Asia and Jabari are high school sweethearts that are still going strong. They met in 2004 and have been together for over 13 years now. To celebrate their union, this fated pair traveled all the way to Las Terranes, Dominican Republic for a chic destination wedding right on the beach. With beautiful white sand, a turquoise sea and lush greenery surrounding their epic venue, we're sure you'll be ready to book your flight to Santo Domingo! Check out these stunning details, captured by Social Shots Photography.
Bride's full name, age, and occupation: Asia Womack, 27, Interior Architect
Groom's full name, age, and occupation: Jabari Bracey, 28, High Volume Technician
Place of residence: Peachtree Corners, Georgia
Wedding date: October 23, 2017
Wedding location: Las Terranes, Dominican Republic
Wedding theme: We were inspired by our wedding destination location, "Tropical, Chic and Modern"
Honeymoon Destination: Montego Bay, Jamaica
It caught me by surprise because somebody very close to him had just passed away and he went out of town to be with his family. He kept telling me that he wanted to come home to take me out on a date and I kept telling him no, take the time you need. He came back anyway and was so adamant about this date. I still had no idea why this date was so important. My exact words were, "Can we just get subway and stay in?" He wanted to take me to this fancy swank,y restaurant but it was Saturday and packed, so we went somewhere else. Out of all of the years that we have been together this was the first day that I decided to talk junk about us getting married. I was just making jokes all night long and he would just laugh it off. After we left dinner we pulled into our favorite hotel and I kept asking what are we doing here because I was so shocked. Looking back in hindsight I should have known but again, I was thinking he just wanted to get away. After we checked in and got the room key, we were walking to the elevator and he told me he forgot something in the car so I turned right around with him and he looks back and tells me, "You don't have to follow me." Come to find out he forgot the ring in the car but I didn't know this yet. We're walking to the room and I start to hear commotion so I thought it wasn't our room. He puts the key in the door and my whole family is staring at me with cameras and phones. I turn around to look at him and he was down on one knee!
From the Bride:
If I could use one word to describe my wedding, it would be, "magical." I had gone through so much stress planning the wedding that I didn't think it was going to turn out the way it did but it surpassed any expectations that I had.
From the Groom:
It was definitely one to remember. Having our closest family and friends there to witness me marry the love of my life was the best feeling in the world.
What makes your love special?
We have an old school kind of love. In a society that is so driven by social media we have always kept the essence of love at the center of our relationship. That's a hard thing to do these days.
Your most memorable moment:
Our vows. We had both traditional vows and personal. When we said our personal vows, we both used the word "cliche," and as simple as it sounds it symbolized how much we are alike. We even made a little joke about it. Also, from the moment we started planning the wedding, my one request was that we didn't write our vows on our phones. Well low and behold, I had so much going on that day I never got a chance to rewrite my vows on paper. As soon as I pulled that phone out I knew he was never going to let me live it down. It was a good moment to lighten up all the happy tears. Ladies, give yourself enough time to write your vows.
The song I walked down the aisle to was Major's "Why I Love You." We picked this song because the words are so beautiful and speak to how we feel about each other. Our first dance was to Tony Toni's "Tone Anniversary" because our wedding date was happened to be our thirteenth anniversary!
Favorite wedding detail:
We can't choose one. It was all so good!
What are you most looking forward to as a married couple?
In my husband's words, "Our glow up!" Just being able to watch each other grow together. The ups, and the downs. We're both excited about life itself.
Advice for a Bride and Groom on their wedding day:
Don't make a single decision based on someone else's wants. It's truly not about anyone else but you and your significant other. We looked at it like we were eloping with our closest family and friends.
Congratulations to the happy couple! We wish you many years of wedded bliss!