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#BBNWonderland: “It was AMAZING!” – Baileys Nigeria & BellaNaija Weddings’ Unforgettable Bridal Event

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Woot! It is still like a dream.

On 10/10/15, BellaNaija Weddings and Baileys Nigeria welcomed over 30 lucky brides-to-be to WONDERLAND!

Inspired by the rich luxurious taste of Baileys, the love stories of BellaNaija Weddings and in anticipation of BellaNaija’s 10th Year Anniversary in 2016, WONDERLAND was conceptualized in partnership with Baileys Nigeria.

Uche Pedro - Founder, BellaNaija & Nkechi Eze, Editor BellaNaija Weddings

Nkechi ‘Ink’ Eze, Editor BellaNaija Weddings & Uche Pedro – Founder, BellaNaija

As our first ever event, it meant a lot to us – it was our first chance to reach out to brides face-to-face, beyond our usual giveaways.

In Nigeria, weddings are about so many things and people – families coming together, parents, the friends … for WONDERLAND, we wanted to focus on ‘the Bride’.

What’s the story behind her smile? We wanted to connect with the people asking what colours go well together? … and after the wedding, questions like, “What do I do when I earn more than my husband?”, just like a bride asked Osas Ajibade at the event.

Team Baileys Nigeria & BellaNaija Weddings

Team Baileys Nigeria & BellaNaija Weddings – Adenike, Adenike, Uche, Ufuoma, Banke & Ink

After receiving hundreds of entries from all around the country with beautiful and captivating love stories; like Elohor, whose groom charmed his way into her life after their first meet at a BRT Bus lane,

“There I was standing ‘jeje’ on my own o, on the BRT lane and this really ‘dudu’ guy says from behind, ‘Have you bought a ticket? If you haven’t please buy mine when you get yours’. And I turn back like, ‘this is supposed to be a joke now,’ abi the new slang…’Issorite! You are so not ready to go home, oh!’ Then he smiles and I’m like ok, real cute.

And the next thing I know o, we’re sitting together, then we dropped off at the same bus-stop, we took the next one and dropped off at the same bus-stop again! And I’m like, ‘are you going home with me?’ He tells me his address and I could literally take a jog there… There I was thinking like, is God at work here?

It wasn’t love at first sight, ‘cos I really didn’t even see ‘us’ happening, since I wasn’t really in a good place then, but then it grew into so much more than that, that I really really really haven’t ever experienced… Not been all has been sweet though 🙂

Long story short … lol… during a regular hangout, I never even saw it coming o, and my very personal own ‘dudu’ guy, was on his knees asking me to marry him, these things don’t happen to you every day na, being the centre of attraction and all, happening to me Elohor!… I laughed hard, cried but sure I said yes…and this came after 2 years and a few months… Oh! Lest I forget he said he wasn’t ever getting down on his knees to do a proposal like everyone else does. Did I laugh thereafter… Hell Yes!”

… while another bride’s road to forever with her groom started innocently as school friends in primary school. The stories moved us to laughter and tears … after the selection process, we felt like we had made a new set of friends, each with unique challenges and triumphs. Each of these women accomplished in her own right, before meeting the men in their lives.

From the first welcome to WONDERLAND, to the parting gifts for the 33 #BBNWonderland brides, all invitations and gift boxes were stamped with the 18+ Drink Responsibly message.

WONDERLAND Invitation by The Wedding Store

WONDERLAND Invitation by The Wedding Store

The WONDERLAND experience started off with brides travelling from various parts of the country, from Abuja to Anambra, from Cross River to Ogun, on an all-expense paid trip to Lagos, including flight and accommodation courtesy of Baileys Nigeria.

Some of the #BBNWonderland brides arrive Lagos

Some of the #BBNWonderland brides arrive Lagos

On Saturday, brides arrived at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel for the highly anticipated event, which trended all day long on social media. They were filled with excitement, as they prepared for the event, which trended all day long on social media.

