A DC Vow Renewal Wish Come True for Shonte & Lavoisier


On December 4, 2016 friends and family of Shonte and Lavoisier gathered inside of The City Club DC for a vow renewal led by Leora Willis of With This Ring I Thee Wedd. Programs graced each chivari chair and softly lit trees provided the perfect backdrop for Shonte and Lavoisier’s vows.


Shonte and Lavoisier met in high school through a mutual friend.  They have been together for sixteen years and married for ten. The past ten years have had ups and downs for the couple.  They have traveled the world, but have also faced Shonte’s breast cancer diagnosis. No matter what life brings their way they support and encourage each other. They are silly and they know how to have a good time. After ten years their relationship is stronger than ever and their attraction to each other is undeniable.

There were both smiles and tears of joy as, Shonte walked down the aisle to her husband. She was an absolutely stunning bride.


The bride and groom decided to bring their fun-loving personalities into the vow renewal by making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich together as their unity ceremony. How much fun is that (and delicious!)?


After the vows were said, guests entered the ballroom, which showcased elegant sprinkles of the couple’s color palette: gold and teal. Marilyn Patterson of Joyous Events LLC, was instrumental in organizing the day and making this vision come to life.

Toasts from friends again brought tears and laughter before everyone was on the dance floor.


Congratulations again to Shonte and Lavoisier. We can’t thank you enough for allowing us to play a role in such a special memory.

Wish Upon a Wedding would also like to thank the generous Wish Granters who donated 100% of their product and services to grant this wedding wish:

Venue & Catering: City Club DC

Wedding Planner: Marilyn Patterson of Joyous Events LLC

Officiant: Leora Willis of With This Ring I Thee Wed

Videographer: Toy Box Productions

Photography (love story): Toy Box Productions

Photography (wedding): Memories of Bliss Photography

Décor: Gems By M

Invitations: Fingers In Ink

Cake: Couture Cakes by Sabrina

Hair & Makeup: Leontyne Reaves

Entertainment/DJ: Municipal Media Services

Floral: Pretty Petals

Watch their wedding video here:


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