A stylish, contemporary invitation sets the tone for a day filled with love, happiness and unity to celebrate the union of Michae and Koran.
Michae and her bridal party had their strands styled by Sugar and Spice Artistry, a local company in St. Thomas.
Michae purchased her Alita Graham wedding gown at one of the country’s premiere bridal salons, Kleinfeld in New York City.
“I’m a fan of the TLC show, ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ so I made about four or five trips back and forth to New York for fittings to get my gown just right,” confesses Michae.
The bride scored a fab pair of pumps for her big day without breaking the bank.
“My mom actually found them for me. The platform style went perfectly with my dress and they were only $30 on sale at Spiegel.com!” reveals Michae.
Loved ones eagerly gather around the bride to ensure she is flawless for her big walk down the aisle.
Michae, an only child, is walked down the aisle by her father. Koran went the traditional route and asked for Michae’s hand in marriage before officially proposing to his beloved.
“I have always put a high value on respect and leading by example. I realize that I plan to have children one day and it is very important for my child’s mate to ask for my blessing,” expresses Koran.
Koran reveals that Michae’s non-traditional name was the catalyst for their relationship.
“Michae was a unique name that I had never heard before and my first instinct was to find out more about her,” he explains.
Michae was smitten with Koran shortly after meeting him as well.
“He was consistent throughout our courtship and offered me great advice,” shares Michae about Koran.
The groom brags about his better half.
“From day one Michae has believed in my vision and has never complained. Book tours, basketball games, you name it… she has always been by my side,” says Koran.
“Long distance relationships are not for everyone, but in our case, I was able to use the idle time apart to focus on my businesses,” says Koran.
“My entrepreneurial efforts definitely helped me get through the lonely nights,” he adds.
The couple chose “You Are My Lady” by Freddie Jackson for their first song to dance to as official husband and wife.
“We wanted it to be a celebration and it exceeded all expectations,” says Koran of his the wedding reception. He adds, “Everyone danced all night and we had the time of our lives.”
The newlyweds share a quiet moment alone at the beginning of their reception.
Michae admits that because they were so busy greeting their guests, she and Koran actually didn’t have an opportunity to eat.
The couple cut a rug on the “Soul Train” line during their reception. Michae was concerned about the wedding DJ in St. Thomas initially but the music maestro didn’t disappoint and seemed to play all the right tunes for a jumping good time.
Michae plays the happily sidelines while her hubby Koran gets his two-step on on the dancefloor.
The blushing bride shakes a tailfeather with a member of the bridal party.
“Our guests were up and dancing through the entire reception,” recalls Michae.
After “retrieving” the garter belt from his bride, Koran prepares to pass the torch to the single fellas at the reception.
“It is Michae’s love for God, temperament and support that made her the woman I wanted to spend the rest of my life with,” shares Koran about his wife. “As an entrepreneur you need a woman who is supportive and consistent,” he adds.
“Michae has a warm spirit and is one of the nicest people I have met, a trait she gets from her mother,” Koran points out.