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The Officer & His Bride: Jagila & Kijah’s Beautiful Abuja Wedding & Rakiya

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Here at BellaNaija Weddings we absolutely love wedding celebrations in the North! So rich in culture, love and beautiful people.

Jagila & Kijah met at her cousin’s wedding and when he asked for her BB pin she played the age old trick of asking for his number but never intending to call! Karma caught up with her the very next day when she had to call him for directions to another bridal event. We’d like to say it was easy from then on but oh no, she still gave him a hard time.

Let’s not give it all away, enjoy their wedding story – and our 1st ever police wedding feature on BNW – The Officer and his Bridesmaid – who became his Bride!

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How We Met – “from my groomsman to my groom”
by the bride, Jagila
It was a beautiful day in May 2012. I was a bridesmaid at my cousin’s wedding, and he was a groomsman. I walked into the church and sat down and as I lifted my head up to look at the groomsmen, there was one guy I noticed that couldn’t take his eyes off me. It was a bit uncomfortable for me because I would glance and make eye contact with him but he was staring so seriously! After the church ceremony, we ended up being partners when it was time to dance into the reception, so we automatically had to sit together. We got talking and it was quite an interesting chat! Even though I can’t remember what we were talking about lol. We laughed, danced and gisted then he asked for my BB pin. My reply was “I don’t like to add people I don’t know or I won’t keep in touch with. I’d rather have your number.” (By the way I always collected the numbers rather than give my own because I would never call) – I thought I was being smart.

Unfortunately for me, I had to call him the next day because we were to go to the couple’s house for the Rakiya and I didn’t know my way. So we met up half way and I drove behind him. As expected, after my cousin’s Rakiya he called once or twice and we spoke. But the remaining times I missed his calls intentionally but he got the gist! (That’s why I love him). We didn’t keep in touch until a few months later when we met again. I was with my friend’s house playing Temple Run on my phone because I was quite bored. I saw a shadow in front of me because my head was down and as I looked up to see who it was – lo and behold, it was my groomsman!

I was really nice that day – we talked and laughed until we parted. Finally, 2 days later, I was like “hmm, let me check if I still have his number”, as I suddenly felt the need to talk to him. I checked my phone and fortunately it was there, so I gave him a call. To be honest he didn’t welcome me with open arms. He was very nice but also very skeptical. He kind of thought I was playing a prank on him or that someone sent me! LOL. Well, the rest is history!

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The Proposal
To begin with, I had this idea that he will never propose to me in public if he were ever to take that step, because he is very private, (unlike me) so of course so I had ruled that out completely. I love surprises so I did not hesitate to mention jokingly in one of our conversations that I really want to be caught unawares when I’m being proposed to. It was the 22nd of June – my birthday and my sister’s wedding day. We had an after party to celebrate my birthday that night so we all got dressed and went to the club. My friends were all there, I had family members, his friends, in fact there was just a whole lot of people (I mean it’s a club)! So we were all dancing with my friends in the VIP room. Out of nowhere one of the waitresses said to me that someone was calling me outside of the VIP room. It was Kijah’s friend, who said we should all go to the other side of the club. So I thought since the club was becoming full they were just kind of trying to gather us all in one area (that is, the people that came to celebrate with me).

We all went to this other side and were all there dancing and then I saw a group of about 15 guys, all familiar faces dancing towards me and they started going down as they were dancing. I just thought it was a new dance step (you know how we just have different ridiculous dance steps nowadays in this country! lol) So I also started dancing with them but then I saw that they all danced down to their knees! I was confused! Like for the 1st time my brain froze! I couldn’t think! I’m always very good in figuring things out but this time I was literally blank! So I kept saying “what is going on?” My friends were all confused and then I saw him coming in-between his friends and he knelt down in front of me – my heart started pounding so fast! Meanwhile my brain was still blank! I just lacked understanding at that moment. My friends started screaming! And next thing he brought out this box and it had the most beautiful ring I’ve seen which had a heart on it and well he asked me to marry him – but of course with all the screams and the music and all, I didn’t hear but I said “Yes”!

That was like the most amazing and memorable day of my life! He made it such a big surprise that everyone was caught unawares so we do not even have a picture to remember that day. But we don’t need one, it was too Epic to be forgotten 🙂

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Advice to Couples – fasting and prayer!

