Couple: Brandon Erby and Grejika Abram
Date of Wedding: July 18, 2015
Place: Cheniere Lake Park (West Monroe, Louisiana)
Officiant: Rev. Greg L. Oliver, Sr.
The couple met during freshman orientation week at Tougaloo College in 2008.
The bride and groom are fall 2009 initiates of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
The groom proposed on Valentine’s Day in 2014 by imitating the music video for the song “Come Close” by Common.
The wedding theme was vintage and country chic. There were over 30 individuals in the bridal party.
The bride’s dress was a fit and flare gown with a sweetheart neckline and dropped waist fully adorned with lace. It was embellished with rhinestones, pearls, and a buttoned-back that extended down her chapel train.
The bride declined a traditional veil in lieu of a rhinestone comb garnished with a string of pearls. The bride’s bouquet was handmade by her mother and bridesmaids.
The couple lived separately during their first year of marriage as they both attended different universities for graduate school.