Sunday, August 29, 2010

Congratulations Marques & Talesha!

Yesterday, we had the priviledge of helping to make the former Talesha McKinney's wedding to Marques Lee one of the most memorable days of her life! The couple were wed on the waterfront at the Bayside Enlisted Club on Langley AFB. They were joined by 150 of their relatives and closest friends. Please make sure to check out the website for more photos from this day by clicking here.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Traci!!!

Yesterday we had the sincere honor and pleasure to orchestrate a surprise birthday party for Traci Selden. Her sister, who lives in Atlanta, wanted to do something very special for her that she would never suspect- and that she didn't! Traci was under the impression that she was going out of town for her birthday, but not without making a quick stop to a friend's engagement party. Traci was genuinely surprised to see her family and friends gathered, especially her two sisters who live in Atlanta and New York. This made the ruse of believing that she was leaving for a birthday getaway all the more bearable.

The color scheme for the party was chocolate and teal with accents of white. We incorporated a lot of candles and photos. I love using photos as a decor element and usually limit them to one or two per table. But, Traci's mother had so many pictures that she wanted us to use. It worked out very well! I believe that the multitude of photos added character to intimate table setting.

Please make sure that you check out more pictures from this event on our website by clicking the link here.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

St. Mary's Academy Reunion!

This past weekend marked the first annual St. Mary's Academy reunion. St. Mary's Academy was the first predominately African-American Catholic school in Norfolk, VA. It's doors were opened from 1965-2002.

This was a very special event for as not only was on the planning committee, but I also attended the academy for my primary school education. It felt so good to see the former students and teachers! The highlight of my weekend, was seeing the nuns who helped to shape me into the woman that I am now. Although the nuns were caucasian, they stressed black pride to us students and made sure that we knew black history 12 months out of the year. It was a part of our everyday curriculum.

I really wish that some day St. Mary's Academy could reopen their doors, so that this generation could experience the education, history, and love that we had provided to us. But until then, we will continue to cherish the jewel of a school with reunions and socials.