ABOUT

Real Cultural Weddings that Embrace Your Heritage and Flow like a Professionally Planned Event

Not every wedding involves a white dress, right?
And let’s be honest—not every wedding planner understands how different a cultural wedding can be from a typical American wedding, especially when you’re not a typical American bride.

In the midst of trying to incorporate your own culture, you also have your own style and love story that you want to highlight as well.

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Hi, I’m Ronny Chuks — Owner of Utterly Elegant Weddings and Events and Certified Wedding Planner and Event Designer. I help couples who are connected to their roots celebrate their culture and create a professionally planned and organized wedding ceremony

Having emigrated from Ghana to the US, I understand how difficult it is for those outside of your culture to understand your traditions and how much you want to embrace and celebrate where you come from.

When I got engaged to my Nigerian fiancé ( now husband), I knew I needed to bring a planner on board who could suggest ideas and help me create a wedding that celebrated the joining of two people from two different countries without feeling like there was total chaos or not a single common thread that tied it all together.

After My Own Wedding, I Realized How Much I Enjoyed The Planning Process, And Then As I Attended More Multicultural Weddings Throughout New Jersey And New York, I Realized Many Multicultural Events Lacked Structure, Guests Arrived much After The event start Time, And Vendors Were Late and uncoordinated.

So, I got certified as a wedding planner from the Longevity Wedding Planning Institute and graduated from the International Wedding and Event Design Institute with a mission to remedy that. I’m also a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants, a Munaluchi 2016 Coterie Member, and have been featured on The Knot NJ.
I’d love to help you. I offer month-of and Partial Planning Services in addition to Floral Styling and Event design. Check out my service pages to learn more and then get in touch with me about your wedding.