Wednesday, November 9, 2016

CEO & Founder of FTK~Konnect Events & WEB by FTK, Feyikemi Kukoyi is Featured on MyTV24

Yes you read that title correctly. Feyikemi, representing FTK~Konnect  & WEB by FTK will be on television discussing the amazing things coming soon!

Tune in to watch Feyikemi discuss winter weddings, how to properly plan one, and see samples of winter wedding decoration.

See Feyikemi discuss why winter weddings should be filled with lots of bright colors, bling, glitz and glam because it sparkles better during the early dark nights of winter.

Also, find out what couples should do right after the bride to be says "yes" I will marry you.

Learn about how to choose a professional and efficient wedding planner who can help you prepare for your big day, choose top vendors, and execute your wedding day perfectly.

Tune in tomorrow, 11/10/16 at 2:30 pm on MyTV24 to watch this amazing interview! Channels on Verizon & Comcast are as follows: Channel 9 & 21.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Are You Up for the Challenge? Make-up Free Wedding Day

Welcome to our newest blog series entitled: Are you up for the challenge?

In this series I will give a challenge relating to weddings, bridal and baby showers, and other events. I will also give a little information about how to do the challenge.

Of course the challenge isn't mandatory, but after reading about it you may just want to try it out!

The 1st challenge: Going make-up free/natural faced on your wedding day!

I know this is a huge challenge, but it could be fun. Why not show off your fresh face on your wedding day. Alicia Keys is doing a great job at rocking her fresh face if you need some inspiration!

Why would you want to take this challenge on your wedding day?

1) It will save you time

Normally, doing makeup in the morning can take an hour to an hour and a half or longer before your big day. Why not spend that extra hour getting a little more sleep or getting all dressed up in your gown and veil.

2) It will send a positive message

 If you have a daughter or younger girl that looks up to you, seeing you go makeup free on your wedding day sends a  positive message. She will see your natural beautiful face and maybe follow in your same footsteps in the future.

3) It can save you money

You will probably be paying a professional makeup artist to do your makeup for your wedding. That can be a cost you cut out if you go makeup free!

Remember this challenge is just hypothetical! If you want to have your face beat beautifully, that is definitely fine as well! Just remember to love your beautiful natural face too.

Remember Busola Umoren - the bride with no make up as seen on Bella Naija Weddings? She is our poster bride as a perfect example that it can be done! Link: BNW Story

Out of the Box Wedding Day Outfit Ideas

Do you consider yourself a non-traditional bride? Are you tired of the usual white wedding dresses? If you answered yes to one or both of these questions, this blog post is for you!

Below you will see a few wedding day attire options that you may have never seen or considered. Maybe you will get inspired and try one out for your own wedding. Take a look!

Colored dress: If you love bold, bright colors, the dresses below may be the one for you. You can choose your favorite color or even a blend of many colors. The possibilities are endless!

Bridal Jumpsuit: Consider yourself fashion forward and very style savvy? Then this jumpsuit is the perfect alternative wedding dress option for you. You will look sleek, chic, and super stylish.

Short/Tea-length dress: Long dresses are so last year! When wearing a short dress it’s all about having your legs out and looking cute, flirty, and fun. Short dresses not only trendy, but also super slimming!

Two-piece bridal set: Consider a crop top or a jeweled bodice as your top paired with a midi or maxi skirt and that makes your wedding outfit! It can save you hundreds of dollars and the 2 pieces can also be worn separately after your wedding day!

Patterned dress: Similar to colored dresses, having patterns on your dress can make for a very bold statement. Choose from geometric prints, floral patterns, polka dots, or stripes. It would definitely look unique and adorable if you and your groom matched your print.  

Bridal Pantsuit: This may be the most out of the box option on the list, but should definitely be considered if you are a risk taker. Who says that a suit on a woman can’t look sexy and elegant? If you are more of a tomboyish bride, this lovely style statement will be perfect for you.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Zainab Weds Bayo

Last year on October 24th, 2015, FTK~Konnect had the pleasure of planning a wedding for a beautiful couple, Zainab & Bayo.

 The colors for the wedding were silver/gray, navy blue, and gold. The decor was simple and elegant and all of the colors blended beautifully, from the wardrobe, to the table settings; even the cake matched!

The couple wore traditional American attire and also wore outfits native to their home countries.

