Beautiful Congolese wedding in Peabody, MA
“Marriage is sharing your life with your best friend, enjoying the journey along the way, and arriving at every destination together.”
Nancy and Ramo have a beautiful journey. Their love story began as a teenage love while they were young living in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It survived years of living continents away, and you could feel it all around. Plus they had the most precious guest at their wedding – their first child, 2-month old baby Jayson.
They wed on a brisk November day. The bride and her bridesmaids got ready at the hotel and the groom and groomsmen at the best man’s house. The wedding ceremony took place at the church they attend in Everett, MA and then the bridal party and families headed to Bell Rock Memorial Park in Malden, MA for pictures. After pictures all headed to Holy Ghost Society hall in Peabody, MA for the wedding reception.
Holy Ghost Society in Peabody, MA worked perfectly for their specific needs. It can accommodate up to 446 people as it could accommodate the 300 person guest list. This hall also gives people the option to have to select their own caterer, which was important to the couple. Nancy and Ramo chose to hire a caterer who could prepare their favorite Congolese dishes.
One of my favorite parts of the wedding was the bouquet toss portion. Instead of tossing the bouquet to the crowd of ladies standing, Nancy walked over to her sister and handed her bouquet to her. Right away, the music changed and her sister’s boyfriend serenaded her right before popping the question. This surprise engagement was beautifully curated by Nancy and her sister’s fiance.
Newly engaged? We would love to help you plan your wedding. Send us a message, and we would love to share more with you about what we do!
Planning + Coordination: A Peace of Cake Event Planning
Photographer: Jeff Photography
Decoration: Aimee Decor⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
DJ: DJ Kunta
Bride’s Makeup: Clara Beauty (Clarisse Lukanda)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Bridesmaids makeup: Makeup by Jammika
Hair: Korlu Bulaya
Cake: Konditor Meister