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    Hello friends and family. The primary goal of this blog is to keep our friends, family and loved ones involved in our life journey. And hopefully make some new friends along the way. We will try to balance the content in this blog with our personal thoughts/experiences as well as with some life updates.

    Please, feel free to leave comments, ask questions or send us an email by using the contact link above.

    Thanks for visiting (and please visit often).

    Love,

    Lola and Wale

Engagement Save the Date

Since my last post was on prints and wedding invitation, I decided to do a quick post for the save the date for our engagement ceremony which took place in Lagos, Nigeria. This was created by yours truly, yay! lol! It was actually pretty easy to create and I was proud of myself. The picture was taken by Dotun. We couldn’t have found a better picture for this save the date:-)

Enjoy!

October 23, 2012 - 11:00 am

mary - Hello lola and wale ,what a nice blog ,amazing .
Ilove the muzic on your video on vimeo , love it can u please tell me the artist, i think its a country muzic , thanks

October 23, 2012 - 3:15 pm

Lola and Wale - Thanks a lot Mary!

The song is by Rascal Flatts. It is called Bless the Broken Road.

October 26, 2012 - 10:07 pm

Enny - Hello Lola and Wale,

I will like to first of all congratulate you guys and wish you many years to come in good health and prosperity.

I love your blog so much and will definitely use some of your tips when planning my wedding.

Cheers.

November 6, 2012 - 3:27 pm

jay - Awww…guys this is too nice! I love it!!

November 25, 2012 - 4:08 am

Wale - Thanks Enny & Jay!

Prints

Wale & I had a ton of fun putting together the prints for our wedding – save the date, invitation, programs etc. It all started when we met our amazing designer – Sarah Hitchcock. Wale stumbled on her work through one of the many blogs that we follow and we decided to schedule a meeting with her. After a few drafts and discussions, Wale and I decided on our “Save the Date” idea. One evening we had a light bulb moment. We had been struggling with the save the date theme; after a ton of research, we finally agreed on the theme. We immediately sent the idea to Sarah and she loved the idea. See pics below –

Sarah designed a sequel – the wedding edition – this served as our wedding program

Next stop was to decide on the wedding invitation. After having the magazine save the date, we decided it was only right to stay away from the traditional invitations (photos by Dotun) –

 

Thanks Sarah! you rock!

 

 

 

 

 

September 7, 2012 - 7:45 am

Omo - love it! Thanks so much for this! you know some of us couldnt get copies of everything ;). You guys just ooze creativity, totally refreshing!!xxx

September 7, 2012 - 1:35 pm

Lola and Wale - True… eyin Lagos folks! sowie :-)
thanks darl!

September 7, 2012 - 6:01 pm

Cake and Socks - Awwww I like! I Like! I like! You look alike… like siblings *big grin* Love your white dress and beads…..

September 9, 2012 - 1:13 pm

Onakachi - Simply fabulous!!

October 22, 2012 - 6:59 pm

Obi - pretty cool idea .. not just the prints, but the whole blog thing as well .. love em all

October 23, 2012 - 3:16 pm

Lola and Wale - Thanks a lot! We really appreciate it :-)

January 22, 2013 - 8:19 am

Marty - WHO GAVE YOU PEOPLE THE IDEA TO HAVE A SITE LIKE THIS ONE IT IS JUST INSPIRING….

January 22, 2013 - 8:21 am

Marty - so wonderfull to have such a website…

when i see the pic i feel like all the moment of a relatioship should be taken very seriously

But Lola and wale i did not see one picture of one you when he is angry it would have add a charming dimension to these pictures. Life is also up and down

LolaWale Wedding Trailer/Short Film

Hello world!

Continuing our series on vendors, we would like to introduce you to our fantabulous videographer, Don Summers of Endless Day Films.

We met his wife when we attended the wedding expo – “Engaged.” We were at St. Regis hotel (http://www.bisnow.com/scene/2012/03/05/casino-night/). Recognize the faces in the 5th picture? Hehe!  Here’s the post about Engaged here. We met Don’s wife – Denise and were basically sold! We set up a meeting with Don to go over the packages they offer. After meeting with Don and seeing his work and the passion he has for what he does, we secured him as our videographer and boy are we happy we did.

Don put together a lovely short film basically summarizing the wedding day. He, along with his team, did a lovely job.  Please view the link below. 

For best viewing, press play then pause to let video load completely; once loaded press play to enjoy. If you have a faster internet connection, click the “HD” button to watch the film in high definition.

https://vimeo.com/46698463

In addition, some of my friends who attended the wedding sent me some clips that were recorded on their iphones. Please take a look at the links below. I loved the bridesmaids dance! –

https://vimeo.com/45913081 (reception entrance – starts with bridal party and ends with Wale & I)

https://vimeo.com/45923584 (watch our version on “You’re the one that I want”… don’t laugh, hehe!)

Contact Don for all your videography needs!!!

August 14, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Temi - I LOVE IT!!!! Can we rewind, moved me to tears! lol congrats again to 2 awesome peoples! :)

August 14, 2012 - 4:09 pm

majo - you guys are my inspiration

August 14, 2012 - 4:31 pm

C.Li - LOVE!

August 14, 2012 - 11:24 pm

Teni - Behind the scenes was very nice and moving….especially seeing Lola cry when she read the letter. So sweet. Beautiful Couple, Blessed Union…:) So happy for you guys.

August 14, 2012 - 11:36 pm

Ynx - Omigawdddd! *sobs* can I get a replay?!!!!! Loveeeeeee it!

August 15, 2012 - 1:05 am

Lola - Thanks everyone! we truly appreciate the love. we had a blast and this video helps us relieve our special day :-)

August 15, 2012 - 3:40 am

Aramide - You definitely had so much fun on your wedding…iLike! I pray the love between you both continues to grow stronger as the days go by IJN.

