The former Chiantii Sherrills and Eric Freeman were married Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the Falls Manor Catering & Special Events in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Pastor of Nothing But The Word Deliverance Church, which is Chiantii’s church, Apostle Patricia Phillips was the officiant. The wedding colors were Tiffany blue with the maids of Hhnor wearing Malibu blue and the Groomsmen wearing gray. The flowers, which were white roses with a hint of Tiffany blue in them, were done by Flowers By Elizabeth in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. The wedding was co-coordinated by Kim Warren and Dana Russell. Chiantii says she felt like a princess in her Marciela wedding gown from the Morilee collection by Madeline Gardner. The dress’ sweetheart neckline bodice was composed of diamanté beads and lace. The bride knew she found the perfect dress when she saw that it had the mermaid silhouette.

The Bride

Chiantii Sherrills was born in New York. She is the daughter of Aretha Crawford and Charles Sherrills. She graduated from Lenape High School in Medford, New Jersey and went on to study psychology at Rowan University. After receiving her bachelor’s from Rowan University, she began working on her second bachelor’s degree in nursing at Drexel University. When not studying hard, she enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with family. She lives in Delran, New Jersey.

The Groom

Eric Freeman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Rita Horton and Eric W. Freeman. He graduated from George Washington High School and initially pursued a degree in information technology. He later on transitioned to a career in banking and is working his way up the corporate ladder in the banking industry. He enjoys traveling, hanging out with his friends and playing Xbox.

The Bridal Party

The wedding party consisted of two maids of honor, Sequoia Sherrills and Brianny Baker. The bridesmaids were Angelica Gerges, Germaine Gerges, Taylor Lane and Zyaire Scott. The flower girl was our goddaughter, Kaylen Brown. The best man was Glenn Burnett. The groomsmen were Kevin Horton, Khalif Horton, Sterling Howard and Greg Johnson. The nephew, Abram Horton was the ring bearer.

How They Met

The happy couple met at work. Chiantii happened to sit in the seat next to Eric. They weren’t interested in each other at first. One day, Eric made a joke about Chiantii’s wallpaper on her phone and he has kept her laughing ever since. They began a friendship and started going on dates and have been been inseparable.

The Proposal

Eric had a thought-out proposal planned with the help of Chiantii’s sister and godsister. However, Eric just could not wait for his plan to unfold. So he came home one night and as Chiantii was completing a homework assignment, he asked her “Which one of the rings on your finger are you going to remove, to make room for this one”? When she looked up, he was down on one knee with the engagement ring in hand. Chiantii was speechless. Of course, she said, “Yes!”

The Reception

The reception was held immediately after the ceremony at Falls Manor Catering & Special Events. They handled the DJ and catering as well. The couple says every detail was perfect. Two of the couple’s favorite moments were their first dance and sparkler exit. Chiantii says another moment from the reception that she’ll never forget was dancing with her father to the song “Daddy” by Beyoncé.

The Honeymoon

The newlyweds went to the Bahamas for their honeymoon. They enjoyed the warm weather, went sightseeing and had a chance to step away from their busy lives so they could really relax and recharge.

Reflections

“Overall, our entire wedding was amazing from start to finish. Falls Manor did an amazing job. The level of service and attention to detail was impeccable. We were happy to share such an amazing day full of love with family. If we had to choose a quote to best describe our marriage, it would be ‘The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart’.”

jperry@phillytrib.com (215) 893-5749

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