Monday, 15 December 2014

WNS: From BBM Chat to the aisle, Simi & Ayo's Proposal, Introduction & Pre Wedding Story & Pictures

Name of the Bride-to-be: Simisola Onanusi
Name of the Groom-to-be: Ayokunle Odeleye

How they met - By the Groom-to-be
September 5, 2010 - It was just another day, after all the hustle and bustle of Lagos. I decided to spend the rest of the day on my Blackberry and its numerous social media platforms. I was going through my contacts' updates when Chidinma (a mutual friend) put Simi's picture on her display picture (dp). I liked the way she looked (cute, but a bit tomboyish), and I decided to give it a shot.

Chidinma initially refused to hook me up and said I was bad news for the innocent gorl. Eventually, she gave in, asked Simi if she could give me her pin (and she agreed nonchalantly). I buzzed her and we started chatting. We talked about everything including football, she's a Man Utd fan while I gun people down for a living (i am an Arsenal fan), we exchanged ideas and pictures. She was too real and that is a major turn on for me (no photoshop things). I couldn't stop calling and pinging her (she was serving in Katsina while I was in Lagos).

Simi came back to Lagos after her service year (1 month after we started chatting). I offered to pick her up from the airport. She politely refused and asked me to come see her later at her friend's (Isioma) house in GRA (wise move, considering the many cases of kidnappers at that time).

I put on a fresh Polo shirt and combed my afro for like 30minutes (lol). It worked. As soon as I got out of the car, she and her friend smiled like I had known them for ages (fine boy). Anywayz, we were both happy to see each other and we hit it off immediately. After a couple of days, I asked her to be my "girlie o". The rest they say is history.

She makes me click all the time. She's completely amazing. She's the kinda girl that your friends see as "one of the guys", and they are comfortable when she's around. She's gorgeous and prayerful. Her food keeps me asking for more (I am definitely getting fat, lol) even though you have to be in the kitchen helping out (always). Our arguments are always constructive and short. We end all our quarrels on the same day. Amongst everything and the ones I didn't mention, she's my best friend and I am glad I glanced at Chee gal's dp for more than a second. I love my baby (Simone) and I will always love her, no matter what. Simi's the one for Yokee.

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Thursday, 13 November 2014

WNS: Best friends in Love - Tola and Niyi's Traditional video

According to Olu 'Traditional weddings are very colourful and elegant. Today I want to share Tola and Niyi's beautiful wedding. The bride and groom were full of smiles and all their guests has fun. I am sharing some of my favourite shots from the wedding with you. Enjoy.'

Check out the couple's pre-wedding video and pictures here.

Weddings N Style wish the couple all the best…

Credits

Produced by Olu Adewunmi | LynksDrivers.com
Music Credit: OLOLUFE by Phunmie
Wedding Planner - FTK | ftkkonect.com

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

WNS Interview: Mix your way into a new life with Elles Icebox

Pina Colada
Weddings N Style is featuring another interview series. Today we are showcasing the creative mixologist - Chizoba.
 
Enjoy more of her lovely creations and the interesting interview below.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

WNS: Teenage Lovers become 1: Kelechi and Obinna's Traditional Wedding Pictures

Check out Kelechi & Obinna's story and pre-wedding pictures here. Their Traditional wedding was full of fun and color. Enjoy the pictures below...

Friday, 3 October 2014

WNS: Love built on God - Funto and Kyle's Wedding Video

According to Olu 'Funto met Kyle in church and a relationship blossomed afterwards. Their faith in God is the bond of their relationship and their wedding exuded their love for one another and most importantly, their love for God. Funto and Kyle are very nice, friendly and down to earth and I want to wish them a happy married life and may God continually bless them in all their endeavors (Amen)'.

Check out their pre-wedding pictures and video here.

Weddings N Style wish them the very best as they start this journey...

