This Couple’s Wedding Was Full of Bold Elements and Personal Touches

Hanifah Shabazz and Michael McCray’s dramatic color scheme of gold, navy, and maroon set the scene for their wedding on June 22, 2019.

Hanifah Shabazz and Michael McCray’s dramatic color scheme of gold, navy, and maroon set the scene for their June 22, 2019, wedding at Shiloh Church and a reception at Dayton Masonic Center that was regal and elegant yet joyous and fun.

Photograph by Amanda Donaho Photography

One of the standout features of the decor was the bold use of gold manzanita trees as table centerpieces, which Hanifah chose to represent family and strength. Each place setting also had a personal thank-you message from the couple.

When the wedding party entered the reception dancing to Beyoncé’s “Before I Let Go,” it set the tone for the whole night. Guests could hardly wait until the end of dinner to hit the dance floor for the rest of the reception.

The happy couple currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where the groom works as a defensive analyst for University of Michigan Football and the bride works as a clinical coordinator at C.S. Mott’s Children Hospital.

Click through our gallery to view more photos (by Amanda Donaho Photography) of Hanifah and Michael’s big day:


Photography: Amanda Donaho Photography | Ceremony: Shiloh ChurchReception: Dayton Masonic Center WeddingPlanner: KMC Weddings & EventsFlowers: Floral V DesignsCake: The CakeryGown: Bridal and FormalTux: Folchi’s Tuxedos & MenswearLighting: Party Pleasers ServicesRentals: Prime Time Party & Event RentalBride’s Makeup: Elite Salon & Day SpaMusic: DJ Light BrightCatering: Elite Catering & EventsVideography: Ty Rogers

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