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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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 


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


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 ~ GRAND Opening highlights!

IJORERE Atelier GRAND Opening

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




Tres Joli Tuesdays: Turtle Bay Naturals


In light of the up-coming opening of our Atelier, we'd love to feature one of our favorite products you will find there: Turtle Bay Naturals. They make a luscious line of products that includes Handcrafted Soaps, Herbal Lotion Bar, Herbal Lip Balms, Bath Bombs, Sugar Scrubs, Shea Butter Bars, Massage Bars, Herbal Salves, Glycerine Soaps. You won't find another brand that can put quality and uniqueness together in the way Turtle bay Naturals does. Get ready to feel transported to the sandy beaches of Hawaii!


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

Tres Joli Tuesdays: Ashabi as Color Inspiration


This Tres Joli Tuesday we felt inspired by one of our new lovely invitations from the Aduni: The Sweetness Collection. Ashabi is a beautiful set inspired by a floral pattern and the soft but regal lavender tonal palette. 



As always, it all begins with Ola's Sketch. With a lot of effort and communication, the Ijorere team then turns her vision into reality. Let's take a look at some other ideas for Ashabi!



From makeup to decor, Ashabi's regal and romantic style can bring character to your GRAND DAY. Remember, The Ijorere Team is available for a consultation and to help you create the perfect event! Don't doubt to give us a call and schedule an appointment!

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







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MYNTRA.com offers our TrueMen the chance to be the dapper men that they are on a daily basis, but with an ethnic flair! Their line MEN ETHNIC WEAR is a fly fusion of  cultural tradition & contemporary styling. MYNTRA offers a wide collection of clothing in varied styles, designs, patterns, fabics, and hues. 

Myntra.com is India's largest online fashion and lifestyle store for men. They also offer apparel and accessories for women and children too! Find apparel, footwear, accessories, and new lines that are always coming out on MYNTRA.

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Here's more about MYNTRA taken from their site:

"You can opt for brands like Fabindia, Souchi, etc. from our ethnic wear for men in India line-up. The Souchi men’s short khadi cotton kurta with a mandarin collar, a buttoned placket, long sleeves and a vented hem is an absolute enticer. The Fabindia men’s maroon woven striped long silk kurta with a mandarin collar, a half buttoned placket, long sleeves and a vented hem is a suave wardrobe asset. The men’s beige Fabindia cotton churidar with a golden sheen, tapered legs, and drawstrings at the waist is an traditional wear necessity. All ethnic wear for men is made with the best quality material, offers faultless fitting, and is long lasting. Be it festivals, weddings, pujas or other traditional celebrations, be prepared with our ethnic wear for men. Besides being an invaluable feel-good item for yourself, our ethnic wear for men aggregation can also bring a smile to the face of your near and dear ones when they are gifted them. Procure a piece of ethnic joy; buy fantastic ethnic wear for men online on Myntra now."

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       Wear an ethnic shirt with slacks or classic blues. Both blue jeans and slac ks never go out of style and they are cool and comfortable during the spring time. 

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

Tres Joli Tuesdays: Candice in Wonderland


At IJORERE The Invitation, we pride ourselves in the quality and innovation of our original, one-of-a-kind designs. This Tres Joli Tuesday we showcase one of the MOST gorgeous and bespoke invitation sets we've created: Candice in Wonderland.

Prepared exclusively for one of our lovely customers, this exquiste Baby Shower invitation was meant to bring the playfulness of one of our favorite childhood past times, Alice in Wonderland.  Let's take a look at the process and inspiration behind this Tres Joli  Set.



Our Alice in Wonderland themed suite is appropriately set up as; a Tea Party with a table covered in romantic china, fluffy cupcakes and strange potions. Pink, yellows and purples; flowers, lace and textured frames. 




Let's make your day a GRAND DAY! Give us a call and we can create a Tres Joli experience for you IJORERE!


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




Tres Joli Tuesdays: Chevron & Ombre for your IJORERE


Our new Aduni: The Sweetness collection features a beautiful line of different, innovative and affordable invitation sets. Today, we want to feature this Tres Joli Set: Ombre Chevron.

Let's take a look at the inspiration behind this one of a kind set and the process of bringing it to live…


Complete Set including: Envelopes, RSVP, Accommodations card and Decorative Sleeve.


Now, let's see what other items we can find to bring this look together; some of this inspiration can be part of your GRAND day!!





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




Tres Joli Tuesdays: Anike as color inspiration


This Tres Joli Tuesdays we're featuring Anike, one of the new shining stars of our Brand New Aduni "The Sweetness" collection. This collection comes from listening to our Grand fans needs, and it offers beautiful, exotic and affordable invitations. Ijorereans have the option to purchase the "base" set for as low as $5 for a five piece suite!!! In addition, you can also customize the invitations by adding one or many of the amazing options available: BLING It, PRESS It, CUT It, LINE It or ADDRESS It. Can you imagine how gorgeous ANIKE would look as a Letterpress card? Or even with some strategically placed laser cuts? Let's take a look at the inspiration behind ANIKE…



Our process starts with a sketch by our Art Director and CEO Ola. As the IJORERE team works on bringing this to life, we try to look at the most innovative and beautiful trends out there, specially to bring color to our creations. Anike has a lovely coral/gold palette that was developed thanks to a pool of diverse inspiration.




Hurry up and pick up this beautiful set! The IJORERE team is ready to make your wedding or celebration a true GRAND DAY!


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