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Dreshellia Branch

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Alphonse Hargrave Jr.

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Dreshellia Branch

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Alphonse Hargrave Jr.

#happilyeverhargrave

January 6, 2024

Baton Rouge, LA

How We Started Dating

April 3, 2022

The Bride’s Perspective: We have a few mutual friends and eventually crossed paths in 2021. We went on a few dates but didn’t hit it off until 2022. In April, we reconnected, and he asked if he could bring me lunch one day while at work. With a barbecue plate in one hand and a folder of a huge accomplishment in the other to share, he was eager to tell me how I inspired him to be an even better person. I remember Al asking me to take a chance on him. It was genuine and so sweet I couldn't resist. His persistence, gentle spirit, patience, transparency, and kindness penetrated my heart, making me head over heels. Since this day, the rest was truly history. He has continued to be my best friend, protector, and my love!

The Proposal

August 3, 2023

The Groom’s Perspective: From the first day I saw her, I knew she was the one for me. I'm huge on family, so having all my family in town for my birthday weekend was perfect timing for me to propose. It’s not out of the ordinary for me to have a family photo shoot for this occasion. I arranged a nice photo shoot (at least, that’s what she was thinking). With the help of some friends and family, I was able to plan things smoothly. As the sun began to set, I had all our loved ones come out behind her back without her knowing. She was surrounded by love. Even friends and family who couldn’t make it were on FaceTime. I asked her to look back and immediately got on one knee to ask the most important question. I got the answer I prayed for, “YES, I WILL MARRY YOU!” See you January 6, 2024!

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Travel

Hotel

Hotel

WATERMARK Baton Rouge, Autograph Collection

150 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
 

Registry

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Wedding Party

Dreshellia Branch

Bride

Alphonse Hargrave Jr.

Groom

Ashley Snowden

Maid of Honor

Laketra Whitney

Matron of Honor

Bridgett Armwood

Bridesmaid

Kei’shae Green

Bridesmaid

Janika Malveaux

Bridesmaid

Taijah Hargrave

Bridesmaid

Jared Dupar

Best Man

Cedric Hargrave

Best Man

Vincent Gilmore

Groomsman

Anthony Jones

Groomsman

Dmario Hargrave

Groomsman

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FAQs

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What is the attire?

Answer

We kindly request formal attire in BLACK for the wedding.

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Can I bring a date?

Answer

We have a strict guest list to stay within budget.

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Will adult beverages be served?

Answer

Please note that alcoholic beverages will not be complimentary at the wedding. A cash bar will be available for those who wish to purchase drinks.

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Do you have a registry?

Answer

We are asking for contributions to our honeymoon fund when you are able to give. It’s located on this site under the registry tab.

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What time should I arrive to the wedding?

Answer

Please plan to arrive at 4:45 PM for the wedding, as the ceremony will start promptly at 5:00 PM.

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Do you have hotel accommodations?

Answer

Absolutely! We have several rooms blocked at the WATERMARK hotel located in downtown Baton Rouge. The special rate ranges from $169-$189 per night. Please use the link below to book. https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1693506901875&key=GRP

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When should I RSVP by?

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We ask that you RSVP no later than Friday, December 15.

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