Love at First Sight: Mercy + Njukang Wedding at Hotel Du Pont

Weddings

Once upon a time, not too long ago, Mercy & Njukang Asong, fell in love. If you ask the groom, he’ll definitely say that it was love at first sight! “It was her poise, gentle spirit, and her smile that took my breath away! I felt like I was looking at an angel.” They met at a party in 2012 in Laurel, MD, and quickly became enamored with each other.

After a few months of getting to know each other, the couple began dating in March of 2013. At the time, they were in a long-distance relationship; Mercy was in Ohio for Pharmacy School and NJ was working in Maryland. Thankfully, distance made their hearts and love grow stronger and within the next year, they were engaged! 

After their engagement, they had a traditional Cameroonian ceremony and they were blessed with their two little angels, Khloe and Kyle. Time flies by when you’re having fun! Five years later, the couple decided that it was time to officially get married and celebrate their union. Originally, they wanted to plan the wedding themselves, however, they quickly realized how much of a task this was. This is when they hired their Fairy Godmother Lola, here with MasterPlan Events. Their magical day took place on August 31, 2019. The ceremony was held at the Cathedral of St. Peter and culminated at Hotel Du Pont, both in Wilmington, Delaware. 

“Bridesmaids: women who are like sisters; best friends; someone a bride’s big day would be incomplete without!” – Unknown

Mercy’s gown was beautifully designed by Leo Almodal.

“When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” – William Shakespeare
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not insist on its own way. Love bears all things, believes all things and endures all things. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8

When deciding upon venues, the couple wanted to make sure that their guests would not have far to travel for the reception. Hotel Du Pont was the perfect location! It is approximately eight minutes from the Cathedral of St. Peter.

“The moment we opened our eyes during the décor reveal and saw the reception ballroom, it felt like we were in a trance; taken to Heaven, to experience God’s beauty.” – NJ
“We knew the wedding production was going to be great but our A-list team of vendors gave us more than a glimpse of heaven.” – Mercy & NJ

Special thanks to Mon Delice for creating this beautiful cake. It was truly breathtaking!

Special thanks to harpist Jasmine Hogan for playing beautiful selections and for sharing her talents with all guests.

It’s time for an outfit change! Though Mercy and NJ had their traditional Cameroonian wedding five years ago, it was important for them to bring their culture into their modern wedding.

The night would not have been complete without a third outfit change! Mercy looks gorgeous in her custom gown from Brides by Nona.

“Hiring professionals who have years of experience was the best decision made for our wedding.” – Mercy & NJ

“Our wedding day was OUTSTANDING! Everything went smoothly. Njukang rarely shows emotions in public but his reaction during the first look was priceless; it brought me to tears” – Mercy

“Love, by itself, isn’t the fairy tale. The fairy tale is the ability to create a life together with that special someone.” – Baylor Barbee

Wedding Vendors

Event Planner/Designer: MasterPlan Events

Photographer: Dotun Ayodeji Photography 

Ceremony Venue: Cathedral of St. Peter

Reception Venue: Hotel Du Pont

Florist: BCG Events

Lighting: The LightSource Company 

Custom Table Rentals – Nostalgia Event Rentals

Ceremony Programs: VOKE Designs

Catering: Fransar Catering Services

Cake: Mon Delice

Hair Stylist: Dolled by NUEye

Makeup Artist: Shandy

Ceremony Dress Designer: Leo Almodal

Reception Dress Designer: Brides by Nona

Groom’s Attire Designer: Brown Inspired Luxury

Videographer: Malekfoto Weddings

Photo Booth: Cinemotion 360

Emcee: MC Chaz

Entertainment: DJ Jamstar

Harpist: Jasmine Hogan

Singer: Issac Geralds

Transportation: Ali Baba Limousine

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