Tuesday, 9 August 2011

A Royal Wedding... And Zapphaire was a part of it!

I'll tell you all about the wedding and the process, but that's the video! Promise you'll be back!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011


The beauty of the Yorubas’ engagement tradition was espoused to the rest of the world through the window of Lawunmi and Taiwo Olashore’s engagement on the 21st day of July 2011. The venue was Habour Point, Lagos, Nigeria.

The value and significance of African props for traditional occasions was expanded to accommodate contemporary elements as beautiful ethnic props were combined with creative posies to create an Afro-western ambience.

The intriguing performances of the Edo cultural troupe and the Yoruba Agidigbo drummers were also a highlight at the event, which was anchored by two spokespersons representing both families.

The highest point of the 2-day event was at the wedding reception, which took place at the same venue on the 23rd day of July 2011. It was class and elegance well exuded by decor...

A long white lush carpet led to the couple’s ‘nest’ where four butterfly props formed the wall and a collection of amber lights were used to create a gorgeous home effect. The suspended rain of crystals and orange petals were perhaps the talk of the day (and I see it remaining so for a long time in the minds of the guests). The giant floral centrepieces on every table were another beauty to behold as they complemented the silk table linen and the accompanying silverwares on the table.

Food and drinks? They were at their surplus best.

The day’s musical entertainment was ‘off the hinges’ as it segued from BJ Sax’s classical and contemporary performance to Ebony Band’s electrifying numbers, eliciting the response of ‘dance-till-you-sweat’ from the couple and the guests.  The MC (Holy Mallam) observed the programme of the reception with clean humour.

Whichever way you choose to look at the event it was the one event that has left an indelible mark in the heart of the whole world about the beauty of the African wedding culture.

Decor by Furtullah
Event Coordination by Zapphaire Events