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Nigerian Scottish Wedding with Gospel Choir and LOTS of Dancing

Demi & Tobi’s Nigerian Scottish Wedding was a Joyfilled Day in Aberdeen

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“Omg, Omg, I am still in tears. Thank you doesn’t even begin to capture my gratitude. You’re both amazing, thank you so much. I really don’t have enough words to express our gratitude. You both made the day perfect for us and we really appreciate it. I will be singing your praises everywhere! Thank you so much again.”
– Demi & Tobi

We love it when a couple are super chilled out on their wedding day, and these two were definitely that. Demi almost forgot to tell us that they’d had a last-minute venue change because their guest list kept growing! Something like that would have most brides stressing out but not Demi. She took it all in her stride (Demi is a runner, so we like the pun! Lol)

Tobi and Demi prioritised family and friends on their wedding day, rather than getting caught up on all the small details. We should also say this was their second wedding…. yes, they did it twice! The first ceremony was a traditional Nigerian one in Lagos. Sadly, we didn’t get to go there but we hear it was as much of a party as their Scottish wedding!

Preparations

It all started with the usual getting ready scenes. It was so much fun with the men that morning as they danced and drank a traditional Nigerian drink called Orijin (a bittersweet blend with flavours of African herbs and fruit). There were 6 groomsmen as well as the best man and Tobi the groom, so it was a lively house.

Demi had a maid of honour and five bridesmaids too. It was quite the bridal party! We loved that they had a colour theme and their bridal party all coordinated with shades of purple and silver. In traditional Nigerian culture, the families also dress in these colours. It looked awesome on the day, so vibrant and stylish.

The Ceremony

The pair were married in St Peter’s Catholic Church…and the funniest thing was that Demi knew that her family were always really late, so she told them their ceremony was at 12pm. In reality it was at 2pm and there were still a few latecomers!

They were married by the Bishop of Aberdeen, Hugh Gilbert and Father Gabor. Both Demi and Tobi were delighted that the Bishop, who is a personal friend, could be there to oversee their vows and it meant a lot to them. They also had a beautiful gospel choir sing during the ceremony.

After the ceremony ended, we went to Johnston Gardens in Aberdeen’s West End for their bride and groom portraits. There was literally only about 5 minutes break in the rain that day, so we made the most of it and got some gorgeous shots of them in the gardens.

Demi & Tobi’s family and friends who had come up from London and over from Nigeria were not too chuffed with the weather. We didn’t think it was that cold, but they all found it freezing! Sorry guys, welcome to Scotland eh? ;)

The Reception

They chose the fab Copthorne Hotel in Aberdeen for their reception and due to them having had their traditional ceremony in Lagos, they had left out a lot of the traditions from this wedding. However, they did have the bridal party dance into the reception which was such a joyous moment and the atmosphere was electric.

After the meal, the awesome couple had their first dance and the dancefloor didn’t empty after that.

It was an unreal day of celebration and we loved being a part of it.

They also left us the lovely feedback above!

Enjoy the photos!

Sarah (& Kristeen) x

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Creative Team

Ceremony Venue – St Peter’s Catholic Church, Aberdeen

Reception Venue – The Copthorne Hotel, Aberdeen

Catering – Chives Catering

Choir – Aberdeen Catholic African Choir

Florist – Higher Calling Flowers and Events

Hair & makeup – Ama Emmanuel

Wedding dress – Anna Lizh

Cake – Cakes By Comfort

DJ– DJ Kojo, Simply Events

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