Nwamaka, Expertise in Economic Justice and Development in the NonProfit, social justice sector & Misha, Manager in the Design and Engineering department at a solar power company
One sentence sum-up of the wedding vibe: A celebration of our cultures (Nigerian, Japanese, and Greek) and a joining of families and friends as one community to support us on our journey together.
Soundtrack for reading: “Water No Get Enemy” by Fela Kuti—We met on the dance floor, so a strong beat and solid horn line can always get us moving!
When I began looking for a wedding dress, all I could envision myself in was a gold lace dress. And luckily I found a beautiful dress with a silhouette to complement my figure. I used the leftover trim from my alterations to make a veil. Misha wore a beautiful, light gray, three-piece suit that complemented his dark features. Without having seen my dress, he was able to perfectly match his tie and handkerchief to it. Misha also designed his wedding band to incorporate in the obsidian stone we brought back from our trip to the Mayan village in the Mexico Yucatan Peninsula.
We insisted on staying true to ourselves throughout the entire planning process and on our actual wedding day. We wanted our guests to have fun by dancing to good music (DJ Yaddos), eating good food (Peko Peko), and getting to know one another. We feel so blessed to have had such an amazing celebration to start our life as a married couple.
Favorite Thing About the Wedding
We put a significant amount of thought and planning into our ceremony. From the way our mothers participated, to our dear friend who officiated the ceremony, the wedding blessing from our guests, and our heartfelt vows, our wedding ceremony was the most memorable part of our wedding. We cried through our entire exchange of vows.