Real Wedding: Kisha & Issac

[Updated with new pics!]
Fellow blogger and planner extraordinaire, Brittiny, brings us our first installment of of our Real Wedding series. Today we meet Kisha and Issac who tied the knot this year in Louisiana (my home state, btw). They have some very interesting things to say about the planning process and good advice for brides-to-be.

We know there can be challenges for women-of-color who are planning weddings. Kisha says, "One challenge that I faced as an African-American bride was getting people to think outside the norm of what they know as traditional African-American weddings." But in the end, they did it their way with no reservations. For their ceremony, for example, they choose the unity sand ceremony over the well-known candle ceremony.

Their favorite highlights of the wedding included their personalized decor (which included a personalized aisle runner and cake topper created by Brittiny), the live string ensemble, the special message Kisha read to Issac, and their first dance at the reception.

Here's Kisha's final advice for women who are preparing to take a trip down the aisle, "plan well, stay within your budget, and ultimately let your day be yours. Don't let anyone ruin it by trying to take over. And HAVE FUN!"

Wedding Coordinator: LaSonja Brooks (weddingsandeventsbylasonja)
Reception venue: Stage One Reception Center
Decor/Stationary: Yashica Butler (Yashi Designs)
Aisle Runner/Cake Topper: Brittini Howard
Photography/Videography: James Carter (JC'S Photography/Videography)
Wedding Cake: Ambrosia Bakery
Bride/Bridal Party Attire: Alfred Angelo
Hair and Makeup Taryla Cooper-Mack (Celebrities Only Hair Firm)
Music: Christopher Frazier and Company, Baton Rouge Magnet High School Orchestra, Shaun Ward
Transportaion: Murlon Webb (Classic Car Transportation)


Issac said...

The Best Day of My Life!

BASHEGA said...

It was a Beautiful wedding. I'm so PROUD of you!!! Keep a huge smile on your Beautiful wife...

Love Always,

Coretta said...

Wonderful! Congratulations Isaac & Kisha, so glad to see your beautiful special day highlighted. And a special shout out to fellow Baton Rouge Magnet High alum Christopher Frazier and Company and the BRMHS orchestra!

Kisha Barlow said...

Enjoyed every moment of our special day!!!!!

wedding favors said...

The bliss that you can see on the faces of the couple could not be bought by any expensive thing in this world. That is the true meaning of love and romance. Congratulations!

African-American Brides said...

Such a lovely couple! Thanks to you guys and Brittiny for letting us showcase your special day. :)

mariage said...


i have a question-
Where can i find websites of all african american bridal updo's?
I am getting ready to get married in August and doing a few trial run hair ideas. I have been trying to search for websites with lots of styles.....I plan on using weave if needed.

African-American Brides said...

Hi, there! Of course I'm going to suggest you check out our hairstyle blog. We have a section just for updos:

Best of luck to you. :)

Terri said...

Just on a whim was browsing David's Bridal and came upon this site. Pretty cool to see a local Baton Rouge wedding showcased.

African-American Brides said...

Glad you enjoyed this post, Terri. :)

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