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“I had prayed to God to bless me with a great husband when He knew it was time for me to get married,” says Omonye. “When Seun and I started dating, I saw in him, all the qualities I desired in a husband. I knew that God made him for me.”
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Omonye wore this fabulous Winnie Couture gown. “I wanted a mermaid style dress and I went shopping with one of my bridesmaids, Tiffany,” she adds. “We both saw this dress and loved it. I knew the this one was a winner.”
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“I honestly never had dreams of what my wedding, dress or reception would be like,” says Omonye. Instead she just enjoyed each moment as it happened and you can tell.
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“I’ve always liked the pin-up to the side look,” admits Omonye. “I think it suits every face-type so I chose that style for my wedding day.” Shout outs to her glam squad, The Glam Doctor’s Rashida LaShawna and hairstylist Sophia Boyd.
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“Seun is very God-fearing, kind, thoughtful, generous, caring, loyal, handsome and considerate,” says his new wife.
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We love this moment! How sweet it is to be loved by family and friends.
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Omonye and her bridesmaids paused for a moment of prayer and blessings before her big walk down the aisle.
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“Our bridesmaids and groomsmen were our close friends and siblings,” says Omonye.
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“I had known Seun for about eight years and never thought we would date, let alone, get married,” says Omonye.
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A moment so sweet it's making our cheeks hurt from all of the smiling.
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“I wore a headpiece and earrings from Givenchy and a watch from Gucci,” says Omonye. “I also wore a long cathedral veil and a short one to cover my face while I was walking down the aisle.”
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Did we mention that the back of Omonye's gown was absolutely stunning?! We love it when bride's go for a look that's fierce from all angles.
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“When we started dating, it did not take too long to know that I had definitely found true and genuine love,” says Omonye.
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“The bridesmaid dresses were designed by a UK designer called Virgos Lounge,” Omonye tells us. “I knew I wanted a shade of purple but wasn’t too sure of which shade of purple. The designers helped me in choosing the perfect shade for a spring wedding.”
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“The groom’s tux was designed by Calvin Klein and his groomsmen tuxedos were designed by Joseph Abboud,” says the bride. “They all wore bow ties. Seun wore a Gucci bow tie, Hugo Boss shoes, an Armani bracelet and a Movado watch.”
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“We didn’t have any plan or ideas for our wedding,” Omonye admits. “As the bride, I wanted something simple yet classy. Purple is one of my favorite colors and my husband felt it went along with our theme so our colors for the day were lilac and champagne.”
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All bridal party portraits should be as much fun as this one. Agreed?
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It's a party! Looks like we missed a good time from start-to-finish.
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The beautiful bride shares an intimate pre-wedding moment to remember. How precious!
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“My bouquet was made of off-white roses with crystals,” says the bride. “I also included a bouquet photo charm with a picture of my mother. She passed away when I was 11 and having her picture on my bouquet allowed me to feel her presence the entire day.”
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Omonye walked down the aisle escorted by her father to the sound of “Trumpet Voluntary” played by an organist.
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We just love Omonye's bridal glow. Isn't it lovely?
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A priest was on-hand to bless Omonye and Seun’s union.
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“I felt great and excited looking into this eyes at the altar,” says Omonye. “I was very happy!”
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“A marriage to me is about how two people can mesh together and we mesh very well as one strong unit,” says the bride.
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“We met at an engineering mixer at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan,” says the bride. Omonye was a freshman looking to meet new people and Seun, a senior, noticed that Omonye was not dancing to the “Electric Slide" and he saw it as an opportunity to introduce himself.
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World, meet Mr. and Mrs. Phillips. Hello there lovelies!
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“When he proposed, I said yes because he’s God-fearing, funny, kind, caring and thoughtful,” admits Omonye. “We are by no means perfect but we are made for each other.”
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“I was completely caught off guard and did not see it coming but when he proposed, I was very happy,” admits Omonye. “I felt truly blessed knowing that Seun would be my husband.”
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The happy couple chose “So Amazing” by Luther Vandross and transitioned into a mix of Nigerian songs including “Skelewu” by Davido and “Caro” by Starboy featuring Wizkid.
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Could Omonye and Seun's receptiond décor could have been dreamier?
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“It was a spring wedding so we knew we wanted lighter and brighter colors,” says Omonye. “We incorporated a lot of white drapes, floating candles, suspended cake and these items to help us come up with our theme, which was heavenly bliss.”
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“Omonye is smart, caring, God fearing, and has a great sense of humor, which are all great qualities that attracted me to her,” says Seun. “As we started dating we became completely free with one another and I noticed she was the right person who had a strong personality to keep me grounded and determined. Once I started to envision her as a wife and mother it was a done deal.”
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Two hundred and sixty guests came to help the newlyweds celebrate their romantic "I dos."
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The newlyweds didn't skimp on a single detail when it came time to make their reception party one-of-a-kind.
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“We had flowers around our suspended cake and we also had a lounge area that was draped with a centerpiece,” describes the bride. “Our guests put the lounge to great use.”
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The happy couple felt like a king and queen during their royal reception.
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“We had a deejay from Chicago, an emcee from Atlanta, a photo booth, and poetry by AyoInMotion for entertainment for our guests,” says Omonye.
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Guests just couldn't resist snapping photos of the happy bride and groom.
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We love to see a bride and groom steal an intimate moment just for them on their wedding night while their guests enjoy the party.
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