Thursday, 9 January 2014

Holiday Cheer!

Hey guys it's been what? over 3 months since I last blogged.. Wow! In between planning a wedding (wide grin), stress at work and general Lagos wahala, I've never had a more stressful period. To you my readers, thank you for staying with me and refreshing this page again and again. God bless you guys.

I'm sure you all had the best of holidays. I'm still basking in all the beauty the holiday season brought. I did Part 1 of the wedding journey live at Ogbunike in Anambra state, It was a beautiful and wonderful experience guys. I promise to share every single detail from the traditional wine-carrying 'igba nkwu nwanyi' ceremony with you guys. Just stay with me. Thanks :-)

This was also a season of celebrity engagements, weddings et al. I know 2014 will be a year of many more engagements and weddings especially among our readers. Please share your beautiful moments with us by emailing us at cakesbymizvuitton@yahoo.com or tagging us on instagram with #weddingsbymizvuitton

Wishing you love, joy, happiness this 2014.

So back to the celebrity wedding news during the holidays (in brief)

British designer, Maximillion Cooper popped the question to American rapper Eve on Christmas Day. Of course she said YES!

 

 




Being Mary Jane star, Gabrielle Union got engaged to Miami Heats baller Dwayne Wade few days before Christmas.

Dwayne popped the question with an 8.5 carat cushion cut diamond ring said to be worth around 1 million dollars. The ring was designed by Jason of Beverly Hills.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Teri and Michael - The Engagement Session by Adebayo Deru Photography



Did you enjoy Teri and Michael - a Romantic Proposal Story Part 1? We are about to introduce TerI and Michael 2.0 which is their uber stylish engagement session with Adebayo Deru Photography. Sit back, relax and sip some coke as you enjoy this fabulous e-session

Teri gives us all the details of the shoot so keep reading

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Our top 5 locations for a pre-wedding shoot in Lagos

Are you looking for a pre-wedding shoot location in Lagos? Relax I've got you covered *wink. Lagos has a lot of pretty sights that can help you capture very chic engagement shots and the best part is you neither have to break the bank nor go too far. Here are my top 5 in no particular order.




The Ikoyi - Lekki bridge - Similar in structure to the Brooklyn bridge in the United States, the Ikoyi-Lekki bridge is a beautiful backdrop for a romantic shot. It is one of the most popular locations for an e-session in Lagos.

See how it lights up at night
Big Brother Star Katung Aduwak and his wife
 

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are married (Photos)

Singer John Legend, 34 and his 27 year old model fiancé Chrissy Teigen tied the knot last Saturday in an intimate ceremony in Lake Como Italy. The wedding had in attendance celebrities like Kanye West and Stevie Wonder.

Venue for the wedding - Villa Pizzo
One of the three Vera Wang dresses the bride wore
 

 

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Teri and Michael - A Romantic Proposal Pt. 1

I've fallen in love with this couple over again, their effortless style and the pure love they have for each other just shines through their photos. To better appreciate the beauty of their story I've decided to divide the Teri & Michael story into two posts. One for the proposal and the second post will feature their very stylish and romantic e-session. Hold your breath guys I'm about to present you with the most well thought out proposal you've ever heard of.

The Proposal

I might have to write that one later but he was SENSATIONAL! I must have said this story a million and one times but he ushered me into my completely refurbished apartment (which I had left in a STATE). There was mellow beautiful music playing in the background and TONS of candles all over the place shaped according to my initial 'T' There were also hundreds of petals and love hearts all over the place. My bed was all made up with silk sheets and rose petals shaped in a heart with a rose in the middle.

Friday, 6 September 2013

#WeddingHashtags

From the #DNAroyalwedding. Hashtags help you keep track of shots that your photographer may have missed
 

So you are at the airport ready to board a plane to Mauritius for your honeymoon and your flight has been delayed, what then do you do to kill time? You pick up your iPhone and start viewing your wedding photos from the day before. There is no way your official wedding photos will have been ready but you can count on your guests to capture really beautiful memories from your wedding, some that even the official photographer may miss. This is why an official wedding hashtag is important to help you keep track of all the special moments- the tears shed, the emotions.. Wedding hashtags are a fun way to keep your wedding memories in one place and to keep your guests involved.

Coming up with a hashtag that will catch on is very easy, the key is to keep it simple. You can use your initials, your wedding date and the year or you can use a wedding theme or a popular nickname- the ideas are inexhaustible, just make sure that your hashtag is unique to you and can be easily identified and remembered.

