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Glamorous Wedding with Nigerian Influence

We have a treat for y’all today with this week’s real wedding! Allyson and Tobi’s glamorous wedding with Nigerian influence literally left us speechless. The amount of detail thought of by the couple is amazing and executed so well! They really went to lengths to make sure the groom’s cultural heritage was represented beautifully, while also making sure their extravagant event felt intimate and personal for all their guests. Allyson said, “Our vision was one that incorporated culture and elegance perfectly and one that was really family centric.” And they nailed it. Scroll to see it all!

Glamorous Wedding Couple Hugging & Smiling | photo by The Portos

World-Class Family Affair

One of the visions for Allyson & Tobi’s day was having their wedding being family-focused. Even with a large number of people and guests flying in from all over the world, it still felt personal and intimate to every single one. “Our guests have been raving about the family feel at our wedding!” said Allyson because they only invited those who had always been apart of their journeys.

Glamorous Wedding Details like Diamond Hair Accesorry and Beige Heels | photo by The Portos
Bride & Mom in Front of White Brick Wall Before Wedding | photo by The Portos
Bride in Fitted Lace Mermaid Style Dress with Illusion Cutouts and Long Veil | photo by The Portos
Bridesmaids in Neutral Off the Shoulders Gowns | photo by The Portos

Incredible Attire

Y’all, this couple is welllll-dressed! We are over here totally obsessing about all of their looks. Yes, there’s multiple, but more on that later. For their ceremony, Allyson & Tobi both rocked classic, yet chic outfits. Tobi went with a blue suit with black lined lapels and bowtie. Allyson also looked amazing in her fitted lace mermaid dress with illusion cutouts. Cut to the reception and you get even more knockout attire choices. Keep reading to find out about those!

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Chic Groom Details | photo by The Portos
Nigerian Groom's Outfit Detail Shot | photo by The Portos
Groom in Blue Suit with Outlined Black Lapels and Black Bowtie | photo by The Portos
Groom & Groomsmen in Blue Suits with Black Ties & Bowties | photo by The Portos
First Look at Glamorous Wedding | photo by The Portos
First Look at Glamorous Wedding | photo by The Portos
First Look at Glamorous Wedding | photo by The Portos
Bride & Groom Hugging During First Look at Glamorous Wedding | photo by The Portos
Classic & Chic Wedding Makeup | photo by The Portos
Glamorous Gold Framed Welcome Sign | photo by The Portos
Glamorous White & Gold Wedding Ceremony | photo by The Portos
Vintage Inspired Candelabra for Wedding Ceremony | photo by The Portos
Glamorous & Chic White & Gold Wedding Ceremony with Hanging Floral Centerpiece | photo by The Portos
Bride Walking Down Aisle with Father | photo by The Portos
Glamorous Wedding Ceremony with Floral & Jewel Hanging Centerpiece | photo by The Portos
Bride & Groom Celebrate Walking down the Aisle | photo by The Portos
Greek & Italian Inspired Wedding Reception Venue with Columns & Marble Statues | photo by The Portos
Gold Ripple Edged Chargers with Silk Blue Napkins & Wedding Menu | photo by The Portos
4-Tiered Wedding Cake Covered in Pink & Peach Roses | photo by The Portos
White, Gold, & Navy Wedding Reception Decor | photo by The Portos
Banana Pudding Shooters with Gold Foil for Wedding Food | photo by The Portos
First Dance at Glamorous Wedding | photo by The Portos
First Dance with Fog Machine at Glamorous Wedding | photo by The Portos
Father Daughter Dance at Glamorous Wedding | photo by The Portos
Mother Son Dance at Glamorous Wedding | photo by The Portos
Cake Cutting at Glamorous Wedding | photo by The Portos
Bride Hugging Guest Who Caught Bouquet at Glamorous Wedding | photo by The Portos

Cultural Ties

To honor Tobi’s Nigerian roots, this couple went through a world-wide process to come up with the perfect Nigerian wedding attire. Originally set to have the whole wedding party in traditional attire for the entirety of the wedding, their plans had to change midway through due to some unforeseen circumstances. But they were able to pivot and still pull it off. It also resulted in some of our favorite photos from the night! Allyson said, “The symbolism for the desired idea was a visual representation of blending cultures at the altar. Although the attire desire didn’t work out for the ceremony, it worked for the reception. Just after the toasts and cake cutting, my husband and I slipped away and changed into our outfits and made a grand re-entrance and were embraced with a ceremonial Nigerian spraying of money to really set the party off.”

Couple in Nigerian Wedding Attire Re-Entering Wedding  photo by The Portos
Couple in Nigerian Wedding Attire for Spraying of Money Tradition | photo by The Portos
Couple in Nigerian Wedding Attire for Spraying of Money Tradition | photo by The Portos
Nigerian Bride During Spraying of Money Tradition | photo by The Portos
Couple in Nigerian Wedding Attire for Spraying of Money Tradition | photo by The Portos
Glamorous Wedding with Nigerian Influence | photo by The Portos

Photography | THE PORTOS Venue & Planning | KAPOK SPECIAL EVENTS CENTER Floral | ROYAL EVENTS & SERVICES Stationery | WEDDING INVY Wedding Cake | BUTTERCREAM AND ELEGANCE Hair | SCHATZI BORGELLA Makeup | BRUSHED BY LATISE DJ | DARRYL J WEDDINGS Groom’s Attire | GENERATION TUX Wedding Dress | CAROLINA TRADITIONS | Submitted via Matchology

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