We are swooning over this sweet magenta wedding that brought together two different cultures from two different areas of the country. There are so many beautiful details that are sure to inspire brides looking for new and colorful decor ideas for their day.
A note from the photographer:
Judy and Tobi’s story began when her match.com profile caught his eye in the summer of 2015. After taking a closer look, Tobi was impressed by her passion for Jesus, her interest in medical missions to Africa and simply by what he describes as her “neat overall vibe.”
Despite living in different states – her in Brownsville, Texas, and him in Kansas City, Missouri – they formed a friendship that blossomed into more on New Year’s Day in 2016, when Tobi made the trip to Texas so they could finally meet face-to-face. They made their relationship status official the following April, and that November, Judy closed the distance between them by moving to Kansas City.
A year to the day after they first met in person, Tobi popped the question and received an enthusiastic yes. And choosing a wedding date was just as simple, as they both saw the symbolism of the number 7 — representing perfection or completion — as a fitting depiction of their union.
“We believe God is completing the promise he gave each of us about our marriage to one another,” Judy says.
She shares that their wedding included a number of other meaningful elements, as well:
The colors: “Magenta is the color of royalty and also signifies our commitment to God and God’s commitment to us as his children. Gold signifies the riches of life, which we find in our faith in God.”
The venue (three buildings at one location): “The historic home has character and is in such great shape, which indicates how much it was cherished. The hall has a combination of elegance and charm, along with amazing natural light. The barn reminds me of the small town in Texas where I grew up. And the outdoor setting is freeing and peaceful; I cannot imagine getting married in a better place.??The decorations: We have wooden paintings featuring meaningful Scriptures, such as one about a cord of three strands, which symbolize the groom, the bride and God. A cord of three strands is much stronger than a cord of two strands, which is more prone to break.”
Another interesting element of their wedding was the way they combined elements from their individual cultures. A traditional Nigerian engagement party took place the evening before their big day (in keeping with the groom’s heritage) and the wedding itself included salsa dancing lessons during cocktail hour (in keeping with the bride’s). They also served traditional dishes from both cultures for dinner at their reception.
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