Knotsvilla is happy to bring to you our very first Nigerian wedding coverage. Orode and Ryan met a few years ago during their NYSC back home in Nigeria. Ryan popped the question months after in Paris on one of their trips and they tied the knot officially with their court wedding on July 23rd 2011 and ceremony and reception 4 months later.
Having the opportunity to be present at this particular wedding, I can truly say it was a whole period of love, Joy and laughter in excess. The wedding celebration was in 5 parts and 4 days; the engagement party, the bridal shower, the traditional wedding, the white wedding ceremony and the reception. However for this post we have covered only the white/western wedding & reception.
Have a peek into Orode and Ryan’s Nigerian wedding.
Name of Couple: Orode & Ryan Okpu | Wedding Date: November 12th 2011 | Ceremony Venue: (Tent) Chevron Estate Warri Delta State, Nigeria | Reception Venue: (Tent) Chevron Estate Warri, Delta State, Nigeria | Wedding Theme: All that is Glamorous | Wedding Dress Designer: Peter Langner | Wedding Shoes Designer: Christian Louboutin | Wedding Planner: Oaken Events | Make-Up: Mary-Jane for Zaron | Hair: Self and Honey for Pin-Ups | Photographers: Jide Alakija and Damell Photos
“One of my favorite planning moments was the first time I had to pick a dress, trying on wedding gowns for the first time made me feel so special and I could not wait for the actual wedding day to be the center of attention in my Gorgeous Gown” – Orode Ryan-Okpu
“Planning my wedding was very exhausting, I wanted it so perfect that I started planning 6 months to the time. I got a journal to help as my guide book and for every step of the wedding I documented it in there. Planning was fun however because I had friends who where excited about the wedding so everyone had an idea to chip in one way or the other. I knew what I wanted my wedding to look like I knew I wanted it to be remembered for years to come so working with Oaken events was so much fun, because I had a goal and knew exactly what I wanted and that made it easier for them to deliver” Orode Ryan-Okpu
“My Photographers were amazing, from my pre wedding photo shoot done by Kelechi Amadi-Obi to the wedding events and ceremonies done by Jide Alakija and Damell Photography. I was able to connect with all of them and I had very amazing photos, my pictures told a story and brought the whole ceremony and wedding process to life. If I had to choose again, I’d choose the exact same people. Loved them!” – Orode Ryan Okpu