Star actress, Mercy Johnson is walking down the aisle in August, and this is no lie. Her wedding date is August 27, 2011. She told BIODUN KUPOLUYI she’s never announced any wedding date prior to this interview with her on Wednesday, May 18,2011 at Villa Sophie Hotel over breakfast. Flaunting her glittering diamond wedding ring, she described her encounter with her in-laws pleasant and looks forwards to a fairy tale wedding day that nothing will be spared as she jets out to Italy and America to shop till she drops.
You have picked the final date for your wedding to Odi, why the several postponements as reported in a section of the media?
There were no postponements in the past, if there was I would have told you, I’ve always insisted on a dream wedding on my birthday, I never said this year or next year, all I wanted was a wedding close to my birthday. I heard people saying August 28 but I came out to say my wedding is not August 28 because I wasn’t specific about a date. So I simply said the wedding is not August 28. I wanted it to be close to my birthday because it takes a lot of planning. You can remember last year, the date was a Saturday. All I said is that I wanted it to be close to my birthday and that’s all.
How did you feel about media speculations about the issue?
It wasn’t anything, it was like people were wishing me very well, after I’d done well for myself in my chosen field, people couldn’t just wait to see me walk down the aisle. People are excited about it and they can’t wait but they should not worry.
So the new date is realistic?
There is no new date, the real date is August 27th, and so there was never an old date.
You have any event planner for this?
Yes, I’m talking with Royal Landmarks, but I can’t really specify for now who’ll handle the wedding.
I can’t imagine what you’ll be wearing on your wedding day, because it would look smashing, so what designer are you looking at?
I’m actually going to Paris to shop for that, I’ve got lots of catalogues. I’m going to the U.S with my hubby next week to also search for good ones because it just has to be perfect and that means I have to travel a lot this period.
Who’ll make your hair?
Agatha, simply because just one person makes my hair and makes me smile
Are you having a church wedding or a traditional wedding?
The court wedding is 25th of August, the traditional wedding is 26th of August, the church wedding is 27th of August and the thanksgiving is the next day.
Who’s your bride’s maid?
I can’t tell you for now, everything is ready but I can’t tell you.
That means you have friends amongst actresses in Nigeria, afterall?