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The Bridesmaids in Suits that Went Viral! Dera & Teemore talk their Wedding Style & Celibacy before Marriage



Dera and Teemore's Wedding_Bridesmaids in Suits_Nigerian Wedding_June 2016_DSC_2684Wedding planner Dera and photographer Teemore just tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony on May 28th, 2016 in Abuja. What stood out was her unique bridal party style. Dera though outside the box as her bridesmaids wore blazers and fitted trousers instead of the usual dresses – the photo went viral, getting over 10,000 likes on our Instagram page alone!

Her love story is also to be admired as the bride and groom stayed celibate until their wedding night.

“We were not virgins, we dated for one year and two months. I got born again on the 25th of January 2015 and since then haven’t been with any man, and same goes to my hubby since 2009 … to the glory of God.”

Dera and Teemore's Wedding_Bridesmaids in Suits_Nigerian Wedding_June 2016_DSC_2674Wedding Advice

  • Make God the foundation and center of your life and every other thing will follow.
  • Sex is worth waiting for.
  • Go for content and not container.

Pre-Wedding and Wedding Photography: Teemore Studios

Our Love Storywe met in Church!
by the bride, Dera
Dera and Teemore's Wedding_Bridesmaids in Suits_Nigerian Wedding_June 2016__MG_9711It all started like this, my hubby is a professional photographer (@teemorestudios). He works as one of the media guys in church too. So, one day, we had a graduation ceremony of a quarterly training program in church. We don’t really talk but he asked me how he could send the photos across to me and I gave him my Whats App number.Dera and Teemore's Wedding_Bridesmaids in Suits_Nigerian Wedding_June 2016_DSC_2702 Dera and Teemore's Wedding_Bridesmaids in Suits_Nigerian Wedding_June 2016_DSC_2725 Dera and Teemore's Wedding_Bridesmaids in Suits_Nigerian Wedding_June 2016_DSC_2669

He sent the photos across but somehow, we found reasons to talk timelessly. I didn’t really appreciate photography as such until I met my dream guy. It’s not just about the passion and commitment he has for his work but he is a true child of God and a true Christian. We promised each other that we were going to build our relationship on a solid foundation by keeping our bed undefiled till our wedding night and to the glory of God we were able to keep that promise.

I bless the day I met him. There is no better man than him for me.Dera and Teemore's Wedding_Bridesmaids in Suits_Nigerian Wedding_June 2016_DSC_2518

About the Bridesmaids Looks
I have always been about being and being unique and outstanding, thinking outside the box. Five years ago, I was going through a magazine and spotted the outfit and the idea set in. I decided I have got to do this for my wedding train. My friends were so excited about it, we knew it was going to go viral.Dera and Teemore's Wedding_Bridesmaids in Suits_Nigerian Wedding_June 2016_DSC_2602We didn’t have any issue with church at all, in fact the outfit was more decent than tight, short and revealing bridesmaid dresses.

It was pretty challenging and difficult to find someone to pull off that outfit, but happy it was OK.Dera and Teemore's Wedding_Bridesmaids in Suits_Nigerian Wedding_June 2016_DSC_2624


Pre-Wedding and Wedding Photography: Teemore Studios | +2348035434365

Bridesmaid Outfits: S & C | +2347068173691
Makeup: Bright Lovely Faces | +2348065628837
Hair: Yankee | +2347038564518

Decor: Midas Touch Events
Cake: Tega | +2348032062961
MC: Steve | +2348037511912
DJ: DJ Gabby | +2348036291155


  1. ACE

    June 9, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Lovely! HML. More people should embrace celibacy.

    • Mr. Egghead

      June 9, 2016 at 11:40 am

      yes, but don’t broadcast it on the internet.

    • Cindy

      June 9, 2016 at 11:58 am

      But you can broadcast sex on the internet abi? Hypocrites.

    • LOLS

      June 9, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      But it’s okay to broadcast premarital sex and everything concerning it on the internet right???

    • mr. egghead go and be celibate

      June 9, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      e dey pain you that you cannot be celibate abi… nonsense…. you rather be a fuck boy

    • Mr. Egghead

      June 9, 2016 at 12:38 pm

      ? ?? NowI understand the whole “men think rationally, but women think emotionally” mantra.

      Sexual relations should be private between a man and his wife. I don’t need to hear about it whether they are celibate or banging like rabbits. That’s too much information. Is she also going to tell us when they finally do it?
      On a wedding day, let’s know the regular stuff – how you met et al,

      @Cindy and LOLS, think rationally for a bit before you start judging others as hypocrites.
      If you want to watch premarital sex, there’s enough of that on the web.

  2. Oprah

    June 9, 2016 at 11:03 am

    They pulled it off…looks good!

    • NoVex

      June 9, 2016 at 11:47 am

      Am not picking quarrels o. What exactly do you mean by “they pulled it off”?

    • Mommm

      June 9, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      It means the bride’s vision of bridesmaids in suits came out fantastic in reality. That is, all the bridesmaids looked good hence the “pulled it off” comment

  3. lolipop

    June 9, 2016 at 11:05 am

    awesome and lit!!!….this shall be my story soon by Gods grace

  4. Noms

    June 9, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Nice concept. It your wedding and your friends were okay with, shikena.
    May your home be blessed.

