Tolu and Emerald have a lot in common, one of those things being our immense love for our family and close friends. Our families represent the essence of who we are at the core, and our close friends have helped to make some of our best moments unforgettable. We are very grateful for our network of supporters and friends, and we look forward to sharing our special day with you. 

Emerald's Family

  • Houston, Texas is home! 
  • my parents, Norris and Barbara, have been married 26 years
  • big brother Vincent gets full credit for teaching me how to stand up for myself
  • my 13 yr-old niece Monica has been appointed the position of Social Media Manager for our wedding day. She'll be in charge of snapping and posting our special moments. 
  • My 86-year old grandmother Dorothy has quite the dry humor
  • my dad makes  THE best barbecue ribs ever (!) 

Tolu's Family

  • Proud Nigerians but New Jersey is home for us
  • my parents, Chris and Ola, have been married for 32 years
  • As the oldest of three, I have fond memories of picking on my little siblings. My sister Fisayo was always the tattle tell. My brother Seun loved to sing Green Day in only his bath towel. 
  • My dad recently retired from the NYC Board of Education after 26 years, and my mom is a registered nurse. 
  • Six Flags Great Adventure was the ultimate family vacation back in the day. We used to go there a lot. 
  • My mom loves to make sure you are dancing at a party so don't be shy! 

A few photos of us with friends and family...

We've made great memories with so many of our friends along the way. We couldn't pass on the opportunity to feature them, too. We hope to see these familiar faces and so many more on our special day. Friends + Family = Fun! 

God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.
— 1 John 4:9-12 (NLT)