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BN Weddings Exclusive: From Sushi Date to Forever Love! Esé and Eric’s New Year’s Eve Wedding #EE2G17

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Esé the founder of Esé Azénabor clothing company tied the knot with her love Eric a real estate practitioner and CEO of Grembowski Investment Group on the 31st of December 2017. Talk about a romantic way to step into the new year. The couple met on a social media platform which they both joined for different interesting reasons. From the first date to a romantic new year’s eve hangout, they both knew they had met the one. They had a traditional pre-wedding party at the Hall space in Esé Azénabor Show Room in Dallas which had the couple representing Esé’s Nigerian heritage.

The designer bride made all her wedding dresses which were all showstopping by the way. According to Esé, “My wedding dress took me a year to complete. Mostly because we had to keep stopping to finish our brides and client’s dresses.”  She also made all 11 of her bridesmaids’ dresses and her mother-in-law’s dress. Eric wore a Tomford black tuxedo. His suit was a cool embossed texture which was my favourite suit of his. For the after party, he changed into a custom-made white Tuxedo by Dada Custom Clothing to match his groomsmen’s colour.

Here is a little backstory of how they met. Look out for the bride’s lovely advice to brides-to-be and grooms-to-be.

BellaNaija Weddings wishes Esé and Eric lots of love together.

How We Met
By The Bride-To-Be, Esé

Eric and I met online, Zoosk to be specific (I am not sure if it still exists). Eric joined Zoosk because he thought it was a site to expand his network in his Developing and real estate business which I found extremely funny. I joined because a friend signed me up and wanted me to get out there and start dating again. In 2013, I was still new in the fashion industry and I needed to focus on work and I wanted to put dating on a back burner. I never went out, I was always home working and trying to develop my brand.

Eric had seen me on Zoosk and decided to add me on facebook and send me a message. This was in November of 2013. We talked online for about a month and decided to meet face to face for sushi. I will never forget our first meeting. As we ate and talked, I just knew 100% that this man seating in front of me was going to be my husband. I don’t know how to explain it. His charisma, the way he talked, his intelligence, his point of views and his values were just so on point to me, it almost freaked me out. This has never happened to me before. I have been in serious relationships before Eric but I have never felt like “this is the one” until I met Eric. I had a wedding to attend on NYE of 2014 and I asked Eric to be my date and we made it our “official first date”. After we rang in 2014 together, we were never apart since then. Eric says he knew I was “the one” on NYE 2014.

Our Proposal
 Eric Proposed to me January 21, 2017. This was a day after my birthday. He planned a surprise birthday party for me and it ended up being an engagement party. I am Type A person and I still till this day do not know how he planned it without me finding out. He invited all my friends and family. I was truly surprised. One of the best moments of my life.

Eric Proposed to me January 21, 2017. This was a day after my birthday. He planned a surprise birthday party for me and it ended up being an engagement party. I am Type A person and I still till this day do not know how he planned it without me finding out. He invited all my friends and family. I was truly surprised. One of the best moments of my life. #EE2G17  More on www.bellanaija.com/weddings or the link in our bio #BellaNaijaWeddings Bride: @eseazenabor Groom: @ericgrembowski Planner: @dureevents Bride’s Dress: @eseazenabor Reception dress: @eseazenabor Bridesmaids dresses: @eseazenabor Groom’s Tuxedo: @tomford Groomsmen Suit: @02bydada MC: @thefoxhimself DJ: @djkunceptofficial Decor: @Prashe Hair and Makeup: @glamourrx Video: @i2lmedia Photography: @rhphotoarts Chairs: @lavishdecor Cocktail hour food: @tastybitess Food: @creativecusine Live band: @themichellepriest Cake: @madisynsweets Bridesmaids Fabric: @temiladyofkwamuhle Jewellery: @Couturerocks Bouquet: @simplyelegantdallas

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Let Your Wedding Day be Personalized

My advice to brides-to-be and grooms-to-be are: Firstly, Don’t fuss about the irrelevant things. Think about the things that are very important to you and make sure it shows on your wedding day. Secondly, Try to personalize your wedding day the best way you can. Guests enjoy personal details of the couple. To me, it sets the day apart. Thirdly, I know planning a wedding is very stressful and you want to be as involved as possible, but try to take one day a week off wedding planning. Don’t talk about the wedding that day. Just hang out with your husband-to-be. Go to the movies, go see a play, go have dinner and drinks. It makes a whole difference. I am so lucky to have had amazing people around me including Chioma of Dure Events. She went up and beyond to ensure Eric and I had a wonderful and memorable wedding day. I truly felt like a queen.

