{Real Wedding} Kachi and Agbon


Kachi-&-Agbon-collegeWhere and how did you meet?
Agbon and I met in high school and have been together since 2001.

How did he propose?
He proposed to me at a surprise engagement, which he successfully planned. I say successfully because I’m quite a difficult person to surprise so this was a big  personal achievement for him. He invited some close friends and family to a swanky hotel suite, which he had booked for the party. He told me he was helping a friend organise a surprise party for his girlfriend. I thought it was quite strange that he would put in so much effort to organise a friend’s girlfriend’s surprise party but I went along with it. When I got to the party I saw some of my friends and  and I found it quite odd because I knew they didn’t know the girl. I thought to myself, “Oh well, this is Lagos everyone sort of knows everyone.” Then I saw Agbon who told me he wanted to show me the gift his friend bought for his girlfriend. He held my hand as we walked up the stairs to the suite and I noticed he was a bit nervous. As we got to the top of the stairs, he started saying some things that I couldn’t make out, then he opened the bedroom door and the words ‘I LOVE YOU’ were written on the bed with rose petals. I screamed because it had just hit me that I’d been fooled. When I turned around still screaming, he was kneeling and had the most beautiful Cartier ring on his hand. Then he asked the question and I said ‘yes’, still laughing and screaming. Then his family came out from the next room in the same suite. I was in so much shock because although he always spoke about getting married, I didn’t think it was going to be that year. I didn’t even know when he bought the ring and I usually know when he buys things. I later found out he bought it on a ‘boys holiday.’

Give us a brief description of your wedding day
Our wedding had an art deco theme with a very modern twist. My thinking behind it was, “What will an Enoch Thompson or Jay Gatsby party look like in 2013 Johannesburg?” I wanted the wedding to be about partying and having fun and no era best represents opulence and decadence better than 1920 post war America. Although art deco was the theme, we used it more as a reference than the main feature to avoid it being gimmicky and tacky. The wedding colours were black, white and gold. We love laser cut patterns so it was also used as a running theme throughout the wedding, from the wedding invites to my wedding shoes and the wedding cake. At the church ceremony, The Soweto Gospel Choir wowed every single guest. My wedding dress was everything I ever wanted in a dress. It was elegant, sexy, delicate and ‘Wow.’ It was the Monique Lhuillier  “Belle” dress and it was gorgeous. I added a black embellished Vera Wang sash with a mesh insert for contrast and a bit of drama. My veil was by Peter Langner and was called “Vita.” My shoes were the “Belinda” by Charlotte Olympia in silver.

If you could change one thing about your wedding day, what would it be?
I wouldn’t change anything about my wedding day. Thanks to Kate of Wedding Concepts everything turned out perfectly.

What was your highlight of the day?
Our first dance. We felt like we were the only ones in the room. For that moment we were in our own world.

How did it feel to finally stand next to each other as husband and wife?
It felt natural. It felt like it was destined to be and we both felt so lucky.

Photography Ryan Graham
Contact www.ryangrahamphotography.com

Wedding planner Wedding Concepts
Contact www.weddingconcepts.co.za

Videographer Studio Memoir
Contact www.studiomemoir.co.za

Ceremony venue Maronite Catholic Church – Our Lady of Cedars, Johannesburg
Contact www.catholicchurch.co.za

Reception venue Urban Tree
Contact www.urbantree.co.za

Event designer Stefan Norval
Contact www.afreshevent.co.za

Cake Sugar ‘n’ Ice
Contact www.sugar-n-ice.co.za

Wedding dress designer Monique Lhullier
Contact www.moniquelhuillier.com

Wedding dress salon Browns Bridal
Contact www.brownsfashion.com

Bridesmaids dresses Vera Wang
Contact www.davidsbridal.com

Bride’s shoes Charlotte Olympia
Contact www.charlotteolympia.com

 Groom’s tux Dolce & Gabbana
Contact www.dolce&gabana

Groom’s men suits Okunoren Twins
Contact www.okunoren.com

Groom’s shoes Louis Vuitton
Contact www.louisvuitoon.co.uk

Makeup Algria Ferreira

Stationary Secret Diary
Contact www.secretdiary.co.za

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