Guest Book

Michele Davis /Delena Hubbard

Thursday, September 21, 2017

We offer you both forever happiness and joy. Thank you both for allowing us to take part of your special day. Remember to never forget to always cherish and honor one another and you will always have forever love for each other. I remembered Patrice and Ursula it was all about frying that fish! LOL

John Spaulding and Jason Ward

Thursday, September 21, 2017

We are so happy for you and look forward to sharing in your wonderful day!

Dena Smith and Lisa Geer

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

1 Corinthians 13:13 Love, Dena and Lisa

Terry and Richard

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Ursula and Patrice, both Richard and I are truly inspired by your love. On 9/22 we stand with you; may your day be filled with fond memories of your planned ceremonial events and glimpses of what your future love together will bring. We wish you positive energy, health and all things beautiful on your wedding day. May your union remind us all that in this moment there is no better time to celebrate you both...LOVE WINS AGAIN!

Romaine I Miller

Saturday, September 16, 2017

May God Bless the happy and beautiful couple may you grow old together.

Bob Johnson

Friday, September 15, 2017

All the Best to a beautiful couple !!

Carla Burgess

Monday, September 4, 2017

Patrice and Ursula, I wish you continued happiness together as you start your new journey as one together! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day and thank you for a beautiful friendship! I wish both of you continued blessings and happiness together!

Dennis E. Coleman

Sunday, August 27, 2017

I am so happy for the two of you. Patrice, who would have thought when we met at Bishop Dunne in 1979 that our friendship would last this long and that I would have the honor of being in your wedding. Thank you for your friendship and love; Looking forward to 9/23/2017

LaRue Moore

Friday, August 25, 2017

Love, is the greatest gift that God gave us all. There are only a few in this world that are blessed to know it when it comes into there heart for him and the special "someone", that he grants us to share our love in this life and keeping him first always. Enjoy sharing life to the fullest everyday. Congratulations and remember to love hard, laugh, cry...as this life will carry you up and down. Never forget this day and the love you have in your hearts for each other.

Rossi kemp

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

So excited for the two of you to become one. Looking forward to your big day! Rossi

Gloria Sims Sherriffe

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Looking forward to spending this special day with the both of you!!! Gloria

Errol and Diann Stanserry

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Congratulations and best wishes!!! Looking forward to be a part of your special day!!

Tunde Adenuga

Friday, August 11, 2017

Congrats to both of you. I am so happy for your planned union and looking forward to be a part of the wonderful day. Wishing love, joy, health and happiness.

Judy Pitchford

Thursday, August 3, 2017

So happy for you both, and thrilled to be a part of your special day. May God continue to bless you both!

Samantha Styles

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Congratulations to you both! May your love always sustain, uplift and rejuvenate! Can't wait to celebrate with you!

MR. & MRS. KENNETH SMITH

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS COUSINS!!!

LOVE YOU TWO!!!

Ann Scales

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Congratulations to you both. Looking forward to celebrating with you.

David Summers

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Congratulations! So happy for both of you! Wishing you much happiness together over the years!

Maurice James

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

They say love happens just when it's supposed to, to two people who are meant to be together, I'm so glad you two let love find you - now share it together forever. Love you!

Bridgette Rougeau

Monday, July 24, 2017

Congratulations to both of you!!!

Karen A Emmons

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Congratulations ladies! Wishing you the very best in your journey together. May you enjoy many years, days and moments of complete bliss. I am truly happy for you both. Lots of Love!

Mary Canyon

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Congratulations on your new journey. I am so happy for your two and remember love conquers all!

Marny Penix

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Congratulations Patrice and Ursula! I am so excited for you and praying that God continues to bless and keep you. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day. Love you both!

Tangela Williams

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Ursula and Patrice, I am so happy love found you and you found love. I'm honored to be a part of your special day that begins a lifetime.

Michelle Trader

Friday, June 30, 2017

Congratulations ladies! I'm wishing you all the love and happiness your hearts desire.

James Blackmon

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Wishing you all a lifetime of love and happiness. Best wishes on this wonderful journey, as you build your new lives together!

Patrice Hickman

Monday, June 19, 2017

So happy to be on this journey with you, my friend, my confidant, my lover and my all in all. Thanks for all of your support. Patrice Hickman

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

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Gallery

Our Wedding

For Travelers

The Embassy Suites - Atlanta Galleria

embassysuites3.hilton.com

770-984-9300
2815 Akers Mill Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

A block of rooms under "Hickman-McNeill Wedding" have been reserved. Rates are $129/night for a regular suite and $169/night for a double suite; the double suite offers 2 full-size beds and a pull out sofa. The Embassy Suites offers a complimentary full-service breakfast, WiFi access and an evening reception/cocktail hour. To access special pricing for the Hickman/McNeill Wedding party, please use the hotel link below:

Hilton Reservations Link:

https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/es/reservation/book.htm?execution=e3s1

Our Wedding

Registry

Lowe's

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Should you feel inclined to present the couple with a gift, gift cards from Lowe's would be greatly appreciated.

Macy's

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You can visit the couple's official wedding registry site at macys.com. To review the registry, enter the name of one of the brides.

