ABY LIFE: Lydia & Mathew Tie The Knot

April 5, 2014

On Saturday 22 February 2014 at 12h50, I officially became Mrs Warke. 

‘Twas a chilly yet bright day. The perfect weather for the perfect pair.

Clinkin’ glasses, ale-sippin’, and libel pouring…Who am I kidding? There’s no I could finish a whole post in good ole English à la Chaucer.

What went down was this:

On Saturday the 22 February I walked down the aisle of the Birmingham Registry with the most amazing man.

It still feels surreal.

I couldn’t have made it through this day without all the FANTASTIC friends and family that supported Mathew & I on the day. Even those that couldn’t make it relived every moment with me via Watsapp 😉

I can’t thank God enough for sending me Mathew who through me has penchant for Fashion Blogging. Well, Photography at the very least. He’s had to photograph me for every SINGLE Outfit Of The Day post since I started this blog.He did try to whine himself out of chipping in on the blog a couple of times (especially on cold mornings, bless him) but I that’s what he gets for being with a Photo junkie. Hehehe.

This post has been a long time coming so I won’t drag this on even though I have tonnes of silly ‘Matty Anecdotes’ to share. Like that one time when he tried his hand at Camer Cuisine, behind my back mind you, and cooked Ndole and Cassava, oh dear. Which turned out surprisingly good albeit him using milk in the Ndole…but I digress.

Anyhoo, here are our official wedding snaps. The first couple we actually took after the wedding. And they were taken by the very talented Madara of Madara Kurtisa Photography.

I wanted to keep my look very simple and relaxed. I knew this dress was IT as soon as I saw it. It’s the season to be NUDE. So I paired the dress with Nude Louboutin Pigalle 100 heels and a blush pink clutch.




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Pictures from the Wedding Reception:

Nathalie opened the reception with a powerful word of prayer.



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  1. Congratulations!!!!!! That’s so awesome and the photos are amazing. Very cute couple you are indeed. Beautiful dress Lydia! God bless you both forever

  2. Agnes says:

    Congratulations my dear…happy married life!

  3. Tiki Louisa says:

    Awwww, sweet pics, you guys look lovely, may God bles you with the desires of your heart.

  4. Nelo says:

    Welcome to the real world girl, am going to put you in pray. That you may find favour from God. Congrats dear

  5. Jacinto Moreno says:

    Felicitaciones Sra Waker, que Dios la acompañe y continúe bendiciéndola en esta nueva etapa de su vida.

  6. Becky Manga says:

    These are gorgeous.

  7. Becky Manga says:

    These are gorgeous.Nice dress.Ah must small fr dt dress k.lol.Congrats again.

  8. searsridly@yahoo.com says:

    classy n simple

  9. Jovy Rayne says:

    Congratulations gal!!! your look was super HAWT!!!! the LWD n nude heels were so on point 🙂 beautiful pics u got here

  10. afroshichome says:

    Reblogged this on FAMMO MAG and commented:

  11. Pretty says:

    Yaaaay! Finally 😀 Congratualtions again, luv. You both look sobeautiful andso happy!

  12. Yef says:

    Wow wow.. I can’t get enough of these pics! Congratulations

    Youwere a lovely bride. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  14. tarahsaint says:

    Aw! Congrats, love! God bless you both.

  15. SMK says:

    You look beautiful and so happy! Congratulations on your big day. ay God bless you with many happy moments 🙂

  16. cheri406 says:

    You Look Amazing! So does he! Thrilled for you, the hubby and entire family!

    May God Bless you, your Marriage and Family with Much Love, Heath, Happiness and with all that is Good Always! =D

    Best Wishes! =D

  17. Jane Pallister (formerly Warke) says:

    You and Matthew look so happy and I think you look beautiful. I am so pleased my nephew has found true happiness and hope that you both have a very long and wonderful life together. Jane Pallister

  18. Ifeoma says:

    Awww you look gorgeous and both of you look soo happy, it looks like it was a blessed day. Congratulations! (your legsssss *lovestruck*) :p

  19. olakunmi says:

    Happy Married Life!

