I'm blessed in that very few of my client relationships are just "business". Quite often, planning over an extended period of time fosters long lasting relationships...Oronde was no exception.
From the minute we met for our initial meeting (which included her, best friend Kim, daughter Maciah and her fabulous mom) I knew that this would be the beginning of something very special. When I met her fiance Wayne, who had me in stitches with his sense of humor and quick tongue, I knew I was in trouble.
Oronde & Wayne exchanged vows in front of 225 of their closes family and friends under a Chuppah like structure at the Grand Versailles Ballroom in Maple Shade, NJ. Their ceremony was complete with a candlelit remembrance table, poetry reading, unity candle, jumping of the broom, laughter and plenty of tears. The show stopper of the ceremony however, when little Ms. Maciah entered in her pink "Cadillac" and waved to the crowd.
Guests then entered the gorgeous black and white themed reception where they partied to the sounds of DJ D-Roc and danced to their hearts delight. The night ended with treats from a vibrant candy buffet that surely brought out the "kid" in everyone! The AKA Bride and her Omega Psi Phi husband were destined to start a wonderful new chapter of their lives.
Photos below were provided courtesy of Andy of Andy John Images. Andy is a Washington,DC based photographer who has an amazing eye.
I LOVE the lighting in this photo. My favorite part is the little broom bearer in the background. How adorable is he?
The Groom's cake which was a surprise from Oronde to Wayne. The surprise was on us all actually. The Fraternity brothers thought the cake was too nice to cut! Instead, they took pictures in front of it the entire night.
Oronde watching the Groom as he was honored by his fraternity brothers. The couple's daughter watches on as well.
Be sure to check out our picture gallery for additional photos. Thanks Andy!