I've been looking forward to posting this wedding as it was just so much fun. If you missed the last post, be sure to check out Wale and Isiwat aka Issy's Nikkah and Yoruba traditional wedding right here. But now on to the white - this lovely couple tied the knot back in December and were married in the ever popular Daystar Church in Oregun, Lagos. The reception was held at the 10 degrees Event Centre also in Oregun.
Issy and Wale decided they wanted to have a first look and take the bridal party creatives before the ceremony, which was awesome because it meant the timeline for the afternoon would be a little more relaxed. The plan was to take pictures at the Alausa Park before heading to the church but any Lagosian will tell you that these things rarely go according to plan. Just as we were about to enter the park, a group of policemen arrived and told us we couldn't use it - to be honest, I'm still not clear on the reason why (last time I checked parks were supposed to be accessible to the public but that's a conversation for another day). Anyway, the couple's photog spent some time trying to sort it out but to no avail, so we headed to the church. Although we didn't get to do a proper first look, I still got some pretty cool reaction shots of Issy when she saw Wale for the first time. She was all cool and collected coming out of the car but then she caught a glimpse of her best friend and future husband and suddenly got butterflies in her tummy. Once they had a little exchange, she was beaming from ear to ear....ahh love - there's nothing better. 🙂
The fun continued at the wedding reception venue, where Wale and Issy were on fire. They had the usual dancing into the venue, which suddenly turned into a serious dancing competition - choruses of "Go Issy", "Go Wale" were heard throughout the marquee and it was a close one but I think Issy just edged out as the winner. Plus she has to get bonus points for rocking the floor in a tightly laced up dress and heels. The couple decided on a slower pace for their first dance, so instead of the norm of rocking to the latest Nigerian jam, they chose a classic love song: "I don't know much" by Linda Rondstadt and Aaron Neville (if you grew up in the 80s like some of us did <sigh>, then you probably slow danced to this yourself at some point). Listening to the song's lyrics and watching the two lovebirds, it was hard not to get a little teary eyed. It's really an honour that I get to bear witness and document such beautiful moments in my couples' lives. I so love my job!!!
All in all, it was a fantastic day and I wish Wale and Issy a very happy and blessed married life. Hope you enjoy the images and if you do like them, don't forget to leave comments for the lovely couple (ok, they're for me too :-)).
Have a fab weekend. 🙂
p.s: We did get to go back to Alausa park after church (no popo in sight) and got some pretty lovely images. So the moral of this story is to never give up! No siree!! 😉
Bride's Dress | https://www.jenjenhouse.com/
Make-up | Sitpretty Makeovers
Hair | Lizzybet Makeovers
Groom's Suit | David Wej
Event Planner | Toxhan Events
Decor | Royal Profile Events
Cake | SayCheese Ventures
Caterer | Golden Pot
DJ | DJ Atte
Band | Top Band
MC | MC Nothin' Do Me
Nigeria Wedding Photographer | Wani Olatunde
So if you are planning your wedding in Lagos or other parts of Nigeria and are looking for a photographer who can provide beautiful, modern and intimate coverage of your day, then drop me a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the contact form at the top of the website. I consider it a true honour to be able to celebrate my couples’ love stories and I am totally invested in helping you have the most amazing day possible but don’t just take my word for it, check out what previous WOP couples have to say over on my testimonials page and while you are at it, why don’t you join me and the WOP rockstars on my facebook page – where we can chat about all things wedding and photography. Also be sure to sign up for the WOP Rockstars VIP Newsletter below (see the pretty pink box?) to be kept updated about all the latest giveaways and both wedding and photography tips.
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Like seriously good work here. Those moments!
Nice work, pictorial story telling is on point.
Happy Bride...beautiful moments..Nice one Wani!
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