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Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM27640Nigerian Eloho and American Bradley met thanks to the covert matchmaking skills of their mutual friend.

The bride is an internal medicine physician while her Mister is a mechanical engineering PhD Candidate. Three years ago their love story began at a friend Dionne‘s house. Dionne invited Eloho to a game-watch party – the Eastern Conference finals – Heat vs. Pacers on May 26th, 2013, with friends that she met while at Michigan including Bradley, Lilian & Jared.

In the time at Dionne’s house, Bradley was arguing with his lab mate about the game, and barely interacted with anyone else.

Little did they know their host had other ideas that they would make each other’s better half, so she put in their names and numbers in each other’s phones, and let the magic happen from there. Eloho shares,

Bradley texted me that night to say how great it was to meet me, we eventually went on our first date to brunch at Meat and Potatoes and we’ve been together ever since!

The Proposal followed a year and three months after on October 26, 2014. Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM38598Eloho dishes on the ‘hangry’ day that turned into a perfect one –

Friends of ours had invited us out on a double date. Little did I know, Bradley had planned this for months, and secretly invited my best friends and family to Pittsburgh. The night before, we attended a medical gala and went out clubbing afterwards with a group of friends, naturally I was HANGRY (hungry + angry) the morning of and anxious to get to brunch. As we headed out, I noticed Bradley was taking an unusually long route and got annoyed as I was starving! We rode up the historic the Duquesne Incline up to Mount Washington. It was a beautiful sunny day, with a slight chill in the air. As we walked over to the look out to meet our friends, I noticed my dad as he turned around… in shock, I ran up to him, and started noticing familiar faces amongst the sightseers… In that moment I knew!

I turned around and saw Bradley standing in the center of the overlook, walked over, he got down on his good knee….

I still have no idea what he said! I was trembling, he pulled out the perfect round solitaire ring on a knife edge yellow gold band, and I stuck out my right hand, he placed the ring on my finger and the crowd shouted “No, its the left!”

We had an engagement brunch at Altuis immediately after… I couldn’t eat a thing despite my ‘hanger’ from earlier.

It was perfect.

Advice from the Couple

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  1. We attended a series of pre-marriage counseling sessions with our priest which was absolutely amazing! You should too. It gave us context to understand some of our differences and to discuss them in a safe space.
  2. Oh, get a wedding planner!!!

Wedding Highlights

  • Our priest totally surprised us and sang John Legend‘s “All of Me” during the service.
  • Another really cute moment was when the ring-bearer handed the ring pillow to Bradley and sprinted down the aisle to the back of the church.

Here’s their beautiful wedding which celebrated Eloho’s Urhobo and Yoruba roots and marked the beginning of their eternity as B and E – their #BEternity – captured by Alakija Studios.

White Wedding

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“The white wedding reception was celebrated in an old southern antebellum mansion with large white pillars and ornate fixtures with floor to ceiling windows and lots of natural light.

We wanted the atmosphere to be intimate (despite our 250 guests) Therefore we opted to keep the decor classic and warm with rose pink.”

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Traditional Wedding

“For the traditional engagement, we had features of Urhobo and Yoruba traditions from Nigeria. Eloho’s mother is Yoruba and her father is Urhobo, so we wanted features from both cultures.

The theme for the traditional wedding was simple elegance, we chose to use lights as our main form of decor with lighting from the ceiling, candles and mirrors along with the flowers as centerpieces.

The first outfit was the Urhobo George wrapper and cord lace. The wrapper was a silvery lilac with gold embroidery and our tops were made of a blue cord lace with flowery patterns.

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The groom sported a cane with a bronze eagle head (and a hidden dagger! – extra surprise we were unaware of when we purchased it!), and a contemporary black wool felt top hat instead of a more traditional bowler hat. He complimented this with gold tassel loafers and coral beads.Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_IMG_7780 Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_1ME_5875 Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_1ME_5839 Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_1ME_5905 Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_1ME_5914 Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_1ME_5842 Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_IMG_7903 Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_IMG_7915 Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_1ME_6026 Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_IMG_7894Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_IMG_7831Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_IMG_7824Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM20715Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM34903Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM35942Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM36069Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM36088Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM34545Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM21281Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM21349Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM34838Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM34835Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM34645Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM34663Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_1ME_6704Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM36013Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM36127Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM36301Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_1ME_6395Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM35163Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM35813Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM21505Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_1ME_6612Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_IMG_8081Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM35243Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM35340Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM35313Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM35392Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM35512Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM35490Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_1ME_6362Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM35194Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM35637Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM35462Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_1ME_6599Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_1ME_6637Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM35773Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM35782Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM35752Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM35758Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM21542Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM21546Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_1ME_6720Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM36387Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM36392Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM20702Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM36094Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM36114Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM36190Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM36135Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM21594Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM21713For our Yoruba themed outfit, we wore a custom made hand woven aso oke in gold and champagne, with pearl and rhinestone embellishments. These were complimented by glittery gold  pumps, a chunky gold jewelry, coral beads and a pink gold crystal clutch with a gold heart clasp. The groom accessorized with black velvet slippers with a gold cap toe and coral beads.”Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM21758Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM21760Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM21784Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM36367Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM36416Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM36376Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM36378 (1)Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM36349Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM36325Eloho and Brad_Alakija Studios Wedding_BellaNaija Weddings 2016__CM36296

