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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine Special: Our Wedding Video & Pictures - #Amizzy2016

Happy Valentine's day!!!

Today is a very special day for me because it's my dating anniversary with the love of my life. On this day 8 years ago, Le Boo asked me to officially be his girlfriend and it's been the best decision saying YES to him. You guys have been a part of our love story and after our proposal video and pictures, everyone has been anticipating our wedding video.

I am still unsure how I can thank you all for loving us so much and wishing us so much blessings. People I don't know reach out to me everyday via email and share their joys with me and tell me what hope our relationship has given them. I cannot take the glory because God truly deserves the praise. 




Our wedding was last year September and it was beyond anything I could have imagined. Yes we tried to plan to the best of our abilities, but ultimately, God took over the wedding planning and wedding day. I still owe some people the full details of wedding planning, but time has gone by so much that I honestly don't know where to begin. LOL... Does anybody still care for details?

Most importantly for now though, I'd like to say, wedding planning was fun for me - overall. I pretty much knew everything I wanted and tried my best not to go above our budget. It wasn't easy but all the years of marital "grooming" and marriage seminars I attended reminded me that there was life after the wedding celebration. 



If you're a bride-to-be and you find yourself wishing for things beyond your means, please remember that wedding planning is not a one-size-fits-all thing.  What one person finds as expensive, another considers to be too cheap and thereby worthless. Sit with your partner, put everything on the table and decide what works best for you both. Mummies, daddies, uncles, and aunties will have input regardless of WHO is actually paying for the wedding, but you must remember to honor your elders while still skillfully and prayerfully doing what works best for you and your spouse.

You will discover that weddings can get pretty expensive real quick, especially if you have no prior knowledge of this "industry". I found myself being so confused why venues and certain vendors were so expensive so I did the first thing I felt was wise and hired a wedding planner. Their job is to work within your budget to provide you the closest thing you can get to your dream wedding, and ours delivered beyond my expectation. (Thanks again Jewel if you're reading this).

While it was completely relieving and life changing to have a wedding planner, the Do-It-Yourself-Lady in me still came alive by being an active part in our wedding planning. From bargain shopping to picking my solid girls as bridesmaids so that I won't have any headache, to making my veil and bouquets by myself since I had a vision and wanted to save money. I also took on the role of making sure I kept communication lines open with almost all of our vendors including those I found by myself, those our parents found and those my planner introduced me to. Also, do not feel pressured into hiring vendors that your mind isn't at peace with. I had peace of mind with regards to all of our wedding vendors, and they all delivered above and beyond for us.

Overall, I found favor with everyone because God kept showing up and showing out. Le Boo and I kept God throughout the whole wedding planning and we had a pact to have fun on our wedding day and soak in all the emotions and love from our family, friends and everyone present.


I also would like to add that if you're Nigerian and you have the opportunity to do your traditional wedding, PLEASE DO IT! I initially opted against having a traditional wedding so that we could "join all the money on one day", but I am so glad that my mom and pastor's wives and all my other wonderful mummies convinced me to have a proper traditional Nigerian Wedding. "Ha, Lizzy, this your Le Boo must Dobale ooo"!!! 

The 21st century frugal bride-to-be in my head certainly didn't understand it, but I cannot tell you how much FUN myself and my husband had on that day! Mixing both of our cultures - he's Edo, and I'm yoruba - certainly made us very happy. To top our excitement, seeing the looks on our parent's faces was so worth it. I cried so much tears of joy, danced and loved every part of it!



From Le Boo to Future Grooms: None of it [wedding planning] will make total sense to you and you'll want to question anything costing more than $1, but you cannot stay within that mentality throughout the wedding planning process. Shake it off, discuss finances amongst each other, and support your bride in every way you can because you're happy when she's happy. Pray together at every given opportunity, put God first and make sure to enjoy your wedding day to the best of your ability. DANCE DANCE DANCE.


We would like to thank all of our vendors for their tremendous support and delivering above our expectation. Not one vendor disappointed us, and I am very aware how rare that is. Thanks!

Photographer – Damell Elliot Photography
Videography - d2tography
Wedding planner – Touch of Jewel
Makeup – Flawless Touch Makeover
Asooke's and Couple's Traditional wears - TwentEight02 Asooke
Wedding Decorator – Events By Carlos
Wedding Ceremony and reception: The Villagio Resort
Wedding Cake – Crystals and Cream
Wedding DJ – Deejay Rell
MC – Jedi
Bride’s hair - Platinum Silk Virgin Hair
Bride’s Hair Installation and styling – Jaclyn Irabor Hair Design Studio
Asoebi - 5 Yard Fabrics
Dessert Table - Moe's Desserts
Live Band – Genesis
Catering – Yemsade
Snacks – Tasty Bites
Bridal Jewelry – David Tutera & Zena Accessories
Groom Styling - JprStyling
Invitations and Programs - Bankem Printing
Uplighting - Dj Riz


Without further ado, please view pictures below and enjoy our wedding video!


