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YOUR C HILD  I S  M Y   CHILD  ...RIGHT?!

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Getting Back  To  The   Romance  In  Your  Marriage

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WHY I S  S UBMISSION  A  R EAL   THING?

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2XU6WDȼ Jade Ladson

Shellye Lyons

Jade Ladson  is  our  resident  in   house  Wedding/Event  Planner.   Her  skills  are  amazing  and  she   has  travelled  the  U.S.  presenting   events  for  others  to  enjoy!  Jade  is   the  owner  of  J.  Ladson  Weddings   based  out  of  Atlanta,  GA.  You  can   ʏQGKHU-HZHOVE\-DGHLQHYHU\ issue  of  Our  Weddings  Magazine.

Shellye Lyons  is  the  owner  of  Your   Media  Girl  and  she  has  been  in   business  for  more  than  10  years   revolutionizing  the  business   industry  with  her  innovative  and   one-­of-­a-­kind  ideas.  Shellye  can   be  reached  at  YourMediaGirl  on   Facebook.  

Damian Johnson

Debbie Magee

Damian Johnson  is  the  founder  of   Marriage  is  Real,  an  organization   devoted  to  helping  other  couples  build   lasting,  harmonious  relationships!  He   embarked  on  his  journey  of  providing   marriage  insight  several  years  ago,   when  he  created  a  blog  entitled   “Marriage  is  Real.”  Since  then,  he   and  his  wife  Jamie,  provide  marriage   coaching  as  well  as  daily  inspiration   utilizing  social  media  platforms.  

Debbie Magee  is  the  owner   of  Fauxnomenal  Flowers  one   of  the  premier  vendor  for  Our   Weddings  Magazine  and  faux   ʐRUDOGHVLJQHUVIRUZHGGLQJV and  events  throughout  the   Dallas/Fort  Worth  areas.  She   has  been  gracing  our  pages   with  great  advice.  Check  her  out   on  Facebook  as  Fauxnomenal   Flowers.  

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Publisher’s Letter Summer  Is  The  Time  For  Love   And  Weddings,  You  Ready? Our  Weddings   Magazine  is   always  a  labor   of  love  because   we  are  truly   dedicated  to   ensuring  that  our   readers  receive   the  best  content   possible.  Do  we   make  mistakes?   Of  course,  but   when  we  do  we  do  our  best  to  correct  it.  With   that  being  said  we  apologize  to  the  couples   who’s  names  were  incorrect  in  our  last  issue.   We  have  corrected  it  and  uploaded  the  correct   version.  We  are  humans  and  we  thank  you  for   your  support.     Let’s  Fall  In  Love  is  always  one  of   our  most  treasured  issues  because  we  love   highlighting  every  day  couples  who  truly   exemplify  Black  love.  These  couples  have   made  it  to  the  mark  of  becoming  husband   and  wife  and  we  love  sharing  that  with  our   readers.  This  issue  is  particularly  my  favorite   issue  because  not  only  did  I  get  to  attend  two   weddings  for  the  magazine  I  got  to  do  it  for   my  friend,  Jenill  and  her  new  husband,  and   my  handsome  nephew,  Carl  and  his  beautiful   bride,  they  are  on  the  cover.  It  pays  to  know   people.  I  am  happy  for  both  couples  and   was  honored  to  attend  both  weddings  and  to   feature  both  weddings  in  this  issue.  

who are  taking  the  world  by  storm  together   and  representing  Black  Excellence  and  Black   Love.  You  can’t  beat  that.  These  couples  have   withstood  the  test  of  time  and  are  kicking  butt   and  taking  names.  I  love  it!  It’s  refreshing  to   see  successful  people  work  together  to  build   together.   Our  Weddings  Magazine  is  working  on  some   great  things  for  our  readers.  We  are  doing  our   best  to  continue  to  provide  the  best  content   for  our  readers  as  we  grow.  Our  social  media   page  highlights  so  many  great  couples  that  we   may  not  be  able  to  feature  in  the  magazine.   Soon  we  will  have  a  place  for  couples  on   our  website  via  our  Blog  because  we  want   to  continue  our  commitment  to  Black  love.   ,WLVRXUPLVVLRQWRUDLVHWKHʐDJDQGEHWKH vanguard  for  the  marriage  of  a  Black  man  to  a   Black  woman.  Again,  we  don’t  disapprove  of   whom  anyone  loves  we  just  take  our  position   to  support  Black  LOVE!  It’s  needed  and  we’re   here  for  it.   The  Black  Bridal  Experience  is  coming  back   in  2020  and  we  are  looking  to  travel.  So  if  you   are  interested  in  bringing  us  to  your  city  then   let  us  know.     Thank  you  and  have  a  wonderful   marriage.  

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Publisher, Our  Weddings  Magazine Another  thing  we  are  doing  in  this  issue  is   highlighting  our  Power  Couples.  Those  couples   OUR  WEDDINGS  MAGAZINE

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Ask Our Expert: Â Family

Your Child Is My Child ...Right?! tips: Č’

One  of  the  most  tragic  things  a  man   or  woman  can  do  is  to  remind  their   new  kids  that  they  are  just  their   STEP  kids;Íž  as  if  people  don’t  know   that  the  new  kids  you  are  hanging   around  with  are  not  your  biological   kids.  And  if  they  don’t  know  then   they  might  not  be  your  friends.   Admit  it,  we  see  it  all  too  often  where   someone  marries  or  dates  someone   with  kids  and  when  they  make  a   formal  or  informal  introduction  the   Ę?UVWZRUGVRXWRIWKHLUPRXWKLV “Meet  my  wife’s  (husband’s)  kids.â€? Excuse  me?! Did  you  only  marry  the  spouse  and   not  his/her  kids?  Did  they  not  come   as  a  unit?  Are  you  only  committed  to   taking  care  of  the  spouse  and  not  the   child(ren)?

concern  and  not  the  child(ren)  that   are  in  tow.  It’s  unfortunate  because   the  children  are  always  the  innocent   victims  when  the  adults  consider   them  as  a  plus  one  versus  as  their   child.   Nonetheless  we  understand  that   there  are  many  issues  that  can   hinder  a  person  from  wanting  to  be  a   part  of  a  child’s  life  including  a  crazy   ex  that  is  waiting  for  something  to  go   wrong  or  a  child  that  just  won’t  accept   the  new  parent  in  their  lives.  But   those  instances  are  usually  isolated   incidents  that  should  have  been   corrected  way  before  the  I  Dos  were   exchanged.  

So  how  can  you  bridge  the  gap  by   making  your  new  family  a  complete   family  without  the  issues  of  a  crazy   ex  or  a  mean  spirited  child  work   Ironically,  there  are  some  people  who   out  where  the  word  step-­child  is  no   only  think  the  new  spouse  is  their   longer  an  option?  Here  are  some  

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Family  meetings.  No  this  is   not  another  race  thing.  Family   meetings  are  needed  in  this   day  and  age  where  the  entire   family  can  sit  down  and  express   their  concerns,  get  updates  on   what’s  going  on,  and  enjoy  time   together  without  judgement.   Oftentimes,  we  are  parents  think   it’s  better  to  tell  our  kids  what   they  need  to  do  without  thinking   about  how  it  might  impact  them.   Yes,  that  sounds  non  Blackish   but  when  you  have  a  blended   family,  it  helps  to  structure  the   family  as  one.   One-­on-­one  time.  If  you  are   marrying  into  a  family  where   your  spouse  has  more  than   one  child  under  the  age  of  18   then  it’s  important  to  gain  trust   through  one-­on-­one  time.  Too   many  times  the  new  parent  feels   the  need  the  only  interact  with   the  child  if  the  parent  is  around   because  they  don’t  want  any   issues.  Again,  if  you  married   someone  who  has  strict  don’t   talk  or  touch  my  child  then  you   my  friend,  are  not  the  brightest   and  will  probably  live  years  in   hell.  But  if  you  are  fortunate  to   have  a  life  where  you  can  get  to   know  your  bonus  child  then  go   for  it. Set  rules  and  make  everyone   follow  them,  your  kids  included.   There  are  instances  where   blended  family  set  rules  for  the   new  kids  and  not  for  their  kids.   That  is  utterly  misguided  and  


