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Yayyy! We’re so excited when we catch up with couples after their pre-wedding shoot. Self professed BellaNaija Weddings fanatic Ella and Obinna‘s love story is so juicy and down to earth. They met in January this year and got married in November. Now that’s what you call love at first sight!

The bride planned her wedding herself and is eager to share her tips! But first off, let’s share their sweet and hilarious story again. To see their full pre wedding shoot, click here!

How Ella & Obinna Met
From the bride to be, Ella
akintayotimi_nigerian_esession_lagos-couple-bellanaija-ella-obinna-21Our story is so weird when I think of it..
On my birthday, 3rd of January 2013, he saw my picture on a friends BlackBerry DP, and just like that oh, wahala started. He started worrying her for my pin, bribing her, to bribe me, lol. I wasn’t interested in another ‘man wahala’, so I said “No” to my friend. My friend eventually gave in to his pressure and gave out my pin without my consent *angry face*. Then the big head started worrying me, I just wanted to shut him out immediately, so I was forming busy.

Then one faithful day, my close pal, Chinenye was toying with my phone and started replying to his pings and before I knew it, she agreed to going see a movie with him *shaking my own big head*. I was so pissed with her, that I couldn’t even properly give her a piece of my mind. I tried to make it difficult for us to meet up, making up excuses like “I don’t have much time today or tomorrow”“I don’t drive and I cannot easily get a cab”, blah blah blah. He still persisted, arranged for a cab to come pick me up and so I hopped in. Lo and behold, when I saw him, he was short (Honestly, any little hype disappeared, lol). Interestingly enough, when I heard him talk, like really talk, I was more than impressed with his person, so I decided to stop the shakara and pay him some attention. Well he was good enough for the ‘friend-zone’ sha, but after a month he asked me to be his Valentine and later officially asked me to be his girlfriend and so and so and so…

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Now for The Proposal, you would honestly flog me :)
I was preparing to pass out from NYSC in June, he had an important trip to PHC the same week, so in my mind I was gonna celebrate with friends. His dad came into Lagos a week before and gave him some box that looked funny. I asked the nonsense boy what it was, he says “It is an internet banking token for my dad’s friend”. I keep quiet, like since when did you have to hide tokens this well. Suddenly two days to my passing out, he says his trip to PHC had been cancelled and that he would like to stay back for my sake. I was so happy, in many ways, ignorant of his plan. Passing out was fun but so late, my friends and I already had a celebration dinner planned which ended late at about 10pm (it was supposed to end at 6pm). By this time I was pissed with him, cuz he had just called only once the whole day, just to say congrats. I was supposed to go to his place after the dinner, but I went home instead. It was almost midnight, I had begun getting ready to sleep when he suddenly calls me, barking. No, first he asks me where I was, I say am Home. Then he starts shouting, “I cancelled my trip cuz of you and you left me alone all day” yada yada yada. Omo, for peace to reign, I got dressed jeh-jeh, and called back my cab guy.

I get to his place and he was still fuming, I apologized for not coming to see him and he calmed down. He didn’t want to continue talking and lays down to start sleeping. Then when I am almost asleep, I hear him call me up. He apologizes for shouting and says “I had something planned, you didn’t show up, but what I have to say cannot wait”He reaches into his bag and brings out a Blackberry Q10. I was so happy, cuz I had been wanting the phone. I immediately start going at the box, getting out the phone and opening further to get the battery. Then laying right inside is our very own small box from before. I immediately realised what it all meant and tears filled my eyes. He explains that he had made dinner reservations for us at Radisson Blu and that he had some messed up plan of doing it there. But I had to party with ma friends and forget him :( . I really didn’t hear all the gist then, because I was still in shock. I said “Yes, of course,” and gave him probably one of the biggest kisses of his life ;)
Interesting story abi? :)

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Wedding Planning
First of we planned the wedding ourselves, there was just too much work communicating with some would-be wedding planners, so we decided to rough it with my idea of a ‘Dream Wedding’, Google and yours truly BellaNaija.com/weddings. It wasn’t an easy task and honestly if I were to get married again right now, I’d get a planner in-time (Maybe before the proposal sef…lol).

