"Gorgeous in Grey blogger, Ty Alexander and significant other of sixteen years, Michael, have tied the knot in a “rustic romance” wedding in Maryland...Their intimate proposal was perfectly appropriate in the vein of their 'simplistic vibe.' ...Their adorable wedding featured numerous DIY ideas that will leave many a bride or groom-to-be taking notes. Their motto of, 'No fuss, just love,' is a philosophy we can all adhere to more often. See more on Instagram by searching their perfectly appropriate hashtag, #letsgreytogether."
Read all about Ty and Michaels love story, engagement, and wedding details in their "Lets Grey Together" ceremony in Maryland. Featuring the work of MunaLuchi Coterie Ambassadors Victorious Events NYC and Chip Dizard. View the complete selected gallery by MunaLuchi Coterie member Rhea Whitney here.
Bride & Groom: Ty and Michael
Wedding Location: Ellicott City, Maryland
Wedding Date: September 16th 2017
Photographer: Rhea Whitney
Gorgeous in Grey blogger, Ty Alexander and significant other of sixteen years, Michael, have tied the knot in a “rustic romance” wedding in Maryland. Michael knew Ty was “the one” when after having a craving for ice cream she showed up with his favorite strawberry flavor. Their intimate proposal was perfectly appropriate in the vein of their “simplistic vibe.” While “angrily” typing away, and in need of a break, Michael placed his arms around Ty before placing a small box wrapped in ribbon in front of her. Before he could finish telling her how much he loved her and wanting to spend the rest of his life with her, she said “yes.”
Ty knew Michael was “the one” when enduring her biggest life challenge, the passing of her mother, he never left her side, always waiting with open arms.
Their adorable wedding featured numerous DIY ideas that will leave many a bride or groom-to-be taking notes. Their motto of, “No fuss, just love,” is a philosophy we can all adhere to more often. See more on Instagram by searching their perfectly appropriate hashtag, #letsgreytogether. Read all about Ty and Michaels love story, engagement, and wedding details below.
“Mike and I have been together for 16 years. And I just turned 40. So as you might imagine the pomp and circumstance that comes with relationships and love and engagement has long fizzled away for me…for us. While I love watching the big proposals that go viral on Facebook I'm never hoping that would be me. He knows this and more importantly he knows me. So when he decided to propose I was met with a much-needed interruption to my work day (on my book signing date). He put his arms around me while I was sitting at my desk, angrily tapping on my keyboard, and sat a box wrapped in ribbon in front of me. Even though I knew exactly what the box was I grabbed and opened the box while quietly screaming, "What's this?". The next 2 minutes I can only remember staring at the ring and saying yes while he explained for the fifty-eleventh time that he loved me and wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. I'm not sure if I gave him a chance to say it.”
How did you know they were “the one?” “He says it was the night he mentioned he had a taste for some ice cream and I showed up with his favorite strawberry ice cream. I say it was when I was faced with my biggest challenge (my mother's death) and he never left my side. I remember when the nurse called to tell me it was her final days. I spent an hour on the NY subway crying my eyes out. When I walked through the door he just held me until they stopped. I knew then it was forever, for real.”
Ty and Michael’s “rustic romance” wedding in Maryland was styled for a “simplistic vibe,” speaking to their overall moto of, “No fuss, just love!” Ty looked fabulous in her “trendy but still classic” custom dress, brought to life with the assistance of Pantora Bridal.
Quick Facts from the Bride:
Wedding flowers: Les Fleurs by Jes Wilson
Favorite item on menu: The bbq pulled pork and braised string beans
Bridesmaids/groomsmen gifts: Groomsmen received Fossil Watches. Bridesmaids received 10 of the bride's favorite must-have beauty products.
First dance song: Medley of Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" and Method Man's "You're All I Need"
Best Memories: “There's so many. A lot of people say that brides don't remember the day. But when I sat down and reflected, I was happy I was able to pray with my bridesmaids. I was grateful my dad could walk me down the aisle. I was even more grateful that my favorite Aunt was there to zip my dress. But my best memory is dancing with my husband. We met in the club and spent our first hour as husband and wife grinding to Baltimore Club Music.”
Advice for Engaged Couples: “Remember it's about your union and nothing more. All the details will come together and if for some reason they don't, you still have each other!”
Bride's dress: Custom from Pantora Bridal
Bridal salon: Pantora Bridal
Bride’s headpiece and/or veil: Pantora Bridal
Bride's shoes: Keds by Kate Spade
Bridesmaids dresses: Vera Wang for David's Bridal
Catering: Xquisite Catering
Ceremony venue: patio of Mainstreet Ballroom
Event decor/design: bride's family and friends
Entertainment: DJ A Rod
Event planner: Victoria Lartey-Williams of Victorious Events NYC
Florals: Les Fleurs by Jes Wilson
Groom's attire: Cy's of Catonsville
Groomsmen attire: Cy's of Catonsville
Hair: Gabrille Corney
Lighting: provided the venue
Linens: Party Rental Ltd
Makeup: Jamaya Moore
Photography: Rhea Whitney
Reception venue: Mainstreet Ballroom
Rentals: Party Rental Ltd
Videography: Chip Dizard Weddings