Sunday, 24 June 2012

When is a wedding not all about the bride? When it’s a Mahogany Wedding..…..Mahogany Events by Debra-Jane, providing the best Wedding & Events Planning services in Ghana…

You can feel the cool early evening Accra breeze, what lovely ambience?



Mahogany Events by Debra-Jane have some of the best venues in Ghana on their books including Accra Polo club…

Their fresh flowers and attention to detail is fabulous

Mahogany Events by Debra-Jane have numerous chiefs on their books -and can source the freshest seafood/fish/vegetables/fruits for your wedding in Ghana…

Easy Breezy….alfresco wedding..

Attention to detail……

Mahogany Events by Debra-Jane can source fresh flowers for your wedding in Ghana…

Mahogany Events by Debra-Jane have some of the best wedding cake makers in Ghana on their books ….

Yummy fresh cocktails….

Attention to detail……

Paulina Opoku-Gyimah says: Since I started researching my Chic weddings in Ghana Report -I’ve been telling all my friends to get into the wedding planning industry in Ghana, -its truly recession proof..

We all know that the west is in freefall -and as Ghana or Africa for that matter has been in recessions since its inception, -the double-dip recession that’s effecting the FIRST world has nothing on us… Ghana/Africa is simply recession proof -and the Chinese, the Lebanese, the Indians, the Italians et al all know this!!!

Anyway I have found many companies, individuals and resorts to report back to you (one day hehe -its taking soooo long and I’m sort of tired) but I’m very excited about the numerous wedding planning/events organisers that cater to Ghana’s burgeoning middleclass’ needs and wants.. They’re not messing about -but, -if you decide to get into this industry, and only plan on using real flowers, natural fibres, real bamboo banqueting chairs, crisp white vintage linen to cover tables, lead crystal glasses, exclusive designer silver/gold/plated cutlery, designer crockery and so forth and so forth, -there’s still room for your services. Because while these Ghana based wedding planners are heading in the right direction, -I don’t think they push the luxury factor or yummy details -far enough…

I will in due time share all my findings with you -especially the wedding planners, but in the meantime, I just couldn’t wait to share Debra-Jane Abla Nelson’s ‘Mahogany Events by Debra-Jane’ with you… I think that -of all the wedding planners /events organisers I’ve come across, -hers comes the closest to my vision, -and as you all know, -it takes a lot to [truly] please me.. -as I’m a details person….

I’ve noted throughout my yet-to-be-completed Chic Weddings in Ghana Report, -that its sooo important if you decide to go with a wedding planner, -to check out their portfolio, to check out all the various vendors on their books, for example; are they the best, can they deliver on time, who has used their services etc etc?

You must also work very closely with wedding planners. You must work with them to source the freshest [real] flowers, fresh fish (the catch-of-the-day and nothing less), fresh fruits etc etc -for your day… And if you decide to book Mahogany Events by Debra-Jane you must do the same, as I have not personally used their services…

Anyway, I also wanted to share ‘Mahogany Events by Debra-Jane’ because of their USP. Their celebrated niche is that they also have a ‘Grooms Lounge’ -something that the rest don’t have.. Mahogany Events by Debra-Jane also offer numerous services under their following businesses including:
Mahogany Events by Debra-Jane,
Mahogany Marque,
Nicki Photography
The Grooms Lounge

Making Debra-Jane Abla Nelson’s Mahogany Events by Debra-Jane -right up-my-street… For more info or to book ‘Mahogany Events by Debra-Jane’ visit:
More info to follow…

About the founder:
Independent young female entrepreneur and community outreach volunteer, Mahogany Events by Debra-Jane Abla Nelson, was born January 26th, 1982, in Accra, Ghana, to a Ghanaian mother and a Scottish father and spent her childhood in neighboring West African countries Nigeria and Togo, prior to joining her grade 6 mates in Soul Clinic International School, Accra, and proceeded to St. Roses Secondary School, Akwatia, Ghana.

At the age of 16, Debbie and her two brothers moved to Milton Keynes, UK to continue their education and to make an attempt at independence. During and upon completing of St. Paul’s Catholic Sixth Form, Debbie worked for a number of companies including Volkswagen Financial Services, One 2 One currently known as T-Mobile and Getronics on the IBM Team. A year later, she registered as a student of Coventry University and graduated with a BA Honours in Business Information Technology with International Business and also received a National Award from the Licentiateship of the City and Guilds of London for her accomplishment at Kodak Dental Systems where she carried out a year’s work placement, working as Assistant to the Business Process Manager as part of her undergraduate degree course.

