“What a Beautiful Onyinye!”
Port Harcourt stood up as Paul Okoye of P-Square married Anita Isama. BellaNaija Weddings was on the spectacular scene providing live coverage through photos, and now here’s the full fabulous feature in all its glory.
Anita and Paul’s joy knew no bounds – it was so infectious. People couldn’t help but to stop, stare and smile at the beautiful bride.
The wedding was planned and coordinated by Omu Obilor ~ Luxury Event Planner, who did an amazing job ensuring all the elements were seamless.
Guests included celebrities – from Nollywood, musicans, media personalities, politicians and of course family and friends. Gov. Rotimi Amaechi, D’Banj, Naeto C, Ikechukwu – Killz, Iyanya, Ubi Franklin, Ini Edo, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Susan Peters, “Mr Ibu” – John Okafor, Olisa Adibua, Mike Ezuruonye, Majid Michel, AY, Chinedu Ikedieze, Ify Ighodalo, M.I., Monalisa Chinda, Uti Nwachukwu, Pasuma Wonder, Funke Akindele, Ebube Nwagbo, Kanayo O. Kanayo and Uche Jombo-R amongst many others.
Julius Agwu kept everyone thoroughly entertained from start to finish, as the MC.
BellaNaija Weddings wishes Paul and Anita a happy home, more blessings and beautiful chlidren.
~ Photography by AkinTayoTimi exclusively for BellaNaija Weddings
When we walked in, the decor took our breath away. Guests were transported into a fantasy wedding wonderland that was every bit as tasteful and romantic as the couple.
Peach, cream, silver and gold were the colours of the day and The Wedding Guru did a fantastic job with the decor. The design company also decorated the groom’s twin – Peter’s traditional engagement in November last year.
While the traditional rites were being performed, cameras were excluded from the venue, so we caught celebs and stunning guests arriving and being interviewed by Hip TV – they broadcast the wedding live online and on DSTV.
Banky W talked about how supportive P-Square was when he moved back to Nigeria to pursue a singing career, as well as his favourite P-Square love song – “No One Like You” – where bride Anita starred in the video!
Anita’s makeup was done by Banke-Meshida Lawal of BM|Pro. She did an amazing job, but she also had a fantastic canvas to work with. For the first look, Anita opted for pink ombre lips and eyeshadow to match her glistening pink and silver wrapper.
The bride wore a jaw-dropping chunky beaded necklace and headpiece which represented her Oguta traditions and culture. Her silver taffeta corset blouse was handcrafted by designer Frank Osodi.
Isn’t she a Beautiful Onyinye?!
It’s Peter! 2nd half of P-Square and the groom’s twin. And his mini-me Cameron. Peter gave a fun speech about the couple! He mentioned that his son Cameron’s middle name is also Paul’s middle name – Nonso, yet, when Paul and Anita had their son Andre, they didn’t name him after him.
Hey Jude! The twins’ older brother and video director posed it up with other celebs for our cameras.
The second outfit in the traditional wedding symbolized the Igbo culture. To celebrate, the bride wore a red ichafu with traditional coral beads flecked with gold, and a gold embroidered blouse & wrapper. Her red heels? To die for!
It’s cool DJ Jimmy Jatt!
The groom’s nephew Cameron was a star on the day with his great dance moves, energy and contagious smile all through the day.
For the bride’s third and final look, she wore a shimmery royal blue dress with a feathered tail by Frank Osodi. The fabric was from Yinka Fowora of Foradora Fabrics, who also provided the wedding’s aso-ebi. She kept the accessories simple with dangling diamond earrings and her engagement ring.
Anita’s lips were sumptuous in BM|Pro Redd, by the makeup artist’s cosmetic and beauty company – BM|Pro.
BellaNaija Weddings had a fun time with the couple and we’re so grateful to everyone involved including Bayo Adetu (PR for P-Square), Banke Meshida-Lawal of BM|Pro and last but certainly not the least – Tayo & Pascal for AkinTayoTimi.
We’re so happy for Anita & Paul, may their joy be never ending. Amen!
Photography: AkinTayoTimi exclusively for BellaNaija Weddings – Please do not republish or copy.
Traditional Engagement Date: Saturday March 22 2014
Venue: Aztech Arcum | Facebook | 98 Stadium Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
Bride’s Makeup: Banke Meshida-Lawal for BM|Pro – instagram.com/banksbmpro
Bride’s Hair Stylist: Josh
Bride’s Hair: Kuku’s Hair – www.kukushair.com | instagram.com/kukushair
Bride’s Traditional Blouses & Evening Dress: Frank Osodi
Aso Ebi & Fabrics: Yinka Fowora for Foradora Fabrics – instagram.com/yinkafowora
Bride’s 2nd Outfit Fabric: Dzyn Couture in Abuja
Bride’s Silver Shoes: Kate Spade Charm Slingback Pump
Wedding Planner: Omu Obilor ~ Luxury Event Planner | instagram.com/omuobilor | www.omuobilor.com
Wedding Decor: The Wedding Guru – instagram.com/theweddingguruu
DJ: DJ Jimmy Jatt
Wedding Favours from Peter & Lola: Swish Ideas | www.swishideas.com
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