Ibidunni Ituah-Ighodalo’s funeral, Juneteenth, Kierra Sheard is engaged & more wedding news

Last week was full on! American gospel singer, Kierra Sheard from The Clark Sisters got engaged, MTV’s ‘Are you the one’ stars, Uche Nwosu and Clinton Moxam also got engaged. It was also Martin Luther King Jr. & Coretta Scott King’s 67th wedding anniversary. On a sadder note, event planner and former beauty queen, Ibidunni Ituah-Ighodalo was laid to rest as more tributes poured in from family, friends, and industry colleagues.

It was an emotional week for the family, friends and colleagues as Ibidunni Ituah-Ighodalo was laid to rest. The late event planner and philanthropist’s funeral took place on Saturday, the 20th of June.

Nigerian event professionals held a flower procession in her honour on Friday, the 19th of June ahead of the funeral service. May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen

A lot has changed in the wedding industry due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and we love how the Nigerian wedding industry is adapting. Enugu based wedding planner, Ifeoma Okoye of STM Magical Creations Event put together a stunning styled shoot tagged The New Dawn. The shoot featured lockdown-compliant wedding ideas that every bride will love. The shoot was inspired by the need to create a beautiful intimate wedding inspiration for couples who want to go ahead with their wedding plans during the pandemic. Everything about the shoot depicts pure magic. See more photos from the shoot here

Still on weddings, Independent Ireland shared a report which states that gatherings of one hundred people will be allowed from the 20th of July 2020. Read the full report here

It was Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King’s 67th wedding anniversary on the 18th of June, 2020. The late civil rights leaders got married in 1953 in a ceremony officiated by the groom’s father, Pastor Martin Luther King Sr. To mark his parent’s anniversary, Martin Luther King III shared the story on Instagram of how the couple had trouble finding a hotel that would allow them to stay the night and ended up spending the night … at a funeral home.?”

Brides magazine shared their love story, which started when a mutual friend, Mary Powell played matchmaker by sliding Martin Coretta’s phone number.

Still on anniversaries, it was Meghan Good and Devon Franklin’s 8th wedding anniversary last week. The couple said ‘I Do’ on the 16th of June, 2012 in Malibu, California.

Meghan shared their Jumping the Broom, save the date and wedding illustration with the caption; “8 Years Down .. Eternity To Go. Happy Anniversary My Lover Of Life @DeVonFranklin”.

Kierra Sheard is engaged! The American gospel artist got engaged to Jordan Kelly on her birthday. She shared the lovely news on Instagram with the caption; “I can’t believe it!!!! You’re everything I’ve always wanted. I can’t wait to do life with you! Thank you for choosing me! You’re an answer to my prayers. The man in my dream is now my reality. What????!!!!

A Twitter Happily Ever After love story! Twitter user, Aysha Yayari shared how she met her husband, Hassan Muazu 18 months ago on Twitter when he sent her a DM. The couple got married on the 13th of June, 2020.

Reality-TV stars, Uche Nwosu and Clinton Moxam from season 6 of MTV’s ‘Are you the one?’ show announced their engagement. The couple were a ‘No Match’ on the love/ matchmaking TV show but had been together for three years after the show before they got engaged. Uche shared on Instagram; “Still speechless. I honestly didn’t think love like this existed. I’m the most me, my BEST self – when I’m with you. No one loves me better ? My best friend. My protector. My lover. My fiancé (literally what!!!!!!!) – I can’t wait to be your wife ❤️ #nomatch #forever”.

Clinton Moxam also shared the news on Instagram by uploading photos by Ever Wild Love with the caption; “So yesterday my dreams came true ? I met my Fiancé exactly 3 years ago today & yesterday I asked her to spend the rest of her life with me. This was the easiest decision I’ve ever made. Honestly, there wasn’t even a decision to be made, I truly believe we were created for one another!Uche I’ve been searching for you since I was like 9. Our relationship and the love we have for one another came out of nowhere & it’s undeniable you’re my wife. You’re perfect, thank you for choosing to love me. Let’s get these wedding plans started because I want some babies soon ?⁣”.

Juneteenth! Also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day, Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. To celebrate, Perfété published an article titled “Juneteenth: An Ode to Black weddings“. The article, which was a collaborative effort with a team of wedding vendors, paid homage by taking a closer look at the history of black weddings and marriages in the United States.

Will you take this #Inclusivity Pledge? A team of wedding vendors started a call for action asking for the support shown to black wedding vendors over the last two weeks since the Black Lives Matter protests to move past a trend. The video asked for “a commitment to lasting change” quoting benefits that a more inclusive industry will bring. We love the idea behind this and fully support this movement.

Finally, we hope you had a wonderful Father’s Day celebration on Sunday, the 21st of June.


Eguolo Anita Etefe is a wedding and travel enthusiast

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