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will cause  problems  later  in  life.   At  no  time  should  your  child   have  a  different  set  of  rules  from   their  new  siblings.  This  causes   confusion  and  breeds  discontent.   Allow  them  to  call  you  mom  or   dad  in  their  time  but  make  sure   that  they  respect  you  at  all  times.   It  doesn’t  come  easy  having   to  call  someone  else  by  mom   or  dad  so  don’t  rush  it.  Let  the   child  adjust  to  seeing  you  as  a   Ȓ SDUHQWDOʏJXUHDQGWKHQFDOOLQJ \RXE\WKDWQDPH'HʏQLWHO\ don’t  let  them  treat  you  as  their   HTXDODQGKDYHDʏUVWQDPH basis  with  you.  Come  up  with  a   creative  name  like  Pops  or  Ma.   Respect  and  establish   boundaries.  This  statement   alone  probably  got  a  lot  of  blank   stares...  What  are  boundaries   when  you’re  raising  anyone’s   child.  But  let’s  be  honest   Ȓ establishing  and  respecting  

boundaries when  there  are   stepchildren  involved  is  very   important  for  a  cohesive   transition.  Just  like  rules  they   must  be  applied  and  maintained.   Boundaries  allow  the  children   to  understand  what  you  will  and   will  not  tolerate  and  how  far  they   DUHDOORZHGWRJR%HʏUPEXWQRW overbearing.  This  should  also   include  disciplinary  actions.   Work  with  the  other  parent.  This   can  be  hard  especially  if  the  last   relationship  ended  harshly.  That   is  why  you  have  to  be  the  bigger   person  at  all  times  to  make  sure   the  child’s  best  interest  is  always   at  the  forefront.  Don’t  have   arguments  in  front  of  the  child   about  their  parent  and  never   disrespect  the  parent,  even  if  you   consider  them  a  deadbeat...  It’s   not  your  place.   Know  when  to  tap  out.  It’s  hard   to  admit  but  sometimes  you  

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have to  bow  out  of  a  relationship   ZKHQWKLQJVDUHMXVWWRRGLIʏFXOW to  manage.  Of  course,  after   you’ve  done  all  you  can  do  but  if   you  are  dealing  with  a  child  who   is  a  hell  raiser  from  HELL  then   you  can’t  expect  the  marriage   to  be  successful  for  long.  You   also  need  peace.  Sometimes   the  other  parent  coherence  their   child  to  be  disruptive  in  the  home   and  that’s  why  it’s  important  to   know  these  things  before  you  get   married.   Never  wait  until  you  are  wedded  to   see  the  signs  of  a  child  or  parent  who   doesn’t  want  you  around.   Photo  By:  Monkey  Business


Ask Our Expert: Â Relationship

Getting Back To The Romance In Your Marriage over  the  years.  You  should   interview  your  spouse,   in  a  seductive  way,  to   determine  what  they  may   or  may  not  be  interested   as  far  as  sex  is  concerned.   You  might  be  shocked  to   Ę?QGRXWWKDWWKH\DUHVLFN of  missionary.  

Unfortunately,  the  easiest  and   fastest  thing  to  lose  in  a  marriage  is   romance.  You  begin  to  stop  looking   at  your  mate  the  way  you  once  did.   They  become  a  person  rather  than   the  person  you  fell  in  love  with.  You   are  easily  irritated  by  them  and  them   boom...  The  sex  stops  and  you’re   either  growing  a  slow  addiction  to   porn  or  you’re  looking  elsewhere.   Hopefully  you’re  not  the  victim  of   either  option  but  it  happens  far  more   than  we’d  care  to  admit.  

Try  something  different.   Here’s  the  caveat  to  this   statement,  you  both  must   be  comfortable  with  it.  If   you  man  wants  to  try  anal   VH[IRUWKHĘ?UVWWLPHRU you  want  to  try  it,  have   an  open  and  honest  conversation   and  do  your  homework  so  nothing   happens  that  shouldn’t  happen.  Be   mindful  that  if  one  partner  is  not  into   it  then  back  off  for  a  while  but  make   slight  suggestions  over  time  to  keep   it  fresh  on  the  mind.

Engage  in  what  they  like.  If  your   spouse  is  into  sports  and  you  head   for  the  room,  try  staying  around  to   watch  a  game  or  two.  Ask  questions   and  maybe  even  dress  up  in  his   favorite  jersey  before  going  to  bed.   Getting  the  romance  back  in  your   If  he  likes  working  on  cars,  then  try   marriage  when  the  thrill  is  gone  is  not   to  learn  what  you  can  about  cars.  It’s   as  complicated  as  it  seems.  You  just   the  simple  things  that  men  appreciate   have  to  be  motivated,  determined,   that  turns  them  on.   consistent,  and  patient,  especially   if  trust  has  been  violated.  Here  are   Shut  up  and  stop  nagging.  Guess   some  great  ways  to  rekindle  that   what?  There  will  always  be  bills.  The   Ę?DPH kids  will  always  get  sick  or  get  on   your  last  nerve.  You  will  always  have   Do  your  research  and  homework.   an  issue  but  so  will  he.  Sometimes   Yes,  you  have  to  do  your  research.   you  have  to  turn  that  off  and  tune   If  you  have  been  married  for  more   into  him.  Check  to  see  if  he’s  had  a   WKDQĘ?YH\HDUVWKHQTXLWHQDWXUDOO\ long  day  or  if  things  are  going  good   your  appetite  for  sex  has  changed  

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in  his  world.  Yes,  men  and  women   sometimes  live  in  separate  worlds   under  one  roof.  You  can’t  make   your  marriage  all  about  you  then  get   upset  when  he’s  entertaining  another   person  to  escape  you. Take  him  out  on  a  date.  Don’t  scoff   and  think  that  it’s  the  man’s  job  to  pay   everything  because  that’s  not  always   the  case,  particularly  when  it  comes   to  date  nights.  If  he  wants  to  see  a   that  new  action  movie  that  you  know   you’re  going  to  hate,  buy  the  tickets   and  take  him  out  for  dinner  to...  You’ll   end  up  being  his  dessert.  If  he  wants   to  go  to  the  game,  pay  for  the  tickets   and  get  a  jersey  to  be  right  there  by   his  side.   Get  off  of  social  media.  We  see  a  lot   RIZRPHQSRVWHYHU\Ę?YHPLQXWHVEXW swear  they  are  happy  in  love.  Surely   they  are  happy  but  their  spouse  is   probably  sick  and  tired  of  having   every  moment  of  their  lives  shared   with  complete  strangers.  Start  with   a  day  of  no  social  media  and  give  it   to  him.  Then  increase...  Eventually   you’ll  notice  how  you  have  turned  him   on  because  you  turned  the  world  off.   Pamper  him.  Men  love  to  be   pampered,  even  if  they  don’t  admit   it.  They  love  to  get  massages.  They   love  head  rubs.  They  even  love  to   have  their  shower  or  bath  waiting  on   them.  They  may  not  fuss  and  try  to   say  what  you  don’t  have  to  do  but   trust  they  want  to  feel  just  as  wanted   as  you  do. Spice  it  up  with  a  toy  or  two.  You   know  there  are  many  seductive  


shops across  the  country  where  you   can  get  anything  you  need  to  spice   up  your  relationship.  Don’t  think  dildo   or  anus  balls...  Rather  think  lubes,   feathers,  and  games  to  play  to  make   the  bedroom  more  interesting.  It’s   time  to  stop  thinking  extreme  and   think  simple.  Besides  most  men  don’t   like  the  idea  of  their  woman  using   a  dildo  to  satisfy  herself  when  he’s   around. Go  to  a  pole  dancing  class.  Not  only   will  you  learn  some  cute  moves  but   you  will  get  in  shape.   Don’t  be  afraid  to  watch  porn  just   in  moderation.  Porn  is  addictive   and  most  men  watch  it  because   there  is  a  lack  of  spontaneity  in  the   marriage.  If  that  is  the  case  and   you  act  like  a  bump  on  the  log  then   consider  watching  porn  with  him  to   ʏQGRXWZKDWKHOLNHVDQGZKDWKH would  like  to  try.  If  it’s  too  much  for  

