On the campus of their alma mater, Texas Southern University is where they first laid eyes on each other, however October 19, 2005 was the first time that Crystal & JaCoy had their first one on one conversation. Unfortunately, JaCoy’s initial interest didn’t sweep Crystal off of her feet and she turned his advancement down. However, she did not know that she was literally turning down the man of her dreams!

Everything has a season, and as seasons changed; the season for God to bless them with each other became evident.  It was literally fate that brought them together. On 12.31.2013 just before the stroke of midnight, Crystal physically made her request known to God of her desires for the approaching New Year, one of which included asking God to send her a “man after his own heart” and he granted her request.   The bible states to write the vision and make it plain and this is exactly what she did hours before the New Year began.   On 01.01.2014, JaCoy re-entered her life and this time he was there to stay.

What Crystal thought would be a birthday celebration that she would be attending for a friend of Jacoy’s, turned out to be her surprise proposal. On February 28, 2014, Crystal awaited JaCoy’ s arrival, but was surprised when she was instructed to go outside of her house and was awaited not by Jacoy but by a luxury car service. She immediately called JaCoy who declined to answer, but responded via text for her to check her email. As she logged into her account, she was prompted to a Dropbox which consisted of a 6 minute video of JaCoy expressing his love for her and stating the reasons in which he wanted to marry her. At this point she was crying uncontrollably and couldn’t quite figure out why the driver was driving in circles. Not only did JaCoy express his love for her, but he also edited the video to show the most memorable moments that the couple has shared via pictures. The last picture read “Call me old fashion, but I still want to do this” as a man posed on bended knee. The car arrived at Michelangelo’s Italian Restaurant, where a photographer and videographer awaited her arrival. She was led upstairs to find a private room decorated with fresh roses, pictures of her and JaCoy and a guest list of 40 of her closest family and friends. As she entered, her mother, aunt, and her best friend held signs that read Will, You, Marry and a few moments later JaCoy entered with a sign that read “ME”. Crystal happily said YES!

Daniel T. Davis did an awesome job of capturing the vision for their wedding in the engagement pictures. The Couple decided upon a travel themed wedding. The bride’s favorite city is Paris, so she plans to incorporate a couture “From Paris with Love” theme for their I Do’s. Crystal has always expressed that her colors would be black, white, and red and these are the colors that were incorporated into her surprise proposal. The reception will be Formal and held at a historical theatre in Houston, Texas.

Crystal is an event planner, so planning comes naturally. However, at times she wished she would have passed the torch. Crystal loves the fact that she will be able to see her vision come to past. “There is nothing more enjoyable than seeing your hard work payoff”. She advices brides to live in the moment, to remember that a wedding is a special day, not to be taken lightly so she advises brides to share it will those who uplift, encourage, and support your union. She encourages brides to be strategic in your planning efforts, to write your vision and make it plain, in order to see your dreams for you special day come into fruition.

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Vendor Acknowledgement

Photographer: Daniel Davis || Planner: Extreme Pizazz Events  || Steve Coleman