The whole world witnessed as Mr Hakeem Olaleye (AKA Segun Gele) walked down the aisle with his beautiful bride in Lagos, Nigeria.
This wedding is one that has been eagerly anticipated by friends, family, and clients of Mr Gele. It was definitely a spectacular scene to behold, as Segun Gele, a well renowned Gele maestro/make-up artist, who has covered quite a significant number of wedding ceremonies across North America, Europe, and Africa was joined in holy matrimony with his own beautiful bride in Lagos, Nigeria. Segun Gele is so skilled in the art of tying headgears (Gele), and also very fond of his skillfulness, that CNN Marketplace Africa had to fly down from Atlanta to Houston, just sorely for the purpose of obtaining an exclusive coverage on this headgear genius. It was not a surprise that he was spotted helping to fix his wife’s gele on their wedding day. The turnout of people at the event was impressive, as lots of friends from the US, and UK traveled to Nigeria, just to celebrate this joyous occasion with Mr & Mrs Gele.
The event turned out very well, as expected. The whole ceremony had a marathon touch to it, as the entire marriage program, consisting of the engagement/traditional wedding, church wedding ceremony, and after-wedding reception was all performed on the same day. The traditional wedding kicked off in the morning; which was a unique show of culture as the groom and his friends literally came begging for the wife’s hand in marriage accompanied by family and gifts. It was superbly handled by two coordinators “Alagas”, as they are fondly called in Nigeria. What a beauty to behold! The church ceremony followed afterwards, where the bride and groom exchanged marital vows and signed the marriage license in front of their families and friends – and with this singular act, the whole world was ready to usher in the bride and groom to the click of married couples.
Pomp and Pageantry, Class and Uniqueness are just a few words to describe the setup at the reception, which was held at the University of Lagos (Unilag) staff school. The reception hall was decorated by JUST WEDDING EVENTS, a good friend of the groom, who did an excellent job with the whole décor, and ensured each table had fresh flowers to further enhance the beauty of the reception ground.
The MC at the reception was another good friend of the groom, Jide Benson. The question on so many clients of Segun Gele was – who was going to do his brides make-up and Gele; no wonder Funmilola looked so gorgeous, cos’ Juliet Esiri, a well renowned make-up artist from London, who underwent her make-up and gele training in Houston, Texas; did the honors of beautifing the bride for the day. The food was catered by SUPER MEAL CATERING SERVICES / Ol ‘SORTS CATERING & EVENT, and the guests were treated to sumptuous small chops by AURLORLARDAY. MELLOH RHYTHM BAND, Houston’s own musical group was also present at the event to entertain the guests all day long. The guests did not fail to show their appreciation to the wonderful music played by the band as evidenced by the spraying of various currencies to reflect the different parts of the world the guests arrived from.
It was really a memorable day for the couple, as they hardly left the dance floor and you could tell that everyone had a nice time, as all the corners of the reception hall was filled with smiling guests.
We wish Mr and Mrs Gele a wonderful and blissful married life.
Photo Credit: Ade Plumptre
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WEDDING DRESS: BELLA DEUR BRIDAL WWW.BELLADEUR.COM +12818708600
GROOMS SUIT: WWW.ABRAHAMNDOYE.COM
BRIDE & GROOMS ASO-OKE: WWW.DEROOTOFASOKE.COM 08022525259
GROOMS FAMILY ASO-OKE: REMLAWS 07036361555 Ol’ Sorts Event – Management 08034480501
BRIDES FAMILY ASO-OKE: BISBOD VENTURES 08035133637
FRIENDS ASO-EBI: SEGUNGELE INT’L WWW.SEGUNGELE.COM
CAKE: FRUITY CAKES 0802072010 /
MAKEUP ARTIST: JULIET ESIRI. UK +44 7931109496
PHOTOGRAPH: XPREXXION PHOTOS WWW.XPREXXION.COM
PHOTOGRAPH: Ade Plumptre www.adeplumptre.org
MUSICAL EQUIPMENT RENTAL & VIDEOGRAPHY: T& S SOUND PRODUCTIONS 08029661554
MASTER OF CEREMONY: JEEDAY BENSON 08023527700 WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/JEEDAYBENSON
PERFORMING MUSICIAN: MELLOH RHYTHM BAND, HOUSTON TEXAS USA 8327941449
SMALL CHOPS: AURLORLARDAY’S SMALL CHOPS 018539476 (Lolade Ogunsola)
FOOD: SUPER MEAL CATERING SERVICES / Ol ‘SORTS CATERING & EVENT
MANAGEMENT – 08034480501
Bose Ogundipe of Trendy Beads USA +12145646952
For more details on the coverage, you can click on: http://goldenicons.com/2010/07/17/segun-gele-on-cnn-int/