Tonya is from Virginia, and Justin is from Oklahoma. They grew up hundreds of miles apart, but just happened to meet in Chicago when they were both selected from their hometowns to be part of a runway tour for Ebony and Jet Magazine. Chances are, these two never would have crossed paths if fate hadn’t brought them together! Needless to say, Tonya and Justin fell in love on the tour. As if it couldn’t get any more perfect, Justin surprised Tonya by proposing on stage at her home show in Richmond, VA in front of thousands.

We are so excited to celebrate Tonya and Justin as they renew their vows at The Big Fake Wedding Houston, presented by BRIDES, tomorrow night at NOAHS of Katy. We hope to see you there!



Tell us a little bit about your story.
Justin and I met in Chicago, IL working for Johnson Publishing Company. We both were selected from our hometown to be apart of a “runway tour” for Ebony and Jet magazine. I’ve always said that had it not been for the tour, we would’ve never met because I’m from Virginia and he’s from Oklahoma, our paths would’ve never crossed. Justin surprised me and proposed to me on stage at my home show in Richmond, VA in front of 1,000 plus people. As a gift from my parents we honeymooned in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

What was the most unique part of your engagement story?
My best memory is when Justin proposed on stage. ” (I will forward the newspaper clipping.) My advice for engaged couples is to focus on what “you want” for your wedding and hire a great photographer(s)!



The Big Fake Wedding Houston is completely SOLD OUT! If you missed out, we invite you to join us at another one of our events – check out our 2016 schedule here.

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