Bride: Wendy Ozuzu Groom: Edward Osefo Occupations: Law Student and Ph.d. Student Wedding date: August 20, 2011 Photographed by Kirth Bobb Photography
We are adore these two lovebirds, Wendy and Eddie, who initially met in high school then reunited after graduating college. When you take a look at their gorgeous wedding themed "Whimsical White" you can see the obvious love they have for one another. Their wedding was photographed by one of our favorite photographers in the DMV area, Kirth of KBobb Photography. If you haven't checked out his site you should definitely take a look. Also, we've shared images of this super stylish bride with our friends over at EBONY. Congrats Wendy and Eddie and thanks for sharing your love story with us!
From the bride...
"Eddie and I met at the tender age of 17. However, it was not until we both graduated from college that our storybook romance began. After a two-year courtship, Eddie decided to take things to the next level. The date was May 22, 2010; it was the day after my 26th birthday. He picked me up from my house and told me to pack a bag, as we would be staying overnight somewhere. We drove from Maryland and arrived at The Liason Hotel in Washington D.C. When we arrived he informed me to get some rest, because we will be going to dinner at 7. A few hours went by and to my surprise a make-up artist had arrived to do my make-up for the evening. I had always told him that I wanted my make-up done by this particular artist-- and he booked her for the evening. She did my make-up for the evening; and boy was it flawless! After we were both dressed, he took me to the lobby o f the hotel and blindfolded me. He led me into a room and asked me to keep my eyes closed. He took off my blindfolds and standing in front of me were both of our families, close friends and a professional photographer all dressed in black and white outfits. After the initial shock of them screaming, “SURPRISE” and realizing he had planned an intimate surprise birthday dinner for me, I began to realize that something about this day was different. After dinner and desert he took me by the hand and made me stand up in front of everyone. He thanked me for showing him what love truly means and asked me to do him the honor and marry him. After screaming “yes”, the entire dinner party was instructed to go outside and before me was a white horse and carriage. It took us for a ride around the nation’s capital; and this is the beginning of our fairytale life together."
Wendy describes her wedding...
"The planning process began fourteen months prior to our wedding date. The wedding theme was “Whimsical White”. We wanted to create a modern yet chic ambiance. Our décor was comprised of white florals, crystal globes, and floating white rose petals adorned with crystal drapery. The lighting of the reception hall served as a focal point as the hall was flushed with purple lighting. The custom white dance floor at the reception brought our whimsical white theme full circle. While we put a lot of planning into this special day, the end product was beyond our wildest imagination."
On incorporating culture...
"As we are both Nigerian, we wanted to ensure that culture was a major component of our wedding. We incorporated traditional Nigerian elements such as “the breaking of the kola nut” and dancing with our respective villages during the reception. Making sure tradition was incorporated in all that we did, we made it a point to change into traditional Nigerian attire before dancing the night away with family and friends."
The greatest memory...
"While there are so many instances to choose from, there are two memorable moments that stick out in our minds the most. The first was our introduction dance. Dancing into our reception hall to a mix of songs ranging from the unconventional “No Hands” by Wacka Flocka to the more traditional “No One Like You” by P-Square, we danced for ten minutes to four songs accompanied by cheers and applause from our guest before getting to our seats. This was by far a surreal moment that we both will never forget. Our second most memorable moment was to share this momentous occasion with 250 friends and family from near and far. Seeing the faces of people who we have not seen in years truly warmed our hearts. It is a humbling and joyous moment to know that so many people love and support us. It was an amazing way to begin our journey as man and wife."
"If I had to name one thing I love most about Wendy it would be her kind heart. On top of being the prettiest woman I know, she has a heart that is bigger than life itself and always puts others before herself. Her nurturing spirit is what initially attracted me to her and why the love between us has grown since the first day we met. I also love how Wendy highlights the good in every situation and never holds grudges or dwells on the past. It is rare to find someone to share all your secrets with and call your very best friend, but I can honestly say that I found that person and married her when I married Wendy."
"The one thing I love most about my Eddie is his strength. His ability to be strong in the face of adversity is a quality I not only respect but also admire. His strength comforts me when I need it the most and gives me courage at moments when I doubt myself. Always there to lend an ear or a shoulder, my Eddie is the blueprint of a true friend and exemplifies what it means to be a “mans man”. Because of him, I truly know what it means to be loved beyond measure."
- Photographer: Kirth Bobb Photography
- Reception Site: BWI Marriott
- Church Site: St. Vincent De Paul
- Make Up Artist: Marcus T. Miller
- Cake: Sweet Thing Black Orchid
- Stationery: Event House
- Event Coordination: BCG Events
- Event Design, Decor and Floral:BCG Events
- Brides Shoes: Valentino
- Wedding Dress: Pnina Tornai
- Grooms Shoes: Hugo Boss
- Grooms Accessories: Armani Exchange