Credits
Produced by Olu Adewunmi | LynksDrivers.com
Music : Love Song - Heather C for LynksDrivers Productions
Wedding Coordinator: Labor of Love Events | Adetola Adegboye Popoola / laboroflovemanagement.com
Decor: Garden-Of Eden-International

WNS: Teenage Lovers become 1: Kelechi and Obinna's Pre-wedding Pictures




Full name of Bride: Kelechi Tonye Iheanacho
Full name of Groom: Obinna Emeka Okeke

Kelechi and Obinna met as teenagers through Kelechi's elder brother who is Obinna's friend. The groom proposed at the beach on Kelechi's birthday. Kelechi calls her 'Sweet' while she calls him 'Sweetness'.

For Kelechi - Obinna is caring and has a good heart.
For Obinna - Kelechi is always open minded, supportive in prayers and God fearing.

Weddings N Style wish the couple all the best...

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Thursday, 2 October 2014

WNS: Dupe's surprise bridal shower

How I planned her Surprise Bridal Shower - Tokunbo Kassim

I live in Scotland so planning a bridal shower virtually which was to take place in Lagos was not an easy task.

I started by creating a group on BBM and when we both traveled to New York to buy her wedding dress and all, I sneaked into her phone and copied pins of her friends and added them. Also, got help from her close friend (Jumoke Lawal) as Dupe likes to save people's names with nicknames so it was hard to tell who is male or female. The group got interactive and then when I got back to Scotland,  I got all the bridal balloons, banners, sachets and decorations for the venue. 

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Monday, 29 September 2014

WNS: Soulmates for 10years to Bride & Groom - Dupe & Femi's Pre-Wedding pictures #FEMDU2014

 Full name of the Bride: Dupe Kassim
Full name of the Groom: Femi Ode (Hunter)

Check out their amazing story here

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Guest Post: How to choose a Flower girl dress



Grooming a flower girl for a wedding ceremony represents a sweet but quite demanding task. The role of flower girls is really solemn and charming and they usually look that way on the wedding day, but the rocky road to such an outcome is full of bumps and unexpected traps.
The role of a flower girl is walking in front of the bride and throwing petals of flowers down the aisle, as a sort of symbolical path for the bride and her about-to-be act of steeping into the marriage. Since this girl scatters flower (or parts of it), she is called the flower girl. While this custom is really adorable, the process of choosing and dressing up a flower girl is not that easy. 

“Here Comes the Bride”
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Friday, 26 September 2014

WNS: Soulmates for 10years to Bride & Groom - Dupe & Femi's Introduction pictures #FEMDU2014

Full name of the Bride: Dupe Kassim
Full name of the Groom: Femi Ode

How they met - From the Bride
Well, we attended the same School in 2004 but we were just what they call ‘hi-hi’ friends as I was also friends with his friends. Then we had a long random chat at some night party back then in school which was really weird as we had never chatted much prior to that party and then he ended the chat with, ‘Something tells me you are my Soul Mate’ and I just laughed and called him Joker. I changed schools shortly, like 2months after the party. 

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Thursday, 25 September 2014

WNS: From University to the altar...Eromon & Kelechi's White Wedding Pictures

Read the couple's story here and see their Traditional Weddings Pictures here. Enjoy their white wedding pictures which at St Peters Catholic Church, ugbor, Benin City on May 17, 2014.

Weddings N Style wish the couple all the best in married life...

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Thursday, 11 September 2014

WNS: Hello Brides!!! Don't miss the Wedding House party in Lagos for Discounts & Many More...

Halo Brides-to-be or Girlfriends getting engaged soon...you certainly don't want to miss this opportunity to get ADVICE, BARGAINS, DISCOUNTS & MANY MORE at the WEDDING HOUSE PARTY. The party promises to be an entertaining atmosphere filled with music, comedy, cocktails and loads to eat while meeting a wide selection of vendors and having access to plenty of resources.


