Intimate and Stylish Essex County Courthouse Wedding: Toussaint + Yoofi

The wedding we're sharing with you is simple as can be but packed with plenty of soul.  Toussaint and Yoofi are a laid back couple not into trends or fads.  For starters, they met on OK Cupid. And when it came time to take things to the next level, a conversation about getting married was enough for them to get started on planning the wedding.  Toussaint recalls, "The proposal was very informal as it was just a conversation between the two of us and we decided we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. He did talk to my father, and once he got an enthusiastic approval, we started planning hard core."  Wedding planning was easy -- they got married at a courthouse surrounded by their closest family and friends.  But although their wedding was simple, it has to be one of the most gorgeous we've featured.  Toussaint is a personal stylist, so her choice for a wedding gown - a mauve, one shoulder gown from Asos - was truly refreshing.  And it doesn't hurt that they hired Nana Annan Photography to capture the day perfectly.

Thanks Toussaint and Yoofi for sharing your gorgeous wedding with us. We wish you the best of marriage!

Couple:  Toussaint Blue and Yoofi Derby
Occupations:  Personal Stylist + Real Estate Consultant
Wedding date:  September 9, 2016
Wedding location:  Essex County Courthouse in Newark, NJ

Quick Facts: Toussaint is originally from Cleveland, OH and has lived in the NYC/NJ area for 5 years. She loves fashion, travel and is an avid reader. She loves creating, and doing yoga and meditation.

Yoofi, hails from London,UK and has resided in NY since 2008. An ardent Arsenal football fan, a tennis professional and now a real estate advisor affiliated with the Corcoran Group.

Wedding Style:
My wedding dress was a one shoulder, column dress with a side mauve. Fashionable, chic, sexy. Exactly what I wanted. Well, I initially had settled on one dress and was happy with it but not in love with it.  One day I was on Asos, looking for something completely different and something just said, let me look at their dresses. I saw it and knew it's what I wanted to be married in. It felt like me.

Memories: What is your best memory from your wedding?
My best memory from the wedding was the vows. Because we got married at the courthouse I wasn't what the vows would be like. The officiant started reciting them and they were just lovely and really embodied Yoofi and I.

Advice: What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples?
The best wedding advice I can give is to just try and relax and enjoy the moment. Is someone late? Oh well, don't let it steal your joy. This is your day. Just take it all in.

Photography - Nana Annan Photography
MUA -  Mirrored Image
Caterer - Vonda McPherson
Cake - Edo's Cakes
Ceremony Location - Essex County Courthouse
Reception Location - Lounge at 1180 Raymond

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  1. Desi

    Absolutely stunning !!! This is exactly what I am going to do . Thank you to this beautiful couple as you reassured us of our decision on a small intimate wedding ! Be blessed and congrats!

  2. Onika

    This is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!

  3. Saymama

    So much love from these simple but totally stunning pictures. They are a beautiful looking couple. Wishing them all the very best in love and marriage.

  4. Monique Taylor

    Absolutely stunning. I have been looking at wedding dresses in blush and pink…this is just perfect. Inspiration at it’s best. May God bless your Union for eternity.

  5. Shak

    Absolutely stunning! Congratulations!! ❤️❤️

  6. Uchenna

    Very beautiful!!

  7. Rosalyn Payne-Hill

    You both are just stunning. I’m so happy for you and sincerely wish you many years of happiness, peace, love, and joy! God’s gift to us all-love for one another.
    Congratulations Yoofi and Toussaint!

  8. Jasmine Roberson

    You both looked absolutely radiant, and that dress is perfect! I wish your union many blessings and prosperity.

  9. Evelyn Lambert

    Simple and Elegance at its best! Thank you for sharing your special day and God bless your new marriage.

  10. Shontya

    I absolutely adore this just beautiful and elegant !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Aisha

    Best ever! the love is evident, may God bless their home!


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