally in love with! so Unique! and the reception dress is off the hook! pls i love dis bride die biko. her taste is exactly like mine! HML to the gorgeous couple. i most likely will do some photocopying of dis wedding next year. hehehe

    • uju

      September 19, 2013 at 3:47 pm

      I concur !!!! I didn’t know that I had gasped when I saw the dress !!!! Everyone in the office was asking if I was ok. I don’t think I have ever seen a more beautiful wedding dress that is so me !!!! Gosh this girl is my Muse.

  40. Ani

    September 19, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I really do admire people that know what they want and they go for it, esp when they have an opportunity to do so. This stunning bride is one of such people. She knew what she wanted and she nailed it. Beautiful wedding. God bless your union.

  41. adelegirl

    September 19, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Of all the many many weddings I have seen on BN, this is the only one that stands out to me as my model wedding! Wow! Where do I start from? Is it the fact that it seems all was done on the same day – Nikkah, Reception and Traditional Wedding; the absolutely stunning elegant simplicity of all the bride’s outfits – wow Ejiro Amos Tafiri made those dresses? Lord I hope I can afford her and she is available to make mine too; the colours; the hall decor; the scrumptious-looking food; the bride’s beautiful brown skin- she is so very pretty and the person whom I assume is her sister cos they look so alike? Wow! First wedding on BN I am bookmarking. Thanks to the bride for the wonderful tips and pointers on how she planned her wedding and of course thanks BN Weddings for bringing us this wonderful wedding. I hope to replicate this soon albeit on a smaller scale. Congratulations to the couple and may God bless their union!

  42. Abiola

    September 19, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    she is beautiful and d guy is cute , they will make beautiful babies ……God bless ur union…

  43. kind anon

    September 19, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    everything i want from my happy day! beauty in simplicity! HML to them!!!

  44. lee

    September 19, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Beautiful… Elegant… just but a few words to classify this…

  45. The Fairy GodSister

    September 19, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    First wedding ever that I’ve bookmarked on this page, it was so gorgeous!!!
    Where do I start from, the bride and groom are gorgeous, i love the bride’s smile, everything was simple, understated yet very classy, her gowns, oh Lord her gowns!!!

    Left me teary eyed, reading her story. I can imagine I might not get a proposal too, my Booski might drop mine under my pillow and text me, lol!! I’m exaggerating but it’s refreshing to see she didn’t conform to a lot of the norms we impose on ourselves.

    May God bless your marriage, and give you everything you wish for in it! Amen!

    Now to position this laptop where Booski will see it…

  46. Graziella

    September 19, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    There is absolutely nothing I didn’t like about this wedding. Everything is just perfect. May your marriage be sweet, deep, full of blessings and God’s very best. Happy Married Life.

  47. Wow

    September 19, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Love her simplicity!!! The wedding looked really nice and fun and she’s such a beautiful black woman! Congrats to the couple!

  48. Teddy Bear

    September 19, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    She is so beautiful! I love the simplicity of her wedding! That teal dress is gorgeous!

  49. zoomzoomzoom

    September 19, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    This bride is absolutely gorgeous! I love her beautiful skin. The whole event was just elegant. May God bless her marriage.

  50. Noms

    September 19, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    lovely wedding + gorgeous bride and cool groom. mi likey.

  51. xoxo

    September 19, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    I didn’t toss my bouquet as well, they were artificial flowers and too pretty to be tossed. Instead i used it as a decor for my bedroom. To toss or not to toss? I think it’s up to d bride.
    Wishing the couple a happy married life.
    Btw congrats to the couple, wi

    • Anne

      September 19, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      artificial and too beautiful? how? the real deal is when they’re natural. I didn’t throw mine because they were natural and too beautiful.

    • Lamz

      September 20, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      Different strokes, perhaps?
      There are some very beautiful artificial flowers too.

  52. Neo

    September 19, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    One of the best wedding ive seen on BN. Enthralled by the beautiful simplicity

  53. Ceendy

    September 19, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    I love this. beautiful couple and lovely colour combination.

  54. inobi

    September 19, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    A-mazing! perfect wedding; beautiful decorations, good photographer and a beautiful couple. the bride killed it from start to finish. i wish them a happy blissful life together.

  55. Berry Dakara

    September 19, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    This girl and I should be friends. Small weddings = PERFECT!

    • zoomzoomzoom

      September 19, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      This wedding wasn’t small @all.It reeks of affluence! When money is very available, everything falls into place.The bride has great taste.

