Congolese American Forest Lodge Wedding

We are feeling a little nostalgic these days and we love vintage dresses and Remakes of wedding dresses from past generations (have you seen this gorgeous dress worn by three generations in Chicago?).

Today we are walking in the mountains of Montana, where Rebekah & Likom celebrated their wedding in the lodge, filled with Congolese traditions, whimsical forest atmospheres and a redesign of Rebekah’s mother’s this year wedding dress.

Also from Chicago, Rebekah & Likom chose Montana as their wedding destination for its natural beauty and who can blame them? The couple went out of their way to show off the stunning views with an outdoor meadow ceremony under the Rocky Mountains and tons of golden hour forest portraits with bee weddings.

The dress and the clothes

Rebecca’s dress was a replica of her mother’s dress, originally worn in. We worked with a local seamstress for 18 months to customize and design a new top to match the dress. The veil was the original veil.

We knew that we wanted a classic and refined design image, so we chose the black Tuxedos from Men’s Wearhouse for Likom and his groomsmen. Rebecca’s bridesmaids wore dresses from David’s bride.

Objective

For us, our wedding was an opportunity to reunite our families who would never meet otherwise and to celebrate our love and our marriage. We wanted to honor our traditional roots and organize a big party. Since we live in Chicago, it was important for us that our wedding in Montana matched the beauty that surrounds us. We opted for a classic and fun atmosphere, accentuating our Magenta color palette with emerald green accents.

Favorite moments

We loved having the opportunity to integrate our families and share different dances and traditional festivals.

Family heritage and traditions

We have integrated the family tradition of Likom by allowing the groomsmen to incorporate African wax ties during the reception. Likewise, the bridesmaids wore matching wax-print earrings. In addition to Rebecca’s mother’s dress, Rebecca also wore it after the grandmother’s emerald ring. Likom and the men in his family all wore an African pearl bracelet.

The most fun Tradition we recorded was the traditional African money dance, where we danced and our guests threw bills at us (and all over the dance floor).

Flower

Our flowers come from the agile goat farm.

Cake

Our wedding cake was made by the bride’s sister-in-law, Ruth King. While we wanted a somewhat traditional cake, the design of the groom’s cake was payment for likom’s love for the Chicago Bulls.

We are feeling a little nostalgic these days and we love vintage dresses and Remakes of wedding dresses from past generations (have you seen this gorgeous dress worn by three generations in Chicago?). Today we are walking in the mountains of Montana, where Rebekah & Likom celebrated their wedding in the lodge, filled with Congolese…

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