Monday a la Mode! Grand Opening Sneak peek

Our GRAND OPENING for IJORERE ATELIER was a GRAND success! We can't wait to show you all of the exciting photos and explain the lovely details, but until then we'd like to give you a sneak preview of the fashion on Monday a la Mode. 

Ola's makeup was truly stunning. Crystal Eyez did her makeup and it looked flawless throughout each event. 

The fashion didn't end there. Friends & family arrived in array of colors and beautiful silhouettes. From a cool summer suit to the DJ's choice of wearing suspenders, all of the fashion was one of a kind suave. The events were a hit and so was the fashion! 

Photo Credits: Tarji Michelle Photography & Dare2Dream Photography

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…and may your day be IJORERE, a day that is GRAND!

Come back tomorrow for the full highlights of our 2 day GRAND Soiree! 

Jessica B. 

Whimsical Wednesdays: 5 Whimsical Design Ideas


On this Whimsical Wednesday let's take a look at five super fun ideas for decorating our homes!


1. Colorful Dressers 

Create these effects with some latex paint and tape. Don't be afraid to pick bold colors or playful patterns, the whackier the better.


2. Wall text

Use decals or stencils to create this rich look. Make sure you pick a color that will stand out and a font type that's easy to read and not too busy.



3. Book Wall Paper

Use the yellowed pages from old books to create this vintage effect. Don't forget to use a sealant to fix the pages to the wall.



4. Cocktail Ceiling

Wether it's paper umbrellas or the flowers from a lei, you can create this effect with some hot glue and lots of patience.



5. Wall Decals

Add a personalized touch to your rooms by creating a custom decal in vinyl. Many companies will print the design and the installation can be pretty simple too. 



Carmen E.  – IJORERE Memoirs 
May your day be IJORERE, a day that is GRAND!

Tres Joli Tuesdays: PERU as Color Inspiration

This Tres Joli Tuesdays, we're  featuring another one of our new ADUNI "The Sweetness" collection. Today is all about: PERU!  Based on a sketch by Ola and sprinkled with some of the Peruvian flavor from one of the  IJORERE team member, this bold and rich suite sets a statement that clearly brings sophistication and drama to your GRAND DAY invitations. 

Let's take a look at the process and color inspiration behind PERU…




With this exotic colors and shapes in mind, we can see how many different choices and styles can compliment this set! From jewelry to food, PERU's versatility and charm can be a great starting point for planning and choosing any element for you IJORERE.




Don't waste any time, and buy PERU right here!! You can also schedule a consultation for more ideas!


Carmen E.  – IJORERE Memoirs 
May your day be IJORERE, a day that is GRAND!

Tres Joli Tuesdays: A New Leaf

TitleLocated in Lincoln Park, Chicago, A New Leaf is a gorgeous florist shop/courtyard. It's magical and intimate atmosphere creates the perfect setting for your IJORERE. The tintilating lights, the textures and colors as well as the aromas make this setting a perfect enchanted garden. With a vintage and unique feel, A New Leaf has a style that will mesmerize you and your guests.



Our very own Ola renewed her vows in this tres joli venue. The breathtaking scene served as the perfect backdrop for the heartfelt celebration of her 7th anniversary.


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There are countless ways to incorporate the magic of New Leaf into the theme for you ceremony. Whether it's a wedding, renewal, birthday or anniversary; New Leaf can bring a touch of vintage class and modern eclecticism to you GRAND day!



Carmen E. – IJORERE Memoirs

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

IJORERE The Invitation, Inc.




ButterFridays! ~ Little Boys Euro Flair

Finding fashionable clothing for lil boys are soooo HARD! and it wasn’t until I had a baby boy did this occur to me. I’m sure my friends with baby boys are reading this and saying, “welcome to our world!”. Of course I HAD to go searching for where I can find some decent clothing for boys with an IjoBABY flair! Did I tell you how HARD it is to find anything out there stylish for boys?

I LOVE anything with an European flair! So when I came across Jacadi PARIS, I immediately bookmarked it for JJ’s future use!
Let me know what you think about these adorable pieces from Jacadi PARIS and if you happen to know other places for boys with a unique flair, do share by leaving me a comment or 2!

P.S- I threw in a photo of the stuffed animals from Jacadi, it was too cute I had to share 😉

Ola M. IJORERE Memoirs
IjoBABY adorable couture
Love, Life & IjoBaby

French! I would enjoy dressing up JJ in this lil ensemble.
French Military Coat
Pantone color of the year colored Jean. This one got me excited!
This looks very soft & of good quality
Afrik themed stuffed animals

ButterFridays ~ Baby Leg Warmers ~ IjoBABY Col.1

Welcome to IjoBaby’s 1st column, ButterFridays! ButterFridays is a weekly column on Fridays dedicated to IjoBaby topics. Our Fridays will be dedicated to all things IjoBaby! The idea to call our Friday column, ButterFridays was evoked by our colorfully & adorable  IjoBABY logo!

Butterfly logo + Friday columns = ButterFridays!

ButterFridays! Baby leg warmers
As a mom of three, owner of IJORERE The Invitation, Inc., full time working architect & wife, (Superwoman for short!), I am always scouting for clever creations to make my extremely ongoing busy lifestyle the most manageable as possible. My youngest is crawling now, so of course my eyes are always scouting for delightful items through the different stages of his life.

Baby leg warmers have been out for a while.  They are not only cute lil aesthetic wears but quite functional. Imagine how easy it is to change my baby’s diapers, not having to go through layers of clothing to get to his bum bum! or what a comfort is is to my scattered-brain mind to know that my lil crawler has some protection against hard floor surfaces. I’m sure there are plenty of YOU out there that can relate!

