Davida was in for quite the surprise when the love of her life, Eddie proposed to her twice in the same day! Since Eddie is an ABF in the U.S. Navy and is often deployed, planning a dream wedding was not in the cards. So the lovely couple had a small wedding ceremony but Davida still wanted the chance to put on the wedding dress she never had the chance to wear as well as take the wedding and engagement portraits she and Eddie had yet to take. Soon enough, they got their chance.
Although my husband and I attended high school together, we did not develop a friendship until we both began working at Wendy’s while attending college. My husband always jokes about having a crush on me in high school but was too afraid to approach me because I was one of the popular girls. After being friends for years, he finally worked up the courage to ask me out on a date. I can remember our first date like it was yesterday. Eddie was so giddy and nervous around me. I kept wondering why he was acting overly hyper but I thought it was cute. He was the ultimate gentlemen! I honestly went on a date with him just to have dinner with a friend but I never imagined that he would be the man God sent for me to marry. After just two months of dating, he began his career in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in San Diego, CA. I stayed in Atlanta, GA to finish my Bachelor’s Degree at Georgia State University.
Eddie proposed to me twice on August 1, 2014, one very intimate proposal and the other one included family and friends. The first proposal and most special took place at The Sun Dial in Atlanta, GA. As I was looking at the view of the city, Eddie got on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was speechless because I was not expecting it! It was truly romantic! Later on that night, Eddie surprised me with another proposal at Rooftop 866 in Atlanta, GA. I was under the impression that it was a celebration of our recent engagement but I was shocked to find out that he would ask me to marry him again in front of our family and closest friends. I felt like the luckiest woman in the world. I thought that it was so sweet and thoughtful of him. Just before his deployment in August of 2014, my husband proposed to me one day and planned a surprise wedding the next. I will always cherish this moment in my life!
My wedding dress was beautiful! It was a strapless sequenced Cinderella styled gown. I purchased my gown previously used from the Brides Against Breast Cancer event in Marietta, GA. All proceeds went towards Breast Cancer Awareness. My wedding gown was the first dressed I tried on. I felt like a princess and knew it was the only one for me. Not only did I purchase the wedding dress of my dreams, I made a major contribution to a good cause. That was a great day for me!
My favorite memory is walking down the aisle toward my soon to be and witnessing tears in Eddie’s eyes. This is a man I had never seen cry before and so I knew he loved me.
I would suggest anyone to have a small, intimate wedding and spend the big bucks on the photographer and honeymoon. The wedding day can be a blur for many brides and it is more enjoyable for the guest. Make sure you have a great photographer to capture those moments you miss. Also, the honeymoon is a time for couples to get away from the world and relax with each other. It is an intimate moment between the two of you that you will always remember and cherish! Do not go into debt for just one day!
Photography: Mecca Gamble Photography
Makeup: Alexandra Butler Makeup Artistry
Bouquet: Snazzy Events