Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Dotun's 40th Surprise Birthday

Last year, FTK-Konnect had the pleasure of planning a 40th surprise birthday party for Dotun Dada! It was an emotional extravaganza that he knew nothing about! Dotun's family knew exactly what he would enjoy and appreciate. An intimate no bells nor whistles celebration...we obliged them and well check out the beautiful pictures below!

As you can see from his face below, when he walked into the event space, he had no idea what was about to take place.

He got very emotional once he realized everything was for him, even shed a tear or two! His sister came from out of town to be at his surprise party. Below you can see the two of them in an emotional and loving embrace.

Guests...waiting to surprise Dotun!

We tastefully set up the event space with dashes of blue, emerald green, and white. Beautiful centerpieces, customized glassware, sparkling cider, green and blue candies...this party had it all!

May we also mention we had a red carpet which guests had a blast posing on. Take a look at the pictures for yourself!

After posing on the carpet, it was time to begin the festivities. The seating for the guests was very creative, clever and cute. Guests were assigned seats based on their relationship to Dotun in regards to a few of his favorite things.

For example, if the guest was a member of Dotun's church, there was a table specially labeled for them. If he knew the person from playing soccer or football with them or if the person was family, they would sit at those tables labeled as such.

Once the guests were seated, a few of them went down the memory lane and gave us more scoop and their relationship to the birthday boy. Of course, everyone had beautiful and kind words to say about him!

The last 2 pictures are of Dotun's son and wife speaking!
Some words moved Dotun and other guests to tears...Tears of joy all around the room!

After the speeches wrapped up, Dotun was able to cut his gorgeous cake. The cake was green and blue, to fit the theme of the day! 

Overall,  Dotun was super surprised and had a great time! It was a pleasure working with his friends and family.

Photo Credit: Teyemedia Images

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Rocking a Ring and my Natural Hair

Deciding how to wear your natural hair on your wedding day can be a challenge. You have to figure out how to tame those kinks and curls or figure out what to do with that huge afro.

It may seem impossible but let me tell you, it definitely is possible. Need some inspiration?

See how these natural sistas slayed their wedding days and hopefully this should help you out!

Don't like having your hair all over your face? This pulled back side-puff hairstyle will work perfectly for you. Rock it with or without a jeweled headband and with the veil off to the opposite side of your puff.

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Want to wear a protective style on your big day? You can rock this box braid bun updo adorned with a bejeweled crown, with the veil placed in the middle of the bun.

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Think your hair is too long for a veil? Definitely not true! You can try out this flowing, loose curls style with the veil sitting right in the center of your hair.

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Don't know what to do with your dreads? How about trying this glamorous spiral curl updo with the veil placed delicately behind the updo.

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Big Chop recently? No worries, rock that beautiful freshly cut hair with an elegant birdcage veil.

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Are you an unconventional natural hair bride? Are veils not your cup of tea? A colorful flower crown around your curly afro would be stunning.

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No matter what type of natural hair you have, you can find the perfect way to wear your hair on your special day. Try out some of these looks or see if you can come up with some on your own!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Color Inspiration Series: It's Almost Fall!

As the weather gets cooler and the leaves start changing colors, we at FTK~Konnect know that fall weddings start to take full effect!

Most fall weddings include shades of brown, orange, red, and plum. These colors work perfectly with the color of the leaves and the 2 big fall holidays: Thanksgiving and Halloween.

Having a variety of fall colored bridesmaids dresses, like in the picture below, is a great example of blendling all fall colors in your wedding.

If your personality is a little more earthy, having tan hay stacks or little orange pumpkins for decoration could be a pretty cool idea!

 Your cake can be the epitome of fall by having fresh fruit on top and having the dough be in fall colors, like the cake pictured below.

Whether you plan on having an array of colors in your fall wedding or if you are sticking with 2 main colors for your wedding, fall is definitely a bright and beautiful season to get married in!

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Demo's 50th Birthday Bash

Last year on March 28th, FTK~Konnect Events had the pleasure of planning a birthday party for Mr. Demola Adesida. Demola or "Demo" for short, turned 50 years old, but we are still in denial because he doesn't look a day over 30!

To celebrate his 50th, Demo wanted to throw an upscale cocktail birthday party and made sure to let FTK know that "Chelsea Soccer Team & Ferrari" were his favorite things and as such blue emerged as the theme for his event. Demo's blue birthday bash included a classy blue backdrop highlighting his fave things and his very own red carpet for guests to pose on as well.

Demo and a few of his guests posing in front of his fabulous blue backdrop.

When guests entered the room, you could definitely see that the color blue was the center of attention, aside from Demo of course! Blue and white candles, tablecloths, and spotlights lined the reception hall.

Guests wore varying shades or hint of blue to go with the theme and the guests definitely loved posing on the red carpet. See some of the glamour shots below!

After all of the guests made their red carpet debut, it was time to whip out the drinks and appetizers and really get the party started. The drinks there were two of Demo's favorites: appletinis and mimosas!

There was a gorgeous fruit platter display where "Demo is Fifty" was written out on a sign and the number 50 was tastefully made out of a few bunches of grapes.

Guests were able to enjoy their fruits and drinks and head out to the dance floor and take even more pictures!

After cutting it up on the dance floor, it was time to enjoy Demo's delicious cake. The cake table was set with a blue tablecloth, white candles around the edge of the table, and not just 1, but 2 cakes sat atop the table!

A simple cake, stating "Happy 50th Birthday Demo" and "#Demo@50" and a more upscale cake lined with blue details and decorations and a golden 50 sitting on top.

Demo cut the cake with his family beside him and it was a perfect way to wrap up his *bbb* blue birthday bash! Below is the dream team that made this event a success!


Looking for someone to plan your next birthday or a big milestone birthday, look no further because FTK~Konnect will help you out!!

Photography: S67 Studios
Fruit Display: Nini's Fruit Design