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Ink Eze: Dreams Came True at #BBNWonderland 2016! A First Look at Baileys Nigeria & BellaNaija Weddings’ Fabulous Event



BBNWonderland Brides 2016#BBNWonderland was on Saturday October 1, 2016 at The Civic Centre Lagos, and it was breathtaking! Baileys Nigeria & BellaNaija Weddings‘ second edition of WONDERLAND was all about making dreams come true, celebrating the Nigerian creative industry, all while enjoying the luxurious taste of Baileys.

Over 30 brides were treated to an unforgettable experience, starting with an Uber ride from the airport or their homes in Lagos, leading to a slumber party with a buffet and Baileys moments on Friday night. Click here and here to see the fun and laid back time with Betty Irabor of Genevieve Magazine, Kehinde Thomas of Kots Catering and the team.

On Saturday, which also happened to be a day of national celebration – Independence Day, the brides got their makeup and hair done by the BM|Pro team at Intercontinental Hotel, styled with the tiaras in the glorious invitation box designed with love by Parchment by Dami.

The brides made a music video by WHPH Media, which we will share soon of course 🙂 and took official portraits together by Atunbi Photography and Tamo Images while toasting to a fabulous time ahead. Official video coverage from Lanre Esho Films also captured all the amazing moments.

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While they were changing into their Glam and Gorgeous dresses, they had NO IDEA what was in store for them at the venue. IT. WAS. SPECTACULAR.

The team was on hand to accompany the ladies from hotel to venue, where the magic was about to happen.

Ready! With 2 of the beautiful #BBNWonderland Brides ?????

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All we see is glam on our red carpet! #bbnwonderland

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Here’s the fabulous decor by The Wedding Guru

While guests were enjoying creative Nigerian canapes by Tash Bistro, and Baileys cocktails crafted by Eventi Cocktails downstairs, the Civic Center hall was partitioned into two separate experiences, all influenced by the dreaminess of BellaNaija Weddings and the rich smooth taste of Baileys.

The event was planned by Gozie Coker of Coker Creative and her team for the 2nd year in a row, who made sure it all came together smoothly.

The white and gold portion, for the main event seated 100 guests, with the brides on royal chairs by Magna Events, while the rest of the guests were on round gold rimmed chairs from Chestnut Rentals.

Feast your eyes on the lovely decor at #bbnwonderland by @theweddingguruu ???

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Zoom in on the gold menu cards also designed by Parchment by Dami !

The gold cutlery was by Gigs while the DELICIOUS food was specially prepared by Kots Catering, with Baileys desserts by SALT.img_0610.jpg

The black and gold soiree had a black carpet, and a ceiling filled with gold balloons by Misorge, a dessert table with a chocolate fountain, macaroons and more from Sokolad and sweets from Andies Candies.

Welcome to the Afterparty of BBN Wonderland….#BBNWONDERLAND..balloons by misorge. #wedmallevents

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The piece de resistance was a yummy Baileys-infused black and gold cake crafted by legendary Cakes by Tosan, we will share professional photos soon!

The brides and guests were serenaded by Tuke Morgan and her band, then it was time to go up!

The first surprise was revealed … Basketmouth as this year’s host! He was dapper, funny and guided the ladies through games, and guests through the hitch-free day.

Our MC @basketmouth giving opening remarks for the #bbnwonderland event @baileysnigeria

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DJ Obi was on the decks and had the crowd moving.

The fab gifts for the games were special #BNbling nail lacquer sets by Nigerian brand Amali Cosmetics, a Mr & Mrs set from The Gift Source, 20 spa boxes from The Gift Haven, glamorous headpieces, clutch, necklace sets Le Reve Pieces, a box of treats from The Lekki Gift Company and travel-size Baileys bottles.

In the Independence Day spirit, the games included reciting the national pledge and singing the anthem.

Our #bbnwonderland bride singing the national anthem for Independence Day! ?? @baileysnigeria

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There was also musical chairs, and many more – then Basketmouth upped the ante by offering free wedding MC services if the brides could successfully imitate a Nigerian comedian.

Bride Chizzy killed it as Nkechi (Nedu’s alter ego) –

The thunder ? she just won Basketmouth hosting her wedding ??? by impersonating Nkechi @nedu_wazobiafm #BBNWonderland

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Then it was time for the celeb newlyweds – both OAP Toolz and style influencer and blogger Noble Igwe got married in the past year, and had great advice regarding big families, budgeting and more.

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? #bbnwonderland #style #stylevitae #lifestyle #mensfashion

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Next up was the ‘Ask the Experts’ session, where Deola of 2706 Events, Mosun of IPC Events and Kunle of Klala Photography & Films shared their expertise around picking a planner and more.