your pressure  then  talk  to  him  about   counseling  and  go  with  him  to  get  to   the  root  cause  of  his  addiction, If  he  has  stepped  out  in  the  marriage   then  counseling  is  the  only  option   to  try  before  running  to  the  door.   Too  many  women  take  to  extreme   measures  by  going  straight  to  the   BIG  D.  They  fail  to  turn  the  mirror  on   themselves  because  they  cooked   here  and  there  and  conceded  to   his  sexual  advances.  Sometimes   us  women  make  our  spouses  look   to  someone  else  because  we  don’t   respect  and  treat  them  as  the  head   of  the  household.  Men  are  visual   and  sexual  creatures.  They  want   what  they  want  and  when  their  wives   start  to  deviate  they  look  for  that   familiar  thing  and  comfort.  Not  giving   an  excuse  just  trying  to  help  you   understand  that  sometimes  you  can   be  the  problem  in  your  marriage  that   causes  him  to  cheat.  Yes,  he’s  grown  

and he  controls  his  actions  but  you   can  only  deny  him  for  so  long.   At  the  end  of  the  day  to  get  the   romance  back  in  your  marriage  you   have  to  be  your  husband’s  all  in  all.   Shirley  Murdock  said  it  best,  “Be  a   lady  in  the  streets  and  a  freak  in  the   sheets.”  There  is  always  someone   willing  to  take  your  place.  With  that   in  mind  you  have  to  be  his  all  in  all   and  give  him  what  he  needs  when  he   needs  it  and  even  when  he  doesn’t   need  it.  You  are  his  peace  and  his   helpmeet.  So  get  into  his  mind  and   ʏQGRXWZKDWPDNHVKLPWLFN

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Why Is Submission A Real Thing? **Warning** This  article  might  offend.   We  have  talked  to  many  men  and   the  one  thing  they  think  that  their   wives  should  do  is  submit  to  them.   Not  a  wait  at  the  door  with  the   slippers  and  newspaper  but  submit   as  in  allow  them  to  be  the  head   of  the  household  and  support  him   when  he  is  making  decisions  for  the   family.  Unfortunately,  many   women  believe  that  they   don’t  have  to  submit  to   their  men  and  that  the  man   should  allow  them  to  lead   when  necessary.  

women  felt  empowered  to  everything   on  their  own,  including  raising  their   children.  

completely  disagree  on  why   submission  is  important  to  the   XQLĘ?FDWLRQRIWKH%ODFNKRXVHKROG

By  the  2000s  Black  women  began   chanting,  “I’m  an  independent   woman,  I  don’t  need  no  man.�   Meanwhile,  Becky  with  the  good  hair   submitted,  got  married,  and  is  living   the  life  that  Ms.  Independent  claims   she  hates  but  secretly  longs  for.  

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Of  course,  we  all  know  that   a  dueling  mindset  like  this   only  causes  contention   within  the  household   DQGFDQOHDGWRLQĘ?GHOLW\ discontentment,  and   ultimately  divorce.   So  why  are  men  and   women  so  at  arms  when   it  comes  to  the  word   submission?  Moreso  why  are  women   afraid  to  submit  to  their  husbands?  

Yet  in  still,  some  Black  women  blame   slavery  and  Will  Lynch  for  destroying   Some  blame  the  feminist  movement   the  word  submission.  Stating  that   of  the  1950s  and  1960s  that  told   the  Black  man  watched  their  women   women  that  they  are  equal,  if  not,   get  raped,  beaten,  mistreated,  and   better  than  their  men.  There  was   even  killed  without  doing  anything   a  time  when  the  Black  woman   destroyed  their  trust  that  he  was   submitted  to  her  husband  and  was   capable  of  ‘handling’  business  as  it   happy  to  do  so.  Then  came  along   relates  to  his  family.  This  generational   the  notion  that  women  no  longer   hatred  towards  the  Black  man  was   needed  to  ‘bow  down’  to  her  man  and   passed  down,  even  if  their  was  a   eventually  the  1970s  ushered  in  the   man  in  the  house.   welfare  movement  to  totally  separate   the  Black  man  from  his  family.  Black   Either  way  men  and  women  

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Submission  does  not  mean   abuse.  If  you  are  being  abused   call  the  police  and  get  out  of  that   situation.   Submission  does  not  mean   losing  your  identity  unless  your   identity  does  not  include  being   a  full-­time  wife  and  mother,  if   applicable. Č’ Submission  does  not  mean   being  used  as  a  doormat.   What  submission  mean  is  putting   \RXUKXVEDQGĘ?UVWZKHQ\RX are  making  decisions  that  could   affect  your  household. Č’ Submission  means  putting   him  before  your  friends,  family,   and  yes,  even  the  kids. Č’ Submission  means   praying  for  him  every  day  and   encouraging  him.   Č’ Submission  means  giving   100  percent  of  yourself  to   ensuring  that  he  is  taken  care  of.

Submission  is  not  a  death  sentence.   It’s  a  biblical  commandment  that   wives  should  do  when  they  say,  “I   DO.â€?  You  can’t  expect  to  have  a   wonderful  life  if  you  are  not  willing  to   make  sure  your  husband  and  home   DUHWDNHQFDUHRIĘ?UVW,WČŠVKDUGEHLQJ a  woman  but  it’s  harder  being  a   woman  who  is  not  willing  to  try  to  be   the  wife  that  you’re  called  to  be.  You   can’t  inspire  others  if  you  cant’  take   FDUHRIKRPHĘ?UVW


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9 to 12 Months

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____ Determine  goals  for  your  wedding.               ____  Decide  on  the  style,  theme,  or  overall                                                        vibe  for  your  wedding. ____  Determine  how  much  time  you  can  devote  to  wedding  planning.   ____  Create  a  budget,  if  necessary. ____  Determine  how  many  family/friends  you  expect  to  help.     ____  Decide  on  a  wedding  party,  if  you  are                                                                    having  one.

6 to 9 Months

Shortly after  you’re  engaged:    

____ Find  and  book  your  wedding  venue.             ____  Create  the  guest  list.                 ____  Get  event  insurance.      

       

       

       

____ Choose  a  ceremony  and  reception                      start  time. ____  Start  booking  your  key  wedding                      vendors   ____  Start  looking  for  your  wedding  rings.

____ Start  planning  your  wedding  decor.         ____  Plan  out  the  guest  book,  seating  chart,                                                                    and  favors. ____  Decide  on  the  DIY  projects  and  a  timeline  (the  earlier,  the  better!).

6 to 8 months: ____ Start  looking  into  reservations  for  any  group  wedding  weekend.   ____  Set  up  your  wedding  website. ____  Send  out  your  save  the  dates.           ____  Begin  to  book  other  vendors  not                                      already  booked   ____  Book  your  rehearsal  dinner  location.         ____  Decide  on  wedding  attire  for                                                                    everyone.

5 months:

4 months: ____ Visit  the  venue  again,  and  make  your  event  layout.                

 

____ Set  up  a  wedding  registry  (if  you’re                      having  one).

____ Start  creating  your  job  list  those  helping                        on  your  wedding  day.

3 months: ____ Discuss  the  do’s  and  don’ts  of  your  wedding  with  your  partner.                                     ____  Start  creating  your  wedding  play  lists,  if  applicable.

2 months: ____ Get  your  wedding  attire  altered  if  necessary.   ____  Finish  up  any  DIY  projects  that  you  can.

6 weeks:

____ Start  writing  or  brainstorming  your  vows.


____  Mail  your  wedding  invites  and  track  RSVPs.       ____  Loop  in  your  wedding  coordinator. ____  Finalize  the  items  in  your  day-­of  timeline,  and  assign  exact  times  to  the  different  parts  of  the  day.

