Monday, 29 October 2007

This week

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are having a great week? Sorry about the slow week but we will catch up soon

Gbemi & Molara

Question of the week

What is the one thing you feel is most important to you for your wedding, that you are willing to spend anything on and why?

We have seen some ugly cakes (excuse us!) but just scary or what do you all think.

Thanks Ayoteju for the pictures, lolll

Vendor of the Week

Our vendor of the week is Ronke Nedd based in Ghana, specializes in bridal accessories (white wedding and traditional Engagement). Read her interview below.

Name of collection
Ronke Nedd Inc.

Website or contact details
Phone: +233 24 930 5477

How long does the order process take?
A day to a week depends on the complexity.

Why jewellery making?
I will be the first to tell you I wasn't born with this but it was an interest I developed. I had a desire to do this and I went for it. I love stones, I just can't help it!

Do you have any formal training?
Well, I don't know if this passes for formal but I took a one day course to harness my skills but a lot of what I know comes from research I have done. I soak in a lot of information pretty quickly and that has come in extremely handy for me.

Do you train people interested in making jewellery?
Not yet. I hope to get there as there is still a lot of ground to cover.

How did you start?
From the very beginning! (Laughs)!

How has the market been for you?
Considering how new I am in this, I would dare say it has been pretty receptive although I am still working on my reach but I am grateful to God for what I have done so far!

What would you say the look is for Nov – Jan Brides?

Do not be scared to accessorize, lots of colours as well but do it right

What is your price range?

It really depends on the type of stones used but my pieces are chic and affordable.

What stones are expensive – which ones are not?
I believe every stone is a classic as they all have stories behind them and I treat them all as such but there are four stones whose reputation precede them and they are Diamonds, Emeralds, Sapphire and Ruby.

3 words to describe your pieces:
Chic, Versatile, Swank

3 words to describe you:
Intrepid, Multifaceted and Adventurous!

Something people should know about your collection
All clasps are made out of 96% gold.

Wedding of the Week

Ataome & Olatunji

Ataome & Olatunji
Church Venue – Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Reception Venue – Four Seasons Hotel
Location – Atlanta , Georgia

What was your favorite part of the wedding?

To be honest, the favorite part of our wedding was seeing all our planning and hard work come to fruition. The ceremony and reception turned out just the way we wanted and we couldn’t be more blessed. We had such a blast and having all our friends and family there to celebrate with us and seeing everyone having such a good time made us absolutely happy.

How was the planning process for you?

Two words – WORRY FREE. I pretty much did not stress over the little things and did not turn into a BRIDEZILLA (my bridesmaids can attest to that). I knew what I wanted, stuck to my decisions and set out to find the best possible bargains. Also, our families were great, especially our parents who pretty much let us take the reins without interference. Finally and most importantly, it was hella fun.

If you could change anything, what would it be?
Hmm! That’s a hard one because I think we are content with the way things turned out.

If you could add anything, what would it be?

My mom could not attend due to circumstances beyond our control and would have loved/killed to have her there you know.

Any advice for Brides-to-be?

You cannot pray enough, do not sweat the small stuff, learn when to let go, throw procrastination out the window, and do not ruin/neglect your role in your relationship because you are solely focused on the wedding day itself. A wedding is one day but a marriage union is a lifetime. And ladies, most importantly, do have fun planning your dream wedding.
Thank you for sharing your story with us.

Monday, 22 October 2007


It is a baby girl for our colleague Funke Obruthe (Chief Executive of Zapphaire Events)and Hubby. God is faithful as always. Ku ise love, may this be the beginning of many more happy things in your life. God bless.