VIDEO

PHOTO SLIDESHOW (Might require viewing on desktop)


Traditional Wedding  


White Wedding Your comments mean a lot to me, so please leave one. :-)
Till Later,
God Bless.


23 comments :

  1. I love everything about the video,the pictures,the dance,the decorations,the colour combinations,.I mean everything is beautiful.may you live together in happiness and love forever in Jesus name,Amen

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  2. You wedding was sooooo beautiful�� I know you will have an even more beautiful married life. May God continue to bless and keep you both. The love you have is real and rare!

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  3. Awwh that video made my heart happy ❤️❤️❤️

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  4. Awww. So beautiful! Everything was lit! And radiated the true love you both share! ❤️❤️

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  5. You are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful Lizzy. God bless your union.. God will continue to bless your new home Nd you both shall have a fruitful marriage IJMN.. muah

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  6. Dear Lizzy, I know of you but its my first time visiting your blog as redirected from facebook and what a first post to see! I now promise to be a regular follower of your blog.
    As I plan my April wedding myself alongside a full time job, I can relate with meeting and keeping communication lines open with every single vendor! I pray we can share your testimony that not one single vendor disappoints us and that they even went above and beyond our imagination.
    We are having a one-day event but we are definitely making out time for a traditional wedding. Le Boo must Dobale ooo!!! Lol!
    May God continue to bless and keep your home and give you both a friendship and love that never ends!

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  7. Team Snapchat, Team Insta and Team Youtube fam.... Im just here to say for the zillionth time that you made a beautiful bride... i cried too. I love your expression when Amen goes inside your dress ha ha ha.... both video and in photos.

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  8. Beautiful wedding dear. God bless your marriage

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  9. Mrs Lizzy, I really appreciate your kind of person and I can't stop thanking God for bringing Mr Amen your way... I was just smiling while viewing your wedding video, indeed your union is blessed in Jesus name... This time next year, I shall be celebrating Valentine's Day with you and your twins... God bless you always Mr and Mrs and always remember to put God first in all you do... Remain blessed @___meekun on IG

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  10. I'm howling! Too beautiful.... God bless you both.

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  11. This truly made me smile. God truly blesses his own children. May both of you continue to speak the same language of love. May you not lack anything in this world as you have joined together as one under God. I pray that you will be fruitful and your children will be a testimony of Gods love and abundance of Grace on you and Amen's life! It shall always be well with you both

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  12. You guys did great,your deco and every other provisions made was beautiful... I pray for you to always have God smile in you and may your home be filled with joy,peace, greatness, glory,unstoppable praise and in all fruitfulness in joyous places in Jesus mighty name Amen

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  13. God bless ur marriage, ths got me crying

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  14. Wow, you literally have me in tears watching this. God is truly truly amazing. I do believe he will give you back ten times what you have lost. However watching this you have gained so much, and more. I'll wait patiently on my man of God! You inspire me as a single woman .

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  15. Oluwatosin FolorunsoFebruary 16, 2017 at 11:23 AM

    Wao Lizzy the video brought tears to my eyes. I thank God for u and Leeboo. Ur side of the vow was my captured but his hited me so hard. Enjoy the very best of marriage,ur coming together and the blessings and purpose God instituted marriage union. Lots of children running around the house. I wish all that you wish urselves. Urs truly Oluwatosin Folorunso.

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  16. Thank you for making me cry like a baby. This hasn't happened to me in a long time. My prayer for you is that God that has been with you from time will not stop watching over you. God bless your home. Amen.

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  17. I am literarily crying as I type this.your love is beautiful...I wept as he said his vows.. he meant them.from the decor to the photoshoot and dance and fireworks everything was like a dream.I can only pray for a love this beautiful and more.God bless your Union Lizzy

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  18. OMG! This is my 1st time visiting your blog, you had me in the tears....the love you & your hubby share is amazing & so contagious...
    May God's presence never depart from your home
    #whispers# your husband love you die #in pidgin... The beauty in you radiates all around you... Love you & God bless.

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  19. I just cant help the tears mixed with smiles that roll down my eyes anytime i watch your wedding video...my prayer is God bless your home forever..i wanna pray this in yoruba eyan bi esu ko ni ri arin yin...cheers sweets.. Tosin .CA

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  20. Throughout the video, you will be capable to bring back all the important moments of the wedding like the wedding vows, exchange of rings, marching down the passage and numerous more. The joy as well as the opinions of the marriage will all be captured.
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