Bridal Bliss: Tulani and Othello

Bridal Bliss: Tulani and Othello
ESSENCE.COM Nov, 22, 2010

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Tulani and Othello tied the knot in a modern, chic wedding at the Foundry at Puritan Mill on September 12, 2010. Share their love.

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Lawyers Tulani and Othello met in Atlanta while studying for the Georgia State Bar and became close. Years later, their friendship blossomed into love. Although they live in Omaha, Nebraska, the two returned to ATL to celebrate their love in a modern, chic wedding at the Foundry at Puritan Mill on September 12, 2010. Share their love.

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Tulani had originally planned to walk down the aisle in a fun Nicole Miller cocktail dress, but changed her mind at the last minute. “I love the designer Amsale. A week before the wedding I purchased her Serena gown. I paid crazy things for shipping, but it was worth it. It photographed really well.”

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Tulani and Othello’s colors were white and black with a pop of yellow. Tulani kept the theme going pairing Black shoes with her white wedding gown.

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“I really love Othello for so many reasons,” Tulani says. “But I think one of the things that stood out to me initially was just his wondrous spirit. He seeks wonder in anything that he does.”

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Tulani’s best friends wore black cocktail dresses. We love the pockets in the bride’s gown and in the bridesmaids’ dresses.

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The bridesmaids incorporated yellow into their ensembles with these bright sunflowers.

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Othello’s guys had a ball together while they waited for the wedding to begin.

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The flower girls in Tulani and Othello’s wedding were too cute. Look at those smiles.

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Tulani’s uncle played a selection of jazz pieces as the bridal party walked down the aisle.

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Everyone is lined up and waiting for the big event.

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Othello’s mother beamed with pride as she walked down the aisle on her son’s wedding day.

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“It was really powerful,” Othello says of his wedding ceremony. “It was more emotional than I thought it would be. It was probably one of the most overwhelming moments of my life.”

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“The feeling of love just permeated the room,” Tulani says of her wedding ceremony. “It was really magical.”

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“It was everything we hoped for and then some,” Tulani gushes.

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The Meadows’ and the Grundys are forever joined by Tulani and Othello’s love.

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Candles throughout the room made everything feel extra intimate.

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“She had all of the qualities that I had never found in one woman,” Othello says of his new wife.

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Tulani and Othello kept their black and white theme going strong with their patterned tablecloth.

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Beautiful yellow gerber daisies added that touch of yellow to every table.

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“We’re so honored to call each other partners and I think that’s rare unfortunately.” Tulani says. “I feel like I could circle this planet over and over again and I would choose him again and again.”

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Tulani and her father Chester Grundy slow danced together and reveled in the joy of the special day.

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Othello’s mom had her son in stitches as they danced together.

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All the guests at the newlyweds’ wedding reception remember these delicious cupcakes.

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“I never knew that an Othello existed in the world,” Tulani says. “I always knew that I was a different kind of person, but I never knew that there was somebody who was everything that I’d hoped for — someone who loved me and respected me for the woman that I am.”

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“I just love waking up to him over and over again,” Tulani shares, “and it’s great! It’s really, really great!”

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