There’s nothing like some dramatic decor to set your reception apart! Chiamaka (Chi-Chi) Ejike-Nwogu and Ifeanyi Nwaneshiudu’s glam Maryland wedding included a modern sweetheart table that we can’t take our eyes off. Take a peek for yourself in the photos below by Fotos by Fola.
It wasn’t until attending the same convention for Nigerian young professionals that Chi-Chi and Ifeanyi officially met. After being introduced by mutual friends who had met at the first gathering, Chi-Chi and Ifeanyi quickly hit it off, ditching the conference to sit by the pool to chat all night long.
A year and a half later, Ifeanyi, knowing Chi-Chi is a fan of waterfalls, invited her to go to the National Botanical Garden. While Chi-Chi was distracted by the garden’s petite waterfall, Ifeanyi asked someone to take their picture. As the camera snapped away, Ifeanyi reached into his pocket to pull out a ring. He got down on one knee, but Chi-Chi was so stunned that it took an onlooker shouting, “Say yes!” to get a response out of her.
For their wedding, the pair returned to the site of the first convention they’d attended together. Following their church ceremony, they celebrated with a glam gold reception at Maryland’s Martin’s Crosswinds. A dramatic Mr. & Mrs. sweetheart table made for the perfect centerpiece at the reception.
After serving up sweets from a dessert table and dancing to Lonestar’s “Baby, I’m Amazed by You,” the newlyweds sent guests home with succulent favors, while they departed for a honeymoon across southern Africa.
Ceremony Venue: St. Anne’s Church | Photographer: Fotos by Fola | Reception Venue: Martin’s Crosswinds | Event Coordinator: Statuesque Events | Bride’s Gown: Purchased online and altered by Anytime Alterations | Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein, Men’s Wearhouse | Hair Dresser: Unique Berry Hairs | Makeup Artists: Graceful Artistry (bride); Barkado and Shandyy (bridesmaids) | Cake: Ada Chic | Florist & Lighting: Statuesque Events | Caterers: Martin’s Crosswinds, Shiloh Restaurant & Catering | Transportation: VintageLimos.biz | Videographer: Femsterimages | Music/Entertainment: DJ Show, Washington Virtuosi | Invitations: Invitations by Dawn | Dessert Table: Sugartables | MC: Foxy P
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