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