Remember the bride Lawrentta Sawyerr, whose wedding dress was worn by actress Mercy Aigbe for her 40th birthday photo-shoot?
Well, after all the drama and accusations, the Benin-based bride simply identified as rettypety on Instagram had a beautiful wedding.
Mercy had worn a red dress made by the designer for her 40th birthday photoshoot, a dress a bride later came out to say was hers, adding that the designer had lied to her that a logistics challenge had stalled its transportation to her in Benin. The bride said she was supposed to wear the dress on her wedding day.
Following an apology by the designer and a statement by Mercy Aigbe’s stylist StyledBySeun absolving her of any fault, the actress still faulted the designer.
On Instagram, Mercy broke her silence on the matter and said:
“I have followed events as they unfold following a particular dress I wore for a photoshoot. First, I must say that I sincerely sympathise with the bride as this situation is painful, unfortunate and regrettably avoidable. I hired and paid Seun @styledbyseun for the photoshoot as a stylist and got four dresses for the shoot. Seun and I were unaware that one of the dresses was meant for someone else. I am embarrassed that the designer was not professional enough in handling events leading to this moment. It is also painful that a bride is made to go through what the bride has been made to go through. I have reached out to both the stylist and designer (whom I have never met nor HIRED directly) to express my displeasure. I have instructed my lawyer to look into this and see how best to approach this from a legal point of view without festering an already open wound. Thanks.