S + J  | Opal Event Hall | Lawrenceville, GA

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Traditional Nigerian Wedding Details:

Planning time: 12 months | 

Design Words: Elegant, traditional |

Color palette:

Service: Full planning + design |

Juliana and Steven had a beautiful and culturally rich two-day wedding celebration in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA

Overall, the couple wanted an elegant wedding that paid tribute to Juliana’s Nigerian culture but didn’t alienate Steven’s American culture. The general concept for the wedding weekend was “the best of both worlds” and my team and I made sure that this was top of mind while planning and designing their big day.

THE DESIGN

Since the stage design for any Nigerian traditional wedding is very important, for Juliana and Steven, I developed an elegant design with contrasting sheer draping, ornate chairs and an understated glass and gold coffee table. We also chose to have the cake on the stage since that is a focal point for the night as well.

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For the guest table centerpieces, I chose to incorporate Nigerian elements in a more modern way. One concept that I really enjoyed seeing come to life was the floral talking drums. We took traditional Nigerian talking drums and place flowers on top of them and in a spiral pattern. The spiral pattern was my favorite!

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S + J  | Buford Community Center | Buford, GA

American" White Wedding" Details:

Planning time: 12 months | 

Design Words: Romantic and elegant

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Service: Full planning + design |

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The American wedding took place at Buford Community Center, which is a beautiful venue that has marble floors on the entry level and beautiful chandeliers in the ballroom. We continued the color palette of royal blue, gold and cream that the couple selected. Since Juliana and Steven chose to have the same color palette for both wedding days, I suggested we do an inverse for each day. More cream and white with an accent of royal blue and gold for day one and more royal blue and gold with an accent of cream and white for day two.

 

My favorite design elements were their ceremony backdrop and their sweetheart table. Both were romantic, opulent and lush with a hint of drama.

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The couple shared with me that the groom recited a sweet short quote while he proposed and I knew I wanted to use it somewhere in the design. I thought the ceremony/sweetheart table backdrop would be the perfect spot so it could be displayed all night. Isn’t the quote the sweetest thing ever!?

Photographer | Fotos by Fola

 

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