Ra Shandra and Jason chose New Orleans, LA for their destination wedding. New Orleans had always been one of Ra Shandra’ s favorite cities. The two tied the knot on June 7, 2015 in a vibrant brooch themed wedding at the Southern Oaks Plantation.
Ra Shandra and Jason met in the summer of 2013 at a day party during the Centennial Convention of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in Washington DC. Ra Shandra noticed Jason on the other side of the room while he was on his phone. She asked her friend 3 times if she thought that “the guy over there on his phone was cute.” Ra Shanrda continued to enjoy the convention until she realized that “the guy over there on his phone” was now standing right next to her – on his phone. They exchanged numbers and began a purposed romance over the next couple weeks and months. Jason and Ra Shandra soon realized they lived in the same city for 5 years and around each other in some capacity but had never met.
“It was as if God had not seen fit to bring us together until that particular moment,” Ra Shandra states. “I don’t know how I missed him because he just sticks out.”
The pair journeyed on the God ordained path, coming together to build a solid foundation for their future as a couple. “Ra Shandra is the complete package of everything I ever wanted and desired in a woman.” Jason explains. “Once I realized that and spent some time in prayer, I knew Ra Shandra was the one for me.”
After seeking her father’s permission Jason proposed in front of friends, and several tourist groups, at the FDR Memorial along the DC tidal basin. Ra Shandra and Jason chose New Orleans, LA for their destination wedding. New Orleans has always been one of Ra Shandra’ s favorite cities. A city full of culture, good food and great music, Jason and Ra Shandra knew their guests would have a wonderful time. With the backdrop of the romantic city of New Orleans, the two began planning their June nuptials.
Ra Shandra picked a brooch theme for the wedding and handmade most of the items from the bouquets and boutonnieres to the bridesmaid jewelry. Ra Shandra and Jason personalized each of the wedding party’s gifts. All of their hard work and vision became a reality on June 7, 2015. Their wedding took place at the immaculate Southern Oaks Plantation in New Orleans. Complete with a second line band, great food, dancing and filled with love, Jason and Ra Shandra entered into Holy Matrimony in front of over 200 friends and family gathered together to witness their God ordained union.
Special thanks to Rhea Whitney Photography for sharing this beautiful wedding with our readers.