Rachel and Kornelius Bascombe’s love story began at their college pep rally. Since then, a hallmark of their relationship has been the tendency to show each other love in a big way. It is one of the reasons their proposal went viral back in 2016.

Kornelius surprised Rachel under the pretense that they had been booked for a romantic couple’s photoshoot. The genius plan unfolded on a Los Angeles rooftop with a helicopter in the foreground. After taking a few flicks, Rachel got the surprise of her life in the form of Kornelius asking for her hand in marriage. It was romantic, thoughful and brought tears to their eyes as a mesmerized Rachel said, “yes!”

Fast forward to March 2019, the couple said “I Do” in a wedding ceremony that had just as much pizzaz and character as their proposal. The wedding took place at the Historic Mankin Mansion in Richmond Virginia, and was peppered with plenty of red carpet glam. The black and white color scheme was accented with hints of glamorous golds and romantic reds. Wedding planner Waverly Coleman helped the Bascombes achieve their desired aesthetic while keeping them on budget. Mission accomplished!

Scroll through the gallery for Kornelius and Rachel’s red carpet-themed wedding day.

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