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Lagos Weddings are now on another level! Today we’ve been blown away by Joke & Azeez Ogedengbe‘s white wedding.

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The bride wore a Vera Wang ball gown, Christian Louboutin shoes kept in a crystal encrusted shoe box by Angela’s Fantasy Creations. Her makeup was by Elaine Shobanjo of Shomya.

One of the most fascinating aspects has been the next level wedding decor by Yvent Kouture at Oriental Hotel. It’s arguably the best we’ve ever seen the Grand Ballroom look! The couple just arrived there after their Nikkai earlier today.

We wish the couple a happy married life!

Be inspired!
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Joke & Azeez’s Wedding via (@iamdmayo)

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The bride looked like a princess in in Vera Wang

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

Maid of Honor @iderao

Maid of Honor @iderao

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Automated Service!

Automated Service!

 

First Dance!

Guests

Dotun & his wife

Dotun & his wife

The couple with Tiwa Savage

The couple with Tiwa Savage

DJ Jimmy Jatt

DJ Jimmy Jatt

First Photos from their Traditional Engagement by Spicy Inc Studios. Makeup was by Banke Meshida-Lawal of BM|Pro.

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Photo & Video Credit: @iamdmayo | @iderao | @realtarmar | @trunkboxvintage | @djyoossouph

116 Comments

  1. nyinyes

    October 25, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    I’m blown away! My gosh! Pls more pics!

    • french naira

      October 25, 2014 at 7:09 pm

      Thumbs up to the planner!

  2. daisy

    October 25, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Holy Mother of God! Money cannot buy happiness but you sure as hell won’t be sad in an ambience such as this.

  3. Young black woman

    October 25, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Wow!!! The decor is beautiful! Wedding business is serious business…

  4. Dee

    October 25, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    That decor is amazeballs , wow

  5. Rs

    October 25, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    My people money good ooo…. Btw bride is beautiful

  6. i no send

    October 25, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    na wa o…lagos people won’t kill somebori with classy events..automated service???

  7. udemedia

    October 25, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    nice pics… decor perfect …thumb

  8. Fols

    October 25, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    The unending rat race that is Lagos weddings…I’ve dropped out of it long ago; yours can never be the most impressive, someone else will always top it somehow. The best you can do is make it a happy day for YOU, and pray your marriage is a happy one. Just my 2 cents!

    • corolla

      October 25, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      #gbam. I just wish everybody goodluck in their marriages. #Icantshout

    • soso

      October 25, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      As in ehn you just spoke my mind. No matter what you do someone would always top it!!

    • Author Unknown

      October 26, 2014 at 1:33 am

      Why in the first place should you be trying to top someone else’s wedding, or worried about someone else’s topping yours? SMH.

    • bella

      October 27, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      well said

    • val

      October 26, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      Am with u on that Jare….nice one!

  9. french naira

    October 25, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Like if you think and know money is good ohhhh!(in Patience Jonathan’s voice)

  10. b

    October 25, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    I hope they will be happy after spending all these money
    Happiness matters

    • steph

      October 25, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      Yes they will ijn!!! Smh

    • E.D

      October 25, 2014 at 9:26 pm

      my dear go and rest. They will be happy….

      poverty/small wedding =/= Happiness …same with

  11. steph

    October 25, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Goshhhhh!!!! Haaa she just raised d bar. I love love stylist brides! hml to dem.

    • Sam

      October 25, 2014 at 11:02 pm

      She?

    • Steph

      October 29, 2014 at 6:06 am

      *stylish

  12. Queen1

    October 25, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Money is good.

  13. Monisola

    October 25, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Wow Wow Wow.
    Just beautifu !!!!!!
    Money have spoken. …

  14. nira

    October 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Nice wedding, beautiful decor…but I really do hope you two find real happiness beyond the glitz and glamour of the wedding party.

  15. Joan85

    October 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    A part of me wants to yell “it’s not about the wedding, it’s about making the marriage work oooo. A big wedding does not guarantee a happy life after”!
    But meeehhhnnn, I shall suppress that part for now biko. For today, I shall say it is about the wedding!!! Choi!!! 🙂

  16. mrs. Evelyn

    October 25, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Money Money Money!!! Locate me by fire…. Amen. Happy married life to d couple, money well spent

    • lois

      October 25, 2014 at 9:11 pm

      By fire??? What will you now then do with the money when it comes? Skin grafting and plastic surgeries? Because the burns you may get could be 1st degree burns

    • wen

      October 25, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      Ain’t you just funny!!

