Anxiety brought Allison and DeQuan together. It was the summer before Allison would enter college at the University of Miami and she was nervous to say the least. A mutual friend suggested Allison reach out to DeQuan as he would be attending the same university. Inspired by the idea of having a friend in Miami, she courageously sought out DeQuan Jones via Facebook and what began as a ploy to ease her nerves steadily turned into computer love. DeQuan requested that they take their conversation to AOL Instant Messenger where “mrcandyonchrome” would begin to charm his way into Allison’s heart. Amorous online messages graduated to text messages, text messages evolved into late night phone calls, and late night phone calls ignited DeQuan’s incessant daydreams about the woman he’d never met.
After some time the two finally met at the University of Miami's Atlanta Summer Send Off, an event for Atlanta natives heading off to the University of Miami. “Out of all of the shirts in my closet, I chose to wear the ugliest Izod shirt I could find, not knowing that this would be the day that I would meet the most beautiful woman I had ever seen,” DeQuan shares. It was love at first sight for the impending freshmen and the beginning of their love story. For the next four years, the University of Miami would be the nest that nurtured Allison and DeQuan’s boundless love.
It was after DeQuan’s rookie season with the Orlando Magic, he and Allison had planned a celebratory and romantic vacation in Aruba. One night after dinner, DeQuan suggested that they take the scenic route back to their hotel. As they walked along the beach, he stopped, got down on one knee and asked Allison to be his wife. He purposefully proposed on April 29th, the anniversary of Allison’s father’s death, as a way to posthumously ask his father-in-law for his daughter’s hand in marriage.
Symbolizing their mutual love for the Theodore Witcher film and their now shared last name, hashtag LoveJones followed Allison and DeQuan on their wedding day. The bride honored her father with a bouquet composed of his ties and a locket with his photo. Their modern elegant wedding was housed in the W Midtown in Atlanta. Turquoise and purple radiated the space adding romance and whimsy to the event, while transparent chairs and metallic table coverings kept it stylish. A custom teal dance floor illuminated guests as they danced the night away in celebration of love. It was a truly enchanting night for the gorgeous couple.
This glamorous turquoise and purple wedding was planned by Coterie Member F&G Weddings, with stationery by Papered Wonders. Take a look at Allison and DeQuan's wedding with photos by Milanes Photography. This wedding is also featured in our Fall/Winter 2015 issue, available on newsstands now. You can also grab your copy here!
Bride: Allison Jones
Groom: DeQuan Jones
Wedding date: 08/30/2014
Wedding location: W Midtown - Atlanta, GA
Wedding flowers: The flowers were elegant and lavish with full lush centerpieces featuring exquisite hydrangeas and orchids.
Favorite item on the menu: Coca Cola braised short ribs.
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen gifts: citizen watches for the guys, crystal earrings, bracelets, and necklaces for the girls.
First dance song: "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel
Bride's dress: Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner
Bridal dress salon: Bride Beautiful
Bride's shoes: Prada - Saks Fifth Avenue
Bridesmaids dresses: The Dessy Group
Reception Dress Designer: Sherri Hill
Reception Dress Salon: Miz Scarlett's
Reception shoe designer: kurt geiger
Custom sneakers: Converse
Cakes/Desserts: For Goodness Cakes
Catering: The W Midtown, Atlanta
Ceremony: The W Midtown, Atlanta
Event decor: Edge Design Group
Linens: I Do Linens
Event Planner: Brian Green, F&G Weddings
Entertainment: DJ Tayrok; Sol Factor Band
Flowers: Edge Design Group
Groom's attire: Vera Wang
Groomsmen attire: Vera Wang
Bride's hair: Nubiance Salon and Spa
Bridesmaids hair: Nubiance Salon and Spa
Makeup: Nubiance Salon and Spa
Photography: Milanes Photography
Reception Venue: The W Midtown, Atlanta
Stationery: Papered Wonders
Videography: 3 Ring Weddings