Bride: Tekeah Scott, 31
Groom: Tron Mason, 31
Occupations: Scott, singer/songwriter; Mason, computer engineer
Theme: The Adventures of T-n-T (inspired by their love for books of adventure)
Back in the Day Tekeah and Tron’s story reads like the classic ‘boy meets girl.’ Having met in elementary school but losing connection as adults, the famous friend-connecter Facebook, served as the jumpstart to the two reconnecting. Tekeah recalls thinking of him as being cute, but not totally remembering exactly who he was. Tron, however, was more concerned about the amount of sleep Tekeah was receiving. “I had her over for dinner for our first date, [but] she kept falling asleep,” he jokes. “I thought perhaps she was sleepy, maybe even narcoleptic.” But those concerns didn’t stop him from deepening the connection. The two continued dating.
Balance is Key Every relationship has its own ebb and flow. For Tekeah and Tron, balancing their romance along with Tron’s responsibility as a father proved to be the sole challenge. “Our courtship was different in that because he had kids we would see each other every other weekend,” Tekeah recalls. However, the time they did manage to spend together, they made sure to go on what the couple affectionately calls “adventures.” Tekeah says she didn’t want to waste her time getting upset over the trivial things in life. She truly enjoyed Tron’s company. “Even though children can [play] on your energy, keeping the romance fresh and interesting is vital to keeping it alive,” she says.
[Images courtesy of Leonard Poteat Photography.]
View Tekeah & Tron’s fun camping e-session pics!
She’s the One It’s this patient attitude that had Tron realizing his girlfriend would soon become his wife. One particular bike riding experience in San Francisco, for an unexpectedly three hours, exposed just how patient and loving Tekeah was towards him. “I was upset because I didn’t know the tour was going to be that long,” he recalls. “But she was happy even though she was riding a bike in a dress and sandals and [yet] all she cared about was being with me.” Deciding to propose came easy, but he wanted it to be a total surprise and something different. Tron’s proposal on the Potomac River turned out to be everything but expected and ordinary. Tekeah candidly recalls the experience: “We went canoeing and it was actually very funny at first because he was urging me to get a bottle out of the water.” When she became reluctant and insisted they ignore other people’s trash, he insisted; the bottle had a message in it, a poem and with that, he proposed.
Wedding Day Glory Tekeah and Tron tied the knot before 250 loving family members and friends. Tekeah, who wore a Sweetheart neckline gown with a cathedral train, recalls walking down the aisle with her godfather to her “smiling beau” as her favorite part of the ceremony. Deciding to keep the planning simple, she maintains she didn’t change dresses but was determined to work hers for every penny. The highly applauded gown came from David’s Bridal and her earrings which she’d purchased a year earlier were came from Forever 21. She loved them for their vintage flare and although she didn’t follow the “something old, something new” tradition, her Zara-bought shoes were green; a symbol of her being a performer for her group, Green Tea. The couple also wanted some richness in color so they chose Fern green, Chocolate, and accents of yellow for their color scheme. When asked about the most memorable part of the reception, Tron says being with his bride and “being able to dance the night away.”
Tekeah’s Money Saving Tips for Future Brides
Have a “Cushion- Budget” Even though you might set a target budget, Tekeah suggests having an extra cushion of $1000. It can make all the difference.
Stationary Self-Starter “We did our invitations,” shares Tekeah. Originally costing $900 at Papyrus, she only spent $300 to recreate her vision.
Keep Your Eyes on the (Real) Prize Tekeah shares that by focusing on the life you want post-celebrations can help couples from unnecessary overspending. “Always remember the life you want to have after the wedding,” she advises. “That kept us from spending so much [because] we were not willing to start our marriage in debt.”
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