Meet Audrey Danquah and Kelvin Brenya, college sweethearts who kept it together even when school kept them a few states away from each other. The pair got hitched on September 12, 2009 at the Church of St. Patricks in Farmington, Connecticut and now nothing can tear them apart.
Audrey and the bridal party kick back in the limo and share a toast.
Audrey chose a one-shouldered soft-gold gown for her bridesmaids. To be different, her maid of honor went with a similar toned dress with a sweetheart top.
Inspired by the month of September, the bride chose autumn colors for her floral arrangements.
Audrey found her wedding gown at Mariella Creations bridal boutique in Rocky Hill, CT. She knew it was the one the moment she saw it.
“It was strapless, it was fitted, it had lace and beading and a long train. It was everything I wanted,” Audrey gushed.
Audrey and Kelvin chose a white, vintage limousine for their wedding chariot.
Kelvin stands next to his proud father awaiting the big day’s main event.
Audrey admits to tearing up a little bit before walking down the aisle, but when it came time to say “I do,” the bride kept her composure.
Friends and family of Audrey and Kelvin clap and snap photos of the newlyweds as they walk down the aisle as Mr. and Mrs. for the first time.
The new wife takes time away from her hubby to dance to Luther Vandross’ “Dance with My Father” with the first man in her life—her dad.
The couple’s first dance as husband and wife was to the tune of Jessie Powell’s “You.”
Audrey and Kelvin incorporated the colors eggplant and burnt orange into their table settings. Their centerpiece was accented with hanging teardrop candle holders with roses inside of them.
The newlyweds wanted their cake to stand out. They chose a Square four-tiered cake with an eggplant-toned ribbon around each tier.
Audrey surprised Kelvin with a grooms cake designed with his favorite sports team, the New York Giants, in mind.
“We wanted to set the tone that it was a big party,” Audrey said of her reception. “Everybody was dancing—even my grandmother was on the floor.”
Instead of heading back to the hotel room after their wedding, Audrey, Kelvin and their friends hit up a nightclub across the street from their reception hall in downtown Hartford, Connecticut and kept the festivities going.
After more than eight years together, Audrey knows that Kelvin is the best guy for the job.
“He’s charming and he’s motivated, really loving and he has a really good sense of humor. The combination was what I was looking for in a partner and a friend.”
Audrey admits that throughout their entire relationship, from 19 to 27 she and Kelvin have always been all about each other.
“We’re such good friends, I couldn’t see my life without him,” Audrey sighs.