We are here at BBNWONDERLAND!!! ??? #baileysnigeria #bbnwonderland @michlagos

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It’s finally going down! Baileys Bellanaija Wonderland 2016 . Gorgeous Mosun @ipcevents Pretty Toyin @eventecture . Guest speakers! #BBNWonderland

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It was time for a HUGE surprise – due to popular demand last year, we added a celebrity couple session with mega star Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Captain Matthew Ekeinde, married for over 20 years!!!

The accomplished actress and star pilot went VERY real when talking about getting married young, balancing career and home, while keeping it sizzling hot. Guests and brides were applauding and hollering for more, but we had to see them go after over 20 minutes of unadulterated advice!

Capt. Matthew Ekeinde, Uche Pedro, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Bode Pedro

Capt. Matthew Ekeinde, Uche Pedro, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Bode Pedro

The Celeb Couple and the BBN Team! Adenike Adebola, Capt. Matthew Ekeinde, Ink Eze, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Ufuoma Udjoh, Uche Pedro

The Celeb Couple and the BBN Team! Portfolio director – Spirits Guinness Nigeria – Adenike Adebola, Capt. Matthew Ekeinde, Ink Eze, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Baileys Brand Manager – Ufuoma Udjoh, BellaNaija Founder CEO – Uche Pedro

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Next up was a speech from Banke Meshida-Lawal of BM|Pro about hair and beauty for the big day.

#bellanaijaweddings #bbnwonderland ❤️ looking forward to a great evening? @obiancouture ?

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A live scene was painted by Pencils n Brushes

While having a time of our lives, let’s appreciate @pnbartworks for this lovely piece #bbnwonderland @baileysnigeria

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The grand prizes were given, the 9 lucky brides were chosen by raffle draw – there were 9 fabulous gifts in total !

  • a Baileys bar for any wedding event
  • a honeymoon from South Africa Tourism (SAT)
  • a wedding ring set worth up to N850,000 from Rings & Bands NG
  • a wedding dress by Love, Tims
  • a wedding photography and cinematography package from Klala Photography and Films
  • a wedding cake worth up to N500,000 from Cakes by Tosan
  • a traditional jewelry set from Lush Jewels
  • two bridal fabrics from B & E Fabrics

Every bride was a winner, they all got a luxury bag from Lancôme including the La Vie est Belle perfume, mascara, lipstick and many more, plus a gold box you can see below! 

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Next up was a thrilling live performance from Flavour and his band and they killed it! The set was over 40 minutes long with hits from Ada Ada to Obianuju, from Gollibe to Chinny Baby, with special effects like gold and white confetti and fog by Eventecture.

Flavour in the building!!!????????#bbnwonderland @baileysnigeria

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??????Our #bbnwonderland brides aint here to play…so much joy!!!its [email protected]

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After the show was the after party! With yummy small chops, food by Grind Grill Cafe, cake was served, as well treats like cupcakes and more on the dessert table.

After party loading! #bbnwonderland

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Every bride was a winner with must-have essentials – here’s an array of what each bride got in her gold Wonderland box made by The Wedding Store.

Weekend like a movie ??? Unboxing some of the goodies I got at #BBNWonderland ? A huge cheers to all the vendors that helped make my #BBNWonderland dreams come true Beautiful bridal tiara and earrings from @lerevepieces ? The Essential Bridal Handbook from @funkebucknor @zapphaire_events (VERY ESSENTIAL) Super gorgeous nail polish from @amalicosmetics Perfume and cosmetics from @lancomeofficial Beautiful statement invitation box from @parchmentbydami (Y’all needed to have seen the menus though ?) Wedding planning & decoration voucher from @theweddinguruu My special Wonderland throw pillow from @homeadvantageng Wedding mix from @djobiajent Baileys Gourmet Chin Chin prepared just for #BBNWonderland by @cupcakecouturelagos Wedding Dress from @lovetims Special Wedding mug and Robe from @thegiftsource @Puma Fenty Slippers Ofcourse, a bottle of Baileys @baileysnigeria And many many more! Thank you all so much To the friends I made at #BBNWonderland as well, thank you for making my dream come true #MyBSquad y’all know I definitely couldn’t have done this without you right? Y’all went hard for me. Thank you so much. @baileysnigeria @bellanaijaweddings what more can I say? You already know how I feel! Thank you so much ? Now, to go spend quality time with my Captain @capt_sparks who I have missed so so much ☺ Let’s get this fairytale started #TheQueenAndTheCaptain

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There was also a voucher for 50% off wedding planning and 30% off decor from The Wedding Guru, robe from Prestige Hospitality, wine stopper from Swish Ideas.

