Our City 2 City Tour continues! On the evening of Wednesday, July 29, 2015, MunaLuchi Bride was thrilled to celebrate all things weddings at The Place on the Lake in East Brunswick, NJ hosted by Event Planner, Events by Neakai and Bridal Stylist, Vainglorious Brides.
Guests grooved to tunes from DJ Mike Music while browsing coterie tables such as Pretty Posh Events, Elisha Caplan, Prestige Affairs Events Productions, Nana Annan Photography, The Finishing Touch NY, and the live action dessert station by Desserts by Dana.
The Bride and Groom Lounge, curated by Vainglorious Brides showcased the latest trends in wedding fashion including The Valentine Cuff by Diann Valentine and gowns provided by Jean Ralph Thurin among others. Models posed in the latest bridal looks with their hair and makeup perfected by Nicky B and Monica Gray. Calligrapher, Eliza Gwendalyn provided absolutely beautiful "Republique D'Munatour NJ" faux passports for the event, detailing all of the Coterie members and sponsors in attendance.
Beautiful signage all around the venue and one of a kind stationery created by Royale Amethyst really brought a lovely touch to the tone of the evening, which was all photographed by Amy Anaiz Photography and WeddingPix Photography & Video.
The event was catered by celebrity Chef Gregory Booth of The Kitchen at Blue Creek who served delectable South African inspired cuisine from Coconut Curry Sweet Plantains to Peri Peri Chicken Bites! Delicious treats and cupcakes were served by the one and only J’adore Cakes, the event's main dessert sponsor, which included a show stopping three-tiered red African print cake which was on display! The cake was featured in a safari glam inspired styled shoot led by Events by Neakai and Vainglorious Brides which you can anticipate seeing in the first 2016 issue of MunaLuchi Bride Magazine.
The cigars lounge showcasing Cacique Cigars, which provided complimentary personalized hand-rolled cigars, was a highlight as well as violinist, Kwao Taylor and the Zawadi African Dance Group which videographer, Chip Dizárd Weddings caught on camera. A crowd favorite was the grooms lounge sponsored by Mr. Baldwin Style Grooms. In the lounge, our munagrooms had a chance to get sage styling advice and menswear inspiration from Mr. Baldwin himself! Jersey Artisan Distilling, the first distillery to open in New Jersey since Prohibition ended, provided three very tasty rum based cocktails for the more festive attendees.
Floral designs were created by Diva Blooms who teamed up with Evolution Event Rentals to create the gorgeous eight foot floral hedge step and repeat guests saw upon entering. Draping provided by About the Details and custom African cloth pillows by Colourful Chiv also brought the evening together!
Two Muna Tour attendees won a giveaway - a two night stay at The Mansion at Noble Lane Akwaaba Inns which you can see below. There was plenty of swag which guests were treated to including treats by Cakes by Lisa. Looking for more? Check out the gorgeous images in the gallery. Enjoy!
(Above): Photography by Amy Anaiz Photography.
Host/Event Planning/ Design: Events by Neakai
Host/ Bridal Lounge/Bridal Stylist: Vainglorious Brides
Photography: Amy Anaiz Photography
Photography/Photo booth: Rando Lawrence, WeddingPix Photography & Video
Signage/Stationery: Royale Amethyst
Live Action Dessert Station: Desserts by Dana
"Beauty Bar" Makeup: Juicy Looks Makeup Artistry & Sisi Nike
Models' Hair + Makeup: Nicky B and Monica Gray
DJ: Mike Music
Venue: The Place on the Lake and The Mansion at Noble Lane Akwaaba Inns
Linens: The Finishing Touch NY
Floral Design: Diva Blooms
Event Rentals/Production: Evolution Event Rentals
Videography: Chip Dizárd Weddings
Cigars Lounge: Cacique Cigars
Cocktails: Jersey Artisan Distilling
Catering: Chef Gregory Booth of The Kitchen at Blue Creek
Draping: About the Details
Calligraphy/Passports: Eliza Gwendalyn
Cakes and Cupcakes: J’adore Cakes
Mens Styling/Grooms Lounge: Mr. Baldwin Style Grooms
Bridal Cuff: The Valentine Cuff
Wedding Gowns: Jean Ralph Thurin
Custom African Cloth Pillows: Colourful Chiv
Violinist: Kwao Taylor
Saxophonist: Rogerst Charles
African Dance & Drumming: Zawadi African Dance
Swag Bag Treats: Cakes by Lisa