Amie and Craig Williams weren’t exactly looking for love when their worlds collided at Essence Festival 2015. However, true love found them instead. Amie and her girls were dancing the night away at a House of Blues day party when in walks a tall, dark and handsome man. “I checked him out and kept dancing,” Amie remembers. Out of nowhere, a guy dancing with one of her friends joined Amie and Craig’s hands together and encouraged them to dance. “We were clueless as to who that guy was, but he created a connection between me and my now husband.”

After living in two different cities, Amie decided to relocate to Houston to be with Craig. After witnessing her commitment to him, Craig felt compelled to take their relationship to the next level by proposing. Now, this was no ordinary proposal. It involved a stage, thousands of audience members, and Keyshia Cole (more on that later!)

Because their proposal was so grand, it only made sense that their modern chic Houston wedding packed the same punch. Amie and Craig hired the talented Darrell Colone to plan their wedding after being so impressed with his work at other weddings they’d attended. “I tagged him #MrGoBigOrGoExtra,” Amie told ESSENCE. “I would recommend him to anyone because he’s a visionary and fantastic at what he does.”

Scroll through for more beautiful moments from Amie and Craig’s Houston wedding.

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