Firstly, it is quite difficult getting your dream wedding in a place like Nigeria where we have strong cultural and religious views, so be open minded. Focus on the things you can, that affect you directly as a couple. For instance your dress, your bridesmaids, his groomsmen and the groom himself.

Be approachable and listen to people’s views and opinions if you like them go with it, if you don’t like them, be polite and go ahead with your plans theirs no need to argue or quarrel.

Finally, prayers are very important! My husband and I fasted for 30 days in preparation for this wedding. We still did another 7 days when it was closer to time where I also included my bridesmaids to join us for the last 3 days. We all need prayers regardless of what or whom we believe in, we need some kind of spiritual covering and we got that absolutely. Trust me, we had a lot of challenges as the day was drawing closer but prayer is the master key. It was a wonderful day. Everything went as planned and even better and we wish you all the best in your upcoming weddings and preparations.

– J & K

That’s so true – being diplomatic, open minded and prayerful will go a long way in making your day go according to plan.

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Jagila’s Words of Wisdom – Just for Brides:

Have an amazing bridal party. Friends who genuinely care about you and would put your feelings above theirs. I had the most amazing bridal party. They were all so mature in their relationship with one another most of them had never met themselves but they all clicked like friends and are still friends till date. They ensured I was happy and ensured no one took away the spotlight from me. I can’t thank them enough.

BellaNaija Weddings wishes the J & K a joyful home!

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Pre-Wedding Photos: Big H Studios

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White Wedding Photos: The Atunbi Experience

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Rakiya Celebration Photography: Jerry Bangoji

The Rakiya celebration is a Michika/Madagali tradition from Adamawa State. It is conducted the day after the white wedding. The beautiful bride says,

“I wore a Silver and Blue traditional outfit at my Rakiya. Rakiya is a Hausa word which literally means Escort. The day after my white wedding, I returned back to my father’s house with my friends where I was finally dressed up and Blessed by my entire Family before being escorted to my husband’s house.

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I had my friends holding calabashes on their heads which in those days were used as a form of bowl for serving food. I was also presented with a broomstick for cleaning my house and also a long stick for cooking food. BellaNaija Weddings 2014 - Abuja Wedding -DSC_0090 BellaNaija Weddings 2014 - Abuja Wedding -DSC_0089 BellaNaija Weddings 2014 - Abuja Wedding -DSC_0145

On arriving to my husband’s house, his family was made to pay my friends for carrying the calabash on their heads and also they were meant to pay some elders of my family. In return, I had to present his family members with gifts of cows, traditional snacks like nakia,dubla,tsatsafa and ridi which is known as sesame seed in English. BellaNaija Weddings 2014 - Abuja Wedding -DSC_0177 BellaNaija Weddings 2014 - Abuja Wedding -DSC_0213

After the bargaining process which lasted about an hour or more, I was finally escorted into my husband’s house by my eldest male cousin to my room.

I wasn’t allowed to turn my back until I had reached my room. It signifies that this is my final place of abode, i.e there is no turning back to daddy’s house anymore. BellaNaija Weddings 2014 - Abuja Wedding -DSC_0241 BellaNaija Weddings 2014 - Abuja Wedding -DSC_0245 BellaNaija Weddings 2014 - Abuja Wedding -DSC_0260 BellaNaija Weddings 2014 - Abuja Wedding -DSC_0264 BellaNaija Weddings 2014 - Abuja Wedding -DSC_0263

It was an emotional day as saying goodbye to everyone was difficult to do, however it was also the beautiful beginning of life with my husband 🙂BellaNaija Weddings 2014 - Abuja Wedding -DSC_0267 BellaNaija Weddings 2014 - Abuja Wedding -DSC_0270 BellaNaija Weddings 2014 - Abuja Wedding -DSC_0298 BellaNaija Weddings 2014 - Abuja Wedding -DSC_0283 BellaNaija Weddings 2014 - Abuja Wedding -DSC_0292 BellaNaija Weddings 2014 - Abuja Wedding -DSC_0300 BellaNaija Weddings 2014 - Abuja Wedding -DSC_0303

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Pre Wedding Photography: Big H Studios – +1 469 386 4081, +234 803 3119 531 | instagram.com/bighstudios
Wedding Photography: Atunbi Photography – www.atunbi.net | instagram.com/theatunbiexperience | support (at) the atubiexperience.com | instagram.com/atunbi
Rakiya Photography: Jerry Bangoji – +234 802 9999 489

