Two vibrant cultures meld

09 January 2018
One look at social media on Saturday night and you'd think Banky and Adesua were getting married all over again. That's because after months of secrecy, the Wellingtons finally lifted the covers off #BAAD2017 giving us all, an EXCLUSIVE look at how they came to be husband and wife.
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From the stunning decor to the lavish traditional attire and hilarious banter of the zealous aunties, we witnessed a ceremony of EPIC proportions. Anybody who's somebody was in attendance from Iretiola Doyle and Basketmouth to Falz and Tiwa Savage. The latter two delivered uplifting performances with Tiwa's smash hit, 'All Over' also serving as the soundtrack when Adesua made her grand entrance.

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It goes without saying that our blushing bride was a revelation in her authentically African, couture threads courtesy of Toju Foye and Tope Abiola. The various gowns drew inspiration from the traditional regalia of the Edo and Yoruba people. Banky also looked elegant as ever showing up and showing out in a custom designed agbada though Ebuka managed to give him a run for his money in the style stakes. Our groom feigned outrage and sent his friend away for trying to upstage him yelling, "Leave this place!" while everyone laughed hysterically.

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Amongst all this beauty and extravagance however was the unwavering message of how love takes hold & changes the course of your life when you least expect it. Indeed, both stars reflected on how they'd looked for companionship in all the wrong places, steering clear of other entertainers before the universe conspired to make their paths cross. Watching them beam and gush as they reflected on their journey to becoming Mr and Mrs Welington was a testament to how one can't really engineer the magic that unfolds when you find your soulmate. Sometimes something greater than oneself takes the reigns and it all works out in ways you never thought imaginable.

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