Our Ghanaian & French Weddings in Vogue

Glamazon Diaries Wedding Gown Vogue

It’s been two months since Thomas and I said “I do” in front of friends and family in France. Marrying my best friend and partner in crime was a dream come true and sharing it with our guests for ten days in Paris and Southwestern France was the icing on the cake. We had two wedding ceremonies – a traditional Ghanaian ceremony and the white wedding – at two different chateaus in Poitiers, France. We’re very honored to be featured in VOGUE Weddings where we share our French, Ghanaian and American customs with you.

It was very important to share our wedding details because I want plus size brides, intercultural couples, interracial couples and Ghanaian brides to be represented in the mainstream publications as well as see similar couples on social media and Pinterest boards while researching and sourcing inspirations for their own weddings. My husband is very private but he knew this was so important to me so we decided to share some of the images.

Thank you to all our vendors (listed below) as well as family and friends that stepped in to make sure we had a fairy tale wedding. We couldn’t have done any of this without amazing help and support, especially during a gloabl pandemic.

Head to VOGUE to read our wedding story, along with some dress drama, and relive our epic wedding week with 68 stunning images shot by Charla Storey and her team – Rebecca Langford and Julie Wilmes. Thanks to Over the Moon’s Alexandra Macon for the amazing write-up.

I’ll be sharing some unpublished images and going into details in the next few weeks. Until then, please leave all your questions and comments below in the comments section.

Makeda Saggau-Sackey Glamazon Dairies Wedding Dress Ceremony
Makeda Saggau-Sackey Glamazon Dairies Traditional Ghanaian Wedding Dress Cape
Makeda Saggau-Sackey Glamazon Dairies Traditional Ghanaian Wedding Dress Cape

VENDOR LIST

Photographer: Charla Storey

Florals: Les Éphémères

Wedding Designer: Madame Wedding Design

Videographer: 3 Petits Points

Makeup: Beauty by Maeva

Hair: Seto McCoy

Celebrant: Jean-Charles Auzanneau

Gowns: Ewura Akua Sasu Domfeh of E.A.D Clothing Maven in Accra, Ghana,
Danielle Caprese, Pronovias, Dennis Basso, ASOS

Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, Tabitha Simmons, Christian Louboutin

Accessories: Pronovias Veil, Julia Vaughn vintage earrings

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal

Bride & Bridesmaids Ghanaian Ceremony Gowns:
Ewura Akua Sasu Domfeh of E.A.D Clothing Maven

Groomsmen Ghanaian Ceremony Attire: Sammie’s Couture in Accra, Ghana

Bridesmaids Jewelry: Julia Vaughn

Thomas’ Tuxedo: J.Crew; Shoes: Louis Vuitton;
Bow Tie: Ermenegildo Zegna; Cufflinks: Brooks Brothers

Nails: Lilou & Alex Formateurs of Gossip Beauty 

DJ: DJ Fire Night 

Locations: Château de Balliant and Château le Clos de la Ribaudière

Cake: Khadija Fouchard of K&Kakes

Stationery: Aerialist Press

Bar & Shelves: Rabioux Rentals

Furniture Rentals: B.Lounge, Le Petit Bal, Nuages Design

Crest & Monogram: Simply Jessica Marie

Transportation: Demellier Tourisme

Welcome Baskets: Custom Made in Ghana

Welcome Basket Contents: By Roe toner, Love Sun Body Sunscreen,
Cricket hair pins, Bellefixe scrunchies, Le Grand Courtage Sparkling Wine

Alcohol: Le Grand Courtage, Hennessy, Tres Chic Rose