{Editor’s Note}: See the couple’s special moments as you scroll through – but before then –

Ella’s Last Word: Obi, I asked for a love note on our wedding day. I’m still waiting oh (*angry face*) 😀

Aren’t they the cutest?! Now we’ve spoiled you with their story, enjoy their fabulous wedding photos! BellaNaija Weddings wishes Ella and Obinna all the blessings of love and marriage!

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~ Photography: AkinTayoTimi

White Wedding

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Special Moments
From Ella
I got to church and as soon as I walked in, I notice Obi is already seated in the church with his best man. He was looking so handsome and calm, but the extra is, we were amongst 7 couples getting married that day and the day before, we were told how couples would sit, depending on time of arrival. We all made a mental note of the best seat in church. Now as soon as I saw Obi on “the seat”, I knew he got up extra early just to get those seats and I suddenly felt some extra attraction towards him, not realizing I was still walking towards him. Not until my maid of honour pulled me back to go sit on the other side of the bench. Lol

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Obi: Everything went so fast, its even difficult to remember details. She left me in awe when she walked into the church, holding her gown, looking helpless but drop dead gorgeous at the same time. She looked so beautiful, I was very happy and proud to be getting married to her.

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Obi: At the reception, I was thrown off my game when the DJ was playing from a different playlist.  Infact Ella can testify to how many times we danced to Eminado and Nek Unek the previous week. She noticed I was offbeat,  leans over to squeeze my hand and said to me “Everything will be okay”. I immediately relaxed and the party kicks in. I really appreciate it when she sees the good side to things.

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Wedding Details

Wedding Date for Traditional Wedding:  November 29 2013
Wedding Date for White Wedding: November 30 2013
Church: Mater Misericordiae Catholic Church, Rumuomasi, Portharcourt

Wedding Reception Venue: Aztec Arcum, Stadium Road, PHC

Wedding Attire
Traditional Wedding Attire
Makeup: Bride’s friend
1st Outfit: Mobadge Bespoke 
Shoes: Ivanka Trump
2nd Outfit: Mobadge Bespoke

Jewelry: Bride’s Selection

White Wedding Attire
Makeup: Bride’s friend
Wedding Dress: Angelina Faccenda Couture for Mori Lee – from Imani Swank Bridals
Veil: Vogue – from Imani Swank Bridals
Shoes: Christian Louboutin 
2nd dress: Brides By Nona 
Bouquet: Bride’s Selection
Jewlry: Imani Swank
Wristwear: Michael Kors
Groom’s Suit: Mai Atafo
Groom’s Shoes: Versace
Groom’s Cufflinks: Versace
Groom’s Eyewear: Chrome Hearts (Vision Opticals, Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki)
Wristwear: Emporio Armani 

Traditional Wedding Vendors
MC: MC Ash
Aso Ebi: Mobadge Bespoke
Cake: Bluberry Cakes
White Wedding Vendors
Food: Maranatha Catering Co || Jojo La Chef
Drinks: Couple’s family
Souvenir: Couple’s family
Desserts: Maranatha
Cake: Bluberry Cakes, 5 tier cake with pearls
DJ: DJ Olu
MC: Dan D Humorous
Ushers: Dezua Events
Invitation Cards / Program: Infinity Media
Décor: DexterityPlus

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114 Comments

  1. Sunshine

    December 18, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Forgive me father for I have sinned………I looked at this picture and started feeling orgasmic release in my cough cough….. http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Nigerian-Igbo-Wedding-Lagos-AkinTayoTimi-Ella-Obinna-BellaNaijaDSC_8553.jpg. BN please help my case, inbox me his contact details just to be friends. Nothing more !!!!!

    • meeena

      December 18, 2013 at 10:32 am

      lmao! i sinned too, but ur own pass… for me, my hrt skipped.hahhahah!!! i dnt want his contact sha…lol!!