Wedding Dates
White Wedding: 21st December 2013
Rakiya: 22nd December 2013

Wedding Colours
White Wedding: Fuchsia Pink, White and Silver
Rakiya: Gold and Blue

Venues
White Wedding: M&M events centre Abuja
Rakiya: Bride’s Family House to Groom’s Home

Wedding Attire
Bride and Bridesmaids Hair: Hair by Emeka – +2348034239851
Wedding Dress: Custom Made Princess Dress
Groom: Nigerian Police Ceremonial Attire
Bridesmaids Dresses: Karen Mila +2348091668671
Fascinators: Dunni +2348023261865
Bouquet: The Bride’s Bouquet – www.thebridesbouquet.co.uk
Groomsmen Accessories: DqT
Bride’s Rakiya Dress: Debbie’s Couture – (+234) 8036468924
Bride’s Beads: Beads by Oma +2348138814577
Pre Wedding Photos Make Up: Kaysomme makeovers +2347064379487
Bride’s Wedding Make Up: Mamza Beauty – instagram.com/mamzabeauty – +2348035051501
Bridesmaids Make Up: Anita Eguabor +2348102849972
Rakiya Make Up: Obianuju | Instagram – @Obianuju_o

Vendors
Wedding Planner: Bride and her Mother
Wedding Décor: Simply Events +2348033288841

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94 Comments

  1. O_Intuition!

    April 1, 2014 at 6:59 am

    B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!

    • Nigeian Diaspora

      April 1, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      Japari!!!! i see u!!! lekpalicious! Hope ur next considering the fact that ur holding the bouquet

    • ima

      April 2, 2014 at 1:20 am

      oh see kijah,remember him back then when i served in Asaba,very humble,friendly and generous.happy married life to you.i wish you well.

  2. viv

    April 1, 2014 at 7:17 am

    They look soo much in love! God bless you union and keep you both together forever.

  3. viv

    April 1, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Typo ‘your union’

  4. beepooja

    April 1, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Northerners never disappoint when it comes to bringing rich cultures into wedding ceremony!!! First cute police officer iv ever seen.LOL…. smiles everywhere,Love in the air!! Wow! I can keep going on and on! HML

    • SuShi

      April 1, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      I second you beepooja, never seen a cute police officer ever, classy and decent wedding God bless their union.

  5. Bliss

    April 1, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Beautiful!! Hml!!

  6. Mami

    April 1, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Lovely couple with an interesting culture. God bless your home.

  7. d

    April 1, 2014 at 7:34 am

    just beautiful

  8. Person pikin

    April 1, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Awww, I love them in uniform. e be like say i go just gree for this my Navy lover boy kai!

  9. BEAUTIFULNBLESSED

    April 1, 2014 at 7:38 am

    OMG, LOVE THE PHOTOS ESPECIALLY THE PRAYER ONE. LOVELY! HML TO THEM AND GOD TRUELY BLESS THEIR HOME IJMN. AMEN!

    • Daughter of Destiny

      April 1, 2014 at 2:02 pm

      I cried just reading how the father used his babariga to pray for for all his girls as they marry…we have culture and I am so glad to be Nigerian.

  10. person

    April 1, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Beautiful wedding! May God bless your home! My favorite picture is the one where her father is praying for her by laying of hands. http://static.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/BellaNaija-Weddings-2014-Abuja-Wedding-DSC_0049-398×600.jpg.
    What a blessing!

  11. Fola

    April 1, 2014 at 8:01 am

    I love, love, love her wedding dress.

  12. ejogene

    April 1, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Beautiful bride, handsome groom, beautiful wedding! HML

  13. Haleemama

    April 1, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Wow! this is so beautiful, i wish the couple all the happiness in marriage…My own turn sha come this year by God’s grace…Ameen

  14. Feirooz

    April 1, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Wooow.Nigerian culture is sooo rich i so luv this Rakiya thing.

  15. Hurperyearmie

    April 1, 2014 at 9:13 am

    HML

  16. Mariaah

    April 1, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Oh my namesake Mimi!! Now I wish I kept in touch!! 🙁 At least Funmi represented us Arbury people wink** 🙂 Good to see your wedding here, may God keep your home Mim’s and bless the both of you.

    Mimi Mariam A.

  17. Larakingz

    April 1, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Beautiful…

    Had fun viewing these pictures. If police men are this cute may be….

  18. Jane

    April 1, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Wow! Beautiful faces everywhere, I love the part where all her friends had to carry the calabashes congrats.