Get ready for this

click on engagement and u have to watch to the end

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Hello Everyone,

How is everyone, trust you all are fine? Hope you had a nice weekend? We are fine, work, work, work. First week of “blogging” and it has been great!!!! First, we have to say a big thank you to everyone that has visited commented and recommended our site to someone and just so you know, we really appreciate it. We went through all the comments, you guys are amazing loll. The people who wear sunglasses, apollo or no it is still a no, no loll. O yes Lawunmi – we forgive you loll. People asked about the aso-oke buba, prices for the set starts from N35k. People have also asked if they can send in pictures, stories etc, yes you can. Thank you! You also complained about the cover picture, well we have changed it and we will keep changing till we get the one. Thank you so much again for everything. Hope you all have a great week! More posts during the week……………

N.B – Next week its all about the wedding planners so send in all your questions.

Lots of Love,
Gbemi and Molara

Busola & Kenny - Wedding of the week

What was your favorite part of the wedding?
The planning process, the excitement, the anticipation for the big day.

How was the planning process for you?
FUN!!!! I hired a wedding planner and so, the planning process wasn't too stressful, I had a good time planning it and above all, I made a lifelong friend during the process. It doesn't get any better than that :-)

If you could change anything what would it be?
Nothing, Absolutely nothing, I had my dream wedding :-)

If you could add anything what would it be?
An extra wedding day or maybe even two days. Make the Engagement a two day event and wedding day a two day event hehehehe lolllllll

Any advice for brides to be?
Seriously brides-to-be, the only advice I would give is that you should PRAY. There's nothing impossible for God to do. One of the major reasons why my wedding was perfect was because my wedding planner was there... She almost didn't make it to the wedding cos of personal reasons but I reported her to God and asked him to take control and to God be the glory, she bought her ticket a day before the wedding. To be honest, I told God all that I wanted for the wedding including finding the perfect dress to the flowers that will be used for the decoration, I prayed for everyone and everything that was going to be involved in the wedding, including those that would be sweeping the floors and arranging the chairs to the ministers and musicians, to the cow and ram that guests will eat. My wedding day was on environmental sanitation day and my mum was a bit worried that it'll be chaotic becos of traffic and all that but to God be the glory, Environmental Sanitation was cancelled that saturday :-) I know that every bride knows that they HAVE to get a wedding planner/co-ordinator. There's no "ifs or buts" about it, yes it's expensive but well worth it. If you can save for it, PLEASE DO IT, if you don't have the means, ask Baba God to provide, I know He will. By the time of your wedding, you will be pimple-free and stress-free. Your pictures will look flawless and you will enjoy your day.Also, brides-2-be, you have to know that the devil will try EVERYTHING possible to ruin your day, you can not allow that to affect you, don't stress over things you can't control. I ordered my shoes and bags from this lady in NY and at first, I didn't like the ones she sent cause the heels weren't high enough and so I returned them back and asked that she ordered new ones. Well, my shoes and bags were supposed to get to me the day I was leaving for Nigeria but guess what? It didn't make it, I got a call from the post office while on the plane to Nigeria that the plane that was supposed to bring my shoes got struck by lightning....LOLL, Can you beleive that? in the month of May? no rain no nothing. When I heard that I couldn't stop laughing, I just thought it was the funniest thing I have ever heard in my life. Well, I had to look for plan B, good enough, my sisters were coming the next day so I just figured, they'll pick it up from the post office and bring the shoes with them, well, Guess what? I have three sisters and my one sister that had the shoes and bags didn't make it on the plane............. but made it to Nigeria 3days before the wedding........ I have lots and lots of stories but I think you get the gist. In conclusion, my advice for brides to be is this: Get a wedding planner/co-ordinator and Pray, Pray, Pray.. Pray for your wedding planner/co-cordinator and everything and anything you'd need for the wedding(Don't be bashful, there's nothing too small or too big to pray about) sit back and enjoy your day/s.

Busola and Kenny
Wedding Venues: Unilag Multi-Purpose Halls A and C

Wedding of the week - Yewande & Ibidapo

Yewande & Ibidapo

Wedding Venue - Unilag Multipurpose Hall

What was your favourite part of your wedding?
I was so excited to see old family members and meet so many new ones. I really felt like just about everyone who was important (although some close friends, were unable to make the event, I made peace with that long before the wedding) to me came from all over the world to grace the occasion. I saw aunts and uncles that I hadn't seen since I was a child, the out pour of love and support was fantastic. I absolutely loved that and it meant everything to me. Let me also add, I was so excited to see everything come together, the BM dresses, the programs, the cake, the hall- I was so thankful to God for everything. We also had a blast with all the girls sleeping over the night before, all my bms were either girls, I had known all my life or girls that would be there for the rest of my life. Ok, I know that's more than one favourite. :)

How was the planning process for you?
FUN, FUN, FUN! I learned so much about myself during the process; it also helped to have a fabulous wedding planner, who cared so much about me and everything else. I certainly had those moments where I wished response times were faster etc. but all in all the planning process was fun for me.

If you could change anything what would it be?
Oh my, I honestly can't think of anything.

If you could add anything what would it be?
I would have loved to have my maternal grandpa there, he meant so much to me and we were super close but he passed away in 2005. Rest in Peace grand daddy, love ya! :)

Any advice for brides to be
1) Prayer is the key! If there were no other time, where you put your complete faith and trust in God, now is the time to start.
2) Focus! Just focus on what you want, there's so much out there, try not to get confused. Every bride is different, what works for someone else and looks great, may not necessarily work for you. Every bride is unique and be sure to hunt for bargains.
3) Your wedding day does not determine what your marriage will be like. The wedding is only a day event (well a couple of days for most Nigerian women), your marriage lasts a lifetime. At the end of the day, you and your hubby- to- be come first. Don't get so stressed out that you both can't enjoy your day.
4) Nurture your relationship during the planning process. It just makes things go so much smoother, my hubby was super supportive; he was my rock, literally. He didn't care about details etc but he was the first person I turned to when I felt any anxiety about anything.
5) Your supporting cast is so important. Surround yourself with caring yet honest bms, a great wedding planner (if you're planning a wedding across the shores, this is super important as you can't respond nor see to everything yourself immediately), tried and tested beauty experts (makeup artists, hair care folks, get your dress from a reputable retailer), all these will alleviate unnecessary stress.
6) Finally- Have fun while it lasts. You'll be so happy you did. All the best girls! :)

Friday, 19 October 2007

Funniest Wedding Dances

We have received lots and lots of wedding dance videos and here are some of the funniest ones. What do you think? Enjoy.....................................

wedding first dance - surprise breakdance :)

wedding video 1

Yomi weds Akin wedding trying to outdance Yomi

Wedding dance 4

Nigerian wedding

Wedding Dance 3

Wedding first dance w/ surprise Jack Johnson Michael Jackson

Wedding Dance 2

QUESTION 2 - Little people on a train

Having those cute little people on ones train can be good or bad, they add to your wedding pictures or mess up the ceremony by crying and running around. What do you think?

Question 1 - Overbearing In-Laws

This question is for both guys and girls. You are getting married, your mother in-law, sister-in-law feel like they are wedding planners and they are taking over your wedding. They are making decisions that would make you cry on your wedding day. The question is how would you deal with it? Or in some cases tell us your horror stories. And for others what if the overbearing person is your own MOTHER.

Wedding Tips

Underwear Tip

This has nothing to do with religion or superstition but a bride should not wear black underwear on her wedding day. But for one or all of the following reasons:

  • If for any reason your dress rips it will not be too obvious

  • White is innocent (like you are supposed to be)

  • Black underwear can change the color of your dress

  • You need to wear something on the sexy side underneath your dress so when you take off your gown you can surprise your groom - pink, white, light blue, red not BLACK.

Cream or beige is a better option!

Rant 3 - Cellphones!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have you ever gone to a wedding or engagement and the bride or groom is on the phone loll? Your cellphone should be SWITCHED OFF or given to your most trusted friend. Some people actually take pictures with them thinking its cool IT IS NOT. You really should not be stressed or worried on your special day and those people calling, na wa for you. Why would you call a bride or groom during her/his event?