The bride Tosyn is a much-loved radio host known as “area mama” by her fans. She is also a creative entrepreneur and poet. You can see her account of her wedding on her blog too – here.
The groom is a French engineer who works in Nigeria, and he loves the country so much, he now has a Yoruba name, Omowale, which means, “a child has come home”.
The event – engagement and wedding reception all in one day, was planned and executed by the bride’s sister, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe CEO of Zapphaire Events with design by its sister company Decor by Furtullah.
Zapphaire Dream Events outdid themselves! French and Yoruba cultures were represented throughout the day, with Ekaabo and Bienvenue signs welcoming guests.
The bride said,
When my sister asked what I wanted for my wedding, I told her I wanted people to be happy and leave feeling like wow, they had experienced something beautiful! I also wanted our (Omowale and I)’s cultures, passion and things we love reflected.
Parisian monuments including the Eiffel Tower and Love Lock Bridge were represented in the decor, and even on the desserts.
– The table names were in either French or Yoruba. They were names or titles of things that mattered to the couple. The bride’s grandmothers names ‘Olakunbi’ and ‘Adeoti’ and her house in secondary school ‘Efunjoke’ were some table names.
– The bride’s ‘something borrowed’ was a brooch from Sasha P, a bridesmaid, and her tiara from Princess. Something new were her Sergio Rossi shoes and Mai Atafo dress. Something old was the bracelet that belonged to her maternal grandmother that she wore in her memory and Something blue was …*she’s not telling*
– The bride’s dress transitioned from day to night – from a glam gown to a trendy mini for the after-party while Bridesmaids wore cool jumpsuits/trouser sets.
Guests had so much fun, with the balloon drop, custom sunglasses and artiste performances by Adekunle Gold, Falz, Akah and Dammy Krane.
Guests included Joke Silva, Olu Jacobs, Sasha P, Olori Supergal, Lamide Akintobi, Lelo Boyana, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Banky W, Toke Makinwa, Makida Moka, Banke Meshida-Lawal, Cynthia Obianodo, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Kaylah Oniwo and many more.
~ Photography: Bunmi Adedipe, Jide Odukoya, Olu Photos and BM|Pro
Bride’s Traditional Outfit: Aso Oke by Buckstone Ventures
Bride’s Engagement Fan: Buckstone Ventures
Bride’s Makeup and Gele Tying: Annabel for BM|Pro
Groom’s Traditional Outfit: Buckstone Ventures
Groomsmen Aso Ebi: Jay Osbie
Bride’s Reception Dress: Mai Atafo Inspired
Bride’s Bouquet: Aralia by Nature
Bride’s Shoes: Sergio Rossi Bridal Collection
Bride’s Hair: Preye of MzPreye Makeovers
Groom’s Reception Outfit: Mai Atafo Inspired
Bridesmaids Dresses: Ejiro Amos Tafiri
Groomsmen Outfits: King Hakbal
Event Hosts: Chigul, Tee-A, Wyse
Band: Shuga Band
DJs: Dj Bola, Dj Lami, Dj GQ
Venue: Landmark Event Centre, Oniru
Wedding Invites: The Wedding Store
Photobooth: Photomania NG
Cake for Engagement: Cakes by Andy Clark
Cake for Reception: Helado Delicia
Caterers: Culinary Wok, Malas, Kemabom, Joks Pepper Konsult, Mrs Komolafe
Amala: Amala on Point
Small chops: Butter Pan, Larry Spice, Demo, Laredo,Saheeto, Tayo Bambo
Grills: Sean B, Sege P
Desserts: Helado Delicia, Sweet Cravings
Waffles and Ice Cream: Nikkita Waffles
Cafe themed Sweet station: Sweet Cravings
Gelato Bar: Hans and Rene
Cocktails: Smigz Mobile Bar, Ice Box, Unbeatable Cocktails, Eventi Cocktails, Mandies Cocktails
Crepes, Pretzels and Milkshake: Lola’s Pretzels and Milkshake Bar
Engagement Caterers: Kitchen 9 Yards
Drinks: NYBD, Bonix, Ice Box
Engagement Band: Awesome Band
Multimedia: First Class Entertainment
Phone case booth: Jost in Case
Hanging Angels and dance performance: Bailamos
Helium Balloons: Simbabe