Khaliah and Jonathan had the perfect vision for their wedding. They told me that the day would embody “elegant fun” with touches of tradition. With that in mind, Prestonwood Country Club provided the perfect backdrop with dramatic chandeliers, a gorgeous staircase, and an over-sized dance floor. I’m glad they went in this direction for the last item, because these guests were ready to boogie! They literally packed the dance floor for most of the night despite temperatures of over 100 degrees outside. It was a scorcher!
The couple has known each other for almost three years and some of their first dates included walks in the park, dinners, carnivals, and couples spa days. It’s obvious that Jonathan was highly focused on impressing Khaliah from the beginning. It worked of course!
For those that are curious, here’s a bit of background of the couple. Dr. Khaliah Hughes, a native of Burlington, NC, is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and a PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering. She currently works as a usability analyst in research and development. Jonathan, a native of Havelock, NC, is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University with a B.S. in Accounting. He currently works as an audit associate and consultant in public accounting.
One of my favorite things about working with them was the fact that they were laid back and could laugh at almost anything. They’re the kind of couple that carries their hearts on their sleeves, exuding openness and kindness. I’m confident they will triumph over any obstacles ahead with their shared faith in God and strength they display for each other.
Congratulations to both of you, enjoy your honeymoon in Aruba (I’m a little jealous) and I wish you lifelong happiness together!
Planner: Tracy Adams – Adams and Events
Florist: Fresh Affairs
Ceremony Music: Florian Music
Cake: Sweet Memories Bakery
Candy Buffet: Cinda’s Creative Cakes
Rentals: Party Reflections
DJ/Band: DJ 360 – Eight-Seven Sounds and Entertainment (Randall Calloway)
Hair/Makeup: Designs Unlimited – Mary Strayhorn (Hair) and Belloviso – Margo Williams (Makeup)
Catering: Prestonwood Country Club
Gown: Alexia’s Bridal (Vera Wang Designer)
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal (White by Vera Wang)
Jewelry/Rings: Alexia’s Bridal (Paris Jewelry – Deborah Moreland)
Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse (Calvin Klein)
Transportation or Limo: Royal Limousine
Invitations, Programs, Placecards, and Menus: Juliepatoolie’s
Videography: Bluehat Films
Officiant: Rev. Gary Williams