Wednesday, October 5, 2011

On Behalf of Deliteful Events by Ekua LLC,we would like to say a Big Thank-you to our Beautiful Couple,Clients,Vendors and Fans

A message from Ekua Tandoh owner and Director of Deliteful Events by Ekua LLC

Hello my Beautiful Friends,

2011, has been an amazing year for me and the company as a whole,we were honored to be part of memorable events and couldn't have asked for more amazing clients.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my clients, The Nwoke's,The Soyeye's,The Boateng's,The Okorie's, Akwaaba Radio,The Cox's, Francesca(Seska Lounge), thank  you for making us part of your beautiful Day and trusting us to coordinate and plan your BIG day.

I could not also have done this without the coorporation of my vendors,thank you for responding to all my ridiculous requests ;) my last minute updates and adhereing to my standards.

We are winding down the season,with a few events left on our plate,with that being said we can't wait to kick off 2012 with more DELITEFUL events and new ventures

Please stayed tuned for more amazing blogs,amazing couples and deliteful events

We love you all


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Timing is Everything

As a Wedding/Event planner, I always put a lot of time and effort into the scheduling for a wedding/event day. Sometimes more often than I would like :) but it’s a very important aspect for the success of the day. A wedding is like a production – and like any production – it has to have the right mix of excitement, emotion, visual impact, and above all, good scheduling! Timing is everything, and without good timing, all the other stuff can’t happen.
You will never host a bigger party then your wedding, so take the time to do it right.
Where do you start? Like all productions, it has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Begin with the middle – that’s usually the most important stuff, like the ceremony and reception. Then build off from there. Timing of the ceremony, cocktails and dinner are a good starting point.

Then move onto the beginning of the day. Talk to the hairstylists and make-up artists you've hired. How long will it take them to do everyone’s hair and make-up? It’s very important to make a schedule for that – so that everyone knows what time they will be getting made up, otherwise no one knows when or where they are supposed to be. That’s why weddings start late – because the morning activities were not scheduled properly. Mark down everyone’s name and appointment time, and make sure they all know where they have to be. Do you have a bridesmaid that is notoriously late? Tell her to show up fifteen minutes earlier to make sure she is on time.

Make sure to leave enough time after you are made up to get into your wedding attire. This is usually an important time with your mother, sister, or bridesmaids. You want to really enjoy this time and soak it all in. You don’t want to rush through this, especially because this will be right before you walk down the aisle – you want to feel calm and not rushed.

Photos – you should leave 2 hours for your photo session. That does not include driving time between photo sites. Choose only 1 or 2 sites to ensure you get quality time at each site. Talk to your photographer and get their input on your schedule as well. They are the pros, so they will know exactly how much time they will need to capture your images. Again, schedule this time - how long it will take to travel between sites, etc. is a great tool for helping with this. Leaving a five minute buffer in between the times you leave and arrive will also ensure you aren’t rushing from point A to point B, and gives you a bit of slack in case someone is late, or something unexpected happens.

Vendors – talk to your vendors and ask them what time you can expect them to arrive. The DJ or band needs to arrive prior to the event to set-up equipment. The musicians for the ceremony will also need to arrive prior. Your bakery will need to know when to deliver the cake. When will your flowers be delivered? What time will the limousine pick everyone up? The venue will need to know what time you will be starting cocktails and dinner. Mark these times down on your schedule as well so that everyone is aware of where they need to be and at what time.

Then move onto the happy ending – the reception. Consider the following and schedule them in order, and make sure your MC and DJ each get a copy:

- Your grand entrance
- Introductions
- Grace/Blessing
- Dinner start time
- Speeches and toasts
- First dance
- Cake cutting
- Garter and bouquet tosses

Once you’ve finalized your schedule, send a copy to all of the vendors involved in your day to make sure everyone is on the same page. Also give copies to everyone in your wedding party – this way they have no excuses for being late!

Remember it's your DAY,have lots of fun,lots of laughs because you are the center of attraction,it's Lights,Camera, Action!

Love as Usual
Deliteful Events by Ekua

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tanya & Eke's Washington,DC Engagement Shoot - Part ll

I'm so happy to share the beautiful and fun images of Tanya & Eke's  "e-session"....oh, the "hotness" of this summer shoot.....Tanya & Eke are the cutest couple and their style is simply AMAZING!I love the simplicity of the decor for the shoot...the details are all so romantic and the wardrobe choice for Tanya & Eke is perfect.....I love it all. Let's check out all the prettiness captured by Derick.....Enjoy!

Meet Tanya & Eke

Aren't they just the cutest couple...and I love their style!
I just can't wait to make you Mrs. Okorie
The Perfect Pair
My Beautiful and Classy couple
This is where it all started,he is still charming and she is ever so beautiful just like the first day!
Tanya's Appletini
Tanya & Eke, thanks for sharing your sweet love shoot with us...xoxo

Lot's of Love


Monday, May 23, 2011

Unique Ideas for Cake Toppers

Personalize an Acrylic Heart frame with a pic of you and your Honey

Hello Everyone and hope you had a lovely weekend!