The day kicked-off with a cocktail reception. On arrival, the elegantly styled-brides in white dresses were treated to Baileys cocktails as they mingled in the room filled with what seemed like familiar faces, as they had bonded during their glam session with the BM|Pro team, headed by Banke Meshida-Lawal, Baileys Brand Ambassador.
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Baileys at #BBNWonderland - Eventi Cocktails

Baileys at #BBNWonderland - Eventi Cocktails

Baileys at #BBNWonderland - Eventi Cocktails

Baileys at #BBNWonderland - Eventi Cocktails

During the event, BM|Pro makeup artists were stationed outside the event for quick touch-ups, to get the brides pucker-perfect for their portraits, taken by Atunbi, and for videos by Klala Films, Trace TV and Lanre Esho Films.

#BBNWonderland bride at Tunnel - the Wedding Guru Decor#BBNWonderland_IMG_8161 #BBNWonderland_IMG_7774 #BBNWonderland_IMG_7714Soon afterwards, guests were guided through the tunnel into WONDERLAND – for a once in a lifetime experience with Baileys & BellaNaija Weddings.

It was such an alluring welcome, it blew the brides away as they marveled at the grandeur of it all. Exquisitely decorated by The Wedding Guru, WONDERLAND was truly a dream!

#BBNWonderland brides - the Wedding Guru Decor

Enchanted by WONDERLAND

#BBNWonderland brides at Four Points by Sheraton - the Wedding Guru Decor

The alluring welcome to wonderland, brides cannot contain their excitment

#BBNWonderland_Brides 2The tablescape featured 4 feet tall floral stands, covered with hydrangeas, delphiniums, roses, orchids and cascading wisterias, complemented by double layered mirrored table tops, glass and crystal candelabras, pillar candles, gold glass charger plates and rose style folded napkins encrusted with brooches. Other major décor highlights included the stage, featuring a 3D mirror customized with WONDERLAND in gold plates and decals of the Baileys Logo, a white piano and a breathtaking mural of a groom and his bride in her wedding dress cascading down to a floral explosion.

The Enchanting Wonderland Decor by the Wedding Guru

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Lara Rawa of Eventi Cokctails, Ufuoma Udjoh - Brand Manger, Baileys Nigeria, Christine Ogbeh of The Wedding Guru and Nkechi Eze - Editor, BellaNaija Weddings

Rawa of Eventi Cocktails, Ufuoma Udjoh – Brand Manager, Baileys Nigeria, Christine Ogbeh of The Wedding Guru and Nkechi ‘Ink’ Eze – Editor, BellaNaija Weddings with one of the decor masterpieces

Hosted by Bovi, the day featured an exciting line-up of activities including games and more. Brides won a variety of gifts including bridal accessories from Le Reve Pieces and Zena Accessories, Selfie Sticks from The Gift Haven and spa certificates from the Four Points Spa.

A Q&A session followed with recent celebrity bride Osas Ajibade who spoke about her wedding planning journey and award-winning OC Ukeje who is about to celebrate his first year anniversary. There were informative sessions with leading industry vendors such as Funke Bucknor-Obruthe of Zapphaire Events and Christine Ogbeh of The Wedding Guru.

The Host for the Day, Bovi

The Host for the Day, Bovi

Bovi was more than a host, as he chimed in on the celeb Q&A, as a husband of six years and father of two. The first question was aimed at OC, “Why aren’t you wearing your ring?”. OC answered that he always has to take it off for his work, and it’s currently getting resized.

