Saturday, 14th September 2019, will always be a memorable one for a U.S. celebrity couple, Lashawnda Nicole and Festus Olubiyo as they attracted many top socialites, politicians and prominent people from different part of the world as they took their wedding vows.
The event which took place at. Mauve 21 Event Centre in the Ancient City of Ibadan will continue to remain on the lips of people as it was one of biggest weddings that was staged in Ibadan this year Festus Olubiyo who is from Ibadan gathered many Ibadan and Lagos socialites as he tied the nuptial knot with his beautiful bride, La Shawnda Nicole, who is an African/American lady.
It was observed that many guests flew in from the US to honour and felicitate with this lovely couple.
According to the couple, they held the wedding ceremony in Nigeria to create an opportunity for the bride to visit Africa, know more about Yoruba culture where the groom hails from and also to meet his family members and friends whom she hadn’t met. After the entrance of the groom’s family and bride’s family, the couple stormed the hall in grand style.
They stole the show at their wedding. Do we talk about their various dance steps? The bride, who came to Nigeria for the first time, left many in awe as she displayed some beautiful dancing steps. She is, indeed, a hot stepper, the guests were surprised to see her grooving to Nigerian hip hop songs as they make their way into the hall. Let us talk about her gorgeous wedding dress. It was so beautiful that every guest couldn’t take off their eyes from her. She complemented it with a beautiful set of silver jewellery.
What about her bridal hair?
It was beautifully packed and decorated.
The tall, dark and handsome groom wore a black suit, but what captured everybody’s attention was his fully embellished silver shoe.
The chairman of the occasion. Engr Ademola Agoro delivered a great speech. He prayed for the couple and advised them to always stick together and support each other.
One of the most captivating moments at the event was when the bride expressed her deep appreciation to family members, friends and well-wishers who graced their big day. She said she was highly impressed by Yoruba culture and in love with Nigeria at large. She also added that she felt very blessed getting married to a Nigerian.
Did we tell you that she was accompanied to Nigeria by her two close family members? Shirley Marie and La Tanya Shanell They stood by her and supported her throughout the event.
Let us tell you about their 2nd outfits. The bride rocked a purple laser cut Aso-Oke that was fully embellished with crystal stones and beads.
She rocked a matching, Silver shoes and bag with a love piece of jewellery. The groom also rocked a purple and white Agbada that was well designed. The union can be described as “A Marriage made in heaven’ because it was one of its kind.
Prominent personalities at the party include Senator Teslim Folarin, Hon. George Akanke, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, Hon. Shina Peller, Hon. Olamiju Alao-Akala, Prince Wemimo Olu Paul, Alhaji Kola Olurin and Mr Laide Akano.
Others are Leke Badmus, Yomi Johnson, Tunde Akande, Yahyah Champion, Mr Adefunsho Goodmus Anthony, CEO Celebrity Club and wife, Mr. & Mrs Balogun to mention a few.