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Happily Ever Johnson 6.4.17

I know this is the post that most of you have been waiting on lol! Hopefully you guys got a chance to check out my PRE WEDDING VLOG.  By the time this goes up, we will have been officially married for over a month and it has been great. We're still trying to get situated and stuff but things have been going great so far. I'm in the process of changing my last name now. But I know you guys are here for the wedding details lol. I didn't get around to taking any pictures myself so I'm using pics that friends and family have posted on social media. 

Our first post on social media as husband and wife

Even though we had a few hiccups the day of the wedding, everything was amazing! It was more than I expected. I will say that I had a bit of mini meltdown right before the ceremony started because it was raining. It wasn't too hard but it wasn't supposed to rain that day. I know that when it rains on your wedding day it is supposed to be good luck but the ceremony was being held outside. Everything was set up and ready to go and I didn't want to take time away from the reception to change everything to be inside. It was my decision to keep everything outside or move inside. I said to keep with everything being outside and it stopped raining right before I came down the aisle. 

My Dad walking me down the aisle.

The ceremony was so beautiful and my son did such an amazing job reading his bible scripture. 

About to jump the broom

Mr. and Mrs. Johnson

We missed cocktail hour to get some more pictures in but I love how the staff brought out the hors d'oeuvres to us. We chose Chrisette Michele's A Couple of Forevers as the song for our first dance.

I got my dress at David's Bridal. I fell in love with it the moment I put it on. It is by Oleg Cassini and I was able to walk around and dance all night. I really didn't want to take the dress off at all lol. I just had to watch myself around everyone because it was a lot of dress and it took forever to bustle the dress after the ceremony. There were so many layers to my dress, it took three people to help bustle me lol. I also went with the blue Badgley Mischka shoes. 

They were my something blue. My dress was something new, my something old was my late Grandmom's pearl necklace and earrings and my Aunt's veil was something borrowed. I didn't get a picture of my hair but I did a combination of a couple styles I did a trial run with. 

I got a lot inspiration for the wedding from Pinterest. I was on there all the time searching and saving pictures. I got the idea for the place card holders from there. I didn't want the traditional cards and did these little plants with everyone's name on a label. It was also something for everyone to take home.

The inspiration for the cake came from Pinterest as well. The cake was included in our package and it was so much fun going for the tasting. I just brought in this picture to the bakery and told them how we wanted the cake.

Image from Pinterest

The cake was so good and they bakery did an amazing job with the cake. 

The cake topper is from Etsy which was my other best friend during this planning process. I also wanted different programs for the big day and found these. I really loved how they turned out. 

The photo booth was also a big hit with everything. I met I Love My Selfie at a wedding expo and really loved their concept and I also wanted to support a Black Owned Business. 

Overall it was such an amazing day and I loved every minute of it. I'm glad our friends and family had such a good time and enjoyed themselves. We also had a cigar bar outside, I didn't get any pics of it but was a hit! Thank you everyone who was along this wedding planning journey with me. I will probably have another post when I have our pictures back and can post them. I've seen a few proofs and they look amazing!! I am happy that this process is over lol but enjoyed everything!

The Johnsons

See you guys Friday!!


~**Drea Notes**~

Where did June go? It seems like it went by so fast!

My son has been enjoying Summer camp so far. I'm glad he loves it!


  1. It was so much fun being a part of your day!! How magical was it that it stopped raining as it was time for you to come down the aisle??

    The rain stopped and Mira and I kept the tears flowing as we watched you come down the aisle, the woman we've watched blossom before our eyes. You deserve every bit of happiness in your marriage and life in general. Thanks for staying true to who you've always been. You're a woman of grace and honor and I'm proud of you.

    1. Awww best friend!! I appreciate you being apart of the big day! Love you!Thank you so much for the well wishes and love!

  2. All the photos are beautiful Drea! I remember when you showed both pairs of shoes on IG! Those blue shoes are gorgeous and love your cake topper!

    1. Thank you so much Pilar! I was going to choose the pink ones but then thought about needing something blue.

  3. Everything looks so beautiful! I LOVEEEEE you dress and those were the shoes I picked! I'm glad it was a wonderful night that you will remember for the rest of your life!

    1. Thank you so much Tanya. A lot of people figured I would go with the Pink pair because its my favorite color lol.

  4. Congratulations to you both and what a beautiful day! The Lord probably just wanted to send His blessings through the quick rain that day =) You both look so gorgeous and what a lovely song (I just searched it on Apple Music hehehe) and wow a cigar bar!

    1. Thank you so much Jackie!! Yes, I didn't think of it that way but I guess HE was sending his blessings.


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