Gist Us Weddings: Angela & IK’s Pink Paradise

A royal carriage was the key theme of Angela and IK‘s beautiful wedding in Texas!  Angela Njoku got married to IK Odezulu on the 25th of May 2013 at Signature Manor, Sugaralnd, Texas. Read their story below, as published on Bella Naija

The Proposal 

We both travelled from different states to Detroit, Michigan to attend the end of year watch night service (Dec 31st 2012) and also to see my Spiritual Father and Pastor. There, he arranged with my sister and some friends and took us all to a nice restaurant for dinner. When it was time for desert, the waitress came out with some cheesecake with strawberries and the wordings in strawberry syrup – “Will You Marry Me?” Then he got on his one knee and popped the most beautiful ring. After I said, “Yes“, he cried.

Planning

I live in St Louis and worked up to a week before the wedding. It was mad planning at first but I had a fabulous wedding planner, A Conceal Affair, she helped pull it through – it was beautiful and care free in the end.

Wedding Details

We were brought in by a white Cinderella carriage with 2 royal white horses which also took us out. People were taking pictures of us, greeting and waving to us when we passed by their homes. The wedding guests were ecstatic!

This same carriage that was the theme of our wedding invitation and place cards. A monogram of the carriage was also created on the dance floor amidst the pink and champagne LED light in the reception hall. Wedding favors were M&M’s with our picture placed in paper carriages with the same theme colors.

There was ice cream from Marble Slab to keep the sugar fans happy. There was child care for the little ones and they had fun with all the 8 flavors and 8 toppings available.

Our MC, Comedian Wamilele from California, one of Nigeria’s funniest kept the crowd laughing. There was not a dull moment, he was awesome!

The cake was a 5-tier masterpiece with 7 flavors in vintage pink of course with floral arrangements to match the rest of the floral arrangements in the room. It was designed by ‘A Conceal Affair’. Great job, Shade of Conceal!

Special Moments

When I danced with my dad at the reception, he got down ‘to the floor’ to the grooves of a Nigerian pop song. I was so surprised, I watched him for a minute before I got dancing.

I had not seen my dad in over 10 years! He lives in Nigeria and I live in the US; I had been so busy with school and work, I had not travelled to Nigeria in over 10 years. Also my mum comes to visit us about twice or three times a year.

Needless to say, the US embassy denied him a visa to come for the wedding the first time he applied, but later granted it after more thorough evaluation. I cried when I first saw him in Houston.

Enjoy the pictures below;

Vendors

Photography: Still-Life Media Photography – www.still-lifemedia.com/
Event Planner: A Conceal Affair – work.aconcealaffair.com
Makeup: Lyzadora Beauty Consultants
Venue: Signature Manor – www.signaturemanor.com
Wedding Dress: DaVinci from LaMerite Bridal Shop in St. Louis – www.davincibridal.com
Bridesmaids: DaVinci
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Wedding Decor/Florals: Keisha’s Kreations – www.keishaskreations.com
MC: Comedian Wamilele

Source: Bella Naija

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