Celebrating Black Brides: Profile #81

Couple: Delexis C. Bagley and Reginald K. Ellis

Date of Wedding: May 10, 2018

Place: Prince Maui Resort (Maui, Hawaii)

Officiant: Dr. Maurice Nutt

Fun facts:

When the groom was a graduate student at Florida A&M University, he served as a Graduate Assistant for Dr. Larry Rivers, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  The bride worked as a work-study student for Dr. Ralph Turner, the Assistant Dean of the College.  The couple met while both worked in that office and they began dating shortly after the groom earned his master's degree.

The bride is extremely competitive!  While she may not outwardly show that she is competing, she is always locked in during game nights with friends. If she and her groom win, then she talks more junk than him (and anyone who knows the groom knows that is hard to believe).

On November 28, 2017, the couple had their first child, a beautiful baby girl.  They collectively agreed on their daughter's name months before she was born.  The bride's grandmother's name is Eva Mae Nelson.  The groom's mother's name is Erma Jean Ellis (EJE).  In honor of these two strong women, the bride and groom named their daughter Eva Janelle Ellis, Eva after the bride's grandmother and the initials EJE after the groom's mother.

The groom is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and his line brother officiated the wedding.