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____  Finalize  your  seating  chart. ____  Update  your  day-­of  timeline  with                    information  from  vendors. ____  Provide  your  DJ  a  detailed  playlist. BBBB*HW\RXUPDUULDJHOLFHQVH

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2 to 3 weeks: ____  Track  down  any  missing  RSVPs.       ____  Finalize  outstanding  details  with  vendors.                   ____  Make  your  shot  list  for  your  wedding  photographer.   BBBB0HHWZLWK\RXUFRRUGLQDWRUWRĘ?QDOL]HWKHGHWDLOV 

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24 - 72 hours before the wedding: ____  Drop  off  welcome  goodies  for  guests  at  hotels  if  applicable.    

____  Buy  perishable  food  items  for  menu.

24 hours before the wedding: ____  Set  up  the  wedding  ceremony/reception  spaces.       ____  Have  a  wedding  rehearsal. ____  Hand  over  the  planning  reins  and  your  planning  materials  to  your  wedding  coordinator  or  point  person.

The day of the wedding (yay!): ____  Get  married,  and  soak  in  all  the  love  you  feel.

The day after the wedding: ____  Clean  up,  pack  up,  and  go  on  your  way  as  a  newly  married  couple.  Hopefully  a  honeymoon  is  included,  but  if  not  you  are  now   starting  to  enjoy  your  life  together! The  week  or  few  days  after  the  wedding  be  sure  to  take  a  breather  from  wedding-­related  tasks  and  go  on  a  honeymoon,  mini-­ moon,  or  even  a  stay-­at-­home  honeymoon.  You  will  need  this  time  to  truly  get  adjusted  to  each  other  in  your  new  role.  No  more   than  three  months  after  your  wedding  date  you  should  send  out  thank  you  cards  to  your  attendees,  bridal  party,  and  vendors.  

Now  always  remember  that  you  are  now  living  in  your  forever  after!  So  relish  in  the  memories  of  your  amazing   wedding  day.  Congrats!  


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Five ideas for a baecation on a budget There are  so  many  new  words  that   are  popping  up  in  the  universe  it’s   hard  to  keep  track  but  one  of  our   favorite  new  words  is  baecation.   %\GHʏQLWLRQDEDHFDWLRQLVVLPSO\ a  vacation  with  your  bae/boo.  It   depicts  hanging  out,  or  being  with   your  partner  at  a  location,  usually   somewhere  far  from  home,  for   extended  periods  of  time.  But  what  if   you  don’t  have  coins  like  that  to  jetset   and  leave  the  country  when  you   want?  No  worries  here  are  5  ways   to  have  the  perfect  baecation  on  a   budget.  Just  remember  if  there  are   kids  involved  you  might  want  to  call  a   babysitter.  Also,  limit  your  cell  phone   use  because  it’s  all  about  you  two. Rent  a  limo  or  car  service  and  take   your  boo  for  a  night  out  on  the  town.   This  is  the  perfect  way  to  explore   your  city  and  see  things  together   versus  one  of  you  driving  while  the   other  is  on  their  phone.  Having  a   personal  driver  also  gives  you  time  to   talk  about  what  you  love  about  each   other  and  you  don’t  have  to  worry   about  parking!   Head  on  over  to  the  next  town  or  

city within  two  to  three  hours   for  a  day  trip.  A  baecation  don’t   always  have  to  be  expensive.   You  can  have  fun  by  driving   just  a  few  hours.  With  that  you   can  visit  old  downtown,  historic   sites,  even  grab  a  bite  to  eat   from  a  local  restaurant.  One   of  my  favorite  places  is  Waco,   Texas  because  of  it’s  rich   history  and  diverse  culture. Binge  watch  movies  or   television  series.  More  than   likely  if  you  are  a  busy  couple   then  you  are  going  to  miss   some  of  your  favorite  shows   so  when  you  have  the  time  turn   your  baecation  in  the  ultimate  binge   watching  session  ever.  Order  take   out  so  no  one  misses  anything  and   cuddle  up  on  the  couch.  Still  send  the   kids  to  your  parent’s  house  so  you   don’t  have  to  miss  a  single  scene.   Do  free  stuff.  Every  city  or  community   is  full  of  free  exhibits,  fairs,  expos,   and  the  such.  So  ask  Google  what’s   going  on  in  your  city  or  zip  code   and  plan  your  day  of  fun.  You’ll  be   surprised  to  discover  some  new   things  that  you  might  actually  like.   7UHDW\RXUVHOIWRDʏYHVWDU experience.  Be  it  a  restaurant  or  hotel   or  spa,  you  and  bae  deserve  to  have   fun  and  live  it  up  for  at  least  one  night   if  not  for  the  weekend.  Check  popular   sites  like  Hotels.com  or  visit  the  hotel   site  directly  and  enjoy  living  in  the  lap   of  luxury  with  your  favorite  person. Here’s  a  bonus  tip...  get  your  

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passport ($189.00)  and  take  your   bae  on  a  world  wind  excursion.  If   you  can’t  afford  that  just  yet,  then   book  a  cruise  and  see  the  world  one   island  or  country  at  a  time.  Cruises   are  usually  cheaper  during  the  winter   months  and  when  school  starts  but   check  with  a  travel  agent  or  with  the   cruise  line  itself.   Don’t  let  life  pass  you  by.  Grab  your   bae  and  get  to  living  your  best  life   with  affordable  solutions  for  creating   lasting  memories  with  baecations!   Photos  by:  Prostock-­Studio RawPixel


rehearsals are absolutely needed and hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  be  surprised  how  many  people   think  that  they  can  wing  it  for  their   reshearsal.  Yes,  they  may  have   attended  countless  weddings  and   think  that  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  easy  for  the  bridal  party   to  walk  down  the  aisle  together  and   stand  in  position.  But  trust  it  is  not   that  easy.  Party  members  should   align  and  be  in  sync  with  each  other.   We  know,  people  have  to  work   and  giving  up  a  day  or  two  for   rehearsals  can  be  challenging   especially  if  members  of  your  bridal   party  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  live  nearby.  But  with  all   the  technology  that  is  available  to   us,  there  is  absolutely  no  need  for   anyone  to  miss  a  single  beat.   Many  people  even  have  a  dinner   afterwards  to  end  the  long  night  of   rehearsal.  That  is  not  a  requirement   but  getting  your  party  together  before   you  actually  get  married  is  absolutely   needed.  So  who  should  you  invite  to   your  rehearsal  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  important?   1.   The  wedding  coordinator,  even  if   they  are  your  day  of  coordinator. 2.   Family  and  friends  who  are   actually  in  your  wedding.  So  your   cousin  who  you  love  but  who  isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   in  your  wedding  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  have  to   hang  around  because  they  could   become  a  distraction. 3.   The  entire  bridal  party.  Again   if  someone  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  make  it  then   Face  Time,  Google  Hangout  or   any  video  chat  is  a  must.  Get  the   WiFi  to  the  venue  or  hotspot  so   they  can  see  whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  going  on  and   can  rehearse  while  you  rehearse.   4.   7KHRIĘ?FLDQW<HVWKH\PD\KDYH

completed  hundreds  of  weddings   but  they  have  never  done  yours.   $QG\RXGRQČ&#x160;WZDQW\RXURIĘ?FLDQW going  rouge  saying  what  they   want  to  say  just  because  the   spirit  leads  them. 5.   The  couple.  Sounds  silly  but   there  are  times  when  one  or  the   other  is  either  late  or  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   show  because  they  are  overly   sure  of  themselves,  they  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   want  to  jinx  the  marriage  by   seeing  each  other  because  the  I   Dos  or  whatever  reason.   6.   Any  children  who  are  in  the   wedding.  Children  are  hard  to   predict  regardless  of  the  age.   There  are  many  times  when  kids   do  wonderful  at  the  rehearsal   and  as  soon  as  its  go  time  they   have  a  complete  meltdown.  Then   during  your  ceremony  everyone   is  actively  involved  in  coaxing   him  or  her  down  the  aisle.  Here   something  to  consider,  if  the   child  freezes  up  in  rehearsal   consider  eliminating  them  from   participation  altogether.   Here  are  some  other  great  tips  to   remember  when  you  are  headed  to   your  rehearsal.  Makre  sure  everyone   is  aware  of  the  time  it  rehearsals   start.  If  you  are  not  getting  married   in  a  church  then  the  venue  you  may   have  chosen  may  require  additional   payments  for  rehearsals  because  of   the  need  to  have  a  staffer  available.   This  is  why  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  important  to  read   your  contracts  before  signing.   Nonetheless,  stay  focused  on  the   time.  

