The Temple | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Sandra and Otega | Part 2

The Temple | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Sandra and Otega | Part 2

White Wedding at The Temple

Following the traditional Nigerian Ceremony on Thursday, Sandra and Otega had their White Wedding that Saturday. The ceremony took place at Haygood United Methodist Church and this was followed by the reception at The Temple. The guest count was close to 200 people. The couple entered in style with Otega showering Sandra with money, tears being shed during the mother/son dance, and a dance competition between the bridal party. Sandra and Otega’s wedding was an event inspired by love and happiness and I wish them all the best!

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Their Story (Continued)

**Who Proposed and How?**

Of course Otega proposed! Haha!

So it was Saturday August 6th, 2016, my sister Precious was having a baby shower that Sunday so my other sister Jennifer & her husband Dami decided to come in town to attend the baby shower. Prior to that weekend, Otega and Dami were looking for something for us to do so we could catch up. The guys decided that we will go to Georgia Aquarium and watch the dolphin show (honestly cannot remember if it was a dolphin show or what type of show it was). I was not super ecstatic about going because I was not interested in going to the aquarium. I was however interested in catching up with Jen & Dami.

Upon getting there, we walked around the various exhibits then finally attended the show. During the show, the moderator asked a question along the lines of, “How big is a whale shark?” And of course, Otega raised his hand to answer the question; I was not surprised he knew the answer because Otega knows weird facts like that. The moderator then told him to come down and bring someone down with him for a demonstration. He grabs me and takes me down for the demonstration.

Quick fact about me: I am a shy person; I hate crowds and being the center of attention. I was ready to get back to my seat! The moderator positioned us facing opposite direction and gave me a tape measure to do a demonstration and after we were done, she said “Okay let’s turn around and see what they are doing back there!” I turn around and Otega is on one knee! I was appalled—I did not see it coming! Before I knew it my family and my best friend popped up out of nowhere! I was in a state of confusion and shock; I could not believe they pulled it off without me knowing.

Wedding Vendors at The Temple

Venue: The Temple
Wedding Coordinator: C4S Events
Videographer: B. Bryant Productions
Hair Artist: Lindz Stylez
Makeup Artist: Dlux Glamour

 

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Atlanta Event Hall | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Sandra and Otega | Part 1

Atlanta Event Hall | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Sandra and Otega | Part 1

Wedding at Atlanta Event Hall

When I am asked to photograph a wedding that infuses traditions and culture, I get excited. So as soon as Sandra contacted me detailing her two day wedding ceremony at the Atlanta Event Hall, I could not wait until the end of June 2018. Their engagement session was nothing but amazing and this got me even more excited for their traditional Nigerian wedding.

Traditional Nigerian Wedding

One thing you will notice within the photos is the vibrant outfits worn by guests. Not only this, but families of the couples wear identical colors and fabrics to identify themselves. This is known as Aso-Ebi. Both the soon to be bride and groom had entrances with music and friends around them. Once the family members approved of the marriage and the traditions were complete, it was time to dance. Guests “sprayed money” on Sandra and Otega as a sign of happiness. With the traditional ceremony complete, the next portion of the wedding took place two days later at Haygood United Methodist Church and The Temple.

Cain’s Camera would like to thank Sandra and Otega for choosing me to photograph an extremely important day in their lives. It was my pleasure to photograph your wedding and it was my honor to serve. If you are interested in booking Cain’s Camera for your wedding, please visit my Contact page.

Their Story

**How did the two of you meet?**
Our meeting was very unexpected. Otega & I met 6 years ago; at the time, my best friend Seyi lived in the same apartment complex with Otega. His first-year med school classmates were having a kickback and Seyi had a friend that was having a birthday party at the pool as well. Upon arriving at the pool, Otega came to introduce himself to us and my first impression of him was…“wow this dude is too happy and hype”. After finding out that me & his mom were from the same place Otega got super excited and proceeded to ask me for my number. I do not like giving “random” guys my number so I said “how about I get your number?” Few days later, I texted Otega and told him it was nice meeting him and he asked me out on a date.

**What did you do for your first date?**
Otega suggested that we go out to dinner. He chose RuSan’s, which is a Sushi and Seafood restaurant. Unbeknownst to him, I actually hate Sushi. Instead of changing the location, I decided to be adventurous and give sushi another shot. Dinner at RuSan’s was awesome; we talked about so many different things, almost as if we’ve known for years. Otega eventually realized my dislike for sushi and appreciated me still accepting to have dinner at RuSan’s. After dinner, I immediately knew that Otega was a good listener, could hold a good conversation and an overall down to earth person.

Wedding Vendors at Atlanta Event Hall

Venue: Atlanta Events Hall
Wedding Coordinator: C4S Events
Videographer: B. Bryant Productions
Hair Artist: Lindz Stylez
Makeup Artist: Dlux Glamour