Temidayo Folasade Olopade and Walter RamÃ³n-Manuel Lamberson married on Sept. 4 at the El Dorado Hotel in Santa Fe, N.M. The Rev. Kara Wagner Sherer, an Episcopal priest, lead the Anglican ceremony incorporating Nigerian and Mexican elements.
The bride, 31, who goes by Dayo, works on the strategic partnerships team at Facebook in New York, helping media companies with digital products and publishing. She is the author of â€œThe Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa.â€ She graduated from Yale, from which she also received a law degree and M.B.A.
She is a daughter of Dr. Funmi Olopade and Dr. C. Sola Olopade of Chicago. The brideâ€™s father, a pulmonologist, and her mother, a hematology oncologist, are professors at the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago, where her mother is the director of its Center for Global Health and her father is its clinical director. Her father is also the director of the Pritzer Schoolâ€™s international programs and her mother is a professor of medicine and human genetics as well as the director of the Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics.
The groom, also 31, is pursuing a masterâ€™s in finance at the London Business School in England. Until August, he was a senior project manager at Dalberg Global Development Advisors in New York. He graduated from the University of Chicago.
Until 2009, his mother, Anna Lamberson of Albuquerque, N.M., was that cityâ€™s chief financial officer and is now a consultant based there for government administration and finance for countries such as Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Afghanistan. His father, R. Dwight Lamberson of Long Beach, Calif., retired as the utility division director from the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission in Santa Fe.
The couple met in 2010 at a birthday party in Nairobi, Kenya.