Have  your  playlist  and  program   available.  When  you  get  this  close  to   your  wedding  date  there  is  absolutely   no  reason  why  your  program  is  not   FRPSOHWHO\Ę?QDOL]HG<RXVKRXOGQRW make  last  minute  changes  unless   there  is  something  major  that  came   up  with  one  of  the  persons  in  your   wedding.   Remember,  your  wedding  may  not   run  smoothly  if  you  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  rehearse   before  the  wedding  at  least  one  time.   No  matter  how  many  weddings  you   have  attended,  your  wedding  is  your   wedding  and  it  needs  to  be  tailored   to  you  and  your  groom.  Walking   down  the  aisle  seems  easy  but  some   people  can  become  nervous  with  all   of  the  attention  on  them  so  rehearse.   Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  be  less  stressed  when  your  big   day  comes.   Photo  by:  MonkeyBusiness


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Ensuring that  your  play  list  is   followed.  Nothing  worse  than  the   DJ  playing  ‘Drop  it  Low’  when   they  were  to  play  something  soft.   Ensuring  that  you  enter  in   right  on  time  with  whomever  is   supposed  to  be  presenting  you   to  your  groom.   Ensuring  the  last  minute  details   of  your  wedding  decor  for  your   wedding  and  the  reception  is  just   right  and  perfect  for  you  and  your   guests.   Ensuring  the  programs  are  ready   to  distribute  to  the  guests.   Ensuring  to  remind  guests  to   silence  their  cell  phones  or  don’t   use  them  if  you  have  a  cell   phone  free  wedding.

We have  attended  many  weddings   where  the  bride  attempted  to  do   That’s  why  it’s  okay  if  you  give  up   everything  herself  and  every  wedding   some  of  your  control  and  hire  a  day   we  have  attended  has  started  late   of  wedding  planner  or  coordinator   and  was  tacky  to  say  the  least.   to  help  you  keep  things  running   One  wedding  started  two  hours  late   smoothly  while  you  focus  on  getting   to  your  groom.  Here  are  some  of  the   because  the  bride  was  mulling  about   attempting  to  ensure  everything   things  that  they  will  assist  you  with: looked  wonderful.  Guests  eventually   left,  either  because  they  were   Ȓ Ensuring  that  your  rings  are   frustrated  or  because  they  had  other   where  they  are  supposed  to  be.   commitments.  Nonetheless  if  you   Ȓ Ensuring  that  everyone  is  lined   up  and  ready  to  make  it  down  the   are  going  to  skimp  on  the  wedding   aisle  on  time  and  in  a  fashionable   planner  during  your  wedding  day   then  at  least  hire  a  day  of  wedding   manner.   planner  to  help  you  get  through  your   Ȓ Ensuring  the  program  goes  just   day  without  any  issues.  You  and  your   as  you  envisioned  it  would.   groom  deserve  to  think  about  each   Ȓ Ensuring  the  last  minute   other  and  not  what  hasn’t  been  done.   deliveries  such  as  catering  and   your  cake  delivery  are  where   they  are  supposed  to  be. Ȓ Ensuring  that  your  guests  sit   where  they  are  to  sit  for  the   reception  and  the  wedding  itself.  


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12 Stunning wedding decor ideas for the fall When you  run  out  of  ideas  to  plan  the   decor  for  your  reception  or  wedding  it   can  get  frustrating,  especially  if  you  are   a  Do-­It-­Yourself  couple.  Fortunately,   the  Internet,  especially  Pinterest  have  a   million  options  for  you  to  plan  the  perfect   look.  BUT  it  can  be  very  daunting  and   overwhelming  when  you  are  trying  to   decide  the  perfect  fall  color  scheme  that   will  wow  your  guests. We  searched  the  Internet  to  bring  you  12   stunnig  wedding  decor  ideas  for  the  fall   WKDWZLOOPDNH\RXZDQWWRʐLSRXW%XW don’t  because  you  still  have  planning  to   do.  Fortunately,  some  of  these  looks  can   EHFUHDWHGZLWKIDX[ʐRZHUVWRVDYH\RX PRQH\RQWKHH[SHQVHRIUHDOʐRZHUV Think  tall  decor  items  to  really  give  the   feel  of  walking  through  a  forest  or  seeing   the  leaves  changing.  The  options  are   endless  so  take  a  look  at  these  ideas  and   good  luck  with  planning  your  fall  wedding.  

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JEWELS BY JADE: FALL FAvorITES Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  face  it,  thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  no  better  time  to  host  an  intimate  wedding  than  Fall.   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  truly  my  favorite  season  of  the  year.  The  air  is  crisp,  the  leaves  on   the  trees  are  transforming  to  warmer  colors,  the  sun  sets  sooner,  and  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   an  automatic  permission  to  pull  my  favorite  oversized  sweater  and  fuzzy   leggings  out  of  the  closet.  Did  I  forget  to  mention  that  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  also  the  time   of  year  when  Starbucks  brings  back  its  AHHHmazing  Salted  Caramel   Mocha?   I  also  love  sharing  my  Fall  Faves  for  weddings  with  you  and  hope  that   you  will  fall  (no  pun  intended)  in  love. WEDDING  COLOR  PALETTE Choosing  the  right  color  palette  for  your  fall  wedding  not  only  sets  the   tone  but  also  sets  the  mood.  These  colors  are  warm  and  inviting  and   perfect  for  your  fall  wedding.   Č&#x2019; Č&#x2019; Č&#x2019; Č&#x2019;

Java  Bean:  a  rich  deep  brown Merlot:  a  deep  shade  of  burgundy  or  purplish  red Stone  Blue:  a  smoky  muted  shade  of  blue Matte  Gold:  a  matte  version  of  gold

WEDDING  COCKTAILS This  is  a  perfect  drink  for  cocktail  hour,  a  cozy  evening  wedding  or  lake  wedding,   or  just  having  an  intimate  home  wedding.  This  drink  is  loaded  with  antioxidants  and   ERDVWVPLOGUHOD[LQJDQGDURPDWKHUDSHXWLFĘ?DYRUV7KHFKDPRPLOHWHDJLYHVWKH GULQNLWČ&#x160;VHDUWK\KLQWVRIDSSOHDQGĘ?RUDOVZHHWQHVVDQGWKHERXUERQČ&#x201C;ZHOOQHHG, say  more?  Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  the  ingredients  but  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  be  afraid  to  put  your  own  spin  on  it  and   make  it  a  signature  drink  for  your  wedding.   Chamomile  Honey  and  Whiskey  Cocktail  Adrianna,  A  Cozy  Kitchen INGREDIENTS Č&#x2019; 6  chamomile  tea  bags Č&#x2019; Ę?XLGRXQFHVFXSVRIKRWZDWHU Č&#x2019; 4  tablespoons  of  honey Č&#x2019; Ę?XLGRXQFHVRIZKLVNH\RUERXUERQ Č&#x2019; 2  orange  slices Č&#x2019; 3  lemon  slices Č&#x2019; )UHVKFKDPRPLOHĘ?RZHUVRSWLRQDO   INSTRUCTIONS 1.   Make  hot  water,  pour  hot  water  over  tea  bags,  add  honey,  add  bourbon,  let   steep. 2.   Then  shake  in  a  shaker  and  pour  over  ice  cubes

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WEDDING APPETIZERS 6RXSLVGHʏQLWHO\RQH of  my  favorite  things   to  eat  in  the  cooler   months  and  this   recipe  just  screams   “Autumn  in  a  Bowl”   plus  the  maple  syrup   gives  it  just  the  right   amount  of  umph.  This   soup  can  serve  as  a   \XPP\ʏUVWHQWU©H at  your  wedding  and   you  can  even  serve  it   to  your  spouse  while   VQXJJOLQJLQIURQWRIWKHʏUHSODFHDQGELQJHZDWFKLQJ\RXUIDYRULWHWHOHYLVLRQ show.

