Oby and Obi are soo cute together! Obiageli “Oby” Anunobi & Obinna “Obi” Ohakim met 3 years ago and soon became best of friends before falling in love. After she said yes (twice), the lovebirds tied the knot this year.
How Oby & Obi Met
Oby & Obi met at a friends house party in Abuja in 2010, they became best friends and started dating shortly afterwards.
The Proposal – she said Yes – Twice!
From the bride – Oby
We have 2 proposal stories lol
After seeking for my father’s permission, he proposed on his birthday in his house in Abuja, without a ring, and I said “Yes!”
The second proposal was a day before the traditional marriage rites in my hometown, he took me to my bedroom, got on one knee, took a few seconds to tell me how perfect we were for each other, and asked if he could “put a ring on it” haha! I knelt down as well and I just kept screaming cos my ring was almost as amazing as my husband!
Oby wore a Pronovias ball gown – Dogma, customized with delicate sleeves by Plush Couture. After an exhaustive search – 5 bridal appointments in 3 countries, she knew it was the one the moment she tried it on. Her second dress, a gold lace number with a scalloped neckline from Teri Jon was chosen online with her sister-friend Segilola.
Walking down the aisle, the bride was escorted by her father and serenaded by Yemi Sax! She says, “it was amazing, to say the least and very emotional!” … “When I got to the top of the aisle, both mums were waiting to hug and kiss me.”
Advice for Intending Couples –
Have fun as much as you can – don’t allow fickle things disrupt your day, it is once in a lifetime by God’s grace. And for brides – get an amazing chief bridesmaid, it makes everything a whole lot easier!
BellaNaija Weddings wishes Oby and Obi the blessings and beauty in love, life and marriage.
~ Photography: Tope Brown Studios | Ayede Photography
Pre – Wedding Photography: Tope Brown Studios
Wedding Photography: Ayede Photography
Additional Wedding Photography: Tope Brown Studios
Tope Brown – 08053351514
Ayede Photography – 08064662140
White Wedding Date: July 6th 2013
White Wedding Ceremony: National Christian Centre, Abuja
White Wedding Reception: Africa and Abuja Halls, ICC
Make up: Folawe Fashawe of Siran Faces (bride’s review: “she was fabulous!”)
Hair: Ehiz of Ehiz Hair
Bouquet: Petals and More
Wedding Dress: Pronovias, customized by Plush Couture
Bride’s Reception Dress: Teri Jon
Bride’s Shoes For Church: Guisseppe Zanotti
Bride’s Shoes for Reception: Jimmy Choos
Bride’s Accessories: Chanel, Monsoon, Next etc.
Bride’s Tiara: Halo & Co.
Engagement Ring: Weir & Sons
Wedding Rings: Cartier
Groom’s Suit for Church: Bespoke by Baldon
Groom’s Reception Suit: Richard James
Groom’s Shoes: Guiseppe Zanotti and Amedeo Testoni
Groom’s Accessories: Alexander McQueen
Groomsmen Suits: Bespoke Suits by Baldon
Bridesmaids Dresses: Virgos Lounge Raina Jade Dresses
Bridesmaids Shoes: River Island Barely There Sandals in Coral / Gold
Wedding Planners: Say It Loud Africa CEO, Femi Oyelade 07038851322, together with a wedding committee
Wedding Cake: Cake by Cake Craft, The Oven, Abuja 08033244031
Wedding Decor: Kuchelly Wedding & Events Planners
Lighting and Sound: Option A Media
Food: Festive Occassions Ltd, and others
Cocktails: Mezra Cocktails
Invitations: Say It Loud Africa, Femi Oyelade
Favours: Both mums, and couple’s relatives
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