IT WAS a moment of joy and celebration when family, friends and well-wishers gathered to witness the wedding between Arinze Olisadebe from Uke, and Blessings Okpanku from Ebenesi Nnobi, both in Anambra State.
The solemnisation of holy matrimony, which took place at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Ebenesi Nnobi, attracted many dignitaries within and outside the state, including Anambra State Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof Kate Omenugha, the Director, Department of Academic Session, ASUBEB, Awka, Mrs Stella Ezepue, the Education Secretary, Idemili South Local Government, Anthonia Enemo and many others.
Delivering his homily at the marriage service, Rev Mathew Chukwuneme stressed the need for the new couple to make God the anchor of their marriage so as to overcome tribulations of life.
The cleric maintained that peace, understanding, fulfillment, love, trust are the basic tools for a successful marriage and described marriage as a union of two forgivers of imperfect beings, urging the couple to remain patient with each other.
The newly wedded couple, after the exchange of marital vows, exchange of rings as symbols of genuine love as well as signing of the marriage certificate, flanked by their parents, danced to the glory of God, and marched into the reception arena to wine and dine with their guests.
The parents of the couple, Mr Charles Ikwuerogha and Mrs Gladys Okpanku thanked God for giving them the opportunity to witness the union of their children and prayed for God’s continued guidance upon the couple.
One of the guests, Mr Pater Ojukwu, in an interview said the bride was a hardworking and friendly person, asking them to remain best of friends to make the marriage a memorable one throughout their lives.
He further urged them to shun Intruders in their home and make prayer their priority.
Appreciating those who came to felicitate with them, the couple, Mr. and Mrs. Arinze Olisadebe expressed gratitude for the show of love from their guests and advised young people to do away with the fear of getting married as it can be accomplished in God.