Real Arkansas Wedding: TeNia Patterson and Miami Dolphins' Charles Clay
TeNia Patterson & Charles Clay
March 1, 2014 | Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock
Photography by Carper Creative Photography
TeNia Patterson and Miami Dolphins tight end Charles Clay were in high school geometry when it all began. TeNia needed help with a bet and thought Charles looked knowledgeable in football (she guessed right!), so she asked him who he thought would win the upcoming Super Bowl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks. Unfortunately, he gave her the losing team (the Seahawks) and she lost $60!
Luckily, TeNia was able to look past it. The Little Rock couple was on a short vacation to Puerto Rico before Charles began training for the upcoming NFL season. On their first night, he wanted to take a walk on the beach while TeNia wanted to stick to the lighted pool. She reluctantly went along, and it’s a good thing she did! Charles proposed under the stars and the rest is history.
TeNia knew exactly what look she was going for: Old Hollywood glam. From the sleek and shine of the shimmering silvers and purples, to the vintage getaway car to her own stunning look (including a killer reception dress), this wedding screamed classic luxury. Well, except for maybe the Southern menu, but we love that this bride isn’t afraid of showing her Arkansas roots!
Right from the beginning, guests knew they were in for a fabulous event. The invitations were wrapped in purple suede and embroidered with the couple’s initials, with a keepsake photo on the inside. If the unbelievable floral arrangements were too much for guests to handle, they could relax on the giant, white tufted sofa, but the couple’s table was clearly reserved for wedding royalty.
And just what did this XBOX-playing, dog-loving, football star of a groom have to say about the whole process? “Just relax, and before you know it, it’ll be the best day of your life.”
Sounds like sage advice to us.
|♥||Photographer||Carper Creative Photography
Heather Pile, Inspired Grace Weddings
|♥||Rentals||Party Time Rental & Events, Tuft & Table|
Winnie Couture, Atlanta
LaShanta McCoy of LUSH Studios
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