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Friday, January 13, 2012

Memphis Wedding | Erika & Donald

Everyone has been on the edge of their seats patiently awaiting Donald & Erika's photos from their AH-MAZING Harlem Renaissance wedding at The Peabody Hotel in Memphis. After their equally stunning engagement shoot in Harlem, who wasn't anxious about seeing more of this classy couple? 

Erika & Donald are bona fide altruists, with very sophisticated tastes. Instead of a registry, they graciously requested guests donate to charity, in honor of Erika's Father. Andria Lewis Events did an epic job bringing the couple's vision to life from the custom made speakeasy to the personalized flasks gifted to guests. While the Kooky Canuk made a cameo with their infamous skillet cookie to join a seriously sensational cake... the buck doesn't stop there! The private cigar and whisky bar on the hotel rooftop was the appropriate ending to an elegant Memphis evening, officiating that this was an affair for the times. 

With a complete wardrobe change after the ceremony, Erika stole the show with her jawdropping Jenny Packham dress and vintage hairpiece, channelling a 1920's Cotton Club. And let's not forget Donald, who couldn't have been more dapper and charming in his vintage tux (and scarf!). Kudos to many of the guests {pictured below} who joined in on the vintage fun and dressed for the period!

As a Harlem resident, Erika & Donald's wedding was truly a labor of love and I have never felt more flattered to document such an intimate affair alongside an even more extraordinary couple. Congratulations to one glamorous duo, Drs. Dillard & Cannon!

Venue: The Peabody Hotel, Memphis Event Planner: Andria Lewis Events | Graphics: Yeri Yun Designs | Band: Swing Band | DJ: Maia RosserSpeakeasy & Lighting: EPS Productions | Cigar & Whiskey Bar: Havana Mix| Cake: The Flour Garden |  Dresses: Pronovias {Ceremony} & Jenny Packham {Reception}) | Shoes: Nina| Hairpiece {Reception}: Wedding Shoppe | Bridesmaids Dresses: Jim Hjelm | Groom & Groomsmen: Men's Wearehouse | Rings: Safian & Rudolph | Flowers: Southern Event Planners | Linen and Chiavari Chairs: Classic Party Rentals | *** Special thanks to Lisa from Kira Lisa Photography for filling in everywhere I could not***

1 comment:

  1. OMG Erika that was gorgeous....Congrats again lil cousin to you and Donald