Seun and Tony's Wedding



Role: Partial Wedding Planning and Coordination

Date: 5th and 6th of February, 2016.

Wedding theme: Burgundy and Chmpagne gold

Location: Decorium Events Centre, Ikeja Lagos.


THE CLIENT

Seun was referred to us by another one of our clients. We had planned her friend's (Bisi) wedding last year and Bisi had referred our services to her.




When Seun contacted us, we were in Oyo state for another event. We couldn't talk much but promised to give her a call once we returned to Lagos.  

On getting to Lagos, we met and it was like we had known one another for ages. She was such an easy going bride and just Okayed everything we said and trusted us completely. Then we had to meet the groom's parents because at the time we met the bride, his parents were out of the country.

Finally, they were back and wanted to meet with us. We met and their first impression was that we were young. I remember her saying, you are so young and with a small stature, i had imagined someone bigger. Then she later said that she got good recommendations about us and that she is trusting us to do a good job.

Her major concern was people standing up for food and wanting her guests to be properly fed. 

We assured her that all will be fine and got to work immediately.



OUR ROLE
The client had some vendors that they wanted us to work with, we sourced for the remaining vendors that they had not yet gotten, we handled some payments and balances for the vendors, held a vendors meeting, created a floorplan and coordinated all the vendors on the wedding day.

THE CHALLENGES
- The vendors meeting was very successful, still one of the most interesting ones we have had till date. The band did not show up.

Now, this was an issue in this case because the band was Shina Peters and big bands like his usually have some basic things they ask for, like a large space because they always have more than a 20 man band. 

Also they needed to know when to play and stop and when to allow the DJ to do his thing. This is to avoid that Band/DJ feud, we sometimes experience at some weddings 

So we had to schedule another meeting for the band and gave him all the requirements.

- The decorator had to do an overnight job and when the band came to set up their equipments, they ate into the stage space, and they wouldn't bug until they saw the planners, we had to go there after the traditional ceremony and stayed until very late to ensure that the other vendors that dropped their equipments did not cause any other trouble.

-  The Lagos Marathon was on the wedding day and most roads were blocked causing traffic everywhere. The limo couldn't get to the hotel venue in time to take the bride and her friends to the church, we had to get an alternative car to get them to the church and also assured them that the limo would be at the church venue waiting to bring them to the reception. Also we had to keep calling the limo driver to communicate the roads that were free. 

- The hall was a new one and that was their first event, their supply of power to the DJ kept tripping off, we had to get an emergency generator for the DJ.

- The groom's aunt created a WhatsApp group with everybody you can think of, plus their P.A's and everyone seemed to have an opinion on how they thought a wedding should go or be.

- The crowd was a lot but just enough for the hall, as the guests were coming in batches. We ensured that as the first batch of guests were seated, the food went out immediately and not a single guest stood up to get food. 


#Seken2016 was a huge success. Now Seun's Mother- in- Law calls us "the small but mighty" team. We are grateful and yes, another referral from them. Thank you once again for choosing La' Heiress Hospitality Services. 







Special thanks to all the vendors who made #seken2016 a success!


LIST OF VENDORS

Hall: Decorium Event Centre, Opebi Link Bridge.
Caterer: @funkymarvellous || mama Osa
Decorator: @evergreenventures
Drinks: @memoryevents
Cake: @protouchcakes
Photography&Videography: @jgatesvisuals
Band: Shina Peters
DJ: @djAslide
Hostesses: @laheiress
Stationery: @ebenezerruth
Small chops: Didi Chops
Security: Atlas Security
Hotel reservation: Nspiri Hotels, Yaba Lagos.
Hair Stylist: @uniqueberryhairs
MC: Amobi
Cocktails: @memorableevents
Makeup: @blmstudios
Aso oke: @bisbod




La' Heiress Is 3 Today!

La' Heiress is 3 today! (27-06-2016)

Unfortunately, I have not been able to come up with anything to celebrate our 3rd year anniversary. The one thing I did do was to reflect. I reflected on the memories, the good, bad and the ugly memories. And then I thanked God for how far he has brought me.

As lost as I felt then, I just wanted to start and hoped it would count for something. I was unsure, I was afraid, I was happy and sad at the same time. 

Looking back today, I am glad that I started, it has been a challenging journey but God has been faithful. I am not yet where I want to be but I am on the right path.

I have given up. I have lost hope but most of all, I have learnt, I am stronger and I am moving forward, little by little we are getting there. 

Thank you to everyone who has ever believed in me or the brand. In some way, you all have been a source of inspiration to me. 


In the spirit of the our 3rd year anniversary, we would be offering our full wedding planning services to a special couple. 

This couple will also be eligible to receive all our complementary gifts and services which are:

- A customised guestbook
- Our Customised backdrop with the couple's pictures, a red rug and wedding props
- Our La' Heiress gift bag for the bride
- Two on site event coordinators and many more...


* You must follow our instagram account; @laheiress
* You must be getting married between January and July, 2017.
* Your Wedding must be in Lagos or Ibadan.
* Tell us why we should plan your wedding in 150 words. Please add your wedding details, location and date.

Send all details to: olamide@la-heiress.com

May the odds be in your favour! 

Happy Anniversary to La' Heiress.