The Farmer Who Loved Me: Toyin & Patrick

For their pre-wedding shoot, Bunmi Adedipe captured the playful moments in a small town in Oyo, where the townspeople helped in getting props and the braiding the bride-to-be’s hair. The adventurous couple and photog set off to Moniya – a town not far from Ibadan in Oyo State. Patrick played the part of a farmer in a blue kembe and abetiaja outfit that had the bride cracking up throughout the shoot. The bare-faced bride – playing the part of a pepper seller, was dressed in a bright green and yellow patterned Adire (tie & dye) with her hair woven into a ‘shuku’ style.

We must say, it’s refreshing to see such a creative shoot!



A Yoruba Traditional Wedding .. BLISS !


                       Salmah Sandah & Abdulwahab Abubakar

Salmah and Abdul started off as friends when they met in 2007 at the Federal University of Technology Minna, where they both went to school. Eventually their friendship grew into something solid. Abdul proposed many times – but in Salmah’s words, it was inevitable they would end up as one.

All of the bride’s attire was designed by the bride and Dabo Fashion. The fabrics – from crystal adorned gold aso-oke to angelic beaded white, was chosen by the bride. The couple had no wedding planner – bride Salmah and both families played a huge part in organizing all the events. Her advice for future brides -

“Don’t fret, take it easy and keep a smile on your face, you would realise the hitches were necessary and even made your day worthwhile … everything will turn out okay.”

We totally loved Salmah and Abdulwahab’s beautiful ceremonies as they celebrated their Nupe culture with an elegant modern twist.

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~ Wedding Photography: Chyder5 Photography – 08023367368 | Charles Grant Photography – 08064688