Wednesday, 3 September 2014

WNS: Moi and Ma Famille at a friend's wedding

So I was at a friend's wedding (Dupe & Femi) over the weekend with my family and I took pictures with friends. Enjoy the pictures (some are not so clear) below and also a short (some parts are not so clear) video of the couple while they were dancing.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

WNS: PRONOVIAS PRESENTS THE 2015 PREVIEW COLLECTIONS



The new Atelier Pronovias and Pronovias collections are here, with unique designs for the firm’s 50th anniversary year

Pronovias, the leading bridal firm, has presented its new 2015 preview Atelier Pronovias and Pronovias collections with designs inspired by the firm's long, successful history.
The new preview collection by Atelier Pronovias, the Group's most exclusive range, features designs with clean, precise lines, reflected in flowing dresses with painstaking, delicate details. Each Atelier Pronovias wedding dress is handcrafted and takes more than 40 hours to make, with unique designs in superb quality fabrics. The collection stands out for:

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Thursday, 21 August 2014

WNS: Love budding from the same surname 'Folake & Ayodeji's' Nikkhai pictures

Folake and Ayodeji met through Ayodeji’s uncle who visited Folake’s office in September 2010 and discovered they both had the same surname ‘Badru’ then he introduced them and the rest became history. 

The wedding held on November 16, 2013 at La'occassionz Event Centre.


Read the proposal story here and watch their pre-wedding pictures.

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WNS: Bridesmaid & Groomsman turned Bride & Groom - Ejiro & Busola's Wedding video


Remember the Bridesmaid and Groomsman who met at a wedding...well they have finally walked down the aisle.

According to Olu "Nothing beats getting married to someone that makes you smile just like Busola puts a smile on Ejiro's face. Even while reading his vows, Busola found a way to make his pretty bride smile. I worked with this lovely couple on their pre-wedding and traditional wedding videos and what stands out is the beautiful friendship between them. i feel very humbled to have been selected as their official wedding videographer almost a year prior to the big day. I wish Ejiro and Busola a happy married life."

Click here for their pre-wedding video and pictures and here for their Traditional wedding video.

Weddings N Style wish the couple all the best in life...

Credits
Produced by Olu Adewunmi | LynksDrivers.com
Music: When you Kiss Me (Shania Twain) Cover by Heather C for LynksDrivers Productions

WNS: Love in the air - Shade & Pelumi's Wedding video

Remember Shade and Pelumi's 'Love in the air' pre-wedding pictures and video. Well click here for it and here for their Traditional Wedding Pictures and Video.

According to Olu "I was the videographer at the beautiful wedding of Shade & Pelumi. As the montage reflects, it was a romantic and fun wedding - a perfect match made in heaven and all the guests had tremendous fun. I thank Shade and Pelumi for allowing LynksDrivers Productions to cover their lovely wedding.'

Weddings N Style wish the couple plenty of Love in their new life together...

Credits
Produced by Olu Adewunmi | LynksDrivers.com
Music: Kemi Ajibare | Words of Love
Planner: Feyisola | statuesqueevents.com

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

WNS: Ejiro & Busola's Traditional Wedding Video


Remember the story of the bridesmaid and groomsman who met at a wedding. If you missed it then click here. According to Olu 'Today I want to share with you the beautiful traditional wedding of Ejiro and Busola. Ejiro was stunning and Busola could not keep his eyes off his bride. I really enjoyed the beauty of their wedding and nothing makes filming better than a cool and friendly couple.

Weddings N Style wish the couple all the best in their journey together...


Credits
Produced by Olu Adewunmi | LynksDrivers.com
Music: Kefee - Branama

WNS: Jenny Packham 2015 Bridal Collection

The Jenny Packham 2015 Bridal Collection is inspired by the photographs of British society photographer, Madame Yevonde. In the 1930’s, the dawn of colour photography, Yevonde created a series of portraits of society ladies dressed in classical costumes, known as ‘The Goddesses’. Her stylised images of mythological heroines – Helen of Troy, Persephone, Venus - captured an ancient world of antiquity, within a modern and hauntingly beautiful treatment. The colours Madame Yevonde used; soft, tonal, always romantic, and the feminine way she played with light and colour to create a hazy, neoclassical ambiance, directly influence the design and palette of this season’s collection.