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1/4 cup  maple  syrup Pinch  of  sea  salt  and  cayenne   pepper  to  taste

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Peel  and  roughly  dice  squash,   drizzle  1  Tbsp  of  olive  oil   over  the  squash,  then  roast   for  about  35  minutes  or  until   squash  is  tender,  not  mushy.     2.   Add  roasted  squash  to  a   Ninja,  Vitamix  or  high-­powered   blender,  stir  in  maple  syrup,  all   your  spices,  vegetable  broth   and  add  the  remaining  2  Tbsp   of  olive  oil.  Blend.   3.   You  can  add  more  vegetable   broth,  if  you  want  a  thinner   soup.    If  you  need  more   seasoning  add  sea  salt  and   cayenne  pepper  to  taste.   4.   The  soup  should  be  still   warm,  but  if  it  is  not,  add  it  to   a  pot  and  warm  it  up  for  a  few   minutes.     5.   Bowl  your  soup  and  drizzle   a  little  olive  oil  over  the  top   before  serving Well,  there  you  have  it;;  all  of  the   things  that  make  fall  just  that  much   more  amazing.  If  you’re  in  the  mood   for  some  comfort  food  or  a  cocktail   that  will  make  you  yearn  for  that  crisp   cool  fall  weather,  these  go  to  recipes   are  sure  to  please  your  guests  and   you.  So  have  some  fun  planning  that   great  fall  wedding!  

Roasted Maple  Butternut  Squash  Soup  (Vegan)  Lisa  Washington,  Set  the   Table  With  Love INGREDIENTS Ȓ 1  (2-­3  lb.)  butternut  squash,  peeled  and  seeded Ȓ 3  Tbsp  olive  oil  (1  Tbsp  will  be  used  for  roasting) Ȓ 2  cups  low  sodium  vegetable  broth Ȓ 1/2  tsp  cinnamon Ȓ 1/4  tsp  nutmeg Ȓ 1/4  tsp  clove Ȓ 1/4  tsp  cardamom

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creating the perfect fall bouquets Having a  bouquet  that  is  a  show-­stopper  is  a  must.  So  when  you   are  planning  your  fall  wedding  you  should  be  aware  of  the  best   ʐRZHURSWLRQV)DOOFRORUVDUHEHDXWLIXOEXW\RXGRQȊWKDYHWRVWLFN with  the  oranges,  reds,  and  yellows.  Jazz  it  up  with  softer  fall   colors  and  more  greenery.   Either  way  creating  the  perfect  fall  bouquet  is  whatever  you  want  it   to  be  and  more!

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Power Couple: Jermaine and Kristy Jermaine and  Kristy  met  in  2014  at  a   swing  dance  event  at  the  DFW  Swing   Dance  weekly  event.  She  caught  his   attention.  At  the  time  she  shot  down   his  invite  to  go  on  a  date  because   she  was  in  a  relationship.  Fortunately   two  years  later  in  May  2016,  they  met   again  at  another  event.  They  ended   up  going  to  get  breakfast  after  the   club,  in  which  all  of  Kristy’s  friends   went  so  they  could  hear  what  he  had   to  say.   -HUPDLQHNQHZIURPWKHʏUVWWLPH that  Kristy  was  supposed  to  be  his   wife  but  he  didn’t  want  to  scare   her  off.  Two  months  after  their   reconnection  Jermaine  proposed  to   Kristy  while  on  a  trip  to  Miami  at  an   Italian  Bistro.   Kristy  admits  that  she  was  nervous   because  she  had  just  came  out  of  an   eight  year  relationship  and  wanted  to   make  sure  that  he  was  the  right  guy   for  her.  But  he  cause  her  attention   and  she  realized  that  he  was  a  good   ʏWDQGLWIHOWOLNHKHZDVWKHULJKWRQH to  help  her  get  over  her  fears.   Jermaine  knew  that  she  was  the   one  after  he  met  her  sons.  But   before  they  reconnected  he  called   his  godmother  and  she  told  him   WKDWKHZRXOGʏQGWKHZRPDQRIKLV dreams  so  that  he  needed  to  be   ready.  After  he  met  Kristy  he  called   his  godmother  and  told  her  she  was   right.   For  Kristy  she  knew  that  Jermaine   was  the  one  when  she  knew  that  she   could  trust  him  with  her  heart.  He   was  so  patient  with  her.  Everything   fell  in  place.  

Their wedding  day  was  an  absolute   surprise  for  Kristy  that  Jermaine   planned  without  her  input.  They   had  gone  to  marriage  counseling  in   February  and  March  of  2017  and  he   said  that  he  wanted  to  get  married   right  now.  So  he  thought  to  himself   that  he  should  do  it  within  the  week   and  the  pastor  agreed  to  marry  them   and  not  assign  it  over  to  the  assistant   pastor  to  do.  Because  of  her  heart   everyone  donated  their  services,   from  the  makeup  artist  to  the   ZHGGLQJGUHVVDQGʐRZHUV(YHU\RQH was  elated  that  they   were  getting  married   and  wanted  to  be  a   part  of  the  wedding.   Kristy  thought  that   they  were  just  doing   an  engagement   photo  shoot  and   the  morning  of  their   wedding  she  was   sick  and  wanted  to   call  everything  off  but   Jermaine  persisted   and  she  came  to  the   church  as  ready  as   she  could  be.  He   wanted  to  take  all  the   stress  of  her  having   to  plan  their  wedding   so  he  did  it  for  her   and  she  was  grateful.

pageant contests  local  to  Dallas  and   nationally.  He  dedication  to  her  family   and  husband  is  her  number  one   priority.   Their  advice  for  couples  who  are   looking  to  heal  and  love  again  is  to   pray  without  ceasing.  They  believe   that  seeking  counseling  is  a  good   thing  to  do  as  well  and  to  be  patient   because  everyone  comes  with   baggage.  

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Power Couple: LaTroy and Anita Anita  and  LaTroy  met  in  1997  in  Gary,  Indiana.  She  made   house  calls  for  women  in  the  winter  time  who  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  have   transportation  to  get  their  hair  done.  LaTroyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  grandmother   ZDVRQHRIKHUFOLHQWV:KHQWKH\Ę?UVWPHW$QLWD thought  LaTroy  was  a  handsome  dark  glass  of  water.   He  wondered  if  her  inside  matched  her  outer  beauty.  He   learned  not  long  after  that  she  was  an  all  around  great   woman. LaTroy  knew  that  he  wanted  to  spend  the  rest  of  his  life   with  Anita  When  he  went  to  Venezuela  for  winter  ball  and   missed  her  tremendously. LaTroy  surprised  Anita  coming  home  from  Venezuela.  She   was  supposed  to  have  met  him  there  but  shortly  after  his   arrival  there  was  a  mudslide  that  killed  millions  of  people.   He  made  it  home  and  asked  Anita  if  she  wanted  to  go  to   Texas  to  bring  in  the  New  Year.  They  purchased  tickets   and  had  to  literally  pack  and  make  it  to  the  airport  within   two  hours.  He  proposed  in  Tyler,  Texas  at  the  New  Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   party  two  minutes  before  midnight.  Anita  was  in  shock  but   of  course  said,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes.â&#x20AC;? The  two  got  married  in  Hammond,  Indiana  at  Dynasty   Banquets  with  400  guest,  town  criers,  junior  bride  and   JURRPWKUHHĘ?RZHUJLUOVDULQJEHDUHUDQGDEULGHJURRP groom  party  of  20.  She  even  did  a  tribute  song  to  LaTroy   by  Whitney  Houston.  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh  Yes. The  worst  thing  that  this  couple  has  had  to  endure  and   VXUYLYHLVLQĘ?GHOLW\DQGYHUEDODEXVH$WRQHSRLQWZH were  on  the  brink  of  divorce  but  the  sought  counseling   and  therapy,  which  helped  them  deal  with  family   disfunction.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  love  that  my  husband  allows  me  to  be  me.  He  has  a   heart  like  mine  when  it  comes  to  giving  back  to  others  that   are  less  fortunate  and  the  fact  that  he  took  my  son  in  as   his  own  and  never  used  the  word  â&#x20AC;&#x153;step-­sonâ&#x20AC;?.â&#x20AC;? LaTroy  and  Anita  work  together  to  give  back  to  the   community  and  once  LaTroy  retired  from  baseball  and  she   opened  her  cafe  it  was  great  working  together.  She  never   knew  how  easy  it  would  be  working  side  by  side,  not  to   mention  having  LaTroy  home  to  help  in  decision  making   for  them  as  a  family.  

