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Our Wedding Story: Ifeoma & Alex | Obi Somto Photography



Ifeoma and Alex are a couple that walks in love and faith. They do everything together so it was such a surprise on the day when the groom proposed – she didn’t suspect a thing!

The cute and accomplished couple, both lawyers, had embarked on a Masters program at the same university when she said YES! Their intimate and beautiful wedding took place in Nigeria’s capital city – Abuja as was captured beautifully by Obi Somto.

Hear from the couple about the moments leading up to their special day…On the very first day we met, Ifeoma thought, “He is annoying” while Alex thought “She’s beautiful”, God in his infinite wisdom decreed, “You two, together will do exploits in my kingdom.


The Proposal!
from the groom, Alex
Because of how close we are, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy to hide such a huge thing from her. So I bought THE ring from Hirsh, Hatton Garden on one of my business trips into Europe. I held the ring for 5 months without Ifeoma knowing a thing about it. I had planned how I wanted to propose and I knew when the circumstances were right as I wanted it, I would pop the question. In September 2012, we started our Masters together at the University of London. Shortly after settling down in London I told Ify we should do dinner with some friends while we still had the time, before things got way too busy for us at school, for us to hang out with friends and see people. Meanwhile, I had informed family and friends invited about what I was about to do 😉

On THE day, I took Ify shopping (her most favourite thing). Normally I hate walking around the mall, but on that day I was unusually patient and walked almost half the day from store to store with her. After choosing the right dress for the evening, shoes, and much more we were set for the evening. I had made reservations at the Royal China Club on Baker Street. I know the manager so I arranged for the P-Square song “I love you” to be played before I proposed.

I think I pulled a fast one on her – Ifeoma didn’t suspect a thing, because leading up to the day I kept passing comments like, “I am still saving up for your ring” or “I need to get your size for the day I order your ring”.

And on that day as she went to the ladies room with my sisters, “the song” started playing. Ify rushed out to tell me about the song they were playing while she was out, but as she came back in, she saw me with a ring in my hand, family and friends looking as the whole restaurant went silent, I got down one knee and popped the question.

After she said yes, everyone applauded and congratulated us, making it one of the most magical nights ever!

So sweet


On Ifeoma and Alex‘s wedding day, the bride wore what has to be one of our favourite dresses ever! A lace v-neck Ronald Joyce wedding dress with an elaborate pearl back from a bridal store in Hatton Garden – the same street where her groom found her dream ring! The bride tells us “After trying out over 10 different dresses from different stores I almost purchased a dress before this, but I called Alex and told him about it. The first thing he asked me was “Did the dress call you?, did it speak to you?”, and my answer was clearly “No”, so he told me to keep looking until I found “the one”. The day I saw my dress – after trying it on, everyone I went with was in agreement, and when I called Alex with a “Yes” answer to his question, I knew that was it.

With the dazzling bride is her white dress, the handsome groom, his groomsmen and her bridesmaids wore blue.

Ifeoma and Alex’s wedding was faith filled and intimate with the couple writing their own vows for the wedding ceremony. They tell us “You cannot work without Jesus Christ in your marriage. That has been the foundation of our relationship. Our wedding planning was so easy because we learned that God is THE Perfect wedding Planner and Perfect Matchmaker. So our advise is truly to put God first, as cliché as it may sound, it’s so simple that it works.

BellaNaija Weddings wishes Ifeoma and Alex a marriage even more beautiful than their wedding.


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Photography: Obi Somto Photography |

Couple’s Official Photographer: DuduGuy

Wedding Details

Wedding Date: 13th July 2013

Church: Ecumenical Centre, Abuja
Reception: ThisDay Dome
Wedding Colours: Aqua Blue, White & Silver

Wedding Attire
Bride’s Makeup: Fati for Mamza Beauty
Bride’s Hair: Yinka XnB, Lagos
Wedding Dress: Ronald Joyce from Mia Sposa, Hatton Garden, London.

Groom’s Suit: Gieves & Hawkes, Savile Row, London

Bridesmaids’ Attire: Dorothy Perkins
Groomsmen’s Attire: Alexander Dobell

Planners: Couple’s Family & Daxon Contractors
Wedding Cake: 3A Event Solutions
Decor: Red Diamond Events
Bouquet: 3A Event Solutions
Performers: Frank Edwards, Nathaniel Bassey
Comedian/MC: I Go Dye
Sound: I AM Events (Church)
DJ: DJ Neptune
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  1. Sylvia

    January 10, 2014 at 11:15 am


  2. bukola

    January 10, 2014 at 11:17 am

    So sweet, God will bless ur home and u shall be fruitful in Jesus name. Hmmmm Jesus I look up to u for my own ooo,I no u r God of possibilities. Grant me my heart desires (AMEN)

  3. big mama

    January 10, 2014 at 11:20 am

    so sweet…..wish you guys a very happy married life

  4. Hello kitty

    January 10, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Yaay!!! Ify and Alex!! Finally. sad i didn’t make the pics tho 🙁
    The best part of the wedding… their vows. bride and groom wrote their own vows and Ify’s were so beautiful, i shed a tear. Oh and during the reception there was a worship session led by that Frank Edwards guy. Truly a union blessed by God. Continue to enjoy ur union guys!

