TGIF loves! Today is a real wedding feature covered by Nigerian Photographer Wani Olatunde. After spotting her work on AP’s site I knew she was a keeper. Her work is just beautiful and too detailed not to love. Enjoy this feature and if you are like me you are probably extra loving Isiwat’s bouquet and that dress!
How they met: Myself and Wale met in 2008 during my service year, we both worked in different banks then, due to his position, he always came around to my bank for one transaction or the other, he says that was when he noticed me and liked me. On a certain Sunday while taking a walk with my friends in the Estate where I lived, he drove past and decided to give us a ride. We became very good friends and he kept me Company throughout my stay in the town. At the end of NYSC, I went abroad for my masters but we still kept in touch. I got back 2010 and we were still just friends (though I was really liking the guy), but by 2011, he made his intentions known and our friendship moved to another level 😉 By Easter 2012, Wale proposed at his house when I went visiting and the rest is history.- The Bride
I started planning pretty early. By June, I had started planning for my December wedding (which kinda got me into trouble with the first planner cause I contracted and committed too early). I had to plan the whole thing myself and brought in another planner only at the end to execute my plans and coordinate on the day off. I come from a very big family so it was both a blessing and not! Everyone had an idea on what vendor I should use but we all came to a compromise at the end of the day.
Everything about the planning was both exciting and challenging. I think what I liked most was visiting the tailor who was making my bridesmaids dresses and seeing them try on the dresses. My favorite wedding moment was my first dance with my husband, I still get teary when I watch the videos. I had a really good MC and a good crowd who made the whole day just sweet!