Why We Chose To Get Married on New Year’s Eve
Our white wedding was held on December 31, 2017. We choose New Year’s Eve because Eric and I’s major first date was at an NYE wedding and it was literally both of our best dates ever. We always talk about that date, it was such an amazing experience and I love the meaning of walking into a new year as man and wife. It was perfect for us. Our white wedding ceremony was held at Hilton Anatole. We had a horse carriage that took us from the ceremony to ‘7 for Parties’ where the Cocktail hour, Reception and NYE after party was held.
It’s All in The Detail
I was inspired by my love for Chantilly lace which I accentuated with beading and 3D details. It has two detachable trains. Both trains were attached during the ceremony. The shorter was floor length with layers. The material was Chantilly lace covering in Swarovski crystals and 3D lace appliqué. The second train was 15 feet long and it went over the layered (ruffled) first train for extra length. Also, Chantilly lace that has been structured and covered in Swarovski crystals and 3D floral lace appliqué. The inside of my dress was a fitted mermaid gown. Illusion sleeves with a corset lace up back closure.

My dress was also a Chantilly covered in tinny hand-beaded Swarovski stones and floral applique.During the reception, the 15 feet train came off and left me with the shorter train to dance in. During the cutting, if the cake, my second train came off and I was left with a fitted sexy mermaid gown, which was Eric’s favourite look. The entire dress took about a year to complete, weights about 50 pounds. I have always loved the romance of Chantilly and I always wanted to incorporate Chantilly in my wedding dress and I am so glad I never changed my mind. I wanted to look like a queen on my night. For our after party which was the NYE party, I changed to a different gown. A hi-lo sparkly dress with ostrich feather hemline and a beaded bodice. The entire dress was also fused with Chantilly within its structure.

White Wedding


Decor loving the elegant ballroom at Esé and Eric’s New Year’s Eve Wedding #EE2G17  More on www.bellanaija.com/weddings or the link in our bio #BellaNaijaWeddings Bride: @eseazenabor Groom: @ericgrembowski Planner: @dureevents Bride’s Dress: @eseazenabor Reception dress: @eseazenabor Bridesmaids dresses: @eseazenabor Groom’s Tuxedo: @tomford Groomsmen Suit: @02bydada MC: @thefoxhimself DJ: @djkunceptofficial Decor: @Prashe Hair and Makeup: @glamourrx Video: @i2lmedia Photography: @rhphotoarts Chairs: @lavishdecor Cocktail hour food: @tastybitess Food: @creativecusine Live band: @themichellepriest Cake: @madisynsweets Bridesmaids Fabric: @temiladyofkwamuhle Jewellery: @Couturerocks Bouquet: @simplyelegantdallas

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Esé and Eric’s slow motion garter removal ? BN Weddings Exclusive: From Sushi Date to Forever Love! Esé and Eric’s New Year’s Eve Wedding #EE2G17  More on www.bellanaija.com/weddings or the link in our bio #BellaNaijaWeddings Bride: @eseazenabor Groom: @ericgrembowski Video @dosexose Planner: @dureevents Bride’s Dress: @eseazenabor Reception dress: @eseazenabor Bridesmaids dresses: @eseazenabor Groom’s Tuxedo: @tomford Groomsmen Suit: @02bydada MC: @thefoxhimself DJ: @djkunceptofficial Decor: @Prashe Hair and Makeup: @glamourrx Photography: @rhphotoarts Chairs: @lavishdecor Cocktail hour food: @tastybitess Food: @creativecusine Live band: @themichellepriest Cake: @madisynsweets Bridesmaids Fabric: @temiladyofkwamuhle Jewellery: @Couturerocks Bouquet: @simplyelegantdallas