Soft buttermilks, champagnes and warm blush caramel tones in sumptuous silk chiffon and ethereal tulle compliment traditional classic ivory. Celestial capes, whimsical tiered hemlines and exquisite veils add a romantic, mythical affection to the collection whilst delicate French lace is adorned with signature beading and twinkling crystals in an array of molten golds, antique metallic silvers and rich alabasters.

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Monday, 18 August 2014

WNS: Angel Sanchez's Spring 2015 Bridal Collection



Lace and floral designs best describes Angel Sanchez’s Spring 2015 bridal collection. The use of multiple fabrics shows the architectural, simple yet soft feminine touch to each dress with the right amount of detailing. Jacquard, Lace, Chiffon & Chantilly; Angel has something for everyone in this new collection. 

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Thursday, 17 July 2014

WNS: 'Love in the air' - Shade & Pelumi's Traditional Wedding video and pictures

According to Olu 'Today, I want to share with you the beautiful traditional wedding of Shade and Pelumi. The bride looked radiant, full of smiles and Pelumi could not keep his eyes off her. I really enjoyed filming their wedding and I wish Shade and Pelumi a happy married life.' Click here to watch their pre-wedding video & pictures and here to watch the bride's bridal shower video.

Weddings N Style wish the couple all the best in their new life together...

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WNS: Shade's bridal shower video and pictures



According to Olu 'Hello guys... today, I want to share the brief recap of Shade's beautiful bridal shower. It is always great when bridesmaids come together to do something nice for the bride. Enjoy...'

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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

WNS: Lara's bridal shower video




According to Olu 'This is a brief recap of a beautiful bridal shower. Lara's bridesmaids definitely made it a fun day for the lovely bride. Enjoy...'






Credits
Produced by Olu Adewunmi | LynksDrivers.com
Music: Usher - There Goes My Baby

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Guest Post: Wedding Photography Trends for This Summer/Winter



No matter if you live on the northern or the southern hemisphere, the difference in seasons will not stop you from getting married if your decision is firm and your partner the right one. When it comes to this year’s trends, some of them are newly introduced, such as photo booths, while the features such as the wedding cake and the wedding gown remain the same and they follow old path.

Wedding photos – food for soul kitchen

Although it is also important to take good care of the wining and dining part of the wedding, you do that mostly because of your guests. Every couple that is getting married wants to treat their dearest chosen guests with high respect and delicious specialties. In addition to that, a rich abundance of drinks will make your invitees relax and turn your wedding into a great party. However, all this matters while the reception is still rocking. The days after the wedding will be spent reminiscing about the whole event and that is most easily done through pictures and videos. Considering all these aspects, the wedding photography is as important as the catering and the bar service. It is an essential part of the wedding and the period afterwards. 



Thursday, 10 July 2014

WNS: From University to the altar 'Eromon & Kelechi's' Traditional Wedding pictures

Eromon and Kelechi recently had their Traditional Wedding Ceremony in Benin City, Edo State on the 16th of May, 2014. Read the story of how they met here.

Weddings N Style wish the couple all the best marriage has to offer.

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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Guest Post: Stylish wedding - How to choose your wedding accessories?


When the day of your wedding finally comes, you will most probably be over the moon with joy and excitement. Most couples fall into the state of overwhelming emotions, which usually turns off all other receptors for the outside world. In the middle of such a flood of various feelings, many things can be forgotten about or neglected. Due to all these features and emotional turmoil that affects pre-wedding couples, the best method for taking care for everything is deal with all the organisational issues beforehand, i.e. not wait the last moment to make a wedding bouquet or have it made. Probably the most important decision that you could make in the wedding-preparation process is that one. If things and items from your pre-wedding to-do list are solved in advance, you will have more time to adjust your emotions to the right level and manage all the expected (and unexpected) sub-events that might happen during that super-event.
Image source: Pinterest

Friday, 4 July 2014

Guest Post: Fabulous bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts

7 Fabulous Bridesmaids and Groomsmen Gifts
 
Picking out a gift for someone is hard enough, but it gets even more challenging when you have to shop for several bridesmaids and groomsmen who have varying tastes and personalities. For soon-to-be married couples who are stuck and cannot figure out what to give their dear friends as a token of appreciation for helping celebrate their union below are excellent suggestions.

