Uwayemen & Reagan’s IJORERE

I'm so excited to share Uwa & Reagan's destination wedding, which took place in the tropics of Puerto Rico! Uwayemen, or Precious, as I liked to call her, contacted me directly regarding her invitations. She wanted an intricate laser cut look without the intricate laser cut price tag. I went to work right away to creatively cut corners for her dream wedding suites.

I did a quick search on etsy and discovered another stationery vendor that sells pre-made lasercut foil dollies…it was the prefect match for what my IjoBride desired. I love it when we invitationers come together to collaborate and not compete, anyway back to my story: once I showed Precious images of the dollies, she absolutely feel in-love. I wasn't surprised when her beau came back again to order more suites, but I must say I was in total awe when I saw photos of her wedding dinner reception, which showcased gold place mats in lieu of chargers. Clearly this must have been inspired from the look of our gold dollies on The Invitation, we designed for Precious. 

A special shout-out to Dure Events on their keen sense in details & successfully incorporating our wedding invitation designs created for Precious & Reagan's IJORERE. 

Without further ado, feast your eyes on gorgeousness! 


IJORERE The Invitation, Inc. 

Photo credits: Claudette Montero . Invitations: IJORERE . Event planners: Dure Events & Akua Events . Table & Menu cards: Isabella Invitations. Venue: La Concha Resort, Puerto Rico. 


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Summer Palette: Green & Yellow

So SUMMER is here! And with this cirtus season in full swing we thought it would be a fabulous idea to showcase a very juicy summer inspiration board sure to quench your visual taste buds! This green & yellow color combo is PERFECT for summer wedding soirees! We've also included our recent feature in INSIDE Weddings 2014 Summer issue! Pick up a copy at newsstands nationwide TODAY and Check us out on page 37. Connect with us for your DREAM invitations!  Photo Credits: Pinterest Stationery design: IJORERE The Invitation, Inc. 

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


Tres Joli Tuesdays! ~ Ade & Andrew’s IJORERE.

Starting on the month of LOVE, February 2013, we will begin a series of daily columns on IJORERE Memoirs! but we just couldn’t WAIT to share this with you, so here is one episode of what we’ve got in store for you on our ‘Very Lovely Tuesdays’…Tres Joli Tuesdays!

Ade & Andrew’s IJORERE
Some of you might not know that IJORERE provides world-wide services. Majority of our clients are out-of-state or out-of-the country. In fact most of our out-of-country clients come from London, England, so a HUGE shout out goes to our ENGLAND couples!

Ade had an endearment for her grandmother. She connected with us some time ago seeking custom suites that reminded her of her grandmother’s wrapper (a casual Ankara bottom piece commonly worn in many parts of Africa). It was obvious that she wanted something vintage and as soon as Ade sent a photo of a piece of her grandma’s “aso oke”, (traditional Yoruba fabric) I almost immediately visualized what I would have my team create for her.

We get clients with the same popular colors and alas! have no choose in the matter but to work with what we’ve got. However, when Ade told us her colors were olive, teal, cranberry pink and yellow gold, I was immensely rattled up with excitement. FINALLY, a uniquely different color palette!

Ade recently shared her IJORERE with us and here are our favorites visuals!

Wedding Venue: St Andrew’s Church, Headington
Reception Venue: Worton Park Farm, Cassington
Bridal attire: Mesomu
Bridal jewelry: Earrings (something borrowed) & Crystal Bridal Accessories
Photography: Franklyn Lane Films
Cinematographer: Franklyn Lane Films
Florist: DIY by the Bride & friends
Music: 4 Seasons Band
DJ: DJ Preston
Invitation: IJORERE The Invitation, Inc.
Custom Map Calligraphy: DB Lettering
Vintage Invitation Photos: Tarji Michelle Photography

The Smiling Groom
The Bride’s bouquet was a DIY project & made with brooches.
Happy Couple
Aso Oke pattern ~ Inspiration for our Belly Ban Laser cut design
See the same patterns & details in the cake

Invitation Suite
Custom Calligraphy Map ~ Calligraphy by Dena Bellows
The Invitation

Thanks Ade & Andrew. May each passing & growing day together be abundant in GRAND moments!

Ola M.  ~ IJORERE Memoirs
IJORERE The Invitation, Inc.


IJORERE The Invitation, Inc. BOOSTS up the Economy!

IJORERE The Invitation, Inc. BOOSTS up the economy!

I realize it’s hard to believe that an upscale invitation company like ours could actually contribute significantly to the community…but we DO!

Let’s go through the process of how this happens for a second. To date we have created over 1200 invitations just for one client alone, if you know Nigerians and/or Indians, you KNOW 1200 invites are quite the norm! LOL.

As each guest receives our fabulously designed invitation like no other… the magic begins!