    • Obi

      September 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm

      Money helps, but good planning trumps money. 200 seems small to some. 200 seems like the whole world to others. So, small is relative. it helps when you have family members to help if your budge is small. My mom made my trad outfit and would have made the wedding dress if she had the time. So I ended up buying that. My aunt catered 97%, I just brought the money for the food items. A church member made some of the sauce for vegetarians. My uncle got the alcoholic drinks and a church friend did all the decor. I got the materials including ordering the flowers cos we used live flowers/ plants. It does help when you have a community of loved ones willing to help. And I had over 300 people.

  56. eniola

    September 19, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Amazing! I love her. God bless your home darlings.

  57. Annie

    September 19, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    I admire people that know what they want and go for it. This lady is soo pretty, chic and simple. Even with the covered clothes i can see she has a banging body. hubby is hot as well. HML to u guys. beautiful wedding

  58. rene

    September 19, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    the most beautiful muslim wedding I have ever seen. this is nice…congrats guys…

  59. Seyi

    September 19, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!

  60. Olayinka

    September 19, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Simple and Classy! #simplicityistheultimatesophistication!

  61. Omo1

    September 19, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    I like the proposal story..seems really natural

  62. creamy

    September 19, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    LOVE LOVE ABSOLUTELY LOVE!!!!! sorry bout the caps just really excited. Everything in one day is my plan and with this beautiful wedding i’m sticking to it. God bless your union, may the love that radiates through this pics stay in your live forever in Jesus name.

  63. oluwatosin

    September 19, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    this couple looked rily in love.and well d bride is like me because i love country music, simplicity and Jason mraz’s i won’t give up(a very deep love song). dat man standing in front of the signboard that says no standing. it is funny that his agbada is standing also. photographer rily tried. all d bride’s dresses are unique and beautiful. and the bride and groom are both beautiful, they will have beautiful children i can bet.

  64. banimo

    September 19, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    She is effing gorgeous!!!The cake, her Nikkai and reception dresses?!WOW!I am in awe.

  65. X- Factor

    September 19, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Woooowww, Simple, Fresh, as in!!!!! Congrats

  66. babygirl

    September 19, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    #mouth still open wide# this wedding hot die…….beautiful in every sense of the word….God bless you both and may your marriage life be as beautiful as your wedding……and this picture just brought tears to ma eyes…….oozing love……picture

  67. Bossy

    September 19, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Wowwwwww what a wedding!!!!! Everything about this wedding is amazing. Definitely bookmarking this wedding. I use to oppose to same day engagement and Nikkai but seeing this wedding I have definitely changed my mind. May Allah bless their marriage

  68. Anne

    September 19, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    When I see dark-skinned Nigerians, it always bring a smile to my face. They are that rare bcos too many of u will rather be seen as fair . Nothing like a shiny chocolate skin! Beautiful couple!!

  69. kiks

    September 19, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Powe Couple is all I see. Good job Biola, you’ve really inspired me on hw to go about my wedding plans, I love every bit of your work. God bless your home.

  70. Wale

    September 19, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Simply elegant, organized, well done. Congrats! I liked the father’s agbada blowing in the wind-nice.

  71. JB

    September 19, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Agreed! Her body is on fiyahh! HML

  72. Dee

    September 19, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Dear BN and BN readers, I know I will sound like jjc and that’s ok is Designer Muse a store in Lagos or a Designer???

    • Bride's Sister

      September 19, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      Hi, it’s a store in Isolo. They sell fabrics, AMAZING fabrics!

    • Dee

      September 19, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      Thank you!!! would by any chance have their contact information, address or phone number?

    • BellaNaija Weddings

      September 19, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      Hi, we’ve now added to the credits! xo

    • MizVuitton - The Ultimate Wedding Blog

      September 19, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      @dee it’s a store that stocks beautiful couture fabrics including bridal couture. ( DM you must pay me for this free advert o!) I finally found someone that knows and loves ‘I loved her first’ by Heartland. Brides to be please check that song out. It is the best father- daughter song ofALL time. Gorgeous bride and an even more gorgeous wedding! 🙂

  73. roundpeginasquarehole

    September 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    “Venue: The venue (Civic Centre) was my parents’ choice. Left to me, we would have done it in my father’s compound, or the guest house in the estate.” You and me both. Building up ammunition to persuade/fight my parents when my wedding comes cos I don’t want a carnival/festival wedding. lol

    See skin looking like rich beautiful dark chocolate wow! and makeup artist really knew how to work with your skin tone. I have jotted her name in my ideas book (I think I know her though, might be wrong but I think she went to Command Ibadan. This bridal makeup is one of two that I really really liked. I’m not a fan of the ‘glamour or stage/theatrical’ makeup on your wedding day.

    Love everything about this wedding (and I am not a Muslim) and the other Caribbean/Tanzanian wedding.

    • Moi

      September 19, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      Yes she did…

    • Truth..