  5. tish

    January 10, 2014 at 11:25 am

    #That second dress!!
    #Blue never looked better!
    God bless you guys!

  6. Don'tcare

    January 10, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Awww… so simple and beautiful. The bride’s beautiful, she looks matured and sophisticated.
    And this should be captioned; when the girl beside you is misbehaving×400.jpg

  7. Meah

    January 10, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Yaaayyy! Our wedding! God bless you Ify & Sir Alex. May your marriage be as beautiful as you.


    January 10, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Gorgeous bride and beautiful wedding!

    • whocares

      January 10, 2014 at 12:24 pm

      LOL. I absolutely love her bridesmaids. The seem down to earth. And did they go to UCL? (Permit me, but I have to say- BRAP! BRAP! lool). As for the wedding.. OOOOOH *sniff sniff* someone pass me a hanky.. Her wedding gown is divine.

  9. Nneks

    January 10, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Oh my..Gorgeous!…Happy Married Life

  10. Loveth.O.

    January 10, 2014 at 11:56 am


  11. khoryin

    January 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Beautiful wedding!

  12. Demmy

    January 10, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    These pictures are so beautiful. I love her dress, so gorgeous. xx

  13. ivy

    January 10, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    lovely lovely lovely HML God bless your home

  14. BN at work

    January 10, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    cute couple…..i know them from church, very much in love and spiritual

  15. Leema Kenan

    January 10, 2014 at 12:29 pm


  16. nicholas

    January 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    nice pics and story

  17. ejogene

    January 10, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Beautiful wedding, beautiful couple, HML. Chitar Eze-Ajoku i see you. Keep rocking!!

  18. Energybill

    January 10, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Fresh faced bride. I like! Well done to your MUA. May God bless your marriage.

    Most other MUAs please learn. It is like you are competing for who can pack the most colours on one face. But then if the bride favours colour competition/drag queen look on her face who am I to complain. I dunno which is worse, ‘Nike logo’ eyebrows or I’ve got ‘two caterpillars’ for eyebrows.

  19. Deee

    January 10, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    I love her dresses, beautiful wedding

  20. moi

    January 10, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    The bride looks a lot like Tiwa, HML to them. her gown is really gorgeous!!


    January 10, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Beautiful and classy couple. Happy married life!

  22. uy

    January 10, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    They must be good Christians with natblow and frank as
    their performers lol lovely gown brs

  23. N. M.

    January 10, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I just love all these wedding pictures. Thanks BN

  24. Zee

    January 10, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I loveeeee her dress! #datzall

  25. Anonymous

    January 10, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Royal China Baker Street REPRESENT! Lol. The Bridesmaids’ dresses were listed as from Dorothy Perkins, SIMPLE AND STUNNING! HER DRESS NA DIE. Love x

  26. Wale

    January 10, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    The bride is dark and elegant. Just the way I like my women.

  27. Angel

    January 10, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Love the bride’s skin tone
    May God bless ur marriage

  28. ALEXA

    January 10, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Beautiful gowns!!!

  29. ifeoma nwawe

    January 10, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    The bride is divine, she looks like a calm person. she and her bridesmaids dresses were lovely, not over the top, yet still elegant.. Ifeomas ROCK 😀

  30. nahmeoh

    January 10, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    bride is very pretty and her makeup is so on point! love love love!!!

  31. deeluv

    January 10, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    waow..seemply beautifulll

  32. Berry Dakara

    January 10, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    GORGEOUS girl, love her dress! This is truly an ‘Awwwwwwwwwwwwww’ post

  33. Don Draper of Mad Men

    January 10, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Bride is gorgeous!!! Haba! Fati of mamza beauty rocks!!

  34. Onuzulike Ifeoma

    January 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    I know the couple from church, I admire them all the time. They are very dedicated in church and to God. God Bless their union forever!

  35. mii

    January 10, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    all i see is Unilag Babes!! luving them

  36. Michael A.E.

    January 10, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Who says Nigeria isn’t beautiful. What a wow! wedding. Wish the couple a happy married life full of blessings. AMEN

  37. Adaeze

    January 10, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    May God bless their union. Amen

  38. Sommie

    January 10, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Beautiful couple…I love Frank Edwards and Nataniel…My oh my!