    • gbemmy

      December 18, 2013 at 11:08 am

      me too o…

    • gbemisola

      December 18, 2013 at 10:39 am

      …sorry he is married m so sure the wife would soon be here

    • Mimi

      December 18, 2013 at 11:51 am

      Hian!!!! Babe, contact kwa?!! You did not see his Wedding Band shining as brightly as his smile?!!!
      Mba o, second hand is not your portion in Jesus name, Amen!
      The God that made me meet my man at the end of March and get married by October will do your own for you too o!
      Infact, the guy go hot pass this one wey dey foto sef, no just worry!
      🙂

    • Sunshine

      December 18, 2013 at 12:13 pm

      Amen Sister !!!!!! Ok BN hold the contact details, I don’t
      want again. But this guy is sinful to behold.

    • Before this time next year

      December 18, 2013 at 12:40 pm

      Amen!!! Before this time next year My wedding photos and video shall be featured in Bellaniaja.com.

    • whocares

      December 18, 2013 at 12:16 pm

      He understands..

    • Strawberrycandy

      December 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      Hahahahahahaha na so! I noticed d wedding band as quickly as he caught my eye.

    • slim

      December 18, 2013 at 5:58 pm

      BABE YOU ARE NOT ALONE. THAT GUY IS FINEEEEEEEEEEE

    • Oyin

      December 18, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      Me too. I even claimed, finally I found my husband. Why are all the fine bobos taken na. I don tired o. Chai, his wifey is lucky. Anyway sha, the bride is cute. Igbo kwenu!!!!

    • Roxanne

      December 19, 2013 at 4:57 am

      I had to a take a well deserved break at that pic too. Even enlarged it sef. I want number and address, pin, give me ALL of it!!!!! What a beauty to behold. #sigh.

    • Em

      December 19, 2013 at 7:00 am

      Omg… I had a feeling pple wld talk abt that guy…. But dayummm…. The nigga is cute, am looking for his contact too

    • pp

      December 19, 2013 at 11:22 am

      My dear this guy Rume works in my company… this guy is fineee Damn.. d first day i saw him my heart skipped a bit but when i saw d wedding band d heart fell gbagada!! anyways will pass ur compliments across when next i see him.

  2. Sunshine

    December 18, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Oh Sorry!!! Lovely wedding, nice pictures, happy faces.

  3. Omotoyosi

    December 18, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Yipee 1st to comment!…. I can see the Ogunlade’s digging it. Congrats Ella $ Obi, I’m happy I met u guys before the wedding. Happy and funny couple

    • Sunshine

      December 18, 2013 at 10:25 am

      U think ???? Maybe if you had commented at 10:02.

  4. viv

    December 18, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Cool they look soo happy. The guy looks younnnnggg!

  5. Babes

    December 18, 2013 at 10:22 am

    This bride is as playful as me…I’ve never really believed in super short courtships like less than 6months but I guess it is working for lots of people. Hopeful for 2014…haha

    • Akua

      December 18, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      If a relationship will work, it will work whether courships are longer or shorter. I was married to my husband in six weeks after we met, and things are great.

    • Orekelewa

      December 19, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      @Akwa, please believe cuz it works. Spoke to my husband for the first time on the fone on the 24th Dec 2012, saw him for the first time 5th January 2013 and by nov 23rd 2013, we got married……. Been wonderful, i tell you.

  6. pweetypeepy

    December 18, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Yipee!!!! I am so happy seeing this and i am so sure this gonna make my day very beautiful. Although i avnt even taken my time to watch the pictures. Immediately i saw Ella and Obinna wedding picture i took my phone to tell a colleague of mine, because we have been waiting patiently for their wedding pictures. There pre-wedding photos and story has been the best i have seen on bellanaija. Hmmnn now i am smiling. I actually has a sad news of the death of my ex corper friend just yesterday night and i was only thinking about how useless life on earth could be if only death could take away all our dreams and aspirations. I must confess that my night wasn’t that good because i cant get his picture of my mind. I suddenly became quiet since yesterday evening till the moment i saw these beautiful faces again. Once again, i think we can just have the best of our time on earth until maybe one day we will be caught by the cold hands of death. HAPPY MARRIED LIFE!!! May you never have a reason to regret this. All the best sweethearts…..I can now take my time to watch your lovely wedding pictures*smiling*

  7. ij

    December 18, 2013 at 10:28 am

    http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/47.jpg
    this is one picture for the mantle piece, beautiful

  8. miss

    December 18, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Beautiful ♥ love my Nigerian weddings. Congrats to the new couple.