    • soso

      October 25, 2014 at 10:17 pm

      you mean 3rd degree…

    • tolu

      October 26, 2014 at 1:27 am

      lmaooo!!

  17. kilimanjaro

    October 25, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    yusuf, i see you oh

  18. shollymamaa

    October 25, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Lovely money is gd

  19. jide

    October 25, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Happy married life o. Still find it amazing how some of these rich people can’t restrain their impulse to flex spending muscles all the way.

  20. joy

    October 25, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Beautiful, I wish them the best in lyf.

  21. Onyi

    October 25, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    beautyful

  22. Nerlee

    October 25, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    The decor is beyond the word beauty, the brides elegance and grace though, she carries everything with so much ease. I wish you all things beautiful in your marriage.

  23. teekay

    October 25, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    So far this is my own wedding of the year, the groom wore a tom ford suit, there was Pre wedding dinner two bridal shower and the rest. My mb just had to finish because I couldn’t stop looking for more pix of this wonderful wedding in Insta gram. This is really a flamboyant wedding I must say and am so impressed at the couples taste.they ve got great taste for events .wonderful decoration, gorgeous bridesmaids, lovely dresses. Am totally impressed. God bless your union

  24. A is for apple

    October 25, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Nna,what exactly do these Lagos folk do tohave this kind of disposable income for weddings bikonu!?

    • B is for Ball

      October 25, 2014 at 11:05 pm

      My dear, that is the question o! Soo much money. I MUST be wealthy in this life. God punish poverty

    • Que

      October 26, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      For starters, youvhave to work hard at building a sustainable empire….both their mums have done that, one of the dads too…d other I’m not sure….and its from businesses we often take for granted….cloth, jewellery etc… people look down on traders, only to see such results and start singing halleluya themes! #Workhardplayhard!

    • Sylvie

      October 27, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      So true!!! I have a client, she is one of these women who sells lace and gold jewelry at Isale eko market. She makes a profit of N3M at least monthly and that is what she gets if market is bad. Other times, it could be as much as N5m. THIS IS JUST PROFIT OO. I cannot even begin to tell you how much this woman has in her account. I am her lawyer so I know.

  25. tayo

    October 25, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    lovely!!!!!!! dear Lord it is well

  26. Zeezah

    October 25, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Hmmmmmm You can ask that question again.
    Well HML to the couple.

  27. Lilly

    October 25, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Best naija wedding decor ever. Omg,am short of words,envious…..wow!

  28. new bride

    October 25, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    I was at both the trad and the white wedding. These people have seen money finish ehn?!?! No respect whatsoever! The bride’s mum is a friend of the family and i’ve always known them to throw spectacular parties.
    God bless your union forever Joke and Azeez!

  29. brownchocolate

    October 25, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Nice everything. I wish them a long life of happiness and pray their marriage is even more beautiful than the wedding ceremony. We may not be able to afford Vera Wang wedding gowns, decor by Yvent Kouture and reception at Oriental but we can everyone who wishes to marry and stay married deserves their wedding day to be beautiful. And to me, the nost beautiful thing on a couple’s day is to look into each other’s eyes and feel at peace in your soul that you made the right choice. Its not how or where you get married that matters at the end of the day…And I say this to all those who may be under pressure to impress on their wedding day. If you have the money go ahead, but if you do not, take care of the basics and enjoy your day still. Happy married life to Joke and Azeez! I raise my wine glass!

  30. amh

    October 25, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Yoruba peeps.hmm elegant.classy very posh sophisticated.beautiful bride and groom.the deor raised the bar.kudo s to the event planner.

  31. StilZee

    October 25, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    @Fols True talk….

  32. chi

    October 25, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Please and please,can someone tell me what they do for a living?

    • tiny

      October 26, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      I cant say much about the bride’s Mum but i know the grooms mum wella
      she started from hmnnnnnn then moved to laces, and now jewelry store in VI. Ex-hubby, not d groom’s dad, became local govt chair!
      but i tell you either way, only a strong woman can do all that and still stand with such lovely children, hope Mr Fatai Ogedengbe showed up. beautiful one i must say, especially the decor!

    • timbolo

      October 27, 2014 at 5:48 am

      She started from hmmmm. Lol awon aiye.

  33. MLB

    October 25, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Lovely Couple + A classy Wedding, Wish them God `s Blessings all the way.

  34. keeraah

    October 25, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    money speaking…. owo lon soro.

