Felicia and her heartthrob, Edwin tied the nuptial knot in the traditional way at Adoka town, Benue State. The couple was said to have been very good friends before they decided to take their relationship to the next segment.
The families of Late Capt. Ogale and Elder Eka Ijachi decided to celebrate their children’s marriage in such a grand style as the duo have both agreed to spend the rest of their lives together, for better and for worst. However the ceremony was very special, as Felicia is a proud self-described “Adoka girl child” and she was also so glad that her wish to see close friends, relations and work colleagues gather to celebrate her traditional marriage in such a unique style has come true. Golden Palms Resort’s ballroom was the reception venue, which holds a seat down capacity of one thousand guests. The Resort ballroom was tastefully decorated; crystal wedding stage, wedding cake stands and stage sparklers also added some glitz and glamour to the decor .
Very close friends of the bride, clads in glamorous ‘aso ebi’ on the day, and the nations serving and retired Senators, Leaders of House of Reps, Captains of industry, Ministers, Diplomatic Corps, Business Tycoons, Clergies, Bishops and great church leaders and invited guests, gathered to honor the latest couple in town. The photo “System Photography Team” excellently captured every memorable moment of the day .
"Felicia is a woman of many colours: A classy beautician, a businesswoman, a traditional first class chef and a staunch Christian and a preacher of the gospel"
The air was pregnant with excitement and a sense of accomplishment, as the eyes of many dignitaries twinkled and their faces crinkled up in a smile as they made their way to their seats. Aside the decor, guests tables were laced with exotic wine and champagne, refined spirits and assorted nibbles in various plates and well designed baskets.
The arrival of the Bride and Groom immediately taxied off the ceremony with the opening prayers and national anthem. A renowned toastmaster who anchored the event tipped off the ceremony with a hint of humour; touches of class and finesse, all dignitaries were recognized accordingly.
The ceremony blazed with colorful tunes, reminiscent of marriage solemnization allure, there were lots of jokes to spice the occasion. The host of the day sent guests cracking their ribs even as they were having a swell time feasting on some rich African and intercontinental buffet and exotic wine and cocktails.
The Dj, electrified the occasion with the latest Afro beats hits tracks, which threw the entire audience both young and old onto the dance floor. The ‘Disc jockey’ played assorted music to the delight of guests and couple; the bride noted a particular hit list, which will remain the most memorable of their wedding ceremony. After the nuptial dance, the Chairman of the occasion, in his speech took the couple through the marriage memory lane of a successful marriage, which he said he had learnt in his over four and half decades of marriage life. Marriage, he sermonised, must be based on selflessness, love and the mutual trust and transparency of the couple, and above all a total dedication to God, Almighty.