Pictures: One Of The Most Glamorous Northern Nigerian Weddings In History
He was the house captain of her boarding school house at Adesoye College, they rarely spoke until he pulled strings for her to be placed on his dining table! At first, there was silence because she missed her old table mate but later they became friends. Little did Aisha Mohammed Sheriffand Ibrahim Abdullahi Atta know that this was the start of their journey towards marriage. The future lovebirds completely lost touch until they met again at Aisha’s 21st birthday in London. Once again, time elapsed and it wasn’t until the summer of 2008 at a friend’s birthday party that they met once again and their love story truly kicked off.
In 2010, Aisha was planning a birthday party for her milestone 25th year. She ended up scraping plans for the party or so she thought…! That night she walked into the restaurant where they had plans for dinner and surprise surprise, Ibrahim had planned her party with his cousin’s help. All her friends were there….she was so overwhelmed with joy!
After dinner, everyone went to the lounge and danced for a bit, her beau called her over to somewhere quiet and started talking but the bride tells us “I cant remember a thing he said…I was just looking like – oya, where is it? lol!” Ibrahim took out a red box and presented a stunning Cartier brilliant cut ring. With tears in her eyes, she said yes and then the couple announced the great news to their friends.
All their years of friendship and love cumulated as Aisha and Ibrahim were joined as husband and wife. It started with the Walima ceremony and then a series of Kanuri wedding events including Kaulu and Kalawathen the Wedding Fatiha at the Galadima Modu Sheriff Residence in Maiduguri, Borno State.
The festivities went up a notch at the Wuche Wuche traditional wedding night. The bride Aisha looked amazing in her gold and ivory outfit accessorized with bold gold jewellry and exquisite lalle while Ibrahim looked regal in his grey Babariga. The night was filled with lots of dancing, games and traditional celebration. The next stop was the wedding dinner in Abuja where all guests were whisked into Aisha and Ibrahim’s winter wonderland. Ibrahim was dapper in his 3-piece suit and Aisha was enchanting in her wedding dress with a distinctly stylish bow back detail and train. Aisha’s bridal look was completed by her spectacular pearl hair piece. Love was in the air all through including the groom’s speech which was a major highlight while performances by Wande Coal and Tiwa Savage kept friends, family and the couple grooving all night!
BN wishes Aisha and Ibrahim a wonderful life together as one!
Walima - Maiduguri, Borno State
Kaulu - Maiduguri, Borno State
Kalawa - Maiduguri, Borno State
Fatiha - Maiduguri, Borno State
Wushe Wushe - Abuja
Bride’s Sendforth - Abuja
Wedding Dinner - Abuja
Wedding Dinner – The Details – Photos