Real Wedding Wednesday ~ The Perfect 'Pear'

You all know that Bitchless Bride is soooooo not a DIYer, so I have a great deal of respect for those brideys who are... Right? Well, Shonte is a true DIY bride who was completely hands on in every aspect of the wedding planning. Just take a look at all of these incredible details. They make me happy. And you know what? I kinda love the pears. Like really fucking love the pears. Anyway, I adore the green, blue and white, but most of all? I adore Shonte and Katakyie. 

Notes from Lash to Lens: Shonte and Katakyie met in 2001 while they both were attending the Rochester Institute of Technology. After their first meeting the two quickly became close friends. However, Katakyie ended up transferring to another school and their communication was lost soon after.

Eight years later the two reconnected over AOL instant messenger. Katakyie was living in the Bronx, New York and Shonte in Atlanta, Georgia, at the time. The two rekindled their friendship and overtime their love for each other grew past their distance. In July 2010, Shonte and Katakyie made their relationship official and chose to have a long distance relationship for almost two years until Shonte finally decided to follow her heart and move to New York to be with Katakyie. The lovely couple has been inseparable ever since. 

Shonte is so gorgeous...

This little girl is adorable! I'm thinking I see a little tiara, no?

I mean... Shonte is absolutely stunning!I love this photograph. They both look so happy.

This shot makes me happy. It's so real. Everybody is kinda doing their own thing, and yet it works.

Can you imagine what their babies are going to look like? Knock outs!!

This is just the beginning of the cake reel. You know I love cake, and this one is no exception! Ready?

Check out the angle of this shot!!!

Oh yeah!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Bridey, this is called having fun at your wedding!!! Take note!

Could you bust? I love it!

Industry Peeps:

Venue: Rochester Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
Florist: Sassafras Flowers
Chair Covers/Sashes: Menka’s Touch of Elegance
Videographer & Photo Booth: Jimmy C Entertainment
Cake: Erindipity’s
Aisle Runner: Custom Aisle Boutique
Scripter: Elegant Scribbles
Designer for Gown: Watters Bridal
Tuxedos: Men’s Warehouse
Best Lady & Flower Girl: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Sophie Pearl Originals
Photographer: Lash to Lens

Handmade Items:

Maid of Honor’s Veil
Ribbon wrapped initials (KSO)
Card Box
Escort Cards
Table Numbers
Ring Bearer Pillow
Program Fans
Garter Belt
Candy Bar Labels