A French Chapel Set the Scene for This Modern Wedding at The Club at Houston Oaks in Texas
Bridget Awosika (a womenswear designer) and Dapo Olagundoye’s (an agro-commodity trader) wedding planning journey was a globe- trotting affair. The couple met (thanks to a chance run-in at an ATM) and reside in Lagos, Nigeria, but flew stateside for their nuptials. In late 2019, they wed with a traditional Nigerian minimony in Washington, DC, and planned to celebrate later with a Tuscan-inspired California wedding. Though the pandemic forced Bridget and Dapo to pivot to an event in Houston, the duo still brought European flair to their sequel wedding: The second vow exchange took place at a 15th-century French chapel. With a planning journey that took them all over the world, it’s no wonder their best advice for to-be-weds is to “be very flexible and keep an open mind!
"The overall theme we were going for was a very intimate, classic and elegant affair," says Bridget. Bridget and Dapo’s color scheme consisted of whites and ivory with hints of taupe and greenery. Given that Bridget is a fashion designer, it was no surprise that sleek 4 attire filled the day. Her column wedding dress was a “statement piece on its own and exuded my style perfectly. The historic French chapel where the couple said “I do” was shipped piece by piece from Europe to Texas and then reconstructed. Bridget and Dapo sat all of their 25 guests at one long table for dinner. It was decorated with a “runner” of roses, ranunculus, anemones, lisianthus, trick dianthus and green viburnum.
Celebrating family was key to Bridget and Dapo. “Family is very important to us and it was important to celebrate our journey to the altar alongside our family and include them in the celebration in very meaningful ways," says Bridget. Being able to have my sister Sarah plan my wedding, wearing her veil from 12 years prior, having my sister Anna style my entire wedding day look, hosting the wedding in Dapo’s family’s hometown and having our parents wear matching ceremonial Nigerian attire were ways that we honored our family and made it meaningful to all of us!”