Donald and Erica had a glam wedding in Miami at The Cruz Building this summer. The two are high school sweethearts. Donald proposed one day before Erica’s 30th birthday. Erica is the CEO of a fashion communication agency called PR VEIN. Donald is a law school student and the Manager of a Health Insurance brokerage firm. Since they’ve been together for such a long time, they knew exactly how they wanted their wedding day to flow so they made it through a hurdle when their wedding planned fired them just 3 months before the wedding date.
They decided to get married on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend 2016. It was hurricane season but for some reason it rained every day except on Sunday, September 4 – the wedding day.
Guests were requested to wear all black and had a red carpet welcome full with paparazzi aka the couple’s wedding photography team. The venue was The Cruz Building which happens to be one of the best and most sought after venue in Coconut Grove, FL. The Cruz Building is a 3 floor ornate mansion with an outdoor patio.
Donald and Erica spared no expense when it came to attention to details. Custom logo and monogram, custom Snapchat wedding filter, a dessert station that consisted of their favorite candies from their childhood like lemon heads and a chocolate naked cake. The couple event had their wedding announcement in the New York Times (both print and online) on the wedding day.
Erica’s mother passed away and Erica was able to remember her mother with a memorial table that consisted of an urn, picture and a few other personal items. Erica was raised by her aunt who walked her down the aisle.
The 6 Bridesmaids (2 MOHs) wore dresses by Australian designer Portia & Scarlett (3 primary colors). Erica gifted each bridesmaid with gold vintage earrings, which they wore on the wedding day along with a gold Kate Spade bangle
Erica is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and her sisters paid her a well-deserved tribute during the reception.
Be sure to check their wedding hashtag #DonaldXErica #ANDERSONallegiance.
The couple plan to honeymoon in Fiji next month.
Engagement Shoot in Miami at the Biltmore Hotel and Versace Old Home on South Beach.
Photography: Adam Opris || Videography: Shadae Lamar Smith || Custom Logo and Monogram by Philecia Hardemon || Bridesmaid Dresses: Portia & Scarlett || Bride’s Dress: Michael Costello || Bride’s Reception Dress: LaQuan Smith || Earrings: Chanel || Wedding Bands: Cartier || Catering: Celebrity Chef Richard Ingram (Dwayne Wade Miami Heat) || Venue: The Cruz Building