Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Work of Art

Under a canopy of bamboo, Levee anxiously awaited the first glimpse of his bride to be on their wedding day. Although the ceremony was still a few hours away, they wanted to take their pictures ahead of time while the light was still good. As Nneka walked up behind her groom-to-be the bridal party buzzed with anticipation. When the moment arrived, the groom nearly fell over in the beauty of his bride. Nneka was a vision in her gown!

This was the just the beginning of their special day. The ceremony was literally held within a work of art, on a stage adorned with statues that oversaw the union of these two lovers. As the sun set, guests were treated to a lavish reception indoors honoring the couple's shared African heritage. Kola nuts were passed, elders gave speeches, and the women engaged in a ceremonial dance meant to bless the marriage with good fortune and many children. All in attendance enjoyed and wished the couple well as they embarked on their new life together.

Congratulations Nneka and Levee!!!

Many thanks to my team for a wonderful job. Special thanks to Tahlie for working tirelessly to ensure each event is seamless!


Celeste Studios said...

Love how you incorporated the sculptures! Diva!

NY + NJ Documentary Wedding Photographer - Kele Akaniro said...

Marie Danielle, it was a pleasure working with you and your team as well. You guys did a wonderful job transforming the ceremony and reception areas. Looking forward to working with you in the near future.