#BBNWonderland 2016 Brides – Don’t Mind If I Baileys!
30 brides-to-be were treated to an all-expense paid trip to the amazing 2nd edition of Baileys Nigeria and BellaNaija Weddings‘ bridal event – WONDERLAND. The ladies arrived Lagos from all over the country, and were taken to the luxurious Intercontinental Hotel where the fun, laughter, magic and‘Don’t Mind If I Baileys’ moments began, before the main event at The Civic Centre the next day!
Here are five unforgettable moments that took place at the #BBNWonderland2016
1. Slumber Party with Baileys
Indulging in a perfect ‘Don’t mind if I Baileys’ moment, the brides-to-be were all smiles and giggles as the night kicked off with a range of delicious treats and cocktails to set the scene for girl talk with Genevieve Magazine founder Betty Irabor who has been married for almost 35 years, and Aunty K of Kots Catering who has been a working mum for 25 years at the Baileys Slumber Party. There was no better way to end the night than with a good old Lagos party.
The Luxury 3-in-1 invite by Parchment by Dami
Wonderland day was here!
2. Face Beats, Paparazzi and the WOW Welcome to Wonderland
On the morning of the main event, the ladies had their makeup and hair done by the BM|Pro team, photo-shoots by top photographers, and media interviews with 53 Extra, EbonyLife, Sound City and Spice TV. They got ready and were whisked off to Wonderland, where they were blown away by The Wedding Guru’s ethereal décor of The Civic Centre Grand Hall.
Upon settling in at the beautiful white and gold event decorated by The Wedding Guru and planned by Coker Creative, guests were treated to an array of delectable food choices and ‘Don’t mind if I Baileys’ desserts including an AMAZING Baileys-infused cake in the black and gold after-party area by Cakes by Tosan.
3. Wedding & Marriage Advice From Celebrities
Toolz and Noble Igwe shared advice on planning a wedding in the present economic climate, while Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and her husband, accomplished Captain Matthew Ekeinde spoke to the ladies about ways to keep the excitement alive in their marriage.
Banke Meshida-Lawal of BM|Pro also gave a keynote speech, while top planners Deola of 2706 Events, Mosun of IPC Events, and Kunle of Klala Photography and Films gave the brides practical wedding tips.
4. Every Bride was a Winner! Amazing Giveaways from Baileys Nigeria & BellaNaija Weddings
Every bride went home with a gold gift box filled bridal essentials and treats, as well as a Lancome gift bag with cosmetics that are every girl’s dream – mascara, lipstick, perfume and more.
The gift box had a custom robe, a mug from The Gift Source, wedding mix from Wonderland DJ Obi & The Wedding Guru, nail polish from Amali Cosmetics, a small box of treats from Andies Candies, earrings from Le Reve Pieces, The Essential Bridal Handbook from Funke Bucknor-Obruthe of Zapphaire Events, a 20cl bottle of Baileys, Baileys chin chin from Cupcake Couture and a gift for their new home from Swish Ideas.
In the Independence Day spirit, the games included reciting the national pledge and singing the anthem. Imitating artistes from music videos, musical chairs and more were played while brides sipped on Baileys.
The fab gifts for the games were special #BNbling nail lacquer sets by Nigerian brand Amali Cosmetics, a Mr & Mrs set from The Gift Source, 20 spa boxes from The Gift Haven, glamorous headpieces, clutch, necklace sets Le Reve Pieces, a box of treats from The Lekki Gift Company and travel-size Baileys bottles.
9 brides also got these mega-gifts!
● a Baileys deluxe bar complete with products from Guinness Nigeria for any wedding event
● a luxury 7-day honeymoon from South Africa Tourism (SAT)
● a wedding ring set worth up to N850,000 from Rings & Bands NG
● a wedding dress by Love, Tims
● a wedding photography and cinematography package from Klala Photography and Films
● a wedding cake worth up to N500,000 from Cakes by Tosan
● a traditional jewelry set from Lush Jewels
● two bridal fabrics from B & E Fabrics
Even our MC for the day, top Nigerian comedian Basketmouth, offered to anchor the weddings of 3 brides-to-be for free.
See the excitement on the brides’ faces, going home with these grand prizes, but not before a toast from Baileys Nigeria brand manager Ufuoma Udjoh!
OMG! I can’t believe I won a Baileys Bar!
Wedding Day Coverage from Klala Photography & Films
Traditional Beaded Set for Bride and Groom from Lush Jewels
Wedding Dress from Love, Tims
Two Brides won Luxury Fabric from B & E Fabrics
Wedding Ring Set from Rings & Bands NG!
With the Cakes by Tosan Wedding Cake Winner
5. Surprise Performance by Flavour
When the ladies thought it was all over and couldn’t get any better, Flavour hit the stage to serenade them and usher in the after party where the soon to be brides partied together like they had known each other for years.
It was clear that amidst all the festivities and glamour, Baileys is a brand that celebrates women, creates true friendships and makes dreams come true.
#BBNWonderland proved to be a dream come true.