Pictures from Hadiza Raisa Okoya & Olamiju Alao-Akala’s Wedding

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Hadiza Raisa Okoya and Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala got married on Easter Sunday – April 20 2014 at the bride’s father’s Eleganza Estate in Lagos. The bride – Raisa is the daughter of esteemed entrepreneur Chief Razaq Okoya while the groom’s father is former Oyo state governor Adebayo Alao-Akala.

The couple met through the bride’s younger sister at a mutual friend’s party. After a beautiful courtship, the groom proposed at the cinemas! According to the bride,

We were there watching Best Man Holiday. Half way through the movie stopped and next thing I saw my picture on the screen, before I could say anything on that same screen was written *RAISA WILL MARRY ME?* Oh my God! I was shocked. As I turned to looked at him he was right in front of me on his knees holding a ring…I was soo excited I showed everyone at cinema.”

They had their introduction in January

Introduction: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Introduction: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Introduction: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Introduction: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Introduction: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Introduction: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Introduction: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Introduction: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Introduction: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Introduction: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Introduction: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Introduction: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Hadiza Okoya weds Olamiju Alao-Akala Introduction Loveweddingsng - Sade Okoya, Omowumi Akinnifesi

Hadiza Okoye & Olamiju Alao – Akala Introduction

Hadiza Okoya weds Olamiju Alao-Akala Introduction Loveweddingsng - Omowumi Akinnifesi, Sade Okoyea

Hadiza Okoye & Olamiju Alao – Akala Introduction

Traditional Wedding

For the traditional wedding, the bride – Raisa wore a stunning white aso oke iro and buba embellished with gold.

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Traditional Wedding: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Traditional Wedding: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Traditional Wedding: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Traditional Wedding: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Traditional Wedding: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Traditional Wedding: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Traditional Wedding: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

For the reception, Hadiza wore a strapless corseted mermaid gown by Kosibah – it took 25 meters of silk organza, 75 Swarovski diamante crystal appliques and hours of meticulous hand sewing by the couturier himself – Yemi Osunkoya.

White Wedding: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

White Wedding: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

White Wedding: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

White Wedding: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

White Wedding: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

White Wedding: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

 

White Wedding: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

White Wedding: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

White Wedding: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

White Wedding: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

White Wedding: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

White Wedding: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

White Wedding: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

White Wedding: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

For the after party, she sizzled in a gold sequin dress. The dapper groom was all smiles in his black suit with damask details.

The couple’s highlights from their special day are oh so evident in the photos – Olamiju couldn’t take his eyes off Hadiza, especially in her show-stopping gown. She also shares her best moments with us – “every moment my husband was beside me, looked at me and smiled at me. He makes me feel so special.”

Thanksgiving (Ibadan)

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

Thanksgiving: Hadiza Raisa Okoya weds Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala

LoveweddingsNG would like to wish LMJ and HRO all the best in their marriage.

Wedding Info
Wedding Date: Sunday April 20 2014
Venue: Oluwalonsola Eleganza Estate

Wedding Colours
Traditional: Cream & Purple
White: Purple & White

Wedding Attire
Bride’s Makeup for (Traditional and White): Elaine Shobanjo of Shomya

Traditional
Bride’s Attire: Bisbod
Bride’s Traditional Wedding Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Groom’s Traditional Wedding Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Aso Ebi: Olamide Alabi-Jacobs of Jane Jacobs | instagram.com/janejacob09 | 08027470000 | 11 Kayode Otitoju, Off Admiralty Road, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos

White
Bride’s White Wedding Dress: Yemi Osunkoya of Kosibah
Groom & Groomsmen Suits: David Bowler
Bride’s White Wedding Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Groom’s White Wedding Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Little Bride Dresses: Olamide Alabi-Jacobs of Jane Jacobs | instagram.com/janejacob09 | 08027470000 | 11 Kayode Otitoju, Off Admiralty Road, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos
Bouquet: Flower Angel

Vendors
Wedding Planner and Decorator: Abimbola Oladiran of Subtle Elegance Events | 08096452851 | omothara (at) gmail.com | instagram.com/subtlelegancevents
Wedding Cakes: Cakes and Cream
Food: Astoria, Malas, Kaffy, Ever Best, Oval Tarf
Drinks: Exclusive, Bonix, Biobev
Dessert: Ooh la la, Sweet Cravings
Cocktails: Water 2 Wine, Mandies Cocktail
Small Chops: Lareedo, Tj., Demo

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  1. Mercy says:

    Gorggggg!!!!

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