About IJORERE Inc.
For thousands of years the exotic colors of the peacock has stood as a symbol of Luxury, Beauty & Pride. And just as this intriguing bird mesmerizes you with its brilliantly vibrant feathers, IJORERE captivates your eyes with an array of imaginative designs.
IJORERE, Inc. Pronounced E-Jaw-Ray-Ray and derived from a Yoruba-Nigerian meaning, Ijo Rere is 2 words made one. ‘Ijo’ means Day and ‘Rere’ means Grand. IJORERE sums up how your special occasion should be, GRAND. IJORERE is the very first stationery company that began using a popular African fabric known as “ankara” (Batik) on paper. This signature design catapulted IJORERE’s popularity worldwide, especially amongst the west African diaspora.
Our event venue, Ola’ la’! IJORERE offers about 2,000 square feet of eclectic luxury suitable for engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, intimate weddings, baby & bridal showers, and more.
Your day comes but once in a life time, shouldn’t it be IJORERE… a day that is GRAND?
Architect . Stationer . Magic Maker . Ola wear many hats, each more beautiful than the last. She established IJORERE The Invitation, Inc. June 2008. Her architectural expertise is evident in the unconventional approaches to her designs. Done with such precision, it is this background that sets IJORERE designs apart from the rest. Ola’s creative sensibilities don’t simply herald GRAND occasions, her designs are works of art.
Over the years, Ola has garnered accolades in the media, including from the likes of NBC, WCIU, Entrepreneur Magazine, INSIDE Weddings, BellaNaija, Munaluchi Bridal, Green Wedding Shoes, Chicago Style Weddings and more. She also has designed for A list celebrities of the industry; a few we’re able to mention are Louis Carr of BET, David Tutera of My fair weddings, and the weddings of NFL players; Nicholas Perry, and Michael Daniels.
Never idle, Ola took IJORERE to a higher level in May of 2013. She left her 20-year career in the design & construction industry and designed/opened her event venue, Ola’ la’! IJORERE.
“Ola says her life story is one that is ever shaped by culture, by geography and by a God-given eye for unique design. Her burgeoning enterprise is the result of a directed path, a drive to see her creative vision brought to life and the realization that limits are often an illusion.”
Ola Morin-Muhammed resides in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois with her husband and three children.
Michele Golembiewski Senior Designer & branding expert Michele LOVES design–she gets excited about seeing an idea come to life. The ideas are always swimming in her head! And as a busy mother of a beautiful little ballerina and a very active little guy, she finds inspiration for creative ideas everywhere!
Carmen Zagazeta Junior Graphic Designer Carmen Zagazeta is a designer, writer, photographer and technology enthusiast. She loves to spend time with her husband and two cats. Originally from Lima, Peru; she’s been living in the US for five years and loves to learn about different cultures and perspectives. She’s passionate about great design, traveling, playing the guitar and flute, singing and writing fiction stories.
Bumper Krop. IJORERE Web Development Team Jen & Meredith, owners of Bumper Krop. serve as IJORERE’s web development team. They are responsible for the development and upkeep of the IJORERE website. They both love design (of course!) as well as spending time with their children and family.