Prestonwood Country Club Wedding Reception
Complete with insights from the bride!
Ose + Erika
July 15, 2017
We met at UNC-Greensboro. We took a math class together and studied for the final exam together
Ose brought Erika to UNCG for what he said was an alumni event. They walked through the campus taking a trip down memory lane and then Ose proposed in front of the music building which we agreed is the most beautiful building on campus.
Describe your wedding dress. What was wedding shopping like for you?
My wedding dress was mermaid style, it was classy and romantic. Just my mom and I went shopping for my dress, it was actually pretty simple the dress I picked was only the 3rd dress I tried on.
Michael Kors shoes, they were strapped, sparkly and gold. I wore gold necklace, earrings and hair clip. My mom let me borrow her diamond bracelet with gold accents.
Makeup was by Amber Harper, she also went to UNCG.
I had 6 bridesmaids, 2 of my bridesmaids are Ose’s 2 sisters, Benita and Megan. My Maid of Honor, Lindsey, and 3 of my bridesmaids, Sami, Christine, and Krista are my sorors, we are members of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
Ose had 6 groomsmen, 2 of his groomsmen are my brothers, Dan and Chris. He also has his brother Ardi, his cousin Joelle, his friend Jerry and his best man is his best friend Ben.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Wedding
Prestonwood Country Club
Any wedding favors:
Shot glasses placed at every seat that said Ose & Erika 7.15.17
The wedding invitations were written in gold to match some of the wedding colors
Prestonwood is so classic and beautiful, the minute we walked into the grand ballroom we knew it was the right place. It’s absolutely gorgeous.
Before the reception began, Ose and I were by ourselves behind a curtain before our grand entrance for about 5 minutes. We actually took a few selfies, smiled, laughed and got to be totally alone for a little bit.
Classic/romantic with raspberry, navy & gold
Our flowers were from the Flower Cupboard. They were a mix of raspberry, to match the bridesmaid dresses, and various shades of purple and a little navy, to match the groomsmen.
Wedding ceremony- my dad walked me down the isle to O Perfect Love l, which my cousin Zack Lindquist sung.
At the reception, our wedding party entered to I got a feeling by black eyes peas
Ose and I entered the reception to Happy Day by Patoranking. Our first dance was The closer I get to you by Luther Vandross and Beyoncé.
Yes! Ose is from the democratic republic of Congo, we incorporated Congolese culture in our wedding from the music, dancing, outfits and the family’s traditions.
The picture of Ose dipping me on the dance floor during our first dance and we are kissing, it’s a beautiful picture.
Chicken Francaise for Erika and short ribs for Ose.
Four-tiered cake that alternated layers -2 layers were red velvet with cream cheese filling and the other 2 were marble cake with chocolate mousse icing, the entire cake was topped with vanilla bean. We also had flowers from our florists as a cake topper.
Tell us about your wedding photography:
Amazing, we worked with the talented Dajuan and his team from In His Image Photography
Sondra Johnstone at Prestonwood was fabulous to work with, she made wedding planning so much less stressful. She was so sweet.