We absolutely love sharing real weddings planned and coordinated by our WPIC alumni. Thank you Adeola Damie of Celebration Events Mgmt for this stunningly gorgeous and luxurious two-day wedding submission.
I counted not one, not two or three, but FIVE dress changes for the beautiful bride!
DAY 1 – African (Nigerian) Traditional Wedding Ceremony
The Cultural wedding was a fusion of two tribes from Nigeria, Abel is Delta while Anuoluwapo is Yoruba. A Delta-Yoruba Cultural Fusion. We represented both cultures in many different ways, by changing outfits multiple times to incorporate both tribes and ensuring a good mix of Music to suit all Cultures and the Canadian guests present. The Cultural theme was evident in the food selections and cultural outfits for the Couple, Bridal party and friends.
DAY 2 – The Ceremony and Reception
The white wedding had a fairytale wedding theme. Which was brought to life by the custom-built stage décor, themed stationeries such as the carriage table numbers, royal elements in the program/menu card duo and our beautiful bride Anu in a ball gown fit for a Princess.
Challenges Faced by the Planners:
Overall the planning and the wedding details and ceremonies itself was a memorable success; the couple their family & guests thoroughly had a good time. What they did not get to see or know however was that at 3.45 pm (2hrs before the White wedding Reception) was scheduled to begin; The Banquet Hall had not delivered the linens nor set up the tables. The Stage décor was a major production that had begun at 9 am and was completed. All our vendors were ready to produce a fabulous wedding However, the venue had an event the night before and somehow forgot to order the right linens and did not have the ballroom ready at a reasonable time. We were expected to set up for 400 guests which involved individual place settings, customized stationeries and favors. The venue manager kept saying the linens were on its way. I had never felt such despair at an event supplier as I did that day. My team and I began to prep the table stationeries and other items. The decorator had all 40 centrepieces and multiple candles prepared and ready to go. At approximately 4 pm with less than 2 hours to spare before the Couples’ room reveal the linens arrived. My team and I had to get to work, and help set up the entire ballroom in pristine detail. We managed to pull it off in time just before the arrival of the Bride and Groom. We were able to REVEAL the Ballroom at 5.45 pm. The Couple had no clue as to the hurdles we overcame to get the space ready. It was a beautiful reveal and they were in happy tears.
Client Testimonial: “Our wedding was a dream come true, a BIG THANK YOU to Adeola of Celebration events and her team for making our wedding so memorable. There is a lot to remember from the year of planning for our 2 day Ceremony. Our most cherishable memory will be the Décor, the custom made outfits, food, and overall experience. Adeola you are simply the best at what you do.” – Anu & Abel
Couples’ best memory from their wedding: “Our wedding was a dream come true, there is a lot to remember from the two years of planning. Our most cherishable memory will be the Decor by DreampartyDecor, the custom made outfits, food, and overall dance experience.”
First dance song: “You Are the Reason” by Calum Scott and Iyawo mi by Timi Dakolo
Couples’ advice to engaged couples: “Our advice is to plan ahead of time, save money as some unexpected details might creep up at your wedding. Good food is very important. Get multiple videographers and photographers.”
Gifts for one another: Christian Louboutin Shoe and Bag and a Rolex watch set with ring
Wedding Planner: Celebration Events Mgmt
Cultural Wedding Decor: Honi Eventz by PAPARAZZI
Reception Stage Décor: Dream Party Decor
Reception Guest Tables Decor: Honi Eventz by PAPARAZZI
Photography: Jidekola Photography
Videography: Poetic Stone Studios
Cakes (Both): Afrococo Cakes
Bride’s Custom White Dress: Michi Gabbi
Brides MUA: Glam by Topsin
Brides Gele (Head wraps): Funto Margaret
MUAs Wedding Party 1: Tropbelle
MUAs Wedding Party 2: Afia Beauty
Traditional Okuku beaded Hair: Riri’s Empire
Stationery: K-ella’s World
Music: DJ Pee Brides Assts: @topsin1 @yettie2
Sparkular Lights & Dry Ice: Fariam Celebrations
Horsd’oeuvres: Feldos pastry shop
Specialty Cocktails: Est Drinks
Red carpet Photography: Lyf Pixels
Caterer: Mopsyn Catering
Groom’s White Wedding Shoes: Gucci
Brides Trad Outfit (Aso-oke) by Bimms24
Traditional beaded Jewelry by Tavin Beads
Boys tux by SEYI MARK
Grooms Traditional outfits by Uncoded Creations
Grooms Custom Shoes by Hagan Factory
Traditional outfits by Kings Realm 52