Imagine the best church service you have ever attended. Now that you have that in your mind, you will know exactly what it was like to be at Joya and Tommy’s wedding. It was a day full of worshiping, laughing, crying, and dancing.
After all, it was church that brought these two together in the first place. Joya started attending Tommy’s parents church when she moved to DC. During a group event after church Joya noticed Tommy for the first time. And when she needed help moving Tommy volunteered to help, giving them time without their big group of friends for the first time. What should have been a boring and tedious task turned into a day full of easy conversations and fun together. As a thank you for helping her move, Joya put together a gift basket for Tommy that had a lot of personal things in it that they discussed during that day moving.
According to Tommy’s childhood friend and groomsman during his toast at the wedding, Tommy was instantly smitten but thought Joya might be out of his league. As a good friend, he hyped Tommy up and told him to go for it! And honestly it was probably his best move as a friend. Tommy and Joya make an amazing team together. They both are deeply rooted in their faith and as Joya mentioned to me, discussions about their faith come naturally to them. Everything about their relationship was comfortable and easy. This comfort hadn’t always come in other relationships so it was easy to know early on that this was good.
You can clearly see this comfort that they have in one another! They both relax a little in each other’s presence. They both have deep, heart felt laughs when enjoying life together. And they both see Jesus better because of the other. There is a closeness and intimacy that they two share and we got to be witnesses of their connection.
Their wedding day was all about celebrating the beauty of their relationship. They centered their day around their ceremony, which like I mentioned was a true worship service. They both wanted to show the world that their home was marked by God’s presence. There is no denying that this is truth in their lives. They also wanted to celebrate the beauty of this world they live in and their planner and designer Tyron Wells did an amazing job of bringing the out doors in for them!! Every single detail of the day was perfect and nature rejoiced with the couple.
We absolutely adored getting to work with Joya and Tommy! They have a group of friends that have been with them through the years and they literally were cheering them on all day long!! Everyone around them was overwhelmed with joy for this couple!! You especially saw this on the dance floor! Everyone danced their hearts out in celebration of this marriage. Tommy and his guys made sure to entertain us all with their choreographed dance during the garter toss! You won’t want to miss that part of the reception!
We hope you enjoy Joya and Tommy’s wedding!!
Planner and Designer : Tyron Wells of Wells Design Co.
Venue : TPC Southwind
Designer of Flower Wall : Christina Watson
Designer : Create 10 Me Designs
DJ and Lighting : DJ Blu Boi
Videographer : Life Made Booking
Cake : The Flour Garden
Make Up : Meosha Williams, Marnelia Roy