This is a tale written by the bride on what she calls, ‘Her Special Day’.
We met right after a Sunday morning service at church. He walked right up to me, dressed in a suit, and introduced himself. I was in my 3rd year of university at the time and automatically assumed that anyone wearing a suit to church had to be old (like ancient). He corrected that assumption very quickly. We hung out a few times, he gave me car rides multiple times but I never thought much of it. I thought he was just being nice.
2 years after we first met, I lost my part-time job and he took me out to Red Lobster to cheer me up (I had never been at the time). We grew very close after that date and we dated for 6 years before saying ‘I do’.
We had canceled twice before due to a family tragedy and his brother’s wedding. This meant postponing our wedding for 2 years. This year when Covid-19 hit, we made the decision that when restrictions were lifted enough for us to get married, if it meant with just 2 witnesses and the officiant, we would do it.
Thankfully, when our date came on August 27, we were allowed up to 50 guests. It worked out almost perfectly!
My favorite part of the day was taking photos with our guests. We had a short ceremony and no reception (to maintain physical distancing). We had a prepared order of photography; so the times when our guests came up to take photos with us was the only interaction that we got with them. However, those few minutes with everyone meant so much to us.
Something unique that we did was individual takeout dinners. I’ve never heard of that being done at a wedding, but we really wanted to feel like we shared a meal with everyone who came.
Walking down the aisle, I was wearing open-toe heels and the non-slip pads that I used were sticking out, in fact, I almost tripped! The photographer and videographer made sure not to catch it though.
Our guests will definitely remember the location the most. It was absolutely gorgeous. It used to be a farm located in the center of our home city with an enclosed garden area. We had the ceremony right in the garden. My husband and I both think we could have shared our live streaming link out to more people.
We realized how invaluable a wedding planner really is. Get a GOOD wedding planner. Ours was phenomenal!
Wedding Planner: Celebration Events Mgmt
Photography: Bisi Alawode Photography
Venue: Fantasy Farm Event Centre
Cinematography: Quad Edge Studio
Brides Makeup: Tianah Beaute + Ziggy on the lens
Brides Hair: Hair Essence
Bride’s Dress Designer: Zoba Martin
Brides bouquet, floral headpiece & floral arrangements: Floral Dreamin
Ceremony Décor & Signage: Rose Petal Decor
Table/Cart rentals & stylings: Roselle & Co
Table Linen & Couple Chairs: Chair Decor Etc
Cake & Cupcakes: Fruitilicious Cakes
Disc Jockey: DJ Damiger
Caterer: Mades’ Kitchen