Bride: Kenya Engram, Activity Therapist for Budd Terrace Wesley Woods

Groom: Kareem Engram, IT technician for Fidelity Bank

Wedding Date: July 15, 2012

Location: Little Gardens, Lilburn, GA

Photographer: Sophia Barrett Studios

Hair: Danielle Carrington, Hair Stylist Like the River Salon

Makeup: Ingra Knight

The bride on her special day:

“For our wedding, we knew we wanted it to be full of life, color and fun, but also simple. I guess you can say a lot like us. The most important thing to us for our wedding day was to be surrounded with our loved ones that knew us and supported us, and for our loved ones to thoroughly enjoy themselves celebrating with us. We were adamant about great food and great music!

“Probably the most challenging was trying to plan a wedding being the only one in town and on an extremely tight budget! It wasn't until Kareem moved to Atlanta that the process seemed much easier to handle. Thankfully, we have the most amazing family and friends that pitched right in the nick of time to make our day wonderful! To save money, we—including friends and family—did a lot of things on our own, like our invitations, table numbers and bridal party flowers.

“Keeping it simple, we didn't do too much for wedding décor because we purposely chose Little Gardens for its natural beauty. It is a small manor nestled in the most amazing greenery and gardens. Our ceremony was behind the manor in their garden right in front of a gorgeous small waterfall that puddled into a pond, and the reception [was] inside in their intimate banquet hall. Our cobalt and sangria colors with various peacock accents just blended so well with the already vibrant scenery! 

“The most memorable part of the wedding was holding Kareem's hands while facing each other during our ceremony. It seemed as if time stood still and the only thing that mattered at that moment was me and him, and our sacred commitment to each other.”

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