The  two  have  their  son  Dakari  who  is  26  and  lives  in   Atlanta.  He  owns  a  magazine,  clothing  brand,  and   Cigar  line.  Their  daughter  Troi  is  17,  just  graduated   high  school  and  is  moving  forward  to  attend  Concordia   University  in  Irvine,CA.  They  had  a  total  of  three   dogs  but  all  have  passed  away.  They  lost  Diamond,   at  Thanksgiving  2018  and  have  no  plans  on  getting   anymore  pets.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  like  losing  a  child  and  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  extremely   painful. One  of  the  best  surprises  Anita  said  she  experienced   was  LaTroy  surprising  her  when  he  came  home  from   Venezuela.  He  told  her  he  was  sending  her  a  package   home  UPS  and  it  was  him!!  She  screamed  so  loud!!  For   /D7UR\LWZDVDIWHUĘ?QGLQJRXWWKDW$QLWDZDVSUHJQDQW with  Troi  and  being  able  to  be  present  to  witness  her   birth  and  cut  the  umbilical  cord. This  beautiful  couple  is  a  power  couple  because  they   are  total  opposites  and  where  one  lacks  the  other   picks  up.  They  have  with  stood  trials  and  tribulations   where  most  would  have  folded.  Coming  through  rough   patches  unscathed  when  they  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  know  themselves   sometimes  what  the  outcome  would  be  but  they  came   out  on  top. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For  us  we  practice  knowing  the  importance  of  patience,   understanding,  forgiveness,  prayer,  and  knowing  that   we  arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  perfect,â&#x20AC;?  shares  Anita. The  backbone  to  this  coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  success  is  that   support  each  other  by  being  present  and  having  the   conversation  of  what  they  need  from  each  other. Anita  admits  that  she  is  the  lead  in  the  majority  of   business  decisions  because  they  mostly  fall  into  her  lap.   She  presents  them  to  LaTroy  and  give  her  take  on  why   she  think  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  good  investment.  They  then  meet  with   WKHLUĘ?QDQFLDOOHDGDQGGHFLGHLIPRYLQJIRUZDUGPDNHV sense. The  advice  that  this  couple  has  for  other  couples  is  to,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Understand  that  there  is  no  other  option.  Love  is  not  for   the  lazy.  You  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  have  to  always  agree  on  everything.   You  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  make  someone  else  happy  if  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  not   OUR  WEDDINGS  MAGAZINE

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Jay and  Jade  met  when  he  was  as  she  states,  ‘Her  noisy   upstairs  neighbor’  and  she  was  the  pesky  neighbor  that   ZDVDOZD\VPDNLQJQRLVHFRPSODLQWVWRWKHOHDVLQJRIʏFH 1RQHWKHOHVVZKHQWKH\ʏUVWHQFRXQWHUHGHDFKRWKHULW resulted  in  her  blowing  up  and  storming  off  but  once  she   calmed  down  she  couldn’t  get  enough  of  talking  to  him.   They  literally  talked  until  the  sun  came  up. Jade  knew  that  Jay  was  the  one  a  few  months  after  they   started  dating.  He  was  all  she  thought  about  during  the   day  and  she  literally  couldn’t  wait  until  he  got  off  to  tell   him  all  about  her  day.  Soon  the  two  got  married  in  March   2008  because  they  discovered  they  were  going  to  have   a  bundle  and  didn’t  want  to  wait  until  their  initial  wedding   date  on  New  Year’s  Eve  2009.

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This power  couple  has  survived  many  things  one   instance  Jade  describes  wasn’t  necessarily  a  bad  thing   but  being  newlyweds  with  a  newborn  is  pretty  hard.   They  were  so  busy  being  mom  and  dad  that  the  role  of   husband  and  wife  got  placed  on  the  back  burner.  It  was   Jade’s  mother  who  was  their  saving  grace.  She  came   and  stayed  with  them  shortly  after  the  baby  was  born   and  eventually  their  children  spent  spring  break  and   Christmas  break  with  her.  They  also  found  an  amazing   nanny  who  gave  them  the  opportunity  to  take  staycations   without  being  too  far  from  their  children  while  giving  them   alone  time. Jade  loves  Jay  because  of  the  way  he  loves  her,  the  way   he  loves  their  children,  and  the  way  he  supports  her  in   everything  she  does.  


a  way.  After  the  birth  of  their  son  Jade  had  a  bad  reaction   to  the  anesthesia  and  they  couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  regulate  her  heart  rate.   The  nurse  brought  Jay  into  the  room  with  Jade  and  as  he   talked  to  her  her  heart  rate  slowed  back  to  a  normal  pace   and  they  were  able  to  wake  her  up.   Jay  and  Jade  are  a  power  couple  of  our  belief  in  each   otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  talents,  unconditional  support,  and  ALWAYS  being   there  even  when  things  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  go  as  planned.They  have  a   strong  belief  system  which  is  to  never  go  to  bed  angry  and   to  ALWAYS  talk  about  issues  as  soon  as  they  come  up   instead  of  letting  them  linger.  This  wonderful  couple  do  a  lot   of  talking  and  listening.  When  it  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  make  sense  they   VWLOOWDONLWWKURXJKXQWLOWKH\Ę?JXUHLWRXW In  their  household  Jade  is  the  creative  one  and  therefore   the  lead  but  Jay  is  her  sounding  board.  When  she  comes   up  with  a  wild  and  crazy  idea,  he  will  stay  up  with  her  all   QLJKWWRWDONLWWKURXJKDQGĘ?QGWKHUDWLRQDO 7KHLUDGYLFHIRURWKHUFRXSOHVLVWRĘ?QGDZD\WRPDNH LWZRUNDQGZKHQLWJHWVUHDOO\KDUGČ&#x201C;UHPHPEHUZK\ \RXVDLGČ&#x2030;,GRČ&#x160;LQWKHĘ?UVWSODFH$OVRLI\RXVWDUWHG\RXU business  to  spend  more  time  with  your  family  make  sure   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  what  you  are  doing  and  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  let  the  business   consume  you.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  easy  to  start  a  business,  but  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  hard  as   KHOOWRĘ?QG\RXUVRXOPDWH

Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  power  play.   Jay  works  with  Jade  by  being  her   â&#x20AC;&#x153;heavy  lifterâ&#x20AC;?  and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;support  systemâ&#x20AC;?  on   wedding  days.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  really  cool  having  someone   around  that  gets  you,â&#x20AC;?  she  shares.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Honestly,  if  you  ran  into  him  on  the   street  you  wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  think  he  had   a  clue  about  weddings.  However,   heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  learned  exactly  how  I  expect   everything  to  be.  Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  also  a  great   buffer  between  me  and  my  team   when  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  at  my  wits  end.â&#x20AC;? Jay  and  Jade  have  three  children   Marcus,  David,  and  Sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Tonya. Another  reason  Jade  absolutely  loves   Jay  is  because  he  saved  her  life,  in  

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Power Couple: George and Tina

George  and  Tina  Washington.  First   come  from  two  completely  different   backgrounds.  George,  is  from  New   Orleans,  Louisiana  from  the  project  area   called  Algiers.  He  was  born  1952  and   came  to  Texas  after  surviving  Hurricane   Katrina  in  2009.  He  lost  everything  and   after  being  here  for  some  years  with   KLVVLJQLĘ?FDQWRWKHUVKHSDVVHGDZD\ due  to  heart  complications.  He  went  on   to  work  for  Dallas  County  Community   Service  Program.   Tina  was  born  in  Dallas  County  in  an   area  called  Alta  Mesa  in  1969.  She  is  a   very  talented  seamstress  and  designer,   a  poet,  an  author,  a  mother,  a  wife  and   VRPXFKPRUH7LQDČ?Ę?LSVČ&#x17D;XVHGFORWKLQJ into  beautiful  designs  and  hopes  to   open  her  own  boutique  soon.  She  works   many  hours  doing  prison  ministry  work   This  couple  met  when  while  Tina  was  

