First Dance: "All Is Said And Done"- Beyonce & Marc Nelson
Mother/Son Dance: "When A Woman Loves"- R. Kelly
Father/ Daughter Dance: "Used to Be My Girl"- O'Jays
Melissa & David's wedding was truly an unforgettable celebration of love, commitment and culture! Melissa was joined by her Guyanese, Indian and Canadian family & friends; David was represented by his Haitian family & friends. Both families did a remarkable job welcoming their new family member. However, David's family also expressed a little sadness because he'll be leaving South Florida and moving to Canada to start his new life with Melissa. He is loved and will truly be missed!
Our favorite parts of the wedding day:
Seeing David's beautiful smile as Melissa walked down the aisle.
Heartfelt speeches and words of encouragement given by the families, especially David's nieces and nephews. "We're going to miss you Uncle David." Awww.
Melissa wrote a beautiful letter to David (in Creole) and she read it to him during the reception. He was totally surprised and delighted! We were thankful his best man was standing by her side to translate. The letter was soooo beautiful and touching.
The celebration. From the first song "Zouk La Se Sel Medikaman Nou Ni" to the last song, the dance floor stayed pack 100+.
We wish David and Melissa a lifetime of happiness. May they continue to put Jehovah first in their lives. Congratulations you two! Smooches.
Rehearsal Dinner: BB Kings Restaurant & Blues Club, West Palm Beach
Ceremony Venue: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
Reception Venue: Embassy Suites West Palm Beach- Central
Orchestration, Design & Decor: Orchestrated Occasions
Linen & Chair Covers: Top Notch Linens
Makeup Artist: Nosworthy Creations
Hair: Candy Koerner
Photography: Ron Wood Photography
Cake: Creative Cake Factory
Cocktail Hour & Dinner Entertainment: Cocobean
DJ: Jean Dorestant
Bridal Party Transportation: A1A Limo
Guest Transportation: Midnight Sun Tours
This past Saturday I spent the afternoon at an event with some “CURLfriends”. It was National Natural Hair Meetup Day and
the meetup I attended was hosted by Naturals in the Sun. These
ladies did an awesome job ORCHESTRATING this event. There were techniques shared, a product swap, vendor displays, free
samples and giveaways. I was one of the many giveaway winners! I
won a couple hair care products from one of the sponsors, karen's body beautiful.
As a seasoned cosmetologist and second time
(by choice) naturalista, I found this event to be very informative. I was even inspired NOT to relax these coils. Between networking events, meetings, industry conferences, schedules, timelines, phone calls, emails, designing, orchestrating etc., I
was very close to applying "creamy crack" to these strands. I don't have time to condition, read blogs, moisturize, watch YouTube videos, mix, concoct, read labels, twist, steam, blowout, air dry or braid. LOL. Don't judge me, I'm just keeping it 100! :-)
Anyway, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to showcase some of the beautiful styles available to natural hair brides. I searched the web and these are some of my favorites:
We love working with couples who aren't afraid to infuse their personality into their wedding day. So when one of our clients mentioned (several times) he wanted to wear Nike Air Force Ones with his tux we liked the idea. A cute and fun way for him to show his sense of style.
Even though his fiancee isn't thrilled about the idea maybe these photos will soften her up a bit. This post is for you Keithon. :)