Bridesmaids Gifts


Certificate for a Spa Weekend
There is no woman who would turn down three days and two nights of mind-numbing pampering, especially when it is free. Brides usually invite their closest female friends to their wedding so giving the girls the pampering of a lifetime is always a winner. The spa certificates can be for the same package, or you may also opt for varied treatments to suit the preferences of each bridesmaid.

Among the most popular treatments include rejuvenating facials, deep tissue massage, detox salt baths, and mineral mud wrapping. Any of these treatments would certainly be appreciated by your bridesmaids.


Newbury Monogram Fluorescent White Note by Crane & Co.

 
Personalized Scented Stationery If your bridesmaids still subscribe to the merits of putting pen on paper and leaving quick notes as opposed to text messaging, a set of personalized stationery would make for a great gift. 
Certain high-end stationery stores (many of which can be found online) can create lovely scents specifically for stationery, and you even get to pick from a wide array of fragrances.
Satin Print Roll Clutch by Roberto Cavalli












Classy Clutch Bags
There are very few women in the world who would turn down a free bag, especially one that is one-of-a-kind. Classy clutches would definitely count as a very thoughtful gift your bridesmaids, especially if they can be used for casual as well as formal events. The clutch bags can come in any color, shape, size, and accents (i.e., sequins etc.). 
 

Added bonus: You can pick out something that your bridesmaids can bring to the wedding.


Tuesday, 1 July 2014

WNS: Best friends in Love - Tola and Niyi's pre-wedding video and pictures

According to Olu 'When two people in love happen to be best friends, the bond between them is always evident. Tola and Niyi love each other dearly which made their pre wedding video a fun shoot for me. They wanted some simple, casual and fun.'

Weddings N Style wish them all the bet as they prepare for their big day...

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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

WNS: Prepare to fly with me - Bolatito & Babatunde's pre-wedding video and pictures

According to Olu 'It is a beautiful day to share with you, the lovely pre wedding video of a couple so in love, that they will fly anywhere with each other.'

Weddings N Style wish the couple the best as they plan for the big day

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Guest Post: GET A FREE PERSONALIZED WEDDING WEBSITE

Have you ever wondered why it is necessary to have a website for your upcoming wedding? Are you one of those who think a wedding website (wedsite) is a fad that shall soon pass? Well, this post is to burst your bubble. Here are a few reasons you should consider a wedding website:

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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

WNS: A broke bridesmaid

This video from Olu portrays this post here…who should foot the bills of the bridal train especially if they can't afford it. How can you tell a friend you can't be on her train without hurting her and your friendship?


Let's watch and share our thoughts.

Credits
Produced by Olu Adewunmi | LynksDrivers.com 

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

WNS: Best friends and Madly in Love - Ify & Melvin's Pre-wedding Video and Pictures

According to Olu - 'Today, I want to share with you, a lovely pre-wedding video. Ify and Melvin are very friendly, madly in love and the depth of their love for each other is enviable.'

Weddings N Style wish the couple the best as they plan for the big day...

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Monday, 2 June 2014

WNS: Watch Adeola & Olumide's Hot Love Pre-wedding Video and Pictures

According to Olu - 'Adeola and Olumide's love for each other is hot and appropriately, the song sampled in the video is Tiwa Savage's Ife wa gbono (our love is hot). It was a beauty working with this couple and they made filming enjoyable. I am patiently waiting to capture their hot love on their wedding day.'