  9. linda

    December 18, 2013 at 10:30 am

    wish u guyz the best in ur marital life..

  10. Vanessa

    December 18, 2013 at 10:32 am

    This guy looks so young but very focused. he knew what he wanted and how to get it. I love him for that and may God bless his home. He will never regret his choice. Amen. Bride was very fashionable in her dresses. All my girlfriends, get to work, start using me as ur dp.lol

    • chinenye

      December 18, 2013 at 10:43 am

      @All my girlfriends, get to work, start using me as ur dp.lol vanessa i dont know you but u surely made me laugh out loud at that line…

      To my one and only Ella of life…congrats dear….i loved every bit of the wedding and enjoy scrolling through all of the pictures…. i ran on bella naija as soon as i got the info that the pictures were out…..all of them are fabuloussssss

    • Chysom

      January 12, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      You must be the chinenye that replied Obi’s ping on Ella’s phone.. If you are, Nne pls come and take my blackberry and reply to Mr Right naa..Biko!

    • Amaka

      December 25, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, Abi o! loool

  11. Luv .O.

    December 18, 2013 at 10:34 am

    So Beautiful. HML

  12. mama mia!!!

    December 18, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Lol, I think there is a difference between short and small, Hubby is smallish and looks quite young while MI is short. Lovely wedding though looks like fun. Plus, this is how it should be no time to be wasted biko. Congrats!!!

  13. missappleberry

    December 18, 2013 at 10:40 am

    hilarious bride! Laughed my way while reading and scrolling down. Cant wait to be married. All the best to the couple.

  14. Hurperyeahmie

    December 18, 2013 at 10:50 am

    HML BEAUTIFUL COUPLE

  15. Thelma

    December 18, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Congrats Ella and Obi. Very beautiful bride. Happy looking couple too.
    I guess the wedding put this couple in the mood. Lol. http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Nigerian-Igbo-Wedding-Lagos-AkinTayoTimi-Ella-Obinna-BellaNaijaDSC_8405.jpg

    http://www.thelmathinks.blogspot.com

  16. The wife

    December 18, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Lovely! Please any one knows where I can get bridal robes from in lagos? Pleaseeeeeeeeeee

    • Anon

      December 18, 2013 at 12:11 pm

      Yes. Call bibi on 08023404514. She is the best

    • dee

      December 18, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      Yes! Brides robe and complete bridal accessories. Add up bbm 74456E19 or call 0701 333 5177

  17. Bobosteke & Lara Bian

    December 18, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Now this is a good way to argue the pros of the Social Media.

    I wish you two the best of Christ, Love and Life.

  18. DAMMY

    December 18, 2013 at 11:23 am

    beautiful couple….may God bless their marriage!

  19. Bobosteke & Lara Bian

    December 18, 2013 at 11:24 am

    If only one could have a wedding without getting married (sighs).

    • whocares

      December 18, 2013 at 12:18 pm

      I second that. I hate hate hate the thought of marriage, but I LOVE weddings. infact I have been planning my best friend’s imaginary wedding (if only she will consent to getting married soon, being all “im too young” pfft)

  20. wow....there is hope then!

    December 18, 2013 at 11:47 am

    i feel like some girls are just lucky o….just within a year o..while some of us are still dating for years without ring.may 2014 not pass us by in Jesus name o!AMEN!!!! happy married life….

  21. Mojoyin

    December 18, 2013 at 11:48 am

    very beautiful wedding,this girl should plan for real! she did a good job!

