OUR STORY

July 15, 2016. A strange coincidence turned into a quaint love story: Nae attended Towson University while Drey attended Bowie State University. During the summer while hanging with a friend, Nae answered an incoming video call on their cell phone. To her surprise, she saw a smile she didn't know yet but would soon love. As for Drey, he was surprised by the face that met him on the other end of the line. From that day on, their friendship developed with ease and have continued to talk day in and day out ever since. They both graduated from their respective universities in 2018 and began the transition to adulthood specifically learning how to manage responsibilities while cultivating their love.

Adulting presented many challenges, but they faced them together and encouraged one another to dream big. Since graduating, Drey has pursued a career in accounting and has launched an incredible business: Kicks Salvation where he brings your favorite shoes back to life one sole at a time. Nae began a career in the real estate industry specific to mortgage lending and has monetized her love for hair, fashion, and travel: Life with Nae. Traveling, exploring, and discovering new things are just a fragment of what has drawn these two together. Through quite the "hush hush" planning of a proposal, a ring was delivered; a bond has been strengthened, a marriage prepared, and two houses united for eternity.


To Nereah and DeAndre, may your love always conquer.


Home2 Suites

An excellent, affordable option that also happens to be right across the street from the venue. This option offers free WiFi, complimentary breakfast, and even has an indoor pool available for all guests. To reserve as part of our room block, mention code MATADI /WATSON.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Wingate by Wyndham

This accommodation is located only nine minutes away from the venue and includes restaurant options and convenience stores within a walkable distance. This casual lodging also offers free WiFi, hot breakfast, and 24/7 airport shuttle services.

Hilton Washington Dallas

This contemporary conference hotel is located 12 minutes away from the venue. This accommodation offers a fashionable lounge, bistro-style restaurant, and indoor & outdoor pool. There is also free parking and airport shuttle services available.

For more detailed information regarding location, booking, and amenities please check details on your RSVP link.

BRIDESMAID

BRIDES

MAIDS

MAID OF HONOR

Patty

BRIDESMAID

Mary

BRIDESMAID

Talisa

Naana

BRIDESMAID

BRIDESMAID

Buki

BRIDESMAID

Dasmine

BRIDESMAID

Chardai

Zahrah

GROOMSMEN

GROOMSMEN

Quise

BEST MAN

Greg

GROOMSMEN

Lamario

GROOMS

Matt

MEN

Rasheed

Brian

GROOMSMEN

GROOMSMEN

Bobby

James

GROOMSMEN

GROOMSMEN

GALLERY

FAQs

Q: Can I bring a guest?

We are so excited to have you join us for our big day. Unfortunately, guests listed on your invitation are the only ones invited and will be listed under your email when you RSVP.

Q:What is the attire for the wedding?

This is a black-tie affair; so please dress to impress (suit/tux and evening gown/formal wear). Please, no jeans, shorts, graphic tees, active wear, sneakers, flip flops, or WHITE.

Q: Can I bring my kids?

To allow all wedding guests, including parents, a night of relaxation and uninhibited revelry, we respectfully ask that no children attend our wedding. We thank you for the arrangements made and for respecting this request and look forward to seeing you all in August!

Q: Is there anything that I should bring?

Your presence is all we truly desire for this special day; however, we will be more than appreciative of any gifts or words of wisdom you may like to leave with us. Additionally, since this is a Congolese/Jamaican infused wedding, there will be several opportunities for the traditional cultural money spray which we would love you to participate in. The money spray symbolizes showering of happiness, good fortune, and guests' affection for the newlyweds.

In addition, we would just like to thank everyone in advance for all the love and support through our journey. We are truly blessed to have a village of loving and caring individuals around us and we cannot wait to spend this time with you. For those attending and those unable to, we appreciate you and love you!

Future Mr. & Mrs. Watson