      September 20, 2013 at 2:29 am

      Lol…that guest house part got me too…I love this

  74. Heeba

    September 19, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Everyone here looks genuinely happy! Its seems like a down to earth family filled love celebration? HMO to bride and groom I was actually smiling while going thru d pics they radiate happiness

  75. Kia

    September 19, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Lovely wedding, the bride is gorgeous and down to earth. Didn’t people like this still exist in Lagos. Such a good looking couple. God bless their union

  76. Winter Sun

    September 19, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I so love this couple. God bless ur union greatly.

  77. Eugenia

    September 19, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    HML…i love d bride’s simplicity. ur union is blessed.

  78. Glory

    September 19, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    God bless your union! money good o. with money u can plan 3weeks wedding !

  79. LALA

    September 19, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Elegant..Very lovely wedding, this brought tears to my eyes..I love. May God bless your union

  80. Aidish

    September 19, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Very Very lovely. A very happy bride! HML

  81. Titi Bolagun

    September 19, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    May Allah Bless the union! Amin…

  82. Benashmom

    September 19, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    I like seeing a happy groom, u both look so sweet together. YUMMY! May your lives be filled with joy and laughter each day.

  83. Kmams!

    September 19, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    I felt it was so hard as a yoruba to have classy and elegant muslim wedding. You have proved me wrong. Well Done Biola. You nailed it. Understated, Elegant and Simply Wonderful. You look so lovely black beauty with no gra gra and of course your Hubs too. LOL Anyhow Wishing you both the best of the best in marriage. I took notes!!!

  84. shay shay

    September 19, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    I love it. I love her dresses, her skin, her smile, her everything. Wish you Allahs blessings …may you both grow old together and be blessed with beautiful children. Amin Ya Rabb

  85. Funkyy

    September 19, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Awwww. beautiful wedding!.. Please does anyone has Designer’s Muse’s contact.. Thanks in advance…:))

  86. Funkyy

    September 19, 2013 at 6:04 pm


  87. Sista

    September 19, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    The best wedding story on bellanaija so far. Love the bride and her individuality. Reminds me of my wedding years ago. Planned it in about 6 weeks too probably cos I wasn’t a fussy bride as well. Wish you the very best in your marriage.

  88. BASI

    September 19, 2013 at 6:12 pm


  89. Iris

    September 19, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    ‘Ehen see your ring” #dead. I LOVE it LOL and I think it’s a great proposal. And if you want to get deep about it, the proposal puts things in perspective. It’s the marriage that’s important. Everything else is a supportive accessory. Great wedding 🙂 I love how everyone looks so happy

  90. sleek

    September 19, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    I luv her reception dress, very classy!

  91. HRS

    September 19, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Lol @ “Ehen, see your ring” ..correct guy… Absolutely beautiful bride, Gorg Groom, all I see is a happy bride and groom with so much love for each other…. Muah! Best of every good thing to you both in your blessed union. 😀

  92. miss bliss

    September 19, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Classy, exquisite and breath-taking. I see lots of happy people. I love the way the bride looks- she looks really gorgeous

  93. Damylolah

    September 19, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous

  94. Deee

    September 19, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Very beautiful couple and wedding

  95. Rashidat

    September 19, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Omg! I absolutely love this and I want something similar, but errrr, God will provide the right man sha

  96. lizzy

    September 19, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Perfection! BN this should be a spectacular wedding, the truth in it is just breathtaking and inspiring!

  97. Bimby

    September 19, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Congrats to the couple, i was at the party and it was classy and well organized. May God bless the union.

  98. fravian

    September 19, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Everytin abt dis wedding ΐƨ outstanding n classic. So luv luv luv everitin.

  99. Olori Tari

    September 19, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    COLOURS…!!!! Dat wedding dress <3. The wedding as a whole ? J'adore. HML guys, God's blessings.

  100. my love

    September 19, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    God bless you Biola, for not following the crowd. You’re so beautiful. This is the first wedding i’m seeing on BN that’s not oppressive. Not with all Naija’s i must do expensive wedding. Everything is so gorgeous. Happy ONE month Anniversary. I’ll definitely copy many things from here.

  101. SOLO ACT

    September 19, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    this wedding was adequate! i loved the yellow! the bride was stunning! the guests where beautiful

  102. Silvia

    September 19, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Beautiful and simple.God bless ur home dear.

  103. my love

    September 19, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    I really love your smile, it’s so pure and innocent. I also love the fact that almost every lady here is well covered and decent. God bless your home.

  104. justtomian

    September 19, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    for someone who is not girly girly u sure had one(or the best) wedding im seeing on bella.ur pics have sooo much love coming out of it and u and hubby look sooo much in love….ur smile look sooo genuine when watching ur of the first weddings where i saw the guest looking soooo happy for the couple.may GOD continue to shine many many more blessing to your family and may your husband love you like Christ love the church.mayPEACE and LOVE reign in your household.AMEN!

