It was a very warm, sunny and beautiful day to celebrate Sheri and John’s wedding on August 17 (we didn’t let the chance of the typical afternoon shower dampen our spirits in the least).  Higgins Hall was the perfect venue for this ceremony and reception, as almost 500 guests gathered from around the world to witness the union of two very special people. 

The ceremony, with music by harpist Sara Sterling Ansley, beautifully combined Sheri’s Muslim faith with John’s Christian faith, and both the Imam and Minister reminded everyone in attendance of the significance of the vows Sheri and John were taking.

Following the ceremony and cocktail hour, guests entered a beautifully transformed space with décor courtesy of Arlene’s Floral Design and chiavari chairs courtesy of First Class Rentals of Tampa Bay.  After introductions of the families and bridal parties, Catering by the Family served a delicious buffet, which included both American and Nigerian dishes.


DJ Hakeem of Phash Entertainment kept everyone on the dance floor with great music perfect for the new bride and groom as well as their guests.  As the evening continued, Sheri and John changed into their traditional Nigerian attire and guests showered them with gifts during their money dance. What a fun evening it was! 

Thanks to the following vendors for making this day a special one for Sheri and John:

Venue: Higgins Hall, Tampa FL

Photography: Dare 2 Dream Photography, Chicago IL

Videography: Inije Photography, Atlanta GA

Caterer: Catering by the Family, Tampa FL

DJ: Phash Entertainment, Tampa FL

Flowers/Décor: Arlene’s Floral Designs, Tampa FL

Chiavari Chairs: First Class Rental of Tampa Bay

Bride’s Makeup: Flawless Faces, Tampa FL

Harpist: Sara Sterling Ansley, Tampa FL

Transportation: Clean Ride Limo, Inc., Ft. Myers FL

Photobooth: Snapshoot Photobooth, Tampa FL