Sabrina and Grant, January 10, 2019
Sabrina and Grant, who have known each other since they were teenagers, were married on January 10, 2019.
Sabrina chose an elegant A-line gown with long illusion sleeves and an illusion back, a deep V-neckline, and a lace overlay. Her accessories included drop pearl earrings and necklace, and a full-length lace-trimmed veil. Her bouquet was arranged with a mix of flowers in tones of ivory, pale pink, and deep red along with eucalyptus and other botanical accents. Her six bridesmaids wore matching full-length pewter-colored sleeveless dresses, and carried modified versions of the bride’s bouquet.
Grant got married in a dark blue suit with a white shirt, burgundy bow tie, white pocket square, and mini bouquet boutonniere. His six groomsmen wore dark blue suits, white shirts, pewter-colored bow ties, and white pocket squares.
The groom’s father officiated the ceremony; he told the couple how much he loved them and reminded them to “treat love as a verb.” Grant and Sabrina took Communion and performed a salt covenant ceremony.
Inside at the reception, guests enjoyed a plated classic Caesar salad before moving on to a buffet that included caprese chicken with fresh buffalo mozzarella, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, and balsamic glaze; grilled Atlantic salmon; fresh green beans; and creamy mashed potatoes.
Toasts were made by Grant’s cousin, who called him fun-loving and positive and thanked him for his support; the bride’s sister, who expressed how proud she was of the newlyweds; and the bride’s father, who talked about how wonderful it was to raise Sabrina, how blessed he is to have Grant for a son-in-law, and how happy and proud he was.
Grant and Sabrina danced together for the first time as man and wife to “At Last” by Etta James. Sabrina and her father danced to “Unforgettable” by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole, and Grant and his mother danced to “The Twist” by Chubby Checker.
Other wedding fun included singing “Happy Birthday” to the bride’s 16-year-old sister, bouquet and garter tosses, and a money dance.
The four-tier naked cake had white icing with red, blush, and white roses decorating it. The groom’s cake looked like R2-D2.
We wish the happy couple a long and beautiful life together!
Photography by: Livi’s Lens
Officiant: Mike Cool
DJ: Ray the DJ
Florist: Rose Garden Floral
Cake: Piece of Cake