A GLAMOROUS CULTURAL WEDDING AT MANSION ON MAIN STREET BY J&J STUDIOS
Patience and Anwar’s wedding took luxury glam to a whole new level with lush florals cascading down a mirror ceremony arch–later repurposed as a sweetheart backdrop–and the most beautiful tablescapes using glass taper candles in variating heights for dimension. The neutral palette offered both a classic and modern feel, while the rhinestone chandeliers and marble dance floor in the Mansion on Main Street ballroom brought in a glamorous look. But our absolute favorite part about this wedding is how the couple incorporated their culture! Many guests not only wore traditional Nigerian clothing in bright colors, but the newlyweds even changed into traditional garbs for the cake cutting and grand exit surrounded by love and sparklers. See all the incredible moments captured by J&J Studios, LLC below!
From J&J Studios…Anwar first laid eyes on Patience when they were fourteen years old. He admitted he thought she was “the prettiest girl in the world.” But, he was too shy to approach Patience, so she doesn’t remember seeing him. However, she definitely made an impression, because Anwar decided to add her on Myspace through a mutual friend. It was through Myspace that the two began to talk, without meeting in person. Anwar called it “puppy love.” A few years later, Anwar encountered Patience’s Facebook profile, and the two reconnected there. They sent a few small messages every once in a while. But, it wasn’t until a few years later, when Patience was attending West Chester University and Anwar attended Temple University, that the two met again by chance at a party. On the dance floor, Patience saw Anwar and thought, “I know this guy.” So, she approached him. They laughed, then danced the night away. They’ve been inseparable ever since. A year from that day, Anwar enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Though long-distance has been difficult, Patience said to J & J Studios, “I am proud to say our love pushed us through.” We’re so happy it did!
After Patience had glided down the aisle to reach her future husband, Anwar looked at her in wonder. During the ceremony, he stood proudly and couldn’t help smiling at his bride. It’s clear that Patience adores Anwar. Her eyes almost never left him, and her smile was easy. Anwar and Patience’s first kiss was long and sweet and full of love. The roses wound around the gold poles added opulence to the wedding ceremony location. The gold poles reflected the evening light so that they were almost invisible under the roses. The whole effect was luxurious and luscious.
Patience’s mermaid-style wedding gown was incredibly flattering to her natural shape. The nude underlay and sheer bodice of her dress were suggestive. The sweetness and romance of the lace overlay offset the sultriness of her dress’ bodice and underlayer. The gown’s off-shoulder sleeves also added a whimsical and romantic air to Patience’s wedding day attire. A sparkling silver spray of florals topped the soft, bouncing curls of Patience’s hair and framed her face.
Many of Anwar and Patience’s wedding guests wore traditional Nigerian clothing. The bright and bold colors, embellished with metallic accents, were spectacular! Patience and Anwar chose tall centerpieces for their reception tables. Some tables were centered around columns of taper candles surrounded by a ring of white flowers. Other tables played base to large and lush arrangements of white flowers. A few tables had smaller versions of both these centerpieces.
Anwar and Patience each changed into more traditional garb after the garter and bouquet tosses. They look just as wonderful as they did in their other wedding attire! The wedding cake followed Patience and Anwar’s overall theme of elegance and romance. Roses made from frosting adorned the cake, whose topper read their now shared name. Patience and Anwar made a grand exit from their wedding reception. At the end of the night, the newlyweds walked through a tunnel of sparklers held by their guests. They then piled into a Rolls Royce and drove off into their new life together.
Reception Venue: Mansion on Main Street / Photographer: J&J Studios, LLC / DJ: DJ Zimo Weddings / Design and Decor: Event Loft / Cake Designer: Classic Cake / Dress Store: Seng Couture / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mishka / Groom’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Tuxedo and Mens Attire: The Black Tux / Groomsman Attire: Suit Supply / Hair Stylist: Tyra Hair Experience/ Makeup Artist: MS Artistry Makeup LLC / Jeweler: Jared / Invitation Designer: Minted