  105. Cutie

    September 19, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Beautiful Wedding…such a cheerful bride#Happy Married Life

  106. Ama

    September 19, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Nikkai and Reception dresses by EJIRO AMOS TAFIRI. amazinggg!!!!!

  107. Bevshine

    September 19, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    One word -Breathtaking

  108. Sylvia

    September 19, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    I so love this wedding, simple yet classy and chic.
    Beautiful couple, may God bless your union.

  109. Omo

    September 19, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Very lovely… HML!

  110. Esther

    September 19, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    I see Yemi in the pics..Is she is bride’s sister? Beautiful wedding. I love the Nikkai ceremony and the way Yorubas’ make Islam look so simple and modern…

  111. Shanday

    September 19, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    I luv the fact that the wedding felt intimate. I luv the fact that she knew exactly what she wanted and the pictures reflect that. Simple yet classy

  112. Yoruba Boy in Atlanta

    September 19, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Sanni aiye! I see you! Congrats bro!

  113. Biola

    September 19, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Wow! I am so humbled by the outpouring of well wishes and
    prayers! Ameeeeeen! May God bless you guys with even more love and
    happiness. P.s: My planner deserves three quarters of the

    • amymlaw

      September 20, 2013 at 12:03 pm

      Congratulations once again Biola, may Allah bless your holy union and make you and Hussein friends forever. Amin. Lots of love from Amina Nasfat Eti-Osa. Regards to mummy, my luvly Anty.

  114. Belle

    September 19, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I love! wishing you both true joy and marital bliss. I love
    , love the simplicity, kudos!!

  115. I Rock

    September 19, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    She looks lovely and her wedding dress is so nice. Handsome
    groom. Wish her God’s divine blessings and joy in her marriage
    forever, amen.

  116. mirabel said

    September 19, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    their is indeed beauty in simplicity, elegance and
    modesty.. well covered but yt oozing of class and
    elegance..gorgeousness jare !

  117. mark

    September 20, 2013 at 12:58 am

    beautiful couple, much blessings in your marriage.

  118. @ajiriavae

    September 20, 2013 at 2:20 am

    They look so happy. I wish them all the joy and happiness
    that they can handle.

  119. busola adegoke

    September 20, 2013 at 2:40 am

    See all my school daughters getting marriervelegance is an
    understatement dear you look regal!

    • Kemi Ogunmokun

      September 20, 2013 at 11:13 am

      Busola,as in great things are happening to ex modelites. i am so proud of Aby right now and Yemi has a whole lot to play in it. God bless the union,the family and friends. This signifies love and unity.

  120. temtem

    September 20, 2013 at 4:12 am

    Beautiful!!! Simply stunning! @ Biola, was this all in one
    day? You looked gorgeous ohhh!

  121. temtem

    September 20, 2013 at 4:13 am

    That dress!!!!!!!

  122. tolu

    September 20, 2013 at 5:10 am

    everything about this wedding is georg! HML

  123. Mexi

    September 20, 2013 at 7:14 am

    The bride was my snr back then in secondary school, she has always been this way….soon lovely.

  124. fifi

    September 20, 2013 at 7:31 am

    btful bride..the groom is so finee,true the wedding is so georg.

  125. lol

    September 20, 2013 at 7:36 am

    sensible in all sense… am so going to remarry my oyibo husband, at least, this nikkah setting doesnt look stressful for his naughty head

  126. Fashionbabe

    September 20, 2013 at 7:43 am


  127. Debbie

    September 20, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I so wish to have another wedding ceremony after seeing this beautiful couple’s simple and classy wedding pix….Ayo where are you shey u dey see this, we need to renew our vows asap! HML Hussein and Biola.

  128. ebony87

    September 20, 2013 at 8:47 am

    The wedding is just so amazing and the bride’s dresses are exquisite. Girl, you are beautiful. It goes a long way to show that black really is beautiful as you represented the ebonys of the world well. Cute hubby tooooooo. God bless your union.

  129. ALEXA

    September 20, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Very happy and interesting bride and such a handsome groom!!!! May Allah bless your union.

  130. Nunu milk

    September 20, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Can I just say O.M.G!!!!!!!!! This is the most elegant wedding I’ve seen on here. A lot of class and very intimate. You can definitely feel the love from these two. God bless your marriage dear.
    Ps does anyone have an idea of how much it costs to do a reception at the civic centre?

  131. Zayt

    September 20, 2013 at 9:26 am

    @esther, yes yemi is the bride’s sister. Beautiful wedding! God bless ur union!

