You never know when true love is just around the corner. Thysha and her new husband Shaun lived six doors away from each other for years and never met. When their paths finally crossed at a local event, they quickly learned they had much more than just a street in common. See their dreamy bohemian wedding style!
You never know when love is just around the corner. Thysha and her new husband Shaun lived six doors away from each other for years and never met. When their paths finally crossed at a local event, they quickly learned they had much more than just a street in common. See their dreamy bohemian wedding style!
“I had a feeling Thysha was going to be ‘The One’ a few weeks after I met her,” says Shaun. “She was different from the women I dated and I felt like she was ‘The One.’ I met Thysha’s mom within a month after meeting Thysha. She told me if I ever hurt her daughter she would kill me and her husband would come and kill me too. I remember laughing in my head and saying to myself, ‘When Thysha and I get married I’m going to tell this story at our wedding reception.’ And I did.”
“I went through a lot during the time I’ve known Shaun and every single challenge — I mean every single challenge — Shaun was right beside me, and beside me with patience, understanding, compassion, humor and more,” says Thysha. “The last ten years of my life would have been really different had he not helped me through some things.”
“I had the most amazing story,” says Thysha. “I’d talked to three designers about the dress I wanted made and none of them were excited. I was so annoyed, and then one day while at the fabric store I see a young lady looking at similar material to what I am thinking of purchasing. We started to talk and she was really knowledgeable and humble, I pulled out a color picture of the dress and said, ‘Do you think you can design this?’ and without batting an eye she said, ‘Of course,’”
“I lost 40 pounds for our wedding, which took a lot of work in four months,” says Thysha. “I felt so beautiful on that day. Being a bride and being so happy to see my husband at the alter and the love of my family and friends – it all felt very blissful and spiritual.”
“I wasn’t looking for anything close to true love when I met Thysha,” admits Shaun. “Truthfully I had just gotten out of a not-so-good relationship and aspired to play the field, but Thysha was the only woman I ever dated and loved following that relationship.”
“I love Shaun’s mind, his hands, his broad shoulders, his will to be better and his ambition,” says Thysha. “He will set out for something not talk about it and you look up and it’s done – he is really focused on living a happy, healthy full life and he does the work that goes with that.”
Thysha and I had the benefit of dating for eight years before we got married. You go through a lot of life journeys over eight years. I remember reflecting on my accomplishments and what I was grateful for. I became a homeowner in Harlem. I started a business. I became more confident in myself as a person and as a man. I realized all of those things I was grateful for were ideas Thysha introduced to me or she gave me feedback to questions that I was having. She’s a direct contributor to my growth and that’s an A1 quality a wife should have for her husband and vice versa.
“The first time we went to Studio 450 the amount of natural light the place was illuminated by swept us away,” explains the bride. “When we spoke to the venue about possible dates, she explained that they were booked for a few seasons, except for one date that had opened up in four months. Shaun and I looked at each other and said, ‘Let’s do it.’”
“After pulling myself out of the daze of seeing her in her dress, my focus finally got to her eyes,” says Shaun. “I felt complete. I felt like my best friend had finally joined me. I wanted to kiss her and love her. I truly thought it was just her and me up there.”
“Kim Kirkley of Our Elegant Ceremony was our wedding officiate,” says Thysha. “Shaun went to a TedX Event and Kim was presenting about her journey to be a celebrant. During her presentation, she expressed that she generally attracted couples who are spiritual and want to customize their own ceremony to reflect who they are. That’s exactly the type of celebrant Shaun and I said we wanted. He approached her after her presentation and the rest was history.”
“Seriously, one of the things that made me interested in Thysha is the first time I saw the apartment she was living in at the time,” says Shaun. “It had so much style and color to it. She had art on the walls I could tell she really cared about her space. She’s that type of woman.”
“Shaun is so kind and so smart,” says Thysha. “The night I met him I just kept saying to myself, he is so smart. He is a subjective thinker who really looks at life fully and with a lot of care. He is also very funny to me in a really cute way – we can giggle all day and night!”