Bishop Jakes walked his daughter down the aisle and officiated the ceremony. The theme of the day was a peaches and cream “Southern Affair.”
The Jakes’ beautiful family estate was transformed into a southern garden, complete with breathtaking floral arrangements, romantic columns, and a string quartet. Honoring her family, Cora chose those colors because they were used at her parents’ ceremony 30 years ago.
Cora arrived to her dream wedding in a vintage Rolls Royce wearing an ivory strapless gown designed by Mori Lee and crystal-encrusted suede Christian Louboutins.
During the reception, guests dined on a menu of southern favorites that included fried chicken, greens, sweet potato casserole and macaroni and cheese. At the end of the evening, the couple’s honored guests received peaches and sweet cream ice cream as party favors for taking part in this special occasion.
Photos: Rance Elgin/Rance Elgin Photography