The CoupleKenya Crumel, a development consultant, and documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt met on a Friday night at a restaurant in Brooklyn, N.Y. He took her to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens overlooking the cherry blossoms, one of her favorite areas, got down on one knee and asked her to marry him.
The Location and ColorHowever, they were working on a tight budget in a short period of time. They decide to have an at-home wedding and use burnt oranges and subtle yellows. To transform the home inexpensively, they drape fabrics that compliment the theme and add bursts of color to the room.
The FavorsThe kente cloth's triangular-shaped pattern symbolizes unity and strength. The favor bags had a bookmark, a candle and a broom. The broom was included because when slaves could not get married, instead of having a traditional wedding, they would jump over a broom to signify their marriage. The broom symbolizes the sweeping away of the old and the welcoming of the new.
The CakeTo add a unique and personal touch, chocolate masks adorn the top.