Folake and Demi's first meeting at a mutual friend's party would leave a lasting impression on them both, blossoming into a foundation of love and support, guiding them to the alter to forever say "I do" in an intimate ceremony surrounded by family and friends dressed in beautiful traditional Nigerian formal attire.
Read all about Folake & Demi's love story, proposal, and wedding experiences - featuring event planning & design by MunaLuchi Coterie member Babbe b. Events, and beautifully captured by Coterie member Inije Photography. View the entire vendor list below, and the complete selected gallery here.
Bride & Groom: Folake & Demi
Occupations: Bride: Family Nurse Practitioner, Groom: Certified Medical Dosimetrist.
Wedding Date: July 23, 2016
Wedding Location: Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center
Tell us how you met and all about the proposal? We met 2012 in New York at a mutual friend’s party. He came over to say "hello" to my friends that I was with and we exchanged a brief "hi." Three weeks later we met at another party in New York, he was the first person I noticed once I walked into the club. He came over to say "hello," and asked me to save him a dance. We danced most of the night and he asked for my number. The rest is history.
Demi proposed 2015 Good Friday on the beautiful island of St Thomas during dinner in the presence of a few close friends and family. It was a Good Friday indeed.
Describe your wedding dress? Traditional ball gown, with a bit of a modern flare.
What was wedding shopping like for you? Wedding shopping was actually fun for me. I enjoyed every moment of the planning process.
Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding? Yes. We are both Nigerian so we incorporated Nigerian culture in our wedding as evidenced by changing into our traditional attire, the food, music, family and friends wearing our traditional attire.
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen Gifts: Personalized robes and gold chandelier earrings/ socks and personalized stainless steel flask gift set.
Favorite item on the menu: Wedding Cake
First dance song: "Pana" by Tekno (The song was released on our wedding day and it's about “Folake”)
What is your best memory from your wedding? The dancing and the amount of fun we had with our friends and family.
What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples? Enjoy the planning process and most importantly enjoy the wedding day and thoroughly have fun because the day goes by so fast.
Event Designer & Planner – Babbe b. Events
Photographer – Inije Photography
Décor – Ahana Décor
Florist – Carin Hadfield of Hadfield Florist
Chef – Meeting Pointe Catering
Cake – Frosted Pumpkin
Officiant – A Relationship Ministry
Violinist – Atlanta Sound Quartet
DJ – DJ Afoo
MC – Dami Olatunde
Photo Booth – Photo Bash
Hair Stylist – Installed by Bride, styled by Wendy Jordan of Hair Jordan
Makeup Artistry – Mimi J of Glamatory
Wedding Dress Designer - Oleg Cassini
Wedding dress salon - David’s Bridal
Bridesmaids dresses - David’s Bridal
Shoes - Badgley Mishka
Venue: Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center