This lovely couple connected in 2015 when Jay came from California for a conference in D.C. They spent time on the phone getting to know each other and after a few long-distance trips between the two, Jay decided to move closer to the woman who would eventually become the mother of his two beautiful little girls and his wife.

They planned to get married on October 25, 2020 in California however, like many couples affected by the pandemic they had to adjust their plans. Jay didn’t care about California at this point, he approached Rashetta and said “let’s just do this”. Rashetta reached out to 12in12 Design Group to see if they could plan a wedding in under 60 days and she was assured that they could.

Many of the sweetest parts of the day included support from family and friends, and the little secrets that mean so much to two people, For example Rashetta and Jay wrote “love notes”. Jay called her “Justice” and referred to himself as “Lucky” giving a nod to her favorite movie “Poetic Justice”.

Jay is a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and Rashetta is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Kirsten of 12in12 Design Group is a Delta as well. The officiant Rev. Karen Kenner is also a Delta! The design theme was clear…we decided to honor our beloved sorority and place them in front of a beautiful dark stained triangle done by Edge Floral Event Designers, with lush florals by Designs by Oochay. The plan was to have a very intimate ceremony out on the lawn of a sprawling two acre private property also owned by a Delta who loved the couple and lovingly provided her home for their needs.

Vendor Collaboration

Photography: Ashleigh Bing Photography @ashleighbing // Planning and Design: 12in12 Design Group @12in12design // Floral Design: Design by Oochay @designsbyoochay // MUA: Shannie on the Beat @shannieonthebeat  // Venue: Private Home // Custom Ceremony Triangle: Edge Floral Event Designers @edgefloraleventdesigners // Cake: Bouché @_bouche_ // Bride’s dress and jacket: Maggie Sottero @maggiesotterodesings  via The Bridal Boutique @bridalboutiquecolumbia // Bride’s limited edition DST purse: 315 Couture @315couture // Groom’s attire: Calvin Klein @calvinklein via Men’s Wearhouse @menswearhouse //  Bridesmaids attire: Bridal Babes @bridalbabes //