Vow Renewal: Harrell + Oredia | Wilson NC Wedding

She and her bridesmaids hurried to get dressed in their Candlewood Suites hotel room while he and the groomsmen relaxed and joked at their family home. Even after 25 years, she was nervous -- and even shed a tear or two -- thinking about much she loved her beloved husband and couldn't wait to celebrate their love in front their family and friends for a second time. 

25 years ago, Harrell took Oredia as his wife. They both vowed to honor and cherish their partnership and commitment to each other -- a vow that they still hold very dear. With God as their foundation, the strength of their bond is a true manifestation of their love.

"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."
- Eccelesiastes 4:12

When you're in love, each moment that passes is truly priceless. It's so amazing being in partnership with someone who unconditionally loves you... and to share that same sentiment is even more rewarding.

Think about spending 25 years with that person. To glance into that persons' eyes every morning before you depart to begin your day, to share moments of happiness, woe, comfort, sadness, hilarity, and despair and still feel the same way you felt when you first met. I can only imagine how great that feels.

Oredia and Harrell, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your celebration of love. It's amazing and such an honor to be able to witness a love as strong as yours. You've invited me into your home and treated me like family from the very beginning of our journey together and for that I am forever grateful. Here's to 25 years of love and another forever together. 

Their first wedding rings.

The new rings!

Oredia has amazing style!

Truly one of the happiest processionals ever... Literally. The Groomsmen escorted the Bridesmaids from the Limo and down the aisle to "Happy" by Pharell. I had to fight the urge to dance... very strongly.

Oredia, you're stunning.

The ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. singing with the Bride during the reception.

A huge thank you to the amazing creatives who made this day come to life!

Wedding Planners: Jaimica Wilkins, Lateshia Bastien, Oredia Burt

Wedding Coordinator: Oredia Burt, Irene Walston

Candy Buffet: Amy Burt

Florist: Heaven Angels Events

Rentals: Advantage Rentals

Band: The Tanya Ross Project

Makeup Artist: Jaimica Wilkins

Hair: Carolyn Brown

Wedding Gown + Dresses: Sandy Currie

Limo: A Diamond Limousine