Before you start to look into wedding cakes, you might not be aware of all of the possibilities for wedding cake toppers. 
 Traditionally, an initial of the Bride and Grooms first names or porcelain figures of a bride and groom sit on the top tier of a wedding cake.But,does it have to be limited to those choices?It’s not your parents’ wedding, it’s yours!  Think outside the box!  There are so many more options available now.
Not that there’s anything wrong with initials or porcelain figures. There’s something to be said for tradition, and those are perfect choices for traditional cakes. But you shouldn’t have to think within the confines of tradition.  The topper is usually the central focus of your cake.  Make it a statement about you as a couple.  But how do you figure out what you want to say, and how do you say it on the top of a cake?  Consider these questions when deciding how you’re going to top it off.

How did you meet?
Was it at work?  In college?  Did you grow up across the street from one another?  There are millions of stories of how couples meet, and no two are the same.  Pick something memorable about how or where you met, and make that into a cake topper.  Maybe something from your college bookstore or your workplace?  Maybe something from your first date, like replicas of movie tickets.

Where are you from?
Are you both from the same area?  Maybe try flags from your country of origin or two black and yellow taxi cabs if you’re from New York City.  Think about what is special about the area you’re from, and use that as a representation of who you are for the top of your cake.

What do you do for a Living?

Are you both doctors?  How about little figures dressed in lab coats?  Are you both accountants?  How about a calculator with a message spelled out on the LED screen?  Are you both teachers?  How about two apples or tiny chalkboards with a message written out in chalk?

What are your Hobbies?

Do you both enjoy Golfing ?Maybe you both enjoy cooking. You could use a set of salt and pepper shakers, one with a tiny veil and the other with a bow tie.  Do you like to travel?  You could use tiny suitcases with destinations written on them, or small model airplanes.

What are your favorite sports teams?

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Are you a Soccer Fan? Have two figurines in your favorite teams jersey, I am a Manchester United Fan,how original to use their logo as my topper,or if your  Fiancee is glued to the TV when a Laker's basketball game is on, feature those moments as your toppers,and your guest will love the originality of your cake

What is your personality type? 

Are you animal lovers?  A small bride and groom dog or cat would work.  Maybe you’re music lovers?  A small representation of Rolling Stone magazine with your faces photoshopped onto the cover would be great.  Are you into physical fitness?  Maybe a pair of his and hers running shoes.

Whatever your story is, there is sure to be something you can pull from it to use on top of your cake.  Whether it’s traditional or humorous, it should be a statement about who you are as a couple.

Thanks so much and be original!


Some Ref: from WZ blog

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My beautiful Couple - Anthonia & Fola - May 28th 2011 - Part 1

Happy Wednesday and say hello to Anthonia and Fola my very beautiful and amazing couple....Although I met Anthonia and Fola barely a month ago,I feel so honored to be a part of their wedding.The moment I met with my amazing couple for the very first time,right of the bat I knew,they were madly in love and a fun loving couple.

Well Anthonia and Fola will be Tying the Knot May 28th, 2011. Anthonia & Fola's wedding day will be filled with the love of their families and friends......I love how intimate their wedding day is  going to be and all the perfect details...their wedding will be held at Jesus House Baltimore and reception will be held at  the St Joseph Hall  in Baltimore,MD......let's check out all the beautiful pictures and get to share their love story...Enjoy!

Meet Anthonia & Fola
Sheer Bliss


She Loves to read

He loves music

He serenades his Bride-to -Be

She hears his call for her love!

Love is Sharing and Sweet

I will always love you!

Always and Forever

Love is playful

A & F 05/28/11

We are one!

Thank you and again you guys make me love what I do,thanks Anthonia & Fola for sharing your amazing love story  with us here at Deliteful Events by Ekua

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Match Made In Heaven. Nonye and Uzoma April 30th 2011 - Part 2

After working with a couple during the planning of their wedding,getting to the final stages seems harder and feels quite like a mother sending her children off to college to face the world.

This is how I felt,but it was a great feeling and I couldn't have been more proud when the big day finally arrived,and my beautiful couple Nonye and Uzoma walked down the aisle to begin their journey as husband and wife,

The ceremony was held at The Church of The Living God in Hyattsville, MD . Guest were beautifully dressed with lots of color from their traditional nigerian attire.Nonye and Uzoma are both nigerian from the Igbo tribe,I just loved the diversity of the crowd.

The reception was  held at Howard University's Blackburn Center where the couple and their guest ate and danced the night away.

I am so honored to have been a part of your wedding and on behalf of Deliteful Events by Ekua we wish you a Happy and Fruitful marriage and don't forget you are now part of the family and we would love to always hear from you,to Love,Health & Happiness