Celebrity Bride & Groom, Osas Ajibade & OC Ukeje

Celebrity Bride & Groom, Osas Ajibade & OC Ukeje

Interacting with the BBNWonderland brides, celeb bride & groom, Oc Ukeje & Osas Ajibade

Interacting with the #BBNWonderland brides, celeb bride & groom, Oc Ukeje & Osas Ajibade

Bovi and a bride at #BBNWonderland - Baileys and BellaNaija Weddings

#BBNWonderland bride #BBNWonderland

Funke Bucknor-Obruthe at #BBNWonderland

Funke Bucknor-Obruthe answering questions from #BBNWonderland brides about the wedding planning process

Christine Ogbeh, before going in for her decor chat

Christine Ogbeh, before going in for her decor chat

Let's take a selfie! BBNWonderland brides & Banke Meshida-Lawal, Brand Ambassador Baileys Nigeria

Let’s take a selfie! #BBNWonderland brides & Banke Meshida-Lawal, Brand Ambassador Baileys Nigeria

#BBNWonderland_bridesDuring every intermission, DJ Crowd Kontroller had the brides on their feet with the latest hits, peppered with some old school jams.

#BBNWonderland_Lara Rawa

Lara Rawa of Eventi Cocktails

The interactive ‘Make Your Baileys Cocktail’ session with Lara Rawa of Eventi Cocktails was a major highlight as brides could not get enough of the yummy cocktails; made with a variety of lush infusions, and presented so beautifully, they were a hit all around! Brides were thrilled to learn how to make their own Baileys cocktails for when they return home.

The #BBNWonderland brides making their own Baileys cocktails

The #BBNWonderland brides making their own Baileys cocktails

#BBNWonderland brides with Bovi, tasting Baileys

Even Bovi had to take a sip!

#BBNWonderland brides present their Baileys cocktails

#BBNWonderland brides present their Baileys cocktails

There were other games, including ‘what’s in your handbag’, charades and more!

#BBNWonderland Brides ready for Charades

#BBNWonderland Brides ready for Charades

#BBNWonderland Bride Aminat Winning a Selfie Stick from The Gift Haven

#BBNWonderland Bride Aminat Winning a Selfie Stick from The Gift Haven

During the lucky dip at the event, 6 #BBNWonderland brides won various amazing prizes including a Baileys bar, bridal makeup by Banke Meshida-Lawal, a honeymoon from Afric Holidays, wedding ring set worth up to $5,000 from Rings and Bands NG, a wedding dress from Blush by MyQ, a wedding photography package courtesy The Five Studios & Atunbi Photography. A bride also won a custom-made reception dress by April by Kunbi for audience participation while another won a special prize for social media contribution.

Ufuoma Udjoh presenting the Baileys Cocktail Bar to the #BBNWonderland Bride winner

Ufuoma Udjoh presenting the Baileys Cocktail Bar to #BBNWonderland Bride, Kuyik

 

#BBNWonderland bride, Blessing dancing with glee at her Wedding Dress prize from Blush by MyQ

#BBNWonderland bride, Blessing dancing with glee, at her Wedding Dress prize from Blush by MyQ

Yeside Laguda of Blush by MyQ presenting the Wedding Dress prize to Blessing

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Ronke Nedd of Rings & Bands presents prize to #BNNWonderland bride

Banke Meshida-Lawal and Tejiri at #BBNWonderland

Banke Meshida-Lawal and Tejiri at #BBNWonderland – she won BM|Pro bridal makeup!

#BBNWonderland bride Lizzy getting the golden envelope for a Honeymoon from AfricHolidays boss Ayomide Condotti

#BBNWonderland bride Lizzy getting the golden envelope for a Honeymoon from AfricHolidays boss Ayomide Condotti

Lizzy gets to choose from four amazing locations – Santorini, Zanzibar, Mauritius and Maldives – for her dream all-expense paid honeymoon.

Atunbi & Titilope - she won a pre-wedding shoot, wedding photography and album

Atunbi & Titilope – she won a pre-wedding shoot, wedding photography and album!

