Grandeur Events Wedding of Abisoye and Lanre by Alakija Studios in Lagos Nigeria

Kunbi O / Friday July 26, 2013
Thank God it’s Friday. Today we have the conclusory part of Abisoye and Lanre Balogun’s wedding by Alakija Studios. Everything is gorgeous as usual and the pictures make you feel every emotion (kudos to the super talented Jide Alakija and his team). I love that the couple knew exactly what they wanted for their big day and you can tell a lot of effort was put into the details. The gorgeous red, white and gold backdrop is glam and tasteful- there’s a lot of inspiration here Ladies! One of the things I’ve learned, is that the true sign of a successful event lies in the enjoyment of its guests. Well, the guests looked like they had a blast and a half. We wish Abisoye and Lanre a lifetime of enjoyment and happiness together.

From the Groom:

Our inspiration for the day was to have both events themed for what they really were i.e a traditional and western wedding. As a photographer, I love it when I see a clear distinction between the  two ceremonies so this was something we set out to do from the start. We tried to achieve that as best as we could with every detail of each wedding. For instance, we served solely traditional Nigerian meals for the traditional wedding. We also had chair covers made out of traditional ankara material and traditional artifacts as our centerpieces. (See Lanre and Bisoye’s Traditional Wedding here)
For our Western wedding which was mostly dreamed up by my wife, we originally wanted an all-white backdrop but decided to throw in red accents which turned out to be a great decision. The red drapery stood out and made for great photo effects.

Vendors: Photographer: Alakija Studios | Venue: Grandeur | Catering: Malas Foods, Culinary Wok and Kemabom | Small Chops: Keem Chops | Drinks: Rahcool and Spronx | Desserts: Helado Delicia |  Cake: Absolute Elegance | Cocktails: Elle’s Icebox | Decor: Oaken Events | Chiavari Chairs: Arcor Chairs | Event Planning and Ushers: 2706 Events | MC: Tee A | Band: Demola Olota | DJ: DJ Lami | Videography: Caleb Videography | Hair & Makeup: BMpro | Invitations: Universal Cards | Bride and Bridesmaids’ Robes: All Thingz Girlie | Bride’s Slippers: All Thingz Girlie | Bridesmaids Dresses: April by Kunbi | Groomsmen Outifit: David Wej |