Carrie and James’s wedding is such a clear representation of their fun-loving personalities, starting with the custom “Honey Badger Don’t Care” postage stamp used on their invitation suite…
James wore a custom Kente bow tie.
The best part of the day? “Our favorite part of the day was the first look before the wedding events began. We were able to share a very personal and touching moment for just the two of us.”
Tables were decorated with candles and dramatic black calla lilies.
From a cigar roller to a caricature artist to a stand-up comic to a photo booth, Carrie and James kept their guests entertained all night.
Guests enjoyed late night snacks, including miniature versions of chocolate chip cookies, nutella cookies, ice cream cones, and Coke floats.
Why did you choose this location for your wedding? We liked the modern, edgy feel of the space and the floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city.
What inspired you when you were planning your wedding? We wanted everyone to walk away with a sense of who we were as a couple by the time they left the reception through the elements we planned for our wedding day. We also wanted to celebrate our guests as well by providing them with plenty of entertainment and personal gifts to take with them.
Did you include any traditions in your wedding? After being pronounced husband and wife we incorporated a Ghanaian tradition where the bride and grooms hands are tied together with traditional Kente Cloth signifying two becoming one. During the reception we incorporated the traditional money dance where we were showered with money, signifying prosperity for our future. The day before the wedding we did the traditional Ghanaian Knocking Ceremony where the groom’s family comes to ask the elders (the bride’s family) for the hand of the bride.
What was the best advice you received as a bride? Make sure you eat before the ceremony! By the time you get to the reception many hours have gone by. If you haven’t eaten beforehand you might be in danger of fainting. Also, make sure you tell yourself in your head what is coming next (such as “I’m about to walk down the aisle to meet my husband.”). That way when you think back to that moment you’ll be able to remember it and how you felt.
What advice do you have for other brides? Make sure to create the day that you and your future husband want. It’s okay to listen to advice or tips, but stay true to the vision the two of you created together.