Real Wedding: College Sweethearts Host Glamorous Black Tie Wedding

Amaya and Theophilus’ wedding was like a breath of fresh air. They embraced simplicity in the most elegant way. The Mint Museum in Charlotte provided beautiful windows for beautiful natural light. The fashion in this wedding is amazing, from Amaya’s beautiful gown and Theophilus’ white tux to the bridal party in head to toe black. We hope you love the classic glamour in this wedding.

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Amaya & Theophilus 

Dec 01, 2018 

The Mint Museum

Charlotte, North Carolina

Amaya said, “My favorite part of the wedding was the ceremony. The aesthetics from the lighting and positioning of the room during the ceremony truly displayed the theme I was going for. As we came together as one it seemed like there was a sense of peace and calmness that fell over the room.” 

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Theo thought of a super sweet way to propose, “Theo and I actually met my first day on campus at college as he was my assigned freshman orientation leader. We didn't start actually dating until my junior year of college after we reconnected during the summer prior and we never looked back. Theo popped the question Christmas Day in front of our family as we were guessing the Christmas character tapped to our backs. Unbeknownst to me, I had the word "wife" on my back which made for a pretty challenging time trying to guess the answer. After many failed guesses, he pulled the name off of my back and showed me what it said as he got on one knee.”

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When Amaya was asked what wedding planning or marriage advice she had for future brides, she had one one word of advice: “elope”! :) You will find plenty of inspiration for that option on Our Love In Color as well!


Bridesmaid Dresses: Dollhouse Bridesmaids || Other: Gre Dee Arts || DJ: DJ Lil Vegas || Floral Designer: Aprils Floral Expressions || Groomsman Attire: The Black Tux || Beauty: Hairapy Salon Studio || Makeup Artist: Monica Nicole Beauty || Apparel: Ladies of lineage || Dress Store: Anjolique Bridal and Formal || Reception Venue: The Mint Museum || Photographer: Temilola Ajibulu Photo + Cinema