The Journal for New York City's Top Wedding Photographer Jide Alakija

Lekan + Shola, Le Negresco Wedding, Nice, France

Here's another wedding from the summer of 2013. Lekan aka "Lex" and Shola have been such great friends for a long time. From the first time I heard they were dating to the time they got married, we've always hung out, joked around and had a lot of fun. When Lekan proposed to Shola, he called me over Skype while I was on an international assignment to tell me that I was shooting his and Shola's wedding ceremony. I was first of all surprised because I think I was probably the first person her called then and really had no choice in the matter. 

They got married in a beautiful English church in the south of France. Their reception venue was probably one venue I would want to shoot in every single time I had a wedding. There was so much character to it. Every room, including the bathrooms, had its own personality. Almost like the couple themselves. They both have very different personalities but together are such a joy. 

It was such a pleasure shooting their wedding. I was helped out by my ever reliable buddy Jeffrey, who came with me from London.