That’s it, BN fam! Another fabulous edition of #BBNWonderland. 

A heartfelt thanks to Baileys Nigeria first and foremost for making this dream into reality, all the partners and of course, you reading this right now.


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

Official photos and video coming your way soon!

Ink Eze is the Founder of, a platform for sharing African traditional styles. She Modern Culture and Media at the Ivy League Brown University. She honed her skills in advertising and digital media at one of America’s leading tech companies in marketing. She became BellaNaija Weddings editor in 2013, and Assistant Editor of BellaNaija, heading the lifestyle section - Style, Beauty and Living until January 2017. Under her leadership, BN Weddings gained international prominence and became Africa’s foremost wedding media brand with millions of followers across several platforms and coverage on BuzzFeed, BBC & more. #AsoEbiBella became’s top feature, with over 1.8 million followers on Instagram. She conceived of BBN Wonderland, Nigeria’s top bridal event since 2015 with Baileys Nigeria. Now she spends her time on AsoEbiBella, and has executed marketing campaigns with local and international brands including HP Nigeria, Orijin and Sunlight Detergent. and sharing her insights with the world. For more Ink, join her on @Ink.Eze | @AsoEbiBella


  1. Adanna

    October 3, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Wow! Omosexy was there??? Wow! Wow!! Wow!!! Lucky brides… My God she’s So beautifullllll

  2. Tracey

    October 3, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    All I see is the beautiful omotola


    October 3, 2016 at 8:41 pm


  4. Baby gurl

    October 3, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Beautiful event! Ink Eze is simply amazing.

  5. Hopeful Girl

    October 3, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Choi, my Boo should just propose so I can attend #BBNWonderland next year o!!!
    Ink, you look gorgeous!!
    This looks like such a Fun Event!!!
    See correct packaging, correct goody box, correct everything.
    Soooo glad to see my favourite Blogger Tuke Morgan here, such a talented young lady.
    Saxophonist + Lifestyle Blogger + Food Photographer = Triple Whammy!!!
    Well Done Bella Naija & Baileys, you made the dreams of sooooo many young girls come true and I cannot wait till it’s my turn, IJN I get picked.
    Omotola & Toolz forever looking sweet, proof that you can be curvy and cute, Rock on Ladies!!!

  6. nice

    October 3, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Uche Pedro looking good! Yummy mummy

  7. ATL's finest

    October 3, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    BN can I be one of the brides too? ??????.. Congratulations to all these cuties.. Omosexy is looking fab & so is Uche Pedro.. I can’t wait for them to start featuring all these weddings on BN.

  8. El-day

    October 3, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Happy for them! I don’t know the criteria for choosing the brides tho. I had over 7 friends that put in for bbnwonderland and dint get chosen (including me). We still haven’t received our complimentary baileys too???

    • Rolly

      October 4, 2016 at 5:46 pm

      Crazy. I thought it was easy to get into seeing as I knew 5 of the brides lol
      Lovely event!

  9. Boo!

    October 3, 2016 at 9:50 pm


  10. Mo

    October 3, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Beautiful!! Loving the attention to detail and obvious hard work that went into making this a memorable event for the brides. Shout out to everyone involved in this event.

  11. Cece

    October 4, 2016 at 12:24 am

    Wow! Lovely to see you put a smile on people’s faces. You should secretly invite the grooms
    as surprise guests next time or maybe as a once in a while kind of thing. Just do your homework and you will figure out who they are.

    • Ellena

      October 4, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      Great idea ?

  12. sylvia

    October 4, 2016 at 4:46 am

    This is beautiful. .

  13. LoveweddingsNG

    October 4, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Well Domenic BN!!! Fabulous event,

  14. Enny

    October 4, 2016 at 9:09 am

    i applied but didn’t get an invite, was so optimistic that i will part of it……….God knows best.

  15. MIA

    October 4, 2016 at 10:22 am

    It was really a dream come true…. Thank you team BellaNaija. Thank you team Baileys Nigeria. S/O to My new BSquad..

  16. Nkiru A

    October 4, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Ify. Baby,i see you. I see your smile. I see us

  17. Halle

    October 4, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    BellaNaija and Baileys! Extremely Lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Now I want to get married next year…. not boo yet
    But coz I want to be in this party…. hahahaha

  18. TEMTEM

    October 4, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    I don’t know the criteria for choosing the brides thou. I had 2 friends that put in for bbnwonderland and dint get chosen (including me). i still haven’t received my complimentary baileys too???. congrats to them

  19. Nnamdi

    October 4, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Omotola is one beautiful yoruba woman damn!

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