The wedding between Xerona Lolia Duke and Anthonio Adereinola Phillips was rounded off in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital with a solemnization and a grand reception recently.
Proceedings for the day began with a church ceremony at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Olive Tree Parish, Banana Island.
Amidst lively hymns, prayers and praises and an admonition by the Preacher for the couple to love, respect and seek God always, they said “I do” and exchanged rings.
The Church ceremony was attended by such personalities as VP Prof Yemi Osinbajo & wife, First Lady of Lagos, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, Gov. Udom Emmanuel, Mr Femi Otedola, Chief Ernest Shonekan & wife and Dr Sam Egwu and wife.
Later, the wedding train moved to the Balmoral Convention Centre, located in the Federal Palace Hotel where a wonderful reception unfolded.
The event was planned by one of the leading Event Management companies, @elizabethR and the head of the outfit, Mrs Ibidun Ighodalo was on hand to personally ensure that the arrangements were perfect.
Little wonder that the décor was heavenly and colourful. The ceremony which had Yinka Akinkugbe as Master of Ceremonies saw @akiinshuga of Shuga Band thrilling guests while @bonixdrinks took charge of cocktails and @ksquaresecurity ensured that guests were fully protected.
Chairman of the occasion was UBA Chairman,Tony Elumelu who in his short speech advised the couple to communicate all the time and pray together.
The couple performed their first official assignment in the midst of the jollity by cutting their lovely cream cake, this was officiated by Mrs. Egwu who also showered Xerona and Derin with prayers after asking everyone to spell LOVE.
While Xerona and dad, danced to the wonderful Temptaion’s song, My Girl, Derin and his mother, grooved to Prince Nico Mbarga’s classic, Sweet Mother. It was all so emotional.
In a moving speech, the groom thanked the Duke family for allowing him to marry their daughter and promised to love and cherish till the end of his life.
Photo Credit: Temitope Iyiola