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.
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.
Weston Baker and Mario Ezeh ( MyUltimateXperience.com)
Tosan Aduayi ( TrendyAfrica.com)
Cy Davison ( Beyond Reach Media)
Sweet Thangs By Lo did an amazing job with the cupcakes.
Always love the creativity of Events By Carlos.I always love the Mother/ Son dance.One 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.
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.
Kola nuts are an important part of the Nigerian Igbo cultural and hold great significance.
I absolutely loved this fruit display.
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 :).