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Wedding Inspiration

Kayla Bender & Rere Ayeni

by Sally Merrill

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If you’re looking for a wedding full of fall tones, look no further than Kayla and Rere’s modern chic November wedding. The adorable couple had not one but two breathtaking weddings full of gorgeous details we can’t wait to share! The couple met, as Kayla described, “not the traditional way, but it was the perfect way for us.” When Kayla moved back to Dallas, she searched for local coffee shops. While searching on Instagram, Kayla clicked an ad with a coffee and bagel image. The ad downloaded an app, which Kayla believed was for a coffee shop. Upon opening the app, Kayla quickly discovered it was a dating app called Coffee Meets Bagels. Shocked and intrigued, Kayla decided to go for it! She’s thrilled she did because Kayla matched with Rere a couple of weeks later. After their magical first date, the couple knew they had found a forever love.

 

Kayla and Rere’s modern chic fall wedding entailed two days of celebration! A main priority for the couple was to incorporate Rere’s Nigerian culture. Therefore, Kayla and Rere included an additional Yoruba wedding ceremony along with a traditional wedding ceremony and reception. Both wedding celebrations contained beautiful fall tones of terracotta, beige, cream, and blush.

 

On the morning of Kayla and Rere’s traditional wedding celebration, Kayla and her best friends got ready at The Adolphus Hotel. After changing into a beautiful gown from Lulu’s Bridal, Kayla was eager to reveal her bridal look to her soon-to-be husband. Following their first look, where the couple shared their personal vows, it was finally time to say, “I do.” Kayla said, “The ceremony made all the wedding planning stress worth it. We laughed, cried, and became one under God!” At last, the couple was ready to celebrate with BBQ and 2000s RnB with all of their guests. After dancing the night away, Kayla and Rere didn’t want the night to end. However, the couple gets to experience their wedding day again with a wedding film from Midnight Embers and a gorgeous wedding gallery you can scroll through below. Cheers to the new Mr. Rere & Mrs. Kayla Ayeni!

 

 

One Thing Kayla and Rere Learned While Planning their Wedding:

“Through our year-long engagement, I learned to remember the most significant reason why we were getting married, which was coming together to be joined as one in front of God as well as our family and friends — no detail I was stressed about could overtake that importance!”

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Other Local Vendors: Kelsie Andrus Photography, Legacy BBQ, DJ Dr. Drew, Poppy Floral, Modern Hairstyling, CrisJenn Makeup, Pastor Paul Daniels – Covenant Church, The Emerson, One Fine Day Events