Wedding Vibe – Colorful Nigerian Wedding In Atlanta
The love story of Olako and Osahon is a story of perseverance. Osahon was ready to be in an exclusive relationship with Olako after her third date. It seemed perfect. Olako was incredibly beautiful and they shared many things in common, including a love for her Nigerian culture and for business. Both pursued MBA degrees outside the United States. However, Olako hesitated. Osahon was on his way to Scotland to study for his MBA; she would eventually study in London, and having a successful long-distance relationship seemed implausible. The only thing Olako Osahon could promise was that they would stay in touch. They communicated via Skype and emails and briefly saw each other in person during the holidays and whenever their schedule permitted. Osahon’s engagement and romantic gestures eventually broke Olako, and they embarked on a five-year courtship that led to a romantic dinner proposal in Lagos, Nigeria.
They married five years after the day they met in a traditional religious ceremony in Atlanta. Her best friends, many of whom were present when they met years ago at a bowling alley, surround her as their ladies of honor and their men of distinction. Olako shares, ” We called our bridesmaids bridesmaids and our groomsmen men of distinction because we believe their love, prayers and support during our courtship and engagement were greatly appreciated.”
In addition to the fantastic titles that this couple gave to their friends, it was very important for them to immerse their Nigerian heritage in their celebrations. West African drummers and dancers performed at the beginning of their reception. They were sprinkled with silver when dancing (Naija style). The parents dressed in traditional Nigerian clothes, and they had two caterers to prepare one traditional Southern food and the other traditional Nigerian food!
It was an amazing celebration of the power of prayer and perseverance and a love that crossed the continents and held itself strong in the distance.
Memories: Our peck was Epic!!! We did not see each other 3 months before the wedding and the last minute race kept us busy until we walked down the aisle. As soon as the priest said that you can peck your wife, we crossed ourselves, as if no one else was with us in the cathedral.
1) As long as the wedding day ends with you both as husband and wife, nothing else really matters.
2) however, make sure that the cake + cupcakes you order are delivered to the reception room. We ordered a 4 tier cake + 180 cupcakes and the courier service never delivered our cakes to the Atlanta History Center
The love story of Olako and Osahon is a story of perseverance. Osahon was ready to be in an exclusive relationship with Olako after her third date. It seemed perfect. Olako was incredibly beautiful and they shared many things in common, including a love for her Nigerian culture and for business. Both pursued MBA degrees…