U.K based Businessman and CEO of Rowflex Properties, Olalekan Ajala recently celebrated his 50th birthday in an intimate yet glamorous black and white-themed bash at London’s iconic and prestigious hotel, The Dorchester Park Lane. The property mogul and father of 3 marked the occasion with his beautiful wife Yewande Ajala and his closest family and friends.
BellaNaija Living posted a video of the event, watch the video here and now we’re bringing you the exclusive photos from the fabulous party by Triple T Media. The monochrome theme was dominant everywhere, from the menus on the tables to what the well-dressed guests wore as well. While being serenaded with tunes from the saxophonist of Gary Parkes Music, guests were welcomed with a selection of aperitif and hors d’oeuvres. Soon after, they took their seats and the party began!
Dressed & ready to celebrate!
Decor by Royal Event Decorations at The Dorchester hotel in the Orchid Function Room, with a black and white theme. Lovely four-tier cake by TY Couture Cakes black, black gift bags, black table cloth and white orchids, fabulous!
Guests arrived the Orchid Function room at the grand hotel, surrounded by lovely white orchids which served as great photo props. While being serenaded with tunes from the saxophonist of Gary Parkes Music, guests were welcomed with a selection of aperitif and hors d’oeuvres
Let the Celebration Begin
The MC welcomes everyone and the event is launched with an opening prayer.
Let’s Wine & Dine
Guests were entertained by Samba dancers, moving to electrifying music, encouraging the celebrant and his guests to get on the dance floor.
Second Outfit Change
The celebrant and his wife changed into another outfit that night, wearing ivory and white.
Dessert is Served
While guests enjoyed the delicious desserts, the celebrant’s close friends said a few words about him. His wife Yewande also said a few special words to the love of her life after they cut the birthday cake and they also shared a dance together. Listen to part of her speech in the video here.
Note: The head pastry chef at The Dorchester Hotel actually created/customised the desserts especially for Olalekan’s birthday to match the black and white themed event.
Get Your Dancing Shoes On…
It’s time to party!
Third Outfit Change
The couple changed into another outfit that night. Olalekan in a navy blue tux and Yewande in a gorgeous Swarovski stoned dress by Ijeve Designs.
Venue: The Dorchester | @thedorchester
Grand Decor: Royal Event Decorations | @royal_event_wedding_decor
Cake: TY Couture Cakes | @tycouturecakes
Celebrant: Olalekan & wife, Yewande | @lekanajalaa, @yvajala, #lekanajalaa50th
Olalekan’s Tuxedos: Tom Ford | @tomford | Dolce & Gabbana | @dolcegabbana
All Shoes: Christian Louboutin | @louboutinworld
Yewande’s Makeup: Hadassah Beauty | @thequeenhadassah
Yewande’s 3 Dresses: Ijeve Designs | @ijevedesigns
Yewande’s Hair: Papa Chichi Style | @papachichistyle
Cinematographer: Special Functions | @Specialfunctions
Photography: Shola Usman | @susman_captures, Triple T Media | @tripletmedia
Master Of Ceremonies: A Star Weddings UK | @astarweddingsuk
Music: DJ Ladi | Dj_ladi
Entertainment and Saxophonist: Gary Parkes Music | @gary_parkes_music