Bridal Bliss: Richerica and Roylin

Bridal Bliss: Richerica and Roylin
ESSENCE.COM Nov, 08, 2010

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School counselor Richerica Cobb caught science teacher Roylin Wolf’s eye as soon as she joined the faculty at the middle school where he worked. Feeling a chemistry between them, Roylin and Richerica dated for eight years, tying the knot in a beautiful Moroccan-inspired wedding on June 25, 2010.

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A woman with a bright and bubbly personality, Richerica wanted her wedding to stand out, incorporating bold colors like teal and lime green into her theme.

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Makeup artist Wendy Bhola gave Richerica’s cheeks the perfect glow for her wedding day.

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Loni from Ascensions salon created a romantic half-up and half-down do for Richerica to walk down the aisle with.

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Richerica’s mother and sister help her get fitted for her big day.

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Roylin could relax on his wedding day because he had all of his guys supporting him.

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“I thought that I would never find the right wedding dress,” Richerica admits. When she found her Sam Patrick gown at Weddings by Debbie she was floored. “When I tried it on, I just fell in love. I got the ‘oohs and aahs’ from my mom and my sister and my wedding planner.”

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“He’s so caring and sensitive,” Richerica says of her man. “But he still has that hard shell, and he deals with my silly-ness.”

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Richerica knew she wanted her “something blue” to be a pair of fierce teal shoes. She found these Luichiny sandals on

“I’m a shoe fanatic,” she confesses. “When I saw those I fell in love!”

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Richerica found her bridesmaids gowns at Weddings By Debbie as well. They were the perfect shade of sage and the fit complemented all of her ladies.

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When it came to bouquets, Richerica went with something a little non-traditional. Her bridesmaids carried these pouches with orchids — created by Floral Events, based in Houston — down the aisle.

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Roylin and his groomsmen look sharp. We love the pastel ties.

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Roylin is all smiles as he watches his bride walk toward him.

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Richerica’s father Richard Cobb Jr. escorted her down the aisle to Chrisette Michele’s “Golden.”

“The words in that song brought me back to my parents’ marriage and I want a marriage that blossoms just like theirs. They have been married for over 30 years.”

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Roylin’s brother Robert married the happy twosome.

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“I wanted to keep the tradition of jumping the broom,” Richerica said. “The wedding was kind of a blend of modern and traditional elements.”

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“I really like his strong personality and his drive,” Richerica says of her new husband. “Whenever he has a goal he makes sure he does what it takes to accomplish it.”

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Another modern twist — seating arrangements were placed on silver bartender jiggers.

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Richerica and Roylin’s wedding planner Kayla Dunn of Exquisitely Dunn in Houston, Texas, made sure the key wedding colors were incorporated through out the reception with lime green and turquoise tablecloths.

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For their first dance, Richerica and Roylin stared into each other’s eyes and swayed to Brian McKnight’s “Love of My Life”

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Everyone at Richerica and Roylin’s wedding had a good time getting down on the dance floor.

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Richerica and Roylin’s four-tiered cake was designed by Edible Designs by Jessie. We love that the pattern matches their wedding invitations.

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Richerica rounded up all the single ladies to toss her bridal arrangement.

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“I’m looking forward to a lifetime of happiness and traveling and kids in a couple of years and just spending the rest of my life with someone that I consider my best friend,” Richerica sighs.

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For more photos of Richerica and Roylin’s big day visit The Bride’s Cafe

All photos by RH Photo Arts

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