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After months of planning, preening and conceptualising, fabulous winter-wonderland was the order of the day for Tiwa & TJ’s Traditional Yoruba wedding. After the initial engagement ceremony, which joined the two families, guests were transported into a fairytale themed reception space. This was visually evident with a swan inspired wedding cake, and the fairytale didn’t end there; it transcended into the couples stage, where a mini lake with swan was created. The lighting was soft pink to take a step into Wonderland. Tiwa dazzled in a silver sequin gown for her 3rd wardrobe choice of the day. With over 2,000 guests in attendance, everything had to be perfectly and quickly executed to ensure that an intimate atmosphere was felt, despite the numbers.
When TJ kissed Tiwa during their first dance, it was as though stardust of love was sprinkled unto the guests; as each face was beaming with joy for the couple.
The moment their video documentary was shown, the crowd fell silent and allowed the kind words spoken by the couples’ family and friends to float into the atmosphere. We were thrilled that the documentary was received so well, as much research and endless hours of interviewing people had to be done to create the final cut.
DJ exclusive drew the crowd back into party mode, which allowed the guests erupt into applause once Don Jazzy took the stage. A stream of performances followed including Banky W, Dr Sid, Lynxxx, Davido, Olamide, Waje and Sheyi Shey to name but a few.
All in all the day was a celebration made in fairytale heaven!