Anicka and Lorenzo's love story blossomed from a friendship and grew into the greatest love of all. See their amazing beachside wedding photos and prepare to drool!
Meet the Seymours
Bride: Anicka Varteen Simon, 34, Realtor for La Rosa Realty and Trainer for the State of Florida Groom: Lorenzo Dekevon Seymour, 34, Sr. Software Engineer at Lockheed Martin; Licensed Real Estate Associate The Big Day: 3/14/16 Location: Turks and Caicos Islands Style: Modern Destination Theme
Without hesitation, Anicka knew her dress was the one that was meant for her. "I went to a few other appointments but I knew that was the “one” so my mother and I sped back across town to get it," she said. "Every dress I tried on thereafter was compared to the first dress and I had to have it!"
Anicka admits that she is definitely a shoe lover--so much so that she wore 3 different pairs on her wedding day! "I wore Betsey Johnson Blue collection “ I do” beaded T- Strap satin heels at my reception," said the bride.
"It was a Cinderella style tulle ball gown dress with an intricately beaded waistband," said Anicka. "It took one day to find my dress, probably one the easier decision in the wedding planning process."
"It’s really hard to say what I love most about Lorenzo because he has many qualities about him that I admire," shared the bride of her groom. "However, his personality is what I love the most because he is wise beyond his years."
"Lorenzo is a great person to be around and he is spontaneous," said Anicka. "He loves to try new things and show me new things. He is a provider and very strategic, he is always planning ahead and he considers everyone in any situation, ensuring everyone is okay and especially me. He's my best friend, prayer partner, wing man and future father of my children. Growing old with him the best is yet to be!"
Anicka's dad, who she affectionnately calls "big daddy" walked her down the aisle. "My Big Daddy is my biological father and he is the first man that loved me! I have been calling him Big Daddy since I can remember. He always showed me love and set the bar HIGH for how a man should love me. My father is a pastor, but that day I just wanted him to be my Big Daddy and I his baby girl on my wedding day," she shared.
"I felt safe, indescribable happiness and genuine love surrounding us," said Anicka. "I knew when my Daddy gave me away I was going to be okay! We laughed and smiled the entire ceremony. He looked handsome and hot. I knew the man I was standing at the alter with a man that loved me and our future was bright."
"I know Anicka is a go getter, hustler and free spirited person as I am," said the groom. "Truthfully, I never have I doubted the fact that I have a wife I can count on. One who will allow me to strive to reach my aspirations but will also help me up if I were to fall. I've observed her interactions with children honestly believe she will be a great mother to our future children."
Anicka got sick and wasn't feeling like herself but that didn't stop Lorenzo from loving her and for that she knew he was the one for her. "He was supportive and loved me just the way I was…flaws and all," the bride said. "He was a man of action, not just words."
"Lorenzo was a friend before he was anything to me," said Anicka of her groom. "He is my best friend, he believes in God and has strong family values. We have been through thick and thin. Our trials have made us a stronger couple. I believe in his dreams and he believes in mine which together makes anything possible keeping God first."
"When I first met Lorenzo I knew he was the one! We started our communication online and it took a while for us to meet but when we did our connection was instant," said Anicka. "I always believed in love, but true love began at first sight with Lorenzo! Through all our trials I knew he was the one and always believed we would be together. I never expected that my love connection would start on the internet! But, with that being said God had a plan and it lead me to Lorenzo."
"I like to think I knew what true love meant," said Lorenzo. "But over these past 6 years, I have watched our relationship go through many phases and through each positive or negative we have learned a lesson which has made our relationship that much stronger. Our communication has improved a lot and I have never been so eager to continue on this journey through life with her. This women is who I believe God has place on Earth for me."
Although Anicka and Lorenzo technically had a destination wedding, they chose to incorporate some of the authentic elements Turks and Caicos Island traditions from the ceremony, the venues and traditional food. It was also a great way to incorporate the groom's hometown into their big day!