Congratulations are in order for Slutty Vegan founder Pinky Cole and restaurateur Derrick Hayes! According to PEOPLE, the two recently married during a lavish ceremony on Saturday, June 10, in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Pinkie Cole calls marriage to Derrick Hayes a “dream come true”
According to the outlet, the ceremony took place at the St. Regis on Saturday. Cole reflected on the ceremony with the outlet, calling it a “storyline”.
“It’s a fairy tale, Cinderella’s wedding. Just that day, my mother saw me in my clothes for the first time, and I never thought I’d see myself in a wedding dress…”
Additionally, Cole shared that the moment, for him, was a “dream come true”. She said she is “breaking generational patterns” for her family.
“It’s a dream come true because I’m doing something that no one in my family has ever done. Getting married first is a big deal. I’m breaking generational paradigms and creating a new .
Hayes also shared his thoughts on the matrimonial union.
Hayes also spoke to the outlet ahead of the ceremony. During their interview, he explained that being a husband is “everything” to him.
“Becoming husband and wife means everything to me because I can finally share myself with someone and be a union…”
Additionally, Hayes shared how the union will be a positive influence on their children as well. The couple has a 1-year-old daughter and 11-month-old son, according to PEOPLE. Hayes is also father to two additional daughters, ages 7 and 9.
“I look forward to this because it allows me to raise my children in an environment in which I want to see them. I believe that everyone wants to be happy, and I see that in my life. I feel real joy.”
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According to the outlet, the ceremony began with a worship tune by Tasha Cobb Leonard. As the wedding party came down the aisle, Cole appeared in the first wearing a custom Milano di Rouge gown in mauve.
The gown reportedly had a “deep-V sweetheart neckline” and a “beaded mesh skirt” adorned with “hand-stitched crystal rhinestones”.
Hayes wore a custom Miguel Wilson tuxedo.
Cole and Hayes then exchanged vows in front of an audience of 300 guests before proceeding to a wardrobe change and enjoying the rest of their magical evening.
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In addition, Hayes shared an additional quote with the outlet, echoing Cole’s statement about the wedding being a “dream come true.”
“This wedding is a dream come true. It will be a day of love for many. It will connect people who may be having difficulties in their relationships, friendships and family and bring everyone together.
Take a look at the couple’s beautiful rings below!
Roomies, please join us in congratulating Pinky Cole and Derrick Hayes on their union!