Calgary wedding photographer Tara Whittaker sent us the beautiful Real Wedding of Wunmi and Olu – we thought it was so adorable, we had to share it with all of you. Thanks Tara!
Wunmi met Olu 12 years ago, on a vacation to visit her extended family in Nigeria. In need of a tour guide, Wunmi’s cousin suggested his good friend Olu show her around. An instant connection formed, and the two spent her entire trip visiting and sighting seeing together. When the time came for Wunmi to leave, it was just the beginning of their romance. Taking it slow because of the distance between them, Wunmi recalls talking to Olu on the phone for hours, from early evening until dawn. 12 years later, Wunmi and Olu lived every bride’s dream and had two wedding ceremonies – a Nigerian wedding and a Calgary wedding .
Our ceremony was two-fold – we had a traditional engagement ceremony in Nigeria which was held the traditional way and was very colorful with over 500 guests. We decided on a different theme for the (Calgary) wedding, opting for a simple and intimate ceremony. The wedding was held at the Art Gallery of Calgary which was so beautiful from the walls of the gallery to the floor. It was just a perfect setting for our ceremony, cocktails and party afterwards. Our guests had so much fun – no one wanted the music to stop!
Wunmi’s chandelier earrings are gorgeous with her haired done in a classic up-do.
Olu’s black dapper pin-stripe suit fits perfectly with their urban venue.
Get creative with your photographs and poses – before your wedding day, head down to your venue for an impromptu tour and pick out a few spaces that catch your eye. Maybe it’s the big leather chairs in the corner, maybe it’s the sun shine that streams in from a sky light or a giant piece of art on an otherwise blank wall. Jot those spaces down and ask your photographer to try and work some of those visuals into your photos.
Dancing on Stephen Avenue makes a perfect photo to describe Wunmi and Olu’s Calgary wedding – great to send home to Nigeria!
Calgary Wedding Photography: Tara Whittaker Photographs
Calgary Wedding Venue: The Art Gallery of Calgary
Bride’s gown: The Bridal Centre
Bride’s shoes: Nine West
Men’s attire: The Bridal Centre
Calgary Wedding Florals: Kensington Florist
Calgary Marriage Officiant: Laurie Rupert
Make-up: Kristi Thomas of Smoovegrl