  35. Just me

    October 26, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Money is good.
    Impressive decor
    Wish them all the happiness there is

  36. yinka

    October 26, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Lip sealed…

  37. O~Intuition!

    October 26, 2014 at 1:05 am

  38. G

    October 26, 2014 at 1:46 am

    thanks Bella Naija for sharing… this by far the most impressive wedding decor to date. God bless them for sharing with us their creativity and wedding day. I love it. God bless their union.
    I would also like to share my mindset to those who feel under pressure to impress people on their wedding day. Please asses the reason why you want to impress. Why you want to validate people’s opinions. Measure the stress if it’s worth it after the wedding. This is bc you will need a thick skin and if you gone through stress to achieve this… note that some1 will always not be satisfied and things will not go 100 percent perfect as planned.
    Mostly it’s parents who pressurize kids.. Be honest with yourself.
    It’s your wedding day and full of joy… God bless you all.

  39. Yyyyyyyyyy

    October 26, 2014 at 2:11 am

    Best wedding of the year. Empty barrels makes the loudest noise. No one ever thought this is what they will come out with unlike some other brides that will make noise, my wedding is going to be a fairly tale like the noise a bride made early this year, it’s a royal wedding yet , most peeps did nt get food to eat. I wish them a long life of happiness. God bless your union together.

    • Jumaji

      October 26, 2014 at 10:00 am

      Lol…I know too many hyped wedding with cold and dried up puff puff, being served during ‘ cocktail’ hour. The struggle is real but this here is a Hollywood production. Empty barrels fit block person ears like you said

    • kermit the frog

      October 27, 2014 at 8:29 am

      Just because you do not know them that’s why you think they didn’t make any noise. For people that know the couple and their family, am sure they would agree the noise was way more than any celebrity wedding.

  40. obehi

    October 26, 2014 at 2:25 am

    Chai chai chai chaaaasaaaaaaaai.Hmmmmmmmmmm

  41. Uche

    October 26, 2014 at 2:36 am

    Yoruba people got the party life… See grooving..

    • Sifonde

      October 27, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      THAT IS WHY I LOVE YORUBA PEOPLE

    • Nahum

      October 27, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      The party has not started until the Yorubas get there….much respect!!!

  42. Eni4real

    October 26, 2014 at 2:42 am

    Nice party, Shuga and DJ Jimmy Jatt made my day. I haven’t had this much fun in a long time. God bless your union guys

    • memebaby

      October 26, 2014 at 7:25 am

      it was so good eni even called the wedding a parry! …i hail naija people ! if you have the money might as well spend it wellll

  43. Es

    October 26, 2014 at 5:33 am

    There are weddings with less money spent and the marriage disintegrated, there are others with even more money spent than this one in which those marriages have collapsed. Less money doesn’t equal happier marriage or vice versa. So if you have he money and want to make your wedding day beautiful, go right ahead… Or not.

  44. laviva

    October 26, 2014 at 5:44 am

    Please guys in one sentence. Pls tell me who the guy is?, who the babe is?, and where they work. Or just tell me who the hell their parents are coz i see no dangote, nor babangida. Lord Jesus!!

    • LILO

      October 26, 2014 at 11:06 am

      Well it’s called the ’empty barrel syndrome”. You are surprised to find out that most of the noisy redundant faces who tend to spam us with designer labels have some silent yet serious competition out there? Such is life…even Tiwa looks like a groupie in that photo. Hahaha

    • Que

      October 26, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      Great reply, nice to have a name for the ’empty barrel syndrome’…

  45. Concerned_Boyfriend

    October 26, 2014 at 6:15 am

    Not tryna throw shades but is the bride “chemically enhancing her skin” ?. I just dey ask o..

    • LILO

      October 26, 2014 at 10:58 am

      I was wondering too. If she did, she needs to share her skin care regimen, cos she is all sorts of flawless. Her knuckles and feet are not “enhanced” looking

  46. deedee

    October 26, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Explain the automated service to me am confused lol. Between shes more beautiful than this makeup artist didn’t do her justicen it upsets me lol (none of my business though). That’s the best deco I have ever seen @ a naija wedding. Whether they spend money or not it doesn’t guarantee happiness but nothing wrong with making the day unforgettable.

