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!
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.
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!
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.”
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