A Friend in Me: Enyinna Nwachuku & Brittany Moore
This couple’s pals set them up knowing they’d be right for each other.
When Enyinna Met Brittany.
Enyinna Nwachuku and Brittany Moore’s friends knew they’d make a perfect match — so they set about making it happen.
After finishing a shift at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in 2017, Brittany, an assistant professor of social work, was surprised when a colleague asked if she’d be interested in meeting his roommate, Enyinna.
“He mentioned he had a friend and that he thought we would be good friends. That’s how he posed it,” Brittany says.
Trusting her pals, Brittany surprised herself by agreeing to exchange numbers.
“I’m typically reserved and just careful,” she says.
Shortly after, Brittany and Enyinna, who is currently finishing his residency in UPMC’s neurosurgery department, went on their first date, to Mad Mex in Oakland.
“I knew she was the one after the first week of dating,” Enyinna says.
She Said Yes.
Family is extremely important to Brittany, who grew up in Canonsburg, as well as to Enyinna, who came to Pittsburgh via Philadelphia but whose family hails from Nigeria. After church services on Easter Day 2018, Brittany — who’d always hoped to get engaged in the presence of loved ones — was thrilled when Enyinna proposed at her grandma’s house.
“Everyone cheered,” Brittany says.
The Big Day.
For their elegant wedding — which incorporated black-and-white elements with hints of gold — the couple held their ceremony and reception at the classically beautiful Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown.
“We decided on the Omni because the decor is just so beautiful, I felt we didn’t have to do much else,” says Brittany, who adds her favorite part of the day was seeing Enyinna’s face as she walked down the aisle.
“I was just so ready to see my husband,” she recalls.
During the reception, the couple and their bridal party changed into traditional Nigerian wedding attire as a way to honor Enyinna’s heritage. Brittany says her mother-in-law assisted in picking out the fabric.
“Being that we were blending our cultures and families, it was important for us to bring this tradition into our union,” Brittany says.
The couple also participated in a traditional Nigerian celebratory dance where money is sprayed on the bride and groom to symbolize hopes for good fortune.
Happily Ever After.
Brittany, 31, and Enyinna, 32, reside in Point Breeze. They honeymooned in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Ceremony & Reception Site~ Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown
Caterer~ Omni William Penn Hotel
Cake~ Signature Desserts
Dessert~ Signature Desserts & Missy Artis
Dress~ MB Bride
Hair~ Chelsea Rae Salon
Makeup~ Beat by Nesh & Makeup by Tionna
Rings~ Kay Jewelers
Flowers~ Blossoms by Jillian
Music~ DJ Prince
Videography~ Quentin Wolfe Films
Stationery~ Elegant Wedding Invites & Minted
Photobooth~ Lux Photobooth
Officiant~ Rev. Alyn E. Waller of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church
Wedding Planner~ Hello Productions