Think Mahogany is the tree from which many businesses have grown. It is the mother company which owns: 
Mahogany Events by Debra-Jane,
Mahogany Marque,
Nicki Photography
The Grooms Lounge
Our Vision Statement: The leading provider of creative solutions with a reputation for excellence and innovation.

Our Mission Statement: Inspired by a passion for creativity, we will build a unique portfolio of products and services, each striving to surpass our competitors and exceed our customers’ expectations in quality, value and delivery. In doing so, we will elevate our image to be the leading provider of creative solutions and become the best in the eyes of our customers, vendors, employees and shareholders.
Company Overview
Mahogany Events by Debra-Jane is a full-service events design, planning, coordination and management company. We continue to evolve and deliver creative event solutions and our philosophy is simple: Turning your event into lifetime memories!

We also offer a range of original Hampers, Personalised Gifts and Favors at affordable prices, with a variety of beautifully presented packages filled with excellent value gifts, perfect for any occasion. We specialize in corporate gifts and hampers for executive business gifts, sales prizes, incentives, rewards, promotional gifts and season gifts. And for corporate events: Sports tournaments, raffles, exhibition prizes and top staff/team awards. Our Hampers, Personalised Gifts and Favors make the perfect gift, ideal for family, friends, staff or clients. It is an all year round service to cover all occasions: Birthday & Congratulations, Weddings & Anniversaries, and Thank you & Get well, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s and Father’s Day, Festive Seasons.

In addition to that, we wrap gifts/bridal prices for Traditional Engagement Ceremonies.

At Mahogany Events by Debra-Jane, we specialize in the diversity of Corporate, Charity and Private Events. We determine the objective(s) of your event and how they can be realistically achieved. We put it together and design your reception accordingly.

We Source appropriate venues, Create decor, Design and produce lighting, Design and build stages, Provide photography and videography, Recommend and deliver catering services, Supply Ushers/Hosts, Recommend and provide entertainment, Help you draw up guest lists and guest speakers’ lists, Design and print invitation card, invitation letters and programmes, Help put together favors and gifts, Provide marketing, PR and advertising services, Organize media coverage, Supply security service, Deliver car rental service, Supply ticketing service and Sort out accommodation booking for guests.

We are capable of making your event a success, fulfilling your vision on a tailored and affordable budget. Commercial in Creativity, Perfection, Excellence and Customer Satisfaction.

Mahogany Marque is a creative forward-thinking Arts and Graphic Design Agency which specializes in selling the beauty of art, graphic design, branding, logo design and marketing design.

Mahogany Marque…Creativity Unleashed

Nicki Photography is the photography company that is executed by a team of only female photographers.

• Infant and Children’s Photo Shoots
• Maternity Photography to capture that special time of life
• Intimate Portraits that hint at sexiness in your comfort zone. Sexy…Sassy…Flirty…Fun
• Event Photography to make the special moments last forever

Nicki Photography; Distinguishing You

The Grooms Lounge

Many people think of the wedding as the bride’s day. She does the planning, picks the details, gets pampered and it is all about her. That is far from the truth. It is the groom’s “big day” as well, so here we say “Not another bridal service”.

This is where we look at the wedding experience from the groom’s side of the aisle.

We offer a personalized service assisting and grooming the groom and his groomsmen. We take care of all the treasured details:

• Planning and executing an intimate or grand proposal
• Choosing and/or sourcing the perfect engagement ring and wedding bands
• Creating a checklist and/or planning the wedding
• Attendance to suits, shirts, shoes, accessories and all details to ensure the groom looks sharp
• Assisting with speeches, etiquettes and protocol
• Offering pure indulgence
- Light Facial, Manicure, Pedicure, Trim and Tidy
- Neck, Back and Shoulder Massage or Full Body Massage
• Planning and executing the bachelor party
• Helping to select and obtain the right honeymoon package
• Planning and executing wedding anniversary celebrations, either intimate or majestic

“Not another bridal service”. The Grooms Lounge

Think | Mahogany also has a blog that features engaging articles covering events, the clients, the vendors, the process, the thrills, the challenges, the restlessness, the ideas, the contributions, the outcomes, arts, creativity, photography…and the rest! The blog aims to keep clients and the general public, our potential clients, informed with current content, and showcase our products.

The concept of naming this company after a tree (Mahogany) was inspired by the Bible verse Psalm 1 verse 3, “They are like trees that grow beside a stream, that bear fruit at the right time, and whose leaves do not dry up. They succeed in everything they do.” (Good News Translation)


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