Despite the painful separation of her children through centuries of transatlantic slave trade; Mama Africa keeps re-uniting her children through love and marriage and this time it is Ejiro, a Nigerian groom and Sabine, a Haitian Bride.
Sabine and Ejiro were brought together by a meeting concerning business that soon turned into one filled with pleasure. Running a non-profit organization, Sabine sought out the services of a consultant who could help her and her business partner navigate the future of the business. That’s where Ejiro entered the picture.
“My partner couldn’t join in on our first meeting so I decided to go by myself,” the bride tells ESSENCE. The connection between the two was immediate. They stopped talking about business and started talking about themselves. The rest was history. “We had our first meeting, and within that day we went for lunch, grabbed sushi, went for a walk around the park and ice cream! So, our first meeting was really like our first date.”
The couple had a traditional Nigerian wedding on September 9, 2021 that honored Ejiro’s Urhobo culture. Then, on September 11, they had the traditional white wedding. Both were outdoors. Both celebrations were also big, bold and memorable.
The couple wed, both times, at Belvedere Estate in Tarrytown, New York on their more than 25-acre private estate. Formal photographs were taken indoors but both weddings were held outside.