Having someone in your life with whom you can share the enthusiasm of an interest is a constant joy. When that person is the love of your life that joy becomes absolute bliss. For Victoria and Derrick that common denominator represents even more as it is the setting of their first meeting, after which, as Victoria puts it, "from that point on, it was love."
Read all about Victoria and Derrick's love story, proposal, and wedding experiences in this luxurious Memphis, Tennessee wedding - planned and design by MunaLuchi Coterie member Tonia Sims of TLS Weddings & Events.
Bride and Groom: Victoria & Derrick
Occupations: Derrick is a college basketball coach/Victoria is an insurance agent
Wedding date: 11/19/2016
Wedding location: Memphis, TN
Tell us how you met and all about the proposal. We met at a basketball game at my (Victoria's) high school. From that point on, it was love. Even to this day, going to basketball games is one of our favorite things to do together. Movies are our other favorite thing to do. At a family function, several years after that meeting in Indianola at a basketball game, Derrick proposed.
What was wedding shopping like for you? Wedding shopping was loads of fun for me. Not as stressful as I thought it would be. Mainly because my friends and family made it such a great experience. My wedding dress was perfect. The moment I tried it on, I knew it was the one. My twin sister actually selected the dress. Needless to say, she knows what I like.
Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding? Jumping the broom was the only culture incorporated into the ceremony.
What is your best memory from your wedding?
Our favorite memory was reciting the vows that we had both prepared ourselves
What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples? Be Honest. Be respectful. Be Kind.
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen gifts: Bridesmaid gifts were boxes which included custom robes, accessories, and wedding jewelry. Groomsmen gifts were custom shot glasses.
Favorite item on the menu: Marinated Carved Turkey Breast
First dance song: "Falling" by Lela James
wedding dress salon: Low's Bridal-Arkansas
bridesmaids dresses: S. Goodman's-Greenville, Mississippi
hair/makeup: Tiffany Simpson/Michelda Bradshaw
ceremony location: Memphis, TN
reception location: Downtown Memphis, TN
photography: Cherise Richards Photography
videography: KeneWebb Films
wedding planner: Tonia Sims, TLS Weddings & Events
cake: T-Chelle's Confections-Greenville, MS
event designer: TLS Weddings & Events