“It was the first dress I tried on and even though I went to a few different bridal salons and tried on numerous dresses afterwards, I knew the first dress was the right one,” said the bride. “I loved the delicate and intricate lace and the traditional beauty of the dress. I felt like a ‘timeless’ bride in the dress.”
“Being at the altar was surreal for us both,” said Rashidah. “I couldn’t have imagined the feeling I would have in that moment knowing that I was marrying the person I love and my partner in life. We also never imagined how much pure joy each of us would feel in that moment.”
“Rashidah’s bridesmaids wore gorgeous Amsale gowns. “I wanted a rich color and I loved the blue-grey hue,” she said. “I chose different styles for each woman based on their unique style and personality. They looked amazing.”
“My father’s undaunting love and adoration for my mother (they’ve been married for 44 years) modeled the way a man should love and care for a woman,” said Rashidah. “I knew I was ready to marry Drew when I saw that he did the same for me.”
“When the doors of the church opened and I walked down the aisle arm in arm with my Dad, my friend, Carlene Shankle, was singing a beautiful rendition of ‘Overjoyed’ by Stevie Wonder (my favorite artist),” said Rashidah.
The father of the bride helped her keep from crying as she walked down the aisle to her groom.
"I saw all of my family and friends and felt so much love that the tears started to build up. And then my Dad leaned over and said to me quietly, 'you know Rah…they’re all looking at me and noticing how good I look!' I broke into laughter and huge smile flashed across my face. I saw all my family and friends smiling and I felt so much joy. "
“DJ Kris Karver kept the guests happy at the couple’s big day. “One of my Spelman sisters, Robbie Ann Darby, contracted with him for her fitness training classes and said that her clients loved him. She was right, he was amazing and kept everyone (I mean everyone) on the dance floor all night.”