We’ve featured many vintage themed weddings here on pleasuresmagazine.com.ng, but today’s featured wedding has to be one of the prettiest we’ve seen. From the purple and gold color palette to Kristina’s finger waved hairstyle, everything was arranged to perfection by the planner, Enraptured Events. Thanks Kristina and Aaron for sharing your special day with us. We wish you nothing but years of happiness.
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen gifts: Personalized keepsake boxes, t-shirts, hangers and jewelry./Personalized hangers and watches of their favorite sports teams.
Favorite item on the menu: Bacon wrapped scallops they were heavenly!
First dance song: Etta James-At Last
Tell us how you met and all about the proposal: Aaron’s mother actually introduced us; she was my aunt’s boss and I did her makeup for a couple event. Aaron was in town for his mother’s birthday one year; she invited me to her home for dinner and that’s where we met for the first time. Aaron proposed to me after two years of dating. I was still in my cosmetology program at the time and he surprised me by coming to my school to propose. I was about to start a service for a guest and he came around the corner with red roses, my family, his mom, my classmates, and instructors. He professed his love for me and asked in front of everyone. It was an unforgettable moment. I never thought he could surprise me because he lived out of state and we had to thoroughly plan in order to spend time together but he definitely did that day.
Wedding Style: Describe your wedding dress. What was wedding shopping like for you? My dress was a champagne, strapless mermaid gown with crystals/beading on the bodice. Shopping was actually much easier than I anticipated. I watched a lot of “Say Yes to the Dress” and thought I was going to be one of those Brides who hated everything. I went with my mother, mother-in-law, matron-of-honor and my daughter. I had a fun experience with them and ended up choosing the third dress I tried on.
Culture: Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding? If yes, tell us more. Only with the music. My family is from Trinidad & Tobago so I definitely had to play some Soca for them.
Memories: What is your best memory from your wedding? My best memory was the vows Aaron said to my daughter, Kassidy. It was so beautiful and it made me so happy that he included her in our ceremony. It truly showed not just his love for me but for our new family.
Advice: What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples? My advice is to hire a wedding planner! I started off trying to plan my wedding on my own and quickly became overwhelmed. Planning should be fun and although most grooms are just as excited as we are they don’t want to stress about planning either. My planner alleviated my stress so I was able to focus on the important aspects and just enjoy being engaged. I’m so thankful for her expertise. Also, take a moment at the reception to step back and take it all in. It all goes by so fast and I just remember this amazing feeling when I looked around the room at my decor, my guests, and my new husband thinking wow I’m in a fairy tale!
Couple: Kristina and Aaron
Wedding date: May 29, 2016
Wedding location: The Payne-Corley House
Wedding dress salon: Anya Bridal
Wedding dress designer: Allure Bridals
Bridesmaids dresses: eBay
Bride hair: Trina at Stlin Crazy Hair Studio/Bride
Makeup: Nalani Bott
Bridal Party Hair: Diah
Bridal Party Makeup: Latonya Green and Nalani Bott
Ceremony location/Reception location: The Payne-Corley House
photography: Matt Yung Photography
Videography: Tony Pombo
Wedding Planner: Lissahn DeVance of Enraptured Events
Florist: Chuck Milne Productions
Cake: The Crafty Cakery
Stationery: (Invitations) Whimsy B Paperie (Escort Cards) Wedding Sparkles
Mirror decals: Ten23Designs
DJ: Jaybee of Exquisite Sounds Entertainment
soloist: Avis Lashawn