Black Wedding Style Ogoegbunam

Diamonds, Horses and Carriages... Oh My!

The Ogoegbunams celebrate in modern Victorian style

June 20, 2014


Bride: Ogochukwu Umejei

Groom: Chukwuemeka Ogoegbunam             

Wedding Date: 08/31/2013

Wedding Location: Norfolk, Virginia

PhotographyKeith Cephus

The bride on their special day:

“The planning process was very intense and challenging due to the distance. Emeka lived in England while I lived in the U.S. Another challenge was the fact that we were having an international, large guest wedding and we wanted each guest to feel appreciated and to have an amazing time. I have always admired European Victorian-style weddings, so we really desired that elegance. Even though we were expecting 660 guests, we still wanted reception to feel intimate and classy, like each table was having a private dinner.

“Our wedding day style was filled with glamour, elegance, and of course our ‘modern Victorian’ theme. Modern Victorian to us meant mixing European elements with modern-day elements. The concept includes lace, pearls, diamonds, horse and carriage, etc.”

Most Memorable Moment

“In all honesty, I had so many memorable moments of our wedding day. Besides saying ‘I do’ to the man of my dreams, we both agree that the most memorable part of our wedding day was probably our horse and carriage ride through the city from the church to our reception. We just completed our nuptials and it was wonderful for Emeka and I to enjoy some alone time together and bond again as we geared up for the reception. We also received lots of horn honking and congratulations from passersby as we regally waved! It was pretty awesome!”

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