#TheCEOunion17: Africa Next Top Model, Opeyemi & Chigozie’s Inter-tribal Yoruba- Igbo Traditional Wedding | Klala Photography
Today’s featured wedding is an absolutely gorgeous Yoruba and Igbo inter-tribal wedding. Opeyemi, who was a runner-up of the Africa’s Next Top Model, have had an amazing love journey with her prince charming, first as friends for 2 years, then lovers for six months and were engaged in fab style. Read their love story below, be inspired!
Accession Events and coordinators from Arommi Events for orchestrating such a beautiful ceremony. The couple’s outfit was a refreshing medley of grey and shades of pink, and her glowing makeup by Bimpe Onakoya perfectly complimented this breezy and summery bash.
The event was jam packed with lovely traditions, vows, and tears as the duo were finally pronounced husband and wife. Check out the lovely first photos by Klala Photography for a sneak peek of their beautiful wedding & dazzling reception photos coming right up!
We met in 2014 at a church in Capetown, South Africa. I was walking to catch a taxi and he offered me a lift, at first I said no, but he insisted. We chatted all through, although I saw him as a clown because he was so funny that night.
He offered me a lift again and it was same experience. Then he asked for my number for something that I can’t remember. Then one Sunday he called asked if I wanted to chill at the beach. It was quite annoying and I wondered where he got the gut. Anyway I said No. So he kept looking out for me at church and then I
started noticing. He asked to know me better so we went on a date and talked for a while and after that day he fell totally in love.
He actually loved me like a sister and everyone thought we were siblings. I still don’t want a relationship for career reasons but I likes his company. But I noticed that he liked my career and supported it. He took me to castings and whenever he took me to any casting I got the job, these was creepy, I told my mum after a while and she said i could give him a try. So I gave him a try and as time went on i admired his maturity, intelligence, and sense of humor. I started praying about it and I had peace to go on.
I forgot to add that from the first day we hung out he told me his intentions to marry me. So he came to take me out on Feb 14. He made me so angry that day on purpose so I don’t suspect his proposal cause am
not that smart. He took me to lunch, he wanted to propose before lunch but I was too hungry and angry cause of the quarrel earlier, so I wanted to get it over with. Anyway I ate and we started talking and I saw him on his knees and it felt so good and I was really surprised.
Afterwards we started planning to come down for our introduction. We did that and started planning our marriage.
Vendors on Instagram
Wedding dress by @jbliving
Groom’s suit @dejieniola
Reception dress @29thdesigns by @slimomaa
Hair by @ugomakeme
Wedding Coordination @arommievents
Decoration for TRAD
ASO OKE @mimikrims
Igbo traditional corals/Beads @tavinbeads