Deji is a really kind and caring person. He is a true romantic and really knows how to make me feel special. He is outgoing, funny and super talented at so many different things. Singing, dancing, art, the list goes on and on. He is extremely driven and is always trying to help others when he can. It’s these qualities alongside his love and passion for God that really attracted me to him, marrying someone who shares the same faith as me, was always at the top of my list.
- How did your wedding planning go. Was it smooth sailing or a nightmare?
The wedding planning went well. I think we gave ourselves a reasonable lead time to get things sorted, at times it was a little stressful and overwhelming, but we got there in the end. Deji and I had an idea of what we wanted and we had Cedar events as our wedding planners which also was a great help. They gave us good direction and great tips and ideas. There were many late night Skype calls deliberating over the tiniest detail right up to the day, but in the end it was all worth it.
- Where did you go for your honeymoon?
We went to Santorini in Greece. It was breathtakingly beautiful; truly a dream location for us. Our hotel treated us like royalty, the food, the scenery and the people made it a truly memorable experience. I would love to go back and see that beautiful sunset and take in the beautiful scenery again. We are off to Fiji for part II of the honey moon, I’m very excited.
- Did you have a traditional wedding as well as a white wedding?
Yes, we did and I am really glad we did. It was wonderful celebrating our rich Yoruba culture with our friends and family. The colour scheme we chose worked very well and both families looked beautiful. I just remember dancing non-stop and smiling ear to ear the whole evening.
- Why do you think your wedding was unique?
Every wedding is special in its own unique way, what I feel was unique about our wedding is the huge role my groom played in planning the day. The invites, the programme, the table numbers and the e-invites were all designed by Deji, and they were amazing!!! During praise and worship at the church whilst waiting for the bride to arrive, Deji jumped on the mic and started singing. Ha ha, not many brides can say that their husbands led one of the praise and worship songs during their own wedding. Also we wanted the wedding to be celebration with lots of worship, and the band truly kept the house rocking.
- What is your most lasting memory of the day?
One of the most poignant memories I have of the day, is the moment the sound system cut off abruptly whilst Deji and I were dancing into our reception venue. I can remember being in shock and thinking the worst, Deji completely turned the situation around by starting a praise and worship session and getting everyone singing and clapping. We danced whilst everybody sang “Praise the Lord now” with us, I will never ever forget how amazing the atmosphere was, the pure joy in the room was immense. I was a little disappointed when the sound system came back on as I was really enjoying the spontaneous worship session.
Bride’s Name: Bayode Adisa now (Juda)
Groom’s Name: Deji Juba
Wedding Date: 6th June 2015
Ceremony Location: Abbey Road Baptist Church
Reception Location: Marriot Hotel, Grosvenor Square
Photographer’s Name: Jide Alakija
Wedding Planner: Cedar Events