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These two share a special bond! During one of my first conversations Charlene told me how she was so excited to be marrying Clarence. She was so excited to marry the man that she loves and went on to tell me how they have so much fun together being silly! After spending the evening with them at The Hall at Landmark in Garner, North Carolina, I can totally see that they make an awesome pair!

Their special day was filled with love and laughter. When I arrived, Charlene was in the makeup chair inside of the beautiful bridal suite. Clarence was getting dressed in the groom’s suite on the other side of the ballroom. Once they were dressed and ready, it was time for the ceremony. Initially the ceremony was going to take place outside in the gardens, but a little good luck rain moved things inside. I love that the Hall at Landmark has a beautiful indoor and outdoor space for the ceremony and reception! The space had been beautifully decorated with black chair covers and gorgeous yellow floral pieces. Charlene and Clarence said their vows in a very sweet and intimate wedding ceremony. The rain let up so that we were able to take portraits outside in the gardens after the ceremony! Everyone spent the rest of the evening enjoying dinner, dancing and cake!

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The Team:

Venue: The Hall at Landmark

Wedding Planner & Florist: Creative Touch Events

Catering and Cake: Cake Couture Boutique

Photography: Tosha with Story & Rhythm

Makeup Artist: Natural Beauties by Vee

 

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I thought it would be fun to share a little more about our pregnancy journey this time around! It has been so different from my pregnancies with my girls! And we have no idea what we’re having this time! So far for the first trimester, I felt terrible! I was extremely exhausted, nauseous and vomiting everyday! My doctor was wonderful in giving me some sickness meds, but even with them, I would end up sick every evening around dinnertime. I could only eat certain foods and what I wanted changed daily, sometimes hourly! I had zero energy! It was crazy!

Now that I am in my second trimester, I have been feeling a lot better. There are still some days when the exhaustion hits me and all I want to do is lay in the bed and watch The First 48! But for the most part, things have gotten extremely better and I pray that it continues! ¬†Brian and I decided that we won’t be finding out the gender (some say sex) of the baby this time! I’ll share more about our decision to wait until birth a little later on. For now I’m just excited to finally have enough energy to get out of bed and actually shop for baby!

A little behind the scenes from a recent wedding in Thomasville, North Carolina. I think it’s safe to say that my belly has officially popped!

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Today makes two years since Brian and I exchanged our vows. It’s been an amazing journey so far! It’s funny how before you get married, you have all of these ideas of what marriage looks like. But I’ve learned that every marriage (and relationship) is totally different. So today we wanted to share two things that we have learned about each other and marriage over the last 2 years!

We’re total opposites on some issues

When I was younger, I thought that in order to have an amazing relationship, my husband and I would have to be pretty much alike. We would need to like the same things and have a lot in common. But when I met Brian, I realized that we have a lot in common as far as our beliefs and goals, but not so much foods and other stuff. Brian loves trying new foods and I’m a “get the same thing thing every time” kind of girl. We both love to shop, but he prefers high end and I’m more of a budget shopper! But being married isn’t about being the same to us. We’ve learned that we’re different and that’s okay. It makes for really great conversations and also leads us to our next point!

Compromise, Compromise and Compromise

Being that we are different and unique in our ways, we’ve learned to compromise on everything. We’re both really laid back and easy going, so coming to an agreement on most things is really simple for us. People say that marriage is hard work and I agree. But it’s also very rewarding and so amazing to know that you have someone by your side supporting you during the good and bad times!

Cheers to the last 2 years of marriage and here’s to praying for many more years to come!!

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How they met?

They met while studying at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. They were both undergraduates at the time!

How did he propose?

Aliedjawon proposed to Nicole during an evening class in the science lab.

The wedding!

The weather was perfect, but there was a chance of rain! We prayed that it would hold off for Nicole and Aliedjawon’s wedding! We started the day with them at the Hyatt Place Hotel near RTP. The groom and groomsmen were busy getting dressed when we arrived. Nicole was in the makeup chair and Vilmarie with Contour Kissed was working her magic! Soon everyone was dressed and ready to the head to the ceremony at their church in Durham, North Carolina. They each wrote their vows and it was incredibly sweet. There is just something about writing your vows that adds a very personal touch and almost always brings me to tears! After the ceremony, we headed to the Matthew’s House in Cary, North Carolina for the reception. The space had been beautiful decorated with light pink and gold decor. The Matthew’s House is a gorgeous wedding venue near the heart of downtown. The bride and groom shared a fun and sweet first dance followed by dinner, dancing and cake. They also played the adorable wedding shoe game where Brian read off questions and they each had to raise the shoe that was their answer. That’s always a fun game! The rest of the evening was spent mingling and dancing! Congrats again you guys and thanks for allowing us to be a part of your day!
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The Team:

Venue: Matthew’s House¬†

Makeup Artist: ContourKissed

Photography: Story & Rhythm (thanks to Kassandra for assisting)

DJ: Brian with Story & Rhythm