Weddings can be the perfect place to meet a new man. The celebratory mood, coupled with the love in the air along with the blazing music makes the setting just right. Plus the bride and groom typically know the mystery guy so getting to know him could be easier with a little vouching from your buds.
Ogonna and Chiedu crossed paths seven years ago, when both were in the bridal party of a mutual friend; Ogonna as a bridesmaid and Chiedu as the best man. And following a whirlwind romance, the proposal took place during another celebration of a new beginning – at a mutual friend’s baby shower. Beautiful!
Ogonna and Chiedu married in the Spring and the pair appropriately selected a delicate color scheme of blush, ivory and gold for their regal themed nuptials. Continue on for more commentary from the couple and wedding photos captured by coterie member, Grif Kolberg.
Bride: Ogonna Anne Odo
Groom: Chiedu Valentine Odo
Occupations: Bride: Pharmacist | Groom: IT Analyst
Wedding date: 4/2/2016
Wedding location: Houston, Texas
Describe your wedding dress! What was wedding shopping like for you?
It was a strapless fit and flare allure gown. The colors of the dress were champagne, ivory and silver. It was a fun and quick experience. I went with my wedding planner.
Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding?
We are Igbo (Nigerian) and during our wedding, presentation and breaking of Kola Nut (which symbolizes love, hospitality and respect) occurred.
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen gifts: Bridesmaids: Personalized robes | Groomsmen: Personalized duffle bags
First dance song: “Tenerife Sea” by Ed Sheeran & “Bobo” by Olamide
What is your best memory from your wedding?
Dancing, dancing and more dancing!
Photography: Grif Kolberg Photography
Bartenders: Bar Divaz
Bridesmaids dresses: Azazie
Cakes: Edet Okon
Catering: Secret Recipe & Kazim, United Sisters
Ceremony: St. Martha Catholic Church
DJ: Uzor de Mixmaster
Event decor: Decor2remember
Event planner: A Conceal Affair, LLC
Entertainment: LG Entertainment
Hair: Hair TYME
Limousine: Blackhorse Luxury Limousine
Makeup: Gfay Designs
MC: GodsWriter MC Lanre
Photo Booth: Oh Snap Smiles
Reception venue: Buffalo Solders Museum
Stationary: Elegant Wedding Invites
Serving: Atl Serving & Party Rental
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Tuxedo: Men’s Warehouse
Videography: Daniel Ka Video Productions
Wedding dress designer: Allure
Wedding dress salon: Misora Bridal Boutique