Hope you had a wonderful Easter celebration. I can’t believe I went off radar leaving y’all behind for more than a week to spend Easter in the east…Jeezzz!!! Feels like a month to me. I had lots of Easter meal recipes i intended sharing with you guys but I had to jet off to Uru Umudim Nnewi, Anambra state to cover my friend’s Igba-nkwu ceremony Paparazzi Style…lol!.
The gorgeous Bride, Barrister Nneka Chukwuma, and the handsome groom, Engr. Chukwudi Nwogu had the first part of their Nuptial Journey at the Chukwuma’s Country home on 2nd April, 2013. Nneka Chukwuma is the daughter of the prominent business mogul, Former vice chairman of the Nigerian football Association, NFA and Proprietor of Gabros International FC of Nnewi, Chief Gabriel Chukwuma and Chukwudi is the Son of the highly Acclaimed Engr/Contractor Chief Nwogu.
The Bride’s flawless Makeup was done by the talented Makeup Artist >> Nelvie << who also doubles as the bride’s sister. The venue was packed with lots of Notable Personalities too numerous to mention.
Igba-Nkwu Nwannyi “Wine carrying Ceremony” is the Traditional marriage ceremony and climax of Marriage in Igbo Culture. It’s usually held in the home of the bride. On the Wedding day, the bride’s father gives the bride a cup of wine to go look for her husband and feed him the wine while on her knees. This segment is called the “Wine Carrying”. Thereafter, She is officially handed over to her husband after the final blessing has been given. The little dancers and Asoebi’s (Unmarried Colleagues) accompany the bride almost throughout the occasion….Kinda like Bridesmaids.
The Brides Country Home/ Venue
|The couple’s tent|
The little dancers
|The little dancers: Camso, Obinna Nwankwo & Chioma Nwankwo|
|Cross section of the bride’s outfits|
|Make Up being done by the talented Makeup Artist Nelvie|
|1st Coming Out: The “Wine Carrying”|
|The Bride Coming out for the first time for the “wine carrying”|
|Being Fed the wine after feeding the groom|
The Asoebi’s, Family & friends
|L-R: Nkiru Nwogu(grooms sister), Uche Nwakire, Njideka Chukwuma (Brides Sister), Chinenye Udagu, Chiamaka Egesi, Ella|
|Chinelo Chukwuma (Brides sister/ Makeup Artist), Onyinye Chukwuma (Brides cousin), Ginika Okafor, Ganiyat “Ganzy”|
|Vicky with Ifeoma Agbo|
|Onyii (The grooms sis)|
|Chibuzor(grooms cousin), Ikenna Chukwuma with friend|
|Ifeanyi (Brides Brother)|
|Mum & Son (Ifeoma Nwankwo, Obinna), Chinyere Ekweme, Chioma Uba|
|Dobby (The Paparazzi)|
|Fashion & Style Bloggers / Makeup Artists ; Nelvie &“ThatIgbochick” Chidinma Umeh|
Dignitaries at the wedding
|Igwe of Enugu Ukwu|
|Ken Adili uba (White) with Igwe|
|First lady of Anambra state & Daughter with the Wedding planner|
|CEO Az Oil & Gas Chief Chika Okafor (Chikason)|
Final Coming Out/ Blessing
|Bride Collecting the Oji (Kola nut) from dad for the final blessing (Check out my Ose-Oji (Peanut butter dip) Recipe HERE|
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