Our client’s guests are so in awe and they think: WOW! If ‘The Invitation’ looks this fabulous, this GRAND event would be like no other…certainly not one to miss! And thus a dash to look for the most stunning outfits and accessories to match such an upscale invitation! Voila! just like that, what seem like one simple move to inviting a guest to a wedding instantly creates a frenzy to get the Grandest wear, accessories & shoes to fit that Grand Occassion….we are undoubtedly boosting up the apparel & accessories industry 🙂

It’s been a CRAZY yet GRAND summer, and we thought we would share what we have been up to! DO enjoy this inspiration board that highlights our recent invitations.

IJORERE consistently is boosting up the economy and we encourage YOU to go out and find that perfect accessory and more to match “The Invitation” we know you ADORE!

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

Photo Credits:

Nail Polish via Cupcakes and Cashmere

Pink and Purple Emsemble via Pinterest

Orange, Pink, and Purple Cloud Dresses via Wolf and Willow Blog

Two Ladies with Purple and Pink Outfits via Bright, Bold, and Beautiful

Balloons and Fashion Outfit via Nasty Gal

Orange and Yellow Head Wrap and Jewelry via Pinterest

Tory Burch Shoes

Purple Pants and Orange Pumps via Cape Cod Collegiate

Geometric Necklace found on WANELO

Yellow, Purple, and Pink Baskets via Journey of Loveliness



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.




Dr. Tonya & Dr. James IJORERE

Hello IJORERE readers! We are officially kicking off this month of LOVE… February, with our very gorgeous REAL Wedding Series.

Introducing  Tonya and James American-Caribbean style fairytale IJORERE. Their fairy tale wedding took place on the lush grounds of Oheka Castle on a New York Island. Both are doctors and wanted us to create luxurious suites that conveyed their quiet yet unforgettable bond. Their wedding colors were pretty shades of mauve, champagne and mocha. And we especially LOVED their mix of their Jamaican heritage & all American wedding theme. It was such a delight to take our imagination where ever we wanted…indeed you could say this was a fairytale dream come true for us at IJORERE!  Enjoy the visuals and don’t forget to click on the bonus trailer to drink in the hints of Ijorere accents & Ooohh! wonderful music memories…throwbacks of the 90’s and early 2000’s!

Photography ~ Lilian Hader
Cinematographer ~ Kiss The Bride Films
Flowers & Decor ~ Wedded Luxe
Couture Stationary – IJORERE  The Invitation,Inc.
D.J ~ DJ Kaos The Main Event
Rentals ~ Ruth Fischl High End Rental

Tonya in her beautiful wedding gown…


THE INVITATION ~ Included an embossed suite with individually placed sequin to add a new method of adding bling. The flip side included a gate-fold pocket enclosure with their custom map, directions card, accommodations card, a response card along with custom stamps.


We LOVE their Caribbean mix!

BONUS Trailer!

Tonya & James from Kiss The Bride Films on Vimeo.

A special thank you to Deniesha Joseph of Wedded Luxe whom knew the right place to come to for Dr. T & Dr. J’s wedding suites. We hope to work with D again!

Dr. Tonya & Dr. James, thank you for allowing us to be of service to you both on your GRAND event, we wish you nothing but the sweetest things in life.

And this beautiful Nubian fairytale couple, lived  happily ever after!…

May your day be IJORERE, A day that is GRAND!
Ola M. & Sierra G. ~ IJORERE Memoirs


Sweets & Bliss, The Unveiling of IJORERE The Invitation!

IJS-98_2While we are BEYOND excited for what the new year holds for IJORERE The Invitation, we can’t help but to tell you about IJORERE’s very own and very special event that took place just before the holidays!


The unveiling of IJORERE The Invitation was a high-end, intimate evening that took place at a cozy stationery & pen shop located in charming downtown Barrington IL.  IJORERE’s creative director and owner, Ola, worked diligently to create this exquisite event that gathered event planners, Barrington’s affluent socialites and a few of IJORERE’s most loyal supporters.


With the goal in mind of “quality, NOT quantity” these hand-picked honored guests enjoyed a night of sweets and bliss!  Sipping on fine wine and enjoying delicious delicacies as they perused through the fabulous displays of IJORERE’s custom wedding suites . Attendees were also able to feast their eyes on sneak peeks of  IJOBABY’s latest additions!

Enjoy viewing the highlights of this SPLENDID IJORERE!



Stunning silk ribbons complete the look of these IJORERE custom programs for Crystal & MuradIJS-21


Ola and her Uber Elegant suites!





Ola’s very own IJORERE invitations created for her special 10.10.10 7 year wedding anniversary celebration!


Calligraphy By Annie of Pretty Mail Calligraphy!
Mmmmm...Guests were treated to these intricately designed delicacies!


