It’s officially the last Saturday of the year 2017 which means if you’re planning to get married, it’s now or perhaps 2018.
As the curtains draw down successfully on the year and we look forward to a new year, we can’t help but cast our minds back to some of the Celebrity weddings that highlighted the year.
These celebrity weddings flooded our timelines with hashtags, viral videos and photos during the ceremony, keeping fans, bloggers and the so called “haters” updated minute by minute as to what was happening at the event grounds.
Despite a few lot, trying to hide the news of their wedding, (Stonebwoy we are talking to you), the internet managed to get vital information on the event.
A special mention goes out to all the Wedding Planners/coordinators, make-up artist, photographers, catering companies and every other vendors who helped put these luxurious events together.
From Presidents to musicians to designers, models and many more, here is a list of celebrities and their spouses who tied the knot in the company of family, friends, business acquaintances and other guests.
1. Stonebwoy and Dr. Mrs Louisa Satekla
Award-winning Dancehall superstar and Bhim Nation president, Stonebwoy and his girlfriend, Dr Louisa Kwakye Ansong, a dentist at the 37-military hospital said “I do” on June 16, 2017 at the Unique Floral event centre. The wedding sent shock waves all over the internet as they coupled hid news of the event until an invitation was leaked by anonymous personality on the internet. In attendance were former Black Stars caption Stephen Appiah, Emmanuel Adebayor, Becca, Abraham Attah, Trigmatic, Kofi Kinata and Lil Win.
2. Banky Wellington and Adesua Etomi
After thrilling the world with their super love-story in February, On and Off screen love birds, Musician/Actor Banky Wellington and Actress, Adesua Etomi had the wedding of their dreams in Cape Town with the hashtag #BAAD17 breaking down the internet. With a star-studded bridal party which included Capt Demuren, Ebuka, Linda Ejiofor and many others, their wedding will definitely go down as the Wedding of the year.
3. Akosua Vee and A-plus
Controversial musician and comedian, A-Plus and stylist, Akosua Vee first had their larger-than-life traditional wedding in March this year and followed it up with a wedding in September attracting scores of high-profile guests to both events. However, the white wedding was without controversy as netizens lampooned Akosua for picking a ball gown which didn’t suit her figure during the ceremony.
4. Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanaian
Tennis superstar, Serena Williams and Reddit Co-founder gave everyone interracial wedding goals after they had a super luxurious wedding in November 2017. With the bride wearing a customized Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown and not forgetting the bouquet of white roses she carried and wearing a cool $3.5 million-worth of XIV Karats jewelry. It was attended by A-listers including Jay-Z and Beyonce, Anna Wintour, her sister Venus and their baby daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
5. Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’ior
Gucci Mane and his Keyshia Ka’ior lavished $1.7 million on their wedding which premiered on BET amidst a bevy of activities. Let’s not forget he ordered for a 75 k cake and gifted Keyshia with a Rolls Royce. Guests included Sean “Diddy” Combs, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak-Biermann, Karrueche Tran, Lil Yachty, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Monica, Big Sean and Jhene Aiko.
6. Trigmatic and Dita Schandorf
Rapper Trigmatic and Dita Schandorf, also became man and wife at an elaborate garden-themed wedding. The bride who worked as a style consultant won applauds for her unconventional wedding style which was created by She By Bena. The couple are currently parents as the pair added a new member to their young family this December.
7. Agbani Darego and Ishaya Danjuma
Miss World 2001 Winner, Agbani Darego and Ishaya Danjuma, son of Nigerian Billionaire and Politician, General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma had a lavish destination wedding in the culturally-rich city of Marrakesh, Morocco in April 2017.
8. Powede Lawrence and Ikenna Awujo
Former Beauty Queen and Pilot, Powede Lawrence also joined the gang of married celebrities when she married her fiance, Ikenna Awujo in another captivating wedding for the books.
9. Yomi Casual and Grace Onuoha
Celebrated Nigerian Designer, Yomi Makun of Yomi Casual threw a breathtaking wedding ceremony as he married his fiancee, Grace Onuoha. His groomsmen included IK Ogbonna, James Watson, Alex Ekubo, Kenneth Okolie and other notable names. The wedding reception was attended by Nollywood personalities including Comedian AY Makun, Bovi, Ebuka, Chris Okagube, Toyin Abrahams and many more.
Award-winning designer, Sima Brew of eponymous womenswear brand and her lover Kojo are also in the list of celebrities who got married in 2017. The bride who is the couturier of several Ghanaian stars including Becca, Berla Mundi, Selly Ghalley and Zynell Zuh wore a spectacular floral gown to marry the man of her dreams. This wedding is fiercely contesting for Ghana’s wedding of the year and we are rooting for it.
11. Nana Akuffo Addo and Rebecca Akuffo-Addo
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo and Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo marked 15th years of marital bliss with a beautiful ceremony at the Banquet hall followed by a sweet message on social media during the festivities.
12. John Dramani Mahama and Lordina Mahama
Former first couple, John and Lordina Mahama also celebrated their silver wedding anniversary and topped it up with the renewal of vows at the State Banquet Hall. In attendance were former Ministers of State, Clergy, Friends and family of the couple.