Tagged he most expensive wedding in Nigeria in 2013, Gozy Ekeh and Tolu Ijogun’s wedding is the kind that all ladies dream of.
The former Miss Gozy Andrea Ekeh got married on Saturday, Feb. 2nd, 2013, to Mr.Tolulope Kolawole Ijogun. The Solemnization of Holy Matrimony took place at Our Lady of Perpertual Help (Catholic) Church, Victoria Island, Lagos. Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of the Diocese of Sokoto, joined the couple in marriage. He was assisted by the pastor, Very Rev. Father Henry Omonisaye and his associate, Rev. Father Terseer Emmanuel Ubi.
The groom, a Chartered Accountant, received a B.Sc degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos and an MBA from Louborough University, United Kingdom. He is the son of Mr. Siji Ijogun (Chairperson of Ackmed Nigeria Limited and Mayor’s Court Estates), and his wife, Olusola Ijogun, nee Agbede, a businesswoman.
The bride, who holds a B.Sc degree in Chemistry from the University of London and a Masters in Accounting from The London School of Economics, is the daughter of Mr. Leo-Stan Ekeh (founder and Chairperson of ZINOX Group), and his wife, Chioma Christiana Ekeh, nee Emelonye (Managing Director, Technology Distributions Limited).
Following the nuptial ceremony at church, as soon as guests arrived at the reception, they walked through a decadent entrance tunnel towards the Expo Centre of Eko Hotel.
We have to say that Gozy and Tolu’s wedding was absolutely magnificent! Music performances by Tiwa Savage, Naeto C and Iyanya added even more flavour to the festivities as everyone got up and grooved along!
Music was provided by The Sugar Band, Tiwa Savage, Naeto-C and Inyanya.
Ali Baba provided comic relief and Chido Obidiegwu was the Master of Ceremonies.
A very classy reception was held at the Expo Hall of Eko Hotel and Suites, also on Victoria Island. The founder of Diamond Bank Plc. and Chairperson of MTN Nieria, Mr. Pascal Dozie, chaired the occasion.
Irrespective of the wedding being over 1000 people strong, what stood out most was the intimate feel and a true sense of love and unification was in the air as the university sweethearts entered the next chapter in their lives.
Wedding Planning & Coordination by The Wedding Company Nigeria
Traditional Wedding -27th January 2013
White Wedding – 2nd February 2013
Traditional Wedding – Bride’s Family Home – Ubomiri, Owerri
Church – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Victoria Island, Lagos
Reception Venue – The Expo Centre, Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos
Traditional Wedding - Burnt Orange and Silver
White Wedding – Purple and Gold
White Wedding – Modern Italian Garden
Bride’s Dress: Phillipa Lepley – www.phillipalepley.com
Hair Stylist: Ugo Igbokwe for Make Me – www.makemesalon.com
Make-Up Artist: Bimpe Onakoya – www.bimpeonakoya.com
Bride’s Second Dress: Frank Osodi – www.frankosodiforbunor.com
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Frank Osodi
Bridesmaids’ Fascinators: John3V3 Hats – www.john3v3hats.com
Wedding Planner: The Wedding Company – www.theweddingcompanyng.com
Decor: Newton & David – www.newtonanddavidevents.com
Wedding Cake: Buttercups – Cake by Tayo
Photography: Kele Akaniro – www.keleakaniro.com
Videography: Asurf Productions – www.asurftv.blogspot.com
Bride’s Bouquet: Newton & David
Invitations: Karman Invitationers
Food and Drinks: Eko Hotel
“Instant Connect” Wedding Magazine – Art Direction: Gbemi Sagay
Pics By Bella Naija