A seemingly random day like any other would, unbeknownst to Tashana, turn out to ultimately change the course of her life forever – when while perusing her sister’s social media she came across her future husband.
For Tashana, she knew immediately that she had to meet Rory, and a month later her sister was able to make the connection through a mutual friend. “Rory made the initial call, and the conversation went off effortlessly, lasting over three hours,” Tashana fondly recalls. Their first official meeting was at a party where they “hit it off immediately” during an evening of dancing, laughing and good vibes…
Bride & Groom: Tashana & Rory
Location of Wedding: Casita Hollywood, Hollywood, CA
Wedding Date: October 27, 2018
Initially, they remained inseparable until a few months into the relationship when life would take Rory across the country. Despite the distance between them, their hearts remained together, and so for the next three-and-a-half years their love only grew stronger. Knowing that in Tashana he had discovered the one, Rory began planning their perfect proposal. And so it was, that during a Thanksgiving vacation to Morocco, Rory decided to make their love permanent. During a romantic four-course dinner in Marrakech, Tashana and Rory expressed to each other what they were thankful for in honor of the holiday. When it was Rory’s turn to share his thanks, he expressed his love Tashana, and getting down on one knee, asked her to spend the rest of their lives together as husband and wife.
In a beautiful ceremony in Hollywood, California, Tashana, looking stunning in a Marchesa Notte dress, met the love of her life at the altar – handsomely awaiting her in a custom Brandon Earl tuxedo. It was there, with the support of loving family and friends, that they were forever joined as husband and wife.
Best Memories: There’s a lot, but it has to be the first time we saw the venue. The amazing feeling when we first saw all of our planning come together. The florals the layout of the ceremony, even our cookies and donuts looked perfect.
Advice for Engaged Couples: It is very easy to go over budget if you try to live all your Instagram dreams. Getting everything you want (and liked on social) may become unrealistic once after you start to get estimates. Find the 2 or 3 things that are important to you, early. Make everything else expendable. Don’t forget the little things can add up in the end.
Bride’s dress: Marchesa Notte
Bridal salon: Lovely Bride SF
Bride’s headpiece: Abellie
Bride’s veil: BHLDN
Bride’s shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Bridesmaids dresses: BHLDN
Cakes/desserts: Josephine LA
Catering: Fundamental LA
Venue: Casita Hollywood
Entertainment: DJ B-Hen
Wedding planner: Bridezilla Events
Floral design: Inessa Nichols Design
Groom’s attire: Brandon Earl
Groomsmen attire: Brandon Earl
Hair: Keira Ashley Studio
Rentals: LA Party Rents
Makeup: Camille Ariane
Photography: Chaz Cruz Photographers
Videography: The Byrd Sisters Films