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!

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.


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?


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?


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?

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)?


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?


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



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.
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

Sunday, 16 March 2008

A Special Wedding Vogue Afternoon - Update

A Very Special Wedding Vogue Afternoon

Hello All,
How are you , hope everyone is fine? First and foremost we will like to thank ALL of the brides, bridesmaids, mothers of the bride, vendors and every other person who stopped by to see us on Saturday afternoon. Despite the rain, distance and all you all still made it, thank you so much. I hope you had as much fun as we did. It was nice meeting our readers and listening to all your comments, questions and suggestions.
A lot of you may be wondering what happened at the Wedding Vogue Afternoon, well we will try to summarize it for you all.
The afternoon started with Molara and Gbemi rushing to set up and get ready for the afternoon. We were trying to decide if to go with our program or just let the day flow. Then we got a call from our darling Dammy who called in to say hi and wish us luck - Thanks Dammy. Anyway we were finally ready and its 1 o'clock - our first guests Ricky and her mum. The looked every inch like sisters, it was nice to have a mom there because she was able to give us an insight into how parents think. But she is so different from the usual parent, very cool and down to earth. As the day went by we had different guests and loads of questions. Some of them included:

Who are you?

What exactly do planners do?

How much do you charge? (was asked by almost everyone)

Who have you worked for before or whose weddings have you done?

Do we have to hire both Molara and Gbemi together?

How do we know who is real and who is good from all these websites?

Where are you based?

How early should we get a planner?

There were lots more questions but just to clarify some things. Molara runs Just Wedding - http://www.jwevents.net/, while Gbemi runs Omega Events - http://www.myomegaevents.com/

Molara and Gbemi are bestos who disagree on almost everything :) but agree on certain things. You can hire which ever one of us you feel you connect to the most it doesn't matter, its your wedding and you have to be comfortable with your planner. We plan, consult and co-ordinate events. In addition to that we decorate, do wedding stationary, all of our packages are personalized to fit your needs and wants. Please feel free to visit our websites for more information. We had a blast on Saturday and we thank everyone for your love and support. Take care you all and enjoy some of the pictures from our special afternoon.
*This was added after one of the comments lolll- our charges start from N150,000 ($1000/£550)
This also depends on guest size, location etc


Molara & Gbemi

Thats all folks...............................
Question of The Week
A question to the bride to be, what is your ideal wedding?

The Day continues

Continued from above
Vendor of The Week
Banke Marinho

Tell us about your company :
Myrtle & Olive Event catering is based in London. We specialise in providing exquisite food and a personal service for all your event catering needs.We pride ourselves on being able to help you from the initial enquiry to the end of your Event in a friendly, efficient and professional manner.From weddings and birthday parties, bbqs to dinner/engagement parties or last minute bookings we are pleased to helpWe also have a different section of the company called 'Lunch In The City'.(delivering lunch to offices in the city..moorgate, liverpool st and canary wharf) It's basically to make your life easier, so you can relax and let us take the hassle out of planning what you are having for lunch! We guarantee fresh, great quality food, delivered on time to your office. Now you can get on with your day and let us get on with your food

Why catering:
It's been a passion of mine and I love trying out different dishes.....there's so much u can do with food.

Any formal training:
Wouldn't use the word formal..........just learnt from my mom what is your experience so far weddings and birthday parties, bbqs to dinner/engagement parties

What are your charges like:

Do you only work in london:
At the moment yes, but i am flexible

Being a lawyer why catering:
I get that a lot LOL, people dont understand the corrolationbut like i said its a passion..what's better than doing what u love and getting paid for it

What makes your services unique:
Presentation! I feel the presentation of food is as important as the flavour

Advice for brides:
Enjoy your day, smile and have loads of fun cause the day goes so quickly

Contact Details:

Wedding of The Week
Chioma & Akolisa
Engagement - Family Compound, Abia State
Wedding - Magnolia Hall, Lagos
Interview to follow soon...............

Rants of the Week
Why must you do every pose your photographer tell you to do, even when you feel stupid doing it? Todays rant is called 'SO YOU THINK YOU CAN POSE'.

1. Bridal party that think they can pose - enough of the jumping poses please.

2. Please what the heck is leg out or should we say kick it/all leg out pose lollllll.

3. Can you stop taking pictures of the grooms men carry the bride or the groom, it is so
annoying. Half of them dont even know the bride or are not the grooms friends.

4. Oh yes - the garden pose. Sitting on the floor with flowers around you.

5. The ring on the finger of oruka ti do wo no pose for grooms - are you kidding me

6. The Lagbaja pose - with both your hands over your face

7. Brides getting ready - can you stop getting photographed in your buba and underskirt please