Victoria and Cheta's wedding planning process was fun and challenging at the same time. They wanted to incorporate their Nigerian heritage with their contemporary style and needed vendors they could relate to. After a lot of searching, they found their perfect venue and everything else seemed to fall into place. This elegant wedding is filled with modern style and culture - from Victoria's ball gown to their decorative cake and the cutest flower girl. You can also find more coverage of this lovely wedding at our partner site, Bella Naija + more images in the full gallery here.
Their beautiful wedding was photographed by Skytouche Photos.Bride: Victoria Tasie - Pharmacist Groom: Cheta Azubuike - Engineer Wedding date: September 7, 2012
The planning process was fun but at the same time challenging . Our color theme was pink and orange with a touch of mustard yellow, because of how beautifully the colors merged together.
The most challenging part of the planning process was picking the right vendors that we could relate to and that were cost effective at the same time.
The first step was to get the right reception venue that we both loved. Our style is generally contemporary. However, we went for a reception venue that was a little different. It has character and would be described as a beautiful venue with history and charm built in 1820 located in the midst of major quality antique centers, artist studios and craft galleries.
Everything else began to fall into place once the hall was selected.
I went to David's bridal to get ideas before I venture to other boutiques. I wanted to get a mermaid style dress but could not resist when I saw and tried on a one shoulder tulle ball gown with lace appliques designed by Oleg Cassini and I knew it was my dress. YES!!!. I knew I was a princess and that theme soothed me well, with my rhinestone studded tiara, earrings and bracelet. Wedding dress shopping was the easiest part of the planning process for me believe it or not :).
The groom was looking very GQ with his shiny gray fitted suit with black lapel from the famous Zara.
Advise to brides-to-be: Do not stress about your dress, go shopping, have fun, be open minded and trust me you will know when you try on the right dress because you will feel like a queen.
We did incorporate culture as we are from Nigeria, West Africa. We had Aso-ebi, where the bride's friends wear outfits sewn from ankara material to support the couple. The bride also made corsages from the same material for her chief hostesses to pin on any part of there color selected outfit.
During the reception we had the breaking of kola nut which signifies paying respect to our elders and welcoming our guest in the Ibo culture.
To inculcate part of our heritage during our wedding we changed into traditional outfits and accessories during the wedding reception.
You Make Loving You So EasyFrom him... her peculiar laughter, I hear it even when I am not around her and it always brings a smile to my face. From her... how organized he is about everything.
VendorsBride's dress: David's bridal Bridesmaid dresses: Debratas designs Groom and groom's men suits: Zara Hair: Ebere Onuoha Makeup: I Love Your Glow Ceremony location: St John's Episcopal Church Reception location: The Great Room at Savage Mil Catering services: Putting on the Ritz Food: Queensway Foods Photography: Skytouche Photos Videography: Rubic House LLC Florist: Black Eyed Susan Cake: Cakesplus Event designer: Decor by Anthonia, Philadelphia, PA Wedding DJ: PI entertainment, Bowie, MD