Newlyweds Daven and Naeemah weren't looking for love the day they met, but it found them anyway. After a marathon 12-hour late night call, they knew they were soul mates. He popped the question on New Year's Eve and their big city wedding was a party to remember.
"To my surprise it was actually quite easy selecting my dress," the bride said. "I have an extremely difficult time making decisions so I thought I’d be traveling the world to find the perfect dress. But to my surprise I found it in my own backyard. I only went to one store. My sister actually convinced me to try the dress on, and I reluctantly did because it was the furthest thing from the style from I was looking for. I always envisioned a very form fitting mermaid style dress. So needless to say I was very surprised when I instantly fell in love after trying it on. However I wanted to make sure it was really the one so I did not buy it that day. I took some time to think about it and went back a few weeks later. When I tried it on the second time I felt the same excitement as the first time and it was at that moment that I definitely knew it was the one."
"What I love most about him is that he makes always makes me laugh even in the most difficult times," shared the bride of her groom. "He’s very supportive and keeps me uplifted. I also love the fact that I can talk to him about anything and we share a lot of the same interests and goals in life. He’s my best friend!"
"I felt overjoyed," shared Daven of how he felt looking at Naeemah at the altar. "I felt with everything that we’ve had been through, all the years that we spent dating and all the good times that we shared together, this moment had finally come into fruition."
"I said yes to Daven because he not only completes me but he understands me," said Naeemah. "We truly are a team. We support each other in everything that we do. Also, we both come from very close-knit families and share similar family values, which is important to me. And he always makes me laugh!"
"I knew he was the one shortly after we met," shared Naeemah. "We just connected on so many levels. There was nothing that I couldn’t share with him. After we met I could never stop thinking about him and at that time I knew he could be the one. As time went on we endured a lot of ups and downs in life together and with each experience my love for him grew stronger and stronger."
"Because we wanted guests to be up mixing and mingling and of course partying, we decided to forego “serving” traditional wedding cake," shared the bride. "Instead, guests found in the lobby just outside of the ballroom a dessert bar that extended almost 20’ filled with our favorite mini sweets and treats." Naeemah and Daven had macaroons, oreos, parfaits, pretzels, mini cupcakess--you name it!
"I realized she was the one when we connected on so many different levels," said Daven. "Our life goals were similar, she had a strong family background and we had a strong physical connection for one another."