Bridal Bliss: Lisa and Bobby

Bridal Bliss: Lisa and Bobby
ESSENCE.COM May, 10, 2011

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Lisa Joseph prayed for Mr. Right and when Bobby Metelus came along she knew he was the one. The two got hitched at the Palm Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida on April 9, 2011. Share their love.

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The blushing bride looks pleased with her wedding day makeup, provided by M.A.C.’s Hettie Johnson.

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Karen Baez of La Fenice Salon and Spa in Miami’s Coconut Grove added a tropical element to Lisa’s romantic curls with by pinning three white flowers to her hair.

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The bride seems to be getting used to her new last name.

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Lisa originally wanted to go with a brightly colored gown for her beach wedding. When her matron of honor convinced her to check out a few white dresses at David’s Bridal it didn’t take long for her to change her mind.

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“We ended up getting the first dress that I tried on,” Lisa shares. She kept some bright color with a turquoise sash tied at her waist.

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Even though it was a beachfront wedding, Lisa was going to make sure she was on top of her shoe game.

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Lisa and her ladies had fancy feet on the big day.

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Lisa’s mother passed away six years ago. She kept a photo of her on her bridal bouquet as a way to share the precious moment with her.

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The couple’s stylist Calyann Barnett made sure Bobby and his guys looked extra fresh before sending them down the aisle.

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Bobby’s tux will forever remind him of the day he pledged his life to Lisa.

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Bobby set the mood for the day’s revelry by popping some champagne with his groomsmen.

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The guys took a minute to floss and profile before walking down the aisle.

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By the end of the ceremony Lisa and Bobby would combine their love for all to see.

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Lisa and Bobby’s wedding was full of vibrant colors, from the floral arrangements to the bridesmaids and junior brides’ dresses.

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“It was an emotional day for my dad,” Lisa reveals. “I gave him a pep talk before we walked down the aisle.”

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Lisa’s matron of honor shed a tear before the ceremony even begins.

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“I thought, ‘Wow!’ She looked beautiful,” Bob says of seeing his wife walk down the aisle on their wedding day.

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Bobby and Lisa were married by Dwyane Wade’s mother, Pastor Jolinda Wade.

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Lisa and Bobby gave their wedding guests a chuckle when the read their wedding vows from their Blackberry smart phones.

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Bobby and Lisa promise to live for each other as they present each other with wedding bands.

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Lis and Bobby get lost in each other when Pastor Wade tells them they may kiss as husband and wife.

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After saying “I do,” Bobby and Lisa can’t contain their excitement.

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“I feel like I have a partner for life,” Lisa says. “I feel more committed and I feel more secure.”

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“He was the first guy that I felt really treated me with respect and just cared about me,” Lisa revealed. “My job is to cater to people and run and manage somebody else’s life. [Bobby] makes sure I’m taken care of.”

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“I realized he didn’t just treat me with care,” Lisa says. “He treats everybody in his life that way. He wasn’t just doing it to impress me. He does it because it’s his personality.”

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“Lisa has a genuineness about her that is so real,” Bobby says. “When I’m around her it feels like it makes me better.”

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Wedding guests headed poolside for the reception.

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Lisa and Bobby’s three tiered wedding cake — from Tina’s Original Cakes — featured vanilla rum and amaretto flavors with guava filling.

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“I always knew Lisa had my back,” Bobby says. “To have someone that is looking out for me, I feel cool and balanced.”

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Lisa works with NBA stars Alonzo Mourning and Dwyane Wade. Both athletes gave her and Bobby well wishes on their wedding day.

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Bobby and his mother are filled with joy as they dance to Mariah Carey’s “Hero.”

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Even though she’s married to Bobby now, Lisa is forever daddy’s girl.

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Lisa gets a little bashful as Bobby prepares to slip her garter off.

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BY the end of the evening the reception turned into a pool party. Now that’s a night to remember.

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“I feel like there’s no room for messing up,” Lisa says. “You’ve made your vows to not only each other, but your friends and family and God.”

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“People don’t really get married anymore it seems like,” Bobby reflects. “We kind of set that example and we take that responsibility seriously. It was a renewal of love in a sense.”

All photos by Gary James James Leily Photography

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