Tameka Peterson and Dwayne Branch are set to tie the knot on October 8, 2017. Tameka is in the midst of planning the wedding and although at times it is hard to revel in the moment, she is enjoying every minute of the journey to the altar.
From the Bride to Be
Our love story began at the heart of all Southerner’s….the Waffle House! After months of ignoring Dwyane and acting as if I didn’t notice him, he finally caught me off guard and I decided the time was overdue.
July 2015 I decided to take Dwyane on a surprise birthday trip to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The weather was perfect and when we arrived he noticed some couples having dinner on the beach. “We should see about us doing that one night” he said. Little did he know I already had that planned out. We had a beautiful dinner on the beach and he said I really appreciate you. “You should get the butler to come over and record this speech I want to give you about how much I appreciate you” he said. I was really reluctant because I didn’t want to make a scene, but luckily I did. He got down on one knee on the beach with the beautiful ocean in the background…and we have it all on video!!!
Our story is a long time coming weve been dating for mannnyy years! Lol. Our wedding will be modern chic. Navy, blush, and gold are the colors. One of the pitfalls of planning this wedding is the COST! Once you say the word wedding, the price triples!!!
Advice to future Coordinated Brides
My advise is to PLAN PLAN, AND OVER PLAN! Hire a wedding planner! Even if its just from a coordinator perspective. And PLAN. Don’t feel you have to be married in a “timeline”. I in fact find 12 months ridiculous, lol. It can be done especially if it is an intimate setting. But if you have a great deal of detail and wants I would advise to just plan it out and don’t rush!
We here at The Coordinated Bride wish Tameka and Dwayne all the best in love and life!
Shoot location: Union Station, National Building Museum, and the Capitol Wall in Washington D.C. || Bride @meka804 #branchsoflove || Photographer: @crimsonsparrow Ozzy Trevino | Crimson Sparrow Photography & Design