Shakonda & Mario
November 11, 2017
After a romantic proposal in Dubai, Shakonda and Mario began planning their wedding with the help of Scoobie West & Company. The couple’s luxurious day began with an elegant ceremony. Lush floral arrangements lined the aisle and white drapery hung from the ceiling. Shakonda wore a stunning fitted gown with a detachable tulle train. Adorned with a silver headpiece and cathedral-length veil, she made her way down the aisle. She joined her soon-to-be husband under a suspended ring of greenery, where they joyfully exchanged vows.
The room was flipped to accommodate a stunning reception of white, gold and burgundy. Luxurious sequin linens added a dazzling touch to lush centerpieces and and gold votives. The newlyweds dined at a sweetheart table in the exact spot they said their “I Do’s” earlier that day. A dessert table was filled with decadent mini treats. The couple cut into a five-tier gold and white cake, then Mario cut into his car-shaped groom’s cake! Family and friends surrounded the couple as they shared their first dance, then celebrated into the evening with entertainment provided by DJ Smooth.
Venue: Armory Ballroom – Macon, GA
Planning/Design & Hair/Makeup: Scoobie West & Company
Photography: Moye Photography
Stationery: Paper Daisies
Cake/Dessert: Heather’s Cakes and Confections
Catering: Her Majesty Inc.
Décor: Edge Design Group
Linens: I Do Linens
Rentals: ERU, The Event Boutique
Drapery & Uplighting: Unique Event Elements
Videography & Entertainment: DJ Smooth
Officiant: Trey Woolfork
Alterations: RL Couture
“We were in Dubai headed back to Afghanistan for work when Mario proposed. We went out for dinner, then to the Burj Khalifa. I remember looking out of the tall windows, day dreaming about how beautiful the lights were. I heard a soft voice behind me saying, “Aww!” As I turned around, Mario was down on one knee on the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa asking me to marry him. With tears coming down my face, I said, “YES” with a big smile!” -Shakonda
“The Armory Ballroom was the perfect venue for us because it highlighted our personalities and was perfect for our theme. It is centrally located and was ideal for local and out of town guests.” -Shakonda