I apologize in advance for the over sharing of photos with this wedding but Don and Brandi are one of my absolute favorite couples and I loved everything about their day!
Inseparable. That's how Donovan and Brandi describe themselves and I absolutely love their story! When asked how they met, Brandi said, "I saw Donovan for about 7 months on the school bus in 10thgrade as my school had to help out his school and pick up children that were on our route. Donovan happened to be one of those students. However, he never talked to me, but the very first day I saw him, I told my mom even though it sounds crazy, that I had found my husband. Everyday on the bus, I would hope he might say something, but he never did the entire sophomore year, but in July 2007, Donovan sent me a friend request on MySpace. I sent him a thank you note for the request as I did with every new request and he sent me a message. He didn’t even know who I was or that we had seen each other before, but lucky for him, I did. We messaged for most of the day and then exchanged numbers and began talking everyday all day until we fell asleep. We officially began dating on August 13, 2007 and the rest history. He was stuck with me for life and he didn’t even know it yet."
They are truly high school sweet hearts and have been together since the 11th grade!
I asked how he proposed and she said, "We were moving to Savannah, GA in June 2017 as Donovan’s job had relocated him from Charleston, SC and my mother threw us a going away party at my favorite restaurant, Miyabi, with about 40 of our closest family and friends. We were all about to start eating the going away cake, when my mother stood up to say how much she was going to miss me and our daughters, Allie and Ava Grace, and how she was trusting Donovan to take care of us, and that she was just a quick drive away. Donovan then stood up, and I was confused because he shouldn’t have had anything to say, but I assumed he wanted to say thank you to everyone for coming out to send us off, but then he started talking about how much he loved me and he wouldn’t have been where he was in life without me and how I was a great mother to our girls and whole bunch of stuff that I honestly can’t remember as all of it is really a blur, but I will never forget at the end of speech, he asked if I would marry him. I cried so hard, that my eyelash began falling off, but I of course shook my head yes, as I was unable to utter any words as I had been waiting for that moment forever."
Don and Brandi wanted an indoor venue where they could get married in one room and have their reception in another. Brandi hates the heat, the sun in her eyes, and nasty mosquitos, so a completely indoor ceremony was a must. They both also wanted a location where parking was not going to be an issue and where their wedding was to be the only event going on that day. Finally, they wanted a central location in Charleston so The College Center at Trident Technical College met all of their needs!!
When I asked Brandi what they both were looking forward to the most on their wedding day, Brandi said, "Besides marrying my best friend, we are looking forward to our first dance. The dancing on the clouds experience was a last minute addition and we had to look hard to find a DJ that could give us that experience. We finally found him and we just know that moment is going to be so memorable for us and our guests. It’s going to be beautiful!"
And she was right! It was amazing and so magical to witness.