Check out Ezinne and Uchenna’s love story, pre-wedding pictures and pictures from their jaw-dropping, mind-boggling wedding.
Ezinne and Uchenna got married in Texas, but they still represented their Nigerian nationality from their choice of food and attire.
Their music was also very Nigerian with Banky W, Lynxxx & Mr. VSax performing at the wedding reception,
The whole affair took the expression-love is a beautiful thing, to a whole new level especially with their breathtaking story and pictures. See for yourself, here is how they met.
From the bride, Ezinne:
"I just relocated to a new city and found a group page on Facebook for a Nigerian Independence Day Celebration party that had occurred a few days earlier. I was disappointed that I missed the party but quickly forgot about it when I noticed the last person that joined the group (Uchenna). He was handsome and seemed nice so I sent him a friend request."
"Once Uchenna accepted my friend request he sent me a Facebook message asking if I just moved here. I replied that I did and we continued to chat back and forth on Facebook all afternoon until he eventually asked me for my number."
"After I gave him my number he immediately called me. After talking all day long we eventually made plans to meet up the next day. I just knew when I met Uchenna there was something special about him so we continued to go on several dates until we became inseparable."
The proposal, also from the bride:
"Apparently, Uchenna had planned for a grand, romantic and surprise proposal to occur during his visit with my family for Thanksgiving. His plan quickly fell apart when the airline rep inadvertently forwarded me his flight itinerary that showed he had changed his departure flight to a day later than the date he told me he would be leaving. My confusion about that situation made him nervous so he aborted his plans and decided to come up with something on the spot. He eventually lured me out of the house by telling me we were going shopping."
"When we got to the mall my two brothers randomly showed up separately and acted like it was just a coincidence we were all at the same mall at the same time. For an hour or so we kept wandering aimlessly around the mall (which I later discovered was because they were looking for a romantic and memorable spot for the proposal to take place) until we arrived at the men’s section of a department store when Uchenna decided he was going to propose right then and there. So in front of tons of Black Friday discount shoppers watching us, he got on one knee, spilled his heart out and popped the question with the most gorgeous ring I have ever seen. And of course I said “Yes!”
Concerning her Nigerian choice of attire:
“I wanted to ensure my Nigerian culture was represented at our white wedding as well, so I made sure my third dress would be a traditional one. I worked with the talented Nneka of Brides by Nona to create the design of the dress. I knew I wanted this dress to be cohesive with my other dresses (a long sleeve mermaid gown) but I wanted it to be in a rich color.
After selecting a mostly purple material for my aso ebi girls to wear, I decided my husband and I should wear the same purple hue. I am so glad I made that decision because our outfits stood out from the reception decor.”
“I love the modern twist brides are doing with coral beads for their traditional wedding, so I incorporated that into mine by wearing a coral bead cap to match my jewelry. I wore a heavily sequined royal blue george wrapper and white sequin patterned blouse to find my husband and serve him palm wine.”
“I wanted the final outfit that I came out with my husband in to be white, and to represent I was a Nigerian bride. I wanted to make the white fabric pop more so I lined it with silver sequined fabric and wore crystal jewelry and accessories.”
We wish them all the best in their new life together.
Check out beautiful pictures in the gallery above.
Photography: Raheem of RH Photo Arts | Email: raheem (at) rhphotarts.com |instagram.com/rhphotoarts
Wedding Planner: Chioma of Dure Events | Email: Chioma (at) dureevents.com |instagram.com/dureevents
Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero from La Reve Bridal Boutique|larevebridalcouture.com
Reception Dress: Alyce Paris | alyceparis.com
Bridesmaids Makeup & Hair: Lyzadora | instagram.com/lyzadora
Groom’s Blue Double Breasted Tuxedo: Custom made by Abbeydale (Charlotte, North Carolina) houseofabbeydale.com |instagram.com/houseofabbeydale
Bridal Makeup: Alaina of Color duJour (Houston, Tx) |instagram.com/colordujour | www.ColorDuJour.com
Hair: Monique Moore of October Silk Salon (Atlanta, GA) |instagram.com/mooreuniquehair
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