The bride and groom are of course the center of attention on this day, but we have to mention the amazing bridal party and groomsmen as well!

Below are a few of the fun, wild, and joyous moments we loved seeing at the wedding!

Overall, the wedding was a big success and we wish Zainab and Bayo many more happy moments and years together!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Check Out Our New Website!

This past Monday, FTK~Konnect relaunched our website. We have all new pictures, details, reviews and more for you!
Feyikemi Kukoyi, Founder of  FTK~Konnect
If you haven't seen the relaunched site yet, you are definitely missing out! What's so special about our new site?

Below are few highlights:

Here you can learn about our team at FTK~Konnect. We are a small but powerful, ambitious, and motivated team. Read about us and how we all help make FTK~Konnect Events possible.

Want to know about the services we offer, look here to find out more. Some of the events we plan are birthdays, destination events, corporate events, baby and bridal showers, and of course weddings! 

Sample of decor by GOE for a winter wonderland wedding planned & coordinated by us!

Want to see some gorgeous events we helped plan? Have
 a look for yourself here to see pictures from our previous weddings and events. 

Did you know that FTK~Konnect has a vlog series on Youtube? Our vlog series is called Weddings, Events, & Beyond by FTK, better known as WEB by FTK! Here you can watch episodes from season one and prepare yourself for season 2 which is coming in the near future!

To find out more about what media sites FTK~Konnect was featured on, what our clients say about our work, and how we help you plan an amazing event, visit our homepage here!

Our bride and a bevy of beautiful ladies celebrating at her bridal shower!

If our new site gets you excited about FTK~Konnect Events and what we do, we would love to work with you! If you are planning a big event and would love a professional and creative touch, contact us today by email or give us a call!


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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

6 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Wedding Planner

Reason #1. You need help making your perfect wedding day vision a reality

You may have hundreds of ideas in your head or you may not have a clue about
what you want to do, and that's okay. A wedding planner helps you narrow down your ideas to a few major ones. Once everything is narrowed down, wedding planners can help you decide on the stlye, mood, and overall look of your big day. They are able to visualize your dream and bring it to life!

Reason #2. You deserve a stressfree and enjoyable wedding planning experience

If you are thinking about planning your wedding, you probably recently got engaged and during this period you should be truly happy and enjoying time with you significant other. You shouldn't have to lose sleep, not be able to focus at work, etc because you are stressing over your future wedding. It is our job as wedding planners to take the time and skills we have to deal with all of wedding details while you focus on your engagement and taking care of yourself!

Reason #3. If you aren't the best at budgeting

Everyone knows how they are when it comes to saving, spending, and budgeting money. If you believe that you will spend all of your money on items you probably won't really need or use in your wedding, wedding planners can help you stay financial savvy. Let us, as your wedding planner, be your financial advisor. We can create a balanced budget that helps you focus on your personal wedding priorities.

Reason #4. Wedding planners have a vast amount of wedding knowledge and expertise

Most wedding planners, FTK~Konnect Events included, have planned hundreds of weddings and events over the years. Wedding planners know what to expect when it comes to wedding day etiquette and we know how to make a wedding a successful. Any questions you have and aren't able to answer, your wedding planner can take care of it for you.

Reason #5. Wedding planners are pretty much venue coordinators, photographers, florists, and interior decorators all in one

By this I mean that we have the connections you need with other vendors, in order to make your wedding spectacular. We can do the flowers and decorate the venue for you or we know somebody who can do the job! You won't have to worry about finding separate companies and individuals for each aspect of your wedding. Hire a wedding planner and he/she can figure out the vendor details for you.

Reason #6. If you are planning a destination wedding

Planning a wedding in itself is tough, but planning a wedding in another state or another country can be even more difficult. Find a wedding planner who has done at least one or two destination weddings because they will know how to go about planning your wedding in the easiest and best way possible. For example, FTK~Konnect has experience planning weddings in Nigeria, South Africa, Canada, Dubai amongst other countries so we know all about travel expenses, the wedding culture in other countries, and how to properly plan a wedding when the venue is miles away!

Hope this list helped you figure out whether you want a wedding planner or not and reasons why you should definitely hire one. FTK~Konnect Events is always looking for new and exciting wedding and events to plan. We would love to help you plan yours! Connect with us on social media so you can review our portfolio! Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest

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