Bride Hive

By Bessy Patsalis, October 14, 2016

It was the wedding that captivated social media. Shaquana (Shaq) and Andrew’s love story started at Virginia State University almost a decade ago and they have been inseparable ever since. When Andrew proposed on a romantic candle light dinner on the beach, the look on Shaq’s face was priceless and the feeling in Andrew’s heart was “unexplainable”.

The “Modern Elegance”  Wedding was held on September 2, 2016 at The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor in New Jersey. Shaq’s bridal gown was a custom made chic, modern, true mermaid gown with tons of details by the designer, Jean-Ralph Thurin.

The Bride Hive wore our White Arianna, an elegant floor length gown by Elle Zeitoune. This beautiful dress is a flattering strapless style featuring a sweetheart neckline with satin waistband and floor sweeping train. The bridal party all had sleek ponytails and natural but illuminating make-up that went with the chic and elegant theme.

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Shaq + Drew's Jamaican wedding at the Lakeside at Gramercy Bridal Asst Selina Howard of Vainglorious Brides #shaqanddrewsayido Photo credit: © Petronella Photography http://bypetronella.com
Shaq + Drew's Jamaican wedding at the Lakeside at Gramercy Bridal Asst Selina Howard of Vainglorious Brides #shaqanddrewsayido Photo credit: © Petronella Photography http://bypetronella.com
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The beautiful Groom’s mother also wore our Eva Gown, a stunning full length monochrome gown by Giselle & Sophia. This dress is a classic off shoulder dress, crafted with a thick fitted crepe fabric for a flattering fit.

Shaq + Drew's Jamaican wedding at the Lakeside at Gramercy Bridal Asst Selina Howard of Vainglorious Brides #shaqanddrewsayido Photo credit: © Petronella Photography http://bypetronella.com
Shaq + Drew's Jamaican wedding at the Lakeside at Gramercy Bridal Asst Selina Howard of Vainglorious Brides #shaqanddrewsayido Photo credit: © Petronella Photography http://bypetronella.com
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Photo credit: © Petronella Photography http://bypetronella.com


Shaq’s Wedding Planning Advice:
Take your time to plan properly so you can have everything that you want on your wedding day. Also, invest in professional help to execute your vision so you don’t have to worry about anything and can just enjoy the moment.

 

Shaq + Drew's Jamaican wedding at the Lakeside at Gramercy Bridal Asst Selina Howard of Vainglorious Brides #shaqanddrewsayido Photo credit: © Petronella Photography http://bypetronella.com
Shaq + Drew's Jamaican wedding at the Lakeside at Gramercy Bridal Asst Selina Howard of Vainglorious Brides #shaqanddrewsayido Photo credit: © Petronella Photography http://bypetronella.com

 

Congratulations Shaq and Andrew! We wish the beautiful couple a lifetime of happiness, love and joy. We are so glad to have been part of your amazing wedding!

 

Vendors

Bridesmaids Styling/Custom Robes and Sneakers: BrideHive
Grooms Styling/Custom Suit: @mr_andre_clarke_womack // Bow Tie: TomFord
Mirrored Decor: Ten23Designs
Event/Floral Design: Diva Blooms
Event Furniture/Cake Swing: Evolution Furniture Rental
Custom Chuppah: Custom Ceremony Designs
Wedding Coordination and Bridal Styling: Vainglorious Brides by Selina Howard
Photography: Petronella Photography (Thank you for providing us with the photos!)
Video: Dark Light Media
Hair: Nicky B
Make Up: Robin Lynette
Make Up: Sue Sue
Bridal Gown: Jean Ralph Thurin
Bridesmaid Dresses: White Runway
Groom Stylist/Custom Suit: Andre Clarke-Womack @mr_andre_clarke_womack
Bridal Jumpsuit: Brittany Deshields
Venue: The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor, Hazlet, NJ

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