  19. P

    April 1, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Beautiful Bride,Beautiful wedding/people and of course a Handsome Groom……May your Home be as beautiful as you and may the joy and blessings of marriage be yours to claim (Amen)I rejoice with you and also tap into your happiness :*

  20. Toto

    April 1, 2014 at 9:39 am

    lovely!. God bless your home.

  21. chizzy

    April 1, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Beautiful HML

  22. Priscy

    April 1, 2014 at 9:46 am

    WOw…all her dresses are so beautiful. I have a wedding this month dat I’m the bridesmaid, the grooms man had better be fine and single coz I don tire to dey single

  23. kwaku

    April 1, 2014 at 9:48 am

    so nice

  24. ChySparkZ

    April 1, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Beautiful, beautiful wedding!! And the tears have to come at some point no matter how hard we try..
    Why art thou so foiine?? http://static.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Jagila-Kijah-Abuja-Nigerian-Wedding-Atunbi-Photography-BellaNaija-0IMG_1546.jpg

  25. M

    April 1, 2014 at 9:54 am

    so so beautiful.

  26. athila85

    April 1, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Too beautiful!! Words dont even do justice to express such an amazing union.God bless them. With love from South Africa

  27. www.usaveone.blogspot.com

    April 1, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Great wedding! After watching these pictures, i guess some men here would feel like enrolling into the NPF.

  28. JK

    April 1, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Being waiting for this wedding since. This is so beautiful. Your home will prosper in Jesus name. Congratulations. I see former BN couple here, i guess it’s her sister.

  29. MOI

    April 1, 2014 at 10:08 am

    if all police men were as fine as this……loved the pre wedding pictures most..

    beautiful couple

  30. Berry Dakara

    April 1, 2014 at 10:14 am

    I love the soft colors, and the bride is very pretty! Oooh, and I like the cake too!

    Congratulations 🙂

  31. Monalisa

    April 1, 2014 at 10:15 am

    wow, is it my eyes or do the couple look alike? wishing them a blissful marriage with lots of love and kids…P.S their bedroom looks straight out of a magazine…love it!!

  32. Ms_Oyinkansola

    April 1, 2014 at 10:20 am

    aww!sweet sweet.wishing u the very best of marital bliss.lovely couple.

  33. Adaeze

    April 1, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Teary eyed…especially when she was sent to her hubby’s place and couldn’t look back. May God bless your union Amen.

  34. Curious

    April 1, 2014 at 10:29 am

    wao….she is one gorgeous woman.. beautiful ceremony.. the traditional part is always my favorite…celebrating our culture in all its richness….. bless their heart, marriage and home for preserving it
    Happy Married Life.

  35. serious truth

    April 1, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Wow! Gorgeous! I loved her sisters wedding tooo. It was on BN. 1st cute police I have seen in a long time. God bless your home

  36. wanday

    April 1, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Did you see the guy on the gray suit wearing glasses. That brother is fine. serious eye candy:)

  37. Africhic

    April 1, 2014 at 10:58 am

    NPF or NYPD. If all police officers looked like this. Happy married life to the couple.

  38. my opinion

    April 1, 2014 at 11:01 am

    This was so emotional for me that i cried, especially where her parents laid hands on her head and stomach. Jagila and kijahs, may the Lord bless your union and may only joy and happiness surround your home in Jesus name

  39. tola

    April 1, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Wow! I love their rich culture especially “prayers are very important!” part and “I returned back to my father’s house….. and Blessed by my entire Family before being escorted to my husband’s house”. God bless your home and it will be fruitful indeed

  40. tola

    April 1, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Wow! So lovely. I love the part where they both had to wait on God for days @ a stretch and her returning back to her father’s house for a final blessing. May God bless your union

  41. Falke by Aisha

    April 1, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Beautiful dress

  42. my opinion

    April 1, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Brought tears to my eyes especially the prayer where hands were laid on her head and womb, love the rakiya too. God bless your union and home in Jesus name

  43. Amh

    April 1, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Beautiful.

  44. Ready

    April 1, 2014 at 11:33 am

    I don’t know who picked out the bed in her new home, but that head board is faaaancaay. Gave me decor ideas.
    Digression aside, loved the wedding. It wasn’t a small wedding, but it looked intimate. Loved the Rakiya, and I appreciate the explanation too! At this rate, my parents are gonna have a hard time stopping me from wearing my Edo beads and having a Rakiya even though I’m Yoruba.

