Carshia & Palama
December 1, 2018
"Palama and I met while working at the same company. One day, I was looking for a colleague’s cubicle and I thought I knew where she sat; I walked into his cube instead. He gave me directions to her cubicle. I thanked him and walked away. A few minutes later, he came by to check to see if I found her. Two weeks later he skyped me to ask if I wanted to go out for lunch. The rest is history.”
"Palama proposed on November 11. He told me that his father wanted to meet my parents, so we set up a time for them to meet at my parents’ home. I had no idea that he was planning to propose; I just figured it was a Nigerian custom I was not aware of. Introductions were made, exchange of gifts, small talk, and then out of the blue, Palama stood up, made a very sweet speech, and then he dropped to one knee and asked me to marry him. I cried, of course.
"I love TriadWedding Magazine and fell in love with a wedding Nishaka had planned. I knew I really wanted to use her for our event. Since the wedding was in December, I wanted a modern winter wonderland theme, using the colors royal blue, silver, and white. When Nishaka revealed the reception design to us, I was an awe. I couldn’t image a more perfect set-up.
"“Although it is still a blur, for the ceremony, I remember the crisp white ceiling drapery and the beautiful altar. I remember hearing the string quartet playing before I entered the room and how nervous I was to walk down the aisle. The feast table was dazzling, the altar was transformed into a beautiful sweetheart table on risers, and the royal blue uplighting accented the space perfectly.
"Incorporating Palama’s traditional customs during the reception was one of the most unique elements of our day. We changed into traditional River State attire, as well as served Nigerian cuisine. Our wedding day was lovely!” ~ Carshia