#BBNWonderland - The most active participant on the day, Sheila, won a reception dress from April by Kunbi

The most active participant on the day, #BBNWonderland bride Sheila, won a reception dress from April by Kunbi

And just when the brides thought their #BBNWonderland experience was over, there were 2 major surprises still in store. WXQkGlb5f5wyBU2N29beGqGZZh13L_p9wtTmt6ox7cQThe first, a deluxe gold WONDERLAND gift box created by The Wedding Store carted in by the Coker Creative team. They squealed with excitement as they explored its content, which consisted of:

· A Bottle of Baileys

· A Bridal Mug

· A Luxe “Wifey” Bridal Robe

· Best selling BM|Pro Lipgloss

· A Delicious Baileys Cupcake

· A selfie stick from The Gift Haven

· A Baileys Compact Mirror

· The Essential Bridal Handbook by Funke Bucknor-Obruthe

· Bridal earrings from Le Reve Pieces & The Velvet Box

· Discount Cards from Atunbi Photography services, The Wedding Guru, Afric Holidays bookings & Rings and Bands

#BBNWonderland squealing with excitement as they open their deluxe gold gift boxes

#BBNWonderland squealing with excitement as they open their deluxe gold gift boxes

Lagos-based brides also received a special BBNWonderland code from Uber Lagos, this gave them access to a free ride home, further confirming the #BBNWonderland “Drink Responsibly” commitment. The brides also had access to extra internet on the day thanks to Smile.

As if that wasn’t enough, #BBNWonderland brides were all gifted 2 special gift bags courtesy international cosmetics brand Lancome. One bag contained Lancome cosmetics while the other, bridal favourite Lancome fragrance “La Vie est Belle”.

La Vie est Belle - Lancome Paris for #BBNWonderland

Thank You Lancome! #BBNWonderland brides with their special gifts from the international beauty brand

Thank You Lancome Paris! #BBNWonderland brides Tejiri & Lizzy with their special gifts from the International Beauty Brand

Finally, the room was engulfed with the melodic sounds of the piano and a loved familiar voice…it was Banky W!

Special surprise performance by Banky W

Special surprise performance by Banky W

The #BBNWonderland brides jumped to their feet, danced and sang along. He opted for an intimate performance with no backing track – Masterkraft was playing the white piano keys,#BBNWonderland_Masterkraft and Banky had two back-up singers to accompany him. Shaydee also performed. Songs included the spoken word ‘Letter to my Unborn Child’, and of course mega hit, ‘Yes/No’.

Banky W in the house serenading the #BBNWonderland Brides

Banky W in the house serenading the #BBNWonderland Brides, with Masterkraft on the keys

BBNWonderland Brides Sing Along to Banky W

#BBNWonderland Brides Sing Along to Banky W

It was a dazzling crescendo for an amazing day.

#BBNWonderland_Uche Pedro

Bode & Uche Pedro

Bode & Uche Pedro

Speaking on #BBNWonderland and the collaboration with Baileys, Uche Pedro – Founder of BellaNaija.com said,

“Baileys was a natural fit for us to partner with – the brand is all about celebrating women, friendships, and special moments. As the first BellaNaija event, #BBNWonderland was a wonderful experience. I read every single WONDERLAND entry and yes, the stories were so romantic! However, what struck me was the vibrancy and confidence of all the #BBNWonderland ladies. These are dynamic women who are ready to take on the world.”

“WONDERLAND was a dream. It took a great team of people, that I am thankful to, in bringing this idea from concept to reality, and it has been such an amazing journey” reiterated Nkechi ‘Ink’ Eze – Editor, BellaNaija Weddings.

Ink Eze of BellaNaija Weddings

“Baileys is passionate about inspiring African women to shine and feel fabulous. A woman’s journey to the altar and ultimately to forever is a very special time, and through the #BBNWonderland platform, we were able to celebrate her in an extraordinary way” remarked Ufuoma Udjoh, Brand Manager, Baileys Nigeria.

Ufuoma Udjoh

All the #BBNWonderland brides could not stop gushing about the experience – “We were treated like princesses, everything was paid for and we received lifelong tips from people who care. The gifts, the entire event… Amazing, amazing, amazing! Thanks BellaNaija Weddings and Baileys Nigeria” expressed Alma, a bride-to-be based in Abuja.

