May 20, 2021 //
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania //
Ballroom at the Ben
I keep using the word “magical” to describe our day. We had so many challenges along the way, primarily due to COVID, but none of it took away from how special our night was. The love and happiness in the room was truly palpable.
After the proposal, Tyshawn and I quickly started planning our wedding with close friend and INCREDIBLE planner, Christine Harmon at Chrisfête events. I told her I wanted over the top, glamorous, romantic, and elegant. I had a vision of a very clean color palette with whites, golds, and ivory, tons of flowers, candles everywhere, in a dark romantic setting. And she delivered! The room the night of our wedding was breathtaking. All of the details were perfect. From the custom seating chart with removable Bells for the guests and a play on our last name, to the phenomenal estate tables with dramatic florals and candelabras , I could not have asked for anything more.
But the décor and aesthetic were just part of the magic. Finally getting to marry my best friend on that evening was amazing. The culmination of our 12 year relationship, the family of 4 we had created, the postponements and venue changes due to COVID, was all a recipe for pure bliss that night. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the room during the ceremony, from the moment our live singer started singing “So High” by John Legend for our bridal party processional, to the moment we were announced husband and wife.
After the ceremony, us an all 90 of our guests and closest friends and family danced the night away. There was laughter, fun, and joy in every moment. We will both cherish the memories of that night forever.