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Designer Mai Atafo & Wedding Planner Funke Bucknor-Obruthe Join the Dream Team of “My Big Nigerian Wedding” Contest!



Dream Team

Every bride dreams of her wedding gown long before her wedding day, sometimes even before she meets the man of her dreams. To bring her fantasies to reality, a wedding dress designer with keen eye for detail also becomes part of the dream.

Add this to a wedding planner extraordinaire who has years of experience in the industry with a trail of successfully planned weddings to her credit and you’re on your way to an almost perfect wedding for the lucky winners of My Big Nigerian Wedding Contest.

We know you have been waiting to know the designer who will design that gorgeous gown for the bride in this competition and the wedding planner who will coordinate the activities of the day. WED Magazine, organizers of ‘My Big Nigerian Wedding’ will keep you waiting no further. Today, we are proud to unveil Mai Atafo as the official wedding gown designer and Funke Bucknor-Obruthe as the official wedding planner for the dream wedding!

These two join other stellar members of the ‘Dream Team’ – caterer Tosan Jemide, makeup artiste Banke Meshida-Lawal and photographer Kelechi Amadi-Obi.

Mai with his clothing line Mai Atafo Inspired (MAI) has developed a reputation for gorgeous and perfectly fitting dresses that translates into the sophisticated and elegant look every bride desires. After successfully running Mai Atafo Inspired (MAI), Weddings by MAI was created to cater for all clothing needs for weddings. In such a short time, the brand Weddings by MAI has created niche and is now the go-to shop for the Bride, Groom, Bridesmaids and Groomsmen.

To her credit, one cannot talk about event planning in Nigeria without mentioning Funke Bucknor-Obruthe. She is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Zapphaire Events, an events consultancy, marketing, planning and management company. With Funke at the helm of affairs of a wedding, a couple is assured of a smooth execution of events as they get to relax and enjoy their day.

Already, over 700 couples have registered and over 85,000 votes have been counted as voting for the winning couple enters its fifth week. The competition is heating up and with vendors like Tosan Jemide, Banke Meshida-Lawal, Mai Atafo, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe and Kelechi Amadi-Obi already on board, you know it’s going to be a wedding to remember.

More members of the Dream Team would be announced in the coming weeks so stay tuned and keep voting!

You can still be a part of the contest. Registration is FREE and still ongoing till December 2nd. To register {click here} and to vote {click here}

For more information, please visit Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Official Hashtag #mbnwedding

Exclusive radio partners of My Big Nigerian Wedding contest are Cool FM, Wazobia FM and Nigeria Info.

Are you interested in exhibiting at WED Expo Lagos 2014, Nigeria’s Largest Wedding Exhibition – venue of the finale of My Big Nigerian Wedding? Exhibitors are already signing up as so many couples from the contest will be in attendance. Call 07001111933, 08147217096, 08023188820, 08187357215 | Add BB Pin 2624124A | Email: [email protected]

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  1. Karonwi

    October 30, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Truly the best of the best! Lucky couple mehnn

  2. dewsofkeziahevents

    October 30, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    lovely idea. sounds great! however what ever happened to which bride is next?

  3. NaijaPikin

    October 30, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Who is the official photog? Jide Alakija? Duduguy? LB? Akintayotimi? Atunbi? The wait continues. lol

    • Laminde

      October 31, 2013 at 8:58 am

      Kelechi Amadi is the official photograph.. choi I soooo want to get married right now…

  4. Noms

    October 30, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Great. The winning couple will have a supa-dupa wedding. Mi almost jealous. Goodluck to all the contesting couples.

  5. Chelizruby

    October 30, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Get in great shape before your big day. Lose weight fast

  6. frances

    October 30, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    The race becomes hotter.may the best couple win o.

  7. halima

    October 30, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    I must win this wedding o

  8. tolani swegede

    October 31, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I am already married. But i dont mind gettibg married again o for real. My husband will need to propose again choi…

  9. mofe

    October 31, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    keep the good works up…wish u guys best of luck..chao


    November 2, 2013 at 4:43 am

    We are soooooo excited to be part of this

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