Perishia + Patrick
Patrick and I both grew up singing in Gospel groups at various churches. One day, over 15 years ago, we met at this church called Bethlehem Baptist church in Roans Prairie, TX. He was smitten by my beauty, but at the time, I was focused on school and being a stellar athlete so I turned him down. A few years went by and we crossed paths again at church and I turned him down again. Then one day, my Gospel group, Unity of Navasota, was in the studio recording and to my surprise, Patrick was asked by the producer to be a featured bassist and artist on one of the songs. This particular time, he acted uninterested and spoke to everyone else in the room except me. As soon as he left, I immediately found the number he’d given me all of those times before and simply texted him, “HEY.” He turned back around, came into the studio, and the rest is history!
One morning on August 18, 2018, Patrick told me to get dressed because he wanted to take me to breakfast. He also said I needed to be blindfolded. I followed directions only to end up at Bethlehem Baptist Church (our initial meeting spot over 15 years ago) greeted by family, friends, and a beautiful ring with Patrick asking for my hand in marriage. I said YES of course and we started planning. Patrick’s mother told me he always said he would get married at age 30 even as a 10-year-old little boy. His birthday is on December 31st. Guess what? We got married December 30, 2018, a day before his 31st birthday!!!
FUN FACT: We both had our gown and tux custom made by Grover DuBose, a popular fashion designer in the Louisiana and Houston area. Also, we both sang original pieces to each other during the ceremony and there was not a dry eye in the building. It was the best thing ever!
Venue- The Brazos Center
Photographer- Hanaiya Thomas Photography
Coordination- Hand & Hand of Navasota
Catering- Joyce Stevenson
Entertainment- Radio Live Band
Lighting- RDM Pros of Bryan
Bridal Gown & Tux- Grover DuBose of Get G Squared
Makeup- Makeup by Manita
Hair- Ty Mesha Mayes of Hair by Ty
Bridesmaid Dresses- David’s Bridal
Groomsmen Suits- Men’s Warehouse
Invitations/Programs- Koko Chanel Designs