Last weekend, we had the honor of photographing Joseph and Chika's wedding celebration, which began on Friday with a Nigerian wedding ceremony. This being our first traditional African wedding, we weren't really sure what to expect, but we were greeted by a lovely, vibrant celebration filled with cultural traditions, colorful attire, and plenty of dancing. Joseph and Chika and their loved ones certainly know how to have fun, and we had a great time capturing such a beautiful event!
Friday evening, friends and family gathered at Revolution Mills Studios to begin the celebration...
After both the bride and groom's family made their entrances, all were welcomed to the event with a ceremonial breaking of the kola nut.
Meanwhile, the bride prepared for her first of three appearances throughout the night...
The guests of honor are showered with money as they dance the night away...
During this portion of the ceremony, the bride's father provides her with a cup of wine, and she must find her groom amidst the guests and offer the wine to him to drink.
Chika looked lovely alongside her fellow Carolina Panthers TopCats alumnae...
Aren't they a gorgeous couple?!
Watch out for Part 2 of Joseph+Chika's beautiful wedding weekend coming soon. Like us on Facebook to get the latest updates!
Venue :: Revolution Mill Studios
Event Planner :: Behind the Scenes, Inc.
Videographer :: Matrixx Productions
DJ :: DJ Onz
Makeup Artist :: Doll Faces by Lauretta
Hair Stylist :: Curls by Christina
Shoes :: Stuart Weitzman
Photographer :: Glessner Photography
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