It was love at first sight for Whitney and Richard whose first impressions of each other would lead them to spending the rest of their lives together as husband & wife. Their beautiful and intimate wedding was expertly captured in this emotional cinematic feature by elite cinematographer and MunaLuchi Coterie member, Yamean Studios Films.
Read all about Whitney & Richard's love story, romantic proposal, and wedding experience.
Bride & Groom: Whitney & Richard
Occupations: Bride - Director of Performance Technologies, Groom - Director of Athletics Programs
Wedding date: August 13, 2016
Wedding location: Ceremony: Haddonfield, NJ
Reception: Cinnaminson, NJ
Tell us how you met and all about the proposal. We saw each other for the first time when I (Whitney) was at his job for a work visit. I was with my colleague, who said she knew him, which was perfect, so I asked her to call him after we left and give him my number. She did and he called me the next day. Despite not meeting that first time we saw each other, we remembered each other and have been dating ever since!
The proposal - Ricky asked Whitney to go to a paint studio for a date night - when the original plan was to go eat at their favorite Mexican Restaurant. He asked her to do a competition, so they both put on their paint gear and posted the backs of their easels together, so they couldn't see what the other one was painting! Whitney was starving, and because of that, her creative juices weren't flowing too well...so she painted a taco. Genius! It was time for Ricky to present his piece, and he painted...WILL YOU MARRY ME!
What was wedding shopping like for you? My dress was a pear and beaded bodice sweetheart gown with detachable drop sleeves! Wedding shopping was so easy, one of my flower girls was with me, and picked it for me!
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen gifts: BM Gifts - robes, monogrammed slippers, bridal squad sleepwear, earrings, necklace. Groomsmen - monogrammed leather shaving kit bags.
Favorite item on the menu: Ribeye! Also, the cake was everythanggggggg :)
First dance song: We had 3 LOL! 1. "Never Felt This Way" by Alicia Keys version. 2. "Promise To Love" by Kem. 3. "Saving My Love For You" by Kem.
What is your best memory from your wedding? The ceremony - even though there were 200 people there, it literally felt like it was just he and I. I loved the family communion also. The un-choreographed "Swag Surf" dance from the guests was my favorite from the reception!
What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples? Don't stress. You're paying way too much money to have anxiety. Don't let anything get to you and try to relax the entire day.
Photographer: Kanayo Adibe
Dress: Robinson's Bridal
Bridesmaid & Wedding Dress Designer: Watters
Dress Alterations: Dahnistry
Floral: Alisha Simone
Ceremony: Haddonfield UMC
Reception & Cake Decor: The Merion
Hair: Galaxy 5000
MakeUp: Shades of Jacen
Cinematography: Yamean Studios Films