Diamonds & Pearls Themed Houston Wedding: Sondatre & Lesley
A few brief exchanges over the phone ensued, and they decided to meet up for an official restaurant date. They talked for hours, laughing so often that they both hardly touched their food. Sadly, Sondatre was called in to work at the hospital that evening, and she had to leave their date early. But she went to work with a huge smile on her face.
After a year-long whirlwind romance, both Sondatre and Lesley knew they wanted to get married. Sondatre decided she wanted to surprise Lesley with a proposal that included their closest family and friends. So she told Lesley that they would be attending a surprise party for a friend at a restaurant.
Sondatre recalls, “We walked up the stairs and onto a balcony area of the restaurant where 10 of our closest friends were waiting. As we walked in everyone yelled, ‘Surprise!’ They were all holding candles while ‘At Last,’ by Etta James (Lesley’s favorite song) played in the background. She was clueless and was still looking for the birthday girl! One of my friends handed her 24 long stem purple roses (her favorite color), and then everyone pulled out a camera or cellphone. Lesley was in shock, and I was so nervous I could barely keep from shaking as I went through my proposal spiel. I pulled out a ring box…and only then did she realize what was really going on.”
Their wedding was full of the opulent glamour associated with the famous singer, but the most memorable moment was a surprise Lesley pulled together for Sondatre. Sondatre shares, “Lesley knows that I have a passion for the arts, so she surprised me with a professional dance group called Urban Soul and a local artist by the name of Miriam who performed with a three-piece band. The dancers performed to a choreographed piece, while Miriam sang ‘Diamonds’ by Rihanna.”
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Photographer: Twilight Photo Video LLC // Tuxedo and Men’s Attire: Al’s Formal Wear // Dress Designer: Allure Bridals // Dress Store: Brickhouse Bridal // Cake Designer: Cupcake Couture Bakery // Event Planner: D’Concierge Events // DJ: DJU Productions // Hair Stylist: Essence of Faith Hair Studio // Ring Designer: Jared the Gallery of Jewelry // Design and Decor: Keisha’s Kreations LLC // Makeup Artist: Lash-A Studio // Reception Venue: Magnolia Hotel Houston // Jewelry: Robbins Brothers // DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Ten23 Designs // Invitation Designer: The Party Architects // DJ: The Party Inc // Bridesmaid Dresses: Ventura Bridal // Linens and Coverings:What’s the Occasion Linens
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