Klala Photography always delivers when it comes to shooting the perfect wedding photos and these oh-so-#FAB2018-ulous portraits from Folake and Ademola’s Yoruba traditional wedding is the most refreshing, utterly stunning photos you’d look at today! Stylish Folake and Damola decided to celebrate their wedding in Lagos, Nigeria, and their festivities were utter perfection. This lavish Nigerian wedding event began with an all-white welcome first look, makeup artist Anita Brow Beauty added glowing beauty touches to our beautiful bride and boy did she glow? The bride was pretty in an eye-catching, embellished white monotone aso-oke. Her second look was intricately constructed with sensational elements using Aso-oke by Shadiat Alaso-oke. We’re simply in love with Folake’s elegant choice of bridal wear no doubt! The chic venue was decorated with elegance and class by 524 Events. The intricate planning by 1804 Events only added to the perfect vibe of this elegant event.
Read how the love birds met below and see all the stunning shots below, be inspired! Part 2 coming up shortly.
By The Bride, Folake
I was in Lagos for a month in January 2016 and I attended a traditional engagement. I returned to The UK and the bride called me that a friend of her husband saw my picture and he asked If we could swipe numbers and that was it. He lives in America and I live in the UK. So since the 8th of February, we only had phone conversations. He was due to travel to Nigeria in May so we had to make that a meeting point. He planned to do a stopover in Paris since he has never been there and wanted to explore the city. He asked if I could join him and I said yes. Paris was so much fun that he decided to return to London with me for a couple of more days before travelling to Nigeria.
I went to my boy’s house as he just got back from Nigeria from his traditional engagement. A group of us met up at his house to look through his wedding pictures and that’s when I saw Folake. I just had to ask who she was and if I had a shot with her. It just so happened she was single. I was given her number with her permission and that’s how it started on the 8th of February 2017. Since Folake and I lived in different countries, I had to think quickly how we could meet. I was due to travel to Nigeria in May so I asked if she would be okay travelling to Paris as our first official meeting as I really wanted to explore Paris with her and she agreed. After talking on the phone for a few months, we met in Paris May 2016 then I travelled back to London with her.
By The Bride, Folake
When I met her in Paris, I knew I was going to marry her! Six months after we met in Paris, I started shopping for rings (never been here before I didn’t know what I was looking for). I read articles on how much an engagement should be based on a man’s salary. I asked for her input on what type or shape she wanted her ring to look like. So, I integrated her input, the articles, and mine and when I saw the ring I knew this was going to be it. I knew I didn’t want an audience during the proposal because I felt it should be an intimate moment between both parties. We were going to visit New Orleans for Christmas while visiting her sister in Houston but that did not happen the way we anticipated it. She had spent the night with me at my Hotel and on Christmas morning when we woke up, I asked her if she will marry me and she said Yes! The rest is history.
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