The stakeholders in the fashion industry from all walks of life gathered this weekend at the Haven, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos for the largest wedding exhibition, WEDExpo Lagos 2012.
First of its kind in the history of wedding exhibition in Nigeria, Wed Expo organized by the acclaimed Wed Magazine was held on March 23rd to 24th, 2012.
The expo had in attendance the big players in the fashion industry and visitors from all over Nigeria and beyond.
One of the most beautiful sights at the event was how people irrespective of their socio-cultural, educational background, religious, race, ethnics and financial status trouped in to the exhibition venue during the weekend.
The exhibition featured several booths and stands which were fully booked by organisation drawn from make-up industry, bridal houses, photography, dress makers, designer couture, cake makers, event planners and many others who are directly or indirectly concerned with weddings.
The likes of the London based couture designer, Yemi Kosibah, fruit designer, Concepteur de Fruitee, the make-up Mogul, Banke Meshida of BM-Pro led the top exhibitors at the Wed Expo to showcase their exclusive wares.
Other exhibitors at the expo include: Finesse Events, 360Eventee, Gong Photography, Franchy Bridals, 267Props, Gazelle Designs, Millefior, Torge events, Molbaks Alaso-Oke, 9-Tidies, Tsoule Events, Caleb Photography, Cakes by Tosan among others.
Speaking with Iroyin, CEO, Molbaks Alaso-Oke, Mrs. Omobola Sanda explained that the event was an opportunity for visitors to exhibition to experience the beauty of having professionals giving tips on how to plan their wedding.
Mrs. Omobola Sanda with Iroyin
Talking about her area of specialization, Sanda said as bride, there are some things to take into account when choosing colours for wedding attire.
According to her, the concept is that the couple’s attire, the parent attire, the decoration and the Aso- Ebi for the guest should complement another.
Also in a chat with Iroyin, the London based couture bridal and evening wear designer, Yemi Kosibah revealed that he designs each gown individually so that every one of his clients gets a unique, bespoke dress created especially for her and perfectly adapted to her requirements and figure.
The designs, made from individual body measurements, use luxurious fabrics, sumptuous, embellishments and couture techniques, Kosibah said.
Founder 360Eventee with Iroyin
The founder 360Eventee, an event management company, Oluwatomisin Sanyaolu who expressed that wedding planning in Nigeria is growing bigger and bigger every day, stated that a well decorated wedding venue transform to an elegant haven and make the special day extraordinary and memorable.
The likes of Dele Momodu, Uti Nwachukwu, T.A, Koffi and others were also sighted at the successful expo and the organizers have already invited most guest to WED Expo Lagos 2013 which would take place at The Palace TBS March 2013.
We at Iroyin were on ground both days to give live reports of the expo and pictures were also taken. To view the pictures for day 1, click this link-www.iroy.in/wed-expo-lagos-2012-live-photos and for day 2, check this link- www.iroy.in/wed-expo-lagos-2012-live-photos-day-2.
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