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A Formal Elegant Wedding in Philadelphia, PA

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Bola & Gbolabo in Philadelphia, PA
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Bola carried a classic bouquet of all-white roses with a crystal embellished “G” placed in the center.
Hilary Felton/Country Meadow Florists
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Some blue thistle accented the yellow bouquets of roses, craspedia and cymbidium orchids.
Hilary Felton/Country Meadow Florists
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The groomsmen's yellow craspedia boutonnieres were framed with pine sprigs for a fun, fall twist.
Hilary Felton/Country Meadow Florists
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Sparkly silver slingbacks were a perfect fit for the wedding colors.
Christian Louboutin
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The four bridesmaids wore strapless dresses and accessorized with earrings.
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Gbolabo chose a nontraditional navy suit and wore a white rose on the lapel.
Yves Saint Laurent
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Letterpress invitations with a delicate leaf motif and a navy font had an elegant look.
Debra Saba/Luxe Expressions
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To let Trinity Memorial Church’s old-world charm take center stage, Bola and Gbolabo added two simple arrangements at the altar.
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The escort cards rested below a display of yellow orchids and roses hanging from manzanita branches.
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A mix of pomanders and soaring arrangements of cymbidium and oncidium orchids dotted the long dining tables.
VU Events
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Craspedia and greens added a natural touch to the silver place settings and rich navy patterned linens.
Select Event Rentals
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A center tier of yellow roses made a nice block of color on the navy and white cake.
Brown Betty Dessert Boutique
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Modern leather furniture made up the lounge area at the reception, while big arrangements of yellow roses added some color.
Cort Event Furnishings
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Bola rode to the ceremony in this white vintage Rolls-Royce.
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At the end of the night, guests took advantage of the popcorn bar and filled up bags for the trip home.
Bon Appétit Catering at Penn

Bola & Gbolabo in Philadelphia, PA

The Bride Bola Abodunde, 29, a photographer and engineer The Groom Gbolabo Sokunbi, 29, a physician The Date Setember 18 Bola and Gbolabo combined their favorite colors (navy, yellow and silver) to create a bright yet classic affair.
- Amanda Black
Their Ingredients
  • Michael Norwood Photography
  • The Wedding Factor
  • Penn Museum
  • Hilary Felton/Country Meadow Florists
  • Christian Louboutin
  • Yves Saint Laurent
  • Debra Saba/Luxe Expressions

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