Myra and RaShaun tied the knot on July 18th in a wedding that included hints of Black, White, Gold and Cameo Pink where guests were greeted during the cocktail hour with a Harpist and African dancers and drummers dancing during the reception.  To top off the momentous occasion, the Bride and Bridesmaids surprised groom with “Love on Top” dance.

From the Bride

RaShun and I met about 8 years ago during my first year in college. He would periodically visit the store I worked at pretending to buy something, until he finally worked up enough courage to ask me for my number. I gave him my Facebook information instead of my number because I didn’t think I would be interested. Time went by and we would chat on Facebook for hours, asking each other questions in order to get to know one another better. I finally decided to give RaShun my phone number after a while. We talked on the phone almost every night and we eventually went on our first date and started dating.  Of course he ended up falling for me. Who would have thought we would be here today. I love this man so much and I could not wait to be his wife.

The Proposal

RaShun called me one Saturday saying that his aunt was coming in town on Sunday and he wanted us to take her to church and out to eat afterwards. He asked me what restaurant I suggest we take his aunt to, he emphasized how much she loved Mexican food, so I suggested our favorite Mexican restaurant, which happened to be the place RaShun asked me to be his girlfriend.   The next morning was Sunday and I woke up late, rushing to get ready so I wouldn’t be late for church. While getting ready, RaShun texted me saying that his aunt was running late to church so we should just meet at the restaurant at 12pm. Great! That worked for me! lol

I finally finished getting ready and arrived to the restaurant, nervous because I was so late.  I walked into the restaurant and asked the hostess if she could please point me in the direction that RaShun Barnes was sitting, she pointed to his table and I immediately got shocked! I saw RaShun’s mother, aunt, and cousin sitting at the table.  I was a little confused because RaShun told me that only his aunt alone was coming into town, not his mother too.  I walked over and greeted everyone with a smile and a hug. I sat down and RaShun said “Surprise!” I laughed and we all began talking.  10 minutes later, his older cousin asked me to go to the restroom with her, she said that she had just started talking to a new guy and she wanted my advice about a few things. We went to the restroom and talked for about 5 minutes, then started to head back to our table. I walked outside of the restroom first and immediately got shocked again. I saw my parents sitting at our table, RaShun standing up looking nervous, and heard John Legends “All of Me” playing in the background.  I walked up to RaShun and he grabbed my hands and started to propose, he then got on one knee in front of our parents, family and the entire restaurant and asked me to marry him.  I gladly accepted!

RaSshun surprised me with the wedding shoes that I wanted by Christian Louboutin and I surprised him with Gold Armani Watch.  Our wedding was like a fairy tale.    It felt magical and that’s what we wanted.

16
3
390A1575
390A1482
7
15
19
Untitled_2edit
390A1568390A1622_edit
390A1629
390A1544_edit390A1548390A1538390A1711390A1718
390A1651390A1653
390A1562
Myra for TCBrideBlog 2
390A1722
390A1728
390A1807390A1831390A1894
390A1891_edit390A1888390A1880390A1875390A1873390A1851390A1847
Myra for TCBrideBlog 118.1390A2067_edit
haMclrPvuw1T2Mnz61e5ZXC3Rc84b7H68sB35dCrI2U,lH2J0MIRMXdisuJwK4GlITbIbcbvvh9rvdlltgCOy2A
390A2112_color
cH9o_lvx1k6zujqAj9_AjDAAtts-J30N4DGs2176vEk,BoxQgRYxEiFnuWlQxGznzFZ4r2BmH5uS0cWAn1GZMVAOQI7rBDgzPdEbyb5_n2wgYSymfclRIB6WISXTHp1490,_-FFIlIBPqn1GxiwvHMuq3dXaWkPCMG6DcA8mfipUFAS_Dy6wQeFk7pOhM3LcEQyjX5eKjf3EWu9qZJPewJEPM,TFWB1RClaNuk1rSS8MxiudG9SQs6FM4P5vypmNsoJ_svtT_3mNuzGcmjeka6yAdItmJAYju42tCWJl1yKtwprA,RYJJdkgiv6lJCqkTFPX6t3ZQgBYrGYuT-VW8DydVwMg
Mg53UiGk_aiDmrs4tQfks-2yFb-JCHrxuRTn5lTl9fY,EJWWFaOETB-hU8ACXQYrUVSWl9FR8tCvB_kuXzf69xw
390A2250390A2258390A22634
Vendor Acknowledgement
Wedding cake: Creme De La Creme // Wedding Photographer: Nelson Taylor // DecorPrashe Decor //
Hair and MakeupIG. @candice_webb  // Wedding/Event Planner: Bride and Groom // Bride’s Ivory Wedding Dress by Maggie Sottero // African White and Gold Reception gowns were  designed by the bride and constructed by close family friend // Bridesmaids’dresses by Alfred Angelo// Flowergirl dresses were designed by the bride and made by Vanel Designs on Etsy