When Shavonn agreed to take her grandmother to her regular doctor visits she had no idea she was secretly setting her up with her surgeon, Hugh. Grandma turned out to be an excellent matchmaker. See the couple’s wedding day and share their love!
More Than Words Can Say
“I knew Hugh was The One from day one,” Shavonn shares. “I was speechless when he proposed.”
"We looked for a venue that fit our theme and we love wineries," Shavonn explains. "We definitely wanted a place our guests could enjoy during our three-day wedding celebration. Chateau Elan Winery and Resort was a perfect fit for us because it was classic and matched our Titanic theme."
Shavonn chose to wear her hair in a classic bun. "Easy, breezy, Cover Girl," says Shavonn who enlisted the help of makeup artist Caroline Green to achieve her bridal glow. "I wore my hair in a classic bun. It was the easiest style to wear with my veil." A big shout out to hair stylist Todd Edwards of Purple Door Salon for a flawless execution.
"I had a difficult time finding my gown because I wanted something original," says Shavonn. "I was attracted to Winnie Couture because you are able to create a dress by mixing tops and bottoms." We love what she decided on!
"I knew I wanted a dress consistent with my theme so I looked for an ivory, satin ball gown with pickups and a beaded top," the bride explains. "As soon, as I put my gown on I knew it was the one. I made some additional changes including adding a dropped back and a removable shrug for coverage for the church ceremony."
"My two closest girlfriends were my bridesmaids and one of their daughters was my flower girl," Shavonn shares. "My husband's brother was his best man and his other groomsman was his best friend. We kept it small which made everything really easy."
"I fell in love with Hugh when I saw how much empathy and sincerity he showed my grandmother as his patient," says Shavonn of her surgeon hubby. "I thought to myself, wow, this guy is really nice." That's when she knew that maybe her grandmother was onto something when she kept trying to set them up on a date.
"My husband surprised me with a wedding gift like no other," says Shavonn. "I left the wedding transportation from the ceremony up to him. As we ran out of the church, the photographer caught the true look of surprise on my face when I saw a red 1941 Plymouth as our get away car and my wedding gift. It was a great moment."
"Our entrance was unlike any other wedding entrance we've ever seen," says Shavonn. "After the bridal party entered, the room was completely darkened and we just appeared on the dance floor for our first dance to Roberta Flack’s 'First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' as we stood under a spotlight. Everyone was just in awe."
Gold accents add instant elegance to Shavonn and Hugh's reception tables. "The wedding favors were gold-jeweled jewelry boxes (for the ladies) that doubled as picture frames (for the guys) imported from India," says Shavonn. "We loved them because they were elaborate and totally blinged out. We were able to also use them as escort card holders. They looked great on the table and guests took them home at the end of the night."
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