Ten years later Rasheena & Mikel's love is still burning as bright as ever. They "both agree that the most important elements for a successful marriage are loving yourself first, communication and trust." Planned and designed by MunaLuchi Coterie member Alicia Smith of Touched by Innocence, this luxurious wedding anniversary was inspired by "family, religion, love and travel."
Learn all about Rasheena & Mikel's luxurious ten year anniversary, also featuring custom decor by Florida MunaLuchi Coterie Ambassador Ten23 Designs.
"Rasheena & Mikel's 10th wedding anniversary was a celebration experienced with surrounded love. A love that has withstood time and kept on their journey from court house to a celebration every woman dreams of. The theme was family, religion, love and travel; the core of their family's values. Family: including everyone that has touched their hearts and supported their journey without judgement. Religion: keeping their religion in the forefront with table names like Alhamdulillah. Also to mention one of the most stylish Muslimahs! Love: they wanted the guests to feel the ambiance as if it were their celebration. Using activities like a live illustrator sketching each guests and photobooth fun! Travel: in the decor we included pieces representing them from around the world. Lanterns mimicking the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, cupcakes as bouquet centerpieces representing Rasheena's love of treats from around the world, and a scavenger hunt."
~ Alicia Smith of Touched By Innocence
Wife & Husband: Rasheena & Mikel
When did you get married and where? December 30, 2005. Newark, NJ City Hall
What was your wedding like? We had a small ceremony with close friends and family.
As you celebrate your anniversary, what do you remember most about your wedding day? The first thing that comes to mind is panic because my wedding outfit wasn’t ready and the seamstress wasn’t answering the phone! Besides that the beginning of life, with my best friend for life.
Was there anything you would have done differently for your wedding? No.
What are your favorite things to do as a couple? Vacation & eat!
Who does the cooking? Me (Rasheena)
When it comes to career, what do both of you do and how do you make time for each other? I am a senior Credit and Collections Specialist. He is self-employed. His schedule is very flexible so it works out perfect. We don’t do much hanging out so we always have time for one another.
What would you say are the most important elements for a successful marriage? We both agree that the most important elements for a successful marriage are loving yourself first, communication and trust.
How do you keep the spark in your marriage? Happy wife = happy life!
What do you love most about him? I love his selflessness. He’s handsome and stylish but most of all he has a heart of gold he would literally give you the shirt off his back if needed.
What does he love most about you? My brains, beauty and I can't tell you what else. LOL
What advice can you give for newlyweds? Never go to bed mad & and NEVER discuss your problems with others.
Planner/Designer: Touched By Innocence
Photographers: Main Photographer: Artmurri, and Ladun Photography
Venue: Naninas In The Park
Cupcake Centerpieces: Baked Bouquet
Cake: Palermo Bakery
Stationary: Very Crafty Mommy
Throne Chairs: Evolution Event Rentals
Custom Wood Decor: Ten 23 Designs
Custom Aisle Runner: The Original Runner Company
Photo Entrance Backdrop Paper Flowers: Blooming Backdrops
Drapes: Beyond Linen Rentals
Custom Wood Logo: Ten 23 Designs
Custom Floral Seating Chart: Touched By Innocence
Bride's Makeup: Imani Gorgeous
Bride's dresses: Limited Edition Boutique
Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Groom's tuxedos: Y2 Collection
Groom's BowTie: Tom Ford
Groom's Black Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent
Groom's Burgundy Shoes: Louis Vuitton