REAL Wedding Omni & Brandon’s IJORERE

As soon as Omni told me she wanted to get married on 12.13.14, I knew this was a GRAND day to be a part of! After all, when will we ever have a unique date like that again? We gave you a sneak peek a few days ago of this beautiful winter wedding at our event space, Ola la! IJORERE, and FINALLY we have hightlights of their IJORERE to share. 

We wish Omni & Brandon a long lasting union filled with love & laughter. Thank you Omni for sharing your GRAND day with us! 

Photography: Jorelle Gates Photography

Event Venue: Ola la! IJORERE 

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Eclectic Luxury bridal Campaign

My concept: Eclectic Luxury. I love an unusual mix of vintage, contemporary with a cup of European flair. I especially go for ideas one wouldn't think could work together so beautifully. I picked out an emerald green patterned African batik fabric, known as ankara as my table runner and headed to Macy's to purchase mixed match sets of dinnerware for my tablescape. I envisioned vibrant multicultural colors that would appeal to the majority, and came up with shades of emerald green, turquoise, different hues of pink and antique gold as my accent colors. 

My goal:  It was important to entice my audience, and re-introduce Ola la for its intended use; a luxurious and intimate space suitable for weddings, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and more. I also really wanted to feature the beautiful backdrops offered in the very quaint & historic city where my venue resides, downtown Elgin. 

The date was Sunday, July 27th. I wanted it to be a sunset shoot, so we waiting till evening as the sun went down, it was so romantic.  

We had five models, two editorial stylists & make up artists, a floral head piece designer, two professional photographers, a calligrapher, a painter, a florist, bridal wear (all hand picked by moi), and Stephanie, my wonderful cake lady. Jorelle surprised us with a video trailer he had created during our bridal preps, check it out! – Behind the Scenes

Everyone was in high spirit, working diligently to showcase their talents, excited for the outcome. It took about three months of coordination, to make this all happen to my heart's delight. And what an accomplishment! The end results, was everything I envisioned and more. Pure Perfection!…see for yourself. 

I want to express my sincere gratitude to my preferred & most trusted vendors below, and the models for joyfully participating in this first luxury bridal shoot. There will be more GRAND editorials to come. Thank you so much. 

Photo credits: Tarji Michelle Photography
Photo credits: Jorelle Gates Photography

HMUA: Mitchell Christopher Salon & Courtney Mathias
Floral Hair pieces: Jennifer Cashin McDonnell

Cake: Cake, Cookies & Candy
Wedding gowns: Complete Bridal
Floral: Everything Floral LLC

Models: Alexa Hinleman, Madeline Moeller, Terrin Ashton, Laura Martinez, & Arnela Karabegovi

Stationery: IJORERE The Invitation Calligraphy: Danielle Laporta
Venue: Ola la! IJORERE Vision & Coordination:  Ola Morin-Muhammed 

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EDITORIAL COLLAGE 2May your day be IJORERE, a day that is GRAND! www.ijorere.com

Brit and Rex IJORERE

Hello IJORERE readers! Last month we started the month with a BANG! posting on LOVE and began our gorgeous REAL Wedding Series. This month, just in time for SPRING, we'd like to introduce to you Brit and Rex's Vintage-tale IJORERE.

Britanie called us up after seeing our Summer feature in INSIDE WEDDINGS Magazine. She LOVED our Fusion couture piece soooo much she wanted exactly the same suite in her theme & colors. Our Fusion Suite for Carrie & Ajay was a FAARI Couture collection which featured an embossed set, hand-stitched introducing 4 main bridal colors placed in our signature IJORERE wooden luxury box.

Britanie wanted something within a Shoge Signature collection price-line, so we used silk textured European card stock and envelopes to substitute for an emboss & luxury box. The intent was to still keep her suites couture for a fraction of the price! The results was just as stunning and Brit was beyond ecstatic!

Enjoy this modern-vintage wedding and tell us what you think! Britanie & Rex, thank you for honoring us with the opportunity to make your day GRAND! 🙂
May your day be IJORERE, A day that is GRAND!
Ola M. & Sierra G. ~ IJORERE Memoirs

Wedding Colors ~ Turquoise, Champagne & Cocoa
Photography ~ Thia Konig Photography
Event planner, Flowers & Decor ~ Taylor Sturges of Taylor’d Events.
Couture Stationary – IJORERE The Invitation,Inc.
D.J ~ Lenny Joseph
Dress & Shoe ~ Martina Liana/Jimmy Choo.

 

 

A Starbucks experience LOVE story ~ 2nd time around

We’d like to tell you about our IJORERE couple’s Starbucks experience. Every time we think about it we swoon and we think you will too!

Imagine an ordinary evening meeting with a business client at a Starbucks coffee shop. She walks in all suited up for business and awaits her client when she notices a gentleman making glances her way. She smiles and he smiles and it would seem that was that. When her client arrives she is surprised to discover that her client so happens to know this dashing gentleman!

What happened next was an introduction by the client between two people named Christy and Dr. James. Perhaps it was the coffee aroma that brought on the sparks. Whatever it was, a love story was in the making and there was a wonderful connection that would turn into a life time love affair.

Before this romantic Starbucks experience both individuals went through their share of hard times. James had lost his wife and Christy had been in a marriage that didn’t work out, but how sweet it is the "2nd time around!!"

These couples were un-bashful romantics! They LOVED our signature LOVE letters in a wooden box idea and decided to write out their feelings in calligraphy to exchange right before Christy walked down the aisle.

And don’t think for a second that men can’t be romantic. Dr. James actually wrote an 8 page love letter to Christy while Christy wrote 5 pages to him thinking she would easily out do him!

Our gorgeous double inspiration board below shows our “could-have-been–Starbuck-coffee-concept” and final concept showing a Coffee aroma motif.

You can purchase this Coffee Aroma set under our Aduni Collection.
Mmmmmm, do you smell the Coffee Aroma yet?

…A special thanks to John of John Dart Photography for capturing Christy's & Dr. James splendid wedding details.

Stationery & LOVE Letters by IJORERE The Invitation, Inc. 

 

May your day be IJORERE, A day that is GRAND!

Sierra G. IJORERE Memoirs & Social Media Angel


Helen & Fola’s IJORERE

Happy Thursday everyone! I must admit…this was my most Sexiest & Favorite! Wedding Suites to hand-craft. Ijorere's destination bride gave me the liberty to create super sweet invites without any restrictions or limitations. My creative juices seriously “Runneth Over”! as my destination bride went all out making a lasting impression!
This Love IS "A TRUE love meant to LAST…"

Custom Menus by Ijorere
Custom Menus by Ijorere
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Place cardtags w/ satin jasper ribbons Courtesy of Ijorere
The cake
The cake
The Groom
The Groom
The Beautiful Bride
The Beautiful Bride
Happiness
Happiness
Accents
Accents
Playful love
Playful love
I'm Yours...if you can catch me!
I'm Yours...if you can catch me!
Love
Love
Bonnie & Clyde
Bonnie & Clyde
Silver Silk box Jasper & Orange beads
Silver Silk box Jasper & Orange beads
black pearl & orange silk flower accents
black pearl & orange silk flower accents
THE INVITATION
THE INVITATION

Helen, thanks for allowing me to create your wedding stationery…it was truly a pleasure and thank you for sharing your Ijorere with me. All professional shots courtesy of Bedazzled Photography. Ayesha of Bedazzled Photography…Girl! you ROCK! I didn't even miss a beat! with Your excellent design eye for capturing "The Details" Check out Bedazzled Photography!