Monique and Nikki met while aboard the Tom Joyner Cruise and realized they shared a hometown. Back at home in Houston, they fell in love seemingly overnight and now they’ve begun an all-new voyage together. See their glam wedding day and share their love!
“I was exuberant when Nikki proposed,” says proud bride-to-be Monique. “I was giddy and very excited about building a life with my husband and felt that the next phase of my life was beginning.
"I knew Nik was the one when we took a vacation to Paris three months after we began seriously dating," says Monique. "I knew there was no one I’d rather share the experience with when I found myself looking forward to each new moment."
"I knew Monique was the one I wanted to spend my life with once we returned from our Paris vacation," Nikki admits. "I looked back on the highlights of the trip with really fond memories. I felt like our interactions were effortless and we had an organic flow between us, whether it was in our conversations or the things we enjoyed doing. When we got back, I looked at her with new eyes and I knew we were moving in a serious direction."
Monique and Nikki were all smiles at the altar. "We both recited traditional vows based on scripture," she adds. "We knew God would be the foundation of our union and felt it appropriate to base our promises to one another on God’s word."
"I wasn’t expecting love to come so easily," Monique admits. "I thought I’d meet someone but that it would be a struggle to mesh our views of the future. I thought that after a long and arduous process eventually I would get to that point with someone, but it wasn’t that way. We fell in love and realized fairly quickly that we wanted the same things and that we had very similar ideas of a successful relationship."
Monique and Nikki hosted an indoor reception after their cocktail hour. "We had an open bar and buffet style dinner that included southern favorites like jambalaya and gumbo," she says. "The reception began at sunset and guests arrived at the first floor of the venue where they received cocktails prior to our and the bridal parties arrival. We entered to a fun, high-energy song."
Monique didn't leave a detail unplanned when it came to finding the perfect venue and décor to pull of her vintage-inspired theme. Check out those chairs! We bet they made awesome photo opps for the couple and their guests.
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