It was just another day at work for Adrienne and Tyren. Then, just two employees, Tyren arrived late to a meeting where he luckily found a seat next to his future bride. Determined to see her again, Tyren stopped by Adrienne's office every so often, creating opportunities to bump into her. Seemingly uninterested in his advances, Adrienne wasn't easily moved but Tyren's persistence paid off. She began to flirt with him asking the same question every time she passed his desk, "You staying out of trouble?" to which he would reply "I'm trying to."
"He would make all kinds of handmade gifts and leave them in her office. She thought they were very sweet. On one of their first dates, Tyren and Adrienne were eating out. At the end of the meal he decides he wants to order desert, chocolate lava cake! He asks Adrienne if she wants to order anything, she declines. When Tyren's cake arrives Adrienne proceeds to dig in. Tyren does not share desert, especially when he offered to get you your own! Then realizing that wasn't the best date move, he tried to offer her some of his cake. If you know Adrienne, at that moment she would rather die of starvation than to ever eat any of Tyren's cake! Thankfully she forgave him and taught him the importance of,"sharing with your sweetie." He hasn't stopped since."
Clapp Studios photographed every loving moment from this green Southern wedding.
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen Gifts: Bridesmaids received a necklace pendant with their names on it; the groomsmen (and groomsmaid) received engraved moneyclips and keychains.
First dance song: I Found Love (Cindy's Song) - BeBe Winans
Bride: Adrienne Sutton - IT Project Manager
Groom: Tyren Sutton - Learning and Development Professional
Wedding Location: Newton White Mansion - Mitchellville, MD
What was your wedding style?
The dress was a satin fit and flare with ruching and decorative rhinestones. Custom accents included a rhinestone belt and a rose sash added as a "one-shoulder" effect. Being in Maryland, the wedding had a Southern Theme; we called it our "Southern Sunday Evening with Sweet Tea and Lemonade." The colors of green and tan with accents of springtime yellow and white helped with the theme. The men wore cotton boutonnieres to continue the southern vibe. Our menu also represented the southern theme with items like shrimp and grits and Maryland crab dip.
What was your favorite memory from your wedding?
Meeting at the altar. All of the preparation came to that culminating moment of the two of us meeting at the altar, looking into each other's eyes and smiling.
How did you incorporate culture into your wedding?
As an element of our African-American heritage, we decided to "Jump the Broom" at the end of our ceremony to honor our past and start our future together. Weaved throughout the entire day were elements noting our spiritual foundation demonstrating our love for Christ Jesus. Most notably our Sand ceremony that included the initial layer of sand representing Christ as the foundation in our marriage.
What was your favorite item on the menu?
Dessert of course! We also enjoyed the Shrimp and Grits appetizer.
What advice do you have for our brides-to-be?
Enjoy the ride and stick to your budget! The wedding planning is also a part of your wedding experience. Gather ideas and suggestions from others but know what works for each of you (and your budget).
Event Designers: Kyle Hutchinson Design Group
Photography: Clapp Studios
Wedding Dress Salon: Cherry Blossom Bridal
Wedding Dress Designer: Allure Bridals
Bridesmaid Dresses: Mori Lee
Makeup Artist: Dawn Newsome
Catering: R&R Catering
Wedding Cake: JusDees Cakes
Florist: L'Artisan Lily
Stationery: Ali Bradley of Rori Bean Design
Groom/GroomsMen Stylist: DeWayne Sutton
DJ Entertainment: K-Smoove Entertainment/Keith Adams