The real wedding party of the superstars of the blockbuster movie reeled before millions of eyes as Adesua Etomi and Bankole Wellington tied the nuptial knots in Cape Town, South Africa, on Saturday, November 25, 2017.
Apart from scores of guests on ground at the destination wedding, millions more followed on social media as #BAAD2017 trended.
The 36-year-old musician more popularly known as Banky W and his actress bride, 29, lived their dreams as the fantasy wedding got underway following their lavish engagement gig in Lagos on Sunday, November 19.
Here are some highlights from the talk-of-the-town event as compiled by Encomium Weekly:
1. The destination wedding took many by surprise as bride and groom and their wedding party started arriving in South Africa
From Thursday, November 23, the wedding party started posting about their arrival and readiness for the wedding.
We were catching our breaths from the Sunday, November 19 traditional engagement at Landmark Events Centre ( Victoria Island extension, Lagos) and civic ceremony at the registry on Monday, November 20, when we were regaled with images from South Africa.
Before the Saturday event, the wedding train had enjoyable time eating out and partying.
2. The exchange of vows outdoor was a picturesque extravaganza with white chairs on a lawn with hills and mountains as a backdrop at Camp Bays, Cape Town
The groom’s men all adorned white tuxedos, black shirts, bow ties, waistcoats and trousers. The bride’s maids wore black shimmering gowns.
The groom and best man had white shirts and shinier white tuxedos.
And the bride and chief bride’s maid wore white.
The wedding train had 7 bride’s maids and 8 groom’s men, a chief bride’s maid and best man.
And there was the Demuren brothers, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Linda Ejiofor, Nancy Isime, Dotun Ojuolape Kayode (DO2dTUN)…
The bride arrived at the nuptials in a vintage grey Rolls Royce (with registration number MVA 1-WP).
3. The reception at Cape Town International Convention Centre was full of laughter and merriment
The couple descended from a well-decorated stairs with flowers onto a reception area with a large dancing area.
Anchored by a few of the friends of the couple, it was a festival of joy with a game featuring intimate questions, dances and more, apart from all the elements that make of reception unforgettable.
4. The couple’s multiple jaw-dropping ensembles drew gasps
From the white tuxedo ensemble, Banky W changed into a glittering, dark tuxedo.
His bride changed multiple times – from the floor-sweeping white wedding dress to a purple number and jangling silver piece…
5. The Wedding Party cast was represented by Iretiola Doyle, with glittering assemblage of guests from the young, restless but focused crowd to the old and gracefully ageing
And we counted the Demurens (the parents, Segun and Tunde and their spouses), Pastor Tony Rapu, Chris and Ijeoma Obosi, Skales, Noble Igwe and wife, IK and Olohi Osakioduwa, Mai Atofo who designed the wedding attires, Stephanie Coker, Liz Osho, Rachael Abiriba, Dumebi Iyama, Osas Ighodaro Ajibade, Dorcas Fopson (she grabbed the bouquet thrown by the bride), and Kelechi Amadi-Obi, the renowned photographer, among dozens.
6. The fourth ceremony in 6 months capped the extravaganza
From their May 6 introduction to the November 19 traditional engagement and November 20 civic ceremony (all in Lagos, Nigeria), the South Africa dream destination wedding was the fourth of their events in 6 months.
7. Enjoying a safari honeymoon
From their arrival to departure, the couple and their friends explored tourist destinations.
From lavish meals to a hot-air balloon, safari (playing with elephants and cheetahs), to the visit to Table Mountain, they all had a rollicking good time.
They even had wine and cheese tasting feast as they hopped from one luxury hotel to resort.