She looked across the open field, and saw him. He stood looking off into the distance, a solitary figure next to a lone tree on the horizon. He was waiting, anxious to see his bride, but knowing that she would come when the time was right. As she made her way towards him, the wind made her veil dance across the sky behind her, and each step closer brought more of a smile to her face. Their story had started with a phone call, and neither of them knew that a year later they would begin to grow into best friends… before they knew it, the two had fallen in love with each other, and they were engaged. Now the day of their wedding had come, and the moment for them to see each other was finally here.
Meet Dara & Bisi.
Dara called his name, a beautiful smile across her face, and he turned to see his lovely bride in her gown for the very first time. The expression on Bisi’s face said it all, and as he took his beaming bride into his arms, they knew they were celebrating the beginning of an incredible life together.
Here’s their beautiful wedding day…
Dara absolutely glowed on her day! Everyone thought so!
A sweet moment with the bride and her flower girl…
Film style black and whites. Love.
The bride and her lovely ladies…
Dara, you’re a beauty!
Matt got some shots of the groom and the guys…
How adorable is this little ring bearer? He melts me!
Dara and Bisi did a first look and it was so romantic! Love the groom’s expression when he saw his beautiful bride!
Bisi was blown away by Dara…
…and even the cars going by saw how excited he was! : )
The bride took a moment to pray with her bridesmaids before the ceremony.
A beautiful ceremony.
Married! A favorite photo… the excitement just seconds after they tied the knot. : )
Nigerian weddings are amazing. The colors, the joy, the dancing, the love. Just beautiful!
I love this photo of our bride with another one of our previous 2011 brides, Timmie…two beautiful ladies! Love y’all : )
For the second part of the reception, the bride and groom changed into their traditional Nigerian wedding attire. How stunning are they?
The Nigerian money dance…and it was amazing!
We’ll go ahead and end this post with one of the last photos from the night. On their way to their car, the videographer stopped the couple to ask what they were feeling right before they left for the night. I think the joy and pure bliss on their faces speaks louder than words. : ) A gorgeous ending to a beautiful day!
Dara and Bisi,
Thank you for letting us document such a meaningful day in your lives! Your sweet spirits and genuine kindness really bless everyone around you. We hope that every year of your marriage is filled with the same jubilee and excitement as day one was. Blessings to you both, and warm wishes for a wonderful start in your new marriage!
Matt and Ivy
Story from the couple
How we met:
Dara and Bisi met through the match-making efforts of family members. After Bisi’s initial phone call to Dara, it took an entire year before they would actually meet, because timing is everything! When Dara and Bisi went on their first date in the summer of 2012, little did they know their lives were about to change. Their friendship blossomed and soon it became clear that they were the perfect match made in heaven for each other.
What we envisioned for our wedding:
Bisi and Dara envisioned a wedding filled with their closest family and friends having a good time and most of all a wedding that glorified God in every way– and that is indeed what they were blessed with!
Special thanks to bride’s friends Jessica Agwamaro and Tope Oguntona for bride’s hair and make-up
Special thanks to bridesmaid, Janelle Miller, for bride’s something borrowed–the veil
| Photographer | Ivy Weddings | Bride’s Dress Designer | Mori Lee | Bride’s Dress & Veil Boutique | Mockingbird Bridal | Jewelry | Charming Charlie | Bridesmaids Dresses | Target | Groom and Groomsmen’s Suits | International Suit Wearhouse | Venue | Eastridge Park Christian Church | Coordinator | Biel Events | Florist | Belle Fleur – by Peggy Henderson | Cake | Yum Scrum Cakes | Caterer | Royal Catering | Officiant | Rev. David Hollingsworth | Rentals | AM Linen Rentals | MC | Awestruck Inc. |
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