Usually, people have their pre-wedding celebrations in a day or two, usually a weekend but not in the case of the stars of The Wedding Party Adesua Etomi and Banky W decided to dash out to Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa for the finale wedding of #BAAD2017. Adesua Etomi and Banky W left for Cape Town, South Africa, a day after their traditional wedding while the groomsmen and bridesmaids arrived a day after.
After a quick nap at the African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel, the crew were ready to jet off for the sundown at Signal Hill, one of Cape Town’s favourite hills and the top of Signal Hill was nothing short of spectacular. The next few days before the wedding included a trip to the top of Table Mountain, over a thousand metre above Capetown – a perfect way to soak up the 360 degree views of the city; and wine tasting at Groot Constantia, one of the oldest wine estates in South Africa.
Now to the wedding day, the tying of Adesua and Banky W’s knot took place at The Roundhouse, Camps Bay. Guests like Stephanie Coker, Dorcas Shola Fapson, Osas Ighodaro Ajibade and others travelled into Cape Town to grace and honour Mr and Mrs Banky and Adesua Wellington. Everyone looked their very best; the men were dressed in black tuxedos and the ladies in evening gowns in colour combinations of black, white and silver.
Some of the #BAAD2017 crew missed the Harley Davidson ride from the Westin through camps bay beach, to camps bay, tearing up the tarmac that winds its way around the breath-taking Chapman’s Peak Drive, since it was the night after the wedding but they hopped on the sunset boat cruise later in the evening that took them straight across Table Bay having fun with friends, family and champagne, catching up about the beautiful wedding from the day before.
At Bela Bela is the Zebula Golf Estate and Spa, with a private pool, swimming pool, outdoor pool, massage spa and wellness centre and also an access to a golf course within 3km of the estate, an exquisite mountain and pool view with outdoor BBQ facilities. Most exciting part for the guests were the animal interactions and encounters – the elephant giving kisses to Nancy Isime, Liz Osho, Banky W and others and Ebuka, Jemima Osunde, Banky W and Adesua feeding and patting the cheetahs, Tarzan and Jane. Cynthia Obi Uchendu, wife of host and TV presenter, Ebuka, had her birthday in South Africa and enjoyed a Bush Dinner.
For a little history time, the #BAAD2017 crew decided to visit the Mandela House and Hector Peterson Memorial. It was a learning experience for the crew, as they stood in awe of the national heroes.
Back in Johannesburg, in preparation for the trip back to Lagos, the crew hopped for an early morning hot air balloon ride at 4am showcasing the tree tops of the beautiful Magalies River Valley, high above the Magaliesburg range in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site, north of Johannesburg’s northern suburbs.