Crystal and Brenton's love story began in 2009 at the mixer of their alumni chapter. It was an evening of magnetism in which they were both drawn to each other. A spark of romance would come to ignite the embers of love, starting them on the path of happily ever after.
Their vibrantly styled wedding before loving family and friends was an unforgettable event, capturing moments of joy and devotion that will certainly be forever cherished by all.
Read about Crystal and Brenton's love story, moment of inspiration proposal, and experiences in their vibrant and stylish North Carolina wedding. Featuring the photography of MunaLuchi North Carolina Coterie Ambassador Dajuan Jones of In His Image photography, and the custom design decor of MunaLuchi Florida Coterie Ambassador Ten23 Designs.
Bride & Groom: Crystal & Brenton
Occupations: Director of Alumni Programs & Attorney/Adjunct Professor
Wedding Date: July 29th 2017
Wedding Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Tell us how you met and all about the proposal. The two officially met at the Gate City Alumni Chapter, Young Alumni Mixer in 2009.
For the proposal, Crystal planned Brent’s 35th birthday party. The irony is she also planned the Alumni mixer that brought them together initially in 2009. While Crystal was consumed with making sure that her love, Brent, had a great time on that evening; Brent was more concerned with making a lifetime of great memories together. Prior to the party, Brent actually had no plans to propose but the power of God and his love for Crystal were so overwhelming that he could not let that moment pass by. An hour before the party it was final in his heart, this was the day that he would ask her to be his wife. So, in front of over 100 guests and with the last-minute blessings from her parents, just five minutes before, Brent dropped to one knee and asked Crystal for her hand in marriage. Immediately following, the disc jockey played “Let’s Get Married” by Jagged Edge. Because of their shared commitment to family it came as no surprise to those witnessing that Brent decided to do something so special on his birthday (July 9, 2016) in front of all of their loved ones. His loud cry of “I love her” and her resounding “yes” to his question only reaffirmed what everyone else already knew; they were made for each other and this was indeed their season for LOVE.
Wedding Style: City Chic DC style, bright colors, and blended families with a touch of southern hospitality. Flowers were coral, fuchsia pink, teal - the bride was so in love with her bouquet!
The church is the foundation of their faith and it was a must that they confirm their love inside of a church and one that Crystal called home away from home.
What was wedding shopping like for you? After a few tries, I found the right dress! I was with my mother and other family members and they were all in support of my decision.
I had a vision on what shoes I wanted to wear however finding them locally was a task. It wasnt until I was in Seattle for work that I happen to go shopping and found my shoes in my size, this just made everything come together.
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen gifts: The girls received personalized bags with individual gifts based on personality and they also received their jewelry for the day-of. The guys also received personalized toiletry bags and special socks that they were to wear day-of.
What is your best memory from your wedding?
The moment I walked down the aisle and we both said "I Do."
What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples?
When working with your guest list find all means to assist with your selection process - especially when you have large families on both sides.
Photographer- In His Image Photography
Wedding Planner and Design- E'magine Weddings & Events
Dance Floor- E'magine Floor Art Decor
Stationary- Southern Engraving
Cake Topper- Ten23 Designs
Wedding Cake- Edible Artistry
Groom's Cake- Divine Sweets
Makeup Artist- Tiwa Lawrence
Reception- Empire Room
Ceremony- New Light Missionary Baptist Church
Catering- Painted plate
Flowers- Botanica Greensboro Florist
Candy Bar- Something BARowed
Rentals- Party Reflections
DJ- DJ Weatherman
Videography- One Love Productions
Transportation- Premier Limo
and Flying Start Car Service
Groom's hotel- Marriott
Bride's Hotel- Proximity Hotel