Case Studies

Client Case Study: Nneka + Dj’s Wedding

It is my goal through this blog to share re-caps and interesting case studies from current, present and past events and projects. It is my hope that the tips, lessons learned and accomplishments will be helpful to every person that reads this blog. So this post is the kick-off! I hope you enjoy it!

Every client project always offers a new & exciting challenge. Nneka + Dj’s Wedding was no exception. I have been planning events for over 12 years, however, this project was especially fun because I had the opportunity to plan my sister’s wedding. I had a blast working on this project. After 10 months of planning, the event turned out amazing.

Event Elements:

Wedding Location: Marriott Quorum ( Addison, Texas)

Invited Guests: 500+ people

Date: October 26,2013

One amazing aspect of weddings, is the fact that they are all very different.

There is no one set rule for weddings, which allows the bride & groom to be creative and put their own personal spin and touch on various event elements.

Below, I will highlight a few of my favorite elements of this wedding.

Cupcakes: Sweet Thangs By Lo

Decor: Events By Carlos

The bride chose an eggplant purple and grey as the dominant colors for the wedding. The dinner menu included a special dish called  ” Airplane” Chicken which was a hit with all of the guests.

Photo Credits:

Weston Baker and  Mario Ezeh (

Tosan Aduayi (

Cy Davison ( Beyond Reach Media)



I love the photo for this dress. Almost looks editorial, like it was shot for a magazine.31


Paulette of AFro Angel Make-up was very flexible and did a great job handling the Bridesmaids Makeup.47

The Little Bride & Groom 🙂64_16The bride getting ready 🙂


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The Church Venue 65_86




The Ceremony65_140


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The Bride & Groom with the Groom’s Parentspapi 213

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The Reception Spacepapi 356

The Set-up. Events By Carlos did an amazing job. One of my favorite vendors!127


The Main Stage Set-up for the Bride & Groom77

The bar has officially opened!71_1

Sweet Thangs By Lo did an amazing job with the cupcakes.

The Cake was done by Meringue Bakery and they did an awesome job.69_1 69 (3) 69 (2)

Always love the creativity of Events By Carlos.196_163I always love the Mother/ Son dance.196_159One unique tradition in the Nigerian culture is to shower the bride & groom with money.This change table was available for guests to make change to do just that. 196_158 196_134 196_117 196_104

The bride and her Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Sisters.196_99 196_97 196_87 196_79 196_68 196_62

One of The Groom’s Bestfriends,Tarell Brown of the Oakland Raiders,was unable to make it to the wedding due to the fact that his team was still in season. In an effort to still take part in his friend’s special day,he recorded a heartfelt message that was played at the reception for all guests. 196_59 196_56

The Groom’s father strutting with his frat brothers. 196_42

Airplane Chicken was a hit with the guests.196_32

Kola nuts are an important part of the Nigerian Igbo cultural and hold great significance.

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I absolutely loved this fruit display.

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One thing I have learned about events in general, is that sometimes you just have to go with the flow because sometimes the execution of your idea actually turns out better than your original plan. It is always important to have a plan, but remember to be flexible, and let things happen organically. That is when the magic happens :).