  132. P

    September 20, 2013 at 10:43 am

    God Bless You Both!Note to self:Less is more…Thank you BN

  133. Best BN Wedding

    September 20, 2013 at 10:54 am

    I have been through this post like 4 times and i still cant get enough of it, this wedding is absolutely amazing, everything about it is on point, the bride is really beautiful and everything about her and her wedding is just simple and very very elegant from her dresses to the cakes, the hall decor was not too much and every guest looked simple and classy(no velvet nd sequins overload). BN please note that this should be a spectacular wedding and it is the best BN wedding so far. God bless Biola and Hussein.

  134. Foluke

    September 20, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Wow! Breathbreaking! No bouquet? Now that’s a new one!
    Wish you guys joy and happiness in your marriage!

  135. kenny

    September 20, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Doctor Hussein,happy married life….good to see u bro..

  136. Eudora

    September 20, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    SPEECHLESS…. I’m in love with everything abt this couple… bride is pretty, groom is handsome. beautiful parents and family. this is def one of the weddings that will mk me want to marry.

  137. Myna

    September 20, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    I just love the story!!!! This is going to be my wedding story very soon! 🙂 I cant barely handle the stress so i already postponed 1 time and got pregnant the second time 🙂

  138. nma

    September 20, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    greatly inspired by this wedding!!! am encouraged to stick to whatever that works for me. BN thanks for sharing this wedding

  139. she

    September 20, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    awww HML Boila! Yemi i see you. FABS connection

  140. Radiant

    September 20, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Happy married life and all the best to the couple.

    I still think its cool to have a simple wedding or not so simple wedding; an over the top wedding or not, a lavish one or frugal one; a modern wedding or back to the roots wedding. It is what it is. People should be themselves or their dreams. Breathe and live :).

  141. Zeebs

    September 20, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    This is surely my best ever wedding on bellaNaija. The couple have such forthright dispositions that I wasn’t surprised at all to read about the financial details. And they are soo pretty(and handsome) and happy. May the good Lord bless and keep their home every step of the way. * Page bookmarked. * Jason Mraz bookmarked. Soo true!

  142. Bellissimo aso oke

    September 20, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    she is soooooo pretty

  143. mdevaan

    September 20, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    so,i’ve been a fan of bn weddings since forever but this is one of the best i’ve viewed and this is one of the realest brides i’ve read about! well done!!! lmao @ “take your thing” proposal lol

  144. Babies

    September 20, 2013 at 2:21 pm


  145. Sisi

    September 20, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    On a serious note, this is the best all round wedding post ever. The story of love is told whilst being practical and giving useful information not just ‘showing’ the wedding via pictures. The beautiful bride gives proper reviews even in a few lines that can help to shape the decision of others who are readin . She is blessed – what a beautiful wedding. She looks so happy and that yellow really works to my surprise. God bless you and your home. Thanks BN, nice write up

  146. Deeda

    September 20, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    This is a very realistic couple….God bless their union

  147. anonymous

    September 20, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Im actually preparing for my weddn and biola has given me a gift she never even thought of,,i v bin stressed in dis whole planning tin but she just made it easier for me..i already printed the spreadshett to get me into my soo grateful gurl and God bless ur wedn

  148. missNk

    September 20, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    This is one gorgeous bride… Lord she looks amazing, her husband is fine as well. Their children will be very beautiful. Wish you God’s blessings <3

  149. Moi

    September 20, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I love your wedding pictures!! And I love your father/daughter song too. It made me cry 🙁 I never ‘knew’ my Dad and now that he’s dead, I don’t know who will do that for me…

    But I love the idea of your wedding! Beautiful and simple! I pray your life as a couple will be even more beautiful! Amen!!!

  150. kloe

    September 20, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Dear BN, you forgot the contact info for the designer Ejiro Amos Tafiri. Does anyone have her contact information please? I am getting married and I would like her to make my dresses as well. The bride looks so lovely 🙂

    • Abi

      September 20, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      Ejiro’s Number: 08037795790

  151. Oyinkan

    September 20, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Very lovely. Simple and elegant.

  152. Renee

    September 20, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Moi…..I feel you
    GOD will take care of you .. (HUGS)
    By the way, this wedding is so real and breath taking and I pray yours will be too

  153. merci

    September 20, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    wow,wow,wow, and wow! elegance and silmplicity! beautiful and young couple! simple and stunning makeup! the groom is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute too. 3.5m hmmmmm,God help us oooo!

  154. Suzzy

    September 20, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    One word!



  155. oyin

    September 20, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    God bless you for painting your wedding memories to us so very real and God bless you more for sharing your budget, you don’t know how many brides to be you have help with that line, I know the also great site, Arin the event lady just got a new customer.

