The theme for Peyton’s second birthday party came organically. She was born at only 6 months and had to endure the NICU and heart surgery – something a baby should never have to face. But because Peyton is a warrior, she’s prevailed and then some. She’s strong, and she’s bold, and naturally, her Enchanted Garden perfectly represented that truth.
Black is not a color that is traditionally used in weddings, but Pamela Williams, of Pamela Williams Photography, did not shy away from using black in unexpected places for her first styled wedding shoot of the year. “The concept of this shoot was to be different. I wanted something very out of the ordinary,” she said. The color story for this shoot was black and red, with touches of gold. Right away, Pamela knew the couple that she wanted to be a part of this story. Alexis Thomas and Charles Bass III, had been married since May 2011, but had never had a wedding. What would be more perfect than giving them “wedding photos” that they would be able to cherish for their lifetime?
In 2015, Tameka decided to surprise her mate, Dwayne, with a trip to the Dominican Republic commemorating his 40th birthday. But, unbeknownst to her, Dwayne’s birthday would not be the only cause for celebration. At the resort, Tameka arranged an intimate dinner for two on the beach. She and Dwayne followed a candlelit path along the sand to their table, where a mariachi band played a vibrant rendition of “Happy Birthday.” The two of them delighted in the experience, enjoying each other’s company.
When photographer Chip Dizard was presented with the opportunity to capture a company dinner, he didn’t realize the magnitude of what was in store. The company had a strict vision for the evening: something professional without being stuffy – something elegant without being boring. From the decor to the menu to the venue itself, there wasn’t a single box left unchecked.
The term Black Girl Magic is used to celebrate the beauty, power, resilience and accomplishments of Black women and Dr. Therese Morrison found a way to do just that with her Black Girl Magic themed birthday and graduation celebration. However, disaster threatened to strike when the dress that she ordered to reflect her theme, was a total fail. Luckily, five days before the event, she found the perfect dress! It was an off the shoulder, rose gold sequined dress that seamlessly complimented the white and metallic color palette of the event. “There’s nothing more magical than a little sequin and lots of sparkle, to evoke a whimsical feeling for the guests, and I believe it did just that,” she explained.
If it’s possible for a person to be dubbed King of Birthdays, Maven Davis is currently wearing, protecting and absolutely owning the crown. At only 3 years old, his birthday party aptly nicknamed “Maven’s LegoLand” was full of more excitement, adventure and toddler-sized bounce houses than you can imagine.
With an occupation like “Vice President of Entertainment,” one would expect Monique Sebastian to truly bring it for her fabulous 40th birthday celebration. The wife and mom, totally lived up to any expectations guests may have had for her extravagant masquerade themed bash. From the second partygoers hit the door they were greeted with an explosion of color, exquisite decor and of course mind blowing entertainment. “We went with aerialists, contortionists and stilt walkers. My guests were intrigued and entertained by the exotic vignettes at every turn. We were so detailed, we even selected the bronzed and buff models that served my signature cocktails,” Monique said. It wasn’t just the hired acts that thrilled guests. The guest of honor’s son a.k.a. mini “Bruno Mars” (they really do resemble!) gave a surprise performance of some of the artist’s chart topping hits. “It was my biggest shock of the day! I was blown away by his detailed choreography and singing,” the proud mom said.
For Atalia’s Bridal Shower, K. Barner Events’ main objective was to go for that wow factor. The shower was a feminine and elegant affair for the 60 guests that gathered at the Liberty House Restaurant. When it comes to designing Bridal Showers, Kisha from K. Barner Events wants to leave guests saying, “If THIS was the shower, I cannot wait to see the wedding!”
Everyone has heard the adage, “it takes a village to raise a child,” but no one could envision an African village quite like actress and singer-songwriter Naturi Naughton’s “it takes a village” themed baby shower. With Caribbean roots flowing through her veins, a typical jungle theme with cartoon characters just wouldn’t do for the mother to be. “I wanted something different. I wanted something that was more realistic, unlike the usual animation jungle characters,” Naturi said.
The love story between Sade Teyibo and Ayo Agbeluyi started when the two were just children. They met in middle school and quickly became sweethearts, but lost contact as they got older. Sade, the free spirit, moved off to New York City to pursue her dreams in the fashion industry while Ayo took the safer route entering graduate school in Scotland. But as fate would have it the two reconnected and in 2017 they got engaged while vacationing in Abu Dhabi. “We were enjoying drinks at the champagne bar with another couple who had been married for 20 years when suddenly Ayo got on his knees to propose,” Sade explained.
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