Lake Mary Real Wedding

Classic and Elegant Florida Wedding

October 11, 2017

By Black Bride / Associate Editor / Cortney Moore

Kayla and Josiah met on May 22, 2014 (Memorial Day Weekend) at the One80 Grey Goose Lounge in Orlando, Florida. They had mutual friends that they went with and instantly began engaging in conversation to get to know each other. Two years later, and this lovely pair tied the knot with a classic and elegant wedding at the Noah's Event Venue in Lake Mary, Florida. Check out their stunning wedding photos, captured by Landon and Stephanie Hendricks from Hendricks Photography.

Bride: Kayla Rene Perkins, 27, Health Care Representative

Groom: Josiah Noel Perkins, 31, Senior Analyst

Place of residence: Orlando, Florida

Wedding date: July 30, 2016

Wedding location: Noah's Event Venue, Lake Mary, Florida

Wedding theme: Classic, simple, elegant, regal

Honeymoon Destination: 7-day cruise that departed from Port Canaveral and docked in the Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, and Grand Turks.

Engagement story: 

On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, as we were getting ready to go to bible study, Josiah asked me one of the most important questions of my life."Do you want to get married?" Just like that! I (looking shocked, confused, and was in awe all at once) of course said yes with a concerned expression and followed Josiah into the car. Josiah drove me to a jewelry store and once inside fell to one knee and asked me if I'd be his wife. The answer was of course, yes! Josiah truly lived up to one of his life's philosophies which is to get to the point and make it simple.

From the bride:

I enjoyed spending my morning around my best girlfriends, but I was very relaxed and couldn't wait to see Josiah)! It was overwhelming to feel all the love and joy our guests provided during our ceremony and it made for an energetic reception. My overall feeling for our wedding day was bliss!

From the groom:

I was calm throughout the day. It felt like 4 p.m. took forever to come around, I even did one last workout as a single man to help pass the time. Kayla and I snuck away 2-3 times to reflect on the night and how much fun we were having. The DJ was awesome and that was an important thing on the list for our wedding. I was most happy that my grandfather was able to see me get married and participate in the wedding before he went to be with the Lord.

Your most memorable moment: 

Our wedding dance. It set the tone for the rest of the night. Our family and friends know how much fun we both like to have and we wanted to let them know they were in for a fun-filled night.

Wedding song: 

It was a mix: "You For Me" by Johnny Gill, "Beanie Biggle Wiggle" by P.A. Teezy, "Stick Drill" by Picallo and "So High" by Grind Mode. 

Josiah had attended undergraduate at the Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens and fell in love with the music, so that was major factor that resulted in our song choices. Josiah loves to dance and I like to think I can, too.

Favorite wedding detail: 

Our entire reception was the highlight of the night. Our DJ kept everyone on the dance floor, and our wedding planner and her team made sure everyone was entertained and enjoyed themselves.

What makes your love special? 

We keep God first in all that we do and we do our best to love each other as God would have us to. We're also best friends and genuinely enjoy the company of each other.

What are you most looking forward to as a married couple? 

Starting a family and creating Perkins holiday family traditions.

Advice for a bride and groom on their wedding day: 

Hire a wedding planner! Friezi is phenomenal and made sure our vision was what drove our special day. And, remember the day is about the love you share between each other. Don't get wrapped up in any other details besides that and your wedding day will be perfect!

Congratulations to the lovely couple! We wish you a wonderful wedding and marriage.

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Kayla Bates - October 13, 2017
What a beauty! Love the pink dresses, congrats to the happy newlywed.
Kayla Bates - October 13, 2017
Kayla Bates - October 13, 2017