Of course sweet treats MUST accompany such a sweet announcement!

Adorably Yummy! Our IjoBaby announcements
Adorably Yummy!


A mom-to-be looks at our baby, Queen Jessica & need-less to say, She booked us & we are currently working on her baby shower Invites!


Calligraphy demonstration by one of Ola's favorite Calligraphers, Dena Bellows!
Calligraphy samples where given out to all of Ola's attendees. Exquisite!





Ola delights in the custom invitations with guests!




Already thinking about next month’s sweet emphasis on LOVE?  February 14 will be here before you know it and planning ahead to make this lovely day even MORE special will capture the essence of how you feel about your loved ones!  Stay tuned for a special launch on the month of LOVE  by IJORERE The Invitation!

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

Allie Coyle . IJORERE Memoir Writer




2010 Favorite Visuals.What’s coming in 2011 & Discount of the year!!

What an UNBELIEVABLY FABULOUS year for IJORERE The Invitation!

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From the launch of IjoBABY to IJORERE owner, Ola’s intimate 7th year anniversary to stunning weddings- IJORERE has had a full & EXCITING year!  And we’re just getting started!!!

Ola recounts her greatest highlights of this year; when she got called upon to work along side David Tutera’s team on Carrie & Ajay’s entire luxury suites, throwing a lavish 60th birthday extravaganza for her mom on the 4th of July!, the launch of a new baby line, IjoBABY and the Unveiling of IJORERE The Invitation, the debut of her new collection which showcased in downtown Barrington.

All though her loaded schedule as a full time Architect, a mother of 2 adorable girls, an invitation designer extraordinaire AND juggling all her summer clients Ola was also preparing and some how managed to achieve a marvelously planned renewal of her vows to her husband of 7 years, of which by the way got featured on The Bride’s Cafe and Chocolate Brides WOW!, talk about being BUSY!

For 2011, Ola is mostly looking forward to the growth of IjoBABY; which boasts ADORABLE custom baby invitations & more, her FABULOUS upcoming Valentine’s Day Special, AND her NEW recession-friendly line of invitations- ideal for today’s frugal clients….YAAY!!

We’ll talk more about our Val Day Special in the beginning of the year, as the month of LOVE approaches, but for now let’s just say that what we have in store is beyond the norms of just chocolate & roses and will leave your LOVER SPEECHLESS!  

For your viewing pleasure, feast your eyes on our  FAVORITE shots of 2010, then mosey on down to our SPECIAL OFFER OF THE YEAR!!!!!!!!



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The 60th birthday celebration of Ola’s mother!60th B Day Extravaganza

The life of Ola’s mother…. at 18 and at 60!  Ola notes that her mother is as beautiful 40 years later and hopes to echo her grace and beauty!life of my mom

The stunning 10.10.10 Ijorere Invitations!  It must be great to have a vision in your mind of exactly what you want for your special day and be able to carry it out!  Lovely Ola!!The Invitation 10.10.10


What a cutie!!  So adorable and the vibrant purple touches throughout looked beautiful! This is Ola’s 1st born…Z.Z my daughter

Ola at her 7th Anniversary IJORERE on 10.10.10 with her husband and adorable youngest daughter, Nai.Caught Naturally in laughter w Nai our youngest

Ta Da! Saving the very BEST of this year for LAST, Our IJORERE discount of the YEAR! 20% off your wedding or grand event…but HURRY! This offer will not last forever!  Contact Ola TODAY !sale
We hope you’ve enjoyed our recap of 2010!  Thank YOU for your tremendous support & love- IJORERE The Invitation has felt it and we appreciate you!  We can’t tell you how EXCITED we are for the NEW YEAR!  Stay tuned for all of our new endeavors and as we continue to make IJORERE The Invitation your source for contemporary, BOLD & exotic papery!

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

Allie Coyle . IJORERE Memoir Writer

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A Vibrant & Traditional Indian Wedding – Vinnie & Amish

_PBH2175We hope you enjoyed last week’s beautiful entry about our Ijorere fusion wedding in which we custom designed nearly every portion of Carrie and Ajay’s Oh-So-Grand day!

This week, we wanted to pull from the Indian inspiration of our last post and bring to you, our beloved Ijorere readers, an authentic modern Indian wedding!


Vinnie and Amish were referred by previous Ijorere clients Helen & Fola. Helen was so impressed with the stunning custom destination wedding suites designed by Ola for her wedding, that she knew just the person to call to come through with something extra special for her dear friend Vinnie!  Ola was given merely the guest names and colors of Vinnie’s wedding and the creative juices began flowing!


