Alicia and Tameka tied the knot last summer at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture in Charlotte, NC. The pair were practically beaming with joy on the big day. “Our wedding was one of the best days of my entire life,” Alicia said. “We described our theme as ‘modern fairy tale!’ I wanted to be a princess at our wedding. I’ve always imagined getting married and wearing a ballgown.” Their wedding definitely lived up to the theme. Alicia channeled her inner Cinderella and wore an ivory ballgown with a sweetheart neckline and embroidered bodice, while Tameka rocked a chic white suit with golden buttons.
The altar’s background was on theme, featuring a large storybook with the phrases “Once Upon a Time . . .” and “Happily Ever After” written on it along with a large castle. The ceremony was absolutely stunning, and one of the highlights was Tameka’s vows. Alicia describes Tameka as not much of a talker, so when she delivered these beautiful lines, there was not a dry eye in the room:
“You have loved me in times where I have struggled to love myself and for that I am forever grateful! You have pushed me to be a better partner and person. You have changed my life. There aren’t enough words to express my gratitude for you, and how extremely fortunate I am that you have never given up on me.”
Alicia and Tameka finished the night with a romantic kiss as shimmering gold confetti showered down on them, and photographer Casey Hendrickson was there to capture the magical day. Keep reading to see every beautiful moment of this fairy-tale wedding.