Monday, 22 February 2010

Our very stylish Nigerian Brides and their International Likes




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A New Year, New Beginnings

Hello All,
It's been a minute, welcome back.

Molara and Gbemi
Vendor of the week
Our vendor of the week is our very special colleague and besto, Yewande Onabiyi of SaraO.
SaraO is a wedding and events management company that handles all aspects of planning, consulting, co-ordination and amazing decor. Please look out for her interview.Below are some of her amazing works!!




What type of bride are you?

Are you a Bride of the People for the people?
You are if all you care about are your guests, your friends, your colleagues, your college mates. All you care about is their welfare and no one else not even your in-laws or your family.
Are you a peacock bride ?
You are if Everything that you care about is yourself, what is most important to you, How you look your dress, your hair, your makeup ,you don’t mind what it takes as long as all eyes are on how gorgeous you look that day nothing else.

Are you a Family affair bride?
You are if you have such a close knit family that long before the wedding people in the family have assigned jobs to each other all you have to do is show up! Or your mum and mum in law are in control of the wedding you have absolutely no say on anything.

Are you Miss Fuss pot (the perfectionist)?
You are if you already have her day planned from start to finish. Even has it drawn and written and wants it followed to the T. Everything most happen as its written 8am YOU KISS, 8.15am YOU EXCHANGE VOWS.

Are you The Controlling Bride?
You are if, you just can’t let go. . TCB’s ego is very high and she has difficulty trusting people. She prefers to go round checking and double checking everything. She can’t help it; it’s just the way she is. You might find her at the venue late at night or a day before even in the morning supervising d├ęcor, food and many more. Such brides have a tendency to be bridezilla.They shout and scream on their bridesmaids and friends at the event and even the groom!!!!

Are you the Competitive bride?
You are if there is a silent competition between you and your friends as you are all getting married at the same time so you all want to outdo each other get the best of everything so they can say your wedding was the best out of the lot. Watch ‘Bride Wars’.

Bridezilla: is all of the above.

Are you a girl just wanna have fun?
You are if all you want to do is have fun all that matters to you is having fun, music, entertainment are very key in your list of importance you don’t even mind going for dance classes so as to add a few spice to your wedding or even singing to your groom.

Are you The Hopelessly Romantic?
All you are interested in is one thing getting married to the one you Love...
Rant of the month
Why is it that people go to a wedding where tables are clearly marked reserved yet you want to sit there? Very irritating, if you were that important don’t you think the tables will be marked with your name.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

A good week ahead

Hello Everyone,
Hope you al had a lovely week like we did? We had a really nice week and we are looking forward to a wonderful week ahead. We are also excited about ‘Wedding Vogue Throws A Wedding’, it is going to be fun. Some of the prizes include but not limited to:
Couture Wedding Gown made for you by VDS
(Valeria David’s – Designer of The Year)
Make up – Mood Concern
100 Glasses of Chapman – Happie Hour
Hair by a reputable salon
Bridal Nail Pampering by The Nail Boudoir in the comfort of your home
We will update and explain the prizes as we progress. But in the meantime do not forget to tell everyone you know to compete and the deadline for stories is getting nearer. Take care and have a fun week.

Gbemi & Molara

Rant of The Week

Why is it when the newlyweds have to cut their cake people are invited to join/help them other that the person officiating?
We will showcase a wedding before the end of the week.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Wedding Vogue Throws a Wedding

Wedding Vogue Throws a Wedding

Are you getting married? Do you want Molara & Gbemi to help plan and co-ordinate your wedding for FREE complete with ushers? If your answer is yes then this contest is yours, if your answer is no then you may want to tell someone whose answer you know will be yes. This season “Wedding Vogue” will run a 12-week special series, in which readers will help choose a couple to win their dream wedding planned and co-ordinated by Gbemi & Molara by voting on everything from contestants to winners. More than 100,000 votes are expected to be cast during this season.

What do you have to do?

Send us your story – how you met, who proposed, how, what type of wedding you will like to have (describe your special day) and why you should be picked as contestants. You will also need to attach your picture, wedding date and location. Send your stories to weddingvogue@yahoo.com.

Visit www.weddingvogue.blogspot.com every Monday for results, news and weekly tasks. Couples have until June 8th, 2009, to submit their stories for consideration. From the applications submitted, ten couples will be selected and featured on the blog debut segment of "Wedding Vogue Throws a Wedding" on June 22, 2009. Following that segment, readers will vote online to decide which ten couples will have a chance to contest to have their wedding planned and co-ordinated by Molara & Gbemi and be featured on Wedding Vogue.