Chidimma from Anambra shared,

“It was indeed a once in a lifetime experience for me! I have had such a rough time for approximately two years now, and in those two years, I lost touch of some parts of me. This helped me find myself in many ways. I’m not talking about the decoration or Banky W or even the ride in a limo!

For me, it was the “how was I chosen to be one of the 30 brides-to-be?”, my story wasn’t that wonderful if you ask me! How did I even think that I’d be allowed to go on such trip by my parents (I come from a very very strict home; these are the kind of  things we were warned not to ‘chook’ our heads into), meeting new people; people who were not afraid to express themselves, people who had wonderful stories to tell, people who seemed like to genuinely care a bout me, people who made me feel like I’ve known them before now (believe it or not, I knew not a single soul before now).

'Groupfie!' - The #BBNWonderland brides

‘Groupfie!’ – The #BBNWonderland Brides

Ultimately, I felt the kind of freedom I haven’t felt in those two years. Or was it the lessons I learnt from waking up the morning of the event, at the event and waking the next day. You know how you keep recieving gifts and you are afraid that if you close your eyes and open them, there’s a gift before you; that’s how I felt all through, even now that I am back home (I am waiting for someone to burst into my room with a gift).

My family said, “we haven’t seen you this active and happy in a very lonnng time”. Friends said “they felt they were at the event with me” ‘cos of how I kept them posted. Lol. Hubby-to-be said “you forgot me when you were in Wonderland” but I didn’t! Sister said “no need for you to have a bridal shower” lol
And I said “I used to wonder if I’d make a beautiful bride, but now that I know; I can keep calm”

Thanks to the Baileys team and the BellaNaija Weddings team and the numerous sponsors of the event for this experience.”
#BBNWonderland_Baileys BellaNaija Weddings 2015

It was truly a day of smiles, entertainment, lifelong memories and friendships in WONDERLAND.

Photo Credit: Atunbi

Vendor List
Venue, Food & Drinks: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel
Cocktails: Eventi Cocktails
Makeup: BM|Pro
Decor: The Wedding Guru
Dior Chairs: Oaken
Diamond Chairs: Rent A Party
Social Media Screens: Enplug
Internet: Smile
Videography: KLala Films and Lanre Esho Films
Piano & Mic Stands: Figma Entertainment
Invitation and Poster Design: Light Design Studio & Dejj Designs
Music: DJ Chike (Crowd Kontroller)
Speaker: Funke Bucknor-Obruthe
MC: Bovi
Celebrity Bride, Groom: Osas Ighodaro, OC Ukeje
Guest Appearance: Banky W
Event Management (Planning & Coordination): Coker Creative
Invitation/Gift Box: The Wedding Store NG
Paper Flowers: Pretty Paper
PR: Redrick PR

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For ALL the live photos and videos from the #BBNWonderland weekend, check out the hash tag on Instagram – #BBNWonderland and follow @BaileysNigeria and @BellaNaijaWeddings for more !

59 Comments

  1. Allahtomi

    October 19, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Wow! This is extremely beautiful, BN this is extraordinarily breathtaking. Brides, God bless your your various homes and BN keep soaring higher, Mucho love

  2. Tolu

    October 19, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Thank you so much Bellanaija and Baileys. It indeed felt like WONDERLAND. Everything was so on point and had a personal touch from the organizers, we all felt welcome and special. Simply put, it was ‘ AMAZEBALLS’

    • BellaNaija Weddings

      BellaNaija Weddings

      October 20, 2015 at 10:04 am

      Thanks so much for being a part of the special day ! :-*

  3. udy

    October 19, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Very lovely

  4. toluh

    October 19, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    BN! Please do for the SINGLES na. Maybe you are the one God will use for us to find our BOAZ

    • Sugar

      October 20, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      Bella Naija Single Ladies and husband search!!!! Later you will be claiming Feminist and saying marriage dosent validate you.

