Chidiogo, one of the daughters of the late Professor Dora Akunyili got married to her man, Andrew Parr over the weekend in Agulu, Anambra State.
Chidiogo, a writer ad founder of She ROARS had met her Canadian lover, Andrew in 2016. They had their civil union earlier this year and at the time, Chidiogo had written a sweet Instagram post about meeting him.
Celebrating our civil union 🌞 Excited for all the white & colourful celebrations with friends and family to come 🙏🏾 Thank you Andrew for being a daily reminder of the miracles that exist in this world and the power we have to tap into it. On a cold February evening in Geneva, I wrote down words that I feel connected our destinies & led our paths to cross 7 months later in the deserts of Nevada. “Monday, 8 Feb 2016. Geneva – Clayton asked that I do a true exercise of what I want. Here goes. I seek a partnership with a strong man, mind, body and spirit. I seek a partnership with a man who will cherish, love and honour me & the life we build together, supporting each other through the journey with kindness, love, a smile & words that put difficulties in perspective. He will not be away from home all the time but have a career that allows for him to assist strongly and sometimes wholly in building a home for us and for the children. He will be conscious and inspire us to grow in consciousness. He will be full of kindness and have a depth of love that leaves us inspired by what two people can achieve together. He will hold me and we will give gratitude. He will be flexible. He is adventurous/open to new experiences. He is happy in himself & together we share happiness in God and Love.” 7 months later after strong guidance came to me to go to Burning Man — I met him. It was a story of the union of souls. I felt I had written him to existence and rejoiced in the connection we shared. One I know started with a decision to focus on the wholeness of my own soul — self love — & from the space of taking time for self I was ready to take time for anothers soul and him mine inturn. I was not looking for a man so save me but a man to hold me up in my own strength. Together we continue to weave a web of care, love, strength, that isn’t without its difficulties but I’m learning & growing with & from them. I say yes to a life spent together in partnership — to holding each other up outwardly and on the inside — to loving every part of ourselves and each other knowing we have the power to create and re-create from a place of peace with what is & the infinity that can be.
They decided to bring the white and traditional wedding ceremonies to the bride’s hometown of Agulu, Anambra State, and it was every bit as colourful as the bride had dreamt it would be.
For the white wedding, Chidiogo wore a custom made Wanger Ayu dress which featured an underlay of Ankara on the bodice. While thanking the designer for making her dream wedding dress come through, the gorgeous bride wrote, “For as long as I can remember, I have wanted an African touch to my wedding dress. I approached a woman whose work I have admired for years. We went back and forth, and after few months of deliberations, sketches, mock ups, fittings, re-fitting, we both came out with a dress that brings a smile to my heart ❤️.”
See all the beautiful photos from the wedding below.