Each week, readers will cast their votes to determine the couple that will win FREE Wedding Planning and Co-ordination by Gbemi & Molara. Every week the ten contestants will be given a task and one couple eliminated each week, this will be determined by votes cast weekly by wedding vogue readers. All voting will take place on the site via the comments box.

The deadline for couples to apply is June 8th, 2009.
Goodluck and have fun!!!!

You can also email weddingvogue@yahoo.com with questions.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Catch Up

Hello Everyone,
It is so good to be back and we are quite excited about so many things. First we thank you for your emails, calls and those of you we meet everyday for all your encouragement and good wishes. Okay lets catch up, what have you al been up too? Well, what have we been up to – mostly travelling, trainings and working. Oh yes, Gbemi had a baby girl 24.12.08.

For those of you that are just joining the blog, a bit about it and us:

Wedding Vogue is hosted by OMOLARA AKINOSHO [Chief Executive of JUST WEDDINGS] and GBEMISOLA ADENEKAN [Chief Executive of OMEGA EVENTS] both top wedding and special event planners in Nigeria. We bring our expertise & experience to the blog. Feel free to email us with your comments, ideas, questions and if you have a service/wedding you would like us to showcase.

Wedding Vogue – is a combination of reality and infotainment. Each week the blog would, interview, showcase, task, entertain and inform the general public on various key issues and ideas that are connected to weddings and wedding planning.

Advert/Showcase:
For advertisement, showcase enquiries etc please contact us via email weddingvogue@yahoo.com or Molara – 08037183840 and Gbemi - 08034153636

Wedding news:

Destination weddings are in whether for efiziee or other reasons.
What exactly is a Destination Wedding?

When a couple decides that they want to exchange their vows and celebrate their love in a dream location that they and their guests will have to travel to, they are deciding on a Destination Wedding. Destination weddings often take place in tropical areas such as the Caribbean, Mexico, or Hawaii. Others decide to celebrate their wedding in Europe, South America, or the South Pacific. Africa is very much ‘in hot’ demand now. The entire wedding party will travel to the destination and enjoy a long weekend - or an entire week - and be on vacation while attending the wedding. Destination weddings can cost less than traditional weddings.
Formerly the exclusive domain of celebrities and the ultra-rich, Destination Weddings have in recent years become accessible to more and more couples looking to add an "exotic twist" to their special ceremony. Properly planned, a destination wedding can turn your wedding day into an unforgettable "mini-vacation" for you and your guests. It is also very intimate and fun.. Will I need a wedding coordinator to handle the ceremony at my destination wedding location?

Depending on the ceremony details, it is recommended that you work with someone to help finalize the details. Many resorts and hotels have on-site wedding coordinators, who maintain reputable local vendor lists, and can help organize your big day. If you can afford a Nigerian planner who can deal with your Nigerian guests the better but make sure she/he is able to travel out of the country J

*Excerpts from - http://www.destinationweddings.com/FAQs.html

Rants of the week

Our 2 rants of the week have been done before but more and more people keep doing it.

Brides who wear gloves - whats up with that, now the grooms who wear gloves (comon now) . Can someone tell us what the reason for the gloves and please dont say style.

Okay people, what is up with you grooms and brides that can not tell your groom(s) that WEARING SUNGLASSES ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY IS JUST RAZZ (local). It is understandable if the bridal photo shoot is outside and he is with his groomsmen. But sitting on the high table, dancing into the hall, during your engagement/wedding ceremony and most annoying while taking intimate bridal portraits. VERY VERY VERY VERY RAZZ, so if you never knew, now you do!!!!

Question of the week?

How early should you start planning your wedding?

See you again 18.05.09

Contact us:

Gbemi – http://www.myomegaevents.com/
08034153636
Gbemi.adenekan@myomegaevents.com

Molara – http://www.jwevents.net/
08037183840
Molleb@hotmail.com

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Watch this space

Hello All,

Due to popular demand our blog will be back on May 1st 2009. In the meantime feel free to email us @ weddingvogue@blogspot.com.

WATCH THIS SPACE!

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Coming Soon

Wedding Vogue will be back next week.
Watch this space

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Questions Questions and Questions

Hello Everyone,
How is everyone doing, hope you had a nice weekend? We came across this article on Oprah.com and thought to share. Some of the questions might not apply to Nigerians but we thought it was quite interesting. Let us know what you think. We have been getting lots of emails about us and our companys, so if you are new to wedding vogue or to any of our works, we have added a little intro. Have a great week!

Love,
Molara and Gbemi

About Wedding Vogue, Gbemi and Molara

Wedding Vogue – is a combination of reality and infotainment. Each week the blog interviews, showcases, tasks, entertains and informs the general public on various key issues and ideas that are connected to weddings and wedding planning.

