REAL WEDDING :: DEWANNA + HARRY {Magnetic Connection}

Sweet as Red Velvet.

Story by: Starlight Williams

Two lawyers walk into a room, which could be the start of a joke, but for Dewanna and Harry, it’s where their story began.

Harry was working on a case with one of Dewanna’s friends when she first met him. “I was a bit embarrassed because I had to force myself to not stare at him,” Dewanna says.

Instead of his number, Harry provided Dewanna some helpful advice to kick start her career as an attorney. Communicating through email for a couple of weeks while Dewanna studied for her Georgia Bar exam, their conversation became less about law and more about developing love.

Emails soon led to an exchange of numbers, which led to a promise of getting drinks after Dewanna passed her exam. Needless to say, Dewanna never got a chance to use her Georgia license after finding her one true match in Louisiana.

Nearly a year into the relationship, while munching on some potato chips, Dewanna didn’t expect for Harry to take their relationship to the next level.

“He kept fiddling with his phone, and I didn’t know what he was doing,” Dewanna said. He was trying to make sure that proposal was caught on video before they went out for the night. “As we were walking out the door, I was in front of him, and I heard him say ‘I have this for you.’”

I turned around, and it was a ring! I couldn’t believe it. It was like a dream come true.”

With an elegant wedding that captured the charm of New Orleans, Dewanna and Harry began their happily ever after

FEATURING:

PHOTOGRAPHER: Prince Photography | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Alfred Sung, Pearl’s Place + Christian Louboutin shoes | Groom’s Attire: Fellow Handcrafted Suits + Christian Louboutin shoes | GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Ryan Seacrest Tuxedos, Macy’s | BRIDE’S ATTIRE: Winnie Couture, Atlanta + Manolo Blahnik shoes | CEREMONY + RECEPTION: The Jaxson | OFFICIANT: Rev. Ronald Stewart | VIDEOGRAPHER: Bride Film | BAKERY: Kupcake Factory | FLORALS: Perfect Presentations | HAIR: Ryan Delahoussaye | MAKEUP: Makeup by Javetta/Lipsticker | PLANNER: Double Trouble Event Planning | DECOR + CANDLES: Crystal Floral & Event Decor | CATERER: New Orleans Catering | ENTERTAINMENT:  DJ Captain Charles, Rebirth Brass Band, Mardi Gras Indians, Heirloom Live Event Painting | JEWELER: Jack Sutton | TRANSPORTATION: Elite Concierge

Jessica Burke

Hi, I'm Jessica Burke, the Publisher of New Orleans Weddings Magazine. If you love New Orleans and you love weddings, you're in the right place for lots of great inspiration and ideas.

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