  5. Dr. Judith

    October 19, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    O God! I want to be a bride again. I got married 10 years ago when I was very young,was married just for 3months(trust me,it wasn’t my fault). Now am older not up to 30years and now a Medical Doctor. I want a good man for a husband.

    • Tai omo yoruba nimi

      October 19, 2015 at 11:39 pm

      wow @dr judith,you must have gotten married when you were about 17 or 18 at most,sorry to hear it didnt work out..so you said it wasnt your fault,then i guess it was his fault or even you were not matured enough for such a huge commitment. do spill 🙂
      i do pray God provide a good and genuine man for you and i pray for mine too cs im relocating to naija pretty soon and i dont even know what to expect cos i hear diff diff stories and boi! i’m quite nervous but won’t be deterred

    • BellaNaija Weddings

      BellaNaija Weddings

      October 20, 2015 at 10:08 am

      A Medical Doctor! What an amazing achievement. We hope and pray for your all your dreams to come true and that we will share your love story one day. x

  6. Great Lady

    October 19, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Awwwww, I’m really jealous. Dear BN, pls do again and quick. Thanks in advance.

  7. Nne

    October 19, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Very lovely event and beautiful women.. Wish you all a happy married life.

    Aww bella you guys are gorgeous

  8. Kemi Filani

    October 19, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    Wow!!!!!!! ! !!!

  9. Mz Socially Awkward...

    October 19, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    … And I scrolled past this post more than a few times today before finally deciding to open it (forgive some of us jaded souls in the BN community).

    Really glad I did, it put such a smile on my face. And the last bride, Chidimma made me laugh with her suspicions about someone about to burst into her room with more surprises.

    Well done Uche and Ink, this seems like a really lovely thing you did in partnership with all these vendors just for the delight of so many unsuspecting young women. May God send joy unexpectedly into your lives as well.

    P.S: Ronke Nedd, fancy seeing you here!! You do rings? Who knew? No dash all out oh, I neva marry… ?

    • BellaNaija Weddings

      BellaNaija Weddings

      October 20, 2015 at 10:05 am

      Haha thanks for taking a look! It was really a dream come true for all of us. We’re so happy to have been a part of the brides’ journeys to forever. xoxo

  10. I said so

    October 20, 2015 at 12:32 am

    Kudos to B.N and Baileys!

    @ Linda : When you have 600 million naira sitting in your bank account, you should be flaunting the smile you’ve put in people’s faces and not your personal assets.

    However, Charity is the number one activity that catches God’s attention and doubles your wealth. That being said, Im sure both Social Media experts (Linda and B.N) are involved in this activity as well.

    Im sure B.N gives to charity as well likewise Linda which is even the most important thing to do when you’ve got a lot of cash.

    Although Bella Naija did jus

    • jaybird

      October 20, 2015 at 2:24 am

      Why are u a mugu?

    • Marv

      October 20, 2015 at 11:31 am

      I wonder. Help me ask her/him SMH (in slow motion)

    • Leah

      October 20, 2015 at 3:11 am

      You and your incoherent comment. When it comes to charity, raising awareness, helping people find public or government support, Linda is head and shoulder above BN. BN is the wedding specialist, don’t get it twisted.

    • Allahtomi

      October 21, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      And your point is?

    • Allahtomi

      October 21, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      And ur point is?

  11. esther

    October 20, 2015 at 1:38 am

    Whao I Neva saw dis post as an interesting one, at least not until dis moment, God bless u ladies for giving the brides to be an amazing bridal shower “Dats how I saw it”. I wish I was amongst dem, bt d man Neva show sef lol. I hope u guys will organise anoda one when my tym comes *big grins* thumbs up to u pretty babes for dis. Plenty love for u babes.

  12. Ashaby

    October 20, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Amazing! I felt like I was with the bride all through with the step by step account. I so look forward to joining the next batch of #BBNWonderland brides!

  13. Are we there yet?

    October 20, 2015 at 9:50 am

    BN – are you gonna answer my question???

