Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Ijei!
Natalie & Justin first met online over two years ago. Their first date was at Kona on the Plaza, and the rest is history! Spending time with these two, especially at their engagement session, you can see how perfectly bound these two lovebirds are together. Natalie’s compassion and genuinely caring character shines on anyone and everyone. Paired with Justin’s laidback charisma, they are a perfect team that I just love being around.
Natalie is a planner, and her attention to detail showed throughout their wedding day. She filled the day with so many classic details, from their getting ready rooms at the Westin to her cathedral-length veil to her monochrome white flowers. But details unique to the couple were also sprinkled in throughout the day. At their Boulevard Brewing Co. reception, Natalie and Justin opted for cupcakes (which were delicious) instead of a traditional cake, and Justin’s Nigerian family showered the couple (literally!) with dollars during their first dance - and every time they hit the dance floor after that. (Wouldn’t it be nice if you got gifted money every time you stepped on a dance floor?)
I’m so thrilled to share with you some of my favorite images from Natalie & Justin’s perfect summertime wedding. And a special thanks to the team that helped make this day amazing!
getting ready: Westin Crown Center
ceremony: Country Club Christian
reception: Boulevard Brewing Co.
gown: Bridal Extraordinaire
menswear: Tip Top Tux
bridesmaids: Bella Bridesmaids
jewelry: Meierotto Jewelers
hair: Tamara Borrego
makeup: Sarah Koeper
catering: Blind Box BBQ
videography: Mike Varel
entertainment: DJ Connections
nelson-atkins museum of art
country club christian church
boulevard brewing co.
Cheers to Natalie & Justin!
Your wedding was one adventure, smile, laugh, tear and hug after another.
I’m so honored to have been a part of it!