IF THE SHOE FITS: Marissa’s satin Pour La Victoire pumps complemented the day’s palette of gold, black and fuchsia (the bride’s favorite color).
READY AND WAITING: The bride grew up going to Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston. At her wedding, ring bearer Liam stood ready at end of the venue’s aisle.
PALETTE PICKINS: While Marissa chose fuchsia for the event’s trio of colors, Robert chose gold. His inspiration? A love of gold jewelry.
DANCE DÉCOR: Cultural elements were weaved in throughout the day. “The overall feel of the day was that it was a tropical destination wedding and a family reunion all in one, without having to travel internationally,” says the bride.
BEST BUDS: Bright boutonnieres added a splash of color to the men’s white, gold, and black three-piece suits.
SURE OF THE SHORE: The couple says choosing the reception venue was simple: “We both love the beach, with the bride being raised in Charleston and the groom being of Jamaican ancestry, it was only fitting that we had a venue on the water,” says Marissa. “The Sand Dunes Club is one of the best beach venues in the Charleston area.”
ISLAND INSPIRATION: The reception featured Jamaican fare and rum punch from Atlanta caterer Camelita McLean.
DINE AND SHINE: Fuchsia table accents popped against the neutral hues of the Sand Dunes Club reception hall. Rentals were provided by Snyder Event Rentals
IN GOOD FORM: Charleston native Marissa wore a mermaid-style Essense of Australia gown.
28—A FANCY FLOCK: “We are thankful to God for blessing us with our union and to all of our family and friends for celebrating with us,” says the bride of their nuptials. Attendants wore bright After Six dresses; the groomsmen, Ralph Lauren suits.