Akah and Claire’s weekday wedding was lit! It was one of a picture-perfect wedding – the perfect venue, celebrity wedding guests in attendance, couple’s outfit on-point, good music, fun ambience, happy guests, great lighting, lovely decor, and the kind of wedding you want to have or be at (as a guest). It was definitely well planned. Let’s rewind the best moments.
Nollywood actor (Akah Nnani) and Fashion illustrator (Claire Idera) got married in a fun-filled beautiful ceremony that included a customary traditional wedding ceremony and a church wedding. Their white wedding was on a Monday (not the usual Saturday), and that didn’t stop their guests and celeb friends from showing up.
This post is a recap of our favourite moments from the #AkahandClaire wedding – what they wore, how they partied and more. Scroll down to see cute photos and videos from their trad and white wedding.
They Broke Nigerian Wedding Tradition (and Had a Weekday Wedding)
Those two lovebirds broke the tradition that a wedding had to be on a Saturday. They made the idea of a weekday wedding stylish and so much fun that you’ll look forward to more weekday weddings. But that’s not the only way Akah and Claire broke Nigerian wedding traditions – they also had a simple but elegant cake, nothing flashy. Their wedding cake was a three-step plain cake.
It was a tasteful, intimate wedding attended by their family, friends, and colleagues. The event exuded an air of a well-planned occasion – from their tasteful venue decoration to the bubbly DJ and the live band that kept the groove up. Rapper, M.I., was also there to add spice to the entertainment – and he did a number with Akah backing up to serenade his love. Who knew Akah had a sweet voice (videos are down below).
What They Wore
Akah Nnani’s bride wore two wedding dresses – one for the wedding ceremony and a second dress for the reception party.
BRIDE’S WEDDING DRESS: Claire’s Cinderella-style wedding gown looked gorgeous on her body, as you can see from the above video. It was a convertible wedding dress with a detachable train attached to the gown’s waist area, which made the skirt area fuller.
With the train part on, it was a princess-cut wedding gown style. Without the train (image below), it transformed into a fitted, sheath-style wedding gown that hugs tightly to the contours of her body.
The wedding gown features a high-neckline with illusion lace long sleeves. Beneath the sheer illusion lace, the beautiful wedding gown also features a sweetheart cut around the bust.
Below is a picture of her convertible wedding gown after she detached the sweeping dress train which initially attached to the back of the waist (image below).
With the train, her bridal gown was a full princess-style cut (above). Once she removed the train, it transformed into a gorgeous sheath-style fitted wedding gown (image below) that looked perfect on her shape and was easy to dance in during their wedding reception. Claire’s wedding gown looked so good on her.
That gorgeous wedding dress was designed by a Nigerian brand, Purple Lagos. Above image is how her wedding dress looks without the detachable train part.
GROOM’S ATTIRE: The groom, Akah Nnani, wore a three-piece royal blue tuxedo suit with black shawl-lapel, on a white shirt and black bow tie.
More Wedding Photos
How they Partied: Best Moments Captured on Videos
#AkahandClaire’s weekday wedding oozed so much fun from the videos – lots of laughing, lots of dancing. Here are snaps and videos of some of the best moments:
There was no dull moment at Akah and Claire’s wedding. They had a great emCee (MC). Their DJ was amazing, the live wedding band was on-point, as they got the dance floor kicking. Akah danced so much, and his dance with his mom was the best of the day for us – his mom is a great dancer (videos above). We also loved the dance-off with Chef Fregz.
Also on-ground to add more spice to the entertainment was rapper M.I. The wedding hall decor was on-point, and it tied every element together. Thumbs up to the wedding planner and team of vendors – #akahandclaire wedding was a huge success.
A Recap of their Traditional Wedding Moments
Their Vendors Delivered and We Saw It (Vendors List)
Akan and Claire Nnani’s wedding was very put together. From photos and videos from their wedding, you can tell that Akah Nnani and Claire Idera had the best wedding vendors, who also delivered the best wedding party experience for them and their guests.
They also had picture-perfect wedding photos and videos, evidence that they did not skimp on photography budget. Here’s a list of wedding pros that successfully brought #AkahandClaire’s wedding vision to life:
Wedding Venue: @leolahotelng | Photography: @bedgepictures | Groom’s Suit: @tinathan.official | Bride’s Wedding Gown: @purplelagos | Bride’s Bouquet: @rfgardens | Makeup: @duprinah | Hair Styling: @ferdinandshair | Rentals: @tancouturee | Cake: @saltlagos | Decor: @accessionevents_ | Wedding Planner: @nosurprisesevents | D-Day Coordinations: @theweddingcompanyng | Trad Wedding Aso-oke : @bisbodv | Trad Wedding Gele : @taiwos_touch | Alaga (Trad Engagement): @ile_oko_ya | Photography Crew: @agada_ @mindmaze_wrgo @thefifographer | Pre-wedding shoot: @joeladu_ | Stationery/ Invitation Cards: @nextsoftcomms | Emcee: @mclarryj | Groom: @akahnnani | Bride: @claireidera | Couple : @akahandclaire | Couple Hashtag: #akahandclaire
Would You Consider a Weekday Wedding in Nigeria?
Those pair, Akah, and Claire, have taught us that weekday weddings can be as equally beautiful as the traditional Naija weekend wedding parties. Here’s wishing the couple a lifetime of happiness together, and a house full of beautiful children. By the way, the couple shared their ‘how we met’on Youtube.
Hmm… I know that weekend weddings are not new in Nigeria, I see Akah and Claire’s Monday wedding sparking off a trend of weekday weddings. We shared that idea in our posts about practical ideas to reduce number of wedding guests and save costs without looking cheap (because some peeps can’t leave the office for a weekday wedding, and you’ll succeed to keep your food and drinks budget low.
We can’t wait to see more weekday weddings among Nigerian couples who are currently in the wedding-planning stage, especially since it’ll save you money (because some fancy, upscale receptions venues are cheaper during weekdays when they are in less demand for events).
THEIR HONEYMOON STORY: By the way, we also covered their honeymoon and you can watch the video where they told us about their fun-filled and adventurous honeymoon in Mauritius.
That’s all on how it went down at Akah Nnani and Claire’s Monday wedding. Hope you like the recap, their beautiful wedding photos, and videos. Comment below to tell me the best part of their wedding. Also, tell me – would you consider having a weekday Nigerian wedding like Akah Nnani and Claire?