    • Aibee

      April 1, 2014 at 2:13 pm

      Yoruba’s have a Rakiya in some form too. Traditionally, after the “igbeyawo/traditional wedding/engagement” the bride is prayed for by her parents and extended family and then escorted to the groom’s family home by her female relatives (excluding her mother). Her female relatives help her carry all her luggage including food items and gifts to her in-laws symbolizing that she no longer has a room in father’s house. It is at the point of her leaving her parent’s home that she sings the “ekun iyawo” (roughly translated as Bride’s tears – a song in which she asks for her parents prayers so that she will not meet misfortune in her husband’s home). At the groom’s home, she is welcomed by her husband’s female relatives, and a designated aunt washes her feet with water, accompanied by prayers, symbolizing that the new bride will bring good fortune to her new home and whatever ill-luck she had before will be washed away. After this she is taken into the home and her husband is sent for and the groom’s parents pray for them both and send them off to their matrimonial quarters!

      Off course with modernization and “demonisation” of a lot of our customary practices, the feet washing part has been gradually eroded and branded as demonic etc. But if you look at Yoruba weddings, even those on BN, you’ll see the couple often changes into a traditional attire after the reception and this is when the whole “send off prayers” and in some cases “welcome prayers” are done. I personally want to have the whole escort and feet washing thing, accompanied by prayers in Jesus name. It’s symbolic in my opinion.

      Pardon the long essay! I absolutely love cultural weddings. I find them very significant and symbolic.
      Congrats to the Officer and his bride. May God bless your home.

    • ada

      April 2, 2014 at 12:47 pm

      you are very correct. this was done for my friend. it really is touching and symbolic

  45. Olive

    April 1, 2014 at 11:45 am

    I love, love, love this couple! God bless their union. Plus one of the men in the pictures has his wedding featured on BNWedding. I love Northern weddings.

  46. no heart to hate

    April 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    So Cute

  47. Love

    April 1, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    With a correct bed in a room lke that; I’m not quite sure you’d want to return to Daddy’s house anyways… 🙂

    Lovely wedding, beautiful couple, loved that there were some women on uniform as well. Loved that the couple are prayerful… simply lovely. God Bless your union.

  48. oj

    April 1, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    we have one of the most beautiful wedding cultures in the world, if not the most beautiful!

  49. Daughter of Destiny

    April 1, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I love that the wedding is all about the bride and groom, NOT the party….just lovely.

  50. 1 + The One

    April 1, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Such a beautiful wedding – Loved the story of how they met, the proposal (LOL at her dancing with the men thinking it was a new type of dance style!), Bridesmaids’ dresses, the lovely cake, the Rakiya ceremony, the gift given to the girl who caught the bouquet.. Attention was paid to detail and it all looked so lovely!
    I love the bride’s spirit too! She looks like she has a beautiful spirit! God bless your home richly xx

  51. Rossy Petite

    April 1, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    its a beautiful wedding, the bride has such a captivating smile. God bless your union

  52. beezy

    April 1, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Bn please who is her gown by? custom made princess dress is nt the name of a designer, is it? i do no its princess styled, biko designers name

  53. AVID BLOG READER

    April 1, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Lovely

  54. Helen N.

    April 1, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Beautiful Wedding.. God Bless their Union!!!!

  55. paloma

    April 1, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    so lovely!!! lovely gown, cute sisters! cool wedding!

  56. Leah

    April 1, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Wow!

  57. Nnenna

    April 1, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    wow… beautiful just doesn’t describe the wedding. I love everything, 4rm d colours to the brides wedding dresses, they r to die 4. I like that she is so happy and eager to start the new life with her ”groomsman turned groom” 🙂

  58. tomi

    April 1, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    this wedding is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! The couple is gorgeous and they look so happy! Very elegant

  59. Yours Truly

    April 1, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    A big congrats to the couple – What a beautiful wedding!!!

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  60. Mimi

    April 1, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Thank you everyone for all the lovely comments… God bless you all

  61. Hello kitty

    April 1, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    This is perhaps the best wedding on Bella this year. absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!! so elegant and not over the top. lovely. of which biko is it the same NPF that i know that the groom belongs to????? that is perhaps the best looking/dressed NPF officer i have seen in my entire life.

