The Breakers is such a magical spot; one usually fit for the glammest of glam but this wedding is bringing something a little different to the table. It’s a lovely dose of bohemian filled with floral crowns, garlands galore and the prettiest embroidered dress. Have a look right here for all the beautiful imagery captured by Sarah Stephens Photography.
From the Bride… Robenson and I met during my first trip to Haiti in January 2011. Instant friends, we both felt that our meeting was no coincidence but something else very special. After months of correspondence (and 2 more trips to Haiti), I was finally ready to admit that it wasn’t just Haiti that had captured my heart. We decided to take a leap and start dating across oceans and time zones as I continued to go where Jesus called me all over the world. Since then, I had fallen even more in love with Robenson and his family. Our relationship has endured so much and has been the single greatest tool that the Lord has ever used in my life to disciple, mold, and grow me.
On December 28, 2012 Robenson proposed in Jacmel, Haiti. It really was the best day ever (even though I had a high fever most of the day!). We took motos across rivers and up a mountain to hike into the incredible Bassin Bleu. Then we had dinner, drinks, and dancing at a sweet little restaurant on the ocean. Afterwards we walked on the beach and he (as humbly and shyly as ever) got down on one knee. We joke about this story because I was crying and saying yes before he even had the chance to spit out the proposal that he had practiced so many times!
We are BEYOND excited for our wedding day! The visa process has been long and frustrating, but we wouldn’t change a thing. We know God’s timing is perfect and I am eternally grateful to Him, the giver of all good things, for allowing me to be Sonson’s wife!
From the Groom… Angela and I met in her first trip to Haiti. We became friends and continued to get to know each other after she left. A couple of months passed I started to have feelings for her…She wrote me a wonderful song called Sonson’s Song. Her expressions in the music made me fall for her even more, but I was shy to say that to her…When she came in her third trip, I told her that I loved her.
Our relationship was hard but we always prayed together and we always cared for each other. Her family tried to help me get a visa to come and visit them, but it didn’t work out. So she always came back to me like she promised in “Sonson’s Song” and I was always happy to see her, do ministry with her, and spend time with her, sharing my life with her, and making plans for our future.
In December 2012, Angela came to assist with my parent’s wedding. I had been e-mailing her parents (because I couldn’t meet them in person) and eventually called her dad to talk to him and ask him for permission to marry her. Her dad and her mom were really understanding and they were so kind. I was happy but I was so nervous, so her dad gave me courage by telling me “Robenson if you really love her, go for it.”
I proposed to her on December 28, 2012 in Jacmel, Haiti. It was the best day in my life… Afterwards we took a walk on the beach. I was really nervous, but she said yes without letting me finish my words! And she cried- it was so wonderful.
We are very excited to get married…it’s like a dream come true. Our love is very strong and through this love I have learned that there’s no great love without struggle. I never knew what that was until I met Angela. God has perfect timing, never early, never late. It takes patience and a lot of faith. I am excited and proud to be her husband and to see what the future has in store for us!
Photography: Sarah Stephens Photography | Florist: The Breakers | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Reception: Belle & Maxwell's | Jewelry: BHLDN | Catering: Belle & Maxwell's | Groom's Suit: Calvin Klein | Bridesmaid Dress: Fleet Collection | Wedding: Ocean Terrace At The Breakers