In the life of every man or woman, three days remain unforgettable, we were not around to witness the joy of our birth but our first major day of celebration I the day of our wedding, this is followed by the day we bring forth our first offspring. The third celebration is an hallmark, a testimony of our role as parents, a crowning of our success and beginning of the assurance of the continuity of our name and legacy; this is the day we usher our own offspring in to matrimony and the beginning of building their own family. Only those who have treaded this path can only feel but indescribable of such a day
On Saturday, The 15th Of September, 2018 was such a day for Dr. Taiwo Afolabi and his amiable wife Chief Mrs. Falashade Afolabi. This was the day Lagos Stood Still for The Glamorous Wedding between Olayinka Mayor Afolabi, Son of Dr. Taiwo and Mrs. Folasade Afolabi and his Heartthrob Abisola Olufunke Omisade, The Beautiful Daughter of Prince Olayinka and Mrs. Omoyajowo Omisade of Ile-Ife In Osun State.
The Father Of The Groom, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, (MON), Is A Nigerian Business Magnate And Lawyer. He Is The Founder And C.E.O Of SIFAX Group, A Conglomerate That Deals In Shipping And Oil And Gas, While the Bride’s Father, Prince Olayinka Omisade is a Descendant of Royalty in Ile-Ife, Osun State.
The Groom, Olayinka Mayor Afolabi, Is A Graduate Of Accounting From Coventry University, U.K,. chip of the old block, he presently Works At SIFAX Marine Services, As A Director and Business Development Manager, He Also Owns The Grill Outlet Located In Ikoyi Lagos. His Heartthrob Abisola Omisade who Just Relocated From The U.K Is a Graduate From One Of The Ivy League Schools In The U.K. and an HR Manager By Profession.
The Couple Love Story Began When they met, at The Grooms Sister’s Grand Ball Event In The U.K, and that chance meeting was the beginning of a romantic fiery tale that has led to their wedding ceremony today and a new beginning of for better to best and forever.
After the engagement and traditional marriage rights that took Ibadan by storm with who is who in the Nigerian society marking their presence in Ibadan to honour the Afolabi’s and their in-laws, Activities shifted to Lagos for the church wedding.
The Church Wedding which was Held at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Lagos had In Attendance, The Ooni Of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, First Lady Of Ogun State, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, Special Adviser To The Ogun State Governor On Health, Mrs. Foluke Bello, And Many Other Important Personalities.
The Church Service Kicked Off with The Bridal Procession, as the Beautiful bride, Abisola Olufunke Omisade looking radiant and divine was walked down the Aisle by her farther.
The wedding exhortation was Next, delivered By One Of The Officiating Ministers,. This was followed by The Charge and Declarations Where the Intending Couple, Abisola Omisade and Olayinka Afolabi Took Their Marriage Vows In The Presence Of God and the Congregation.
Series of Hymnal Renditions Were Led by the Choir, After which Was The Exchange Of Rings Between The Couple, Which Serves as a Symbol of Their Unending Love For Each Other.
The Bible Reading For The Service Which Was Taken From The Book Of Ephesians Chapter 5 vs 21-33 Was Read By The Maid Of Honour, Yemisi Akinnuoye. The Reading Teaches the Submission Of a Wife To Her Husband, Likewise the Love of a Husband To His Wife.
In The Sermon For The Glorious Service Between Abisola Omisade And Olayinka Afolabi the Officiating Minister Charged The Couple On the True Essence of Marriage, He Said Marriage Is Beyond The Day of the Wedding Ceremony, Saying that God Is The Initiator Of Marriage, Therefore God Should Be The Centre Of Their Union. He Urged the Couple to Cleave and Understand Each Other’s Differences, and Also Admonished Them To Respect, Love And Care For Each Other.
Both parents took turns as well as the officiating ministers to pray for the couple and asked God’s blession on their union after The Signing Of Marriage Register, As Parents On Both Sides Joined The Couple For The Signing Of The Marriage Certificate.The Thanksgiving Session Was Next As Friends And Families Of The Omisades And Afolabis Joined In Songs And Dances Of Thanksgiving For The Glorious Day In Their Lives of the Afolabi and Omisade Families.
Proceedings shifted afterwards to the exquisitely cecorated Hall Of Harbor Point, Wilmot Road, Victoria Island Lagos. The ambiance and aura of love , joy and expectations was enough to revoke a sweet feeling of nostalgia for those who has already treaded this path and a feeling of hope and eager anticipation for those waiting to tread this major ordinance of marriage an d blessing g to man.
The Event Which Was Moderated By Tunde Adewale, Also Known As Tee-A, Had Personalities Who Graced The Event Such As, Governor Of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun And Wife, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, Hajiya Binta Masari, First Lady Of Katsina State, Dr. Tokunbo Awolowo Dosunmu, Who Was The Chairman Of The Occasion, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, Pastor Of The Trinity House Ministries International, Princess Toyin Kolade And Her Hubby Prince Kayode Kolade, Princess Toyin Atobatele, Chief Mrs Funke Akinyera And Hubby, Joke Shogunro, Mayor Akinpelu, Alhaji Olarenwaju Akani Lamex, Ayo Shobuyi, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, Chief Mike Inegebese, CEO Ineh Mic Motors, Commissioner For Information And Strategy Ogun State, Dayo Adeneye, Majority Leader Of The House Of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Olori Ladun Sijuade, Prince Bisi Olatilo, Chairman/CEO BISCON Communications, and Many More Great Personalities.
Leading The Entourage Of Traditional Rulers Is the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, The Ojaja II, The Elegushi Of Ikate Land, HRM Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi, The Olowu Of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, The Olowu Of Owu, Oba Adegboyega Dosunmu, The Ojora Of Ijora, Oba Fatai Aremu Aromire, and Royals from katsina state, alhaji A.L Kaita and Hajia Aisha Abdulkareem Kaita.
The Crème De La Crème of the entertainment industry were on hand to honour a benefactor and father Dr. Afolabi and his wife. Also in Attendance Was Actor And Politician, Desmond Elliot, Omotola Jolade Ekehinde, Susan Patrick, and Monalisa Chinda Coker Were all in Attendance to Celebrate with the Olayinka Omisades Family and of Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, a Man Who is Well Known For his Philanthropic Activities
Performances From Top Notch Nigerian Music Artistes Like, 2baba, Mayorkun, And Reekado Banks left the audience in awe and salivating for more. Friends of The Groom’s brother Damilola Afolabi, Popularly Known As L.A.X One Of Nigeria’s Foremost Recording Artiste were also on hand to celebrate with one of their own.
For sure, this is one wedding the Lagos high society will talk about for some time to come.