Dionne spotted Maurice in church and thought he was handsome. Years would go by before the two would become a pair but the seed was planted that their hearts were made for each other.
Love Begins with You
"She is funny, brilliant, beautiful, caring and fun," said the groom of his bride Dionne.
We have to say yes to Dionne's dress! How beautiful!
Dionne got a helping hand from a bridesmaid in getting ready to say "I Do!"
All Hands on Deck
Maurice and his groomsmen sure do clean up nicely!
Not only did Dionee have one gorgeous dress but she had two!
Maurice said he knew Dionne was the one right away. He couldn't wait to make her his!
When Maurice asked Dionne for her hand in marriage, they were both "giddy with excitement" and the bride-to-be was completely stunned and overjoyed! She said yes and the rest is history!
The Perfect Proposal
Maurice decided to make Dionne his wife "because she's wonderful and the total package."
Love of My Life
"Very after we started dating," Dionne said she knew Maurice was the one. "He was the kindest person I had ever met."
The Kindest Soul
Maurice loves that Dionne is geniune and sweet. "She is the same person with everyone she meets," he said.
Dionne loves Maurice for all the reasons that a woman should love her man. "He is considerate, kind, smart, loyal, funny, hard working, patient, handsome, and amazing to be around," she said.
Made to Love
“I reached a place in my mind when I was 31 where I was happy alone and I knew God would send the right person when it was the right time," Dionne said.
All in God's Time
"He's amazing," Dionne said of Maurice. "I couldn't imagine life without him."
One for Life
Maurice asked Dionne for her hand in marriage in Time Square the day before New Year's Eve. The two had the perfect late night New York City winter evening date night before he popped the question to seal the deal.
Date Night Done Right
Dionne and her bridesmaids look awfully beautiful!
Maurice didn't know when or where he would find love but he knew he would and with Dionne by his side he knew she was it. "It's very easy to love my wife so I wasn't surprised [to find true love]," he said.
True Love at Last
We love Dionne's wedding shoe!
Perfection in a Shoe
"He is an ideal partner," says Dionne on her love for Maurice.
Match Made in Heaven
Dionne and Maurice tied the knot in a gorgeous ceremony that incorporated traditional romantic elements! How fab!
Classic and Elegant
Dionne's father walked her down the aisle as she prepared to meet Maurice at the altar to swap vows.
Looking into Maurice's eyes at the altar, Dionne couldn't help but think "I [can't] believe that I [am] so blessed."
You may now kiss the bride!
Sealed With a Kiss
With their beautiful museum venue as the backdrop, Maurice and Dionne had a wonderful wedding day space.
The couple wanted to make sure that their big day was simple yet classic and elegant, and the lucky Mr. and Mrs. did just that!
Mr. and Mrs.
After swapping traditional vows, it was official--Dionne and Maurice were finally husband and wife!
Between the couple's love story and this spectacular venue, we can't decide which we love more!
For their first dance, the couple showed off their moves to Lauryn Hill's "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You."
Love You So Much
The bridesmaids wore amazing cornflower blue dresses as they stood by Dionne's side on her big day.
By Your Side
What a beautiful bridal party!
Here's to the Bride and Groom
The bride and groom along with their family and friends look like they had a wonderful time celebrating love all day long.
Laughter and Love
All Maurice could think of when standing with Dionne at the altar was how happy he was! It looks like his happiness was written across his face all the day long!
The Look in Your Eyes
How yummy does Dionne and Maurice's three layer cake look?!
It looks like guests enjoyed the couple's big day in a beautiful space that was full of nothing but love.
FAMU was definitely represented on Maurice and Dionne's wedding day!
Dionne was nothing short of beautiful on her big day!
Vow to Be Yours
Sweet words were shared between the new husband and wife in front of the guests throughout the night. There was nothing but love all around!
Toasts to You
Maurice and Dionne had the perfect wedding day and were all full of love entering their new life as husband and wife.
To Life Ahead
Here's to Maurice and Dionne's life of love ahead!
Forever and Ever