Featured in the Spring 2018 issue of MunaLuchi Bride magazine, fashion designer Ese Azenabor, celebrated her marriage in a beautiful ceremony and stunning reception - all while fabulously dressed in a custom design of her own making.
Read all about Ese and Eric's love story, surprise proposal, and experiences in their glamorous lux wedding in Dallas, Texas - featuring event coordination and planning by MunaLuchi Coterie member Dure Events. View the entire vendor list below and see the complete photo gallery here.
Bride & Groom: Esé & Eric
Location of Wedding: Ceremony - Hilton Anatole; Reception - 7 for Parties (Dallas)
Wedding Date: December 31, 2017
For fashion designer Esé Azénabor love was just a single click away, having first encountered her future husband on a popular dating website. After chatting and getting to know each other on-line they knew it was time to for the first date. That evening over a Sushi dinner a palpable magnetism could be felt between them both. The conversation and feeling of each other’s company felt so natural that in Esé’s words, “I think we both left knowing that this was going to be it.” That night put them on the path to happily ever after and they’ve been inseparable ever since.
Esé and Eric knew they were “the one” for each other; on numerous levels they both instinctively felt they were in the right place within each other’s loving embrace. It would be on Esé’s thirty-third birthday that Eric decided it was time to take their relationship to the next level. The birthday party was in full-swing, with all of Esé’s family and close friends gathered together in celebration. It was in this moment that Eric, before everyone, asked Esé to spend the rest of her life together with him as husband and wife.
Being a highly successful fashion designer, Esé designed and created both her wedding and reception dresses - taking almost a year to make. The Bride was absolutely stunning in her custom designed gown, glowing as she made her way down the aisle to her Groom - standing handsome at the altar in a Tom Ford.
Traditional Nigerian culture was incorporated into the wedding with a pre-wedding party where everyone wore traditional Nigerian attire. Nigerian culture was also incorporated into the menu with some delicious traditional options.
Best memories: When Eric and I saw each other for the first time … I was speechless!
Advice for engaged couples: When planning a wedding, focus on what is important to you and spend your money on that. Weddings are so expensive but it’s important to remember that it will be one of the best days of your life and it should look and feel like exactly how you want.
Quick facts from the bride:
Favorite item on the menu: Scotched eggs
First dance song: “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran; “Everything I do” by Brian Adams
Event coordinator/planner: Chioma with Dure Events
Catering: Creative Cuisine
Lighting: Dallas Light and Sound
Entertainment: The Michelle Priest Band; DJ Kuncept; Emcee Foxy P
Transportation: Prime Limo and Car Service
Getaway car: ThreeJays horse carriage
Hair & makeup: Glamour RX
Bridesmaids’ dresses/Bridal Salon/Gown Designer: Esé Azénabor
Suits: Groom - Tom Ford; Groomsmen: ISW
Bride’s shoes: Jimmy Choo
Grooms shoes: Christian Louboutin
Engagement rings: Couture Rocks
Wedding rings: Hers: Couture Rocks; His: Robbins Brothers
Save the Dates: Basic Invite/ Invitations: Jimit Cards
Florist: Simply Elegant Dallas & Floraeventi
Other décor: Prashe, and Floraevnti
Rentals: Posh Couture Rentals, and Lavish Decor Designs
Cake designer and flavors: Madisyn Sweets and Events
Ceremony location: Hilton Anatole
Reception location: 7 for Parties
Rehearsal dinner: Mille Lire