This 400-Person Nigerian Wedding in Athens Officially Wins the Award for Best Dressed Guests

Samantha Melei

Exquisite style, luxurious details and one of the best-dressed group of wedding guests I've come across, all makeup today's Nigerian wedding at Island Art and Taste on the Athens Riviera. Did I mention there were 400 wedding guests?! This large group traveled from all over the world to join the bride and groom as they said their 'I Do's' in front of their 14 bridesmaids and 14 groomsmen. The 12 Events along with Sandy and Odysseas Photography worked together to create the wedding of a lifetime and the everlasting photos to replay every moment over and over again. Get lost in the array of florals and delicate desserts and don't miss the full gallery for more wedding guest attire!

From Sandy and Odysseas Photography...When Oscar Ibru's son Ebruba is tying the knot with an absolutely elegant Nigerian beauty like Ibiyiinka you can only expect this Nigerian luxury wedding on Athens Riviera to be nothing sort of dashing! And if there is anyone who knows utter style and sophistication on a wedding day, then let us say that Nigeria does it the best! Exquisite style is what we have been dreaming of pretty much every hour of the day, and if you can't have enough of milky whites and all-encompassing shine then this totally glam Nigerian wedding on Island Art & Taste Residence designed and styled by The 12 Events is your go to! Ibiyiinka and Ebruba came all the way from Lagos to exchange their I Do's in Athens and to join them on this incredible journey came four hundred super-stylish friends and kin from London and the U. S.Their big day began early in a swirl of preparations on their hotel suites while The 12 Events staged an absolutely lush ceremony on the incredible grounds of Ble Azure, a verdant peninsula that takes wedding magic to a whole new level. A sweep of mirror installations white blooms and greenery was placed before an optic-white ceremonial arch, overflowing with white florals and turned into a beautiful garden-inspired backdrop. In lieu of pews white infinity chairs- an absolute must for an ultra chic celebration- were amphitheatrically placed to engulf the couple's pasty aisle. If you haven't attended a Nigerian wedding then you certainly are remiss; soon this open-air venue was teeming with superb wedding guest fashion -think off-this-world headpieces and haute couture for days. The perfect accessory for this uber-hot day? An array of white wooden parasols! As the couple's piano soloist tuned to the sweetest wedding music Ibiyiinka and Ebruba's 14 maids of honor and groomsmen lead the way for the ravishing bride's walk down the aisle to her groom. Nothing spells classic style more than all-enveloping whites and this bride and groom's decor came straight out of a dream (and enough to have you think twice about going overboard with your wedding color palette). Need more inspiration? Take it from our gorgeous bride... Our wedding day was absolutely perfect! We chose Greece and specifically Athens because we found the venue perfect for what we wanted and that was where it was located! We wanted a luxury modern wedding with a lot of white and greens and we worked with the event planners to make sure we got exactly that. We wanted to give our guests a Greek experience seeing as the majority of them had come all the way from Nigeria, so at the welcome dinner we had breaking of plates incorporated with traditional Greek dancing and everyone loved it! For the theme and decoration, we wanted a very modern look with a lot of white and glass and we got exactly what we wanted and more. Flowers were a huge part of our wedding and were essentially part of every element of the wedding!! Mainly white flowers were used with different flower types and compositions.For my dress, I know my sense of style really well and tend to favor more fitted outfits so picking a mermaid style dress was a no brainer. I worked with Nigerian designer Andrea Iyamah and she designed me the beautiful dress I wore on the day. My husband went with his friend to Daville row where they interviewed the finest suit makers in London and they settled for a suit that was made for the princes!

Photographer: Sandy and Odysseas Photography | Videographer: Jim Grillas | Wedding Planner: The Twelve Events | Wedding Dress: Andrea Iyamah | Ceremony Venue: Intercatering | Reception Venue: Island Art & Taste | Bridesmaids Dresses: Clan | Bridal Shoes: LK Bennett | Cake and Sweets: Pavlov's Lab | Event Styling and Flowers: The Twelve Events | Flatware and Cutlery : The Twelve Events | Furniture (Reception): Zazoo | Furniture (ceremony): Stylebox | Grommsmen Suits: Suitsupply | Groom Shoes: Tom Ford | Groom Suit: Cad And The Dandy | Pre Wedding Party: Sea Yard - Varkiza Resort | Wedding Rings: Ace of Diamonds