Weddings

Bridal Bliss: Rahman And Gina's Romantic Winter Wedding Was One Of A Kind

The Darling Dukes

Heather Davis of Never There Yet Photography

Mar, 21, 2018 10:10 AM UTC

The bride and groom were friends who became lovers, and their New Jersey wedding day was a beautiful affair to remember.

Bride: Gina Torres, Director of Media Communications and PR at UWG Inc.
Groom: Rahman Dukes, Senior Vice President at REVOLT TV
The Big Day: 12/22/2017
Location: The Tides Estate, North Haledon, New Jersey
Style/Theme: Winter Wonderland meets old Hollywood glamour and sparkle

Vendors

Ceremony Dress: Sincerity ball gown  
Reception dress: Justin Alexander
Shoes: Badgley Mischa Jewel
Bridesmaid's Dresses: Impression Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Miguel Wilson Collection, Swarovski crystal bowtie, Swarovski crystal dinner jacket, Zara shirt
Makeup: Kristle Walker
Hair: Dante Bandsaw
Ceremony Location: The Tides Estate
Photography: Heather Davis of Never There Yet Photography
Videography: James "Flex” Smith
Florist: Morningside Green House
Cake: Palermo Custom Cake's and Bakery 
 

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"I've always known Gina was the one," said Rahman of his bride. "Ever since the moment I laid eyes on her, I wanted her to be my wife. It was love at first sight for me as far as I'm concerned. I've always loved her."

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"Rahman surprised me on Christmas day 2015 with a trip for him and me to the Bahamas," recalled the bride. "When we landed in Nassau, I could feel the electricity in the air. Our hotel was simply breathtaking and on our second day on the island, Rahman asked me to join him for a black-tie dinner that evening and I knew it would be a night to remember. We went for dinner at a gorgeous restaurant on the pier and underneath a luminous full moon, surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Bahamas, my love got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. He said some of the most beautiful things to me that night and without hesitation, I said yes."

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The groom got ready for his big day and there were no nerves in sight!

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We can't get enough of Gina's white rose bouquet!

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Rahman's tuxedo jacket had a touch of bling that was the perfect touch for his big day!

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Aren't the bride and her bridesmaid's simply gorgeous!

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"Wedding shopping was fun for me," the bride recalled. "We planned our wedding in six months, so I didn't have much time to shop. My maid of honor Nicole told me about a sample sale at this bridal shop called The Bridal Garden, the only non-for-profit bridal salon in NYC. I found my ball gown here for 50 percent off the retail price and I loved that the proceeds to my wedding dress went to help educate underprivileged children."

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"I wore a more traditional gown for the ceremony which was a sincerity ball gown. It made me feel like Cinderella," Gina said of her bridal look. "The sleeveless bodice had a deep sweetheart neckline and was covered in Swarovski crystals and clear snowflake shaped jewels. The skirt on the gown was a beautiful full tulle with a long train. I loved it."

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Rahman and his groomsmen look great on his big day! 

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Toasting the night with a little cocktail is always a good idea. 

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What a beautiful bride Gina is!

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Gina opted for one gorgeous pair of shoes for her bridal look!

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There's no denying that the bride and groom's son stole the show during the wedding!

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At the altar, the bride and groom had special words of encouragement and protection proclaimed over their union. 

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"Jumping the broom was a tradition that was important to us to incorporate into our wedding," said the bride. "The broom was covered in Swarovski crystals and was custom designed by the mothers of the bride and groom. We plan to keep it in a shadowbox and proudly display it in our dining room. We and are hopeful that our children will be able to use it in their weddings and we hope to keep it in the family for generations to come."

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It's official!

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The bride and her friends look simply divine! We love those bouquets ladies!

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"I knew Rahman was the one when we finally stopped playing around and got serious with one another," Gina shared. "The love he has for me is unlike any love I've ever felt. When he hugs me, I feel butterfly's, when he kisses me, I feel fireworks go off around me, God and everything around me has told me that he is my one."

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"Rahman and I met in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2008. We remained friends for many years until the stars finally aligned for us many years later and I thank god every day for bringing him into my life."

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That cake looks simply divine!

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The bride and groom came to slay!

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Here's to forever for the happy couple. Congrats!

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