Sophisticated Elegance with Pops of Coral and Sequins

Deidra Smith + Kenneth “Kenny” Robinson | Sep 9, 2017

Deidra and Kenny met through Deidra’s sister, Esha, who just knew that the two had to meet! Kenny used to get his beard trimmed at the salon Esha worked at and after seeing him come in a handful of times, she asked him if he’d like to meet her sister. Kenny said he wasn’t into the blind dating scene but Esha showed him Deidra’s picture anyway and he ended up sending her an Instagram request. Deidra accepted but didn’t think anything of it, nor did she realize that he was “THE Kenny” (and would be guy that ends up the love of her life)! Fast forward to Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) 2015. Deidra was out at a party with friends when a guy walked up to her and asked, “Does your sister do your hair?” It was Kenny! They finally met in person and ended up exchanging numbers. 

The two knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together and it wasn’t long before Kenny started to plan the perfect proposal. Deidra had received word from her boss that she would have to travel to Florida for a work assignment so Kenny suggested they get dressed up and have a date night at the Angus Barn before she left. Deidra loves to get dressed up and they love the Angus Barn so she didn’t think anything out of the ordinary. After enjoying a delicious dinner, their waiter brought out a tray of delicious desserts that he went over in detail. When he got to the last one, he said “This is the dessert of the night.” He set an antique tea pot down in front of Deidra and reiterated how special the dessert was. Deidra opened the tea pot and was surprised to find a ring box inside! She opened the box and inside was the exact engagement ring she had mentioned to Kenny! The entire restaurant stood up and started clapping; between all the hugs and kissing, Deidra said “Yes!”

Deidra and Kenny knew they wanted their wedding to exude sophisticated elegance and style. They chose Noah’s Event Center in Morrisville, North Carolina, after falling in love with its classically beautiful feel. The space was decorated with simple yet elegant decor and their ceremony was absolutely stunning! A lace brocade runner lined the aisle with white rose petals, lanterns, and candlelight. Sweeping airy drapery and chandeliers added a touch of elegant drama to the space. The ceremony was perfect and happy tears were shed as the two were announced husband and wife! The entire day was captured perfectly by In His Image Photography.

For their reception, Deidra and Kenny chose a color palette of coral and navy blue with champagne and ivory accents, perfect for an early September wedding. The reception space was brought to life by tall, impressive floral arrangements consisting of roses and hydrangeas with pops of coral. Floating candles and mixed votives added a romantic feel and paired beautifully with the warm hues of the champagne and navy tablecloths, coral linens and gold flatware. Their cake table was outfitted in a navy sequined tablecloth and it was the perfect touch of glam to highlight the gorgeous four-tiered wedding cake. Coral accent lighting tied the entire theme together and truly set the mood for the festive celebration! Deidra and Kenny had the best time celebrating their love with their friends and family and they couldn’t be happier with their perfect day!

Congratulations, Deidra and Kenny!

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