It wasn’t hard for Tasha to realize that Dayo was the man for her. “I knew he was the one when I saw the effort he put into us and the relationship he started to form with my family,” she shares. Read their romantic love story and check out their beautiful wedding day.
Tasha chose a classic updo for her bridal style on the big day. “I believe that I look best when my hair is off of my face,” says Tasha. “I love big buns, so it just seemed right!”
Tasha picked all the right accessories to complement her beautiful ballgown. “I wore a Steve Madden glitter shoe with a strap across my toes and a strap around the ankle,” Tasha shares. “I also wore an earring and bracelet set I got form Saks Fifth Avenue. I wore a veil that was longer than the train on my dress that had some embellishment towards the end of the veil and a blusher added. I also had a gem out headband that went around my big top bun.“
“Eve of Milady was the designer of my dress,” says Tasha. “I found it at Betsy Robinson Bridal in Baltimore. I was somewhat indecisive, so early on it was a little difficult selecting a dress. I had to decide little by little. My first big decision was if I wanted a princess dress or a fish tale dress. I decided on the princess dress because when would I ever be able to wear a dress like that, where would I be going? After that it was not too hard because I had a specific dress I was looking for. I knew I wouldn’t know until I put it on though.”
Dayo’s boys were on hand to help him get ready to meet Tasha at the altar.
“The funny thing is I never thought about being a bride before I got engaged,” Tasha admits. “I didn’t have some fairytale built up in my head; I wasn’t that type of girl. I just thought I would cross that road when it came, I just didn’t think it would come so soon. Now that the experience has come and gone, I can say with confidence, on my wedding day I felt like a princess.”
“Being a groom was awesome and having great groomsmen made it even better,” Dayo tells us.
Tasha and her lovely bridesmaids had no problem posing for the cameras.
“For the bridesmaids dresses, I chose the color that would look best on a spectrum on skin tones,” says Tasha. “I chose the style by picking which would look on all body shapes.”
“I never knew what it should feel like to be a bride, but now I believe every lady should feel like a princess on her wedding day,” Tasha shares. “Not just any princess, a Disney princess!”
“Dayo is vibrant, enthusiastic, full of energy 98 percent of the time, driven, confident, God fearing and funny,’ says his bride. “I could go on forever, but that’s just to name a few qualities.”
Dayo and Tasha each had 10 people on their side of the bridal party.
Tasha wore her dress like a true queen. She was a vision of beauty on her big day.
“As a groom you are there to complement your beautiful wife,” says Dayo. “Everyone tells you how lucky you are and after one look at your wife you know what they are saying is true.”
What’s cuter than this photo? Nada!
“I knew she was the one when I realized I was not willing to lose her,” admits Dayo.
“She is a beautiful, fun loving, family-oriented, smiling ball of sunshine that brings happiness to all those around her,” says Dayo.
“She is loyal beyond compare, even to a fault sometimes,” says Dayo. “The best friend anyone could ask for.”
Dayo and Tasha’s fun-loving vibes are totally contagious.
The bridee and groom rode in style for their big day.
“I love that I could spend all my time with her and never be bored or disinterested,” says Dayo. “Everyday with her seems new and refreshing. I feel like I am on a sitcom that is scheduled to air for eternity. (Never cancelled and no reruns!)”
The groomsmen’s dapper looks were a team effort on the bride and groom’s parts: “Dayo picked the style of the suits and I assisted with the colors,” says Tasha.
Tasha carried a lush bouquet fit for a princess filled with white roses embedded with a mixture of gypsophillia million star flutterzz, white feather spray and rhinestones and a touch of green fern.
Even though they barely knew each other in high school, thoughts of Tasha would always pop into Dayo’s mind post graduation. He reached out on social media, but they never managed to connect. Thankfully, a mutual connection brought them together years later making way for their future together.
Dayo and Tasha were married at St. John’s Episcopal church. The perfect setting for a beautiful love story to turn a new corner.
Tasha walked down the aisle to John Legend’s “All Of Me” escorted by her father. “I have loved my father all of my life and he is half of the reason I am who I am,” she says.
We just love to see a groom overcome with emotion at the altar. Don’t you?
Tasha tells us that walking down the aisle with her father to her new husband Dayo was one of her favorite wedding memories.
This may just be our favorite photo!
“I knew it had to be a church because that was the one thing he wanted, to get married in a church,” says Tasha. “It did not hurt that the church had a long middle aisle.”
“I’m not sure there are words to explain that feeling of looking into his eyes at the altar, but if I had to describe them, I guess it would be that I felt happy and confident in our union and overcome with joy,” says Tasha.
“We knew we wanted both a Nigerian traditional engagement ceremony and an American or white wedding,”says Tasha. “We did not know it would be so big for sure because we were trying to keep our numbers and expenses low, but that was not the case. We both have large families and our families are popular.”
“We did not write our own vows,” Tasha tells us. “We wanted a traditional Baptist ceremony.”
“My favorite memory was seeing my bride walk down the isle for the first time at the altar,” says Dayo.
Whose side are you with? Ha! We love this. Wedding photo opps are always more fun whenever everyone’s in on the fun.
Dayo, Tasha and their giant bridal party were all smiles in the church.
Well hello there, newlyweds!
“I love how well rounded he is as a person,” says Tasha. “I love how outgoing he is because it allows us to share experiences to the fullest together.”
“I was not really looking for true love,” admits Tasha. “I always felt it would happen when and if it was supposed to.”
We love how Tasha and Dayo’s wedding photos were both cool and classic. Kudos to their photographers for truly capturing their essence in these awesome photos. (But of course the groom is also a photographer, so it all makes sense now.)
“She has the complete package,” says proud groom Dayo. “Beauty, brains, personality and a heart of gold. She was very family-oriented and I proposed because I knew we would make the perfect team.”
The bride and groom were picture perfect in every way.
And the award for best dressed bridal party in Maryland goes to….these guys!
Happy times for a happy couple.
The overall theme for the couple’s wedding day was “dream land,” they tell us. For their romantic first dance as husband and wife, they chose John Legend’s “Open Your Eyes.”
Dayo and Tasha could not hold back the smiles as each moment of their big day played out just as planned.
Hooray for the bride and groom!
“We believe our pictures will tell our love story,” says the bride. “We are glad to share our love story and our Nigerian heritage with the world.”
Double the parties, double the fun.
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