Morais Vineyards Wedding

Shakeel & Nia finally tied The Knot May 8, 2021 after postponing their wedding and buying a house due to covid. See information and images of their Morais Vineyards wedding below.

Groom: @therealshakeel

Bride: @niae.henry


We got married at Morais Vineyards wedding venue in Virginia. Together we had various ideas of the kind of wedding we wanted. Of course that started with the venue. After putting our guestlist together of over 250 people we knew we needed to find a beautiful venue that could house all of our friends and family. I think we visited about 4 locations before we came across Morais Vineyards. We visited the vineyard during the summer after everything finished blooming.

As soon as we drove into their gates I was sold. The location was tranquil, scenic and breathtaking. Everything I wanted for my experience and the experience I wanted for my guests on my wedding day. Most of our family and friends traveled in from major cities, with the chaos of everyday living we knew this peaceful vineyard would be quite the experience for them.


For the ceremony, Nia had a live band. Everyone arrived in black tie and was greeted with hor d’oeuvres. There were doves at the entrance upon arrival across from the Welcome sign. The pergola was filled with chandeliers, draper and white florals. Garden roses, orchids, hydrangeas, eucalyptus and many other seasonal white florals draped the pergola columns. Guests were seated, and the ceremony began. Nia walked down the aisle to her vocalist singing “At Last”.

Wedding Decor and Florals

For decor, Nia wanted to go with elegance. She chose Emerald green as her focused color with black and gold accents. The florals were white and the fabrics were mostly velvets and satins. There were green velvet love seats adjacent from each other with custom pillows displaying the couple and their wedding hashtag #TheLukeLoveStory.

The centerpieces were the bride’s favorite, black candelabras with cascading florals around them. There was a cigar bar on one balcony with custom cigar cutters, custom cigar tags and custom matches. The photo booth was off another balcony with the background being beautiful picturesque views of the vineyard. The bar was full of white rose petals and arrangements.

Bridal Gown & Tuxedo

Nia’s custom dress was an over 25 pound hand beaded crystal dress made in Albania, Eastern Europe. This dress was designed by both the bride and her mom but made by Albina Dyla. The bride communicated with the company via chats, email and phone calls to get the dress perfect. Nia’s tailor, Kieu measured her entire body to perfection for this dress to fit like a glove. The top of the dress was a boned corset with a sweetheart plunge neckline. The dress had a fitting mermaid shape to accentuate Nia’s curves. Following her down the aisle was a 10 foot crystal train.

Shakeel wore a custom velvet Emerald green, Indochino tuxedo with calf hair Salvator Ferragamo loafers. He looked sharp.


Videographer: Claude Robinson @clauderobtv

Wedding Planner: The Superior Collective @thesuperiorcollective

Custom Wedding Dress: Albina Dyla @albinadylaofficial

Bridesmaids Dress: Lexi Clothing @lexiclothing

Grooms Tux: Indochino @indochino

Groomsmen Tux: The Black Tux @theblacktux

Florals: MM Wedding Solutions

Live Band: A.D. Music Entertainment @adlivemusic

Steel Pan Player: Leonard Jack

Photobooth: KreAdiv Collective Rentals

Photographers: Jarret Hendrix @jarrett.hendrix

Second Photographer: Letakathryn @letakathrynphotography

Venue: Morais Vineyard & Winery @morais_weddings

Catering: Purple Onion Catering @purpleonioncateringco

Rentals: Select Event Rental Group @selecteventgroup

Hair: Dominique Nicole @dommiecole

Makeup: Shyenne Burton @xoshy

DJ: DJ Chubbe Swagg @djchubbeswagg

Cake: Le Cake Boutique

Dove’s: A Dove’s Love

Associated Vendors

Event Venue: Morais Vineyards wedding venue
Second Shooter: Jarrett Hendrix Photography
Design and Decor: Grandeur Moments