Weddings N Style wish the couple the best as they plan for their big day.

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Sunday, 1 June 2014

WNS: From Teenage Love Affair to 1 + 1 = 1 - 'Lara and Tola's' Pre-wedding Video and Pictures

According to Olu - 'Lara and Tola met when they were teenagers, fell in love over the years, and will be tying the knot soon. I had so much fun filming this couple and was impressed by the level of support exhibited by members of their bridal party. It was a fun pre-wedding shoot from the beginning to the end and nothing says it more than "one plus one equals one" i.e. when it comes to love. This remains the same despite the fact that Lara and Tola are fans of separate football teams. Ravens or Steelers, their love remains united....I wish Lara and Tola all the best as they prepare for their big day'.

Weddings N Style wish the couple the best as they plan for their big day.

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Monday, 26 May 2014

WNS: Love budding from the same surname 'Folake & Ayodeji's' Pre-wedding Pictures

Folake and Ayodeji met through Ayodeji’s uncle who visited Folake’s office in September 2010 and discovered they both had the same surname ‘Badru’ then he introduced them and the rest became history.

The proposal
It was on a Sunday morning after we both observed supplications to God Almighty from NASFAT Asalatu ground HQ in ikeja. He walked up to me and said shall we go now? Inside the car, he then asked me to marry him, with lots of preambles - 'shy guy'.

Folake was attracted to him because of his simplicity and being very religious while Ayodeji was attracted to her height, charm and she was religious.

Ayodeji loves her food and Folake loves his smiles.

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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

WNS: Love in the air - Shade & Pelumi's pre-wedding video and pictures

According to Olu 'Shade and Pelumi's pre-wedding video shows a couple that is deeply in love with each other. We wanted a calm and relaxed video shoot where they could express their mutual love and the music sampled in the video truly reflects this. They made each other laugh and it was a joy working with them. I am looking forward to bringing you the highlights of their wedding.'

Weddings N Style wish the couple all the best as they prepare for their big day...

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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

WNS: Love built on God - Funto & Kyle's pre-wedding video and pictures

According to Olu 'Funto and Kyle's relationship started a couple of years ago after they met in church. Any relationship built on the love of God definitely has a strong foundation and I really enjoyed working with this couple as they are friendly and very cool. The pastor of their church was kind enough to allow us use the church sanctuary to partially recreate their first meeting. It was a Sunday Kinda Love...'

Weddings N Style wish the couple all the best as they plan for their big day... 

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Monday, 19 May 2014

WNS: Strong Friendship, Undying Love - Kadie & Tega's Pre-wedding video and pictures

According to Olu 'Today, I want to share with you, the pre-wedding video of Kadie and Tega. I really enjoyed working with this couple and I look forward to filming their wedding. For their pre-wedding video, we wanted something fun that reflects a strong friendship strengthened by an undying love. Kadie and Tega are always playful around each other which made filming very easy for me.'

Weddings N Style wish them all the best as they prepare for the big day...

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Friday, 16 May 2014

WNS: From Bridesmaid & Groomsman to Bride & Groom - Ejiro & Busola's Pre-wedding video and pictures

According to Olu 'Today, I want to share with you, the pre wedding video of a lovely couple. Their love story is definitely inspiring. Ejiro was a bridesmaid and Busola, a groomsman at a wedding several years ago. One thing led to the other and they became friends. Their friendship blossomed into a relationship and very soon, they will take a walk down the aisle. 

Their pre-wedding video is an attempt to re-create their first meeting while having fun at the same time. Ejiro wrote and performed the first track sampled in the video as a surprise dedication to Busola. I particularly like the portion that says "This is the Lord's doing; the world cannot stop this".

I really enjoyed working with Ejiro and Busola and cannot wait to be part of their memorable wedding.'

Weddings N Style wish them all the best as they plan for the big day...

