"Time stopped for Myron that summer day on the campus of North Carolina Central University when he first laid eyes on Nadia walking down the stairs towards their accounting class. For a while their communication remained everyday-casual, until Myron finally mustered the courage to strike up a conversation..."
Continue reading all about Nadia & Myron's love story, proposal, and experiences in their ravishingly stylish museum wedding in Uptown Charlotte - featured in the Summer 2018 issue of MunaLuchi Bride magazine.
Bride & Groom: Nadia & Myron
Occupations: Senior Accountant & Principal Engineering Recruiter
Wedding Date: October 6, 2017
Wedding Location: Mint Museum, Uptown Charlotte, NC
Time stopped for Myron that summer day on the campus of North Carolina Central University when he first laid eyes on Nadia walking down the stairs towards their accounting class. For a while their communication remained everyday-casual, until Myron finally mustered the courage to strike up a conversation. He asked Nadia if he could have a ride to his car, during which he inquired about her “situation,” alluding to her current relationship status. Having just recently come out of a difficult breakup, Nadia flatly stated that she was understandably “done dealing with guys.”
Naturally discouraged, Myron still refused to give up, knowing that Nadia was a rare catch and that they were destined to be together. They continued to talk regularly after class, both very much enjoying their conversations - something Nadia couldn’t help but notice. One night fate would bring them together outside of their usual classroom setting, and it was there, at a party in Durham, that their love would truly begin to take shape.
Sharing a dance, they both started to see each other in a more equal light; Myron’s feelings for Nadia growing into a steady smolder, and Nadia’s beginning to uncontrollably spark. When before, looking into each other’s eyes seemed a common exchange, now evolved into an intimate gaze of longing and desire. At the end of the evening numbers were exchanged as well as that first hug that never seems to last long enough. Though for Nadia and Myron it was the beginning of together forever...
The evening of the proposal started out as a date like any other, at least on the surface. Knowing Nadia’s love for flowers, Myron scheduled a tour of the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. Nadia recalls how she, “soaked up this super special moment,” as they walked through the garden reflecting on their experiences together. Myron took this opportunity to express his unending love and appreciation for Nadia. After about his third affirmation of love, Nadia’s heart skipped a beat as she began to understand what was about to take place… There within the beauty of the botanical garden, Myron dropped to one knee and asked Nadia to spend the rest of her life with him as husband and wife.
Their wedding took place at international art & design space, the Mint Museum in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. After trying on many gowns Nadia finally settled on one of the first ones she tried on; a gorgeous Rivini gown in which she left her Groom completely speechless.
Wedding party gifts: Bridesmaids - Custom monogrammed robes and earrings. Groomsmen - Fossil Q, smart watches.
Gifts for each other: An additional wedding band for the Bride, and a watch for the Groom.
Ceremony entrance song: “Sure it’s you” by Shelea Fraizer
First dance song: “Is This Love” by Corrine Baily Rae
Best memories: “Hands down, the first look! Even though our first look took place in front of our entire wedding party on a busy street in Uptown Charlotte, the moment that Myron turned to look at me - nothing else mattered. It was just he and I in that moment; emotions high, being vulnerable with each other.”
Advice for engaged couples: “Enjoy the process. It will be challenging, but find peace in knowing that soon enough you will be sharing an experience of a lifetime - your wedding day! The memories will be worth everything you put into your special day.”
Planning: Shayla Hawkins Events (S.H.E.)
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Mint Museum
Photography: Nadia D. Photography
Floral Design: CLux Rentals
Stationery Design: Papered Wonders
Linens: CLux Rentals
Rentals: CLux Rentals
Caterer: Something Classic Catering
Cake Design: Wow Factor Cakes
DJ: Brian “DeeJay Lil Bee” Russ
Bridal Gown: Rivini - Forever from Traditions by Anna Raleigh, NC
Bridal Jumpsuit & Bridesmaid Gowns: Natt Taylor
Groom/Groomsmen Tuxedos: Persona Custom Clothiers
Hair: Denise Mitchell of Robyn Mitch Hair Studio Durham, NC
Makeup: Tai of Invidi Makeup
Shoes: Christian Louboutin