“He truly completes me,” says lovely bride Christiana. “During our years together, we’ve brought out the best in each other and grown an emotional and spiritual bond.”
Christiana and her bridal party enjoyed a little girlfriend time before her wedding began.
“I didn’t have a hair and makeup trial because I was just too busy with my training program and didn’t live in the same city as the wedding was taking place in,” shares the bride. “The day of the wedding, I knew that I didn’t want my hair down and so I left it up to my stylist, and she did a phenomenal job.”
“I went with an assortment of dark red orchids, mini calla lillies and pink roses and the florist, added some bling with jewel encrusted mini brooches for my bouquet,” says Christiana. “The handle was wrapped in satin and accented with some more jewels.”
Do Mom and Dad look proud or what?
The bride put on a fabulous and fierce face of makeup to greet her groom at the altar.
“My bridesmaids varied and height and shape and I didn’t have the time or patience to find a dress that would definitely look good on everyone,” says Christiana. “My wedding planner put me in touch with a dressmaker in Houston who designed and fit the dresses to each girl’s body. She also designed and created the traditional Nigerian attire that I wore.”
“It was a beautiful experience,” says Christiana. “I owe it to all my bridesmaids, friends, family, makeup artist and wedding planner for making me look and feel special. My wedding day was better than anything I had dreamed in the past.”
And the award for the best dressed bridal party bunch goes to…these guys!
Obi and his dapper groomsman pose for the cameras.
“At the time we met, I was knee-deep in my residency training and didn’t think I had time to devote to building and nurturing a relationship,” says the bride. “And, if you told me that I would be introduced to a guy on Facebook (which I rarely used) by a girl I met once at a lounge and willingly enter a long distance relationship, I would tell you your dreaming.”
“He is selfless and willing to put his needs aside for others,” says the bride of her groom.
“Obi is spiritual, compassionate, handsome, intelligent, caring, loving and silly at times,” the bride shares.
These two lovebirds make a picture perfect couple.
Christiana got lucky and found her stunning wedding dress right on the rack. “I moved from the metropolis of fashion, New York City, to Texas a few months after our engagement to start my training program and didn’t have time to shop for a dress,” she says. “I was referred to the boutique in Houston by a patient of mine.”
Christiana and Obi knew it was meant to be the moment they first hopped on a cross-country phone call. We can see the love!
The stunning bride has her groom’s back for life.
“My dad walked me down the aisle,” Christiana shares. “I walked in to to ‘Ave Maria-Schubert’, my favorite Catholic song, which always makes me cry, no matter where I am.”
Over 350 people were on hand to watch Christiana and Obi exchange wedding views.
“We chose to use traditional wedding vows,” shares the bride.
Christiana’s train was an absolute stunner. Talk about a wow factor!
“I tried to fight back the tears, but I cried,” says Christiana. “Especially when exchanging our vows.”
You may now kiss the bride!
The newlyweds stole an intimate moment on their special day.
“The year prior on 11/12/13, we talked about how cool of a wedding date it was, and joked that we would get married on 12/13/14,” says the bride. “After we got engaged, we realized that we could actually have this as our wedding date and began planning. We called around and learned that just about every wedding venue in Houston had been booked for that date, some over a year prior. After many hours and online searches, we found our venues.”
Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Isebor!
For their first dance song, the happy couple chose Sade’s “By Your Side.”
A couple that dances together, stays together.
We just adored the regal elegance of the couple’s reception décor.
“We had a photo booth to keep the younger crowd busy, but the excellent DJ and comedian and MC kept everyone dancing and laughing.”
Calling all of the single ladies to the dance floor.
Fun times for all!
These party shots are really making us wish we’d been there. This couple sure knows how to throw down with their friends.
“The other fun part of the wedding was when we changed into our twist on traditional Nigerian attire,” says the bride. “We were re-introduced to the party and danced, danced, danced. It’s customary in our culture to shower people we care about with money at ceremonious events like a wedding. Our guests literally drowned us in money.
The bride was all smiles on her big day!