During their time together as classmates in high school, Tondrea and Lavonte have built a foundation of friendship on years of caring support and mutual respect.
When they officially began dating, that foundation became the perfect base in which their love took root, blossoming into the unshakeable connection they share today.
The moment in which they both realized they couldn’t picture life without the other occurred when having to temporarily say goodbye. Upon dropping Lavonte off at the airport for work, Tondrea recalls how she began to “feel sad and even shed a tear. I knew he would be back soon, but I couldn’t help but feel like I was losing my best friend.” After Lavonte returned, she expressed to him how his leaving made her feel, to which he whole-heartedly returned the sentiment. Never wanting to feel apart again, Lavonte asked Tondrea to spend forever together, asking for her hand in marriage during a romantic dinner in Miami.
Tondrea and Lavonte were pronounced husband and wife during a gorgeous Miami-chic ceremony at the iconic art deco venue of Temple House in the heart of South Beach. Tondrea was a vision at the altar in a Ryan & Walter dress completed with a long sparkling veil. Surrounded by the love and support of family and friends they said their I do’s, taking their first steps down the path of together forever.
Best memories: My best memory of my wedding was our first dance. It made everything feel so real. Holding my husband and singing a song about how we would spend our lives together was a moment I will never forget.
Advice for Engaged Couples: Enjoy your day to the fullest. Any issues that occur, ignore them because you will only get this day once!
Bride’s dress: Ryan & Walter
Bridal salon: Go Sleek Hair Co
Bride’s headpiece and/or veil: Ryan & Walter
Bride’s shoes: Christian Louboutin Follies Trass Pumps
Cakes/desserts: Ana Paz Cake
Catering: Constellation Culinary Group
Ceremony venue: Grace Family Church
Event decor/design: Ocean Flowers & Events
Entertainment: DJ Bre
Event planner: Guerdy Abraira
Florals: Ocean Flowers & Events
Groom’s attire: Alba Legacy
Lighting: Temple House / Evoga
Makeup: Lauren Sincliar
Photography: PS Photography and Films
Reception venue: Temple House
Rentals: Decora / Atlas
Videography: PS Photography and Films