After meeting while at the University of Pennsylvania—they were on competing dance teams!—Marisa Moreta and Gbenga Okusanya became engaged in the summer of 2011, and, after taking some time to enjoy their engagement, began to plan their wedding at Cairnwood Estate. They gave their wedding planner two main directives—great food, fabulous DJ—and, along with lots of fun, family, and cultural tradition, they had a wedding day with exactly that.
Marisa wore a strapless Lazaro gown she found at Bridals by Danielle in Center City. “It had just the right amount of bling from the belt,” she says.
Venue: Cairnwood Estate
, Bryn Athyn.
Wedding Planner: A Little Soiree
, Spring City.
Catering: Jimmy Duffy’s, Downingtown.<
Cake: Cakes & Candies by Maryellen
, West Chester.
Flowers by Nancy Saam
Photography: Ben Weldon, Weldon Weddings
Lazaro gown from Bridals by Danielle
, Philadelphia; hair and makeup by KLP Hair & Makeup Designs
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Mix of gowns from Donna Morgan, Armani Exchange and Asos.com.
Groom’s formalwear: Jos. A. Banks, multiple locations; tie and pocket square from shoptieoneon.com.
Stationery: Designed by maid of honor Catherine Lim and printed at Super-Print in Oakland, California.
Music: DJ Nick Montone, Philadelphia.
Transportation: Buses from King Limousine, King of Prussia; vintage Rolls-Royce from First Class Rolls-Royce, Willingboro.