Friday, 14 June 2013

WNS: Dream Wedding II: The Grandeur Collection by Ohimai Atafo

The ‘Grandeur Collection’ unveiled by Nigerian Fashion designer Ohimai Atafo featured lovely designs and colors at the Landmark Village Event Centre, Oniru. The show opened with a welcome speech from Ohimai Atafo. The grooms came out first, joined by the bridesmaids and then the bride. Different celebrities showcased the designer’s Grandeur Collections – popular Tinsel actor Gbenro Ajigbade was the first to grace the runway in a powder blue suit, followed by Chris Attoh in a dark blue suit, then by Popular R n B singer Lynxx who wore a piece suit with a jacket, former AMBO winner and Actor OC Ukeje followed in a beige three piece suit with champagne tie accompanied by his bride Seyi Shey who rendered her hit single ‘loving her way’ to her groom, DJ Exclusive was next in a blue-black tuxedo that featured a dark blue velvet jacket and had Tobi Oyelakin as his bride and finally Joseph Benjamin in a royal blue suit with his bride Beverly Naya, looking dazzling in a tulle and satin wedding dress.

The couples had bridesmaids in different colors of bright red, cream, royal blues, champagne and baby pink, floral patterns bordered by bold colored satin with their feet adorned with Bejeweled shoes; and two flower girls in white and baby pink. The brides were just stunning, from ball gowns to mermaid cuts as they sashayed down the runway.





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The guests moved from the wedding to the reception where Chris Attoh graced the runway again in a three piece tuxedo with a cravat. His grey pants matched the grey small jacket and made a sharp contrast to the black over coat. His bride was Yvonne Nelson in a mermaid cut bejeweled dress and short train with two lovely ladies as the bridesmaid in silver dresses. Timi Dakolo serenaded the crowd shortly after as the actual fashion show began, with models walking down the aisle in Mermaid cuts and A-line dresses. Tosin Martins performed next as he ushered in Joseph Benjamin in a grey three piece suit, with bridesmaids in colors of green and white. His bride was Mrs. Oyelakin in a Mermaid cut dress with a tulle train. Waje got on stage to welcome Chris Attoh back in a white tuxedo with a bow tie, the bridesmaids were in yellow dresses with boat necklines and chiffon appliqué, and he was joined by a beautiful bride in a satin mermaid cut dress with beaded detail down the side of her dress.
Banky W came on stage next in a black tuxedo and red cravat and performed his popular single ‘Yes/No’ after which he proposed to Yvonne Nelson who was sitting in the crowd. Mr Attoh once again came on stage in a grey one button three piece suit, the bridesmaids were in grey and silver. A mini drama ensured with the groom waiting anxiously for his bride. Isio Wanogho finally joined him in an intricately beautiful mermaid cut dress and the couple kissed to Praiz performing 'I love you'.

Timi Dakolo took the stage again in a two piece cross jacket with a bow tie with Seyi Shay in a bejeweled dress with lace bodice singing 'Beneath your beautiful'. The bridesmaids were in burnt orange dresses. Gbenro Ajigbade was next with a grey three piece suit and grey cravat, with the ivory waistcoat complementing the long over coat. He was joined by Beverly Naya in a lace and tulle mermaid cut dress and they danced to MI's rendition of ‘One Naira'. Lynnx took the stage in a black tuxedo and a lady dressed in a black wedding dress walked down the aisle complete with a black veil. He was later joined on stage by Eku Edewor in a lace and tulle dress while they danced to his song ‘Fine Lady’.

The show closed with Mai performing his new song 'Stay with me' featuring Waje and Praiz. Banky W in a black tuxedo and Yvonne Nelson in a purple lace dress came on stage followed by the remaining cast of the event.


Weddings N Style is looking forward to Dream Wedding III next year.

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