As lesbians and gays face discrimination and persecution because of the impact of their weird sexual orientation on all of us, some are defying all odds to showcase their undying love for each other.
We just stumbled on these viral pictures of a lesbian couple who walked down the aisle at Virginia Beach. The wedding reception took place at The Yacht Club, Marina Shores on Saturday, April 7. The couple was identified as 30-year-old Chantel Nicole Beverly, a 5th grade teacher and 33-year-old Shavonia Peterson, an exceptional education teacher.
Beverly who is the bride narrated how she met Peterson. She said they both met at a night club in 2011 and seven years after they tied the knot.
She said: “I walked into a club one summer night in 2011, she had no idea she’d find the love of her life, Shavonia, on the dance floor. But that’s exactly what happened. Seven years later they tied the knot and their gorgeous nuptials will move you.
Being a bride felt like I was on cloud 9. After I got past the nervousness part, it was the best feeling in the world. I felt so beautiful and so loved. There were a few overwhelming moments but for the most part, it was wonderful. It took a while for me to find ‘the one. Shavonia is very interesting. She’s actually the opposite of me.
I’m more optimistic and she’s more realistic. I’m very outgoing and she’s more reserved. She’s very organized and I could be all over the place sometimes. However, she’s my perfect match. She’s loving, caring and will do anything for those she holds near and dear to her heart. She is the yin to my yang.” Speaking on their proposal story, the husband Peterson disclosed that she proposed to Beverly on Thursday, December 15, same year they met at a night club.
Peterson said: “It was a very simple proposal. Nothing fancy at all. On Thursday, December 15, 2011 she came in the house after working and was acting weird. She grabbed my hand and was shaking nervously and then got down on one knee and told me how much she loved me and how much I have inspired her and asked me to marry her. My wife and I met at an LGBT club named, Colors. I can remember it like it was yesterday.
It was a hot summer night on Saturday, July 23, 2011. It was interesting because I had not gone there in years and I randomly decided to go with a friend that night. I was at the bar and I saw her from across the room. I was attracted to her instantly and repeatedly glanced in her direction. I felt our eyes meet one another and she came over to me. She asked, ‘What you doing up in here, are you a lesbian?’ She thought I was straight and didn’t believe me.
That night we danced the night away and exchanged numbers after the let out. She called me and we talked on the phone for hours like we were teenagers. The following week we went on a date and the rest was history. We were inseparable. I chose to make Chantel my wife because she is truly the most selfless and kind-hearted person I know. She loves with her whole heart. She’s loyal to all of her friends and family. She motivates me and inspires me to be the best woman I can be. I love how loving, patient and selfless Chantel is. I love how she stays firm in what she believes in. Whatever Chantel wants, she lets nothing stand in her way of getting it. She has literally made me a better woman.”