Celebrating Black Brides: Profile #74

Couple: Toni Braxton and Keirston Lewis

Date of Wedding: April 21,  2001

Place:  Dean Gardens estate (Atlanta, GA)

Officiant: Ambassador Andrew Young

Fun facts

The couple met in 1997 when the groom's band, Mint Condition, backed the bride on a nationwide tour.

The bride wore an ivory duchess satin gown by Vera Wang that had spaghetti straps and a hand-beaded notched bodice.

Security was very tight for the ceremony.  The invitations directed guest to a local church; when they arrived, they needed a ticket to get on shuttles that took them to the private estate for the event.

The groom and his groomsmen entered to the song "So Fresh, So Clean."  A 16-piece orchestra played for the bridal party's entrance.

The bride changed into a white satin one-shoulder dress for the reception.

The couple had a Tiffany-themed, 3-tier wedding cake.

The Governor of Georgia, the mayor of Atlanta, and entertainment royalty attended the ceremony.

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