Like all nuptial ceremonies, military weddings are celebratory and meaningful events but with an added air of patriotism. They’re meant to honor anyone who has served or is currently serving in any branch of the Nigerian Military, including those enlisted, active and retired officers, and cadets at an academy. More than the normal, its was All Shades of Love as Hon Ernest tie the knot with his best friend Maj Nneka in a beautiful Military Wedding ceremony. The atmosphere was filled with love and celebration starting from the church service which was held at the St. James Anglican Church to the reception at Naval Open Ground Opp all in Abuja 31 July 2021.
Highlight of the occasion was the arch-like sword crossing ceremony; as couple and maid of honor went through to form an arch, sheathing the word and then at the reception, performing their fist assignment by cutting the wedding cake with the sword. This pretty much entails the bride handing over her sword to the groom, as a symbol of oneness as they jointly cut the wedding cake to the admiration of their very distinguished audience.
The presiding minister, Bishop Owen Chidozie Nwaokolo admonished the couple to see each other as one in other to have a lasting marriage. He went on to further preach to the congregation on the benefits of having oneness in the family which was followed by the exchange of vows between the couple.
Roll call at the event include the representative of the Obi of Onitsha, representative of the Anambra state governor, the famous and idyllic Nigerian Army image maker in the person for retired Brig Gen SK Usman mni and a number of government functionaries in Anambra state. Notable among them is the Anambra State SA on Youth Development Hon Eloka Egbunike. Also among the dignitaries presents are Nollywood celebrities such as as Mr IBU, Kenneth Okonkwo, Emeka Ike, Gentle Jack, Empress Njamah and controversial pastor Chukwuemeka Odumeje