  156. Nikky

    September 20, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    I love the bride’s mild make over.she looks natural and pretty
    cuteee couples

  157. kaddy

    September 20, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Very Beautiful bride With a beautiful skin and a very lovely Figure love d fact dat all her Clots were decent yet her curves still evident, d Wedding speaks cash but still Subtle and very classy. Simplicity is really key I like Her Sooo much and I dnt even know her y den wnt her husband Beam with such joy I love Everything about you both Hussein and biola and from d bottom of a very sincere heart i Wish u both a very happy Married Life

  158. Sarah Nwosu

    September 20, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Thanks for sharing ur story. Now I know where to start from. Planning a wedding can be a bit scary and stressful

  159. Olatundun

    September 20, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    As a young dark skinned muslim lady also planning her wedding , this piece came just in time 🙂 I love that the bride knew exactly what she wanted and didn’t allow anyone change her mind to change her wedding to a carnival (no offense to those who like big weddings). The issue of a decent yet elegant dress to wear for my Nikkah has been giving me headache but now I have an idea. Of what my dress would probably look like (yes I’m a swagger jacker!). Yellow and Orange is just a rich blend, mature yet bright enough to catch people’s attention and also looks gourgeous on camera. I wish the Bride and Groom a very happy life together filled with lots of laughter and love, a future as beautiful as their wedding!!!

  160. Princess

    September 20, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Oh so beautiful…my darl Toyin Jimoh was missing in action..Congrats Biola!!!…May the Almighty God bless your union with joy, happiness and lots of beautiful kids…

  161. Bamitale

    September 20, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    wow wow wow! Biola, you are one smart and gorgeous lady…i don’t know you personally, but i love you already…your dress is so cute,i have you on my screensaver at work!…lol..i like the simplicity of your wedding, and the fact that you stood your ground on what you wanted and didn’t want…Now that’s the way to go. Even with all the money, you were firm with your decisions…kudos!!

  162. bolanle

    September 20, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    My oh my! Abi, u did a wonderful job and u look ever
    gorgeous. Thanks 2 Yemi 4 being there ol d way. I’m so so happy 4
    u. May God bless ur union. HML…

  163. Blossom

    September 20, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    I remember her as Kafilat from Babcock

  164. Tee

    September 20, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Lovely!!!!!!!! Humble bride too!!!!! But not sure if its simple,cus N3.5million excluding civic centre is def not the maths.HML

  165. NNENNE

    September 21, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Beautiful bride ( in and out).HML!

  166. Amirah

    September 21, 2013 at 2:09 am

    Just when I thought I’ve seen he best wedding or the prettiest bride, Bella comes with another one to top the previous one. Wow, I’m speechless. Biola, you are very pretty, your skin is PERFEcT. It’s like rich chocolate. Love the simplicity, cozy and elegance. The groom is handsome. Very unique and creative. Her smile is simply beautiful and will warm anyone’s heart. She looks so sweet and humble. May God bless your union.

  167. Rexie

    September 21, 2013 at 3:45 am

    So impressed by her numbers game/talk… Gorge couple

  168. Seunfunmi

    September 21, 2013 at 9:42 am

    I love weddings and THIS IS THE BEST I HAVE EVER SEEN. kudos to you Biola, am so inspired by your big day and perfection that it is. May the good lord bless your union and thanks so much for sharing. erm can I suggest you start event planning if you are not into it already hehe

  169. Grace

    September 21, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Lovely bride beautiful colors…..i totally love her
    dresses…everything. God bless ur wedding forever Biola.

  170. Shydiva

    September 21, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Lol…typical hussian! ‘Ehen, see your ring”

  171. Asake

    September 21, 2013 at 1:33 pm


  172. Amy

    September 21, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    This wedding is all kinds of awesome! Pls Designer’s Muse’s number up there has been switched off since yesterday. Pls can someone be
    kind enough to provide an alternate

    • BellaNaija Weddings

      September 21, 2013 at 2:51 pm

      Hi, the number is SMS only. Here’s her email: designersmuseng “at” and she’s responsive on Instagram @designersmuseng

  173. Akua

    September 21, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Such a lovely couple. God bless your marriage.

  174. Bi

    September 22, 2013 at 8:47 am

    oh my goodness!! the most beautiful wedding. In love with the bride, she is rocking the hijab. God bless their union

  175. Rashidat

    September 22, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Hi Everyone,

    This is Designers’ Muse the Aso Ebi supplier. thanks @bellanaijaweddings , bride’s sister @ms2r and @mizvuitton.
    To Amy and anyone trying to contact us for now, please call +16464364223. You can also contact us on Whatsapp with the same number. +2348035962268 is a text only number for now until 2nd week November.
    Our blackberry is also active. Pls add on 2aefef60.
    For up to date pictures of all our fabrics & accessories add Facebook RASHIDAT HAMZA. You can also follow on twitter & Instagram @designersmuseng

    Looking forward to attending to you. Thanks

  176. bunmi

    September 22, 2013 at 11:47 am

    i love this lady,she is soo beautiful and inspiring.and i took notes all through,May God bless your marriage,filled with joy,love and beauty.Amen.

