Neesha & Montrel’s love story began byway of a mutual connection. Being the brother of Neesha’s friend, he accompanied them one evening for drinks. When Neesha arrived, standing in the parking lot was a “tall and handsome guy” who she immediately locked eyes with. Having just gotten out of a difficult relationship she wasn’t trying to get know anyone but couldn’t help noticing “how much of a gentleman he was, how smart, funny and humble he was.” Their intrigue in each other only continued to grow from that moment on, unable to remove the other from their mind. It wouldn’t be long before they followed their hearts into each others arms, putting them on the path to happily ever after…
Read all about Neesha & Montrel’s love story, proposal, and experiences in their chic and lux Texas wedding at the Piazza.
Bride & Groom: Neesha & Montrel
Occupations: Netrel Healthcare Strategies, Trelne Construction PLLC Management CMSC
Wedding Date: August 18, 2018
Wedding Location: Piazza On the Green McKinney Texas
How did we meet? We met through a mutual friend. She asked me to meet her after work for drinks and to meet her brother (Montrel) that she hadn’t seen in a while. I was all work and no play at that time so I decided it wouldn’t hurt to having a few drinks then get back to work. I got lost trying to find their location so (Montrel) got on the phone with me and stayed on until I reached my destination. Before hanging up he told me “I will be the tall and handsome guy standing in the parking lot. Sure enough he was the tall and handsome guy in the parking lot. She introduced us once I got out of the car and our eyes locked immediately. I had just gotten out of a mentally abusive relationship so the last thought on my mind was getting to know him better. But I did notice how much of a gentleman he was, how smart, funny and humble he was. By the end of the night he ended up taking my car to the car wash and cleaning it. He said to me a pretty lady should never drive a dirty car so I told him to wash it for me and he did, the first time ever meeting me. I left after he washed my car but I still had him on my mind. The next morning I soon found out that I was on his mind too.
Tell us about the proposal. He proposed to me on Thanksgiving 2016 and we set the date on Thanksgiving 2017. We usually have the family every thanksgiving, so I felt that would be the best day to propose. I was outside talking with my auntie and next thing I know the door swings open and it has his friend Dre with his phone in my face. After he came out, Montrel came to me and expressed how much he loved me and how he did not want to live without me. He got on one knee in front of out family and friends and asked me to be his wife. The first thing I said to him was “Did you ask my dad first! My dad confirmed that he did, so I said of course I will be your wife!
Wedding Style: I wanted over the to glam fairytale. I asked for a lot of real flowers, bling, rose gold, gold, and blush. I had three different looks that night.
Describe your wedding attire. My wedding gown, designed by Stephen Yearick, had to be changed weeks before the wedding due to the original designer not completing the first dress in a timely manner.
Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding? The culture that was incorporated was that of African American’s when getting married for them was against the law. We jumped over the broom after the pastor announced us as man and wife.
Wedding party gifts: Groomsmen – Custom designed shoes by my husband. Bridesmaid – Custom robes with their name, rose gold necklace and earring set to match their dress, drinking flutes with their names not them.
Gifts for each other: Rolex Watch
Ceremony entrance song: Kenny Lattimore – “For You”
First Dance Song: Major – “Why I love you”
What is your best memory from your wedding? Best memory is after we were announced husband and wife my husband who I had not seen cry, cried in my arms and told me this was the happiest day in his life.
What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples? The advice I would give couples is to take it one day at a time. To understand that you will be tested and working together will make you stronger. That this is a big party to celebrate your love and commitment to each other enjoy the experience. Also to hire Jewel Odeyemi, owner and lead planner at Touch Of Jewel Events & Designs as their wedding planner. Without Jewel my fairytale would not have happened the way I wanted. She was not only a wedding planner but also a friend, counselor, supporter, comedian, shoulder to cry on, a great ear to vent to, and a all around beautiful person. She made my wedding experience enjoyable. Nicole Smedley Designs truly gave me a fairy tale wedding design, she took my vision and enhanced it and I loved every bit of my design.
Wedding Planner: Touch of Jewel Events & Design
Bridal Room Designer: Touch of Jewel Events & Design
Invitations & Stationery Designs: Touch of Jewel Events & Design
Decor, Rentals & Floral Designer: Nicole Smedley Event Designs
Photographer: Bomaone Photography
Videography: Films by Roy
Venue, Bar & Catering: Piazza on the Green
Cake: Fancy Cakes by Lauren
Desserts: Charsla’s Fancy Cakes
DJ: My DFW DJ
Wedding Gown: Stephen Yearick via Mocking Bird Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Lyza Fay Fashion House
Grooms & Groomsmen suits: Monshe Benet
Hair: Miguel of Dallas
Bride’s Makeup: January Blush
Bridesmaids makeup: Miss Ta’elur
Getting Ready Venue: Hyatt Regency Dallas
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Garter: David Tutera
Singer – The Song bird Jinda
Limo – Charles Estes Executive Transport
Bridal Car – Couple’s Bentley