Mahogany Weddings: Rustic Eclectic – Oyoo And Edem

Ok so this Mahogany Couple, Naa Oyoo who is an Award Winning Blogger and Edem who is also a Blogger and a Software Engineer put up their own blog post about the vendors they chose for their wedding.  I happen to be one of them!   Here is what they said.

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And then, this is what I have to say.

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The first time I saw Naa Oyoo was at Rodney and Irma’s Wedding.  The couple in the photo carrying their Baby Maho, a baby I named Justice Rouge as her stage name.  She is definitely going to be a show stopper this one right here.  Rouge simply because her parents love Red!

As you may have already gathered, I was in charge of decor for their wedding.  Another Mahogany Couple 🙂

Now I wish I had a blog post about their wedding you could read.  Not all hope is lost.  Search for the hash tag IrmaAndRodney on Instagram.  That was on heck of a fun wedding.

Then the first or second time I saw Edem was in Rodney’s office at Ringier Ghana where he was Head of Product Development.  But I also met him at Ericsson where I previously worked during the same era.  He was looking for an internship opportunity for his brother.  I am yet to remember which was actually the first time speaking to Edem.  Ringier or Ericsson!  Oh by the way, if you are curious about why I left Ericsson, check this out – The Rotten Bananas

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Oyoo and Edem’s traditional engagement ceremony is one I am very fond of.  I loved the simplicity of the event.  She said there would be 50 people (family and guests) but I told her to be on the safe side, she should set up for 80 people yet on the day, approximately 140 people showed up.

Why am I fond of this event?  Well, it was meant for family and a handful of very close significant friends only. It had a natural homely traditional feel and everyone that was there was meant to be there.  They didn’t have a DJ making a whole show of the event, they used one of my favourite “Okyeame” called Cool Body, it was a down to earth, simple event.

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Another observation that made me love it even the more is, everyone there seemed genuinely happy.  Now look at the following photographs.

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The Groom With His Friends And Brother

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The Official Photographers – Nfoningraphy by Nii Odzenma

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The Okyeame – Cool Body

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The Bride

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The Groom

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The Bride’s Grand Aunts.  First to arrive for the event by the way.  They got there at 7 am sharp for an event starting at 9 am.

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The Bride and Groom’s Friend Rodney, My Mahogany Groom

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The New Mahogany Couple.

Check out that Engagement Ring.  Another thing I fell in love with.


Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, Mahogany Couple, Oyoo and Edem!!!


The next day was the Wedding Ceremony and Reception – Saturday 2nd July 2016

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On my way to the venue, I drove by the bride’s house to drop off her dressing robe to her and pick up a few things to take to the reception grounds.

Check out the inscription at the back of the dressing robe.  No other warning comes this close.

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Again, I loved the simplicity and authenticity of this couple.  They events have been meaningful and a true reflection of their style.


I loved her shoes.  Simple Elegance.

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Her simple make up and natural hair style by Jackie Asante-Mensah, MakeupGoddess had me at Ladies and Gentlemen, we present to you, Mr & Mrs Kumodzi.

As you read on her blog post, she was certainly in love with her delicious cascading shape of white roses and purple orchids bouquet.

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I was given a task to transform the uncompleted house of worship.

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This couple are just so different it made my job one to be excited about.  A live plant wrapped in African print cloth for the aisle.

Now we make our way to the Reception

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The simple pleasures of life are made with love.

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Table for two.

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I finally met Abigail of PipersGH and I finally tasted her cake 🙂

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Oyoo said, “I personally made the wedding favors as well by creating a fiery spice blend. I found these vintage woven baskets in the market and they were so perfect for the spices. This for me was a great way to show our friends and families that we love them so much as to create homemade spices for their use. Some wedding favors sometimes ends up never being used.”


Oyoo & Edem

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  1. I will like to know if there is registration ongoing for your event planning training.


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