Zainab & Odaro’s White Wedding Is The Perfect Start To Your Week!

Zainab and Odaro are one beautiful couple we can not get enough of. They are proof that love is such a beautiful thing and their different perspectives of how they met will definitely make you smile!

Even though it was on different occasions, the constant thing remains that they both saw each other in the university. If you missed it, you should totally catch up on their pre-wedding photos and love story here.

Zainab and Odaro exchanged their vows in an all-so-breathtaking white wedding ceremony and we’re in awe of the beauty. Zainab was such a gorgeous bride and we couldn’t get enough of Odaro’s suave looks too. From the prep, to the ceremony and reception… you will see how they radiate in every photo, making you drool over the sweetness of love.

Enjoy their white wedding photos below and catch their traditional wedding here.

Let’s take a look at Zainab in all her beauty…

Their love story as shared by Zainab:

We met on the campus of Rice University while doing a summer Pre-medical and Dental Program. Now, the story of how we actually saw each other differs, but I saw him moving into his dorm with his sister across the quad. I remember thinking to myself that he was cute and flashed a really big smile. Then he scowled at me. I made up my mind (right then and there) that I would never be friends with him.

A fun morning with the favourite girls

That summer, we indeed became friends and were super intentional about meeting up with each other whenever we were both in town from college. He became a really good friend and would have random catch-up sessions throughout the year to check-in.

Zainab is all set for her big day!

Their love story as shared by Odaro:

I  first saw Zanny at Rice University when she walked into the welcome reception for our summer program late with her mom. They stood at the glass doors and I was truly mesmerized by the way the sun was catching her beautiful skin. She was incredibly beautiful and I was eager to talk to her. Throughout the summer, we hung out with our larger group of friends where everyone would have late-night chats and family dinners.

Now let’s check the dapper groom!

It honestly felt like a summer camp. Zainab and I would have these weekly traditions where our friend, Josh would play the piano and we would sing all types of songs (Drake, Hillsong, John Mayer, literally EVERYTHING) in 3 part harmony. By the end of the program, I felt as though we had developed a real friendship that I looked forward to continuing. I made sure we kept in touch as much as possible.

We would call each other at least once a month and talk about any and everything going on in life. I would also make sure that any time we were in Dallas at the same time, we hung out in person and throughout this entire time, we became genuine friends and I looked forward to hearing from and seeing her as much as possible. After about 3.5 years of just being friends, we were both in a space where I believe we were ready for an actual relationship and I wanted to make a move.

Awww, the first look!

I sent Zanny a gift for her birthday and had planned a series of proper dates to ask her out when we were both in Dallas together. But Zanny and her inquisitive nature ruined my original plans so I told her exactly how I felt about her and we spent the next month talking almost 24 hours a day and trying to figure out how this long-distance thing would work.

This is how the first date went…

We went to the movies the first time we went out together as more than friends. I came home from medical school for Thanksgiving break and we went to see Thor Ragnarok because – duh. (Marvel is the best.). This date was super anxiety-ridden because we had spoken on the phone for countless hours about how the next time we saw each other, we would make it official.

So the entire time, I honestly couldn’t even tell you what was happening on the screen, I was just wondering when he was going to ask me to be his girlfriend. The movie ended and he drove me to my house and we waited outside my house for about 20 minutes. You could cut the tension with a knife. We exchanged pleasantries and laughed a bit about the people-watching we did at the movies.

But the suspense was actually too much for me so I asked him “Is there a question you would like to ask me?” He responded with “Nope” and when I tell you my mood IMMEDIATELY deflated. I proceeded to leave the car because I really could not believe he wasn’t going to ask me! He laughed and through his smirk told me to close the door and sit back down. He said, “ You know things don’t always have to go the way YOU planned right?” We both burst out laughing at this point because it was like all the tension and suspense had been sucked out of the car with that one line. And the rest is history.

Let’s get this wedding started with the groom’s entrance.

Here comes the bride… such an emotional moment!

Let’s sing our hearts out!

Let’s exchange the vows

Sealed with a kiss!

Joined for life!

Let’s take in the beauty of this lovely decor

The perfect reaction to a dreamy view!

More photos? Yes, please!

Let’s get the reception started!

The sweet son-mother dance

Mama’s little princess

The lovely couple first dance

Zainab and Odaro came through slaying for the after-party!

What a fun dance entrance!

Time for the bouquet toss!

Let’s dance into the night!


Bride @dr.zainahb
Planner @tamazingeventsdfw
Bridal Stylist @thewardrobemanager
Groom’s Stylist @groomstylingbytwm
Wedding dress and veil @aprilbykunbi
Reception outfit @marveeofficial
Makeup @breelliantmua
Hairstylist @dolledbynueye
Groom’s Suit @atafo.official
Groom’s after-party outfit @cutesaint.prive |
Shoes @ysl | @louboutinworld
Photography @jopstudios
Videography @i_am_kayode

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