Leon & Ito transformed their property for the roaring 20's inspired wedding of their dreams! The began their celebration with a Nigerian wedding style rehearsal dinner. The whole wedding party and guests (myself included!) wore gorgeous Aso Ebi outfits with patterns selected specifically by the couple. Leon & Ito opted for gorgeous celebratory coral outfits (Ito's favorite color).

The next day began peacefully and I got to take in every thoughtful detail of their day. From custom shoes for Leon- the exact percentage of blue was calculated- to the gorgeous custom Kim Kassas Couture wedding dress for Ito- every single part of their wedding was thoughtful, elegant, and excellent. Scroll through to look through the images and be sure to check out all the amazing wedding vendors listed at the bottom.

Also, this wedding story was featured on VOGUE so be sure to check it out there too <3

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Full Credits

WEDDING PLANNING: Grace Leisure Events, @graceleisureevents http://www.graceleisureevents.com/

Styling: Christina Pacelli, @christinajpacelli http://www.christinapacelli.com/

Ito Aghayere Hair: Dionna Owens, @sewnatural

Leon Hendrix III Hair: Sharkera Royster, @919Kera

Ito Aghayere Wedding Makeup: Kristi Martinson, @winkhairandmakeup https://www.winkhairandmakeup.com/

Ito Aghayere Nigerian Ceremony Makeup: Tiwa Lawrence, @tiwalawrence http://www.tiwalawrence.com/

Wedding Dress: Kim Kassas Couture, @kimkassascouture http://kimkassascouture.com/

Wedding Shoes: Casadei, @casadeiofficial https://www.casadei.com/

Jewelry: Simon G, @simongjewelry https://simongjewelry.com/

Earrings and Hair accessories: Jennifer Behr, @jenniferbehr https://www.jenniferbehr.com/

Veil: Ariel Taub, @arieltaub_accessories https://www.arieltaub.com/

Clutch: Amanda Pearl, @amandapearl https://amandapearl.com/

Reception Dress: Steven Khalil @steven_khalil https://stevenkhalil.com/

Shoes: Cult of Coquette @cultofcoquette https://cultofcoquette.com/

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Revelry, @shoprevelry https://shoprevelry.com/

Ceremony Suit: Paisley and Gray from Men’s Wearhouse, @paisleyandgray from

@menswearhouse https://www.paisleyandgray.com/

Custom shoes: Peter Feeney, @peterfeeney_footwear https://www.peterfeeney.ca/

Custom bow tie and pocket square: Shawn Christopher of Boca Raton, @scbocaraton https://scbocaraton.com/

Watch and bracelets: Movado, @movado https://www.movado.com/

Reception Shirt, Studs and cufflinks: Jos A Bank, @josabank https://www.josbank.com/

Reception Jacket: Rhowan James, @rhowanjames https://rhowanjames.com/

Groomsmen Tuxes: The Black Tux, @theblacktux https://theblacktux.com/

Nigerian Ceremony Outfits: Trendy African Boutique

FLORALS: Bluebird Meadows, @bluebirdmeadowsnc https://www.bluebirdmeadows.net/online-store

VIDEOGRAPHY: Twenty-One Films @twentyonefilms https://www.twentyonefilms.com/

TENTING: Party Reflections https://partyreflections.com/tents/

SPECIAL LIGHTING: Get Lit Event Lighting https://www.getliteventlighting.com/

FURNITURE: Greenhouse Picker Sisters https://greenhousepickersisters.com/


CATERING: The Catering Company of Chapel Hill North Carolina

FOOD TRUCK: Dusty Donuts https://www.dustydonuts.com/

CAKE: Ashley Cakes @ashleycakesnc https://ashleycakes.com/

RECEPTION MUSIC: The Soul Psychedelique Orchestra https://thesoulpsychedelique.com/

CEREMONY MUSIC: John Brown Jazz Ensemble http://www.jbjazz.com/band_jb_bigband.html

DJ: Vox DJ Company https://www.voxdjcompany.com/

VINTAGE PHOTO BOOTH: Vintage Follies https://vintage-follies.com/

CARICATURE ARTIST: About Face Entertainment http://www.aboutfacesentertainment.com/

LIVE PAINTER: Dan Nelson Art @Danielnelsonart https://dannelsonart.com/DanNelsonArt/Welcome.html

BALLOONS: Kathi’s Klowns http://www.kathisklowns.com/

ACCOMMODATIONS: 21C Museum Hotel Durham https://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/durham/

WEDDING RINGS: Olmaz Jewelers https://olmazjewelers.com/

INVITATIONS: Letter + Ink, @letterandink https://www.letterand.ink/

CALLIGRAPHY: Well Addressed Calligraphy http://www.welladdressedcalligraphy.com/

COVID SAFETY PLANNER: Elisabeth Kramer https://www.elisabethkramer.com/