My wedding day cannot be described in any word less than perfect! My now husband and I encountered a lot of challenges on our journey to our wedding day. We were one of the many couple’s that were impacted by a venue closing. We then were affected by COVID-19 where we had to change the number of guests in attendance. Lastly, two weeks prior to our wedding our second venue closed temporarily due to COVID precautions. We then were referred to the most beautiful venue, Cadillac Service Garage, and the venue owner did everything in her power to get everything ready for our special day along with our planner, Vivid Concepts and Design.

Our last name is Battle, so our colors were similar to Army Fatigue colors to represent soldiers going into battle because we plan on going up against anything that comes up against us together and we plan to come out victorious. Our memory verse was 2nd Chronicles 20:15 ‘For the battles are not yours, but God’s.’ Our hashtag was #forBattleorforWorse. ~ Akeri


ceremony/reception | Cadillac Service Garage
photography/videography | Suave Visions 
gown/alterations/preservation | Channy Bride and Beyond
bridesmaids’ dresses | Lulus Weddings
groom’s/groomsmen’s formalwear | Stitching Co
invitations | Shonecia Williams
cake | Edible Artistry
catering | Triton Events
flowers/event design/planning/coordination | Vivid Concepts Design
officiant | Minister Donald Kornegay with New Jerusalem Cathedral
hair services | Jequoya Grant Fab Extensions and Crystal Elliot Crystalized Hair

bridesmaids’ hair | Chris Paul Hair Studio

makeup services | Flawless Skin & LaTaija Peterson & April Nicole Artistry

music/entertainment | Dj Neris Pattersonand Juran Ratchford
party rentals | Pomp Posh Event Rentals and 24K Event Rentals
favors | Michelle Sweet
candy buffet | Ta’Nisha Monique Cupcakes
photo booth | Head Over Heels Event Planning



Cadillac Service Garage


Suave Visions


Channy Bride And Beyond

bridesmaids' dresses:

Lulus Weddings

groom/groomsmen’s formalwear:

Stitching Co


Shonecia Williams

wedding cake:

Edible Artistry

smaller cake with dogs:



Triton Catering


Vivid Concepts Design


Minister Donald Kornegay With New Jerusalem Cathedral

hair services:

Jequoya Grant Fab Extensions And Crystal Elliot Crystalized Hair

makeup services:


event designer/planner/coordinator:

Vivid Concepts Design


Dj Neris Pattersonand Juran Ratchford



party rentals:

Pomp Posh Event Rentals And 24K Event Rentals


Michelle Sweet

photo booth:

Head Over Heels Event Planning



yard games:


butterfly release:


ice cream truck: