“When Timothy proposed, my eyes filled with tears and I was full of emotion because we have been through so much, but we found our way back to each other,” says proud bride Lenette. See their fantastic Miami Beach wedding.
“I thought I would have trouble with my beach dress because nothing spoke to me,” Lenette admits. “So, I took two separate pieces and created a wedding ceremony dress that was fun and for the beach. My ceremony dress was a piece of cake. I looked in several bridal magazine, and ran internet searches, and I was drawn to a Maggie Sottero gown. Every time I looked at a dress there it was.”
Lenette had a little something blue on her eyelids too. We love the special touch. That’s what we call makeup perfection.
The dapper groom gets ready to meet the love of his life at the altar.
“Shopping for shoes was fun because I knew I wanted a pair of red bottom Christian Louboutins for pictures,” the bride admits. “I wanted my shoes to be my ‘something blue’ and I found them right in the Christian Louboutin store.”
“I did a lot of searching for that perfect look, and I created several wedding boards on Pinterest.com,” says Lenette. “I pinned anything that I liked and then I narrowed it down. I chose to wear a chignon.”
Lenette gets a little help slipping into her lovely wedding gown and this is a precious shot that we’re sure the bride will cherish.
“My flowers were a lovely mixture of blue hydrangeas, calla lilies, baby orchids and white roses,” the bride shares. “I chose the mixture because it was simple but very chic.”
Cute kid alert! #aww
Photographer Cendino Temé captured this picture-perfect sisterhood moment for the bride.
“I love his calmness in dealing with me,” swoons Lenette. “His silence sometimes calms me to hear what I should hear. I love that he puts me first and he respects my feelings. He spoils me, but he knows when to tell me no.”
“Lenette is intelligent and educated,” says Timothy. “She is sexy, independent, confident and I always want to touch her. I can’t help myself.”
“My dad who was a man of very few words told me ‘you better marry that girl,'” says the groom. “If my dad was still living he would be proud.”
“I knew she was the one when I first met her,” Timothy shares. “She was classy, and a very feisty sister and that turned me on. She knew what she wanted out of life, very different from the girls I dated before her. I could take her around anyone and she adapted, even when she didn’t want to be there. I missed her when she wasn’t around.”
“Tim always talked about a beach wedding in Miami,” says Lenette. “I wanted to go to an island and have a stranger as a witness. He wanted his family to get a chance to visit Miami and have the Miami experience. I saw it being a piece of cake because all my family lives there, so I compromised. I knew my sisters would help with the process and that they knew all of the trendy places.”
“I knew true love would find me,” says the beaming bride. “I tried to find it for myself and made the wrong choices. My past relationships were seasonal, and I tried to make lifetime loves out of them. I never thought Tim and I would get back together because we were on different paths in different states. He had another child and I got married to someone else and divorced him a year later. Never in a million years did I think I would get a call from Tim again.”
A live saxophonist played throughout the couple’s romantic oceanfront ceremony.
Lenette chose to march alone to the sounds of Anthony Hamilton’s romantic ode “Best Of Me.” “My father had walked me down the aisle at my first wedding,” she says. “This time I decided not to be traditional.”
Timothy met his bride in front of the altar as she finished her big ceremony march. What a lovely couple.
“Pastor Keith Butler from Logos Baptist Church married my best friend two weeks prior to our wedding on Fort Lauderdale Beach,” says Lenette. “I attended their wedding and he was straight to the point, and had a sense of humor. We counseled with him and he really knows something about being married. He touched on the ups and downs in a marriage. He was very realistic and Tim connected with that.”
“It was breathtaking when we reached that moment,” says Lenette. “I did not see or hear anyone, but the pastor, the birds and the wind.”
“I was happy and all choked up without words when I looked into her eyes at the altar,” says Lenette. “It was the best day of my life. She was beautiful. I saw very few details of the wedding during the process, so to see all the hard work my wife had done was a fairytale for me. She looked like a princess.”
The newlyweds wore giant matching smiles as they marched hand-in-hand back down the aisle.
“When we started planning the beach themed wedding, what I envisioned was an extravaganza,” says the happy bride. “Tim was okay with what I desired. I wanted to create an experience because Tim’s family had never been to Miami, and I can admit, I have always been a little ‘extra.'”
“I did not know I would find true love because she got married,” Timothy admits. “I wanted to stop that wedding, but I left it alone. I went on dating one after another, because I thought my chances with Lenette were over. It cut me deep when I heard she moved on, but I wasn’t ready to be married then. I have grown since then so it was time to go and get my wife.”
Have you ever seen a more picture-perfect portrait? We’re in love!
“When all guests were seated in the ballroom, we were announced into the reception room as Mr. and Mrs. Harris,” Lenette recalls. “We walked the room to show off our second wedding attire and then we took our seats at the head table. The tables looked amazing and the head tabled was dazzled up with our blinged-out champagne flutes, and Mr. and Mrs. chair signs.”
After swaying to Chrisette Michelle’s “Couple Of Forevers” for their first dance Lenette and Timothy invited other married couples in the room to join them!
The happy couple decided on a four-tier rum cake for their classic wedding dessert and it was quite a stunner.
Lenette and Timothy cut to the sweetest part of the evening. (Pun intended!)
“I gave all the single women at the wedding a long-stemmed white rose,” says sweet bride Lenette. “They danced behind me in the single ladies parade.” Now that’s precious!
Lenette and her new husband made sure to enjoy all of the classic wedding rituals during their super fun reception party.
Lenette’s sorority sisters were on hand at the reception party to shower her with a little sisterly love.
Did you notice Lenette’s dress swap? Such a diva. (We love it!)
“I chose Lenette because she has always had it together as a young woman,” says Timothy. “She is sexy, very smart and I am in love with her. There is never a dull moment with her. Marrying her was an easy decision for me.”
The bride and groom posed for portraits in front of all of the Miami beach hotspots.
“I did not have one ounce of stress during the planning phases, or the day of the wedding,” says Lenette who still managed to pull off a flawless big day.
The bride insists that saying “I do” was her absolute favorite wedding memory.
“My father showed me very young what a man consists of,” says Lenette. “I said yes to Tim because he made me feel safe and I knew he would protect me. I knew he would provide for me because he wanted to. I enjoy being with him and he lights my fire.”
“It felt magical to be a bride because everything was perfect,” says Lenette. “I put in the time and effort. We had the money for everything we wanted. Everything that I envisioned became a reality.”