When a family friend introduced Charlye and Stanley they were sure the pair would make a perfect couple, and it wouldn’t be long before that prediction became a reality.
During a classic first date at an Italian restaurant Charlye and Stanley instantly connected, conversing long into the evening until the restaurant lights were turned off. The more time they continued to spend together the more it became apparent that they were indeed a perfect fit for each other.
Realizing that they had discovered the love of their life made taking the next step towards together forever feels almost predestined. So when Charlye’s thirtieth birthday approached, Stanley found the perfect opportunity for an unforgettable proposal in the form of a trip to Miami. With a group of friends, they celebrated Charlye’s birth in the sunshine state. As a special gift, Stanley arranged a lovely dinner at the Versace Mansion where, in front of their close friends, he got down on one knee and asked Charlye to spend the rest of their lives together as husband and wife.
Stanley and Charlye were married on March 16th in a beautiful cathedral ceremony in Houston, Texas. Charlye was stunning in a custom Ese Azenabor gown with a ten-foot train. Their wedding paid homage to Stanley’s Nigerian ancestry with traditional Igbo culture incorporated throughout. With the love and support of family and friends, they celebrated their union in a luxurious uptown reception, dancing long into the night.
Best Memories: “Our best memory is our first dance. In a room full of all of our family and friends, it was magical to know that God has brought two people from so far away together in such a way.”
Advice for Engaged Couples: “Our best advice is not to stress, it will all work out. Keep everything in perspective and don’t sweat the small stuff. Remember to focus on the main thing: love.”
Bride’s Dress: Ese Azenabor
Bride’s Headpiece/Veil: Ese Azenabor
Bride’s shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bridesmaids Dresses: Monica Velez
Cakes/Desserts: Cakes by Gina
Catering: The Post Oak Hotel
Ceremony Venue: Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Event Decor/Design: Flora Eventi
Entertainment: DJ Don X, Houston City Dance
Event Planner: Dure Events
Florals: Flora Eventi
Groom’s Attire: JPR Styling
Groomsmen Attire: JPR Styling
Hair: Erica Mccamey & Reva Anderson
Linens: The Post Oak Hotel
Makeup: Color Du Jour – Alaina
Photography: Duke Images
Reception Venue: The Post Oak Hotel
Bookworm with degrees in English, Psychology, and Fine Art. Interests include cycling, rock climbing, hiking, Tabla, Violin, hoarding books, and poorly identifying birds.