Some popular wedding hashtags I'll like y'all to check out is #KO2012 which follows the wedding journey of wedding blogger Kunbi of AislePerfect (a quick Instagram and twitter search will show you a timeline of amazing pre, during and post wedding photos). Also the amazing Loren Ridinger and Duane McLaughlin. Check out all their wedding 'amazingness' by typing #DNAroyalwedding in the search box on social networks like instagram and twitter. A google search of any wedding hashtag will reveal beautiful wedding photos.

For fun ways to spread word about your official wedding hashtags, keep reading. I found some inspiration for you guys (you know how much love I've got for y'all, right?)

 

Welcome letter from #ko2012

Friday, 23 August 2013

Trend Alert: It's all about SILHOUETTE


This season has been all about silhouette and oh! do I love it?

Silhouettes are uber easy to incorporate and adds a special touch to your wedding...very understated and classy. It also gives a vintage yet sophisticated edge to your wedding and can be incorporated in many ways. Silhouettes are very subtle yet makes a statement. With silhouettes, you are guaranteed a 'wow' effect at your wedding.

Check out these fab silhouette ideas and get to swooning..

Silhouette Wedding Program


 This wedding program also doubles as a hand fan.. beautiful wedding favor!

you can get this designed for you on etsy

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

CNN Anchor Isha Sesay Marries Leif Coorlim in Georgia (See Photos)



CNN Anchor Isha Sesay tied the knot with Leif Coorlim, the Executive Producer of CNN Freedom Project in a gorgeous wedding in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta on Saturday.




How they met

The couple met in 2008 after working on a CNN series together in Atlanta. They were friends for several years and began dating in 2011, after Sesay "brazenly asked [Coorlim] out for a drink," as she described it. Sesay says her favorite thing about Coorlim is his "kindness." She explains: "He has an extraordinarily large heart, and every day he does something that impresses me and makes me want to be a better person. He’s truly a special soul." For Coorlim, the best thing about Sesay is how outgoing she is. "We can’t take 10 steps in the building without her stopping to talk to somebody. She’s best friends with her dry cleaner, waiters in the restaurant down the road, even her dentist. It’s that kind of open-heartedness, that I truly am in awe of and love about her. How sweet :-)

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

MizVuitton's Focus: Zapphaire Events








Our spotlight today is on Zapphaire Events. We've seen a couple of weddings planned by Zapphaire Events that have left us in awe. It is therefore safe to say Zapphaire is a leading events management company in Nigeria.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

DIY - Indian Bridal Makeup Tutorial by Super Princess Jo


If like me you are fascinated by Indian brides, you should see this video. Super Princess Jo shows us a few tips and tricks to achieve the Bollywood look. Check on it.





Subscribe to her YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/superprincessjo. She is one talented chic.

Introducing Zuhair Murad Spring Summer 2014 Bridal Collection


I held my breath while looking through Zuhair Murad 2014 wedding dress collection. Classic cuts,  modern styles, lace, tulle and dramatic skirts featured heavily in this collection. The Lebanese designer who is known for his eye for details made sure this collection did not disappoint. Okay, less yapping let's go straight to the pictures










Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Kelly Clarkson rocks a wedding dress in her engagement shoot



Kelly Clarkson is different.. Gotta give that to her

Unlike other celebrities who like to keep it low, she has since disclosed her wedding date, (she is getting married in October 2013 to Brandon Blackstock), worn a real wedding dress at her engagement shoot, has revealed what her wedding dress looks like "It is my personality in a dress. It's sweetly damaged. A little rock and roll. A little tattered. Nothing like a princess thing!" From the description it is doubtful that it is the same dress. Well only her can pull off the white wedding dress in an engagement shoot. Check out her engagement shot below




What do you think of the shot? Love the literary/library theme.



Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Galia Lahav 2013 - 2014 wedding dress collection



Isreali Bridal designer, Galia Lahav just took me to couture heaven and back *swoons

Says his team about the collection

This season Galia Lahav’s bride explores the French Riviera, sails her yacht and rides her Harley Davidson from the heels of Monte Carlo, to the hot white graveled beaches in Cannes. From the film festival, the Casino and the royal palace in Monaco this is where royalties, actors, super-models, and celebrities meet and this collection is inspired by two princesses, on and off screen Brigitte Bardot and Grace Kelly.

