Certified Coordinated Bride Joanne

Final Journal Entry

Status: Married

Joanne has been a guest bridal blogger on The Coordinated Bride for months and now she is married.  We are very excited to have the final images for her wedding!  You can view her prior journal entries {Here}.  Congrats to Joanne and Chris!

Chris Tillman wed Joanne Udeochu tied the knot on Sunday, May 24th, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

The two professed their personally written vows and were married at First Presbyterian Church of Inglewood and the reception followed at the Grand Ballroom of Casa Vertigo of downtown Los Angeles.   This Nigerian and American wedding included a traditional Nigerian Wine Carrying wedding ceremony on Friday, May 22nd, 2015, where the couple performed the traditional customs to consecrate their marriage under Abiriba traditions.

The weekend was filled with cross cultural elements shared with the over 400 guests in attendance who traveled far and near including Nigeria, Atlanta, Texas and many more places to celebrate this union. The couple has been together for over six years and loved displaying their devotion to one another with their royalty themed purple and gold elegant wedding.   These young lovers had a wedding party of 28, including 12 groomsmen, 12 bridesmaids, 3 darling flower girls, and 1 adorable ring bearer.  The wedding reception included several key design elements created by the couple, signature cocktails at the bar, and a special performance from the talented groom to the bride with a personal song he wrote for her! This wedding was truly filled with love, happiness and good times!

From groom Chris Tillman

“I am happy to marry the love of my life and it felt good to give her the wedding of her dreams. She wanted our wedding to be beautiful, memorable, and fun so I knew that when I surprised her with the song that I wrote just for her she would fall in love with it all! Wedding planning was hard work but the wedding was fun! Having all my boys from my different walks of life and my family there was so much fun, it made the weekend complete.”

From bride Joanne Udeochu (now Tillman)

“I loved every part of my wedding! I made sure that I did not stress out on our wedding day and left that all for the wedding planning. I loved how beautiful everything was (including me) so all I could do all day was just smile! I was so happy!! I cried tears of joy, danced with my friends and loved every minute of the time with my new husband. I was so elated to have family my family there and see my Nigerian culture blended with everything and I knew people were genuinely happy for me!

Cheers to Mr. and Mrs. Tillman!! Tillman Till The End!!!

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Vendors & Acknowlegements

Groom: Chris Tillman // Bride: Joanne Udeochu // Best man: Jonathon Tillman // Maid of Honor: Dr. Jennifer Udeochu // Wedding and Event Planner: Bella Dawn Events Planning // Photographer: Eye Am Shooter photography //Groom’s tux: Micheal Khors //Bride’s dress: Pronovias // Bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka //Bride’s accessories: GIVENCHY //Bride’s hair: Dream Hair //Bride’s make-up: Eye Dream of Drini