Latoya and Renee had been following one another on Instagram for several years, and while Renne knew instantly Latoya was someone she wanted to know better, they hadn’t interacted much on the social platform. “I spontaneously messaged Latoya in hopes she did not forget about me since we hadn’t spoken since 2014. The conversation sparked instantly, and from that day on Latoya and I have been inseparable.”
Latoya and Renee’s father had been planning the proposal when he suddenly passed away. “I knew I had to come up with something that tied him to it.” Latoya planned a dinner at a winery with family.
“When we all arrived, there was a private table for us to be seated and everyone had a quote in front of them in a cup. Once it got to me to read my quote, I purposely didn’t have a quote in my cup, So I turned to her aunt and asked if I could just talk from my heart. I grabbed Latoya’s hand and said, “You know how I always say I can’t live without you? Will you marry me?”
100 guests including three bridesmaids and three groomsmen were in attendance for their outdoor September wedding at Ceresville Mansion.
“Our ceremony was very special and our officiant was sure to make it about the love we have for each other.“
The couple chose a color palette of gold and green for their decor. “The venue was absolutely beautiful, the pond and pergola sold the venue for us.”
Latoya is a commercial truck driver and Renee is a wedding planner. They currently reside in Baltimore.
First Dance: Monica – I know
Venue: Ceresville Mansion**
Planning, Florals: RBMLux Weddings & Events
Photography: Clapp Studios
PhotoBooth: Snap A Pic
Videographer: Trene Forbes
Dress: Betsy Robinson Bridal
Suit: Different Regard
Rings: Reeds Jeweler
Dessert: Yai Yai Bakery
Makeup: Char Frazier
Hair: Kori Waller
Entertainment: Max Powers
Officiant: Starlene Joyer Burns