  39. B

    January 10, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Makeup on point!! The bride is too pretty. God bless your union

  40. kemi

    January 10, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Beautiful Wedding and Couple

  41. Toyinspix

    January 10, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    This is lovely. The setting and images shows the fun from the wedding.

  42. Omalicha

    January 10, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    The bride is beautiful but the groom is sexxayy! chai.

  43. Yours Truly

    January 10, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    The bride is absolutely gorgeus. Beauitiful wedding and I love the bridesmaids’ dresses

  44. princess

    January 11, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Awwww Omgosh!! God bless your union beautiful people! Her smile draws you in!! Such a beautiful lady!! Wow!xxxxxxxxx

  45. Xtsy

    January 11, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Groom & groomsman must be twins


    January 11, 2014 at 2:18 am

    The back of that dress is everything! stunning bride! beautiful wedding.

  47. Fashionbabe

    January 11, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Simple. My Husband favorite color. HML

  48. Geebabe

    January 11, 2014 at 8:06 am

    I love the look on her dad’s face in the car.

  49. troublemaker

    January 11, 2014 at 10:35 am

    these two don’t love each other, THEY ARE IN LOVE! WITH EACH OTHER! may God bless all of us with such matrimony

  50. purple-glory fashion blog

    January 11, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Awesomeness. .wish u both a blissful marriage. .

  51. ty

    January 11, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    the reception gown is lovely gbam!!!

  52. Mz Socially Awkward...

    January 11, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Young men just be stepping up to the plate these days like “whoa”. Go on, with yo’ well grounded selves 🙂

    And what a lovely couple and refreshing backstory to their relationship. Your wedding looked like a really happy day for you, your family & all the many well-wishers. I pray that the journey you’ve taken so far will be of little comparison to the fulfilling ride together which lies ahead. Your planning with God from the jump will bear much fruit as He prepares the way ahead for many decades to be spent as a family that is blessed by Him.

    Chei, I don’t even know you and see how I’m loving your love… 🙂

  53. p.c

    January 11, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    my gush the groom is HANDSOME omg , yea the bride is pretty too before ya kill am just admiring Gods creation .whew. The wedding was beat ,i wish them a wonderful journey together,lovely couple but the groom though hmmm

  54. Mrs Nwosu

    January 11, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Beautiful wedding. hml

  55. Ufuoma Bozimo

    January 11, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Congratulations again to a beautiful couple. It really was a joy working with you both. Wishing you all the best and God’s blessings 🙂 x

  56. Modella

    January 11, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    The bride look like a younger version of Tiwa,too cute..That second dress is everything…the pics are not so much #sob# wonder how she will look in her traditional attire..

  57. stella

    January 11, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    OMG!!!!! iLOVE iLOVE iLOVE!!! Awwwwww….bella these
    pictures are beautiful. I was just smiling from ear to ear. i wish
    you both a happy married life with beautiful kids. Lovely!

  58. GreenDiamond

    January 11, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    DEHM!! beautiful couples right there..Classy too Happy Married life

  59. mschief

    January 12, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Awww, there’s just something about their love that beckons from the pictures. You can almost feel the love and God. And my friends mock me when I say all I want is a God loving, church dedicated responsible man for a husband, telling me they don’t exist. I have hope!

  60. Pade

    January 12, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    May your home be as beautiful as the wedding pictures.

  61. Unyime

    January 12, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    This couple is…omg am gonna cry. I want to marry my soulmate!!

    God bless their marriage, Amen

  62. Vivi

    January 12, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    gorgeous bride.God bless this union

  63. Chiefwedslolo

    January 13, 2014 at 4:59 am

    That jeweled back!! <3 <3 Congrats to the lovely couple!


    January 13, 2014 at 10:41 am

    We want the wedding dress… Stunning!

  65. merci

    January 13, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Mamza beauty kuduos again to you, your hands are so gifted, God bless you. the couple are really gorgeous and classy too. like the groom is a twin?

  66. temiloluwa

    January 13, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    The wedding dress is all it takes…….beautiful

  67. Martha A

    January 13, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    wow, happy marriage life…I love the fact that Jesus is e center o your lives and I pray he remains the center of ur marriage. lovely pics…#wish u lots of God’s blessings in ur marriage.

  68. Kwakwacity

    January 18, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Reminds me of when I crashed a wedding and caught the bouquet LOL!

  69. Opeyemi

    January 21, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Beautiful… The bride is a beauty!

  70. Sylvia Jonathan

    February 27, 2014 at 12:41 am



    June 9, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Your marriage will always be refine-by GOD every moment.wish you all the best

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