Lantira proposed on Christmas Day 2015 and we originally got married at the courthouse on our 10 year anniversary together on December 2, 2016. We then planned a destination wedding with family and friends on April 28, 2018.

Our ceremony was set up in a circle of love.  We decided not to have a usual wedding party but have influential people walk in so they came in pairs, wearing gold or rose gold tones. The first pair was Lanitra’s mom and aunt, the second pair was Alcestis’ mom and sister escorted by her brother, and the third pair was Lanitra’s two Godmoms. Then Lanitra walked down solo, and Alcestis was escorted by her cousin who is like a brother to her.

Colorful, unique place settings Alcestis had every Guests name made out of wood and painted gold it was cut out in a script font at each person’s place setting

We made cutouts of our Yorkie Pooh Puppy son named Rizzy for the photobooth since he could not travel to Aruba. We love different things that arent usually seen be it clothing, shoes or design.

From the couple, Lanitra and Alcestis


Equality-minded wedding vendors

Photography: Aruba Wedding
Wedding venue: Beach front at Barcelo Aruba Resort
Florist: Eventions Aruba
Planner: Joally Croes
DJ: DJ Monk
Invitation: Alcestis Henderson
Attire: Little Black Tux in Diamond White and Anjolique Bridal Wedding Gown
Jewelry: Anne Klein
Catering and cake: Barcelo Aruba Royal Level Chef
Videography: Illuzions Videography

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