Natasha and Kelvin's love story began during a conference hosted at the luxurious Fontainebleau hotel in beautiful Miami Beach, Florida. In the midst of the lush tropical environment, overlooking the clear blue waters, their paths crossed as if drawn by a natural gravitational pull that spoke only to them. Over time their bond continued to grow stronger. A trip to Orlando would unite their hearts as one, and before long Kelvin was planning their perfect surprise proposal...
Bride & Groom: Natasha & Kelvin
Occupations: Convention Services Manager & Office Manager in Dermatology
Wedding date: 8.18.18
Wedding location: Marriott Biscayne Bay
Tell us how you met and all about the proposal. We met at the Fontainebleau during a conference on 8/5/14. For the proposal, he made it seem like a surprise party for himself with our family members, I was absolutely fooled!
How did you know they were “the one”? We went on a trip to Orlando and completely fell in love. Now we try to travel everywhere, Barbados, South Africa, and Cancun!
What was wedding shopping like for you? I purchased my dress at Pantora Bridal in New York. I found the dress after my 5th try!
Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding? Tasting of Four Elements ceremony, adapted from the Yoruba tradition, it is said to represent the promise to love your partner “for better or worse, for richer or poor, in sickness and health.” Vinegar, lemon, cayenne pepper, and honey are traditional choices used to represent the bitter, sour, hot, and, of course, sweet parts of life and a new marriage.
Wedding Party gifts: Purchased from WeddingStar.com
Favorite item on the menu: Sea Bass and Tenderloin
First dance song: "All of Me" by John Legend
What is your best memory from your wedding? The First look and the First Dance was amazing!
What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples? Do your research on how much things cost for a wedding. Save some alone time with your groom!
Photography: Reem Photography
Dress/Earnings: Pantora Bridal
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridal Party: David's Bridal
Grooms/ Groomsmen: Men's Warehouse
Hair Piece: Twinkle Twinkle
Flowers: Signature Inspirations Florists & Event Planners Inc.
Cake: Todo Dulces of Everything Sweet
Decor: A Touch of Class
Makeup Artistry: Brittany Ingram Makeup
Hair: Naturally ANewU
Wedding Planner: Ariek Events
Day of Event Coordinator: Cathy Patino
Venue: Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
Draping: Drape Works
Vendor: Digital Guest Book
Photobooth: Magic Mirror Miami
Videography: Artistic Vision and Design