This unplanned manicure and pedicure session set me 2 hours behind time. By the time I was ready to take my bath and make my hair, it was already noon, and we were supposed to start taking professional pictures by 4.00pm, since the wedding was to start by 6.00pm.
I wrote my vows during the manicure session (covers face). Let's just say after we read our vows that evening, I wanted to cover my eyes in shame, cos I scored like 2% and by husband (who has been writing the vows for a couple of months) scored like 110%. I also couldn't join the choreography rehearsals that morning
|Most of our guests... gathering to pray and rehearse on|
the morning of the wedding day
We finally started the photography session, which was supposed to be at the beach, poolside, and garden. As a group, we could only do beach. But we as a couple also did poolside, and just a little garden.
In the video below, they were using my name to sing praise songs in their local dialect, just like the elere's will do in Yoruba owambe parties.
The wedding started around 7.00pm. The church ceremony (I don't know whether to call it church, since it happened in a garden, but our pastors followed us) ended around 8.00pm, and then the reception started, followed by the after party. The hotel gave us till 2.00am to finish the wedding, but we wrapped up at about past 1.00am. We partied and partied and partied. We did our choregraphy during the reception. The dress code was flowery for girls, and black and white (with flowery accessories) for guys. I'm glad they stuck to the theme.
See some pictures below.
|My hairstyle, by O'Naturals. I wanted|
something unique and different from other
natural hair bridal hair styles.
|Hubby and his crew|
|This robe was one of our gifts at BBNWonderland|
|The mums and dads... all looking flowery|
|All the guests. We were a total of 47 in attendance for the wedding|
I've always wanted a very small white wedding.
|Family: My husband and I are from small nuclear families|
|Small tropical garden evening wedding. Thank you!|
|My dad is late, so my brother walked me down the aisle|
|Hubby reading the vows|
|At this point, I was almost slain in the spirit, lol.|
|Getting ready for the choreography|
|Time to party: Wedding dress transformed|
|Shoe game. We answered most of the questions correctly though.|
|Throwing of African Naturalistas|
And so we danced, danced, and danced some more... till we could dance no more.