Body-hugging silhouettes, softly embracing each curve, imperial ball gowns, and statuesque red carpet glamour dresses, all in a modern look, but with a wink at the sizzling 60s. Classic silk satins, chiffons, and French laces, Tulle and dotted net, mixed with hand embroidered details, using crystal and pearl embellishments, and antique cross-stitched ‘Gobelins’ medallions and floral motifs.




We couldn't agree more.

Join me in swooning as you check out some of the pieces

Thursday, 4 July 2013

4th of July Inspiration

'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
- (The Star spangled Banner, United States of America National Anthem)



It's 4th of July.... the Stars and Stripes will fly high and proud today.. the sound of the star spangled banner will resonate all over the world.. yes, world! Happy Independence Day, United States of America.

Check out some fabulous 4th of July inspiration from around the web

courtesy bridesandjoy.ie
The star spangled banner on the cupcakes.. lovely idea
as seen on weddingpartyapp.com




Credit: lilybrookevents
Credit: brides and bloom design


Credit: bridal guide


To our American readers, have a beautiful holiday.

RIP Adenike Ogungbe of Ewar Makeovers

Adieu Adenike Ogungbe, CEO Ewar makeovers
We were greeted with sad news yesterday about the death one of the most talented make up artists we've come across, Adenike Ogungbe of Ewar Makeovers Nike passed on yesterday afternoon due to complications from childbirth. May God console her husband and keep her new born daughter. She was just 32 years old.

Nike's work has inspired many. Many make up artists today can attest to the fact that they learnt some skills from Nike's many DIY tutorials. We've lost a gem. Sleep on Nike

See some of her work after the cut

Monday, 1 July 2013

How to create a "Twilight" theme

It's almost impossible to get over the union between Bella Swan and Edward Cullen in the Twilight: the Breaking Dawn movie. With many twihards falling over themselves to copy Bella and Edward, the twilight theme has become one of the most popular wedding themes at the moment


Here is how to get the twilight theme to a 'T'

The Dress: Bella looked beautiful in a wedding dress designed by Carolina Herrera. The dress is made of satin and French Chantilly lace and has up to 150 buttons. You can get a replica of the dress by Alfredo Angelo for just $800
Bella Swan replica dress by Alfredo Angelo


Use a vintage hair comb like Bella Swan and wear your hair in delicate swept up style with a french braid

hair combs available at Etsy


Have your bridesmaids wear different shades of purple

Make simple vintage styled invitations and put your family seal on the envelope. Don't have a family seal? The tradition can begin with you



Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Father of the bride gifts


Thinking about what to give your dad on your wedding day? I found these beautiful personalised gifts that I'm sure your dad will cherish forever.










I love the frames the best., oooh the cufflinks and the flask too.

All gifts are available on etsy

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Our top '5' celebrity engagement rings

Who doesn't just love the bling? With the millions of dollars these celebrities drop on engagement rings, I guess it's safe to say they belong to another planet. Please regular peeps don't beat yourselves up trying to compete with these people.

Here's our top 5 celebrity engagement rings

Beyonce tops this list and her hub Jayz is the illest. He dropped a whooping $5 million on an engagement ring for his girl. The 18 carat flawless diamond engagement ring designed by Lorraine Schwartz has a center with an emerald cut that is set in platinum... (cues in Jayz's rap in the Beyonce) 'Upgrade you' track "Lorraine Schwartz sorta dude.. it's big balling baby when I'm courting you"... "Cos that rock on your finger is like a tumour, you can't fit your hand in your new purse". Jay is definitely a man of his words.

Check out the sparkler





Next on the list- We are lavving Kate Middleton's ring. Prince William gave his princess a ring that originally belonged to his mum, Princess Diana. It is an 18 carat oval sapphire ring. The sapphire stone is surrounded by 14 small diamonds and originally cost $65,000 (wonder what it's worth now). It's definitely her something old, something blue and something borrowed.



Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Picking a dress for a registry wedding


It is very tricky choosing a dress for a civil ceremony. A lot of people look back at photos of their civil ceremony and go 'what the hell was i thinking?'

I personally feel every step of your wedding should be extremely special and what better time to look your best that at your civil ceremony when you are both bound together by marriage in the eye of the law.

Below are some dresses we think are appropriate for a civil ceremony

love the dress and the jacket, very appropriate for a formal wedding
dress from Monique Lhuillier 2014 bridal collection

Also by Monique Lhuillier



I love this fuchsia pink dress that real bride, Tope, wore at her civil ceremony.