You guys, today’s styled shoot is simply stunning. PLUS there is such a cool story behind it. Perfectly Planned Productions, in collaboration with some pretty awesome partners, put together a truly unique pre-wedding experience for one lucky engaged couple. Perfectly Planned Productions, an event production and design company, wanted to create an experience that would allow the expression of its creativity, all the while gifting an engaged couple with an unforgettable experience. The idea was that they would create a mock wedding set up that would allow the selected couple explore various concepts and designs in wedding planning. The best part is that the experience was designed to give the couple the opportunity to use the sets for their engagement shoot.
Selecting the Lucky Couple
Shortly after the idea was created, posts were placed on instagram asking engaged couples to enter to win the pre-wedding experience by sending in their picture and ‘why they think they deserve to win’. At the end Chidi and Chidi (or Kenneth, as they have the same name) emerged the winners. They had been best friends for a while before they started dating. What really stood out, was that Chidi (the bride to be) had been on quite a few bridal trains, and was that friend that would help you search for the perfect asoebi, help you find the right tailor, remind you of your appointments and deadlines, choose your wedding colours, but now that it was her turn, she became completely clueless about what to do and how to start. Indeed, the Pre-wedding experience was designed for someone just like her.
The day began with free hairstyling, makeup and a manicure for the bride to be, courtesy of Flawless Beauty Bar. The bride to be’s outfits were carefully selected and styled by Swiss Collections, and once she wore her first outfit she made her way to the venue to re-unite with Kenneth. The experience grounds were made up of sets that the couple could explore, all the while taking their pre-wedding photos.The sets that were created included a blush themed estate table adorned with a floral arch. “The blush colour has become really popular with no intentions of going away, as well as the floral arch, so we wanted to show our couple how it can be done tastefully,” said Adaeze Okoye. “We also wanted to show how multifunctional concepts can be; the floral arch alone can be used as a beautiful backdrop for a vow ceremony or placed above your reception dancefloor.” The couple got to reenact a first dance under the floral arch during their shoot and it was absolutely romantic to witness.
A second set created was a fun Ombré table setting. The experience included a customized cake just for the couple, a chic dessert station complete with cupcakes, cake pops, cookies and macrons all by Pomelo Cakes. There was a luxury bar stocked with champagne and a free flow of cocktails during the entire experience provided by Aplus Drinks.
The last stop for the couple was a fun idea for a photo area; an installation of gold frames adorned with florals, pearls and ribbons, hanging from a tree. “Chidi and Chidi were an absolute joy to photograph. They were so natural and you can see their genuine love for each other through the pictures.” The Pre-Wedding Experience was beyond what they ever expected and this is just the first of many Pre-Wedding Experiences.
Event design and Prodction: Perfectly Planned Productions |Photography: Emmanuella Photos and HBPixels | Videography: HBPixels | Bride to be’s styling: Swiss Collections | Hair and Nails: Flawless Beauty Bar |Makeup: Maueen Ekama | Cake and Dessert: Pomelo Cakes | Drinks and Cocktails: Aplus Drinks and Cocktails |Rentals: Celebrations Event Rentals