One of the very first things Akeilah said to me was, “Our friendship brings the playfulness, craziness, and the candid moments that make us love each other the way we do.” Her wedding to Antonio was centered around family, but it was this friendship and interaction between the two that made it so memorable! Their small family has grown with the introduction of their daughter and with her, their relationship has grown in love and respect for the other. These parents have waited many years to become an “official” family by tying the knot at the elegant and modern Clark Opera Memphis Center. Their wedding was as beautiful as they are, and their reactions while walking down the aisle proves it all!
The day was full of emotion, from laughter to tears, and no detail was overlooked. Akeilah’s style, punctuated by a sparkly headpiece and soft colors, mixed effortlessly with Tony’s bold and modern flair. Every piece on the outside represented who they are on the inside, and we love their touch of personality! They let us sneak them away from the reception to capture beautiful and passionate portraits in front of the romantic, sunset lit sky. The best!
Remember little Atourie from their engagement session? This girl is full of sass and personality, and she didn’t fail to bring it for the wedding! Atourie held an important role in the wedding, just as she does in their lives, and it was a joy to see. She even did a choreographed daddy-daughter dance with Antonio! She has helped to make Akeilah’s and Tony’s relationship what it is today, and she was celebrated just as much as the love that they share.
Akeilah and Antonio, we can’t thank you enough for allowing us to be a part of such a joyous occasion! This wedding struck a special chord with us, as our daughter was a part of our own wedding! We loved that we were there to laugh and cry with you, and we hope you enjoy this little sneak peek of your day!
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The Creative Team
EVENT VENUE: OPERA MEMPHIS
EVENT PLANNER: SOUTHERN EVENT PLANNERS
FLORAL DESIGN: SOUTHERN EVENT PLANNERS • BRIDAL GOWN: SOPHIA TOLLI • MAKEUP ARTIST: TEANNA SHANTESE • HAIRSTYLIST: NEFERTITI JONES • CAKE ARTIST: FROSTED OVEN CAKE STUDIO • ENTERTAINMENT: STAN BELL • BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: BELLA BRIDESMAIDS • MEN’S ATTIRE: MEN’S WEARHOUSE • INVITATIONS: SOUTHERN EVENT PLANNERS • CATERING: ME AND MY TEA ROOM • VIDEOGRAPHY: DAVID G STUDIOS • MEMPHIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: AMY HUTCHINSON PHOTOGRAPHY