Nollywood actress Stephanie Okereke tied the knot on the 21st of April, 2012 to her fiancée Linus Idahosa in Paris, France. Linus Idahosa is a media consultant and the CEO of Del York International. For the 30-year old actress, this is her second trip down the aisle. Her first attempt with footballer Chikelue Iloanusi obviously did not go so well.
This time around, Stephanie was keen on hitting every nail on the head. From the lavish ceremony to the dreamy venue; I’d say Stephanie has definitely set the bar very high for others to follow suit.
The press release which they sent out to announce their wedding date describes the event in a few words.
“The sunny-faced multiple award winning actress, Stephanie Okereke, will be getting married to her heartthrob, PR genius, Linus Idahosa in far-away France, sharing vows in front of family, friends and colleagues. The ceremony which undoubtedly is the most anticipated wedding in the country will hold in a 17th century Parisian Castle reserved for royalties this Saturday, April 21. It is rumoured that the new couple wish for guests to receive a unique kind of ‘touch’ from the experience. The wedding will be a very private affair, celebrating the couple’s love, respect, admiration and appreciation for each other. “
From the look of things, I’d say Steph and Linus were aiming for a vintage feel, Prince-rescues-Princess-from castle, royal kind of wedding. And who can blame them?? I am absolutely in love with the venue! Needless to state that I have saved the address of that Parisian castle for future purposes.
the venue in Paris
Gold-embossed invitation cards were sent out to distinctive guests which read:
‘Stephanie Okereke and Linus Idahosa, together with their parents Mr and Mrs Chima Okereke/ Mr and Mrs Linus Ogbomon, request the honour of your presence at their marriage, on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 3pm
Venue: Abbaye Des Vaulx De Cernay 78720 Cernay La Ville, Paris
Colour code: Burgundy, Ivory & Gold
Arik Air which was reportedly named the official airline for the wedding played a major role in transporting guests to and from Nigeria to France. Air France is also rumored to sponsor the couple’s honeymoon trip to any destination of their choice.
To top it off, Stephanie’s bridal gown was made by the one and only Elie Saab. Yes, you heard that right. Elie Saab,people! Elie Saab wedding dresses price range usually fall between £3000-£4000. Go figure.
Sponsored trips, wedding in a castle, a handsome prince and designer dresses. What more can a girl ask for? Abi, make we swallow spit look picture di wait for our turn to come.
Watch Stephanie and Linus take their vows in this exclusive video. This is pure fairy tale material.
Ini Edo, Genevieve Nnaji, Liz Benson and Kanayo O. Kanayo were amongst guests
Wedding drees by Elie Saab for Pronovias
the new bride dines out with friends; Ini Edo, Mona Lisa Chinda and Genevieve Nnaji
What do you think of this event? What is your dream wedding location?
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