On Saturday, August 23, 2014, Lagos Oriental Hotel on Lekki-Epe expressway, which served as the venue of the wedding, attracted several members of the Esiri and Osomo families, friends and colleagues of the couple.
A staggering N1, 302, 000 ($8,000) was splashed on Simi’s engagement ring while her Melange white gold wedding band from the luxurious Frost jewelry store in London reportedly cost N2, 278,500 ($14,000).
The modestly planned wedding turned out to be one of the grandest and most star-studded weddings in the month of August 2014. From the bride and grooms outfits to the wedding planners and security detail put in place, it’s obvious a lot of money was put into the planning and execution of the flamboyant wedding.
The Esiri and Osomo wedding was a well-organized wedding by the bespoke wedding design and planning outfit, The Wedding Company, the same company that handled musician Darey Art Alade’s wedding to wife Deola and Basketmouth’s wedding to Elsie. A staggering N6m was reportedly put to good use by The Wedding Company to achieve a memorable day, while Uche Majekodunmi’s Newton and David decorated the reception venue for N2m.
The venue of the wedding, the grand ballroom of the Lagos Oriental Hotel, is usually rented for between N1.5m to N3m. For the record, Dr. SID‘s wedding suit was a bespoke Tom Ford suit that goes for $4,000. Investigations conducted by Nigerian Entertainment Today Newspapers shows that Tom Ford doesn’t sell his menswear online.
To purchase the designer suit, intending buyers needs to visit an upscale boutique to try it on before ordering a bespoke one. The gigantic white wedding cake cost a little more than N2m, according to a family source. Varieties of delicacies were in abundance as small companies that provided the canapés, ice creams and barbecues.
All sorts of drinks were available, from soft drinks, to beer, spirits, wines, to champagnes; totaling up to approximately N5m. UK based Celebrity DJ, Producer and songwriter, Florence Otedola a.k.a DJ Cuppy was also on deck to spin on the turntables just as she did at the Tunji/Tiwa’s wedding alongside DJ Xclusive.
Wedding planner 6m
Bride’s wedding gown 500k
Grooms suit 650k
Other clothing items of the couple 600k
Food and refreshment 5m
Event venue 2m
MC’s fee 1m
Wedding Ring 2.2m
Engagement ring 1.4m
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