Wedding Vogue is hosted by OMOLARA AKINOSHO [Chief Executive of JUST WEDDINGS] and GBEMISOLA ADENEKAN [Chief Executive of OMEGA EVENTS] both wedding and special events planners in Nigeria. We have been bringing our expertise & experience to the blog. Feel free to email us with your comments, ideas, questions and if you have a service/wedding you would like us to showcase.

Vist our websites:

Molara - http://www.jwevents.net/

Gbemi - http://www.myomegaevents.com/

Twenty Questions to Ask Before You Get Married

You may think that you and your fiancee have talked about everything, but have you discussed the issues that will make your marriage work? Answer these questions from Susan Pivers with your partner, and work towards a shared vision of what your relationship can be.

Home

What percentage of our income are we prepared to spend to purchase and maintain our home on a monthly or annual basis?

Who is responsible for keeping our house and yard cared for and organized?

Are we different in our needs for cleanliness and organization?

Is one or both of us neat? Messy? A "pack rat?" An organizational wizard?

Money

How much money do we earn together? Now? In one year? In five years? Ten?

Who is responsible for which portion? Now? In one year? Five? Ten?

What is our ultimate financial goal regarding annual income, and when do we anticipate achieving it? By what means, and through what efforts?

What are our categories of expense (rent, clothing, insurance, travel)? How much do we spend monthly, annually, in each category? How much do we want to be able to spend? Now? In one year? Five? Ten?

Work

How much time will each of us spend at work, and during what hours? Do we begin work early? Will we prefer to work into the evening?

If one of us doesn't want to work, under what circumstances, if any, would that be okay?

How ambitious are you? Are we comfortable with the other's level of ambition?
Sex

Am I comfortable giving and receiving love, sexually? In sex, does my partner feel my love for him or her?

Are we satisfied with the frequency of our lovemaking? How do we cope when our desire levels are unmatched? A little? A lot? For a night? A week? A month? A year? More?

Health and Food

Do we eat meals together? Which ones? Who is responsible for the food shopping? Who prepares the meals? Who cleans up afterward?

Is each of us happy with the other's approach to health? Does one have habits or tendencies that concern the other (e.g., smoking, excessive dieting, poor diet)?

Family

What place does the other's family play in our family life? How often do we visit or socialize together? If we have out-of-town relatives, will we ask them to visit us for extended periods?

How often? For what length of time?

If we have children, what kind of relationship do we hope our parents will have to their grandchildren? How much time will they spend together?

Children

Will we have children? If so, when? How many? How important is having children to each of us?

How will having a child change the way we live now? Will we want or be able to take time off from work, or work a reduced schedule?

For how long? In the months or years following the birth of our child, will we need to rethink who is responsible for housekeeping?

Community and Friends

Are we satisfied with the quality and quantity of friends we currently have? Would we like to be more involved socially? Are we overwhelmed socially, and do we need to cut back on such commitments?

What are my partner's needs for cultivating or maintaining friendships outside of our relationship? Is it easy for me to support those needs, or do they bother me in any way?

Spiritual Life

Do we share a religion? Do we belong to a church, synagogue, mosque or temple? More than one? If not, would our relationship benefit from such an affiliation?

Does one of us have an individual spiritual practice? Is the practice and the time devoted to it acceptable to the other? Does each partner understand and respect the other's choices?

*This article was copied from Oprah.com

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

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Hello Everyone,

See what happens when we go away for a while we get 41 comments lolll. How are you guys, hope everyone is fine? We are fine and everything is great, we have had a busy last week then there is Nigeria's heat and Nepa. We cant complain,we have taken time out to read all your comments, rants, questions etc and we will respond soon.

However, a very important topic since the whole ring issue came up. Is proposing a Nigerian thing? Or do we just talk about getting married and do it? Must you wear an engagement ring before you are married? What does an engagement ring mean to you? Can you value a ring just by looking at it or you just think you can? All girls want expensive rings but if your boyfriend gave you a cheap ring will you say no to his proposal? Guys do you feel spending over 250k naira on your bride to be's ring a waste? What is an acceptable ring? Lets discuss. Take care everyone and thank you as always.
Muah,
Molara & Gbemi

Monday, 24 March 2008

All about YOU!!!!!

Hello All,
How are you all? HAPPY EASTER - Hope you had a nice break because we did? This week we decided to do something new and we hope you like it lollllll
This week is all about you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Talk to us or should we say let us talk. Talk to us about topics you will like addressed, put up your rants, send us websites to view etc. Lets see what this week will be like.

Take care
Gbemi & Molara