After years of secretly crushing on Rita, Ephraim finally got Rita to return his calls. She might have played hard to get, but when she got to know him, falling in love was easier than ever before. Their Texas wedding was as elegant as they come. Share their love!
The Only Man for Me
“I was beyond happy when Ephraim proposed,” says Rita, who first began to fall for him when they became instant messenger friends at work. “We had a lot of conversation in our first couple of months and I knew even that early on that he was one for me.”
Rita's father had the honor of escorting her down the aisle. "He has played such a huge role in my life," Rita tells us. "I wouldn't be where I am today without him." The chose to have a live harpist play the traditional "Wedding March" for the big moment.
The happy couple opted for a traditional ceremony beneath the beautiful architecture inside of the Chateau Cocomar. "I wanted to have both the wedding and reception in one venue," says the bride. "I always envisioned getting married inside a huge mansion, so I knew this was the right venue for us."
"The plan was the have an elegant wedding incorporating our Nigerian culture and I think we stuck to the plan," confesses Rita. "I did most of the planning with assistance from Chioma of Dure Events, who also helped with day-of coordination."
“For the reception centerpieces we used Manzanita Tree Branches with golden wooden boxes with hanging globes, and the florals included blush pink and pink-orange flowers," says Rita. "Keisha of Keisha Kreations created each masterpiece."