Real Wedding: Serendipity Leads to Sparkling Soiree!

groom sliding pear-shaped diamond ring on bride's finger by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.

Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc. shares a couple with us today who have a story that’s a whirlwind of romance. Within a span of one week, this couple met, fell in love, and got engaged! On day one, Keiera Jones and Leonard Weaver met at her brother’s home in Atlanta, Georgia. Leonard, a football player of NFL fame, just happened to be collaborating on a new song with Keiera’s brother, Grammy-winning singer Canton Jones. When day three rolled around, Keiera answered a call from her mom moments after speaking with Leonard. During their conversation, Keiera got the shock of a lifetime when her mom suddenly stopped conversation and said the man Keiera was just talking to would be the person she married. Her mom had never heard of or met Leonard. By days four and five, the duo were inseparable. On day seven, Leonard dropped to one knee and proposed! Fast forward three years, and we arrive at the day of the exceptional couple’s ultra-glam wedding at their home in Florida. Inspired by Melissa River’s 1998 wedding, Keiera chose winter-themed elements for their day and an elegant “Old Hollywood” feel that was all brought to life beautifully by Rem.o.na’ Rey Events. The day opened with a tented ceremony accented with a draped ceiling and lucite chairs that looked like they were carved out of ice. Joel Patric Floral Events¬†added lovely crystals and white hydrangea arrangements to the arbor where the bride and groom shared their vows. The jaw-dropping winter wonderland decor continued into the reception. In the main dining area of the tent, guests gasped as they spotted the purple uplighting and tables decked out in shimmering white details. The elegant lounge area and the monogrammed ice sculpture further elevated the dreamy feel of their evening. To top it all off, the sparkle-covered, 5-tier cake created by Elegant Temptations was an absolute showstopper! After a story that’s made for storybooks, a fairytale wedding was the perfect next step in their journey.

bride in bird cage veil by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Photography by: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
bride holding bouquet of white peonies by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Photography by: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
bride in Zola Keller wedding dress with feather skirt by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Photography by: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
bride posing with the bridal party in Florida backyard by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Photography by: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Leonard Weaver in black Armani suit by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Photography by: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
groom holding purple ring box with diamond ring inside by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Photography by: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
tented wedding ceremony with winter decor by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Photography by: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Leonard Weaver in black Armani suit by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Photography by: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
bride walking down aisle at tented ceremony by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Photography by: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
bride and groom exchanging vows under wedding arbor with crystal accents by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Photography by: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
bride and groom praying during tented ceremony by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Photography by: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
portrait of Leonard Weaver and his bride at Florida ceremony by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Photography by: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
portrait of Leonard Weaver and his bride standing under crystal ceremony arbor by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Photography by: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
bride and groom posing with their monogrammed ice sculpture by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Photography by: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
5-tiered wedding cake with crystal accents by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Photography by: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
tented wedding reception with purple uplighting by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Photography by: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
gold-framed seating chart by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Photography by: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
wedding cake with crystal accents by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Photography by: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Leonard Weaver and his bride dancing at their tented Florida reception by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Photography by: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
bride in Zola Keller wedding gown dancing with the ring bearer by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Photography by: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
bride and groom dancing at tented reception with purple uplighting by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Photography by: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
closeup shot of groom's hands as he hugs his bride by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Photography by: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
groom removing the bride's garter by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Photography by: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
groom removing the bride's garter by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Photography by: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
portrait of NLF star Leonard Weaver and his bride by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Photography by: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.

Congratulations, Keiera and Leonard on finding true love!

~Audra

Event Planner: Rem.o.na’ Rey Events//Photographer: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc//Caterer: Chef Guthrie//Cake Designer: Elegant Temptations//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Giorgio Armani//Cinema and Video: Jeff Kolodny Photography Inc.//Floral Designer: Joel Patrick Floral Events//Jewelry: Kay Jewelers//Jewelry: Mayors//Dress Designer: Zola Keller//

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  1. This is a gorgeous wedding! Congratulations to the Bride and Groom. What a beautiful story. The Planner did an excellent job.

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