VIDEO & Pictures: Behind the scenes at the Love, Tims photo shoot

Tuesday, July 30, 2013



I have been quite busy putting together new dresses for the bridal line, sorting out the bridal boutique and my office. Amidst all the mayhem I knew I wanted to have another photo shoot even if it was just for a few dresses. Sometimes the stress of putting things together and life in general can be overwhelming so I kept it simple. I used professionals who would be just that- professional, do their job excellently and make my life easier. Jide Alakija is a friend of mine and we have an easy rapport, I have always admired his work and so he was the photographer for the day. Elaine Shobanjo of ShoMya provided makeup, Uju modelled and Idowu Asumah of StudioWellbrook shot behind the scenes footage. Demilade and Lumi stepped in on the day to support Jide, my sister Laolu and fab neice Oluwakemi supported me. The venue was my aunts ocean view apartment block in Victoria Island. The sun shone reassuringly (it was raining season, thank you God) and I just let the pro's do their job. The location was nothing short of stunning in its simplicity, no props needed just the pros. It was such a fun day and the team were all lovely to work with. The energy was upbeat and positive, it was a group of people doing what they love so it didn't feel like work and I'm thankful for that.

We started off with pictures of myself, the boutique, and office which you have seen in a previous post. So now i'll share with you behind the scenes footage and pictures from our next editorial shots.

                                         




























Thanks to everyone who worked so hard on the shoot. It was a beautiful day and the scenery was breathtaking. Sometimes its easy to forget just what a beautiful city lagos can be. I look forward to sharing the finished product with you.

In the Reel: Breanne + Adam

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
There is nothing we love more than a quick turn around from one of our fun and fearless couples weddings and we were so excited to find this one in our inbox this morning by Matthew Forrey Films!

This darling duo can often be found out on the golf course playing together and we couldn't help but share their love for the game in their wedding. What better place to have a golf inspired wedding but at the gorgeous golf course at La Jolla Hilton Torrey Pines. We weaved in all the little details and golf inspired elements without making the guests feel like they were in a bad scene of Caddy Shack. Guests mingled their way to their seats from our Mini golf terrain escort card display and nibbled on some delicious donut holes from our "Bucket of Balls" dessert table. This couples love is nothing short of a hole in one! So, get your caddy, pull out your clubs and enjoy this teaser of their wedding! 


Breanne+Adam I Teaser I San Diego, CA from Matthew Forrey on Vimeo.

The face behind the brand.....Step into my office....

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
I usually don't enjoy having my picture taken at events etc however, owning a wedding solutions company and being a wedding planner I think its appropriate for you to know who I am and be able to put a face to I Do Weddings. In addition to this, our bridal boutique and office has been completed so I thought it would be nice to give you a look into the store and tell you a bit about it. As with everything I do, a lot of thought went into it. I hope you like it....



Timi Ejiwunmi- I Do Weddings, Love Tims

For my look, I channeled my inner Victoria Beckham and Olivia Pope, Kerry Washington's now famous character. I love Mrs. Beckaham's simple and clean sense of style and being a 'fixer' myself (albeit of the wedding variety), like Ms. Pope I went with the all white look.  Here are the shots taken by Jide Alakija of Alakija Studios, makeup was provided by the lovely Elaine Shobanjo of ShoMya.









The Bridal Boutique


The feel of the bridal boutique is light, airy inviting and not overtly girly, whilst my office is a reflection of me, take a look.....








With the bridal boutique my aim is for brides to have a proper bridal experience. This will be felt in the ambience of the room when you come in. Soft music plays in the background whilst we select dresses and discuss styles at your fitting. Brides will come in and leave the stress of the hustle and bustle that Lagos can be and focus on their wedding in a calm, organised and serene environment.


My Office


For my office, I chose wallpaper that has a damask print similar to my logo so that the look of the office ties in well with the essence of the brand and on the opposite wall I have a plainer wallpaper. Taupe is one of my favourite colours and so it features in its subtlety in my office. As it's my space its very reflective of me.


There is a contrast of white wood and dark wood my the office. I suppose the white side with the hydrangea's is a nod to the soft and girly side of my character, whilst the plain wallpaper and taupe blinds reflects another side to my personality. The less is more approach. 




Little accents; I love candles, photo frames, room fragrances etc


My seats are modern yet comfortable and they alongside my desk rest on plush carpet. I figure if I'm going to spend a considerable amount of time in my office it needs to be comfortable.



I love English literature so I have some classics in my book shelf, Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights and Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Ubervilles. I'm an Audrey Hepburn fan so a photo book of hers alongside the wedding planning books, interior design books and of course office files make up my book stand. When I get more images of the office I shall share them.

So that's a little peek into the bridal boutique and my office. If you have any wedding planning needs I hope you will visit. If you would like to book an appointment to visit the bridal boutique or to see me, you can send an email to info@idoweddingsng.com or call +2347177442. We are located in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Josephine Diri's Fabulous Birthday Bash

Sunday, July 21, 2013



You have seen the pictures from the party now here's a short video clip including guest interviews and  performances from Tiwa Savage, Duncan Mighty and Flavour. Also some portraits taken by Jide Alakija, her beauty cannot be overstated his images are world class, enjoy....