AWM: Real Wedding

Raven : Jon

Raven Wiggins & Jon McLeese

07.26.14   BIRMINGHAM, AL

Catering, Reception Venue, Wedding Night Accommodations: Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel

Floral Design: KG Designs by Kathy G. & Co.

Bridal Gown: The Bridal Boutique. Bridesmaid Gowns: Nini K Boutique. Cake: Edgar’s Bakery. Ceremony Venue: Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s WH. Hair Styling: Lasonia Nicole Salon & Spa. Makeup Artist: Kat Cook – Skylights Bridal. Music & Entertainment: Bethany Borg, DJ E-Leet. Photographer: Lynsey Weatherspoon Photography. Rentals: Wiggins Antiques. Stationery: Papyrus. Transportation: Vintage Auto. Wedding Planner: Lasonia Nicole Events.


The Proposal: Raven and Jon shared many mutual friends from their time at Howard University, but their paths never truly crossed until a welcome home party for Jon during a mid-tour break from Afghanistan. After Jon returned to Afghanistan, they stayed in touch and began dating. On August 6th 2013, Jon decided to propose during the annual National Night Out celebration on Fort Meade Army Base. With over 2,000 in attendance, Jon rigged a raffle. The DJ announced the numbers, and Raven held the winning ticket. As she opened an envelope with photos of the couple and a written proposal on top, Jon was on one knee asking for her hand in marriage.

  1. style:Traditional
  2. location:Indoors