Tolu and Bode were ‘college sweethearts’, before the love blossomed over a few years into something truly amazing!
The couple met through a mutual friend when they were students at UNILAG – University of Lagos. A few years later the proposal came in the form of a surprise prayer. Tolu says, “We were about to go for a wedding when he asked to step back in for a prayer. Needless to say the prayer was very incoherently said due to the anxiety. Afterwards he got down on one knee and proposed!”
The couple’s traditional wedding was a splendid occasion filled with colour and culture! The bride and groom wore cobalt blue aso-oke for their first look, so on trend for this year. The bride then changed into a stunning sky blue gold embroidered mermaid dress from Dubai which was chosen by her groom.
At the white wedding reception the couple rocked “Lagos Party” style with guest performances by Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal and Sean Tizzle at their reception. She wore a fairytale dress – the ‘Ariel’ gown from Alfred Angelo, while the groom was donned in an ivory blazer from Gieves & Hawkes. It was full of touching moments as well – after a surprise video by the her family, Tolu was moved to tears.
The bride and groom shares their philosophy with BN Weddings – “Put God first in everything even the planning!”
BellaNaija Weddings prays the couple has a beautiful union – just like them.
~ All Photography: Photonimi
Wedding Dates & Venues
Engagement: 27 February 2014 at Grandeur
Church Wedding & Reception: 1st March 2014 at Harbour Point
Traditional: Tiffany and Wine (Bride’s family), Royal blue and silver (Groom’s family)
White Wedding: Ivory and Gold
Beads: Geebalo | instagram.com/geebalo
Aso Oke: Molbaks | instagram.com/molbaks_alasooke
Shoes & Purse: Jimmy Choo
Second dress: Bought in Dubai – chosen by groom 🙂
Groom’s Shoes & Loafers: Christian Louboutin
Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo – “Ariel” from Disney Collection
Second Dress: from Dubai
Bouquet: Silk Red Roses by Jidalights | jidalightsevents (at) gmail.com | www.jidalightsdecor.com
Groom’s Suit: Gieves & Hawkes
Planner: Zapphaire Events | instagram.com/zapphaire_events | www.zapphaire.com
Wedding Cakes: Cakes and Cream
Trad Wedding Decor: Oaken Events | instagram.com/oakenevent
White Wedding Decor: Jidalights
Fruit Tree: Fruitopia
Small Chops: Laredo and Saheeto
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