Fola and Dayo Wedding at Camelot by Martin’s

Hi RAE viewers, todays blog post feature is of Fola and Dayo’s summer wedding which started of at the Evangel cathedral and ended at Camelot by Martin’s in Maryland. They are such a good-looking couple and you can definitely see the love they have for each other in the photos below taken by Dotun Ayodeji.

Vendors

Planner : RAE Affairs

Church:Evangel Cathedral

Reception : Camelot by Martin’s

Floral & Décor: BCG Events

Brides Makeup: Lola’s beauty mark

Photographer :Dotun Ayodeji

Lighting, Gobo and Projections: Michael Hesson

Venue and Caterers: Maria

Videographer: Femstar

DJ: DJ DonX

Cake: Fancy Cakes By Leslie

Invitations and Programs : Mayla Designs

MC: Seyi Brown

Hair: Evelyn Mann

Limo and Black SUV truck: Martins sedan and limo

Church : Evangel

Draping and Stage: Micheal

Aba & Zach wedding at the Ritz- Carlton Georgetown

Wow we can’t believe it’s been a year already since we had the pleasure of planning and coordinating Aba & Zachs’ intimate wedding at the Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown. This lovely couple celebrated their one year anniversary last week and we want to wish them a Happy 1st year anniversary. Please check out these photos of their lovely day taken by Vadym Guliuk

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Vendor details

Planner: RAE Affairs

Photography and Videography: Vadym Guliuk

Makeup: Lolas’ beauty mark

Hair: J’Bene Salon

Decor: Edge Floral

DJ : DJ Kweku

Venue : The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown

Lavender & Blush Carnegie Library wedding [Temi + Olly]

Hello RAE viewers , today we are bringing you this beautiful DC wedding which took place at the Carnegie library. The color scheme of Temi and Olly’s special day was lavender and blush ; enjoy this elegant photos taken by Wale Ariztos.

Temi and her brother choreographed a really cool father-brother-daughter dance which went viral ; we shall be sharing it in a future blog post.

 Vendors

Wedding Planner : RAE Affairs

Photographer: Wale Ariztos
Stationer: Voke Designs
Floral Designer: BCG Events
Hair Stylist: Manneve Bride / Makeup Artist: LoNicely
Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell / Nordstrom
Bridal Salon: Love Couture Bridal / Hayley Paige
Catering: Putting on the Ritz / Shiloh Catering
Groom’s Attire: Hiphe designs
Officiant: Jesus House DC
Wedding Venue: Carnegie Library DC
Lighting: The Lighting Source
Cake: Mon Delice 
MC: Jedi
DJ: DJ Zimo 
Custom Bridal Shirts: CC Brand / Invitation Calligraphy: Voke Designs
Transportation: Martins Limo Service

Videography: Kauri Media

 

 

Pink themed wedding [Efe + Abraham]

Hello RAE viewers, today we are featuring Efe and Abrahams’ wedding which took place on a nice summer day in August. As you can see from the  photos below, the dominant color theme of the day was pink. We hope you  enjoy looking through the lovely photos from Dotun Ayodeji as much as we enjoyed planning and coordinating their day.

 


Vendor Details

 

o   Event Planner: RAE Affairs

o   Floral & Décor: BCG Events

o   Lighting: BCG Events

o   Caterers: Victory Kitchen

Photographer : Dotun Ayodeji

o   Makeup artist: Albertine

o   Makeup artist bridesmaids: Shanddy

o   Hairstylist: Wunmi

o   DJ: Tagsounds

o   Cake: Mondelice

o   Personal Cars: Vintage Limos

o   Limo: Lords and Ladys

o   MC: Femi the entertainer

o   Video: Mark Jung

o   Gele: Mo’s Dazzling Expression

o   Mothers and Aunts Make up: Tolu Kara

o   Live Band- Olu

o   Chapman and cocktails- Lobaj Chapman

You just got engaged!!!..What’s next?

The Ultimate guide to planning your BIG day

So you just got engaged and you’ve been receiving all the texts, calls and e-mails from your family and friends saying congratulations. After all the well-wishes, you now have the big task of planning your special day. You may get overwhelmed thinking of the various important steps to take..Have no worries, RAE is here to help and that is why we have put together this quick checklist for you.

  • Decide on a budget – Drawing up a budget is a very important factor in the planning process; so it is essential to have a discussion with your fiance´ in order to ensure that you are on the same page.
  • Create your guest list – You and your other half will need to decide on the approximate number of guests you will like to invite to your wedding. The number of guests may affect the venue options and also the price.
  • Pick your wedding date – It wouldn’t hurt to select a few potential dates, this gives you more leeway especially when you have your mind set on a particular venue. It is also okay to have your date fixed, if you’re open to more venue options. Check with important family members to make sure that your dates works for them especially if they will be coming from out of town/country.
  • Pick your venue – Now that you have picked your wedding date, the next thing to do  is to book your venue. You do not want to take your time in securing your venue because there are so many people getting engaged daily.  Please book your venue down months in advance, some couples book theirs a couple of years in advance (Yes, it’s that serious!). Saturday is the most popular day to get married and if that’s your day of choice, then it will be better to get to booking. There is a possibility that another couple has their eyes on your date and your potential venue; so beat them to it 🙂
  • Enlist the services of a wedding planner or not? – We will discuss this in a separate blog…. but it will be a great idea to enlist a wedding planner before you pick your venue.

  • Book your Vendors- We will discuss this in a separate blog

cake by Mondelice

Decor by Dacceni occasions

  • Pick your wedding party– We will discuss this in a separate blog..
  • Save the dates – Send out save the dates at least 10- 12 months prior. This is very important, so your guests are able to add your date to their schedules and start making plans to attend.
  • Pick your wedding attire -We will discuss this in a separate blog..

Lovely couple..photo by G-day photos

  • Pick your wedding party attire -We will discuss this in a separate blog.

photo by capture photo journalists

  • Food tasting – We will discuss this in a future blog…

cake tasting by Mondelice

food tasting by Putting on the Ritz

  • Invitations – We will discuss this in a later blog..

Picture taken from http://www.elegantweddinginvites.com/

  • Final guest count -After compiling your final guest list, send over your final head count to the venue and caterer. Create your floor plans and table plans as well.
  • Remainder payments– Sort out any remainder payments and balances to be paid on the day of your wedding and after the reception. Have all cheques and cash ready for the various vendors. Majority of vendors require final payments 1-2 weeks prior to wedding while some require it on the day of.

 

 

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