The Man I was in Love With Chose Me! Karin & Eric’s Movie-Themed Wedding will Surely Make Your Day
Karin & Eric’s love story will make you believe that you can find love anywhere and your dream spouse might just be a click away on any social media channel of yours!
Have you been avoiding your social media DMs and friend requests like you just don’t care, after reading Karin & Eric’s romantic love story, I will implore you to go attend to them – you never know (drops mic).
We love the fact that these people were complete total strangers before they met on facebook – all thanks to the fact that they had some mutual friends in common.
The couple’s love story will definitely make your day and undoubtedly put a smile on your face.
Not only did the bride, Karin, planned her own wedding, she also had some surprises for her man up her sleeves. It was a movie-themed wedding and this was so special to the lovebirds who said their vows in May 2018.
Get to know more about the lovey dovey couple!
Tell us a bit about how you met as a couple and about the proposal!
By the Bride
Ironically, we met on Facebook after noticing we had mutual friends. One day, he wrote me and we’ve been speaking ever since.
I will never forget July 31, 2016; the day Eric proposed. He had just left church to pick me up from Union Station in Washington, DC. I had spent an amazing weekend in NY with two of my favorite aunts. One of my aunts flew in from Lagos, Nigeria and the other from Tampa, Florida; we enjoyed a weekend of shopping and theater. I was rather irritated that Sunday because I had received some disturbing news. On the car ride back to his house, I was venting to him about what irritated me. Although he was very supportive, I couldn’t help but to be annoyed by the smile on his face. I was wondering to myself “why was this man smiling after I just vented to him about what was bothering me”? Once we pulled up to his house, I just wanted to get in my car and drive home. Then he reminds me that I left a few things in his house that I would need for work the next day. I then started walking towards his front door. He then says “Karin, you forgot something in my car”. A frustrated me turns around to see what I forgot and I see him reach in his pocket and get on his knee. So many emotions ran through my mind. I couldn’t believe it. Finally, the man of my dreams asked me to be his wife. With everything he said, all I could remember is he wants to build a family with me. I truly lost it when I saw my ring glistening. The man I was in love with chose me. It was my perfect proposal-intimate and a sweet surprise at a time when I truly needed to smile.
Tell us a bit about the wedding in your own words.
My wedding was everything I dreamed it would be. I planned every detail of my wedding and I’m happy I did because it came out exactly how I wanted it. I had a movie theme wedding and ensured it was conveyed to all guests. Upon entering the reception hall, our guests were greeted by a large 36″ x 24″ canvas that depicted a movie poster that I designed to go with the theme. Once the doors opened, the beauty of the venue mixed with the impeccable decor had my guests mesmerized by its beauty. The wedding programs, table numbers, candy table, Rita’s Italian Ice, and wedding cake all depicted my movie theme. Our decor team beautifully executed where I dreamed my husband and I would sit, a dreamy carriage with floral detail. Some of our favorite movies were incorporated throughout the night. Prior to Eric coming out, we had 3 of my lovely friends serve as flower bearers like they did on the movie “Coming to America”. The ladies walked out to the very familiar drumbeat from the movie while dropping gold rose petals. Eric came out to the same tune. Once he reached the bottom of the magical staircase, my flower bearers sprinkled his feet with gold rose petals while a short clip from the Jerry Maguire movie played where Jerry says “he is looking for his wife”. It was now time for me to make my grand entrance and I did so to one of my favorite fairytale movies, Beauty and the Beast” to the “Tale As Old As Time” song walking down the magical staircase just like Belle did in the movie. Everything about my wedding was amazing. I truly had the time of my life. I’m beyond grateful to God for it all.
Any unique or interesting elements you want to point out?
I did a special surprise dance for my husband that was in honor of his late best friend Jody that passed away a few years ago. Jody was part of a dance team that included my husband’s brother, cousin and two of their friends. All 4 of them danced with me dancing one of their famous routines.
Also, my husband truly surprised me when he swam to get the garter. He incorporated scuba diving gear. I loved every moment. It was very creative and tasteful. Our guest truly enjoyed it.
Planning every detail of my wedding truly made me come to the realization that I have a true gift and passion for planning milestone events and will continue to do so via my company, Uniquely Atypical LLC. I can be reached via Instagram and Facebook via @uniquelyatypical and by e-mail at [email protected]
The Couple + The First Bridal Look
Dance Dance Dance
The Stunning Decor
The Bridal Party
Awesome Wedding Moments
Bride and Groom’s name: Karin & Eric
Wedding hashtag: #QuitetheKARICters
Date of wedding: May 28, 2017
Location of Wedding Ceremony & Reception: The Bellevue Conference and Event Center @thebellevueva
Overall Theme: Movie Theme Fairytale Wedding
Color palette for the wedding: white & gold
Brides Wedding dress: Winnie Couture @winniecouture
Bride’s second outfit: jumpsuit designed by bride Karin @uniquelyatypical and sewn by seamstress
Brides Shoes: 1. Giuseppe Zanotii @giuseppezanottidesign 2. Jimmy Choo @jimmychoo 3. Gucci @gucci 4. Tory Burch @toryburch
Bridesmaid Dresses: All designed by Bride Karin @uniquelyatypical and sewn by seamstress
Bridesmaid shoe designer: Forever 21 @forever21
Groom Tux: Gucci @gucci
Groom Shoes: Christian Louboutin @louboutinworld
Grooms lapel: Designed by bride Karin @uniquelyatypical and crafted by Katrin
Groomsmen wear: The Black Tux @theblacktux
Stationary Designer: Designed by bride Karin @uniquelyatypical and crafted by Lee
Photographer: Dotun Ayodeji @dotunayodeji
Videographer: Henry Adewale Films @henryadewalefilms
Brides bouquet: Designed by bride Karin @uniquelyatypical and crafted by Katrin
Bridesmaid flowers: Z Gallerie @zgallerie
Flowers/ Centerpieces/ Tableware: Dacceni Luxury Weddings @dacceni_occasions
Movie themed table numbers: designed by bride Karin @uniquelyatypical and crafted by Lee
Jewelry worn: Earrings – Giuseppe Zanotii @giuseppezanottidesign
Caterer: The Bellevue Conference and Event Center @thebellevueva
Cake: Fluffy Thoughts Cakes
Rita’s Italian Ice @ritasice
Brides makeup: Sade Falade @shandyy_mua
Bridesmaids makeup: Bria @brianicolebrand_
Brides Hairstylist: Ngozi @ngozithestylist @heatfreehair
Decor: Dacceni Luxury Weddings @dacceni_occasions
DJ: DJ KC
MC: Uchenna Nwokeafor
Planner of theme and wedding details: Bride Karin via Uniquely Atypical @uniquelyatypical
Month of wedding and day of Wedding Planner/coordinator: MasterPlan Events @masterplanevents
Your favorite song:
1. Mad Over You by Runtown
2. And He Gets The Girl by Lupe Fiasco
The Man I was in Love With Chose Me! Karin & Eric’s Movie-Themed Wedding will Surely Make Your Day was last modified: December 5th, 2018 by Funmi Attah