Our City Hall Wedding

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Last week (Friday to be exact) I married the love of my life, Obi.

We got engaged last Valentine’s Day (almost a year ago!) and have been together since 2009. Obi and I met at Rutgers University as freshman in 2002 and had been friends ever since. Our friendship really blossomed in 2008 when we reconnected at a mutual friend’s BBQ. Love works in mysterious ways. We grew closer and fell in love : ) (read our full relationship story here, with a fun his and her account.)

Obi is my best friend. With him I’ve learned the true meaning of love. We’re soul mates.

Last month, Obi and I had a very small and intimate (immediate family) Nigerian traditional wedding. (Pics coming soon from that!) I’ll never forget the look on Obi’s face that day. It warmed my heart. Last week, we decided to make it official with a fun city hall wedding, here in NYC where we live. Very small and intimate, just us and our witness- my best friend, Sureme. It was a beautiful day full of love. Obi and I like the idea of the city hall wedding for its simplicity and honestly- we just couldn’t wait to be married! : ) We are planning our big wedding for later this year, which will be epic. Take a look at the pics from our special day.

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The Plaza Hotel

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Thanks for all the amazing comments and well wishes on Insta : )

xo.Joy + Obi.

I’m wearing: ASOS blazer /Keepsake jumpsuit (via Shopbop) / Forever 21 coat / Zara scarf / Topshop pumps / Urban Outfitters shades / Hair: our hair extensions line- Curl Sistas Hair: Chi-Chi curl wefts + lace front that I made into a wig (tutorial coming soon)

He’s wearing: Tommy Hilfiger suit (tailored for a perfect fit) / Florsheim shoes / Banana Republic trench / Topman scarf / H&M shades

Photos by Roland Agli

Makeup by Alexis Williams 

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