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Wedded Bliss: Shera Tillman and Letez Threatt

BLAC celebrates black love.

Shera is a registered nurse at Select Specialty Hospital in Detroit, and Letez is a truck driver for GFL Environmental USA, Inc. in Canton. They currently reside on the west side of Detroit and honeymooned in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. Here, Shera shares details from their wedding day.


Date: May 6, 2017

Ceremony: Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Belle Isle in Detroit

Reception: Dossin Great Lakes Museum in Detroit

First dance: "Spend My Life With You" by Eric Benét and Tamia

Photographer: L. Michelle Photo Artistry



"We chose to have our wedding at the Belle Isle conservatory because we wanted a beautiful outdoor wedding with lots of flowers. My entire experience was excellent. The May flowers had bloomed perfectly!"


"I wore a devastatingly beautiful fit-and-flare ivory-colored dress with a draped bodice. David's Bridal sewed a jeweled belt onto the waist for some extra pizazz, and we topped it all off with a two-tiered veil trimmed in lace embroidery."


"Cakes by Deb out of Belleville provided a three-tiered treat fit for a princess. It was covered in diamonds and crystals and surrounded by handcrafted edible flowers. Letez's surprise cake was a red truck (a nod to his career) and sitting on the truck's cab was a baseball cap, complete with the old English 'D.'"


"We both agree the most memorable moment was our first kiss as husband and wife! I couldn't see or think of anyone but him. He lifted my veil and I felt so happy; I did not want to let go."


BLAC wants to help celebrate your nuptials. If you've gotten married recently and would like to be considered for our monthly matrimony feature, email a few of your best wedding photos to Put "WEDDING" in the subject line. Be sure to include your phone number. BLAC reserves the right to publish or omit photos.

Check out the happy couple's full photo gallery below:

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