"The proposal is once in a lifetime and because of that both the future husband & wife-to-be want it as perfect as possible - that “right” moment. When mood, atmosphere, setting, romance, a hint of sweet sentimentality, and an element of surprise culminates for the “perfect” proposal experience. Considering “perfection” is subjective this allows for many “perfect” proposal possibilities for each and every couple..."
Featured in the Summer 2017 Issue of MunaLuchi Bride Magazine, Ebony and Brandon's handsomely sophisticated wedding within the heart of Memphis is both modern and classic in style. See the entire vendor list below and view the complete selected gallery by Amy Hutchinson Photography here.
Bride & Groom: Ebony & Brandon
Location of wedding: The Columns in Memphis, TN
Wedding date: 9/24/2016
The proposal is once in a lifetime and because of that both the future husband & wife-to-be want it as perfect as possible - that “right” moment. When mood, atmosphere, setting, romance, a hint of sweet sentimentality, and an element of surprise culminates for the “perfect” proposal experience. Considering “perfection” is subjective this allows for many “perfect” proposal possibilities for each and every couple.
After a chance encounter in downtown Memphis brought them together, Ebony and Brandon’s perfect proposal “took place during our trip to the Dominican Republic in September 2015,” Ebony fondly remembers. “I was so tired of wanting to get engaged that by the time the trip came around I had forgotten all about it and certainly wasn't expecting it. I didn’t even get my nails done! On the final night of the trip, we walked through a garden on our hotel premises as we had done a few of the previous nights. On the final night of the trip. We stopped on a quaint footbridge that I had grown to love, and I decided to profess my love for Brandon in a rap. After my stellar performance, he insisted on an encore and had me stand under the lights of a nearby gazebo so that he could record me. When I finished, he asked me to record him while he took his turn on the stage. I was confused by the fact that there was no rhyme pattern in his lyrics until finally I realized “OMG! He is proposing!” He had tricked me into recording my entire proposal…and 45 seconds of sobbing out of joy.”
Ebony and Brandon’s wedding was modern while still remaining classic in style, and handsomely sophisticated. Full of emotion, the blissful bride, looking absolutely stunning in a trumpet dress with lace applique, welled up with tears walking down the aisle of the charming Columns Memphis towards her husband waiting at the altar. An intimate kiss sealed their love and a blissful smile spread across Ebony’s face as the joy and beauty of the moment overtook her.
The newlyweds took the dance floor to “Religious” by Ne-Yo. Guests were treated to a Caribbean inspired menu and Soca music to which everyone danced the entire night away. A favorite menu item was collard green & chicken eggrolls. Ebony’s bridesmaids were gifted monogrammed totes with gifts including monogrammed “get ready” shirts, monogrammed tervis tumblers, ceremony sandals, and jewelry. Brandon’s groomsmen were gifted Cole Hann oxford shoes, tie and tie clip.
Advice: What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples? Don’t let wedding planning get the best of you. Take time to enjoy it and if possible, split the work to keep one person from getting burnt out.
Bride's dress: Dillard's
Bridesmaids dresses: Dillard's
Cakes/desserts: Frost Bake Shop
Catering: D'Arthur Catering
Ceremony venue: The Columns Memphis
Entertainment: One Sound and Entertainment
Event planner: Andria Lewis Events
Florals: Ashlye McCormick Designs
Groom's attire: Macy's
Groomsmen attire: Macy's
Hair: Charlene Williams
Makeup: Makeup by Zii
Photography: Amy Hutchinson Photography
Reception venue: The Columns Memphis
Videography: Message in a Bottle Productions
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals