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In life its the little things that count the most!

Oluwatayo Oyefuga and Uchechukwu Okorie take us on a journey that shows simplicity is key and love can be found anywhere – they met at work in Lagos. Reciting their individual vows in a beautiful outdoor space and promising to never leave, stay true and give all that they have was – heavenly!

The beautiful February wedding was planned by TrendyBEEvents!

~ Photography: J-Gates Visuals

How We Met
from the bride, Tayo
Uche and I met whilst working together at PZ Cussons in March 2013. I actually knew him as Charles then. We were both new to the company and he was given a task by one of the directors and I had to work with him.Tayo and Uche_Igbo and Yoruba Nigerian Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_AU-00005

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The Proposal
from the groom, Uche
Tayo being a very straight to the point woman never wanted anything over the top, and my intentions were always clear from day zero! The proposal was a very simple conversation; I asked and she said YES! A lot of her friends don’t believe this though… The timing was right – one evening she came over to my house, and I decided to ask the question then. Tayo told me the ring she wanted, and she even knew her ring size! Lol. She wanted a yellow gold ring with a sapphire stone and I got the ring during one of my business trips in 2014 – I also had to hide the ring from her!

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Be very prayerful and try to avoid misunderstandings whilst planning the wedding.

BellaNaija Weddings wishes Tayo and Uche a harmonious and fun-filled relationship with the strength to be there for one another as they grow.

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Photography: J Gates Visuals | @jgatesvisuals

Wedding Info – Dates | Venues | Colours
White Wedding: February 28th, 2016 | Welcome Centre Hotel, Ikeja | Magenta, Raspberry and Purple

Wedding Attire
Wedding Dress: April by Kunbi | @aprilbykunbi
Reception Dress: Virgos Lounge| @virgoslounge
Bridesmaids Dresses:  Virgos Lounge | @virgoslounge
Groom/Groomsmen Suits: Virtue Clothiers | @virtueclothiers
Traditional Attire: Aso Oke | @molbaks_alasooke, George | @tojufoyeh, Beads | House of Panache
Bridal Makeup: Labisi Folawiyo| @facesbylabisi

Vendors
Event Planner: TrendyBEEvents | @trendybeevents
Décor: BTG Event Decor | @btgdecor
Cocktails: Mandies Cocktails | @mandiescocktails
Small chops: Mr Johnson chops
Dessert: Bumni Ogunsola Odulana| @thedessertstudio
Candies: Lolade Shoboyede | @sweetcravingsdesserts

32 Comments

  1. ceecee

    March 21, 2016 at 10:13 am

    why do brides look more beautiful during their traditional ceremonies??? stunning couple! best wishes on your marriage!!!!

    • Rose Okwy

      March 23, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      Nne because we are very colourful people, our traditional wear is best in the world followed by the Indians (because our traditional wear looks almost like the Indian saris, same 6 yards of material, we split ours in two they don’t, their blouse is shorter ours is longer almost always sewn same style etc)

  2. Lagos is my home

    March 21, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Beautiful couple….i see loads of fine fine children in the future. GOD bless your home

  3. babygiwa

    March 21, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Happy married life to you two. The simplicity of their love and story makes me smile. God bless your home.

  4. Lola

    March 21, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Happy married life to the couple.

  5. Awesome

    March 21, 2016 at 11:12 am

    This marriage is Woooooooooo
    Wish them the Best in their Marriage !

  6. 'Deola

    March 21, 2016 at 11:24 am

    They make a great couple. I see very beautiful children in their future. Children that will be detribalized and multicultural in worldview. I hope your kids grow up speaking English, Yoruba and Igbo. Na more of this kain wedding we need for Naija be dis o!

  7. j'suis belle

    March 21, 2016 at 11:24 am

    i just so love this wedding and fact that it is a mixed wedding/marriage makes it even more beautiful.GOD bless you guys

  8. Ethel

    March 21, 2016 at 11:46 am

    beautiful couple………….. and wedding setting, Though i do not understand the umbrella concept,

  9. Ada Nnewi

    March 21, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Congrats Tayo!!! God bless your home!!!

    Oya Aunties Callilope and company continu keeping your colleagues very far from you… More vaseline to you people’s elbows…

  10. Chicanita

    March 21, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Very straight to the point!
    Congratulations to the couple. God bless you

  11. Amh

    March 21, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    She’s gorgeous. Beautiful couple.

  12. TheRealist

    March 21, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Nice-looking couple. Congrats

  13. new bride

    March 21, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    This reminds so much of my husband and I. We also met at work and are yoruba & igbo.

    Happy married life to the couple!

  14. Aisle Perfect

    March 21, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Gorgeous everything!!

  15. honey omo lekki

    March 21, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Congrats!!

    I was going to say: These people are bold to attempt an outdoor wedding in february -“Thank God it didnt rain”, then i saw the umbrellas. lol

    • BabyDee

      March 23, 2016 at 7:04 pm

      1. Rain in February is VERY unlikely. It happens but highly unlikely.
      2. Those are not exactly the kind of umbrellas you are referring to here. They are called Parasols, and used to shade from the Sun…as was correctly applied at this wedding.

  16. Felinda

    March 21, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    awww they are adorable. Simple nice train just few bridesmaids and groomsmen, not over the top. Just gorg

  17. Payche

    March 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Simplicity and uniqueness is all I see. Follow us on instagram: @paycgedesigns bbpin: 5C3A03A3C

    • Payche

      March 21, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      sorry for the typo Instagram: @paychedesigns

  18. Iya

    March 21, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Beautiful wedding…please where is that BN writer who spoke so strongly against work friendships/relations? Have you seen that as much as it can go wrong it can also go right. Sometimes, the cup is half-full…:-)

  19. sarah

    March 21, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    I love the bride’s aso oke

  20. Cheeky

    March 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    I love the love story, but hild up! Let me talk about this bride and her killer bone structure. Her cheekbones are cut to sell blush. She slays!!

    But yeah…I dig the love. ?

  21. Oby

    March 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Loool at the fed up little bride. Cute couple

  22. chi-e-z

    March 21, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    y’all r goin to hv some adorable geeky kids 😀 ..

  23. Pretty girl

    March 22, 2016 at 1:47 am

    They look alike. Congrats

  24. NKEREUWEM

    March 22, 2016 at 3:45 am

    So interesting and may God bless them

  25. Happiebabe

    March 23, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Congratulations to the most beautiful couple ever! All i see are nice concepts and styles. May your home be blessed by God! Enjoy every bit of your union dearest Tayo and Uche.

  26. ozo

    March 24, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    happy married life!

  27. dex

    March 25, 2016 at 1:33 am

    Oh ds s beautiful, wsh u bliss d way, love d simplicity and sincerity

  28. Yori

    March 25, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Meant SHE (Bella there should be an option to edit while awaiting moderation!)

  29. Ebony

    May 13, 2016 at 11:59 am

    The shoesssss

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