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Mason and Nina-Serena’s Wedding!

We’re getting married on 9/3/2022
Time of Ceremony: 5pm
Doors open: 4pm



awwwwwwwwww yeeeeaaaaahhh       we boutta get married       u boutta get turnt

Our Story

In 2018 at Sankofa Bookstore we were introduced by our mutual mentor Dr. Keith Hunter. Despite Nina’s elegance, Mason does not remember this meeting.

One year later Mason mistook Nina’s friendliness for seduction and initiated his pursuit. In October of 2020 he proposed at a mountainside waterfall to ensure their love would be everflowing through matrimony.

That which binds Us

We share a deep passion for the practice of Sankofa, an ancient African principle that means “if you forgot what you lost, it is not taboo to find it.” Specifically, we enjoy applying aspects of African history and culture to the present.

You, as our family contribute to the peace and joy of our relationship. And of course, being science nerds helps!

What our future holds

We have a clear vision for building a strong, loving, and committed family unit. As we do so we will build our enterprise, The Pattern House of Olonade, which will advance the African aesthetic.

After uniting, we will reclaim our African roots through being known as Mason and Nina-Serena Olonade.

We are thrilled to have you initiate us on this path forward at our ceremony, for as you know, the Zulu proverb says, umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu, or “because of you, we are.”



Our home in Charlotte, NC.

There will be an open bar, so this is an adults only celebration.


Charlotte Courtyard Marriot

Black-Owned AirBNB’s in Charlotte

Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne


African attire is desired, but not required. Temperatures will be in the mid 70s.

Please dress comfortably for the outside i.e. sandals over heels

If you would like your own custom African-inspired attire, contact Mason

COVID Precautions

Full vaccination is required to attend! Please email proof prior or have confirmation on your person day of wedding.

We would PREFER booster but it is not required.

Given the new contagious variant, a negative covid test result within 48 hours of the wedding is required at the door.

You can order FREE at home tests here.

At home tests can also be purchased at your local CVS/Walgreens as well to take before the wedding.

Would prefer proof of vaccination e-mailed to Nina BEFORE the ceremony date.

Please respect these requirements, we do not want to turn anyone away at the door 🙂 !


There is no obligation to get us a gift. We appreciate the time and travel coming to celebrate us in general!

If you still desire to celebrate us in that way, you can donate through Cash App here, cash, or check.

The donation will be going towards our honeymoon.

Please check back regularly as we continue to update with more info

For further inquiries, please contact Nina