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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Buky & Akin ~ Nigerian/American Wedding!

It definitely has taken us a long time to blog about this wedding, but we knew that when writing about this wedding it would take us quite some time, so we kept pushing it off. We hope you find it was worth the wait! When we first met with Buky and Akin, they had this amazing energy about them. They are couple truly in sync. Buky was one of our brides that was last minute with everything, but she always knew exactly what she wanted. She was patient, sweet, fun and detailed. We remember how much her an Akin wanted a traditional American wedding with hints of their Nigerian culture. As we dove more and more into the planning it was hard to just incorporate a few Nigerian hints, so it really ended up with a great mix of 50%/50%. Buky was an out of town bride, so we did tons of our meetings back to back when they were in town, in order to finalize the majority of their details while they were here. This was our first Nigerian wedding and it was so memorable and fun! We truly enjoyed it. This is the wedding where we have received the most compliments ever. The guests were very vocal and thankful, which was so appreciated. Buky and Akin knew what they wanted and we did our best to execute everything to their hearts content. Think the biggest challenge for us was timing. They have so many beautiful rituals that can really take a long time. It was definitely our priority to ensure that things went as planned because if we skipped a beat, they could end up without any time for dancing. Fortunately, we stayed on tracked and it was great to see them dance and have a great time..

We can’t begin to cover every single event that took place, but hopefully we are able to capture just a glimpse of their amazing night! Their beautiful ceremony was set outside at Palmetto Bay. Many guests came in their traditional gowns and it was so gorgeous to see splashes of color everywhere. After they were announced man and wife, they happily walked down the hand-made aisle runner Buky had done herself. Their colors Fuchsia and Orange, were incorporated in every detail. Buky and her family represented Fuchsia, while Akin and his family Orange. Their families were told to dress accordingly to show their love and support. 

The reception area was set up with beautiful orange pin tuck linen’s and were surrounded with gold accents. The floral's a combination of both the orange and fuchsia tied everything together. There were so many favorites for our in this wedding: a special danced performed by one of the guests, speeches by different family members, a Nigerian MC or known as (Olopa Ijoko) to narrate the events, traditional money dances and a live traditional band that played in different sets, along with Vision DJ’s. The dancing was NON-STOP and their guests were having a blast. The food served was a combination of American with traditional Nigerian favorites. The couple had a total of 3 outfit changes, each one different in its own way. First it was the traditional white wedding gown, following were the more traditional gowns. We were in aww of how beautiful Buky looked each time and how of course how handsome Akin looked as well. His smile was from ear to ear all night long. {{LOVE}} One of the other interesting points of the night is how it is tradition that guests bring about 100-150 gifts to pass out to other guests. It is done out of happiness for the couple and in many way represented the couple by having their names on it. It was definitely a night we will never forget. In speaking with her, they recently celebrated their 1 year anniversary with family and a beautiful yellow themed party!! 

Buky & Atkin: We loved having the honor of being part of this wedding. Everything turned our perfect and all your traditions we will remember always. It was so apparent how important family, culture and tradition is to these families and they did a beautiful job incorporating them all. I’m happy that Buky is still in touch with us!! God is watching over you guys every day and we wish you blessing after blessing Thank you to Buky & Akin for allowing us the pleasure of being part of the biggest day in your lives so far… 

From the Bride & Groom: “Events on a budget planned our wedding from start to finish. They were extremely professional and knew exactly what they were doing. We live in Atlanta but got married in South Florida. Events On A Budget managed the distance and transition with incredible ease. Our wedding wouldn't have been the perfect day if not for Events On A Budget. If we were getting married again today, we wouldn't change a single thing! “ 

Vendor Credits: 

Planning: Events On a Budget, DJ: Vision DJ’s, Florals/Decor: Events On A Budget, Car Service: Meilan, Photography: Poirier Wedding Photography, Videography: Epic MediaMake-up: Alluring Faces (Lisa),     Lighting: Events On A Budget, Cake: Todo Dulces




 
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1 comment:

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