Happy Monday, darlings! We were dying to get back to you to take you on one of those visual journeys that we love so much. So, let's not wait any longer and get ready to enjoy all the beauty surrounding Aneesa & Vernon's wedding bash. You are going to love this multi-day fusion wedding as it packs tons of captivating moments and inspiring details, so it wouldn't be a bad idea to have your pen and notebook handy to write down your favorite ones! The first day of celebration started with a vibrant and colorful Sangeet celebrated inside the halls of Events at Haven. The interiors of this venue honored its name and transformed into a magical and heavenly setting thanks to the fabulous decor and floral arrangements crafted by HotHouse Design Studio. There was so much beauty overflowing from every corner of this venue, that we can't take our eyes away from the fabulous shots captured by YNOT iMages. For the second day of the wedding, it was time to carry on with the Christian ceremony hosted at the Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook. And oh boy, we were amazed by the chic but modern style of this ceremony featuring a black, white, and gold color palette. So big kudos to Valia Rose Events, as they were the mastermind behind the planning and execution of this dreamy event! After the ceremony, it was time to celebrate the newlyweds with an elegant and luxurious reception party enlivened by B Brian Inc, who owned the stage, putting everyone to dance! This closing gala followed the line of amazingness set in all previous events and had perfection written all over the place. So much beauty and so much flair! But nothing compared to our gorgeous Aneesa, who looked like a goddess throughout the different ceremonies thanks to the exquisite makeup designed by Jayson Glenn, the glamorous hairstyle by MiRich Hair and the impressive Mehndi designed by Sonia's Threading & Spa. In between all the dancing, the delicious food prepared by BayLeaf, and the mouth-melting cake baked by Cakes by Kim, this closing gala got to an end. If you want to check more about this fabulous celebration, don't miss today's gallery!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
While Aneesa was attending Tuskegee University, two of her sorority sisters decided to play match maker for their cousin, Vernon. Vernon was a student at the University of Alabama- Birmingham at the time. After weeks of talking on the phone, they decided to finally get together for dinner. The rest was history!
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Vernon planned a proposal infront of Aneesa's mothers home. After the proposal, we walk into the home to a surprise party with all of our friends and families.
Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
We first saw a beautiful marble invitation on Pinterest, and all of the other details were then built from that. The style we went for was chic and modern with a Black, white & gold color palate. From the cake to the dance floor—the theme was everywhere! We shared these ideas with our planners-- Valia Rose-- and they made it all possible!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I used Utsav Fashion for my lengha. I wanted something that had pink and gold in it.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Vernon and I loved making our dreams ideas a reality. We saw so many ideas we loved on pinterest-- but having our planner help combine them all was amazing! They took all of our inspiration and made it one!
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests loved all of the details that went into planning the event. The cookies at the Sangeet were so unique and such a fun gift for our guests. Our invitations had a beautiful gold “A V” acrylic design on them. This same design was used throughout the wedding, which tied everything together so nicely.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The whole weekend was just so magical! The guests were full of excitement and the weekend just felt like the best party in the world.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Have fun on your wedding day! The hard work is over, and now it is just time to enjoy everything. Something is bound to go wrong (we had a groomsman rip his pants hours before the ceremony!)- so just laugh with the craziness. It really is a once in a lifetime experience, so make the most out of the day.
We can't think of a better way to start the week off with the right foot! If you love this type of inspiring stories, don't forget to join us tomorrow for more!