GistUs Weddings: Ella and Obinna

How Ella & Obinna Met (From the bride to be, Ella)
Our story is so weird when I think of it..
On my birthday, 3rd of January 2013, he saw my picture on a friends BlackBerry DP, and just like that oh, wahala started. He started worrying her for my pin, bribing her, to bribe me, lol. I wasn’t interested in another ‘man wahala’, so I said “No” to my friend. My friend eventually gave in to his pressure and gave out my pin without my consent *angry face*. Then the big head started worrying me, I just wanted to shut him out immediately, so I was forming busy.

Then one faithful day, my close pal, Chinenye was toying with my phone and started replying to his pings and before I knew it, she agreed to going see a movie with him *shaking my own big head*. I was so pissed with her, that I couldn’t even properly give her a piece of my mind. I tried to make it difficult for us to meet up, making up excuses like “I don’t have much time today or tomorrow”“I don’t drive and I cannot easily get a cab”, blah blah blah. He still persisted, arranged for a cab to come pick me up and so I hopped in. Lo and behold, when I saw him, he was short (Honestly, any little hype disappeared, lol). Interestingly enough, when I heard him talk, like really talk, I was more than impressed with his person, so I decided to stop the shakara and pay him some attention. Well he was good enough for the ‘friend-zone’ sha, but after a month he asked me to be his Valentine and later officially asked me to be his girlfriend and so and so and so…

The Proposal
I was preparing to pass out from NYSC in June, he had an important trip to PHC the same week, so in my mind I was gonna celebrate with friends. His dad came into Lagos a week before and gave him some box that looked funny. I asked the nonsense boy what it was, he says “It is an internet banking token for my dad’s friend”. I keep quiet, like since when did you have to hide tokens this well. Suddenly two days to my passing out, he says his trip to PHC had been cancelled and that he would like to stay back for my sake. I was so happy, in many ways, ignorant of his plan. Passing out was fun but so late, my friends and I already had a celebration dinner planned which ended late at about 10pm (it was supposed to end at 6pm). By this time I was pissed with him, cuz he had just called only once the whole day, just to say congrats. I was supposed to go to his place after the dinner, but I went home instead. It was almost midnight, I had begun getting ready to sleep when he suddenly calls me, barking. No, first he asks me where I was, I say am Home. Then he starts shouting, “I cancelled my trip cuz of you and you left me alone all day” yada yada yada. Omo, for peace to reign, I got dressed jeh-jeh, and called back my cab guy.

I get to his place and he was still fuming, I apologized for not coming to see him and he calmed down. He didn’t want to continue talking and lays down to start sleeping. Then when I am almost asleep, I hear him call me up. He apologizes for shouting and says “I had something planned, you didn’t show up, but what I have to say cannot wait” He reaches into his bag and brings out a Blackberry Q10. I was so happy, cuz I had been wanting the phone. I immediately start going at the box, getting out the phone and opening further to get the battery. Then laying right inside is our very own small box from before. I immediately realised what it all meant and tears filled my eyes. He explains that he had made dinner reservations for us at Radisson Blu and that he had some messed up plan of doing it there. But I had to party with ma friends and forget him :( . I really didn’t hear all the gist then, because I was still in shock. I said “Yes, of course,” and gave him probably one of the biggest kisses of his life ;)
Interesting story abi? :)

Wedding Planning

First of we planned the wedding ourselves, there was just too much work communicating with some would-be wedding planners, so we decided to rough it with my idea of a ‘Dream Wedding’. It wasn’t an easy task and honestly if I were to get married again right now, I’d get a planner in-time (Maybe before the proposal sef…lol).

White Wedding

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 Traditional Wedding

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Wedding Details

Wedding Date for Traditional Wedding:  November 29 2013
Wedding Date for White Wedding: November 30 2013
Church: Mater Misericordiae Catholic Church, Rumuomasi, Portharcourt

Wedding Reception Venue: Aztec Arcum, Stadium Road, PHC

Wedding Attire
Traditional Wedding Attire
Makeup: Bride’s friend
1st Outfit: Mobadge Bespoke 
Shoes: Ivanka Trump
2nd Outfit: Mobadge Bespoke

Jewelry: Bride’s Selection

White Wedding Attire
Makeup: Bride’s friend
Wedding Dress: Angelina Faccenda Couture for Mori Lee – from Imani Swank Bridals
Veil: Vogue – from Imani Swank Bridals
Shoes: Christian Louboutin 
2nd dress: Brides By Nona 
Bouquet: Bride’s Selection
Jewlry: Imani Swank
Wristwear: Michael Kors
Groom’s Suit: Mai Atafo
Groom’s Shoes: Versace
Groom’s Cufflinks: Versace
Groom’s Eyewear: Chrome Hearts (Vision Opticals, Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki)
Wristwear: Emporio Armani 

Traditional Wedding Vendors
MC: MC Ash
Aso Ebi: Mobadge Bespoke
Cake: Bluberry Cakes
White Wedding Vendors
Food: Maranatha Catering Co || Jojo La Chef
Drinks: Couple’s family
Souvenir: Couple’s family
Desserts: Maranatha
Cake: Bluberry Cakes, 5 tier cake with pearls
DJ: DJ Olu
MC: Dan D Humorous
Ushers: Dezua Events
Invitation Cards / Program: Infinity Media
Décor: DexterityPlus

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4 Responses to "GistUs Weddings: Ella and Obinna"

  1. helen says:

    Woooooooow! Wah a story

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  2. helen says:

    Cnt wait 4 myn oooooo!cul weddn

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Am happy for you both,congratulation!!

    Reply
  4. snowier says:

    wow dis is lovely

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