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Italian Love meets Nigerian Culture at Luca & Irene’s Elegant All White Beach Wedding | Rare Magic Gallery Photography



Here is the love story of an Edo Bride Irene Adams and her Italian beau; Luca Tomasi. During an evening out with a friend, Irene missed a step and tripped but luckily for her, Luca stepped in and broke her fall. This would be the first of many times he would save her.

Despite being from different races and cultures, their love only waxed stronger with each passing day. After proposing to Irene, Luca agreed to come all the way to Nigeria for all the marriage rites! Now that’s commitment.

Big congratulations to the couple with love from BellaNaija Weddings!

The Love Story

from the bride, Irene:
I walked into the club in Italy with my friend all dressed up in heels. I missed a step as I stumbled upon something and was about to fall when suddenly someone held me, saved me. I looked up and it was him. My white knight!
That’s how we met.
Our relationship started like a joke, we were just friends, he didn’t even ask me out directly. The whole love thing just happened naturally, and just like that, we’ve been together for over 5years.

The Proposal
from Irene:
He took me out on a date, just a normal date like we usually have. I had no idea he’s planning to propose. We were having so much fun at a lounge in Italy and he suddenly knelt and proposed to me.

I didn’t even hesitate, in fact, I said yes before he finished the proposal…lol. I asked if he was ready to come to Nigeria to meet my family and fulfill traditional marital rites, he gladly agreed. He’s too sweet.

I’m a Benin lady and he’s Italian, despite that our love has never shaken, in fact, I speak his language fluently now so it’s perfect. He’s all I want, he’s my one and only, I’m grateful to God for bringing him to my life.

∼ Photography:  Rare Magic Gallery

The White Wedding

The Traditional Wedding 


Photography: Rare Magic Gallery | @raremagic_gallery
Makeup: Vivi Crystal Makeover | @vivicrystalmakeover
Venue: Atican Beach Resort, Lekki


  1. Adunnie

    February 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    That little girl is the definition of adorable…my lawd???.. Such a beautiful child..
    God bless your marriage Luca and Irene

  2. Noms

    February 13, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Beautiful…destination wedding

    • jiji

      February 13, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      How is it a destination wedding when the wedding was at lekki beach in Nigeria?

  3. Sultana

    February 13, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    She didn’t go and waste resources in Italy at all. The girl with coloured hair and little cute girl might also be her daughters. Very cute! Just do your due diligence before committing, there’s an investigation into a polish /Nigerian marriage that is going on now….Just be wise.

  4. Gbogbo Bigz Girlz

    February 13, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Edo women, Italian men have a thing for each other.

    • Jade edo babe

      February 13, 2017 at 7:44 pm

      Well, the high number of Edo/Benin girls who go to Italy for opportunities but end in prostitution. Not saying this is the case. But two of my distant cousins are married to older Italian men.
      Cute couple. I like to see older couples because it’s not the end of the world when you don’t find true love in early years.

  5. Tilda

    February 13, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    I like the simplicity of the beach setting for a wedding. Really nice

  6. x-factor

    February 13, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Dear BN Kindly correct the first sentence, Edo Bride NOT Bribe
    Well done!

  7. Manny

    February 13, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    He looks good in the buba and sokoto

  8. Frank teacher

    February 13, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    I smell rat…
    Anyone else smell it?

    • Tres Chic

      February 14, 2017 at 4:57 am

      No we don’t smell it,it looks like the rat in your house is what you are smelling.

    • Jaygirl

      February 14, 2017 at 5:16 am

      It’s your upper lip that is stinking. Shallow brain.

    • Patricia Kayden

      February 15, 2017 at 12:18 am

      No. Something is wrong with your nose.

  9. Abiola

    February 14, 2017 at 6:47 am

    This is so beautiful! May God bless your marriage.

  10. Purplegirl

    February 14, 2017 at 8:49 am

    I love it!!!! So beautiful and simple.

  11. Dee one

    February 23, 2017 at 4:20 am

    Their daughter is so cute…. Plus I want her hair

  12. Osasodia1

    May 31, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Wishing you the very best in marriage. May the ever abiding light of God never goes down in your home, amen.

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