All I can think about when drafting this feature is that Patrick LOVES his wife!!  Sabrina and Patrick got married on March 10, 2018.  Their ceremony took place at First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables in Florida followed by a glam “Purple Rain” reception at Comber Hall.  We received their wedding submission from the groom, Patrick, and today’s feature will be the perfect gift for Sabrina who celebrated a birthday on July 12!   Patrick is definitely a man who knows what he wants.  He and Sabrina were dating for a year and a half before he proposed!    Patrick is sharing all the details of their love story below.

Let’s just say love came knocking at my door on December 10th of 2014. Sabrina was doing door to door sales with AT&T Uverse at the time selling cable services. I wasn’t interested in switching providers, but was curious about her and her plans later that week. She had all my personal information and knew where I lived so I was eager to get her phone number at least. She was reluctant at first, but gave into my sales pitch at the end. After a couple of dates, things progressed really quickly. We were engaged about a year and a half after we met.

Sabrina and I are different in many ways but we complement each other for what we bring to the table. Sometimes, opposites really do attract; we call it the best of both worlds.

From the beginning of our relationship, I knew Sabrina wasn’t the ordinary girl. She always wanted to be different and stand out from the crowd. So I knew I had to customize her pear shaped diamond ring to be unique. The night of the proposal I took her to one of our favorite restaurants, Barton G in Miami Beach. It’s a very outlandish and over the top kind of place. I thought a ring at the end of the night would have been the icing on the cake for the proposal, but the mood wasn’t quite right yet. It was close to closing time and waiters were starting to clean up. I decided that this wasn’t the place I wanted to propose anymore. With the ring box in my socks, we headed to downtown Miami. As we walked along Biscayne Bay, MacArthur Causeway was lit up in purple lights. We watched as the cars drove by over the bridge and that’s when I got down on one knee and popped the question. “Sabrina Telemaque, will you marry me”?

As a groom, I would say I was heavily involved in the wedding planning process. Due to the flexibility of my job, I was listed as the primary contact since I was available to answer calls and respond to emails quicker. Also, working as a server part time for a high end catering company, I knew how to setup for events and wanted everything to be executed with the same magnitude. As, for the big day I was extremely excited for the day to be finally here. All the planning, headaches and money spent all coming together to create our wedding. And of course I was looking forward to watching Sabrina walk down the aisle for the first time. Furthermore, I made the reception my main objective to keep our guest entertained and keep the energy level on high.

Our memorable moments for our wedding were the Junkanoo Band with stilt dancers. This was an epic surprise for our guests, accompanied with drums, bells and whistles. It was very interactive and had our guests on their feet throughout the entire performance. Their costumes were very colorful and decorative. The dance floor was jammed pack and the energy level was amazing which gave us the gratification that our wedding was “lit”.

Our first dance songs were John Legend “You & I” (Nobody in the World) and Alan Cave “Se Pa Pou Dat”. We wanted to mix the two songs together to represent us as a couple which are Haitian-Americans. Neither one of us wanted to stand in the middle of the dance floor while people stared at us. So we thought, let’s choose a really nice song for the opening number that speask about our relationship together. Play it for about one minute, and then break into our Haitian kompa – which the crowd loved.

We took the formal & traditional approach towards our wedding details. The main concept and color scheme was Purple Rain which we incorporated different shades of purple throughout the wedding day.

We’re both looking forward to growing our family and beginning our own traditions as a family. Furthermore, we’re looking forward to starting our new business venture together. With my background working events as a server and us planning our own wedding, we created our own event planning company “Events by Fenelus” and we have our first wedding schedule for October 2018.

Our advice to any future couple is to be yourself and be unique. Make your wedding day what you envision for yourself and not what you’ve seen before.

Congratulations to both Patrick (@brick__city) and Sabrina and wishing Sabrina (@sabby_vs_brina) a very Happy Birthday!!

All images below courtesy of Artistic Vision & Design.

Vendor Collaboration

Photographer: Artistic Vision & Design @avdpics ||  Ceremony location: First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables || Reception location: Comber Hall  || Bridal gown: Gown: Stella York Wonderland Bridal Dress || Shoes: Sophia Webster  || Bridal party attire: Bridesmaid: Azazie  || Groomsmen: Calvin Klein || Groom’s tux: Jacket: Collection by Samuelsohn  || Pants & Shirt: Hugo Boss || Shoes: Christian Louboutin  || Cake: Sara Albury @saraalbury  || Caterer: Celebrity Caterers ||  Favors: Circus Eats @circuseats || Wedding planners: Events by Fenelus @eventsbyfenelus  || Music: DJ Mike Cooley @djmikecooley || Hair and makeup:  A Touch of Pretty @Picaasso ; Beautyenvee @beautyenvee ; Diane Styles @dianestyles_inc || Flowers:  Flowers by Sandra Inc. || Stationery: Zazzle  || Transportation: Florian Classics @floriansclassics  || Entertainment: Pan Paradise @pan_paradise_band   || Day of Coordinator: CanVisEvents @canvisevents  || Flower Wall: Miami Flower Walls @miamiflowerwalls  || Lettering: Bauhinia @bauhinialetteringco  || Rentals: Imperial Events Rentals @imperial_event_rentals_miami & CJ Party Rental @cjpartyrental  || Photo booth: Capture Pod @capturepod  || Custom Chargers, Mr. & Mrs. signage: Ten23 Designs @ten23designs