These pairs have become quite popular and BOY (and I mean that literally!) they sure come in handy right now!

My sister crochets so I’ve asked her to make a couple of pairs for my lil man JJ, but check out Knotty Baby Wear on Etsy & Effy Bags for crochet options, also on Etsy.

Your opinions count! Tell us what you think!

Ola M.
Love, Marriage & IjoBABY




Brown & Elephant

Grand Monday IJOREREians!,

Almost 2 weeks ago we announced the arrival of IjoBABY’s website. Within that timeframe, a shower of over 100 LIKES came from facebook!

Thank you so much for all the love received from our NEW IjoBABY fans & our existing IjoBABY family!

It is only befitting to extend back the ‘Shower of love’ you all have given us by presenting you with a very ‘Brown & Elephant’ themed Baby Shower palette board of our very own Ola’s baby boy JJ.

Enjoy & more to come on “Brown & Elephant”.

May your day be IJORERE, A day that is GRAND!
Sierra G. – IJORERE Memoirs

What do you think of our IjoBABY SITE? We welcome ALL feebacks – IjoBABY

Image Credits:

Birth Storybook
Green Elephant
Neutral Nursery
Owl Bookends
Dress up Tie Bibs
Baby with Beige Elephant Shirt
Blue Nursery 
Baby Loafers
Green Chair in Baby Blue Room


Ola’s IjoBABY

I know we’ve been a little quiet lately, but that’s because our very own Ola, CEO of IJORERE The Invitation has been a busy bee! Ola recently gave birth to her 3rd child, a baby boy!

We’re thrilled that Ola’s new baby is here and baby JJ is enjoying the presence of his mom, dad & 2 big sisters. Baby boy JJ was born on March 28th, 2012, weighing in at 5 Ibs 7oz 19in. Baby JJ is such an adorably beautiful baby who is full of joy, winning the hearts of his family.

While Ola is on much needed time off, on maternity leave, we’ve decided to celebrate JJ’s birth by putting together a memoir palette with babies from around the world!

IjoBABY will be launching early this summer & now with the birth of a baby boy, we are singing ♫baby baby baby ohh! We’re THRILLED! Stay updated on our Facebook pages and you’ll find out when IjoBABY goes LIVE!

We wish Ola and her family a heart warming congratulations! Now stayed tuned for a Mother’s Day special!

May your day be IJORERE, A day that is GRAND!
Sierra G. IJORERE ~ Memoirs & Social Media Angel
IJORERE The Invitation, Inc.

Photo Credits
Baby with headband
Baby in basket
Boy with sunglasses
Baby with big eyes
Adorable headband on toddler
Baby crying with dad
Babies eating
Baby with pursed lips
Happy baby
Baby girl eating
Baby in black and white

Mardi Gras!

Royal purples, Canary yellows & Fuchsia! Tis NOT only the month of LOVE but the time to celebrate Mardi Gras! If you are not familiar with this carnival season celebrated in most famous cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Port of Spain, Quebec City, and of course the very well known, New Orleans here in the United States…well you have certainly been out of the loop of something quite exotic & mystical!

Mardi Gras marks an annual carnival celebration and is the French word for ‘Fat Tuesday’, a time to eat richer! This exotic & vibrate carnival is filled with costume & mask wearing, dancing, parades and semi-religious expressions.

IJORERE The Invitation is uniquely known for its exotic colors & luxurious suites, so it only was befitting we create a palette board of Mardi Gras season that shares a likeness to our vivacity! Enjoy our Mardi Gras inspira!

Sierra G. ~ Palette Creator & Social Media Angel
Ola M. ~ Memoirs

“An Intimate Bridal Affair” ~ Glitz Event Design & IJORERE

Happy New Year IJORERE readers! We kick off 2012 with “An Intimate Bridal Affair” in partnership with Glitz Events Design, a luxury event powerhouse.

This January 25th at the Hotel Palomar peruse though our latest one-of- kind collection along with other well known exhibitors!

We will be amongst the elite & fabulous, such as; William Sonoma,Inc., Jenny Yoo, CS Bride Magazine and MORE!

This will be a Couture Event to MISS NOT! See you there!!

Downtown Chicago
Date: January 25, 2012 | Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: Hotel Palomar Chicago | 505 N. State St. | Chicago, IL


An Intimate Bridal Affair™ will include:
Complimentary signature drinks by created by Femme du Coupe & sponsored by Grey Goose, passed hors d’oeuvre by Top Chef Texas Contestant Heather Terhune…Complimentary henna tattoo art by Unnati’Z Art, complimentary makeovers,
sample desserts & truffles by Chicago’s finest…& a preview of bridal fashion and design inspiration.

Couples will explore resources for their wedding such as:
Photography & Videography, Make-up Artists, Entertainment, Stationery, Florists, Jewelry & Accessories & more
while enjoying private consultations with meticulously selected wedding professionals.

Guests who purchase a bridal ticket will receive a luxury tote bag filled with gifts from participating exhibitors and a raffle entry to a Destination Wedding or Honeymoon (location to be announced soon).

Live entertainment by DJ Corey Sanders of Music Masters Entertainment Inc. and The European String Quartet. Live Belly Dance performance and Live illustrations by Rosemary Fanti. For those who want to indulge after the bridal affair, Taquero Fusion’s truck will be parked outside selling their delicious tacos with a Latin twist.

Public House Chicago located at 400 N. State St., Chicago, IL will be hosting an “After Party” for all the guests who attend An Intimate Bridal Affair. All attendees will receive a wrist band at An Intimate Bridal Affair for one free cocktail. MUST BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE WRIST BAND.
Tickets must be purchased before event.
Valet Parking available.

May your day be IJORERE, A day that is GRAND!
Sierra G. l IJORERE Memoirs