Monthly Archives: October 2014

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Muriel & Ryan | Cypress Grove Estate House

Muriel and Ryan met on the crew team in high school.  They were great friends all throughout college and began dating while Ryan was in Officer Candidate School.

The couple went to Savannah, Georgia to celebrate their one year anniversary.  Ryan took Muriel on a carriage ride through downtown when he presented her with a scrapbook he made, filled with pictures all the way back to high school days.  On the last page of the scrapbook was Ryan’s proposal to Muriel!

The carriage ride was only the beginning of their fairytale!

Ceremony and Reception: Cypress Grove Estate House

Caterer:  Big City Catering

Bartender:  Big City Catering

Entertainer:  Soundwave Entertainment

Florist:  Lee James

Rentals:  RW Events

First Dance Song: Hey Brother by Avicii

Jenny & Duke | Dekalb History Center and Courthouse

While celebrating Memorial Day weekend at the beach, Jenny met a very persistent and cute young man named Duke.  He told her he had a “crush” and wanted to take her on a date!  The date was postponed when Jenny set off to Japan for the summer.  After exchanging emails for a few months, sharing summer adventures, Duke finally got that date he’d asked for!

Four years later, on the balcony at their home in front of friends and family, Duke asked Jenny to marry him!  It was a Thanksgiving Day to remember forever!

Ceremony and Reception: Dekalb History Center and Courthouse

Event Planner:  A Big To Do Event

Caterer:  Endive

Cake:  Cake and Ale

Bartender:  Endive

Entertainer:  Brookwood Split

Florist:  Amy Osaba

Rentals: Blue Eyed Yonder

First Dance Song:  The First Dance by Corey Smith


Ashley & Ben | Honey Lake Plantation

Ashley and Ben have seriously been best friends forever.  They met back in high school, she was 14 and he was 16.

Ben surprised Ashley by picking her up from work and whisking her away to Talbot Island, Florida in August of last year.  He convinced her to take a walk on the beach before going to dinner.  When the never-ending trail came to a halt, Ben got down on one knee and he asked Ashley to be his wife.

She said “of course” and he placed the ring on her finger.

Ceremony and Reception: Honey Lake Plantation

Event Planner:  Jeri Bradley

Caterer and Cake:  Honey Lake Plantation

Vanessa & Michael | Southwood Plantation

In 2oo6 Vanessa and Michael were in the same Sociology class at FAMU.  Everyday Michael sat next to Vanessa hoping to make an impression.  After a 6 year friendship, they finally got together in January of 2012!

During the baby shower for their bundle of joy, Michael II, Michael Sr. proposed in front of friends and family.  He made a toast to thank all of the guests and then turned to Vanessa and asked her to marry him!

Taken by surprise, she of course said YES!

Ceremony and Reception: Southwood House at Southwood Plantation

Event Planner:  Margaret Fortune

Day of Coordinator:  Jessica Worden

Caterer: Fortune Catering and Andrews

Cake:  Artistic Confections

Florist:  Posh Stems

First Dance Song:  You and I by Avant feat. Keke Wyatt