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Ola + Saheed

This wedding, or actually vow renewal, is many things: chic, classy, elegant, intimate and symbolic.  The bride, Ola, is the artistic genius behind Ijorere Invitations.  She customized the most well thought out set of stationery items, with invitations enclosed in wooden boxes engraved with the number 7.  7 was the theme, and rightfully so as the couple was celebrating 7 years of marriage, and 7 is a symbolic number in both Islamic and Christian religions (Ola is Christian and Saheed is Muslim).  To add a symbolic touch, the couple exchanged watches rather than rings.  Here’s what the bride had to say about her special day. 

{From the bride}

“I’ve never believed in giving people advice on how to sustain a marriage. You see my 30 something years of wisdom now acknowledges that marriage is not a “one size fits all” union. What works for me might not work for you. For Saheed & I love is a choice; a choice of continuously & conscientiously making an effort to love each other no matter what the circumstance.  October 10th 2010 marked 7 years of marriage to my love and I thought to myself 7. Seven, a number of complete perfection significant in both the Islamic & Christian religion. On 10.10.10 we did it our way, exchanging watches to symbolize despite our inter-faith marriage/union such a love could withstand the “test of time”.  And we did so with an intimate guest list of  50 of our closest families & friends. It was the perfect Ijorere!”










Venue – A New Leaf, Lincoln park, Chicago, IL
Makeup: Bisi Essien of
Photographer – Raheem of RHphotoArts 
Cinematographer/Video – Opeyemi of AdsMedia. TV 
Luxury walnut boxes invitation & stationary – IJORERE The Invitation, Inc. 
Singer & musical instruments – Annie Bridges & the band
D.J – D.J. Diesel, Chicago
Wedding gown- Custom made Inspired by Rivini
Groom’s suit – Hart Schaffner Marx 
Jewelry:  custom –made head piece, hand flower & earrings by Yemisii  
Watches:  His Burberry / Hers – Fendi
Event Planner – Rendy Jones of Rendytions, Inc. 
Caterers – Big Delicious Planets 
  • oluchy

    Love dis couple for making inter religious marriage work well. Keep the faith n continue to enjoy your marriage. Boy, l love ds purple shoes n her dress.

  • Confidence

    Ola is an inspiration anytime….Great couple supporting each other,nothing could be better than that..