  22. dorys

    December 18, 2013 at 11:55 am

    may Almighty God prosper yr union and may divorce and separation be far from you two In Jesus mighty name AMEN

  23. Fashionbabe

    December 18, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    HML

  24. Joan85

    December 18, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Awwwwww such a lovely couple, God bless their union 🙂
    Jehovah sharp sharp, we know You will do it for us too…my
    birthday is next week. Lemme gan make sure my friends have fine
    pics of me to put on their dp lol.

  25. Bevshine events

    December 18, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Contact us for your monogrammed robes on 08066008179 or email [email protected]. This wedding totally rocks.
    Beautiful pictures

  26. olufunmi

    December 18, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Beautiful couple, all d bride’s outfits are so gorgeous, God bless their union 🙂

    ladywannabeblog.blogspot.com

  27. Been there

    December 18, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    very nice wedding and beautiful couple.
    please can we get d contact for the bridesmaid dresses?

  28. Endo

    December 18, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    @dorys, l’ll add a big amen to that prayer! Lovely couple and fabulous wedding pictures. HML

    Pls share your endometriosis stories @ endochallenges.wordpress.com. Let’s beat endo together !

  29. X- Factor

    December 18, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Congrats to the couple!

  30. shanana

    December 18, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Such a fun couple! Wishing them laughter forever. ..the bride n I share a birthday (always excited to find a new birthday mate,yay!!!) and a love for teal/aquamarine/whatever other name that colour is called :D!

  31. Lizzy O.

    December 18, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Beautiful.
    #Dazzall

  32. Aibee

    December 18, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Saw her for the first time in January and Married her in November. Now this is how it should be. Not all those men that will be dulling a damsel for years with one panda engagement ring.

    Congrats to Ella and Obi. I absolutely loved your wedding story and pictures. May God bless your home.

  33. Naomi

    December 18, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Beautiful bride, Young groom…Lovely wedding! May God bless your union!

  34. Sisi Nene

    December 18, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    such a nice couple, got me smiling unconciously…..Oluwa o!
    Send my own Husband to me soon o! my twin sister is married,
    remaining me and people are on my neck to get marry…sadly, am not
    even dating…lol(not funny actually)..2014 will not pass me by (by
    God’s grace)

    • By this this next year

      December 18, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      Amen and me too.

  35. esstillo

    December 18, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    y waste time courting a woman for 5-10 years b4 getting married? it doesn’t make sense. Ella and obi i like ur style and may God bless your marriage.

  36. lola

    December 18, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    The wedding pics are so funny,wish the couple a happy
    married life.Oh Lord!don’t let this 2014 pass me by.

    • Anibrad

      December 22, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      Beautiful couple…… D beauty of marriage is to grow old together. May d beauty of God shine upon them now nd always…..Amen. @RUME d finest nd most hand……..some boyfriend of life. Lol! xxx

  37. chi chi

    December 18, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    aww nice! Congrats to the couple. The bride’s white wedding dress is gorgeous.

    jewelzmag.com

  38. tomi

    December 18, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    ThEy look so cute together…hmm! There mut be money sha, that’s why a wedding 5mnths after service is possible. If wishes are horses, I still dey find how to better my mama life for here, na marriage I go dey reason. God dey

  39. babes2324

    December 18, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    beautiful wedding! wishing you happy married life! was thinking the guy was young too but when i saw the groom’s dad, i presume they have baby face in thier family as the dad looks young and cute too.

  40. Chic

    December 18, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Why doesn’t the brides friend who did her makeup want to be named coz she is good could make a career or side business out of this. Lovely wedding they look very very very young as in under 25 young I wonder why the short courtship period anyway whatever rocks their boat happy married life to them and put God first in everything you two and you will be just fine.

    • Sophia

      December 30, 2013 at 11:36 am

      Thought I was the only one who noticed the “makeup by bride’s friend”. On the contrary, I am pretty sure she wanted to be named but her “friend” didn’t think so. I hope to God it wasn’t free… Lovely makeup

  41. princess

    December 18, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Awwwww! I actually needed to read this love story walahi! Was just telling my friend that a guy knows what he wants or has an idea of what he wants when he sees it! Stupid guys that will be telling a girl ‘let’s see how it goes’ kmt!!!
    Congratulations Ella and Obi!!! God bless your union and grant you all of your desires Amen!!! Beautiful pictures, the bride seems troublesome a little like me! Hehehe

    • Inem

      December 19, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      LOL…[email protected] “let’s see how it goes”…you get mouth…that really cracked me up.

