If you have never seen the movie coming to America starring Eddie Murphy, then this is a wedding that clearly depicts a different narrative tale of ‘Coming to America’. It all began 3 months after the bride Chichi arrived in America in the year 2000 where she met the one that stole her heart away at a party in New Jersey which happened to be her 1st outing in the states (They were destined to meet you will say) after so much persuasion to attend the party she later Obliged; willing to braze the cold weather and attend the party thanks to her Late Mum who encouraged her to at least see how parties are held in the States.
Being a lady Chichi sat in her corner watching others and nibbling on her food while this young man spotted her; not just walked to her but sat next to her and said “you smell so good” and she said thanks in a shy tone, he prompted by asking to know the perfume she had on which was White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor. A formal introduction followed that night by her uncle Ikenna Egesionu and the journey began with a few weeks later which resulted in marriage proposal 3 months after meeting each other in 2000.
In 2001 God blessed them with their 1st child Chuka, 2002 ushered in their 2nd son OD and 3rd son Eche in 2005; like every marriage they had their ups and downs but God kept them together in Love and Unity despite all odds!
Fast Forward to August 15th 2015, Houston Stood Still as Princess ‘Chichi’ from the Eastern part of Nigerian marries her heartthrob ‘ Dr Festus’, who described his beautiful wife with these glowing words while he was getting ready for his ceremony
“Everything to me, she compliments me, she makes me complete – She is my drive and she means everything to me. I can trust her with my life. She is my eyes that I use for direction”
The day started at 6:30am with Hair and Makeup from One of Houston’s Finest Makeup Artist Lyzadora at Omni Hotel on Riverway by the Prestigious Galleria area, where the Bride and her entire bridal party (The Duchesses) got hair & makeup done while the Groom along with his Dukes got ready in the same hotel as well.
The Convoy of Luxury cars arrived at 12:00 noon to pick up the bridal party looking all radiant in Eggplant purple with Gold beading Custom Dresses by Nneka Alexander “Creative Designer” Brides By Nona in the Mammoth Limousine by Onyx Limousine, The Bride in her perfectly fitted Ivory dress by Justin Alexander Signature from La’Reve Bridal Couture with a custom Train added by Kristin Johnson Alterations stepping in to a car befitting for a Princess A Vintage Rolls Royce while the Groom along with his Sons rode in a Black (Ghost) Rolls Royce fit for a Prince (Transportation by R.A Luxury Transport) as guests arrived Lakewood Church in time for the exchange of marital vows.
The Reception Convoy from the Hotel to Igbo catholic Community Hall experienced a different fleet of cars with a Police escorts as lead (Front & back) the Black Rolls Royce with the Bride & Groom while the Entire Bridal party rode in a White Cadillac Limousine and Hummer Limousine by . The bridal party was ushered into the waiting room where they had refreshments and got ready for their grand entrance as the couple made a surprise Grand Entrance in a luxurious Horse & Carriage by Horse Drawn Carriage & Hearse of Texas
Igbo catholic community center experienced a transformation like never before and this was Orchestrated by the Fabulous Chioma Nwogu-Johnson of Dure Events who planned and designed the entire wedding from start to finish.
With a Royal Themed wedding the hall décor showcased total royalty ad guests arrived to a room filled utmost amazement.
Guests were welcomed in a Royal Line style for cocktail hour with Champagne, wine and Signature drinks passed out along with appetizers to wet the appetite of the guests!
The Ballroom opened at 7pm as guests walked into the Amazement of a Totally Transformed Igbo Catholic hall adorned in royalty. The entrance had a White custom dance floor built from the beginning of the door all the way to the head table by Flora Eventi topping it with a Royal custom monogrammed design from OdaCreative, with Custom Firework layout strictly for the couple’s entrance sectioned out with Rope & Stanchions to restrict movement and avoid casualty.
The Theme colors are Royal Purple and Gold which was seen in the padded chair cover , Rosette table Cloth, charger plates ,candle pedestal stands and floral centerpiece stand which carried the bouquets of flowers with crystal Orbs dangling on crystal with candle lights on the table on each of the Royal tables.
The highlight of the wedding was the fireworks by Celestial Fireworks Display which systematically lighted up the custom walk way as the couple made their Grand Entrance into the Ballroom with the final fireworks going out towards the end of their First dance which ushered them to the Royal Sweetheart table Fit for Chi-Doc1515.
The entire Event had a totally different experience with an atmosphere filled with love and joy for the couple, thanks to the Great Team of Event Managers from Dure Events lead by Chioma Nwogu-Johnson the Ever talented event designer who takes her time in creating every event she handles making each one unique in its own right and Chi-Doc1515 wedding proved that despite the several events help in Igbo Catholic Hall, This tops it all hands Down!
More Picture showcasing the Highlights of the wedding captured by Golden Icons Media are shown below: