They went arm-in-arm to dinners and alumni events for their alma mater, NC A&T University, insisting that they were just friends, until one day... they were more than friends.
Then they dated, attending the weddings of friends, insisting that they wouldn't be getting engaged anytime soon, until one day... he bought her a ring. And she said yes.
Tonika and Tony are one of those couples that you can see their love for one another. He depends on her to make sure everything is just right. She counts on him to keep her calm in times of chaos, knowing that everything is okay in the world as long as he is by her side. And they rely on their many friends and family to help them through difficult times and celebrate (and boy do they know how to CELEBRATE) the good times. Tony and Tonika are two people who express and deserve respect, love, and appreciation like no other.
Tonika and her girls got ready at the chic Proximity Hotel in Greensboro. You can't find a better backdrop for the pre-wedding photos than this place.
Shimmery gold Louboutin's? Yes, PLEASE.
My goodness, Tonika, you could not be any more STUNNING, even if you tried.
This bridal party was so much fun to be around, and they made sure the bride and groom made a grand entrance to the reception!
Tony+Tonika :: We are so grateful that you allowed us the honor of being part of one of the biggest days of your life. We hope your marriage is filled with love and laughter now and always, and have a FABULOUS honeymoon in Aruba (enjoy a fruity drink with an umbrella for me)!
Event Design and Coordination :: Laura Jennifer Events
Bridal Preparation :: Proximity Hotel
Makeup :: Franeka Kirby
Ceremony Venue :: The Empire Room at Elm Street Center
Reception Venue :: The Regency Room at Elm Street Center
Stationer :: Invitation Creations
Floral Design :: Petal Creations
Cake Artist :: Delicious Bakery
Shoes :: Christian Louboutin
Bridesmaids Attire :: Alfred Angelo
Menswear :: Jos A. Bank
Rentals :: Happy Rentz
Photobooth :: Shutterbooth NC
Videographer :: Images of Power
Catering :: Visions Catering