    • Meg

      October 29, 2014 at 11:58 am

      deedee the automated service is simply Service pagers that are put on VIP tables for guests to easily call the ushers. They push any button on the pager for food,drinks etc and the ushers assigned to that table gets an alert on a wristwatch that shows the table number and the request.so service is prompt and no1 is ignored. the compnay that rents it out also supplies restaurants..good stuff

  47. Janey

    October 26, 2014 at 7:45 am

    And yet no one has been able to clearly identify what they do and who they are

    • fifi

      October 26, 2014 at 10:10 am

      I think their mothers are both lace merchants…and u know those kind of women have serious cha-ching

    • Like

      October 26, 2014 at 10:22 am

      This is your business because??

    • Que

      October 26, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      why are u worried, are u looking for work?…. they are big time traders, happy now??…. the much i know….fabric and fine high end jewellery amongst others….

  48. tolu

    October 26, 2014 at 8:31 am

    At this point I can say I attended this weddin, even if I was at home all day… joke ati azeez forever.. love them already

  49. Jumaji

    October 26, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Dizzzzam. Level pass levels. See money. No wonder some people ‘orchestrate’ their own ‘ surprise’ wedding and pretend they didn’t know they were getting married. It can’t be easy to fund this kind of production. I won’t name names but this wedding is amaze balls pass the hyped ones sef. If you have your money, you can bring your fairy tale wedding to Lagos, you don’t have to give your money to those Arabs for basic decor and amenities

    Joke is just gorgeous…see as her skin dey glow, flawlessly too

    • Fisa

      October 26, 2014 at 10:55 am

      @Jumaji……. Ure throwing shades at my girl. Lol the Girl we all know about but don’t let us mention names here. God has a special place for shade throwers!!! LOL YES we all have to organise surprise wedding now o. you gat to wise up! Gbese cannot kill somebody jare

  50. ÀSÀKÉ-Ọ̀KÍN

    October 26, 2014 at 10:14 am

    In my mother’s voice – if you want it and you can afford it, buy it…once you walk away, you might never find it again.
    If want a societal/big wedding and you can afford it – why not, have it… At the end of the day, it is your money, your wedding, your marriage and your happiness..
    Beautiful wedding, Cute couple!!
    Congrats Joke and Azeez. May Almighty Allah bless your union with all the necessary ingredients

  51. J

    October 26, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Azeez is the son of Shade Alesh, while Joke is the daughter of Morkal Fabrics is Lagos Island. Beautiful wedding! May Allah bless their union In Shaa Allah

    • Ola ola

      October 26, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      Let me clarify. Azeez ogedengbe is the son of chief mrs Sade risiquot adeshoye and Aare Fatai Ogedengbe. Mrs shade alesh recently got married to her current beau, Chief Gboyega Adeshoye,in a lavish wedding too. Alesh is a name that stuck from her first marriage to Alhaji Rilwan Aleshinloye. Sade Alesh ‘ s store is called Jewelry affairs located at the civic center

      Joke is the daughter of of Mr. Adepoju Faith Praiz and Alhaja Morufat Kalejaiye Shabi, a renowned fabric merchant.

  52. Elgiver

    October 26, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Wow…..am flabbergasted about dis wedding…..its indeed classy…pray mine wil top d list someday

  53. S.B

    October 26, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    the couple look amazing,and the decor is beau.

  54. me

    October 26, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    sure money answereth all.

  55. ba

    October 26, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    awesome wedding ceremony by all means and happy married life to the beautiful couple. AND can we talk about how this couple brought automated service to weddings in Nigeria? anyone pls mention any automated service restaurants in Nigeria. thanks

    • Justsaying

      October 29, 2014 at 1:20 am

      Automated service is not new thou, the same planner (deekay) was my friend’s planner for her wedding in April, she used the automated service its not a new thing.#no hating #just saying

  56. miss bhee

    October 26, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    my goodness, talk about an over the top wedding…

  57. Funmi

    October 26, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Mwahhhh Joke and Azeez!xxxooooxxx

  58. Amaka

    October 26, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Money is good o.If you can afford it,Why not throw a lavish wedding?HML

  59. Amaka

    October 26, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    This woman looks like toke makinwa…i am sure toke would wish this was her.LOL

    • ekalor

      October 27, 2014 at 7:52 am

      Get over yourself….

  60. HoustonPersonalShopper

    October 27, 2014 at 2:56 am

    No words!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. Ifeyinwa Atuanya

    October 27, 2014 at 3:48 am

    “Nwata nwanyi mara mma.” “Ugegbe.” “Omuma asa aru.” “Fine geh.” “Asa mpete nwanyi oma.” Well done. E ku se. Congratulations to the bride &groom.