  177. sparkles

    September 22, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Such a beautiful wedding…. gosh happy for u Biola.
    Congrats and God bless ur home.

  178. Anonymous

    September 22, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Black is indeed beautiful , very unique and decent dresses……..nice choice of music……(Jason Mraz gives me joy). Effortlessly classy wedding! Happy married life

  179. Caligrl

    September 23, 2013 at 12:37 am

    An absolutely beautiful wedding, and a very handsome couple. I tell brides-to-be if at all possible, work a wedding planner into the budget. They take much of the burden off of the bride. Wishing you all the best.

  180. Emy

    September 23, 2013 at 9:13 am

    The Wedding Store is that the shop’s name? Pls where is it located in Lagos? Pls someone help. Thanks

    • Lamz

      September 23, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      Yes it is. If I’m not mistaken it’s located on Aromire
      street, Ikeja.

  181. Ready

    September 23, 2013 at 11:07 am

    I don’t usually comment on wedding posts, but this is awesome. Thank you very much, Biola for sharing your budget with us. It’s nice to have an idea of what these beautiful events cost while we ooohh and aaahh over them. The tips about being firm and investing initial income were great as well.

    Gorgeous brown skin, gorgeous accessories and decor. Loved her Nikkah reception dress and her engagement outfits. And she just made me a believer in doing both ceremonies in 1 day. I wish her and her husband much happiness and the best that life has to offer.

  182. Dreamdiary concept

    September 23, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    i just want to say this is my best story, bride, couple and wedding ever on bella nija. i have planned people’s wedding for years and now mine is coming am tensed and worried everything will go wrong especially beacause i know everyone is watching to see what i do wrong but she has raised by spirit and hope. i love this wedding, simply, classy , moderate and so pleasant. well done girl i really hope i get it right and post my story one day.

  183. Weddings Journal

    September 23, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Fantastic photos!

  184. Impressed!

    September 24, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Biola you’re a gem!!!! You are incredibly beautiful and it is so wonderful to see someone who is so real and down to earth. There doesn’t seem to be any sense of pretense with you. You wedding was absolutely beautiful! The touches were wonderful and really seems like every detail was well thought out and executed. That it was also done on a budget just speaks more to how great this is. This by far is the best wedding EVER featured on Bella Naija. Not just because of the cost but just because it feels so real, its incredibly beautiful and so well executed. The couple also really makes it so special. They look so in love and Biola your smile!!! Simply Amazing!

  185. miz

    September 24, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Gosh, totally amazing! I love everything about your wedding… God bless your home!

  186. Emy

    September 24, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    @Lamz thanks so very much

  187. jinkelele

    September 24, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Hands down, this knocked it out of the park. We are kindred spirits oh the only difference is our faith. So I can pull this off too? I dont even wanna start on that wedding gown and I hate TOSSING the bouquet! I never stand up for it also never wanted a bridal train either.

  188. yetunde

    September 25, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    wow!!!! i just called my sister and asked why they separated me from my twin sister! lol.
    Biola is sooooooo on point! one can clearly see the wedding is as classy as any can be! I’m glad someone shares my view on not breaking the bank for a one day event and still getting the most out of it! way to go Biola and hubby….may God bless your union!

  189. Mufon

    September 25, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Simply Elegant, cute and decent especially with the wedding dress……what with ladies wanting to show off parts of their bodies now….Less is more and exquisitely sexy. Happy married life

  190. mimi

    September 27, 2013 at 12:29 pm


  191. Tosin

    September 27, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Beautiful I must say, Inspiring and Elegant ! Biola may Allah bless ur union

  192. T&D Bristol

    September 29, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Abi, congratulations on your wedding and God bless your union! Your wedding pictures are beautiful and not surprised by your prudent planning and organisation; you girls have always had your heads screwed on! D&I are so proud of you and much love from everyone here!

  193. Dee

    September 30, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    This was such a beautiful wedding. Simple and elegant. May the Lord continue to bless and keep your home in His love.

  194. Chioma

    October 1, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    I cant stop looking at these pictures. I love every one of them. Viola, Abeg no kill pepsin with ur beauty. You look beavenly. Ur wedding dress is so unique and beautiful. And your skin is

  195. temtem

    October 2, 2013 at 12:32 am

    @ Biola, please where did you get that gorgeous beaded
    purse??? I love!!!!

