Congrats Kareem and Renee, as you continue to make beautiful memories!
Spring and Fall are my favorite seasons, I also believe they are the best seasons for weddings! Saturday, March 31, 2018, was the perfect setting for a beautiful Spring Wedding (this day set a beautiful tone for Mr. & Mrs. Washington, their wedding party and guests). As guests arrived at the church, they were promptly greeted by the Groomsmen standing at the door of the church, while the Bridesmaids greeted guests as they stepped into the foyer, a picture perfect setting!
The church was adorned with a set of hand-tied burgundy and white floral bouquets, on every other row. A silver arch (adorned with a burgundy and white floral arrangement) was placed just below the pulpit, with a white prayer bench positioned center of the arch. Jazz music (I remember listening to Kenny G’s ‘Forever In Love’) provided an inviting and relax atmosphere as guests filled the church in anticipation of the union of the Bride and Groom!
At 3:55 pm, the hostess, Ms. Sherrie Benjamin announced that the ceremony will begin shortly, in addition, that everyone should remain seated as the bride enters. I LOVED this gesture, it allowed everyone to see the Bride in her beautiful wedding gown as she passed each row. The wedding party began their procession promptly at 4 pm and everyone made their way to cocktail hour at the reception location.
While the bridal party’s entrance was a relax and regal one at the ceremony, the bridal party’s entrance at the reception set the CELEBRATION tone! Everyone knew it was PARTY TIME as the bridal party made their entrance on a favorite song and the guests cheered them on! Of course, the all time favorite was the Bride and Groom’s entrance! Just after Mr. & Mrs. Washington’s entrance, they did their first dance, with the Groom letting his Bride share a dance with her brothers and then her son, it was so beautiful!
As always, I’m intrigued by the Day of Coordination/logistics that take place at a wedding. I LOVE to see how all of the details come together and are executed to create that special day for the Bride and Groom. Ms. Sherrie Benjamin stepped in as a wonderful assistant to the Wedding Planner/Day of Coordinator. I was amazed by her ability to multi-tasks and complete so many of the Day of Coordination duties to assist the Wedding Planner/Day of Coordinator (as the Wedding Planner/Day of Coordinator assisted the Bride and Wedding Party), to bring all the details to fruition. Ms. Sherrie Benjamin and the Wedding Planner/Day of Coordinator executed a beautiful Easter Weekend Wedding!
I wish Kareem and Renee much peace, love and happiness as they begin their life as Mr. & Mrs. Washington!
Felicia (Bride on a Budget)