Yay! New week, new wedding! Ngozi Offonry and Ozioma Emeagi are such a beautiful couple and we’re so excited to share their special day with you!
Ngozi and Ozioma met 4 years ago through a mutual friend and sealed their love with holy vows this April.
How They Met
From Ngozi, the bride
Although we had been in a number of the same events before we met we didn’t actually meet until July 2009 when a mutual friend organised drinks at Gilgamesh.
She Said Yes!
The proposal was in Dubai New years 2011/2012. We had just finished watching the fireworks and went back to our room to freshen up. When we got through the door I saw Ozi lower to his knees and for a moment I wasn’t quite sure what was going on. The ring brought me back to reality! It was gorgeous, my dream ring. We spent the rest of the evening on the phone to friends and family telling them the good news.
Ngozi & Ozioma‘s traditional wedding is a colourful and intimate affair. The bride wore an embroidered royal blue and orange strapless dress, and changed into an emerald and wine skirt and blouse, then an emerald skirt with a stunning train and emerald top. The groom looked handsome in white, then complemented his blushing bride in his second attire – green and mustard yellow outfit.
Their white wedding was truly spectacular! The bride wore a strapless Peter Langner gown aptly called ‘Celebration’, which she knew was ‘the one’ when she first saw it! She held a beautiful bouquet of white roses and a cathedral length veil. The groom looked dapper in his grey morning dress from Moss Bross with a grey custom made waistcoat from FavourBrook and a turnbull and asser black and white tie. Everyone danced till dawn alongside the beautiful newlyweds.
Advice from the bride and groom:
Take your time to plan the wedding if you can. We’re so grateful we had 18 months to plan ours as we were able to plan to the finest most minute detail. The most important vendors by a mile are the caterers so make sure you make the best decision there. They will advise on things like alcohol amounts, order of the day, timings, etc which is so important with Nigerian weddings where everything normally runs over! Also the good ones generally have a number of contacts if you’re struggling to find other vendors.
BellaNaija Weddings wishes Ngozi and Ozioma all the blessings and beauty in love and marriage!
~ Photography: Abi Rotimi
~ Photography: Abi Rotimi: (+44) 7587828536 & (+44) 7940 295 291 | Email: photographybyabi “at” googlemail.com | www.photographybyabi.net/blog
Traditional Wedding: 25th May 2013
White Wedding: 1st June 2013
Bride’s Makeup & Hair for both Trad & White: Edee Beau | info “at” edeebeau.com | (+44) 203 302 4363
Wedding Dress: Celebration – Peter Langner from Browns Bride
Groom’s Suit: Grey morning suit from Moss Bross with a grey custom made waistcoat from Favourbrook
Traditional: Marquee at Bride’s family home in London
White Wedding: Church- The Brompton Oratory, South Kensington
Reception: Natural History Museum, South Kensington
Wedding Planner & Decor: Nneoma Odozi of Ophir Events | Email: nneoma45 “at” hotmail.com | (+44) 7932793443
Lighting: Wise Productions
Flowers: Pinstripes and Peonies
Wedding Cake: 7 tier white lace and pearl cake by Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium: Elizabeth Solaru – 3 flavours – caramel, chocolate guinness and vanilla.
Caterer: Dish Catering (bride’s review – they were absolutely perfect!)
Invitations & stationary: Wanderlust
Photo Booth: Smiley Booth
Dessert Table: Janet from Sweet Factory
DJ: DJ Homeboy
Toastmaster: Richard Birtchnell
We love weddings as much as you do – get in touch for inquiries, inspiration & more!
Google + | Instagram: BellaNaijaWeddings | Twitter: BellaNaijaWed | FB: BellaNaijaWeddings