Alejandra Reyes + Walter Monroe Williams


Photographer: Megan Morales Photography

Alejandra and Walter grew up in Richmond County and knew of each other in high school — they had friends in common. But they were only “friends” on social media until nearly a decade after high school when they finally connected and went on a date. Alejandra’s final semester of graduate school briefly delayed their relationship, but, after graduation, the couple reconnected for date number two.

A month into the pandemic, Walter planned a low-key, intimate proposal. The pair had casual conversation over Mexican takeout and walked around Aberdeen City Lake before Walter popped the question. Honoring Alejandra’s Mexican heritage, the couple had a bilingual wedding filled with rich traditions and a vibrant palette of dark green with pops of red, yellow and pink.

Ceremony: St. James Catholic Church, Hamlet | Reception: The Fair Barn | Dress: Pronovia from Elizabella’s Bridal Boutique Hair: Monica Morales Makeup: Anna Rowland | Bridesmaids: Azazie | Groomsmen: Belk | Flowers: Hillside Florist, Rockingham Cake: A Place Called Bethany, Pembroke Catering: Rick’s Catering, Laurinburg | Transportation: Kirk Tours & Limousines | Invites & Programs: Reaves Engraving, Laurinburg