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Photography: Alakija Studios | @alakijastudios | email: [email protected] | website: www.alakija.com

Wedding Info – Dates | Venues | Colours
Traditional Engagement Ceremony: April 15th, 2016 | The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Centre, Lexington, Kentucky, USA | Purple and Grey
White Wedding: April 16th, 2016
Wedding Ceremony: St. Peter Catholic Church, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Reception: The Carrick House, Lexington, Kentucky, USA | Rose Pink, Gold and Navy Blue

Wedding Attire
Wedding Dress: Allure Couture – Style C348
Bride’s Shoes (White): Jimmy Choo Abel Glitter Pump
Bride’s Shoes (Trad): Badgley Mischka & Jimmy Choo
Bride’s Clutch (Trad): Diane von Furstenberg
Bride’s Makeup (Trad & White): Omonigho Ufomata | @faarifaces
Bride’s Hair (White): Yasmeen Thompson | @yasmeen_t_stylist
Gele (Traditional): Segun | @segungele
Bride’s Bouquet: Bonnie at Stems LLC
Groom’s Suit: Black Lapel
Groomsmen: Black modern fit Joseph Abboud tuxedos from Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaids: Floor-length Dessy dresses in suede rose, and the maids of honor in blush. They each got to choose their styles.

Vendors
Wedding Planner & Decor: LexEffect – Hannah Scweppe
Food and Drinks: Provided by Venues
Favors: DIY
Traditional Cake: Flat white cake with kola nut, bowler hat and coral beads by Mondelli’s Bake Shop
White Wedding Cake: 4 tall tier cake with pearl shimmer, alternating gold pearls and gold bands, topped with fresh flowers by Tinkers Cake Shop

45 Comments

  1. worthyhub

    August 3, 2016 at 6:10 am

    Wow! I want to marry an American guy too. How do i achieve that?
    Ok. By focusing on education, graduate with good grades and socializing with great people.
    CONGRATULATIONS to the LOVE BIRDS!!!

    • Jade edo babe

      August 3, 2016 at 1:27 pm

      I love every thing about this wedding. I love when Africans and black AMericans marry bcos it makes me feel like we are better united than divided.
      Look at the smiles on the faces of the guests, they definitely had fun. Beautiful couple. They both looked fab in their traditional wear. The groom’s mom is pretty and i love her headtie.

    • Amaa

      August 3, 2016 at 2:54 pm

      Beutiful bride solid calm guy .
      A friend of mine saw this picture and said thi and I quote “this is the kind of Akata you bring home and your parents will not raise an eyebrow Ph.D. And all” I laughed and told her the word Akata is derogatory and she say no it’s like saying Naija . So please BNers is this word Akata derogatory

  2. osaretin

    August 3, 2016 at 6:18 am

    So beautiful

  3. Delta geh

    August 3, 2016 at 6:52 am

    There is hope oo! So George can look good like this? I have been unimpressed in the past with the George trads I had seen but this is great!

  4. Seyi

    August 3, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Just beautiful!!

  5. ACE

    August 3, 2016 at 8:00 am

    HML!

    • Hotdoctor

      August 3, 2016 at 9:51 am

      All I see from the white wedding photos is a beautiful bride, lovely bridesmaids with extremely natural makeup! No “over- contouring” to the point where the bride is totally unrecognizable on her wedding day.

  6. Anon

    August 3, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Happy married life. Multiculturalism at its best.

  7. Bee

    August 3, 2016 at 8:22 am

    omg their laugh is soo contagious, happy people. Everyone smiling and laughing hard. God bless your union

  8. Toluwalope

    August 3, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Wow!

  9. Great Lady

    August 3, 2016 at 9:14 am

    OMG I just love this wedding. Alakija is just the best,great photography, beautiful love story,excellent display of culture. All the best guys.
    Memoirsofagreatlady.com

  10. OmaOma

    August 3, 2016 at 9:29 am

    “The white wedding reception was celebrated in an old southern antebellum mansion with large white pillars and ornate fixtures with floor to ceiling windows and lots of natural light”, all these English just to describe the reception venue…….I need to brush up on my vocabulary????

  11. OmaOma

    August 3, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Alakija is amazing! !!

  12. Prince

    August 3, 2016 at 10:15 am

    This photographer is damn amazing. I had to see all the pics and they’re fabulous.
    Congratulations Eloho&Bradley. Beautiful2geda

  13. Mayborn

    August 3, 2016 at 10:33 am

    one word = BEAUTIFUL

  14. TEETEE

    August 3, 2016 at 10:57 am

    any single guy among d friend’s of d groom

  15. MYGOD

    August 3, 2016 at 11:02 am

    lovely.Baba God just a reminder give me my own abeg!! I don hold body taya how I for do again? when my time go reach?

