Nicole and Yvan were married on August 19th, with a ceremony and reception at the Delaney House in Holyoke, MA.
These two amazing people met at a bar during Nicole’s last week of undergrad, and that was it—they were in love. They became closer and closer not only to each other but to each other’s family, and so Yvan wanted to propose while the whole family was together. If he didn’t want to wait until Thanksgiving, the soonest time the family was getting together was at the family fantasy football draft. Nicole’s family had started getting together for the draft after her grandfather passed as a way to make sure that they got together on a regular basis. So, Yvan popped the question at the draft, and Nicole thinks he charmed the season, because she went on to win the league!
Before the ceremony, Yvan and Nicole had a touching first look. Nicole had already seen him in his suit before the wedding day, but the moment he turned around and saw her for the first time in her dress was simply stunning.
From there, it was off to the ceremony itself, which was officiated by Nicole’s brother. So many of their friends and loved ones had come to celebrate their union, and it was especially touching to see Yvan dancing with his aunt, who represented his mother, since his mom couldn’t make the trip from Togo.
During the reception, the DJ worked with Nicole and Yvan to incorporate some of the African music that he and his friends always play at parties, and it was a blast to see everyone getting into it!
At the end of the night, Yvan and Nicole danced to one last slow song, “All of Me” by John Legend. By that time, there was a smaller group left, and they all formed a circle around the two of them to sing along and show their love for these two!
Yvon & Nicole, thank you for letting us be part of your wedding day! Congratulations to both of you, and we hope you will continue to live happily ever after!