  42. Opeyemi

    December 18, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Beautiful, may God bless their home!

  43. merci

    December 18, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    yipee my favourite couple!!! wish them happy married life, God bless them.

  44. Mau love

    December 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    [email protected] Girl friends bday dp tinzzzz! be like say na dat style dey reign now. Pweeety ella mma fit make a good career in wedding planing saa oh. Real good job. Happy married life Ella and Obi.

  45. NaijaPikin

    December 18, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Wedding looks like so much fun (as it should be). I see Akintayo is on the rise.It’s funny i use Bellanaija to figure out the new Photogs in town.

    Abeg can anyone recommend a good wedding planner in Benin?

  46. Sisi

    December 18, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Such a lovely story, I like the way the bride tells it. If that’s a reflection of how they really are there marriage will be sweet. She’s gorgeous too

  47. moj

    December 18, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    The long awaited pictures… Congrats Ella dear. Lovely lovely pictures

  48. Bide

    December 18, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Lobatan oo,So many single sisters oo…It is well…Beautiful couple..May God bless this union..

  49. liz

    December 18, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    nice

  50. Adaeze

    December 18, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    I love Ella and Obi to bits and i’ve followed their story since Bella placed it on their website. May God bless you both and keep you, may His face shine upon the two of you and be gracious to you, may God uplift you and fill you with His peace. You both are soul mates and i’m really touched by your love.

    • HRS_Cindy

      December 19, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      Yes indeed! I key into this ooo…amen

  51. blushingbabe

    December 18, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Aww… so beautiful! happy married life. I’m in love all over again!

  52. rubies

    December 18, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    very beautiful bride and groom. lollled a lot throughout theirnstory. this is what it should be like joor. plenty fun

  53. Nesstradamus

    December 18, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    lol luv the bride and her character! just kept laughing all through especially @ “saw him and he was short…” lmao!

  54. Leah

    December 18, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Beautiul!!! @Sunshine and @Mimi your comments were awesome 🙂

  55. Ms iphie

    December 18, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Beautiful couple,Happy couple and Lovely couple. And they Lived happily ever After. Loads of Luv to Mr & Mrs Opara

  56. Jane

    December 19, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Gosh m so inluv wt d couple. They loook so in luv. Wiiiishhhh u guys d Best nd a very hapi married life *dabs eyes*. Btw dia kids r gna b sooo cute

  57. Bee

    December 19, 2013 at 1:07 am

    I am happy for Ella, Obinna is a caring, intelligent & down to earth guy, we attended same secondary school. Congrats Mr & Mrs Obinna Opara (onwards together…our NNSS PH slogan).

  58. Merciful1

    December 19, 2013 at 3:02 am

    May God bless their union.

  59. ktemi

    December 19, 2013 at 3:08 am

    Beautiful wedding…esp impressed with d fact that she planned it in months. ..though it looks like money wasn’t much of an issue and that obviously helps 🙂
    Happy married life

  60. Bella Noire

    December 19, 2013 at 3:31 am

    Very cute and cheeky bride. All the best to them!

  61. Dugo

    December 19, 2013 at 7:28 am

    HML darlings….May God keep those smiles flashing for ever and ever….

    Meanwhile,who has contacts for who can make beautiful,as in beautifull facinators for a bride and her bridal party in Lagos?It’s pretty urgent ni,thanks.

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  63. Fatimah

    December 19, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Well Done! Bellanaija.. Cute couples ,see how happy they look… May God bless there union..I love the simplicity of Cake. Who is the Cake designer? @BellaNaija i need the Contact Details of Bluberry. my wedding is in Sokoto in Feb 2014

  64. Noms

    December 19, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Nice love story. I knew i wasn’t the only one who noticed d ”fyn married man”.
    My bday is in January, Oghene ooo,you changeth not, if You did it before, You can do it again.
    Oyaaa,all my friends, no expired BIS on my birthday ooo, all your dps must carry my photosssssss.
    May God bless and keep your home, Mr & Mrs Okpara.

