High school sweethearts, Nicole and Rashad first met when, with mutual friends, Rashad attended a family cookout at Nicole’s grandparent’s house.
The sweetheart sparks were flying between them, instantly connecting and exchanging phone numbers. Dating throughout high school, their friendship and love for each other continued to grow. In Nicole’s words, “Rashad was always there for me during good times and bad.”
Bride & Groom: Nicole & Rashad
Location of Wedding: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, Massachusetts
Wedding Date: October 20, 2018
In a sweet and sentimental gesture of love, Rashad fashioned their perfect proposal after the way in which Nicole’s father proposed to her mother. Under the guise of looking at engagement rings for the first time, to gauge what style Nicole would be interested in, she was pleasantly surprised to find her parents at the jewelry store awaiting their arrival. With the blessing of her parents, Rashad expressed his love for Nicole and asked her to spend the rest of their lives together as husband and wife.
Nicole and Rashad jumped-the-broom in a beautiful museum ceremony in Boston, Massachusetts. Nicole was glowing as she walked down the aisle in a statement-making Ines Di Santo gown with an extended train and veil, completed with a royal tiara. Surrounded by loving family and friends, highschool sweetheart dreams came true as Nicole and Rashad were pronounced husband and wife – taking the first steps of their journey towards together forever.
Best Memories: The best memory of our wedding was reading our vows to each other in front of all of our family and friends. We decided months before just to pour our hearts out to each other, and we did. It was such a beautiful and special moment for us and seeing everyone sharing in the emotion of the room.
Advice for Engaged Couples: Do exactly what you want to do. It is your big day, and your happiness on that day is the priority. Have everything planned out, and do not spill any of the details with anyone. Create a dream team of vendors that all see your vision and share in your love story.
Band: Soul of Boston
Bride’s Dresses: Ines Di Santo, Galia Lahav, and Marchesa
Bridal salon: Isabel O’Neil Bridal Collection
Bride’s shoes: Sophia Webster
Bridesmaids dresses: Jenny Yoo
Calligraphy: Script by Simone
Catering: Gourmet Caterers
Ceremony Venue: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
DJ: EV Productions
Event decor/design: Roxanne Simmonds (Mother of the Bride)
Entertainment: EV Productions (DJ), Soul of Boston (Band), and Larry Grant, Uncle of the Bride (Officiant)
Event planner: Jeanne Spence, Gourmet Caterers
Florals: New Leaf Flores
Groom’s attire: Custom JoS. A. Bank Tuxedo
Groomsmen attire: Custom JoS. A. Bank Tuxedo
Hair: Angel’s Heavenly Hair Designs
Hotel: Boston Park Plaza
Limo: Black Tie Limo
Linens: Event Decor
Makeup: Boston Beauty Bar
Marquee lights: Your Love In Lights
Mirror rentals: Kadeema
Officiant: Larry Grant, Uncle of the Bride
Photography: Fritzmean Photography
Reception venue: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Rentals: PEAK Event Services
Stationery: Vy Vy Vo, Invytations
Videography: Generations Cinema Stories