When Chantele and Kameo were introduced at a lounge by a mutual acquaintance little did they know they had just met the love of their lives.
It wasn’t until their paths crossed again around five years later that their relationship truly began to take root – blossoming into the foundation of love and support it is today. A few years later, Kameo found the perfect proposal opportunity during a couples’ trip to Tennessee. Kameo and Chantele were forever joined as husband and wife in a gorgeous church ceremony in Augusta, Georgia. Read all about their love story and wedding experiences.
Bride & Groom: Chantele & Kameo
Occupations: Client Services Specialist & Lead Army Instructor
Wedding Date: 09/29/19
Wedding Location: Augusta, Georgia
Tell us how you met and all about the proposal. We initially met in 2009 through mutual acquaintances at a lounge in Augusta, Georgia. It wasn’t until the summer of 2014, when we met again, that our relationship really began, officially dating in February of 2015. Our relationship blossomed from there. The proposal took place on 2/16/18 in Pigeon Forge, TN during a couples’ trip.
Describe your wedding attire. The style/theme was Hollywood Glam. All the ladies of the bridal party had a dress with long trains. The bride showcased an off-the-shoulder gown, studded in pearl and crystal beading/embellishment.
What was the wedding shopping experience like for you? Our wedding shopping experience was seamless. We knew what style and color-families we were looking for. I found my dress at New York Bride & Groom located in Columbia, SC, saying yes to the 5th dress I tried on.
Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding? The culture was pretty traditional. As African-Americans, we wanted to make sure that our musical selections were on point and had meaning. We wanted songs that spoke to us and also music that would make people want to get up and party!
Wedding Party Gifts: Bridesmaids – rose gold necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, floral robes, slippers, and a thank you card. Proposal boxes (customized wine flutes, mini wine bottle, hair ties, fingernail polish, lip gloss, and a proposal card).
Groomsmen – customized t-shirts and cigars. Proposal boxes (customized mini shot glasses & mini liquor bottles).
Gifts for Each Other: Bride gift – rose gold infinity necklace & bracelet. Groom gift – gunmetal cuff links & black and rose gold MVMT watch.
Ceremony Entrance Song: Parents & family – “You Are” by Charlie Wilson. Bridal party – “A Couple of Forevers” by Chrisette Michele. Bride – “Giving Myself’ by Jennifer Hudson. Wedding Recessional “Never Too Much” by Luther Vandross.
First Dance Song: “Looking For Love” by Mul-Ty.
What is your best memory from your wedding? The best memory from our wedding was the Father of the Bride giving the Bride away. Because he was not physically able to, the brother of the Bride walked her down until her Father could give her away. We also read vows to the biological child of our spouse to symbolize the blending of our family.
What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples? Love unconditionally, without reservations. Communication is key; compromise is a must. Pray with each other and don’t forget to pray for each other. Keep God first and everything will fall into place.
Wedding planners/Coordinator: Shenece Dixon of Sapphire Affairs, LLC
Cake: A Piece of Cake Bakery
Caterer: Cordially Invited, LLC
Favors: Sapphire Affairs, LLC
Music: John Edwards of Upscale DJ, LLC
Flowers: Shenece Dixon of Sapphire Affairs, LLC
Photography: The Sweetest Things Photography by Kima (Kima Sheppard Golden/Kim Krush (second shooter)
Stationery: Sapphire Affairs, LLC
Videographer: Frames in Motion
Chair Rental: Sweet Seats & Wendy Muhammad