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The Most Coveted Décor Themes for 2012! An Exclusive Viewing of the Theme Designs by Newton & David



Luxury floral decorators – Newton & David have made major strides in the Nigerian event décor sector. For over a decade, discerning clients have chosen Newton & David to transform their events. On BN, we have featured weddings and events decorated by the company. This includes the 2010 wedding of Bella Adenuga & Jameel Disu as well as the recent traditional engagement of Funke Fowler & Abi Kuku.

One of the major focus points at the recent “Spectacular Event Expo” was the unveling of Newton & David’s new collection of décor options for 2012.

When asked for the inspiration behind this year’s Expo compared to last year’s, the company said “The 2012 collection all about creativity and versatility as well as making a clear artistic statement. An expression of Newton & David‘s event design point of view and while there was a clear freedom in the expression of the themes that were exhibited, there was also a show of restraint. There was a clear departure from last year’s offering of more than three times as many themes and we successfully interpreted each theme flexibly so that they could each translate as whatever the nature of the event – personal celebrations, corporate events and weddings. Making each theme universally relevant was an important approach for us this time around”

BN has got all the details and photos of the new collection.

Arabic Theme Set Design
Just after the display room was the exhibition room which, when guests walked into, transported them to an Arabian Night. Every detail was typical of what you would experience at a Moroccan soiree complete with floor cushions, throw pillows in luxurious fabrics and colours, tinted mini lanterns suspending from the ceiling and all this set against the back drop screen of a lotus shaped dome adorned with crystals. In keeping with Newton & David’s notion that every detail counts, a Jasmine (from Aladdin) outfitted hostess welcomed guests to her palace and kept an eye out for the few who tried to take a puff out of the Hookah pipes that were part of her magical lair.


African Theme Set Design
Behind the Arabian set, was the ‘Contemporary African’ theme – a mix of African cultural elements complete with wood carved 6FT ostrich, pygmy men stools, wood carved trumpets and authentic old age keepsakes and a treasure chest. Set against a rainforest backdrop, the table was decorated with a truly unique centerpiece – a tree trunk as a vase- that held mostly tropical flowers. This theme was an instant hit with corporate clients as well as individuals looking to add that cultural element to their décor in a more modern style with fun elements like bottle gourds hanging from the ceiling. An older gentleman that seemed taken with this theme said “he felt it was a contemporary take on Fela’s Shrine”. I am guessing it also had something to do with the ‘Fela Girl’, a hostess with face paint, cowries and all, happily on hand to point out the details of her heritage filled set.


Alice in Wonderland Theme Set Design
Now, there is no doubt that the theme selection was carefully orchestrated to cover, not just different event and styles, but also the different corners of the world. Case in point, the Wonderland.
This set was inspired by Alice in Wonderland and it was indeed a wonderland fantasy. The bright colours were so artistically combined, it did not venture into a distasteful Mad Hatter’s tea party. There were exaggerated shapes and designs, the garden print table linen was complete with moss and little creatures, the touch of glitter on the giant roses on the chair bows and giant butterflies and cute bugs that gave the back drop a 3 dimensional effect. All these made guests want to jump down the rabbit hole for an adventurous party. And in case anyone was curious about what this party may hold, an Alice-clad hostess was available. It was truly enchanting.


Lady Gaga Theme Set Design
The last set was the perfect finish, it was dramatic! Inspired by the boldness and no holds barred qualities of a certain Lady Gaga, this was truly the ultimate extravagance. The red silk leaf print table linen did not just drape the table, it was a train for the rose covered mannequin that sat boldly at the center of the table. The gold and silver reflective spheres that hung down from the ceiling over the table gave the set its rock star appeal as did the candelabras covered in big budded red roses, it was awesome.

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  1. lara

    November 29, 2011 at 10:58 am


  2. esmeralda

    November 29, 2011 at 11:02 am

    wow! great aand 1daful themes.

  3. cathy

    November 29, 2011 at 11:15 am

    creativity at its peak. cool


    November 29, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Newton & David is simply known for originality and fabulous decor and themed weddings. I LOVE IT!!!!!!
    This is super beautiful, very original and i can go on and on.

    • Bibo Brisibe

      November 29, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      Agree! 🙂

  5. Azis Abdul

    November 29, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Rock on! (d^_^b), Go on Newton & David! Stay Super!!!

  6. ruffends

    November 29, 2011 at 11:21 am


  7. Uchechi

    November 29, 2011 at 11:27 am

    So cool!

  8. Bibo Brisibe

    November 29, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Simply the best event decorators in Nigeria……. #thatisall

  9. dewowo

    November 29, 2011 at 11:38 am

    na wa o! very creative i mean…

  10. Biz

    November 29, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Yeah WOW! But why would i want any of these at my event. Just seems a bit much.

    • Bibo

      November 29, 2011 at 12:42 pm

      IT was an EXHIBITION so everything has to be exaggerated…..your event is done your way. have you seen fashion shows? some of the outfits cannot be worn out normally during the day.

