Tell us about yourselves:
Bride’s full name, age and occupation: Sheria J. Reed, 26, Recruiter
Groom’s full name, age and occupation: Kevin Richardson, 27, Mortgage Loan Officer
Place of residence: Greensboro, NC
Engagement Shoot Location: Tanger Family Bicentennial Gardens, Greensboro, NC
Wedding date: May 26, 2018
Wedding location: High Point Country Club
Make-Up Artist: Amber Lynne Beauty
Hair Stylist: April Starr
Wedding theme/motif/inspiration: Garden theme. Our fondest memories involve us being outdoors and we wanted to bring that element to our day.
How did you meet? We met back in 2014 when we worked together at Enterprise-Rent-A-Car. Kevin was promoted in just 5 short months, but during that time we bonded over our day to day challenges at work. We stayed in touch, even went out to dinner after work a few times. Kevin even helped me study for a huge interview I had for a promotion. I’m a Baltimore Ravens fan and they were in an intense playoff game. We were texting back and forth (talking trash lol) and he bet me that the Ravens wouldn’t win. I told him I’m always going to root for my team, but I’m not a betting woman. He suggested dinner, loser pays. Well, thanks to the Baltimore Ravens we had our first official date in January of 2015 and we’ve been a couple ever since.
Engagement story from the bride-to-be:
We got engaged on December 5, 2016, which was a life-changing day by itself. We became homeowners! We were both so excited! I met Kevin at our new home right after work to just bask in the moment. We were homeowners before the age of 30, and where we both come from that is no small feat. We spent some time just walking through the house and thanking God for this amazing blessing we’ve been given. It was a surreal moment just thinking that one day we will raise our children in this home. We got to our master bedroom and I started getting choked up just looking at our room and our home. Kevin was behind me and when I turned around, he was down on one knee with the most beautiful ring I’d ever seen! He said ‘You were raised to not move in with someone unless you were married. Will you make me the happiest man in the world? Will you marry me?’ Through all of my tears I said yes, of course! He then surprised me with dinner at our favorite restaurant to celebrate!
For the Groom: Walk us through the behind the scenes of creating this special day:
Sheria and I went looking at rings a few weeks before because she had no idea what she liked or wanted and I didn’t either. Once I had a good idea of what she liked I went to the store when I knew she would be busy with work to give me time to hide the ring. I called her dad about a week later on his birthday to ask for his blessing. He was excited and said it was an awesome birthday gift. I knew that we would be closing on the house in a few weeks and I knew it would mean a lot to Sheria if we committed to being married before “officially” moving in. It seemed like closing day was the perfect day to pop the question.
What was the theme of your Engagement session:
Please share your engagement photography experience with your photographer?
Our experience was amazing! Kevin and I had never gotten professional photos done together or separately so this was our first time really being in front of the camera. Donnell was so easy to work with! It felt like we were just on a date in the park and there just happened to be someone there to take pictures. We were free to be ourselves and the results came out beautifully. Donnell captured us so perfectly.
What makes your love special?
We have a relationship that is grounded in friendship and our faith. We were friends first, before anything else. We built our relationship on a strong foundation, and we always have our friendship and love for Christ to get us through any tough times.
What are you most looking forward to about your wedding?
Celebrating our love with all of our friends and family.
Have you started planning your wedding? If so, share a few details about your big day:
Yes we’ve started wedding planning. We are getting married in a beautiful country club. The space overlooks the golf course which ties in really well to our garden-themed wedding. We couldn’t be more excited!
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