5 Tips for Throwing a LIT Wedding After – Party

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Watch this first lovelies; Got a call from @mz_akuaharriet for us to coordinate her wedding on a Wednesday, asked her to hold for a minute while I checked the for availability, then I gasp 😳 and say “it’s this Saturday” … Continue reading


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Hiiiiii beautifuls!! 🤗🤗🤗  Okay, so, no long talk. Let’s just pretend this is a blog for annual posts shall we? **huuuuge grin 😬😁…and now, straight to our first (fingers crossed not the last) “annual blog post”, it’s Ready…Set…Plan!! Whoop whoop.  … Continue reading

Culture Blend (Ghana/Naija)

You’ve gotta love the love-hate relationship between Ghana and Nigeria (especially when it comes to football), but it was all love yesterday when a Nigerian and Ghanaian family came together as one at their children’s traditional marriage. The culture blend was just splendidly beautiful to say the least!

I love African culture. The combination of guests in the rich kente, aso oke, lace, agbada and white embroidered kaftan totally brought out a burst of color to the event. So excited to see how the photos will turn out!

My favorite part was the Yoruba traditional ceremony, of course, where the woman was officially handed over to the mans family. So meaningful! (Apparently it wasn’t even “a big deal” since the bride wasn’t the one leaving the family).  You can read more about Yoruba Traditional Marriages from previous Twirly Tuesday posts here and here. 🙂

So! Any Yoruba/Nigerian brides up for a Purple Twirl planning? Anyone? Can’t wait to do the next one! xo


Hiya Twirly Birdies! Hope everyone’s having a fantastic weekend!  I’ve been meaning to write this post for ages now and I’m finally getting to it today!  Whoop whoop!lol.  This one’s for those looking to have their wedding or event outdoors, within Accra.  As mentioned in our previous post, location is one of the first and most important items to check off your to-do list, and is the most tedious.  Purple Twirl’s here to ease your stress with pleasure.

There are the popular outdoor venues in Accra; Jandel’s Event Haven, the Unique Floral Centre and a lot of the hotels such as La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, La Badi Beach Hotel, Golden Tulip Hotel, Movenpick Ambassador Hotel and the list is endless.  But I’d like to write more about the lesser known venues and the up & coming ones.  So clickity click, here we go:

Villa V upgraded and can now cater for 300-400 guests comfortably in their new lawn space. They also have some pretty decent accommodation for purples and/guests willing to sleep over and their staff are quite friendly! Location: Main Westlands Road, West Legon.

One of Accra’s best kept secrets, located in Adenta.  This venue gives a variety of options for your event in one place and you’re spoiled for choice with tonnes of backdrops to choose from for your wedding photos.

Cleaver House is located on the busy Barnes Road, between the Tigo and Databank Head Offices, but once you enter their gates, you might as well be outside Accra.  It’s clean with a large lawn which allows room for a lot of manipulation (music to the the decorators ears).  They have an in-house kitchen and their packages come with catering and drink services, as well as rentals.

Tesano Royale Hotel is conveniently located in Tesano with very well manicured lawns, perfect for that outdoor event.  Apart from the large space which can cater for a large number of guests, you can take advantage of the hotels rooms and suites for your wedding party, out-of-town guests or just to relax before or after the event.  You’re wedding photographs will be thankful to this venue.

One word…SPACE…lot’s of it.  It has a massive lawn that goes on forever!  They also offer unique decorating concepts for their clients and are located in East Legon, close to the tunnel.

Yiri Lodge is tucked inside the University of Ghana campus, Legon.  The massive lawn can take a large number and conveniently has accommodation within the yard for guests or bridal party to stay or to change.

Timora Gardens has a homey feel to it.  It’s perfect for that intimate event feel and is located off the Adenta Aburi highway few metres from the Engen garage. Check them out!

So there we have it!  Feel free to share other venues that haven’t been mentioned on here.  Fellow Twirlies would be most grateful.   Always waiting to hear from you.  Have a blessed evening! xo

P.S. Clicking on the venue names will send you to their individual pages for more info and contact details


Updated 12.09.17



We get tonnes of questions from brides-to-be on the do’s and dont’s during their wedding planning process! So much to think about! So much to do! Where to start? Who to go to? Which vendors to trust? Is the price right? The dress, the decor, food, drinks, invitation cards, you name it! Your brain is literally clogged with wedding info! (not forgetting other aspects of your life you can’t put on hold during your planning process i.e. work and having a life!).  We absolutely love this illustration of the typical brides brain.  One who hasn’t hired the services of Purple Twirl of course… 🙂


So we want to help declog and declutter your brain!!! Purple Twirl is inviting brides-to-be to a “mini forum” to address all wedding planning dilemmas.  Come and receive vendor recommendations that compliment your style, personality and budget and also have the opportunity to speak with the wedding professionals about your wedding plans.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to find out more about Purple Twirl and to receive a 10-15% discount on wedding planning packages if booked by the end of May.

The date for the event is on the 20th of April 2013 i.e. this Saturday at the Anglogold Ashanti Guest House at Ridge (near the Ecobank Head Office).  Time is from 11:00am to 1:00pm prompt! (and we don’t play with our time people, so please, do come on time). Now, seats are limited so anyone interested to come (grooms-to-be welcome too!) should kindly register for FREE by simply sending an email with your phone number and name to info@thepurpletwirl.com.

Can’t wait to meet everyone!! In the mean time…