Myra and RaShaun tied the knot on July 18th in a wedding that included hints of Black, White, Gold and Cameo Pink where guests were greeted during the cocktail hour with a Harpist and African dancers and drummers dancing during the reception. To top off the momentous occasion, the Bride and Bridesmaids surprised groom with “Love on Top” dance.
From the Bride
RaShun and I met about 8 years ago during my first year in college. He would periodically visit the store I worked at pretending to buy something, until he finally worked up enough courage to ask me for my number. I gave him my Facebook information instead of my number because I didn’t think I would be interested. Time went by and we would chat on Facebook for hours, asking each other questions in order to get to know one another better. I finally decided to give RaShun my phone number after a while. We talked on the phone almost every night and we eventually went on our first date and started dating. Of course he ended up falling for me 🙂 Who would have thought we would be here today. I love this man so much and I could not wait to be his wife.
RaShun called me one Saturday saying that his aunt was coming in town on Sunday and he wanted us to take her to church and out to eat afterwards. He asked me what restaurant I suggest we take his aunt to, he emphasized how much she loved Mexican food, so I suggested our favorite Mexican restaurant, which happened to be the place RaShun asked me to be his girlfriend. The next morning was Sunday and I woke up late, rushing to get ready so I wouldn’t be late for church. While getting ready, RaShun texted me saying that his aunt was running late to church so we should just meet at the restaurant at 12pm. Great! That worked for me! lol
I finally finished getting ready and arrived to the restaurant, nervous because I was so late. I walked into the restaurant and asked the hostess if she could please point me in the direction that RaShun Barnes was sitting, she pointed to his table and I immediately got shocked! I saw RaShun’s mother, aunt, and cousin sitting at the table. I was a little confused because RaShun told me that only his aunt alone was coming into town, not his mother too. I walked over and greeted everyone with a smile and a hug. I sat down and RaShun said “Surprise!” I laughed and we all began talking. 10 minutes later, his older cousin asked me to go to the restroom with her, she said that she had just started talking to a new guy and she wanted my advice about a few things. We went to the restroom and talked for about 5 minutes, then started to head back to our table. I walked outside of the restroom first and immediately got shocked again. I saw my parents sitting at our table, RaShun standing up looking nervous, and heard John Legends “All of Me” playing in the background. I walked up to RaShun and he grabbed my hands and started to propose, he then got on one knee in front of our parents, family and the entire restaurant and asked me to marry him. I gladly accepted!
RaSshun surprised me with the wedding shoes that I wanted by Christian Louboutin and I surprised him with Gold Armani Watch. Our wedding was like a fairy tale. It felt magical and that’s what we wanted.
Hair and Makeup: IG. @candice_webb // Wedding/Event Planner: Bride and Groom // Bride’s Ivory Wedding Dress by Maggie Sottero // African White and Gold Reception gowns were designed by the bride and constructed by close family friend // Bridesmaids’dresses by Alfred Angelo// Flowergirl dresses were designed by the bride and made by Vanel Designs on Etsy