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Ruth Nsemere Komuntale, the Princess of Uganda, recently married U.S. Air Force veteran Phillip Farquharson in a celebration that can only be described as a modern fairytale. After two years of planning alongside Crystal Johnson, the owner of FunkyTown Affairs, and working with some of the top wedding vendors in Dallas and Fort Worth, the couple said I do at the stately Knotting Hill Place in Little Elm, Texas, on May 14.
Princess Of Uganda Holds Royal Wedding At Knotting Hill Place In Dallas Knotting Hill Place
The couple’s royal status required the utmost diligence from their planning team. In the days leading up to the arrival of the princess’s brother, King Oyo of Tooro, and her mother, Best Kemigisa, Queen Mother of Tooro, the FunkyTown Affairs team was instructed on the proper safety protocols of the Royal Family. The team then coordinated with the vendors to ensure the event would run without any hiccups. Even in the midst of this meticulous preparation, Crystal noted that the couple remained warm and down-to-earth: the princess has a spirit that makes you feel like a dear friend, and Philip is a gentleman who protects his bride’s heart.
Princess Of Uganda Holds Royal Wedding At Knotting Hill Place In Dallas Bride And Groom Portrait
The princess wore a show-stopping Terry Costa gown with a beaded bodice and textured skirt that was rivaled only by her bridal glow, enhanced by Ruby Belcher’s makeup artistry. An elegant updo by Ms. Ashley, Queen Coiffure, topped with a tiara, showcased the princess’s stunning necklace and drop earrings.
Princess Of Uganda Holds Royal Wedding At Knotting Hill Place In Dallas Princess And Mother Of The Bride
The bridesmaids wore V-neck dresses in a vibrant shade of crimson. Designed by Fatuma Hasha, these jaw-dropping gowns coordinated with the bride’s striking bouquet of red and white roses.
Princess Of Uganda Holds Royal Wedding At Knotting Hill Place In Dallas Bride With Bridesmaids
A burst of cascading florals fluttered down the aisle, guiding the bride to her groom at the altar. Nai Washington graced the ceremony with her euphonious melodies as the couple said their vows in front of family and friends underneath a resplendent arch of scarlet roses and hydrangeas by Vella Nest Floral Design.
Princess Of Uganda Holds Royal Wedding At Knotting Hill Place In Dallas Bride And Groom At Altar
The wedding was not only a union of the bride and groom, but also a nod to the fusion of their respective Ugandan and Jamaican cultures. Psalmany Band kicked off the dinner hour with live music as guests enjoyed an assortment of passed appetizers and refreshing signature cocktails from CN Catering, and the talented Andre Campbell with Great Music and Games heightened the celebration with a combination of Afro beats and Jamaican reggae.

After changing into a dazzling off-the-shoulder Esé Azénabor gown with glimmering gold embellishments, the princess enjoyed her first dance with her husband, still sporting his coordinating handmade gold Don Murphy suit coat.

Princess Of Uganda Holds Royal Wedding At Knotting Hill Place In Dallas Bride And Groom Reception Dress
Princess Of Uganda Holds Royal Wedding At Knotting Hill Place In Dallas Cake
Princess Of Uganda Holds Royal Wedding At Knotting Hill Place In Dallas Reception Centerpieces
The ceremony’s dynamic red and gold color scheme flowed seamlessly into the reception space. Red place settings and gold silverware coordinated with countless gold candles and scarlet bouquet centerpieces by Kelly Rentals. Ornate champagne glasses, glimmering with gold, complemented the intricately-decorated wedding cake. Guests enjoyed slices of the decadent five-tier red velvet and chocolate cake from Wonderful Kakes along with late night snacks as the reception stretched into the evening.

Two years of dedicated planning by the Princess of Uganda, her husband Phillip, and their planning team created an unforgettable ceremony and reception celebrating two people happily in love. The King thought so too, warmly thanking everyone who worked to organize the day by saying, “You all have loved us well!”

Vendor Credits + planners and coordinators: Funkytown Affairs | venue: Knotting Hill Place | photographer: James Willis Photography | videographers: Caleb Oquendo Visuals; Jack Strad, Difference Maker Productions | rentals: Kelly Rentals | catering: CN Catering | cake: Jose Munoz, Wonderful Kakes | ceremony dress: Terry Costa | reception dress: Esé Azénbor | bridesmaid dresses: Fatuma Hasha | groom’s suit: Don Morphy | makeup: Ruby Belcher | hair: Ms. Ashley, Queen Coiffure | florals: Vella Nest Floral Design | deejay: Andre Campbell, Great Music and Games | live music: Nai Washington Band; Psalmany Band