  62. X factor

    April 1, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Beautiful!!!!
    Congratulations

  63. Adelaide

    April 1, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    IMG 1546 nuff said

  64. aj

    April 1, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Lovely couple…wishing you both the best in your new marriage.

  65. khoryin

    April 1, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    The word here is “BEAUTIFUL!!!!” They are fresh! Kai! fine people everywhere.
    I love this wedding.
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  66. omalichaspeaks.blogspot.com

    April 1, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Absolutely beautiful pictures. They make sure a handsome couple. I especially love the photo where someone I’m guessing her mom or mom in law laid a hand on her tummy while praying for her. It must have been such an emotional and exciting day for the bride.

  67. NYK

    April 1, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Bellanaija, I hope this serves as a lesson. DOnt just post pictures add a line or two to explain what is happening. It makes a whole lot of sense and add meaning, if not everything will just be photobook
    I enjoyed this so much

  68. Miss Mo

    April 2, 2014 at 3:57 am

    Hausa brides tho’, they can like to oppress. Love the bride’s beautiful smile. HML 🙂

  69. temmie

    April 2, 2014 at 8:06 am

    This seems by far one of the best Naijaweddings posted on bellanaija. I love the play out of the rich traditional culture. The couples looks so happy together. I wish them all the best. For a moment, I almost didn’t believe the hubby was a police officer. This is really nice. The ceremonial outfit of the police is soon cute. I love LOVE. God bless ur home and continue to bless mine too

  70. Temitope

    April 2, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Meeeeehn,i love her wedding dress,so elegant and stunning..pls I need a link for this wedding dress

  71. Loma

    April 2, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Japari I see you

  72. Nominee

    April 2, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Permit me to announce that Big H studios is a personal friend and he takes amaaaaazing pictures.

  73. FumiFumz

    April 2, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Wow wow… The police officer got me confused though… NPF or NYPD? Miami PD lol…. Lovely pictures.!

  74. TAYO

    April 3, 2014 at 12:12 am

    WHAO!!!…..

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  75. uju

    April 4, 2014 at 11:39 am

    the culture is amazing!!!….beautiful bride,beautiful wedding

  76. Warri Pickin

    April 4, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Genuine lovers, it shows through their smiles, and the bride has a clean inner most love, her smiles are captivating i fell in love with her beautiful smiles. She has the charm and looks so humble.
    God bless your marriage darling.

  77. Divad

    April 5, 2014 at 6:04 am

    Beautiful wedding beautiful Bride, lovely culture…great advice given by the couple ” have an amazing bridal party made of well meaning friends who genuinely wish you well and not just people who look good in photos …..by the way the couples friends looked very good

  78. Dee

    April 5, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Really wonderful wedding. The love and joy just shines through!!

  79. Temi

    April 6, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    *tears* Beautiful

  80. Earthangel

    April 7, 2014 at 3:30 am

    WOW….EVERYTHING HERE IS JUST WOW!..BEAUTIFUL BRIDE,CUTIEST POLICE MAN EVER SEEN IN NIGERIA,WONDERFUL CULTURE I COULD GO ON AND ON..GOD BLESS UR HOME!

  81. THELMA

    April 7, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    BEAUTIFUL BRIDE, LUVLY COUPLE, NICE WEDDING….. THE CAKE WOWWWWWWWWWED ME…

  82. temiloluwa

    April 8, 2014 at 10:58 am

    That dress transported me!
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  83. tobiloba

    April 10, 2014 at 10:10 am

    wow!
    this is a beautiful wedding. Her smile is divine, reminds me of a friend :). i love the fact that she planned it by herself and did it so well. Happy married life to you both ‘J&K’
    I see you Japari…..btw, the cake is too lovely for the name of the vendor not to be mentioned.

  84. ibukungeorge

    April 19, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Am so loving the wedding gown.Saw it somewhere and I saved it .Bellanaija please what’s the designers name for the wedding gown.Its really pretty.HML Jand K

  85. Imani

    April 22, 2014 at 8:00 am

    See why I’m proudly Nigerian? We have a very rich culture that spans across different states/borders. Happy married life to the new couple, she’s so Beautiful…dang!

  86. Aderonke

    May 2, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Awww beautiful culture. Love the 1st wedding dress. Amazing! I haf saved d pishure it ..lool

  87. Sandra

    May 7, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Wow this is very beautiful. I wish you all the best in your marriage , God richly bless you.

  88. adenike

    June 5, 2014 at 6:07 am

    gorgeous and classy!

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