Bride: Michelle Reckley

Groom: Simeon (Brendford) Hall

Wedding Date: 01/05/2013

Occupations: Trader & Chef

Location: Nassau, Bahamas

Photographer:  Lyndah Wells Photography

Hair: Rhema Beauty Salon/ Charlene Bullard

Makeup: Mandisa Kerr

The bride on her special day:

“We planned for a wedding ceremony that would allow us to share our special day with those we care about. We had 50 of our closest family and friends dine with us after the ceremony, first at Sea Glass for drinks then at Mesa Grill for dinner. I had an amazing planner (Freda Madrisotti) that took care of everything. I have to admit that I thought this would be something I could do on my own, but my father felt that I was keeping him out of the loop, and he hired Freda. And thank God! I would never have had the time or opportunities to handle all of the details the way she did. From floral to food, everything was executed just as Brenny and I wanted because of our planner and the input of family and close friends. The most challenging thing would have to be deciding how to accommodate everyone, as everyone in our lives is so important. But once we decided on an intimate reception, we were able to invite everyone to our ceremony. It was important to us both.

Green is my favorite color but I didn't think green would be strong enough for a January wedding. So I went for red. It's bold and rich. It was difficult to find the right dresses online, but I went into one store and found exactly what my girls would wear. It sounds silly but I went with the number one for everything; the first dress I tried, I bought. The first bridesmaid's dress was the right one; first invitation and program were all what I chose. I went for a beautiful after-Christmas wedding. The Christmas trees were still up in my church and we had wonderful red carpet and some red decor to enhance the girls dresses. It was a bit vintage and traditional. It was amazing.”

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