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Building on Love at The Landmark Lincoln Center

Kimberly and Kene's chic wedding featured a sophisticated palette of white, gold and burgundy accented with greenery.
Sherri Hildebrandt

WEDDING: August 31, 2019

A chance meeting on Facebook through a mutual friend was the start of a romance that took Kimberly Evuleocha and Kenechukwu Onwuzurumba around the world. After a year of dating, Kimberly joined Kene in Finland for his brother’s wedding, where they agreed they’d meet the following week in Los Angeles to celebrate Kim’s birthday. 
Since they both love the architectural beauty of cathedrals, Kene told Kimberly to pick one out for them to visit on their trip. A morning of fun at Venice Beach flowed into an afternoon visit to St. Vincent de Paul Church. When she went into the church, Kim was surprised to see one of her best friends—then she turned to find Kene on one knee. “The fact that he incorporated so many of the things I love into the trip was super-sweet,” Kimberly says. “Not to mention he flew halfway around the world to propose!” Their appreciation for classic architecture drew the couple to the Landmark Center for their venue. They wanted the architecture to stand out, so décor was minimal, with a palette of dark green, white and gold and cascades of white and green floral arrangements. “The best part of the wedding was our entrance dance and our first dance. It stands out because in those moments the crowd and guests disappeared and it was just the two of us.” But that was only the start. “In our Nigerian culture, dance is often involved in most of what we do,” Kimberly recounts. “However, along with the dancing, the guests ‘shower’ the bride and groom with money while dancing, and it serves as a send-off gift.”

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