Getting married is definitely a big deal and all a bride wants is to turn heads and draw attention to herself as she makes her way into the room. A wedding gown is a major highlight at every wedding ceremony and everyone looks forward to seeing the bride in her alluring and stunning gown.
It has been noted over the years that watching the bride make her way down the aisle in her wedding gown brings tears to the eyes of the groom, her bridesmaid, and other wedding guests. She looks incredibly stunning adorable and fabulous. Celebrity weddings are a big deal as they go all out for their big day and shut down social media and social circles with their celebration.
Celebrity brides are on a different level as their wedding gowns set a standard for many to follow and they make headlines for weeks and months with fans raving about the beauty and exquisite of the gown. Here are 10 Nigerian celebrity wedding gowns that made headlines.
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- Stephanie Okereke
Nollywood star Stephanie Okereke tied the knot at the Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay located in the Chevreuse valley in the Rambouillet state-owned forest, just outside Paris, France. The actress had a fairytale wedding and her gown was one of the highlights of the occasion. Stephanie selected her dream dress “Euterpe” from the 2012 Elie by Elie Saab collection, the Lebanese Couturier’s line for Pronovias. She completed her bridal look with a cathedral-length lace veil, sparkly Mui Miu shoes, a dainty tiara, and a bouquet of cascading orchids.
- Adeola Smart
Adeola Smart businesswoman and daughter of Nigerian senator Adeyemi Smart tied the knot with her lover Malivelihood a luxury jeweler and her gown was the talk of the town for weeks on end. She stunned in a wedding gown made of 56 Carat of hand-picked Swarovski diamonds from six different countries. Her husband noted that he had a wedding gown made befitting for a princess. Her veil has her late mum’s name encrusted in diamonds.
- Vanessa Amadi
Top PR Guru and publicist Vanessa Amadi tied the knot and as expected it was a celebrity affair bringing in the cream de la creme of the society to grace the occasion. The beautiful bride wore the mermaid silhouette ‘Gemma’ (my dream wedding dress) by top international designer Vera Wang which she accentuated with a crystal sash and cathedral length tulle veil.
- Faith Sakwe
Faith Sakwe the daughter of the former president of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan tied the knot with her lover Godswill Osim Edward. It was a national affair and we expected nothing but the best with the event. The bride did not disappoint with her wedding gown as it was everything and more than we could imagine. It was a stunning white gown with gold embroidery and a cathedral-length train.
- Bukunmi Adeaga
Fashion stylist Bukunmi Adeaga tied the knot and she certainly made herself a dream muse for her wedding. She chose a Cathedral themed wedding and a gown that made her a real-life princess. She made her wedding gown and had light effects installed under that lit up while she was enjoying her first dance with her prince.
- Tiwa Savage
Singing sensation Tiwa Savage had one of the biggest celebrity weddings and it ticked all the boxes for this. It was a destination wedding in Dubai and international bridal designer Vera Wang made the magnificent wedding gown and a cascading bouquet of white orchids.
- Simi Osomo
PR publicist and magazine editor Simi Osomo’s wedding is one event we will never stop talking about. The communication executive tied the knot with singer Dr. Sid and it was a celebrity affair. She stunned in a Caroline Herrera wedding gown that was simply stunning and exquisite.
- Adesua Etomi
Nollywood sweetheart Adesua Etomi had the biggest wedding of 2017 and her wedding gown was the talk of the town. Her gown was made by prolific wedding designer Mai Atafo who created a masterpiece with her wedding gown that made the bride look incredibly stunning.
Tolu Oniru had one of the biggest weddings of 2016 and it made headlines drawing the creme de la creme of the society. Her wedding gown was such an inspiration for full-figured girls to look their best on their big day. She looked sophisticated and chic in a lace ensemble that featured strategically placed beads and embellishments. Toolz looked like a princess in the form-fitting gown that features a sweetheart neckline and a full bottom with a long train. The custom-made, haute couture creation was by Ezra Couture.
- Kunbi Oyelese
Bridal designer Kunbi Oyelese held the whole of Lagos standstill with her wedding gown. Haven made wedding gowns for over 500 brides over the years we knew it would be an honour when it was time for her own. The bridal gown was a real showstopper. There was a lace top detail, white beaded asymmetrical cascading and the train was just long enough that she dedicated some bridesmaids as carriers. Kunbi’s wedding dress was simply unique.
- Stephanie Okereke
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