The day following their Nigerian wedding celebration, Joseph and Chika's friends and family gathered at St. Mary's Church in Greensboro to watch them say "I do" in a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony. It was a perfect day, filled with beautiful weather, a truly stunning couple, and lots of joy.
The day began with the bridal party getting ready at the Greensboro Marriott Downtown...
"What?! There's another flower girl?!" Her expression is absolutely priceless!
I love this shot of Chika with all of her girls as they were getting ready for the ceremony. They were such a fun group of ladies to be around!
Isn't Chika the most gorgeous bride you've ever seen? True beauty.
... and Joseph was looking pretty dapper himself...
After a little rain, we were able to sneak outside for just a few minutes to get these photos of the bride and groom, and they're some of my favorites from the day...
After photos and cocktail hour, Joseph and Chika, along with their families and bridal party, made their grand entrance into the ballroom...
Chika was so composed the entire day until this moment of the father/daughter dance...
I love catching moments like this one here. The bride's sister and maid of honor, Kelechi, was overcome with emotion as her other sister, Chinyere, sang the bride and groom's first dance song.
I love how all of Chika's sister were so involved and each had unique roles in the wedding day ... Ezinne performed a traditional dance during part of the reception.
Joseph's removal of Chika's garter resulted in some of my favorite images of the night... Chika had the garter stuffed with various gifts, including one of her Carolina Panthers TopCats pom-poms. As you can see, Joseph was quite amused!
For the final portion of the evening, Joseph and Chika changed into their traditional Nigerian apparel to dance the night away with their friends and family...
See more from Chika and Joseph's wedding in their photo slideshow:
Joseph+Chika :: Thank you so much for allowing us to be a small part of your beautiful celebration! We wish you all the very best that life and love have to offer!
Ceremony Venue :: St. Mary's Catholic Church of Greensboro
Reception Venue :: Greensboro Marriott Downtown
Event Planner :: Behind the Scenes, Inc.
Videographer :: Matrixx Productions
DJ :: DJ Onz
MC :: BJ Da Storyteller
Makeup Artist :: Doll Faces by Lauretta
Hair Stylist :: Curls by Christina
Wedding Gown :: Impression Bridal
Bridesmaids' Dresses: JJ's House
Men's Attire :: next
Florist :: Designs North
Caterer :: Healthy Zone Catering of Raleigh
Cake Artist :: Glorious Gourmet Creations
Stationer :: a2z Wedding Cards
Photographer :: Glessner Photography
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