  16. Sharon Ifeoma

    August 3, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Beautiful people ….. Happy married life

  17. beauty

    August 3, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Nawa oh, “which one is any single guy among the friends of the groom” nor “Wow! I want to marry an American guy too. How do i achieve that?
    Ok. By focusing on education, graduate with good grades and socializing with great people” Too desperate ladies here abeg. Just wish them happy married life, appreciate the optics and run along! Congratulations lovelies, God’s blessings forever.

    • Beeeee

      August 3, 2016 at 3:59 pm

      Desperate ladies kwa…abeg it’s not that serious,….I am sure they were just making light jokes….what’s with the insult?

  18. Noms

    August 3, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Singing R.Kelly’s “happy people”
    Had a wide smile all through…melanin overdose…me lykkkkee
    May your home be blessed @Eloho and Bradley .

  19. beaut

    August 3, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Gosh! So much LAUGHTER!!! Im in love 🙂

  20. Zeeebby

    August 3, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    smiles everywhere…. so beautiful.

  21. Vanny

    August 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Gorgeous. Can’t wait for my day…….?

  22. teesha

    August 3, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    The pictures are so fine. Damn!

  23. Su

    August 3, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    I love weddings done in America. The dancing, celebration that’s what I want. Get on the dance floor and boogie, I think we talk too much in weddings here and between trying to get jolof rice time would have been far gone.. I pray I am able to achieve the dancing and fun here regardless

    • shield

      August 8, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      Abi oh. I think you can control the talking sha with a firm but polite MC and stressing over and over to the chairman of the reception and any other pastors that will speak that you and le boo/le wifey want short talks/speeches. Also, make sure to get a caterer with many ushers. Few ushers delays food getting to people, then they become noisy and start getting up to help themselves. Wedding becomes rowdy.

  24. Todds

    August 3, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    The dance moves is so cool. May your joy knows no bound in Jesus name. I’m as tall as this dude & in the quest of finding my bride 🙂 Where she dey self, person don pray, open eyes during church service and she dey somewhere now praying & praying 🙂

    • Tai omo yoruba nimi

      August 3, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      Hey @todds what kind of woman do you like? I’m a christian, tall too and still searching for my own . You can drop me your email and we can chat from there

    • ATL's finest

      August 3, 2016 at 11:29 pm

      I LOVE your moves ???No time for silly jokes.. U GO girl :)..

      Congrats to the couple & I didn’t want the pictures to be OVER. Too many Hot ladies & Gents everywhere ??

    • aj

      August 4, 2016 at 1:04 am

      damn a bella naija love story in the making. Good luck to both of you!

      To Eloho and Bradley! Happy married life… God bless you both.

    • Ch

      August 8, 2016 at 2:07 pm

      @Tai, no dulling, u didn’t even waste time at all.

  25. Wow

    August 3, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    This is so beautiful… so much pure JOY in the pictures. God bless their marriage.

  26. x=factor

    August 3, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Beautiful!!! congratulations!!!

  27. nonnie

    August 3, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    my kind of love…wedding…fun…so real. i almost feel like saying “i love you guys”…God bless your home some more. great friends and fam too.

  28. Mara

    August 3, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Loving the bride’s outfits – classy and elegant. And she is so pretty – beautiful eyes and flawless chocolate skin. Her hubby is good-looking as well, they look great together. Most importantly, they look happy and blissfully in love. And lovely to see them celebrating with their friends and family… talk about moments to treasure! Beautiful pictures – Alakija always does a great job.

  29. Ktemi

    August 3, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Beautiful and natural bride. I used to wonder what I like in Alakija but damn! He is good- brought d pix to life. U can just see d natural n effortless love.
    God bless their marriage

  30. Juliet

    August 4, 2016 at 10:46 am

    This is Beautiful

  31. Tyra

    August 5, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Alakija Dammmnn you are too good in your job! Although I love the work of some of your colleagues (Okoro, big studio, Akintayotimi etc…) but you are the best nigerian photographer! Point blank period! Look at this play of colour and light, just amazing! Superb wedding full of joy and happiness! God bless their marriage and home!

  32. purplieciousbabe

    August 7, 2016 at 12:07 am

    Smiled through….
    The photographer tells a story with the images.
    I love their ‘love’x

  33. lulu

    August 7, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    OMG you can tell that everyone genuinely had fun at this wedding! i smiled through all the pictures and almost wanted to start dancing lol, love it

  34. Ch

    August 8, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    One word….beautiful

  35. Eloho

    September 10, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Thank you all for all the kind words! Bradley and I are so blessed.

    Also, can you say Jide Alakija took the most amazing photos!!!! I get so happy just seeing them again. He was excellent, he even knew how to manage all the aunties and uncles while being such a creative genius and a true photographer! Its amazing how he captured all the memories without being obstructive, these are mostly candid shots!

  36. Eloho

    September 10, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    So greatful to Bellanaija for the feature!!!!! #weddinggoals #biggestfan

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