  65. sybsie

    December 19, 2013 at 10:59 am

    beautiful couple, lovely wedding!!!.. May God grant you all the love and happiness in the world!!

  66. sybsie

    December 19, 2013 at 10:59 am

    beautiful couple, lovely wedding!!!.. May God grant you all the love and happiness in the world!!

  67. tos

    December 19, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    hehehehe…the fine dudes name is rume….and dats d only info i wud giv coz he’s married…[email protected] i see u too, uni manchy representing!!!xxx

  68. babylove

    December 19, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    mischievous bride…lol….happy married life dearie….wish u plenty years of marital bliss IJN….

  69. Chummy

    December 19, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Gosh! My heart skipped a beat when i saw rume! He always was a cutie even in school! We both went to uniport. Was a pity we didnt even hook up then and we were friends o……what a loss!
    Please get in touch biko, wedding ring et al…..lol

  70. HRS_Cindy

    December 19, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Whose husband is this ooo? Pls pls pls….i’m apologizing now cos if i find him……dayum!!! http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Nigerian-Igbo-Wedding-Lagos-AkinTayoTimi-Ella-Obinna-BellaNaijaDSC_8553.jpg

    Beautiful wedding….i’m in awe. Wow….just wow!!! God bless their home

  71. Folu

    December 19, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    clean n classy.. i like

  72. tolulope

    December 19, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    God, awesome, beautiful, breath taking,lovely……… wish them all the best. and the bride looks so so radiant. and they both look good together.

  73. Orekelewa

    December 19, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    @Akwa, please believe cuz it works. Spoke to my husband for the first time on the fone on the 24th Dec 2012, saw him for the first time 5th January 2013 and by nov 23rd 2013, we got married……. Been wonderful, i tell you.

  74. packs

    December 19, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Pls u girls should stop eyeing my friend’s hubby oh!

  75. Laury

    December 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Jesus…2014 is here ohhh. Please do it for we single sisters..amen

  76. Hypertek_Gee

    December 20, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Love some elements in the decor and bubble effects. Can I
    get the decorator’s contact info please? My friend is getting
    married in June, Warri. Thanks BN

  77. candy

    December 22, 2013 at 5:54 am

    Cute pic, drop dead georgous bride and handsome groom.
    The groom is not short or smallish plssssssss he is just 28yrs, average height for a guy, but a very brillant guy, known him way back at bereton montesorri.

  78. A Well Wisher

    December 23, 2013 at 12:56 am

    The Bride deserves so much kudos for the fact that she didnt use a wedding planner and you can see the wedding was so well thought through. I love her second dress at her white wedding! Great to see a couple with a sense of humour and sharing so much love! I sincerely wish them all the best! God bless you Ella & Obinna and God bless your union!

  79. christabell

    December 25, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Beautiful wedding my own will be betterIJN AMEN.pls the makeup artist should add her contacts

  80. chichi

    December 25, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    They are so on point.I saved almost all the pixs.beautiful couple and d bride sense of humour reminds me of mysef.HML ella n obi

  81. oreoluwa

    December 29, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    I tot I was the only one checking him out. Scrolle up and down like 5times. Kilodey dude is too cute abeg. Na serious war wifey go dey fight to ward off evuls *wink*

  82. SKALEWU

    January 1, 2014 at 3:50 am

    CONGRATS OSAMA… WAT I USED TO KNOW HIM AS IN UNI …. STAY EXTRA BLESSED

  83. Uju

    January 2, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Awwwww…..this should be like the most attractive love story I’ve seen on BN in recent times!!!!!!! I love how the aura of their blossomed friendship just catches on you….wish you both the best of wedding bliss. God bless you richly

  84. Divad

    January 6, 2014 at 7:40 am

    You will know a Mai Atafo suit when you see one on a groom, nice wedding, fun couples

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