The custom Ijorere place cards, designed by Ola based strictly on instinct, blended PERFECTLY with the colors and theme of the rest of the wedding! Stunning lemon yellow, citrus orange and lime green colors brought out the reception rooms’ decor and made the place cards POP!  This vibrant day was an ideal blend of traditional Indian heritage and modern Indian culture and, of course, Ijorere The Invitation was honored to be a part of Vinnie and Amish’s IJORERE!  Take a look!






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How can we not LOVE such a fun and energetic couple?!  Ijorere The Invitation was thrilled to match their vibrant personalities for their IJORERE!

Vinnie, although we were not a prominent feature on your Ijorere, we thank you tremendously for sharing these wonderful visuals of yours!

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

Allie Coyle . Ijorere Memoir Writer

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The WOW! Factor . Carrie & Ajay’s IJORERE


Imagine entering this stunning venue, Skyline Studios in New York, Every room & floor was a new experience discovered! Carrie was passionate about creating an atmosphere that infused Ajay’s Indian heritage with her creative taste, so they called on famed wedding planner, David Tutera to breathe inspiration into their wedding. (Yes- THE David Tutera of WE’s My Fair Wedding and event designer to the Hollywood elite!)

0689_092510_MewhaFuchsia, Mandarin orange, Canary yellow and Snow white colors danced through every element of the first floor ceremony which instantly drew you into India’s rich and vibrant culture. Rows of white canvas couches created a semi-circle around the mandap while stately columns were adorned with brightly colored flowers. Incense filled the air while the music of the Indian Bansuri flute set the tone. Following the traditional Indian wedding ceremony, guests moved to the second level where the Christian ceremony was held.

The second level made you feel as though you were stepping into an enchanted garden, Mmmmmmm….Sod covered the floor and the columns were wrapped in vines. Wisteria vines made up the alter while hanging vines and white flowers hung overhead. Ijorere’s beautiful oval escort cards hung from the vines like fruits off a tree along the back wall and guests were able to “pluck”  their names from this organic arrangement as the move to the next experience. This traditional ceremony featured a string ensemble and the romance of a serene outdoor/indoor space.

Venturing up to the rooftop deck with New York Skyline view, guests were awestruck by the magnitude of elegance and style. IJORERE created stunning personalized translucent menus that were placed at each setting with hand picked onyx pebble stones placed on top of each menu, a clean, fresh and Zen-like experience. This rooftop dinner featured chandelier inspired, crystal candelabras that created a soft glow for guests and black pashminas were given to every lady guest, keeping them warm for this September soiree.

After dinner, friends and family made their way to the first level which had been converted into an intimate after party lounge lit by RED lights. A DJ, two large bars, a white cake with red flowers and white & black damask furniture created a completely different environment. What a perfect ending to such a spectacular evening!


The custom wedding invitations were like none other! and IJORERE’s owner Ola brought forth one brilliantly innovative idea after the next!

Carrie’s one of a kind invitations were created as enlongated horizontal cards with four layers, mindfully revealing each one of Carrie’s 4 main colors. Akiyo designed the exotic henna motif which was embossed and flowed in continuation from one card to the next. This meticulous invitation required much detailed attention, every move had to be precise and each invitation was hand sewn into perfect place. Engraved cherry wooden boxes held each custom wedding invitation and guests were in absolute awe upon receiving The Invitation. View our previous reviews from our David Tutera Bride blog in which Carrie shared with us their reactions!

Save the dates, the Indian and Christian wedding ceremony programs, the eight question album cards, translucent table cards and thank you cards all showcased IJORERE’s capabilities! We could go on, but IJORERE thinks pictures are the best way to give a small glimpse into this fabulous wedding! Enjoy these photographs taken by award winning photographer Susan Stripling!

Wedding and reception : Skylight West
Event design : David Tutera
Bridal attire : Oscar de la renta and Rene Caovilla
Bridal jewelry : J Scott private jewels
Photography : Susan Stripling
Videography : Ray Roman
Catering : Sonnier and Castle
Mehndi & Henna motif design: Luxe Glow
Invitations . Paperies . Wooden boxes : IJORERE The Invitation






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Carrie is ridiculously Gorgeous!!!
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Cake & New Yorkers roof top Soiree
STUNNING!! Oui! Oui! IJORERE The Invitation felt honored to have a strong presence at such a beyond high end event! You may be wonder how we got connected to be such an integral part of this IJORERE, Thank goodness to Carrie who found us simply by googling “unique exotic invitations” she immediately requested our very own Ola-Tokunbo’s genius expertises! Of course getting to work with Carrie, a former Miss USA pagent and celebrity planner David Tutera was something IJORERE The Invitation HAD to be a part of! ;~)

We’d LOVE your feedback- what was your favorite scene from this wedding? Let us know!
May your day be IJORERE, a day that is GRAND!
Allie Coyle . IJORERE Memoir Writer

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