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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

WNS: 'Friends & Lovers' Dami & Jide's White Wedding Pictures

Dami & Jide had their all Pink & Grey White Wedding at 10 degrees on the 10 November, 2013. Click here to read how they met and their lovely pre-wedding pictures, then here for the bridal shower pictures, the couple's wedding video here and here for their engagement wedding pictures.

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WNS: 'Friends & Lovers' - Dami & Jide's Pinkish Traditional Wedding

Dami & Jide had their all Pink & Grey Traditional Wedding at 10 degrees on the 10 November, 2013. Click here to read how they met and their lovely pre-wedding pictures, then here for the bridal shower pictures and the couple's wedding video here.

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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

WNS Let's Share: How much is too much for a one day wedding dress or suit?

Today on 'WNS Let's Share' we want to talk about the Wedding dress or suit. How much is too much to be spent for an outfit that will be worn for just one day? How much is ideal? What is the highest amount you would pay for a wedding dress or suit and why? What is the lowest amount you would pay? How much would you say sounds ridiculous? How much did you pay for your wedding dress or suit? Did you think it was too much, too small or just right? Would you have paid more or less? Share your thoughts.

NB: If you have any wedding related topic that you want us to discuss send to weddingsnstyle@gmail.com with the subject WNS Let's Share.

Thank you.

Monday, 28 April 2014

WNS: From University to the altar 'Eromon & Kelechi's' Pre-wedding pictures

Bride to be: Eromon Okonofua Deborah

Groom to be: Kelechi Iwu Fides

According to the Bride to be
We met in school - University of Benin - where we were classmates. We actually didn't know each other beyond facial recognition because our class was so big, but in 500L, our penultimate year 2008, we were given a group project. We both put it off till it was getting late then we were each hard pressed to find partners for our projects. A mutual friend introduced us for that purpose and we've been friends ever since. Sometime in early 2009, we playfully placed a bet. I bet that he couldn't make me fall in love with him and he bet that he could and we shook on it. Needless to say we both lost the bet because we fell hopelessly in love with each other. We started dating in final year, 2009 December.

The Proposal
On May 5th, 2013, he invited my sisters and their families over to his place for lunch under the pretense of showing them the new flat he got. He had already told my sisters what he planned to do. In the middle of it, he got down on both knees and, brought out a ring box, opened it, promised me the world and asked me to marry him. I was so ecstatic, I quickly hugged him and said yes.

I call him Obi'm; he calls me Baby, Boo Boo or Wuwu. I got attracted to him because he is very tidy, precise, has perfect manners, knows how to treat a lady and is the most caring and compassionate person I'd ever met. Honestly, he had me at 'hello'.

According to the Groom to be, he was attracted to her because she is really smart and Intelligent, She could hold a conversation on almost any topic and I could never stop talking to her, very honest and down to earth.

The Bride to be loves his calm and compassionate nature, his patience, his slim frame, his intelligent mind, his respect for people, and his willingness to learn and listen to advice.

The Groom to be loves her honesty, her eagerness to learn and her very caring nature. She is a lot of things I am not and wish I were, in other words she completes me.

Weddings N Style is looking forward to the wedding holding in Benin City on the 16 and 17 May 2014.

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

WNS Let's Share: Bridal Train - Who should foot the bill?

Today on 'WNS Let's Share' we want to talk about the Bridal Train at Weddings. Who should foot the bill for their dress, hair, make-up, shoes etc for the wedding. Is it right to assume that they have the money to purchase these things? Should the bride ask them if they have the money before imposing it on them to be on the train? Is it right for your friend to decline being on your train? What is ideal? Share your thoughts.

NB: If you have any wedding related topic that you want us to discuss send to weddingsnstyle@gmail.com with the subject WNS Let's Share.

Thank you.

Monday, 14 April 2014

WNS Let's Share: Whose Wedding Is It?

This month we are starting a new series tagged 'WNS Let's Share'. Here we are going to be discussing different wedding related issues/topics that will help those planning or preparing for their wedding to learn a thing or two.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

WNS Interview: Starting that journey with Toluade Photography

Weddings N Style is featuring another interview series. Today we are showcasing another talented photographer - Tolulope.

