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Featured in MunaLuchi Bridal magazine, Issue No. 26, this Bajan and Nigerian modern industrial wedding gave us something to cheer about!
Set at the Iron Manor in Texas, the couple’s huge celebration of two cultures and two families coming together was effortlessly captured by Nana Annan photography. Not only was the wedding giving us major feels but the bride’s train was unanimously a showstopping addition to an already luxurious wedding day.
Ricardo and Funke met initially at a friend’s graduation and subsequently, their relationship went from strength to strength culminating in an intimate and romantic outdoor proposal ending with a fantastic engagement party attended by family and friends of the bride and groom to be.
From their dazzling first look to the oh-so-cute flower girls to the groom serenading the bride during the reception, these forever memories we’ve shared from Ricardo’s and Funke’s wedding are precious moments that are sure to get you inspired for your own upcoming wedding day. And can we just take a second to give their incredible wedding cake its own round of applause – enjoy!
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- Couple: Ricardo & Funke Bourne
- Occupations: Accountant & Realtor
- Wedding Date: July 05, 2021
- Wedding Location: Iron Manor – Montgomery, TX
- Gifts for their Bridesmaids & Groomsmen: Bridesmaids received robes & Groomsmen were given lapel pins
- Favorite item on the menu: Stuffed Salmon & the Cake
- First dance song: “Sideways” – Cleo Sol
We met nearly 10 years ago at a mutual friend’s graduation and have been nearly inseparable ever since. Ricardo planned the sweetest proposal at Buffalo Bayou Park in Houston, TX. What started out as what I thought was a girl’s lunch date ended up with my friends purposely ditching me (I’m still upset lol), Ricardo scooping me up like prince charming, and whisking me off for a little adventure. We started by putting a lock with the day’s date (10/19/19) on the Houston love lock bridge then went for a walk in the park next door. Before I knew it he was on one knee asking me to be his wife. He then whisked me away yet again for an amazing surprise engagement party with all of my family and friends from near and far (he had been coordinating this party with all of my family for months). It was the most thoughtful and perfect proposal!
Wedding style & shopping experience…
My wedding dress was classic, elegant, and dramatic! Shopping was unique as it was in the middle of the pandemic and I couldn’t bring any friends or siblings along. I had my sweet mom and mother in law with me and my sisters Facetimed in once I found the one. I’m pretty decisive so I know very quickly what I liked and disliked. After trying on about four dresses, we landed on “the one.” I made several custom adjustments to the dress, veil, and train in order to create the dress I was envisioning. Overall I would say it was a very smooth and relatively easy process for me.
I am Nigerian and my husband is Bajan. We had a traditional Nigerian wedding the same weekend as our formal wedding. While keeping with the traditional Yoruba customs for the wedding, we incorporated the Bajan culture with food and music to create one big celebration of love and mixed cultures. (Nothing better than a Nigerian AND Caribbean party!)
I have two, the first being our entrance into our reception, we genuinely had so much fun… the 2nd was definitely Ricardo serenading me in front of all of our guests on the dance floor.
Make wedding decisions that will make YOU happy at the end of the day and don’t sweat the small details, your guests probably won’t even notice. Also, make sure you eat, drink and actually have fun with each other on your day!
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