#FOL 27 – The Best Man Atlanta

The #FruitsOfLabor Story Pt27 – The Best Man Atlanta

Ashard Moore was one of my closest friends in college. We ran track together and crossed the burning sands of Phi Beta Sigma on a line of thirteen in Spring 2008. I was honored when he asked me to be the best man his wedding. The wedding was held in Atlanta, Georgia on an August afternoon. This was my first time actually being a part of someone’s wedding and I was really looking forward to it. I spent many of the months prior coordinating travel and lodging for the groomsmen and groom’s guests. Getting that many people on one accord has the tendency to feel a lot like Work! lol, but considering the occasion I was up for the task. My line brother Dave from Pennsylvania happened to have access to a 15 passenger van, so that meant only one thing… ROAD TRIP!  He brought it down through DC and we picked up the rest of the crew on the way.  The road trip was classic. Jokes, Pranks, and Videos. Nothing less than expected.

When we arrived in Atlanta, our first stop was to pick up the Tuxedos from Bridal by Lori. Apparently this boutique was popular and had appeared on TLC TV series “Say Yes to the Dress.” Once we were fitted. We set up camp at the Intercontinental Buckhead. One of the nicest hotels in Atlanta. On top of our excitement for the wedding, it was also Luda-Day weekend. The whole hotel and city was litt! We checked in and relaxed before dinner. We all gathered after dinner and hit the streets for the Bachelor Party. It was definitely an interesting night of festivities. Can’t speak on it but let’s say it was hangover esq lol. The next day the wedding was held at The Atlanta History Center. The venue was stunning and the ceremony was exquisite. The fellowship was awesome during the reception.The drinks were flowing in celebration. I was a proud brother that day! Hard to let one of my partners in crime go, but inspiring to see someone close to me make such a positive stride towards a life goal. Even had me thinking about getting married for like… 1.2 seconds.

Earning the honor of Best Man made me feel great! Like I was being a dependable friend and a trusted brother. Always striving to be a positive influence to those closest to me. Grateful for the opportunity. In Part 27, I hope the pictures can illustrate the story.