    • Bride's Sister

      October 5, 2013 at 6:39 pm

      Hi @temtem the beaded purse was from Mobile @ The Palms, Lekki

    • Bride's Sister

      October 5, 2013 at 6:40 pm

      Hi @temtem the beaded purse was from Mobo @ The Palms, Lekki

  196. Dolly P

    October 2, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Just love your smile…….. it’s contagious. Wish you all
    the best.

  197. Cutie

    October 3, 2013 at 2:08 am

    Pleaseeeeeeeeeeee, does anyone knows how the wedding arrangement was like?, I know it was the same day but please was the Nikkai ceremony held in a different venue or the same venue as the engagement/reception? Also, did the engagement come first or the nikkai? (sorry for the question overload). Am just so curious because I love it classy but my parents are muslims and I want to be happy by making my day simple yet classy and Biola’s wedding fits into my taste so very much. Plsssssssssss I need a response asap (my wedding comes up veryyyyy soon). This wedding is simply the best I have seen on BN wedding page.

    • BellaNaija Weddings

      October 3, 2013 at 2:22 am

      Hi Cutie, it was the Nikkah first, the traditional second then the reception at night. All were held at the Civic Center. Hope that helps! Good luck with your wedding xoxo

    • omosetan omogbeja

      October 4, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      Well, reception wasn’t really at night per se. By like 3/4 pm I think, the reception had started. There was just about 20-30 minutes interval taken by my wife and I to go change between each event.

  198. Amazing grace

    October 6, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    WOW! Quite breath taking. May Allah shower His infinite blessings on you, Ameen. Where is my own muslim brother o?! Well Allah knows best*sighs*

  199. jannelle

    October 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Im sorry, Im still stuck on the N3.5 million part .

  200. Adaeze

    October 8, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    I love the honest words of the bride…if it were to be some people *rme* I love your wedding dear and I pray for the best for you guys. xx

  201. Mayor Eghosa

    October 10, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    God bless your marriage……please how do I get in touch with @bellanaija to cover my wedding event? Please, I need urgent answers. Thanks

  202. Mayor Eghosa

    October 10, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    God bless your marriage. I might need some help to get across to bellanaija to help cover my wedding event which hopes to come up in December. Thanks

  203. Funmi

    October 14, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Wish all the best darling……Bookmarked for my daughter

  204. Princess

    October 22, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Lovely wedding indeed!! HML… PLs can u help with the
    Aso-Oke designers number and likewise the invitation(card)
    designers nomba.THank ya!!!

  205. Princess

    October 22, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Amazing!!! Pls I’m also planning my wedding,can u help Biola wif ur aso-oke designers number likewise number of the invitation card’s designer…thank u

  206. Kerudung Bagus

    November 11, 2013 at 7:31 am

    that’s great for me, i think this inspire for me….thank a lot

  207. tobi

    December 10, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I am inlove with this wedding. Where do i start from? Is it
    the budget? The simplicity of the wedding? The realness of their
    love? The fact that its a Muslim wedding and am Muslim too? The
    blouse instead of buba? Thumbs up to the bride, the couple, the
    families of the couple and the wedding planner. May almighty Allah
    bless your union. Amin..

  208. sherrypha

    December 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    *lovestruck* i had to bookmark this n send the link to my mum. simple and elegant. May Allah shower is rahma on your union. i feel like getting married tomorrow

  209. susan

    January 4, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    i smiled altru while goin tru the simple,elegant and classy,totally love it

  210. susan

    January 4, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    it simple,elegant and classy,totally love it

  211. oola

    January 13, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Dresses…esp The Nikkah Dress… Awesome!

  212. Chocolate girl

    January 13, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Erm..I cunt help my self,had to drop a post too…bookmarked on everthing electronic I have and ve viewed countless Muslim so it no hard work to transfuse for my day.but I can’t get over how u pulled it off in one day ,wic did u do first? May Allah bless ur union.

  213. Tope

    February 23, 2014 at 7:00 am

    Where are my OSU med school peeps. Dr Hussein Sanni and friends?lovely, simple wedding. I always say it, “don’t spend all u have to impress” there’s post-wedding life ahead.

  214. Mee

    July 31, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    the first wedding that got me taking notes…God bless ur home Biola…… u’re such a rare n beautiful soul…

  215. ige abidemi

    September 12, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    this is the best wedding i have ever seen in entire life, it’s just too perfect. i have jotted so many things while reading, this is an inspiration. Have always wanted my wedding to be as simple as this but i never thought it possible. Breathtaking, splendid, Perfect!!!!!!!

  216. kwo kwo

    August 10, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    2 years on. still one of the weddings i can relate to on bellanaija.

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