If you’re like us, you never get tired of hearing about people’s weddings and about their individual love stories. It’s amazing how both very different and very similar each one is. Each story, in the re-telling of it, seems to be a case of two people just meant to be together. Each story is really about the way the world drew them together. One way or another.
For Mo and her now husband Jide this inevitable collision began when they both attended UMBC for undergrad. The two ran in similar circles, but never seemed to connect. They had mutual friends. They went to the same parties. It was only a matter a time. Mo and Jide became friends somewhere along the way and somewhere along the way after that, so much more. They don’t even remember when it was exactly that they met, but no matter what, their story culminated in a day they will always remember.
Mo and Jide were married at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church with a cocktail hour and reception that followed at The Bellevue Event and Conference Center, both in Chantilly, VA. The weather was gorgeous and the air was full of excitement. The couple used shades of blue as their inspiration and the vendors delivered big time. Everything from the cake to the stunning chandelier was bathed in a beautiful blues. It was just as Mo had envisioned it. All the details were a result of Mo’s careful planning. In fact, she loved every minute of it. “It was second nature to me.” Part of what helped her enjoy the planning was the vendors she was able to work with. Among them, Alakija Studios that captured her day perfectly.
Glamorous doesn’t even begin to describe Mo in her delicate v-ncek Eddy K ballgown topped off with a stunning tiara and drop earrings. But it’s her smile and totally obvious happiness that steal the show. Both are infectious. Her bridesmaids also rocked the ombre effect in WToo gowns in various shades of blue. The groom and groomsmen proved that there is so much more to menswear than a black tux.
All in all the wedding was fashionable, fabulous and a lot of fun. The food was fantastic, the drinks were numerous and the dance floor was packed. Top it off with a great couple and you have everything anyone could ask for.