  20. Ohh Congratulations on your wedding. You guys took some really beautiful pictures…

  21. Cheryl says:

    Congratulations Lydie…this is soo beautiful, that dress is a wow,then the shoe,clutch, hair, makeup is flawless…your Hubby got taste, how can i forget that cake,hmmmm, plus did you get a stylist for ur guest? Mehnnn they were sharp and put-together lol…May God bless your Union every step of the way dear.

  22. OMG Aidyl I was sooooooo happy for you upon reading this and looking at your gorgeous pictures. I hope your special day was nothing short of memorable and I wish you both a lifetime together filled with joy and happiness and lots of gorgeous caramel babies with curly hair. Haha 🙂 CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  23. Ruth Chung Buh says:

    Congratulations Lydie. Wish you both the very best in your union. Greetings and lots of love from your fellow Camer sister. Oh love your blog by the way 🙂

  24. Tiki says:

    Idylle! Couldn’t this wait until summer so I could be up front and center? Congratulations Mr and Mrs Warke! I shall be bringing y’all some frozen palm wine and kolanuts come summer, so that our ancestors can be informed lol.

    Loved the shoes, the hair, the dress, your flowers (!), etc etc. God bless you and Mathew with all the happiness, joy, peace and fruitfulness which a marriage ordained by God can enjoy!

  25. Well done, you bagged yourself a fine hubby-lots of joy in the future and please go the African style, a boat load of kids.

  26. I HAVE DIED! Lmaoo
    You know I saw thes epics as soon as you posted over the weekend but was on my phone. Just got a new laptop and viewing them on it! You know how eagerly I was waiting for this post! CONGRATULATIONS HUN! With all these people I know getting married, my own must come before my eggs dry Amen?? Lol
    All the best!

  27. Congrats Lydia, Wish you guys the very best. Your nails were so beautiful and your dress and shoes and clutch lol. You were a beautiful bride

  28. Sushi says:

    Tearing up!! I love every one of the photos! My all time favourite couple!

    • MsAidyl says:

      Sushi, your first comment in years. lol. I needed this post to bring you back to ABY! Thanks my love you looked flawless on the day too…not more than me though! lol x

  29. Dolly says:

    Votre mariage est tellement simple, féerique et chic! J’ai beaucoup aimé vos photos qui reflètent très bien votre complicité et l’amour qui vous entoure. Très longue vie à votre union!
    Une Follower 🙂

  30. Sunshine says:

    Congratulations fashionista! loving the pigalle combi nails and purse ensemble. Wishing you all the best.
    Ca m’etonne! Je demande eh! some of your guest (2per) don’t know dress code?! Is it ” I must find hussy by fire by force?!”
    Keep the fashion trends rolling.

    Love your attention to detail reception dress.

  31. jayajade says:

    congratulations love! Wish you both the most amazing years ahead

  32. You looked absolutely beautiful and I am so so happy for you. God bless your marriage. I’m already thinking of the beautiful children y’all are gonna have. Congratulations love

  33. The way he looks at you makes my heart smile! I can tell from the pictures how pure you lots love is for each other. I lovvveddd this very intimate wedding!

  34. Taurai D says:

    Guuuurrrrlll! (have no idea why I went all American there seeing as am African) but them legs thuuuurr definitely deserved a change of accent! You looked absolutely gorgeous and dead on trend! You both looked so happy! Be blessed always x

  35. Dana Fashina says:

    I’m in LOVE with these photos!!
    You two look so incredible and you are absolutely STUNNING.
    Love it and please accept my delayed congratulations!

  36. Jennifer Oke says:

    Reblogged this on Fashion Review and commented:
    … another beautiful wedding piece 🙂

  37. Sheila says:

    You looking good

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