WEDDING BUZZ - NOW THAT THE WEDDING IS OVER


SATURDAY SPECIAL

Hoo-la-la! Finally, some tired brides and grooms can rest! Ok, how was the wedding? I am very sure you took note of all the tips I kept giving you on the blog. I am sure you danced and danced and had a good time. And I hope there were less problems. Its not always adviseable to be concerned and disturbed about whatever hiccups the program is having. Thats the Job of your parents or siblings to do. Well, thats not the gist for now. We are all so excited you had a beautiful wedding and we pray that your marriage will be blessed and even more colourful.

So, let everyone enjoy this love in tokyo wedding post, courtesy of one of the best lifestyle blogs in nigeria - BellaNaija. ENJOY!

Love is in The Air! Idara and Ini’s Beautiful Akwa Ibom Wedding

Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings__DSC0061Ibibio couple Idara and Ini returned to their beautiful city of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State in Febuary, 2016 to receive marital blessings from their family.
The heart felt ceremony, reception and traditional wedding were planned by the couple themselves – amazing!
The groom says,
Baba God no ni! My wife and I planned every detail of the wedding from the traditional wedding to the wedding reception! It was stressful cos we are both based in Lagos and the ceremonies were in Akwa Ibom! We thank God for everything!
And showcased with the Instagram hashtag #Inidara2016.
The young couple expressed love through a richly cultured, traditional display honouring their mutually diverse outlook on life – I mean it’s not everyday you find a business woman looking up to the skies to find her pilot husband.
Their love story is young love personified – they met on Instagram and haven’t looked back since.
~ Pre-Wedding Photos: Obi Somto Photography
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How We Met
from the groom, Ini
Our mutual friend Catherine had posted a yummy picture of me at a wedding in a white agbada on her Instagram page. My wife saw it and sent her a DM asking who I was and I replied to Catherine sarcastically saying I was her husband!
A few days later Catherine told me that a good friend of hers was asking questions about me. I asked who it was and for their IG handle. I saw a few pictures, liked them (of course) asked more questions, sent a couple of DMs…and abracadabra “we don marry”!
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The Proposal
from the groom, Ini
I proposed in my best man’s house on the 11th of August 2015, soon as I got back from a training trip I had been on. During my free moments I made a scrap-book filled with tons of selfies my wife and I taken together during random moments. On each page after every picture I would write a little note reminding her of where we were and how the picture came about. The last four pictures in the book were ones of me holding signs asking her to marry me. Anyway…back to the question! I got back from my trip and told her I made her something to prove I do miss her whenever I am away.Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Ibibio Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_Idara_and_Ini_Pre_Wedding_Obisomto_photography0001She asked what it was, and I showed her the book. We went through it together and when she got to last page, I looked at her and smiled, got down on one knee and asked her if she would marry me! She burst into tears as she said yes!
It was a real quiet atmosphere – we were the only ones home! I did not tell anyone what was happening or what I had done. I quietly posted a picture on Instagram and let them figure it out. LOL! The ring was what I had envisioned. It had to be a vintage style, white gold or platinum, and diamond encrusted no CZs (cubic zirconia).
I checked a few websites and finally found what I wanted on www.zales.com. Luckily for me they had a branch in Florida where my brother and sister-in-law live, they were able to help me out with that, and make my dream come true.
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Advice from the Newlyweds
  • BE PATIENT with one another during the planning phase. Its so easy to get into random arguments over differences of interest etc during this time.
  • Take frequent time outs to do stuff you both enjoy as a couple; movie dates, dinners, clubbing whatever it is. Going out and having fun will keep you as friends and also help alleviate stress.
  • Lastly keep praying. Let God perfect what He started.
Emete's Mind Blog wishes that love always stays at the center of Ini and Idara’s marriage.
~ White Wedding | Photography by Olalexy Photography and Digital SuiteIni and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_0779 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_0804 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_0819 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_9893 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_9898 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_9905 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_9991 (1)Ini: “The highlight of the church wedding was seeing my bride walking down the aisle. She looked amazing! I had never seen her like that before..seeing her made all the sleepless nights and endless wedding dress talk and budgeting worth it.”Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_0116 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_0152 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_0160 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_0202 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_0256 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_0249 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_0254 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_0061 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings__DSC0035 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings__DSC0032 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_0394 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings__DSC0057 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings__DSC0058 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings__DSC0066 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings__DSC0062 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_1012 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_1071 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_0033 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_1094 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings__DSC0051 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings__DSC0054 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings__DSC0028 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings__DSC0089 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_1124 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_0434 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_0543 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_0506 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_0465 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_0480 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_0605 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_0606 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_0589 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_0596 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings__DSC0183 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings__DSC0177 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings__DSC0187 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings__DSC0188 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings__DSC0209 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings__DSC0172 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings__DSC0179 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings__DSC0266 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings__DSC0227 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings__DSC0237 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings__DSC0233 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG_1485 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings__DSC0272 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings__DSC0273
~ Traditional Wedding | Photography by Digital SuiteIni and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_Idy and Iniobong traditional Marriage 4.2.2016 017 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_Idy and Iniobong traditional Marriage 4.2.2016 059 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_Idy and Iniobong traditional Marriage 4.2.2016 252 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_Idy and Iniobong traditional Marriage 4.2.2016 242 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_Idy and Iniobong traditional Marriage 4.2.2016 237 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_Idy and Iniobong traditional Marriage 4.2.2016 258 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_Idy and Iniobong traditional Marriage 4.2.2016 067 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_Idy and Iniobong traditional Marriage 4.2.2016 073 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_Idy and Iniobong traditional Marriage 4.2.2016 083 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_Idy and Iniobong traditional Marriage 4.2.2016 100 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_Idy and Iniobong traditional Marriage 4.2.2016 208 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_IMG-20160204-WA0039Ini (the groom): “Dancing into my bride’s compound and winning the support of the crowd was amazing. I’m not much of a dancer but I believe I held my own!
A mutual highlight was definitely the prayers by both our parents. Such a great feeling to kneel before our parents and have them bless us as we go forth into this life long journey! It was the only thing which brought tears to our eyes.
I still laugh at myself for the way I teared up; but no jokes it was a very emotional moment for us.”Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_Idy and Iniobong traditional Marriage 4.2.2016 343 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_Idy and Iniobong traditional Marriage 4.2.2016 264 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_Idy and Iniobong traditional Marriage 4.2.2016 282 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_Idy and Iniobong traditional Marriage 4.2.2016 356 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_Idy and Iniobong traditional Marriage 4.2.2016 397 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_Idy and Iniobong traditional Marriage 4.2.2016 306 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_Idy and Iniobong traditional Marriage 4.2.2016 404 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_Idy and Iniobong traditional Marriage 4.2.2016 488 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_Idy and Iniobong traditional Marriage 4.2.2016 491 Ini and Dara Febuary 2016 Efik Nigerian wedding_BellaNaija weddings_Idy and Iniobong traditional Marriage 4.2.2016 494
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Photography by: Digital Suite – @digital_suite | Lekan Aderonmu – @olalexyphotography | Obi Somto – @obisomtophoto
Wedding Info | Dates, Venues, Colours
Traditional Wedding: Febuary 4th 2016 | Bride’s Compound Uyo, Akwa Ibom State | Bride and Groom: beige over burgundy, Family: white/silver over purple
White Wedding: Febuary 6th 2016 |Church Service held at Ngongesit Nkanga Secretariat, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State | A touch of purple
Wedding Attire
Wedding Dress: Jaybecks Bridal | @jbecksbridals
Reception Dress: Renee Couture |@reneecouture
Traditional Attire: Haniels Collection, Uyo
Bridal Makeup: @stephannbeauty
Head-tie/Fan: @Bimmms24
Shoes/Purse: Lucia Fabiani 
Bridesmaid Dresses: Lamanda Designs | @ememnyoh
Groom’s Ceremony Suit & Groomsmen: Nuovo Vintage Clothing
Traditional Attire: Udeme Hand Crafted Shoes – 08136728733
Vendors
White wedding Decor/Flowers: Flair Decor
Traditional & White Wedding Cake: Aunty Eno – 08037756090
Traditional Wedding Decor: Flair Decor
Traditional & White Wedding Catering: Ka- Andy’s Kitchen – 08080296701
Wedding Invitations: CLIMARAC Global Ltd.
DJ:  Dj Snipz | @djsnipz

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