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working  community  service  and  George   was  her  supervisor.  He  quickly  became   interested  in  her  but  the  two  wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  get   to  know  each  other  more  until  after  Tina   had  completed  her  community  service   KRXUV7KH\KDGWKHLUĘ?UVWGDWHDPRQWK after  they  met. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  felt  like  I  was  in  high  school  going  on   P\Ę?UVWGDWHEHFDXVHP\IULHQGSLFNHG me  up  and  took  me  to  him,â&#x20AC;?  Tina  shares.   They  met  June  30,  2014  and  were   married  June  27,  2015  by  Pastor   Dorsey.  They  had  a  beautiful  wedding   at  an  event  center  in  Hutchins,  TX  with   friends  and  family.   Tina  admits  that  she  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  know  if   *HRUJHZDVWKHRQHDWĘ?UVWEXW*RG spoke  to  her  and  told  her  that  George   was  the  man  for  her,    but  she  doubted  it   because  she  had  her  mind  set  on  being  

a  single  woman,  serving  God.   She  and  George  communicate  clearly   and  as  often  as  possible  so  that  their   daily  life  and  business  runs  smoothly,   and  all  her  ministry  work  gets  done.   *HRUJHJRHVZLWKWKHĘ?RZZKHQLW comes  to  her  busy  schedule.   The  couple  enjoys  a  blended  family  as   WKH\KDYHĘ?YHFKLOGUHQWZRZKROLYHDW KRPHĘ?YHJUDQGFKLOGUHQRQHJUHDW grandchild,  a  goddaughter,  and  two   dogs.   Their  advice  to  other  busy  power   FRXSOHVLVWRNHHS*RGĘ?UVWFHQWHUDQG head  in  all  parts  of  your  lives.  To  remain   happy  with  each  other  is  to  have  the   freedom  that  you  must  share  in  every   aspect  of  your  lives  together.  


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Carl  and  Jonnecia   originally  met  in  2009  at  church   where  they  both  shared  an  interest   in  quartet  gospel  music.  He  showed   interest  by  asking  Jonnecia’s  oldest   sister  for  her  phone  number,  but  she   didn’t  give  it  to  him.  Somehow  he   ended  up  with  her  number  but  the   communication  was  short  lived.   “I  always  tell  him  that  was  just   God’s  way  of  introducing  us  so   when  he  brought  us  back  together   we  wouldn’t  be  strangers,”  shares   Jonnecia.  

which was  a  very  exciting  moment.   Despite  having  a  rough  start  to  her   pregnancy  the  day  was  special   because  she  left  engaged.   “I  always  thought  that  I  would  cry   on  a  day  like  that  but  I  was  sooo   happy  and  shocked  I  couldn’t  cry,”   VKHVD\Vȁ)RUWKHȽUVWWLPHLQDZKLOH I  was  genuinely  happy  with  the   biggest  smile  on  my  face  I’ll  never   forget  that  feeling.”

Their wedding  day  June  15,  2019,   is  a  day  that  the  two  will  never   forget.  Jonnecia  was  fortunate  to   The  two  ended  up  running  into   have  her  two  sisters  as  her  matron   each  other  again  in  2015  at  church   and  maid-­of-­honor  and  then   at  her  uncle’s  pastoral  anniversary.   her  three  close  friends  were  her   Soon  after  they  saw  each  other  at   bridesmaids.  Carl  had  his  best  man   church  every  weekend  after  that.   and  his  brother  and  three  closest   They  exchanged  numbers  again   friends  as  his  groomsmen.  Their   and  the  rest  is  history.   colors  were  navy  blue,  coral,  and   silver.  The  vision  of  the  wedding   August  25,  2017  was  the  day  Carl   day  was  brought  to  life  by  A   proposed.  She  was  seven  months   6SHFLDO$ȼDLUE\/LVDǾV(YHU\WKLQJ pregnant  with  their  son.  Carl’s   just  came  together  so  beautifully   mom  threw  them  a  diaper  shower,   from  everyone’s  attire  down  to  the  

decorations. The  photographer  was     Te’arra  Hall  of  Picture  That  Brand   Photography  who  captured  every   moment  so  beautifully.  She’s  a  young   entrepreneur,  real  estate  agent,  and   very  professional  with  such  a  big   heart. The  moment  Jonnecia  knew  that   Carl  was  the  one  in  2016.  She  woke   up  in  excruciating  pain.  She  had   gotten  half  way  work  and  while  she   was  one  the  phone  with  Carl  she   expressed  to  him  how  bad  she  was   feeling  so  much  so  that  she  began   to  vomit  and  almost  wrecked.  At   that  moment  he  begged  her  to   go  to  the  emergency  room,  so  she   did  and  was  kept  overnight  for   observation.   She  wasn’t  informed  why  she  was   going  to  be  kept  overnight  but   she  called  Carl  and  he  left  work   immediately  and  slept  in  a  tiny  bed,   never  leaving  her  side.  The  next   day  she  found  out  that  she  needed   to  have  an  emergency  surgery  to   OUR  WEDDINGS  MAGAZINE

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remove  a  cyst  the  size  of  an  orange  on  her  ovaries. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When  I  left  for  surgery  he  was  there  and  when  I  came   back  he  was  still  there.  That  is  the  moment  I  knew  he   was  the  one  for  me  because  he  made  time  for  me   and  never  left  my  side.â&#x20AC;? Hey  Babe  from  Jonnecia â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  love  you  because  your  relationship  with  God  is   one  thing  that  I  love  the  most  about  you.  It  has   always  been  important  that  the  guy  I  marry  have  a   UHODWLRQVKLSZLWK*RGEHFDXVHLIKHFDQSXW*RGČ˝UVW and  allow  Him  to  be  the  head  of  his  life  then  God  will   equip  him  to  be  the  head  that  me  and  our  children   need.  And  he  will  also  know  how  to  love  me  as  Christ   loves  the  church  and  also  know  how  to  cover  us  even   when  we  arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  covering  ourselves.â&#x20AC;?

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Hey Babe  from  Carl     “I  never  understood  how  a  woman  could  submit  to  a  man,  until  I   realized  that  the  man  has  to  be  a  man  worth  submitting  to.  That’s  one   of  the  things  that  makes  it  easy  because  you’re  worth  it.  You’re  more   than  enough,  I  thank  God  for  blessing  me  with  a  husband  I  can  be   proud  of  and  love  unconditionally.  I  thank  God  for  giving  the  kids  the   best  father  a  child  could  have.  You  pray  for  them,  you  help  nurture   them,  and  most  importantly  you  show  them  consistency  and  you  let   them  know  daddy  will  always  be  there.  If  I  had  to  do  it  all  over  again   with  you  I  would  and  there  is  nothing  or  no  one  that  would  make  me   FKDQJHP\PLQGRUIHHOGLȼHUHQWDERXW\RX<RXZHUHPDGHIRUPH and  I  was  made  for  you  and  I  love  you  with  everything  in  me.” OUR  WEDDINGS  MAGAZINE

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Love Her...

Groom: Cedric Bride:   Jenill  

Wedding Date:   May  26,  2019

Photographer: Nola  Darling  Photography Event  Planner: Planned  by  couple,  family,  and  close   friends

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Groom’s Name: Juste   Bride’s  Name: Sephora

Wedding Date: August  24,  2019 Wedding  Planner: Kimberlyn  Toko Wedding  Venue  and  Location: Radisson  Hotel,   Aurora  Colorado Wedding  Photographer: Our  Story  Imagery


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A Lifetime Of Love Groom’s Name: Montel Bride’s  Name: Kerrian Wedding  Date: April  19,  2019

Wedding Venue  and  Location: Loews  Hotel, Miami  Beach   Wedding  Photographer: Dana  Lynn  Photography  

Wedding Planner: Liv  &  Lex  Events  

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Let's Fall In Love - 2019  

Welcome to the Let's Fall In Love - 2019 Issue. This issue is all about our couples and we've even added our 2019 Power Couples. We are deli...

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