  11. Missy

    November 29, 2011 at 11:44 am

    a bit too much……why would i want chaos as my wedding theme then….lady gaga theme???…hmmm…kam mechie onum biko!

    • cath

      November 30, 2011 at 1:53 am

      Thank you my sista… My thots as well!!
      To me it tasteless and over the top… Kim K’s wedding (short as it may be) was my idea of class!

  12. theother

    November 29, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    odikwa lavish!!

  13. abimbola.adekoya

    November 29, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Way Too Much and too loud. Too Much of Red!!

  14. Huh?

    November 29, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    like really
    Huh? so everybody and their granmama is a designer/events planner or something in naija. You cannot be serious with this – I just got blinded looking as this masqueradish stuff. Like r u serious

  15. Ekene

    November 29, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    This is all very daring, and different, and dramatic and creative and beautiful!
    To each his own. Some people would actually appreciate the Lady Gaga inspired setting, although it is not my cup of tea. This shows that the business of weddings in Nigeria is widening its bracket- not everyone wants the traditional pristine wedding.

    I love the Alice in Wonderland decor, and I could totally see it working! Especially at an outdoor wedding.

    Good good stuff!

  16. funmi

    November 29, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    too much going on… but i like the idea behind it

  17. karen

    November 30, 2011 at 8:45 am

    love it

  18. Truth Teller

    November 30, 2011 at 10:05 am

    I want them for my wedding in abuja, I’m just wondering how much it would cost….Precision, excellence, class, and sophistication, shikenan!

  19. Truth Teller

    November 30, 2011 at 10:08 am

    BTW, the roses attached behind the Alice in wonderland theme chairs are just awesome, my kindda stuff.way to go Newton and David!

  20. xxx

    November 30, 2011 at 11:29 am

    You’re definitely doing my wedding. I’ve been looking for an event designer that doesn’t vomit material all over the places. I sooooooooooo hate that! Having said that, where are we supposed to eat of these table now, chill out on the center pieces. I’m guessing they are just for the shoot though… Loves it! God bless you for using your talent!

  21. xxx

    November 30, 2011 at 11:31 am

    * all over the place/*where are we supposed to eat on these tables… (blame it on technology, nobody speaks english anymore :p)

  22. Moxexy16

    November 30, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Lady Gaga inspired theme() () what a weird cjoice, The Alice in wonderland inspired theme is still subtle.


    November 30, 2011 at 1:15 pm


  24. Lil fiz

    November 30, 2011 at 3:17 pm


  25. Lue

    November 30, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    i LOVE!!!!! it

  26. Timma

    November 30, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    i LOVE the african theme as long as we don’t have spiders and all other creepy crawlies coming out! But honestly, the themes are lovely, creativity @ its best.

  27. Sincere

    November 30, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Maybe i’m missing something but this is a little too much.

    Are they for movies or real life events?

  28. FYI

    November 30, 2011 at 10:48 pm


  29. bb

    December 1, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    wow.. but wait, exhibition or not, its to have space for the cutlery and dining set.. Point noted, but still.. The exhibition tables where too small, i guess thats where the problem is. That said- i end with WOW

  30. Angela

    December 2, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Not sure the pictures did justice to the actual setting. The actual setting was totally beautiful. Think a better photographer should be hired to capture this next time.

  31. Truthspeaker

    December 2, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    WOWWW!!!!!!! Uche Okaru Majekodumi remains numero uno in the event decor sector in Nigeria.

  32. Abanonu

    December 2, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Unusual and alluring…very extraordinary…i lov it!

  33. chinny

    December 2, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    wow! great concepts:)
    Definitely not for me though – Im all about simplicity.
    but- they are definitely talented!!!

  34. Nikki

    December 3, 2011 at 2:23 am

    Love it! beautiful…i have got my eyes on them!

  35. pendo

    December 3, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    not bad but a bit too crowded for my taste i prefer lots of space and they seem to loooove the colour red. But i like the thinkiing out of the box creativity

  36. natasha debby

    December 6, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    way 2 ova d top, dis aint our culture. kip up d gud work buh tone it down to the Naija style.

  37. trickalist

    December 8, 2011 at 1:05 am

    can’t believe the fortune some folks pay for this clutter show all in the name of class. take the tackiest concept to naija, add astronomical price tag and ….viola, it becomes the epitome of class.

    • Yvonne

      December 16, 2011 at 2:30 pm

      I think a lot you you people have no clue what an “EXHIBITION” is …….Newton and David have done amazing wedding decor. do u see any of them like that? Just incase you didnt know, some people want to have events and parties with themes.

  38. tunrayo

    January 3, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    I was @ that exhibition. Can u guys pls. Define exhibition and themed decor? That was purrrfection. Every single one. Whatever ur theme or setting, they can handle it. Forget about space for food. That’s d least of ur worries

  39. elizachee

    January 15, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Dunno why ppl just complicated common sense!these is an exhibition FCOL.

  40. Amaka

    February 3, 2012 at 2:44 am

    Newton & David… No1 anyday!!! Fantastic job always

  41. ukeme

    February 19, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Nice work. Giving me some lessons.

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