MADIVAS WEDDING PRESENTS: FUNMI AND RYAN WEDDING SHOOTS

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Funmi and Ryan had their beautiful wedding in Florida, they met on a flight, they began talking immediately they met and they found out that they had somethings in common. Ryan and Funmi  exchanged numbers and became real friends afterwards. The bride, Funmi is half Nigerian/Ghanaian while the Groom, Ryan is an American. Check stunning photos from the classy wedding below.

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The bride shoe

The bride shoe

The Bride and her friends

The Bride and her friends

Funmi talks about how culture incorporated in her wedding

Ryan is Caucasian American and I’m half Nigerian/Ghanaian. My African heritage is important to us both. Ryan embraces my culture, which is one of the reasons I love him so much. We did the Western wedding ceremony with his Hugo Boss suit and my Lazaro gown at the Coral Gables Congregational Church and then during our reception we changed into our traditional Nigerian wear along with some of our friends and family. It’s tradition to invite close friends and family to wear a chosen lace which each person had made in the style of their choice during the reception. Ryan and I came out in a different lace just for the bride and groom. We came out in a processional with a few of our wedding party and family where we did the traditional money dance. Guests join us on the dance floor and ‘spray’ us with cash for our wedding gift or just to show us support in the beginning of our lives together. This is a traditional dance that occurs in Nigerian weddings.

The Groom

The Groom

Funmi and her classy girls

Funmi and her classy girls

The wedding cake

The wedding cake

Their Traditional Wedding Photos

The Couple In blue traditional attire

The Couple In blue traditional attire

Glam

Glam

The bride has this advise for intending brides.….

There are a lot of little things I could suggest but here are the 2 I think will make a big difference in any brides day. Regardless of your budget or size of your wedding I think one of the best decisions we made was deciding to hire a wedding planner. People tend to think that’s a luxury but Ryan and I are two working professionals and we didn’t have the time or experience to pull off such an event so we decided that investment was more important than even our flower budget. We met and researched a few before deciding because we needed to know our planner understood our vision and could deliver day of wedding. Lastly, the bride and grown should get a good nights rest. Our wedding was a destination wedding so we had a lot of friends and family to entertain but after our rehearsal dinner we should have called it an early night. We were so excited that we both didn’t sleep until past midnight so the morning of the wedding we were both tired. It’s important to be well rested because it happens so quickly. Once in a lifetime event and sleep is your best tool to feel your best day of.

Photocredit: Ambrosio Photography.

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