  62. chinos

    October 27, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Beautiful decor. Beautiful couple. Money is good joor. HML

  63. flawlesslyflawless

    October 27, 2014 at 8:31 am

    there are haters in this world sha. her makeup is not nice, her dress is ugly, her bridesmaids are ugly and fat, will they be happy? na all of you sabi. in these times were some useless poor men would be showing women pepper, is it not better for the useless man to be rich and be showing you pepper? at least you”ll get somat out of it. anyways, whether you want to admit it or not, this wedding was spectacular and was done with taste, class and finesse. If you replaced the couple with oyinbos, would you ask the same stupid questions? abeg go and take different kinds of seats joh. If you have the money spend it, the only time there is a problem with such extravagance is if you really don’t have it and you’re “huzzling’ seriously to keep up with the Joneses.
    Joke dear, you looked lovely, your dresses were beautiful but i liked the 3rd one the best, simply gorgeous. ~you just ignore the haters and continue to sip your champers from your chrystal/diamond flutes. life is too short to care what people chocking on haterade have to say.
    ps please provide bellanaija with pictures from pre wedding dinner, engagement, bridal shower (loved it!) and wedding. I need more people to choke on haterade! hahaha

    ps x 2: i don’t know the babe and I’ve never met her, i just think she’s lovely.

    • not my business

      October 30, 2014 at 9:46 pm

      you are obviously Joke..lol

  64. dorodee

    October 27, 2014 at 9:31 am

    What I like the most. Is the couple are not the usual “celebrities” in fact they aren’t celebrities. Just ppl with money and high taste. And they didn’t use the usual so called, self acclaimed “celebrity planner or decorator”

    • teni

      October 27, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      Good Job to both planners.
      Olajumoke Oropo Adetayo of OASIS EVENTS & Moji Awoniyi of DEKEY EVENTS.

      Well Done Ladies.

    • Trina

      October 27, 2014 at 1:39 pm

      Lol. Are you serious at all? Teni and Ron? Or TeniRon? Or RonTeni?

    • ron

      October 27, 2014 at 12:28 pm

      Job well done!!!
      Olajumoke Oropo Adetayo of OASIS EVENTS & Moji Awoniyi of DEKEY EVENTS

  65. Noms

    October 27, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Praiz of Super Sports? I saw him in one of the pics and was wondering what the connect was. Are you for real? He has a grown up this beaurriiful?
    Please in need more clarity on this.
    Praiz,cute guy!

  66. happychick

    October 27, 2014 at 11:02 am

    BABA GOD I know it will soon be my turn too oo!, please let my wedding be this breathtaking and beautiful AMEN!!!. See fine wedding, biko this is what I call class, there are rich people in this country that don’t make noise yet they wow us and make other celeb weddings look like a ordinary something, wish the couples a very blissful and happy home filled with beautiful babies. Amen! need I say if you like good things good things must surely locate you,this is to those faulting stuffs that is only them that are noticing it

  67. ojb

    October 27, 2014 at 11:31 am

    And this… Ladies and gentlemen is how you make money cry!!!! Congrats to the couple. Beautiful babies on the way.

  68. ADEBOLA

    October 27, 2014 at 11:35 am

    I really love everything about the wedding. money talks. I wish the couple all the best and God’s blessing.

  69. ebun

    October 27, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Good Job Moji Awoniyi of dekey events

  70. Del

    October 27, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    There is money, there is class and there is taste…you don’t find all 3 often together…but at Joke and Azeez’s wedding…..the fusion of money, class and taste was flawless. God bless them

  71. Del

    October 27, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    To Oasis Events’ Jumoke Oropo Adetayo that planned the engagement and Dekey Events Moji of wedding reception…..u guys really rock. Impeccable planning and delivery.

  72. Sylvonce

    October 27, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Yea. Someone will eventually top it. The decor is outta this world though. 3thumbs up to the event planner. I wish them unending happiness.

  73. Opsy

    October 30, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Wow… Beautiful in every way, I wish them a Happy Married Life!!!

  74. Dapo MCR

    October 30, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    everyone sees money… what about the love? Congrats to Azeez and Joke once again.

  75. Maryam

    November 1, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Let them remember to put God first in their Home and every Other thing will be blessed.HML A and J

  76. Enene

    January 2, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Oooh my God.somebody please lend me vocabulary for this. Hmm .see class..in fact see level.

  77. Chiks

    March 2, 2015 at 1:40 am

    The fact is u have three major days in your life, ur birth,ur wedding.n your death.u can only control one.which is your wedding.dont spare any cost if you can afford it

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