Enjoy more of her lovely works and the interesting interview below

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

WNS: The Farmer who Loved me | Toyin & Patrick Pre Wedding Pictures

According to the photographer - These guys are perhaps the most adventurous couple I’ve met in a long time. They were willing to try out all sorts of ideas. They were quite fascinated with this very idea and were very willing to give it a shot.


Getting the costumes and props ready was not an easy task. Because it was on such short notice, over the weekend, my assistant Ireti (who also wrote the storyline)  had to go to the market to buy fabric and take them to the tailor’s to sew all within a day, paying a huge amount for express service. Dawn on Monday we were already on the express way driving to Ibadan to meet Toyin & Patrick.

Naturally, we assumed we were going to find the right setting and location for our shoot in Ibadan but because we were at Bodija and i had a particular kind of scenery in mind, getting the right location was really tasking, but we were eventually able to, thanks to the willingness of the good people of Moniya, Oyo state.
While Toyin was having her hair woven, we set about looking for the right spot and props. We bought all the pepper right off a woman’s kiosk, she was so happy and indeed very helpful in finding other props for us such as the machete and hoe used by Patrick.

The sleepy town seemed to come alive with our presence. Little children started running around in excitement calling on their fellow playmates to come and watch the ‘film’ that was about to unfold. They came out in dozens. Even the women were not left out. While the Adults watched and the children jumped in excitement, we began our shoot at sunset. We enjoyed the shoot so much that we forgot the time.

In this first installment of their Pre-wedding shoot, Patrick was a farmer and Toyin a pepper seller from the early centuries of the Yoruba nation before colonization. Patrick wore his character like it was second skin.
Never mind that he had just come in from the United States only a few  days before and even though he is of Isoko, Delta State descent, he took his role of Yoruba farmer seriously, especially as he could speak the language being a Surulere, Lagos boy.

Toyin was so tickled by his seriousness and his kembe and Abetiaja outfit that she couldn’t stop laughing all through the shoot. She was dressed in a bright green and yellow patterned Adire (tie &dye) with her hair woven into a ‘shuku’ style that must have been the rage in those days. She also went with a natural makeup look and barefooted like Patrick. Although Toyin got pricked by a thorn, she was a good sport about it and even encouraged us to keep shooting

It was almost dark by the time we left the village. Because we had another shoot, we couldn’t drive back to Lagos so we had to sleep over in Ibadan to do the other theme we had in mind for the next morning.

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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Guest Post: Five Rentals that will Make Your Big Day an Event to Remember



Every bride wants their big day to be remembered for a lifetime. Whether you’re working with a professional, or taking the DIY approach to planning, remembering to include all the right party components for your reception will help you create a memorable night for you and your guests. To help you set the stage for a fun and exciting time, we’ve provided the list of essential party rentals below. Check it out then work with your planning team to find, order and place these items for your wedding! 

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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

WNS Interview: Capturing that special day with Adeolu Adeniyi Photography

Weddings N Style is featuring another interview series. Today we are showcasing the talented photographer - Adeolu.
Enjoy more of his lovely works and the interesting interview below 

Friday, 7 February 2014

WNS: Seye & Biola's White Wedding Pictures

Check out the couple's Yoruba Traditional Wedding Pictures and story here.

Weddings N Style wish the couple a lovely marriage...

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

WNS: Seye & Biola's Yoruba Traditional Wedding Pictures





Seye & Biola met through a friend. The bride loves his calmness and sincerity while the groom loves her high level of maturity and understanding. The couple also share similar dreams and visions and this makes them get along smoothly.


Weddings N Style wish the couple a fulfilled marriage...

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Monday, 3 February 2014

WNS Interview: Bubbling with Burbles Accessories

Weddings N Style is starting off the new month with our interview series. Today we are featuring the young and talented beads maker- Adebola. 

Enjoy more of her lovely works and the interesting interview below