Real Wedding: Sharise and Richard at Hampton University Memorial Chapel

DECEMBER 19, 2015

Hampton University Memorial Chapel, Hampton, VA

Photographs by Bryan Myhr Photography

Waiting in line for two hours at Hampton University’s financial aid office usually isn’t a good thing. For Sharise and Richard, it was the best thing that could’ve happened. The two hit it off immediately, and a casual conversation soon turned into a relationship. But when Sharise graduated and moved out of state for a job opportunity, the couple lost touch. Two years later, they bumped into each other by happenstance in Atlanta, and this time, Richard wasn't letting her get away. Like the magic of their romance, the couple knew they wanted a wedding just as special. Tying the knot six days before Christmas, Sharise planned a holiday-filled soiree complete with candy canes and cocoa, and as the couple danced to Boyz II Men’s “Let it Snow,” snowflakes fell onto the dance floor.

Reception venue: Lesner Inn

Gown: Casablanca, The Lily Rose

Shoes: Zigisoho, DSW

Bridesmaids: Belsole, The Lily Rose

Menswear: Ike Behar, Savvi Formalwear & Bridal

Hair: Ebony Robinson of HAIRista Studio

Makeup: Shakierah Wright & Angette Williams

Stationery: Minted

Entertainment: Audio Tha DJ

Caterer: Lesner Inn

Rentals: Waterford Event Rentals

Planner: MorLina Events

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