August 15, 2012 - 10:37 am

Rita - Amazing video….an evening wedding is always classy(especially when its just family and friends)…loved it…inspired!!!
P.S: Please what’s the title of the song that played in the first half of the video, cant stop singing it 😉

August 15, 2012 - 1:37 pm

Lola and Wale - Amen!!! and Thank you!
@Rita… its “Bless the broken road” by Rascal Flatts

August 16, 2012 - 5:05 pm

Tola - oh my!..the short film was so beautiful, I just had to comment even though I do not know you both.

aaaaaw!..God bless your beautiful union, you guys are such a lovely couple.

Congrats!!!!

August 16, 2012 - 11:44 pm

LP - As much as I love sleep, and I didn’t even want to blink just so I wouldn’t miss a thing. Men!!! We had fun x 100000

August 18, 2012 - 1:14 pm

FlowyAbe - Awww lovely!! Congrats again guys! xx

August 25, 2012 - 2:44 pm

butae - Favourite picture&couple

August 25, 2012 - 11:44 pm

Nkei - OMG. Love the video, it looks all types of beautiful and amazing, mostly because you both look beautiful and amazing together. It is oozing so much fun and class…would have loved to be a fly on the wall. Wishing this kicks off years of love, fun and class for you two for a long long time!

Happy for you Wale (and Lola) too…hope to meet you someday!

September 1, 2012 - 11:43 pm

Omo - Totally love the trailer!!!it was really well done! L & W you guys are just so cute…its like a movie only that its really you guys *tear*. I know that he will continue to perfect all that concerns you. xxx

September 1, 2012 - 11:47 pm

Omo - ps.bless the broken road is one of my favorites! great song choices LW

September 7, 2012 - 1:36 pm

Lola and Wale - Thanks guys!
@Nkei… hope to meet you someday too!

October 22, 2012 - 10:43 pm

Tosin Odeyemi - Awwwww congrats you guys!!!!!!! I wish you all the happiness in this world. God bless you guys.
P:S – Lola you looked beautiful……..

October 31, 2012 - 7:40 pm

Diwura - Love it! Beautiful couple!!!

November 20, 2012 - 6:36 am

Buki - oh noooooooooo!!!!!!! nt again *sobsssssssssss*. u both r jst so awesum n beautiful. enjoyd d video clips n d tears frm d bride. God bless u guys. Dnt no u guys bt mehnnnnnn, am evn short of wrds. muaaaaaaaaaaah 2 u. God kip u pple ohhh, pls alwz stand on HIS WORD for inspiratn dnt stop for a min plsssssss. THIS IS LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! i c it, i no it n i evn fil it. lemme jst stop writin cz hmmmm.

August 15, 2013 - 8:20 pm

Lola Carissa Akintola - Awww….loved it! And beautiful picture above too!! I know it’s years after but…..congrats guys!!! :)

Vintage 50.

Happy One Month Anniversary!

It’s been a month already?!?! Wow! Wale and I woke up this morning wondering how a whole month has flown by already; we must be having LOADS of FUN! Weee!!!

Today, we will be kicking off our vendor series by introducing you to the main caterer for our wedding – Vintage 50.

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Wale and I found out about Vintage 50 after we selected our venue – Morven Park. Vintage 50 is the preferred caterer for events at Morven Park. Therefore, we decided to set up a meeting with the owner, Anthony Cavallo. People… Anthony is the bestesttttttt! Excuse my “english”. Not only was the food great but Anthony was extremely helpful. He has a wealth of experience; he gave us all kinds of advice and made very useful suggestions to assist in ensuring the wedding went smoothly. He had worked with Morven Park numerous times before we came along and therefore he knew the ins and outs. After the meeting with Anthony, we were quite positive who we wanted to be our wedding caterer.

As we mentioned in a previous post, having a wedding in a venue with nothing except the actual space is a major production; Vintage 50 had to bring a catering tent to cook all the food; he also had to bring in water as the venue does not provide any water. He basically needed to recreate a kitchen and bring in everything he needed because there was no way to go back and get anything from the actual restaurant. Anthony also assisted in deciding on our Signature Drinks which was an attempt to mimic the famous drink known to most Nigerians – Chapman. We sent him the recipe and wa-la he made it. For people who tasted it at the wedding, we hope it was somewhat close to the real deal. Vintage 50 Restaurant was also where we decided to have our pre-wedding party. Vintage 50 provided appetizers/finger foods for our guests and also served drinks.

Anyway, if you need a caterer and maybe even an event planner (other than myself:-)hehe), definitely consider Anthony and Vintage 50. They use organic food; locally grown produce and meats! For the Nigerians – sorry he does not make Nigerian food. He could try though if given the recipe.

Have an awesome week!

 

July 30, 2012 - 5:25 pm

Temi - Happy one month Anniversary!!!!! :)

July 30, 2012 - 9:58 pm

Elizabeth - 1 month down .. eternity to go …. whoop whoop

July 30, 2012 - 10:51 pm

Duola - Happy 1Monthversary!!!!!

July 31, 2012 - 12:37 am

LP - Congrats guys. 1 month in. Whoop!

August 2, 2012 - 3:18 pm

Lola - Thanks guys!

@majo… yes! that’s our very talented graphic designer who designed our prints. we will have a post about her soon.

November 20, 2012 - 1:37 pm

Pre-wedding party » Lola and Wale - […] pre-wedding party took place at Vintage 50…who also catered the wedding. Our friend, DJ Phemstar kept the music going. And of course Vintage 50 provided the food. We all […]