We’re counting down to Stephanie Coker’s destination wedding in August, but just before that, the TV girl had a sit-down with Schick Magazine to talk about her wedding gown, how she met her handsome husband Olumide Aderinokun among other things.
See excerpts below!
On her husband: “He’s a property developer and we dated for three years before getting engaged. He saw me sitting alone while waiting to meet with someone who never showed up, so he sent a waitress over to ask if I wanted anything to eat. I declined because I was there to work and I just wanted to have my meeting. The waitress cheekily suggested I should accept his offer, so I ended up getting takeaway and giving him my business card. He gave me a call and the rest is history (by the way, when he tells this story, he says I was staring at him – I wasn’t!).”
On her wedding style: “I’m a tomboy by nature but I don’t think that style will feature in my wedding because I won’t be able to wear my sneakers! It’s the only day you get to be a princess; the only time you will have that excuse, so I’m going to enjoy it. I like embellishment, but for my wedding, I want something clean and easy-on-the-eye that stills makes a statement; a dress that is classy and elegant.
On her project, The Future Is Her: “I started ‘The Future Is Her’ towards the end of 2016. The idea behind it, is to use my platform to help talented, young women in Nigeria go up the career ladder. Fame is great, money is great, but there is no point to it all, if you’re not making an impact in people’s lives.”
Photography: Sunmisola Olorunnisola
Makeup: Zaron Cosmetics