Alain just happened to walk into the same Starbucks where Peace was studying for her exam. Once they looked eyes from across the table it was love at first sight. Share their love!
Just to Be With You
“I knew he was the one for me when Alain would come to visit me at my dad’s house just to say hello,” says beaming bride Peace. “He would make every effort to spend time with me. Even if it was to sit down next to me as I studied for a test in the library.”
"My florist Black Dahlia was a breath of fresh air," says Peace. "She was very attentive and paid close attention to all the little details I added. I am a very specific bride; I handpicked each flower to show a garden Victorian appearance still within the wedding colors."
"My wedding ceremony and reception were held at the Westbury Manor," Peace shares. "I chose Westbury Manor because I love the Victorian era setting. It was unique and had character. Plus, peacocks roamed the outside grounds. It combined those thing an Old Age ambiance all rolled into one."
When Two Become One
Peace and Alain encouraged their friends and family to pick a seat not a side because they were becoming one big happy family.
"On my wedding day I saved my mother a seat," says Peace. "I had her picture frame sitting where she would have sat." Peace's mother passed away, but this was a beautiful way to pay tribute to her on the couple's special day.
"She and I share the same values about life, family and career," says Alain. "We may have some differences, however, the differences are what connect us to each other and complement our personalities."
"I love for flowers to have great texture, a vintage look and greens, which are the reasons why I chose dusty millers, stock, garden roses, queen ann lace and chrysanthemums for the centerpieces and bouquets," Peace explains. Her Victorian-themed wedding reception was expertly executed.
May I Have This Dance?
Calling all Twilight fans. Peace and Alain danced their first dance to Christina Perri's "A Thousand Years," which scored the final film in the series' uber romantic ending.
"My wedding cake was a fondant ivory cake, with pearls draped over the top and a Victorian cameo in the middle," says Peace. "I chose a strawberry and banana filling with vanilla cake and canoli with chocolate chips filling." Yum!
Peace and Alain left for a honeymoon in Greece two days after they exchanged "I dos." See more of the couple's Victorian wedding style over at The Bride's Cafe. Want to see your wedding featured in 2014? Email us now.