California Wedding with a New Orleans Theme: Shay + Tron

When love flows through written words and across "technology lines", it is certainly worth exploring. Before Shaqua and Tron met in person, they connected online. Their connection was so profound that they decided to meet in person . Upon meeting in person, they were smitten. The search was over and love had won!  Their wedding day was beautifully photographed by MarieSam and Tommy of MarieSam Sanchez Photography.  Also, check out this stylish couple over on our partner site

Bride: Shaqua Hargress
Groom: Tron Miles
Occupations: Bride - Project Manager; Groom - Ramp Agent for Delta Airlines
Location: Long Beach California
Wedding Date: 06.11.2011

The Meeting ..... "The two "met" each other on a lifestyle blog; both were frequent visitors of the site. After several months of correspondences, the two finally met in person and they've been inseparable ever since!"

The Proposal ..... "Shaquá went to New Orleans Father's Day weekend to meet Tron's parents for the first time. On Friday morning, June 18, 2010, Tron prepared Shaquá’s favorite breakfast dish, pancakes. After serving her the plate of short-stacks, he jokingly reminded her of the first time he cooked pancakes for her and how the bottom pancake was not fully cooked. Subsequently, he suggested that she check the pancakes for soggy flap-jacks. To her surprise, there was a diamond engagement ring in between the pancakes. Looking up with excitement, Shaquá noticed Tron down on one knee asking her to marry him."

Wedding Theme & Challenges ..... "Since Tron is from New Orleans and only his immediate family would be able to attend the wedding, I decided to go with a New Orleans theme to bring his city and culture to Los Angeles. The colors I chose, black and gold, were representative of the Saints football team. I planned the wedding myself, which was fun and stressful at the same time. My wants were bigger than the budget. However, the major challenge was finding a second line band in Los Angeles."

Incorporating Culture ..... "We incorporated New Orleans culture via the food: shrimp étouffée, grilled tenderloin of beef served with marchand de vin sauce, and grilled chicken breast served with cajun butter sauce and Louisiana dirty rice; the second line band; and the Mardi Gras bead toss."

The Most Unforgettable Moment ..... "The dancing was the most memorable part. We danced from the first song, all the way to the last."

{You Make Loving You So Easy}

He loves ..... "my brains."

She loves ..... "How he takes care of me."


Enjoy their wedding video by Impressive Creations Wedding Cinematography.

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  1. AJ

    Heart her bouquet. That is a modern twist on a traditional hanging bouquet and the RED color, oh so fab. Nicely done.

  2. Rochelle D

    What a beautiful couple congratulation. You were married a day before me. May God bless you and your husband.

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  4. Jon

    A fairy tale wedding that came true! May God bless you as a couple.

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    The bouquet is WOW! Lovely couple.

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    beautiful wedding dress,cute flower girl

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