When Karah and Moise first met they were both anxiously awaiting for God to bring "the one" into their lives. Moise had been praying for a woman with a strong christian faith and a heart full of love for her family and friends. When he met Karah she was everything he was looking for and more. The more they got to know each other the more they realized God's plan for them.
Read all about Karah and Moise's relationship as well as their elegantly extravagant wedding in New Jersey.
Bride & Groom: Karah & Moise
Occupations: Accountant & Physical Therapist Assistant
Wedding date: November 7th, 2017
Wedding location: The Tides Estate, New Jersey
Tell us how you met and all about the proposal. (Moise) We met in West Orange New Jersey when Karah visited my home church, First Shiloh Baptist Church. From the very first time I saw her and spoke with her, she bragged about how her former church had beaten my team in a bible contest several years earlier. Right away I noticed her infectious smile. She also had a competitive spirit and a love for truth which was rare. That was great bait because I took it! Four years later here we are.
(Karah) The proposal happened in front of my home with close family and friends.
If there are two things Moise knows about me it's that it's hard to get a straight "yes" or "no" out of me and that I hate surprises. Well, he was aiming for the exact opposite. He was going to surprise me with a proposal and get me to say "yes." The task was on. The Sunday of the engagement, everyone met at my family residence for what I planned to be a surprise birthday party for my sister, Gaelle. Little did I know, that the real surprise was yet to come. Moise led me to the front of the house where the entire group of friends and family were eagerly waiting. When I saw Moise standing in front of the house with the "Will You Marry Me?" banner I started crying. It felt like the longest walk of my life. All I could think was, 'just say yes". I said yes indeed! Mission accomplished!
How did you know they were "the one?": (Karah) I knew that Moise was the one when I witnessed the way he claimed me among his family and friends. It made me realize that to Moise, I am the only woman that matters and it's beautiful. I still get teary eyed thinking about his love for me. That influences me to love him more and more each day and to put his happiness and well being before my own.
(Moise) Over the first several months that we communicated the more I could see in her the type of woman that I had been praying for, a woman with a strong Christian faith who loves to learn and has strong family values. I started caring for her well being. I yearned for her. That's how I knew.
What was wedding shopping like for you? Tasha made dress shopping so pleasant that I always say I could do it again.
Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding? We are Haitians and we had a traditional Haitian Baptist Ceremony and displayed the Haitian flag during the Reception
Wedding party gifts: The bridesmaids received engraved keepsake boxes. The maid of honor received a bridal brigade personalized glass mason jar, a write your own personalized stemless champagne flute, and a personalized sweatshirt blanket. The groomsmen received personalized multi-tool key chains. The best me received vintage bare personalized flasks. Everyone received shot glasses.
Favorite item on the menu: The food was delish! We loved the salmon
First dance song: "Personne" by Oswald
What is your best memory from your wedding? Seeing everything come to life and celebrating the beginning of our lives together with people we love.
What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples? Focus on each other, be patient with one another and pray with and for each other. Weddings are beautiful and we all want the perfect wedding but there is no need to make it stressful.
Photographer - Fola Lawal Photography
Event Design/Planner - Exquisit Events
Attire - Bruelle's Bridal
Videographer - Delawiz Studios
Hairdresser - Missy
Venue - The Tides Estates
Makeup Artist - Janell
Florist - Amore Weddings
Bride's Bouquet - Bodywerk Jewels
Bridesmaids' Fans - Damilola in Nigeria
Boutonnieres - Exquisite event team