    What wat the criteria for selecting these brides??? You cant keep deleting our comments on Instagram and on the blog. Smh

    • BellaNaija Weddings

      BellaNaija Weddings

      October 20, 2015 at 10:00 am

      Hello ‘are we there yet?’,

      No comments asking about criteria have been deleted/blocked, except outrightly rude/bullying comments.

      The primary criteria was captivating love stories!

      The stories were reviewed by the BN Weddings team and Baileys team. We have posted one here, and will share from another #BBNWonderland bride (and her wedding photos from Saturday) today – they met 14 years ago at University of Benin, reconnected on Facebook and the rest is history.

      The BellaNaija team has no personal relationship with any of the brides selected. Actually, members of our team or Baileys team who are engaged were not allowed to enter the competition.

      In the end, we had lovely brides-to-be from all over the country and they had an amazing time.

      Everyone’s love story is beautiful and unique. We wish we could invite everyone but we could not so if you or a friend of yours was not selected, it takes nothing away from your story, wedding or future marriage. All the best.
      Thanks

    • hadassah

      October 20, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Thank you Bella Naija! Best response!
      P.s: I wasnt selected…. Before people will say I am taking sides coz I participated 🙂

  14. BellaNaija Weddings

    BellaNaija Weddings

    October 20, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Thanks to everyone for the lovely comments! We look forward to more events – WONDERLAND was hopefully the first of many amazing moments with our BN family. 🙂 🙂

    • Nonye

      October 20, 2015 at 11:25 am

      Dear Nkechi,

      We are happy to participate at the next event to give away a lovely prize of either a wedding dress or accessories. Do let us know.

    • BellaNaija Weddings

      BellaNaija Weddings

      October 20, 2015 at 11:45 am

      That’s great. Please email weddings (at) bellanaija.com with your company name and details of your proposal. Thanks!

    • Ezy

      October 30, 2015 at 10:32 am

      Dear BN Weddings, this is totally amazing! Just curious, is there a particular time of the year that this will be held? Will there be a WONDERLAND experience for brides scheduled to wed in first quarter of the year?How often will this be held?

  15. similicious

    October 20, 2015 at 10:25 am

    WONDERLAND is such a great initiative! However, it seems to only reward brides that are ‘in your face” with strong social media presence. I understand it helps Bella Naija Weddings pick from the cream of the crop. However,Love stories need to be celebrated and not classicist. All in all, it looks like a well planned event and one i hope i will be part of in the nearest future.

  16. sultana

    October 20, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Well done Bella and Baileys! It was beautiful. I loved reading and truly appreciate what you have done for these brides. Beautiful! Remember we too in this Kingdom oh, those newly married 1-3yrs that wanna keep the spark shining despite many odds. 🙂 God bless you

  17. new bride

    October 20, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Fantastic idea and exceptional execution! I’m so jealous that I got married 5 years ago 🙁

    Please BN Weddings team, i’ll suggest you so something for couples for Valentine’s or something (or to celebrate milestone anniversaries – 1yr, 5yrs, 10 yrs), at least so that those of us who aren’t ‘about to wed’ too can participate.

  18. Glowing Sapphire

    October 20, 2015 at 11:27 am

    This made me smile from the first to the last. You all looked beautiful and radiant. Well done to the team that put all efforts in. It looks really flawless. The brides, boss Uche Pedro, Nkechi ‘ink’ is all shades of gorgeousness…everyone really looks amazing…
    Gives me a picture to always smile about.

    Great job! 🙂

  19. Bobolink

    October 20, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Wow! I really like the attention to detail. Great job Bellanaijaweddings.

  20. Ada

    October 20, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Bellanaija whether you like it or not, when boo proposes, I will send my own story so that you people can do small of this kind of thing for me too! Ahn ahn?! So many years I don dey come BN, na im I miss this kain thing because boo no gree talk?! No be my fault, when boo eventually talk, you people better be doing this kind thing or I will jejely private mail una my story!

    • dimmyvivy

      October 20, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      You sound like my friend! Her name is Ada!

  21. Mz Titilitious

    October 20, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    God please surprise my boo with an amazing job before the year runs out IJN (Amen)

    • ThatAbiribaBae

      October 20, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      @Mz Titilitious – amen to your prayer! I prayed that prayer for over a year and half for my boo and God showed up. Don’t be dismayed, keep praying and trusting, something big that will amaze you too is around the corner IJN

      E-hugs dear!

  22. Yve

    October 20, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    I wont lie… I am jealous. Wish I was a part of this.
    Great job BellaNaija and Baileys.

  23. Krasavitsa

    October 20, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    It’s not fair! The pictures are so beautiful and the brides are gorgeous! Ok BN pls organise an event for singles to mingle. I want to mingle! (Looking at you EllesarisEllendil. Oh and William Moore lol). Is it my eyes or do Uche Pedro and Nkechi Eze really look alike?

    • NIRA

      October 20, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      They really do look alike, could they be sisters?

    • nini

      October 20, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      Loll! they are Sisters Uches, Ink.

    • aunty

      October 20, 2015 at 8:58 pm

      they are sisters.

  24. cheryl

    October 20, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    ohh myyy!!!! Nkechi is such a beautiful woman. Bless her

  25. NIRA

    October 20, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    They really loom alike o! I was even wondering if Nkechi is Uche’s sister.

    • NIRA

      October 20, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      *look

  26. dimmyvivy

    October 20, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    So I just got back from an interview and believe me, the struggle was real! The struggle of having been in wonderland about 2 weeks ago(with the replay of the event in my head) and having to write an exam that’s to offer me a job. Wasn’t easy but I tried!

  27. Noms

    October 20, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Well done to the team and sponsors.
    Uche looking all shades of gorg…
    @krasavitsa,its not your eyes from Nkechi’s surname they should be related.

  28. Madamemoiselle

    October 20, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Awww pretty Brides!!! I see the beautiful Bolu! Awww Thanks BN! Beautiful heart you’ve got.

  29. Na We We

    October 21, 2015 at 4:25 am

    Bella Weddings = World Class
    Photos on point, event layout and design was spot on… very lovely.
    kept on scrolling down to more and more surprises, it’s like it kept on getting better and better.

  30. Iyun

    October 21, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Awwww, was smiling all through, God bless bella n bailey’s crews.. You could see they had fun.
    Hope you do this when I’m about getting married too o, looool…

  31. Kamsy

    October 21, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    I see you miss Simi-Layo.

  32. Weldone

    October 21, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Weldone BN
    majority of the bride to bes are Igbos
    weldone u hia 😉

    • Ready

      October 21, 2015 at 10:16 pm

      O ma ga o! Why are you like this?

  33. Elohor Kansol

    October 22, 2015 at 9:14 am

    I was happy for days! no o weeks even after the event ended… you know how you are lying down ehn…and you are just thinking bout the wonderful wonderland experience in bits n pieces… it was gehn gehn…. loved every bit n stage of it… thanks again #baileysnigeria #bbnwonderland #bellanaijaweddings …ermmm besides that’s my story up there. #tongueoutwhistlingaway #abifacefrontmyworknowbeforeogacatchmehere

  34. Elohor Kansol

    October 22, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Oh! besides none of the team members knew me from Adam…nor I them either until 10/10/15

  35. Matty

    October 23, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    How can I be a part of this Bridal outing. I need the application format plsss. THANKS

  36. Tejiri

    October 24, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Yaaaaay was so glad to be a part of this wonderful event it was heavenly ! It was just d perfect weekend ! Thanks to baileys nd bellanaija ! I was too shocked wen i got the invite ???

  37. @lonitagram

    September 2, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Beautiful event…i loved it! Still have my copy of the vanguard allure which it featured in.It’s almost a year,No wonderland in 2016??? @bellanaijiaweddings

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