Sandra Boateng and Fabrice Choute were married on November 18, 2016 at Tides Estate in North Haledon, NJ. When the two first met 10 years ago, they always knew they would marry. Their elegant and passionate engagement shoot took place in Central Park and the New York City Plaza Hotel. Sandra shares with us the night Fabrice proposed.
He called me at work telling me he’d hurt his knee while playing basketball and needed to go to the ER. I left work frantically and rushed home expecting to find my injured boyfriend. Upon arrival, I turned on the lights to find a rose on each step leading up to my bedroom. Immediately confused, I walked up to my room to find a Victoria’s Secret bag, a brand new dress, a diamond necklace, a pair of Christian Louboutin heels, and a note on my bed telling me to be ready at 8:15. I got all dolled up and went downstairs and to my surprise there was a driver waiting outside ready to pick me up! After a 30 min ride we arrived at the beautiful River Cafe restaurant directly under the Brooklyn Bridge. Out walks my Prince Charming in a midnight blue tux with a black lapel and matching bow tie. We proceeded inside to have an intimate dinner lit up by the Brooklyn Bridge and the beautiful NYC skyline. They brought out my desert on a plate with a gold dome cover. The waiter lifts the cover and…there sat my ring! He got on one knee and asked me to marry him. After I said yes he told me to look up and to my surprise there was a photographer capturing everything. Many years ago, before we even started dating I mentioned to him that whenever I got engaged I wanted it photographed. It was truly the most magnificent night of my life! He did that in true Fabrice (Mr. BIG) fashion.
The couple enjoys spending quality time with each other on Sundays. They are both very busy during the week with their careers so they dedicate Sundays to each other.
On Their Journey Down the Aisle
It’s been a blessing. Our theme for our wedding is: it takes a village and during this planning process, our families have come together so beautifully to uplift us, and back us with prayer. We couldn’t be more grateful. We have truly enjoyed the planning and we’ve created some wonderful memories during this time.
Congrats to Sandra and Fabrice! We wish them all the best in love and life.
Emma Pierre-Louis of Prestige Affairs Event Production (Wedding Coordinator) || Photographer: Bleu Studios || Hair: Christina Rendall || Makeup: Alissa Harris || Photoshoot Concept/ Theme: Gifty Johnson