For some their wedding day is just a blur and they wonder what just happened. For Suliat Adedayo and Akanni it was anything but a blur. April 11th was a day that started with prayer, filled with the high energy and excitement, with lots of friends and families, and star studded performances. A unique father daughter-dance, with both fathers: one sharing, the other gaining, united by love, dancing with a woman they both call daughter. To my very own favorite love song "Olo mi" performed by the one and only Tosin Martins. I'm not sure which captivated me the most, Tosin, the song or the electric charge between Suliat and Akanni as they danced that I nearly forgot to click the shutter on my camera. A million thanks to, my wonderful co-photographer, Toyin Photos who kept on shooting, otherwise, you would have missed much of that scene. And then there was the surprise performance of Banky W - "Yes/No" by our very own Nigerian-American Got Talent Temitope and her friend that got Suliat into tears of joy. Turns out Akanni had mentioned the song at the family introduction last year, well this year, Suliat Adedayo said "Yes" loud and clear at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring, Maryland and danced the night away at Camelot. One of the refreshing part from both Suliat and Adedayo was a departure from the predictable change into traditional attire. Suliat STUNNED in a body hugging, show stopping, breathtaking black and gold evening gown that leaves no doubt who the celebrant is. To put it in a wise person's word, Akanni 'took his eye to the market'.
Enjoy the highlight images of the night while I put the finishing touched on their personal website.
Father and Daugher
The long awaited moment
You guessed the question ... who gave this woman in marriage? I ....
and I ...
we had witnesses
girls will be girls ...
and boys will be boys ....
and Suliat? well .... you had to have been there to witness the dancing!
One PERFECT MOMENT!
And the impromptu audition ... but she didn't skip a bit ... she can dance and sing.
This beautiful wedding is made possible by the love and passion of these awesome wedding vendors
Attire: African Boutique
Photography: Ronnie Bliss
Co-Photographer: Toyin Photos
Master of Ceremonies: Timothy Shadare
Cake: Fluffy Thoughts Cakes
Catering: Mama Shad Kitchen / Mama Touch
Special Musical Guest: Tosin Martins
Music: DJ Diddy Mula
Live Band: Latunde Silver and the Great Harmony Band
Makeup – Lola’s Beauty Mark / Faces of Beauty by Ify / Dondonni Makeovers
Wedding Coordinator: Trendsetters Wedding & Events
Wedding Coordinator: White Crown Affair
Wedding Program: Design Fortune
Video: T & A Production