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Traditional Wedding

Credits
White Wedding
Bride:
@eseazenabor 
Groom:
@ericgrembowski
Planner: @dureevents
Bride’s Dress: @eseazenabor
Reception dress: @eseazenabor
Bridesmaids dresses: @eseazenabor
Groom’s Tuxedo: @tomford
Groomsmen Suit: @02bydada
Decor: @Prashe
Hair and Makeup: @glamourrx
Video: @i2lmedia
Photography: @rhphotoarts
Chairs: @lavishdecor
Cocktail hour food: @tastybitess
Bridesmaids Fabric: @temiladyofkwamuhle
Jewellery: @Couturerocks
Pre-Wedding / Traditional Party
Photography:
@tgarzaphotog
Bride’s Dress: @eseazenabor
Bridesmaids Dresses: @Lyzafaye
Groom’s Agbada: @02bydada

19 Comments

  1. Samira

    March 5, 2018 at 7:52 am

    This is wat u call simple yet classy. How to know a good wedding is when you scroll down looking at d pictures and u can’t stop smiling..Smiled all through.Lovely wedding!

    • NDBabe

      March 5, 2018 at 4:13 pm

      I have to say I had this molar to molar smile on my face watching the videos. See white boys totally enjoying money spraying. I wish you a happy marriage. Looks like you started on the right footing. Your clothes are unrivaled and you are a ballsy girl. Love you for not feeling like your bridesmaids are in competition with you if they wear white and look pretty. You are a confident woman.

    • memebaby

      March 5, 2018 at 11:05 pm

      same… i didn’t even realize i was smiling till you mentioned it… really nice wedding.

  2. Lol

    March 5, 2018 at 9:53 am

    What a way to showcase your talent. The dresses were a joy to peruse. Beautiful wedding and happy married life to you both.

  3. Baby gurl

    March 5, 2018 at 9:58 am

    It’s raining money!!! Lol. I’ve been following this awesome couple since their proposal. Talk about obsessed. You can tell from her dress and the bridal party’s dresses that she has a signature style. She’s such a talented designer. And oh so jovial. Double dosage drama queen too. Happy married life you both. God bless your union and your home richly.

  4. Kenny Kash

    March 5, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Fantastic..a spectacle!

  5. mulikat

    March 5, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Love is a good things, you can see this marriage is base on love no force,too much happy people,i wish you long life and happy union,God bless u with nice kids.

  6. jankara

    March 5, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    awwww…splendid ..

  7. Ayana

    March 5, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Beautiful ?

  8. Wow

    March 5, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    Absolutely stunning!!!!! I see you Chi (Dure Events)

  9. sussy

    March 6, 2018 at 5:31 am

    Congrats to the couple, the wedding gown is beautiful. I joined Zoosk months ago and thus far I have only met unserious guys there, I have given up sef. Could this be a sign to go back? lol

  10. Miss Mo

    March 6, 2018 at 6:15 am

    Wow, I love this. My kind of wedding. Simple yet classy.

    Beautiful bride with style. Nice venues and decor. Beautiful bridemaids.

    Happy Married Life 🙂

  11. chy

    March 6, 2018 at 8:38 am

    Beautiful couple.
    People of God,I’m on social media ooooo,even if na good friends make we be!

  12. Nikki

    March 6, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    My people! One of my favourite couples…I love their love. Congratulations Ese and Eric…God bless your marriage forever!

  13. Crescentia

    March 6, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Congrats Ese, I was so surprised when I saw you, my childhood friend and neighbor. U have so changed. I hope you get my message. How is Oxidise, Ainose and Violet. Rem Cynthia and Sandra!?

    • Ese Azenabor

      March 19, 2018 at 4:35 am

      oh wow. which one are you? Cynthia or Sandra? I remember you guys. are you on instagram? if so, whats your name on there?

  14. Dee one

    March 7, 2018 at 5:29 am

    I believe the little boy is his son, so cute how he was involved in everything from being a groomsman or should I say groomsboy, lol to also dressed in his little native. Love her traditional wedding dress. Congrats to them.

  15. Akua

    March 19, 2018 at 1:04 am

    Classy and so beautiful. I love every bit of it.

  16. Pinkie Lee

    September 16, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Why is money good like this? See sweet classy stuff!

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