  5. Noms

    June 9, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Nice concept. Its your wedding and your friends were okay with it, shikena.
    May your home be blessed.

  6. Adaeze Writes

    June 9, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Awwww….so beautiful. I love it and I love the story too…

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  7. Queen Bee

    June 9, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Pretty, i like people who think outside the box and do more than the normal…….. my bridesmaid will also be wearing wedding gowns so it would also go viral *wink*

    • layemii

      June 9, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      Is that sarcasm? ?

  8. Ms jazz

    June 9, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Very different. Love!

  9. Abuja Bored Girl

    June 9, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Congratulations guys, I love your story. We should be proud of living up to God’s standards. I wish you guys marital bliss.

  10. ezehadaeze3

    June 9, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Well @mr egghead…its such a pity. But when you see nudity and sex all over the internet you Google and giggle because sin fantasizes. When purity and chaste lifestyle is promoted, youvtell them to be mute about it. The Lord is coming soon, to judge every unrighteousness and those who change the truth of God’s word into a lie.

  11. ezehadaeze3

    June 9, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    *you ogle* I meant… As for the bridesmaid outfit. Its a great idea. However the lady on the black choir mistress shoes is so distracting. Should have stuck with white all through

    • Chu

      June 9, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      I think she is the maid of honour, hence the different shoes, if you noticed she wore a white inner while the other ladies wore black inner. all part of HER concept.

    • OC

      June 9, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      Apparently, she’s the chief bride’s maid, so there had to be a slight variation. And she’s wearing white under her jacket

  12. wow

    June 9, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    I’m really happy people are becoming less interested in sex before marriage. sexual immorality has eaten deep into this generation that they rather leave a good man or woman because they cannot wait. Thank God we do have a handful of people who are not controlled by the world’s definition of relationship but stand on God’s definition of relationship. I pray that this story inspires alot of people and hold on to God’s value rather than holding on to the value of the world. I believe if we do the dating period God’s way a lot of marriages won’t be ruined such couples will overcome irrespective of what challenges the marriage faces. Why? because they made christ the foundation of their marriage. SAY NO TO PRE-MARITAL SEX

  13. Lailatu

    June 9, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    @ Egghead,Yes they need to broadcast it so people know its possible to date and be celibate. Beautifu wedding!!!

  14. Angiee

    June 9, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    My people, my people… Congratulations and a happy married life to you both. I love the fact they you both obeyed God’s instruction on celibacy before marriage. Call it whatever you deem fit: pre- marital sex or test riding, truth still remains that sex done outside the confides of marriage is fornication and a sin before God. God will give us the grace to keep to his instructions daily….

  15. Pellz

    June 9, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Well I’m surprised Mr egghead whose comments I’ve always reverred has a bone to pick with these couple’s idea of abstinence before marriage. Actually I believe putting it out all here will go a long way in helping some other peeps who have the same aspirations. This is not the first time a couple is telling us this. Refer to for proof. That said, the bride is beautiful and also this is my first comment on BN after years of enjoying reading comments yay!

  16. Why

    June 9, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Why is that loads of comments on Bella Naija often chastise Pre- marital sex . When we know fully well that 80 Percent of couples indulge in this. Am neutral on this. Nonetheless, comments should allow people express themselves freely . If you believe in abstinience thats great, but there are people who dont do this and that’s the plain truth.
    Thats why there is not even enough awarness on Sexual health for young people. At the end of the day, there are couples who have pre-marital sex and couples who dont and still either all live happily ever after or not . And pls note that I have maximum respect for the religious view of no sex before marriage. But that is not always neccesarily the case & thats all am saying . enough said ! back to work …..

    • Choose ya choice

      June 9, 2016 at 5:39 pm

      I think people express loads of different views here. I’ve definitely seen quite a number of articles and comments on this site that freely discuss and condone premarital sex. But people who don’t believe that it’s right are free to say so as well.
      And I really don’t think people who disagree with premarital sex are saying that if you engage in it, you’re a terrible person and will have a terrible marriage. It’s not the unforgivable sin. And no one is saying that celibacy is some sort of magic potion that prevents all future marital problems. Of course people who have sex before marriage can go on to have a wonderful marriage, and likewise people who abstain can and do experience turbulence in marriage.
      People of faith believe that there are blessings that come with obedience, but it usually goes way beyond that…. people who choose to abstain often do it out of their own strong conviction and faith (commitment to God and His Word), as seen from what Dera said above. If your conviction is different, no one is saying that you must change it. Every choice has consequences, but it really is a free world. Just know what you believe and why.

  17. Aso Oke

    June 9, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    nice concept. the bride maids should have all worn black shoes. The white shoes look a bit out of place

    • madam aso oke

      June 10, 2016 at 8:54 am

      it is her concept her idea……carry your opinion and make your opinion happen on your wedding.
      thank you

  18. Deegirl

    June 11, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    why not..why should we celebrate sex but can’t celebrate this?

  19. Virus

    June 19, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Love the concept. It will have gone even more viral if the grooms men wore gowns.

  20. mawa

    June 30, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    men can talk about banging a woman all the time n its okay? in this world sex has become a bargaining chip. we need to tell our kids n future generations that celibacy is okay. you can put porn on net but you are offended by the word celibacy? pleeeeaaaase!

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