By Maria Immaculate Owechi
Sandra Ikeji, a Nigerian event planner was escorted by 200 bridesmaids as she tied the knot with fiancé, Arinze. This took place on Saturday, January 11, 2019, at the luxurious Landmark event Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos.
It is reported that this was a fulfillment of her attempt to break a world record. According to a Radio website called W2Klradio, two days prior to her wedding, she posted a picture of her application to the Guinness record website for the bride with the most bridesmaids’ record.
She wrote, “@landmark_centre is about to be part of history in 2 days…200 bridesmaids at #the bond wedding, It’s Just an attempt, wish me luck guys.”
We are yet to find out if the Guinness world record website has updated this new record. The current record holder is Tina Ackles, an American lady, who in 2015 had 168 bridesmaids at her wedding.
Ikeji shared on her Instagram page, photos and videos of herself and the bridesmaids enjoying every bit of the ceremony.
The 200 bridesmaids looked elegant in long light brown dresses while each holding a single white flower similar to the bride’s bouquet.
The ladies comprised of Ikeji’s friends, family members and models signed under her agency, Black Dove Models.
The bride shined on her big day in a long-sleeved ballroom gown with a princess tiara and white studs as accessories.
The groom was smart in a white coat paired with black trousers and bowtie. Arinze‘s boutonniere was the same flower as that of his wife’s bouquet.
The groomsmen who looked elegant in black suits were outnumbered by the bridesmaids.
Ikeji got engaged to Arinze in 2018 and their traditional wedding took place on December 29, 2019, in her hometown. Nkwerre, Imo state