Our Wedding

Wedding Party

Mr. Darius Hickman

Escort of Bride (Patrice Hickman)

Dr. Delanor Doyle

Escort of Bride (Ursula McNeill)

Mrs. Carol Hickman

Mother of Bride (Patrice Hickman)

Mrs. Glenda Doyle

"Atlanta Mother of the Brides"

Ms. Judy Pitchford

Maid Of Honor (Patrice HIckman)

Dr. Tangela Williams

Maid of Honor (Ursula McNeill)

Mrs. Ingrid Hickman-Hackett, Esq.

Matron of Honor (Patrice Hickman)

Mrs. Marny Penix

Matron of Honor (Ursula McNeill)

Ms. Monica Iles

Bridesmaid (Patrice Hickman)

Lady Kennedy Jordan Penix

Bridesmaid (Ursula McNeill)

Ms. Tori Hickman

Bridesmaid (Ursula McNeill)

Lady Nadia Hackett

Bridesmaid (Patrice Hickman)

Lady Naomi Hackett

Flower Girl (Patrice Hickman)

Lady Paige Knox

Bridal Court Attendant

Master Christopher Knox, Jr.

Bridal Court Attendant

Lady Phara Mitchell

Flower Girl (Ursula McNeill)

Mr. James Blackmon

Bridesman (Ursula McNeill)

Mr. Dennis Coleman

Bridesman (Patrice Hickman)

Mr. Jackson Hickman

Bridesman (Patrice Hickman)

Master Aaron Hackett, Jr.

Ring Bearer

Our Wedding

Events

Rehearsal Dinner

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Vinings Estates Club House
655 Crescent Ridge Trail
Mableton, GA 30126

A rehearsal dinner will be held for all wedding attendants and out of town guests. We look forward to those of you in the wedding party, or those joining from out of town, celebrating with us as we make final arrangements for our special day.

Wedding Ceremony

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 6:15 pm

The Log Cabin Community Church
2699 Log Cabin Dr. SE
Smyrna, GA 30080

Wedding Reception

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 7:15 pm

The Georgian Club
100 Galleria Parkway SE, Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30339

Immediately following the ceremony

About Us

Our Family

The Late Mr. Joseph L. Hickman, Esq.

Father of Patrice Hickman

Mrs. Carol LeDuff Hickman

Mother of Patrice Hickman

The Late Mr. Jessie McNeill

Father of Ursula McNeill

The Late Mrs. Ruth McKoy McNeill

Mother of Ursula McNeill

The Late Mr. Manuel Hickman

Paternal Grandfather of Patrice Hickman

The Late Mrs. Rachel Hickman

Paternal Grandmother of Patrice Hickman

Mr. Darius Hickman

Brother of Patrice Hickman

Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Hackett, Sr.

Cousins of Patrice Hickman

Mrs. Marny Penix

Cousin of Ursula McNeill

Ms. Leigh Montague

Niece of Ursula McNeill

Mrs. Ethlynn Gibbs

Aunt of Ursula McNeill

Mr. and Mrs. James D. Murchison, Jr.

Aunt and Uncle of Ursula McNeill

Dr. Denise Murchison Payton

Aunt and Soror of Ursula McNeill

Mrs. Patricia McKoy Hoskins

Cousin of Ursula McNeill

Mr. Demetrius Montague

Brother of Ursula McNeill

Mr. Charles Woody

Brother of Ursula McNeill

Dr. and Mrs. Charles Hickman

Aunt and Uncle of Patrice Hickman

Mr. Jackson Hickman

Nephew of Patrice Hickman

Miss Tori Hickman

Niece of Patrice Hickman

Lady Kennedy Penix

Niece of Ursula McNeill

Master Aaron Hackett, Jr.

Godson and Nephew of Patrice Hickman

Lady Nadia Hackett

Niece of the Brides

The Late Mr. Leo LeDuff

Maternal Grandfather of Patrice Hickman

The Late Mrs. Rita Dugas LeDuff

Maternal Grandmother of Patrice Hickman

Master Christopher Knox, Jr.

Godson of Patrice Hickman

Lady Paige Knox

Goddaughter of Patrice Hickman

Lady Naomi Hackett

Niece of the Brides

About Us

Proposal

Proposing to someone who is extremely perceptive and intuitive....

How do you propose to someone who is extremely perceptive and has strong intuition? Someone who normally can sense what's going to happen before it happens. Someone who can read your mind when you deliberately try to conceal your thoughts. How do you surprise someone who senses a surprise is about to occur? Well, you do something completely unexpected, on a random day of the week that will hopefully not arouse suspicion. That's how I proposed to Patrice Hickman.

Details of the proposal....

On an unseasonably warm day in January, the 25th day to be exact, I awakened knowing that this would be the day that I would go to Brown & Co. and pick up the engagement ring I picked out a month earlier. I made dinner reservations that evening at Canoe, the place I decided I would ask the most important question of my life. To make the evening magical, I called the restaurant and shared with the hostess that I would be proposing that evening. I worked with her to secure a special table for two overlooking the water. I even asked the hostess if she and the wait staff would participate in making the evening magical by being active participants in the proposal. She agreed to assist me with orchestrating the evening and participating in the celebration.

Arriving to the restaurant....

Patrice and I actually met each other at the restaurant as our schedules that day were different and we were in separate vehicles. As I arrived at the restaurant, I thought I would be the first to arrive and would have an opportunity to review the plans of the evening again with the restaurant staff; however, much to my surprise, Patrice had arrived before me and was already seated in the bar area. Well, I had to abandon my desire for control and rely on faith, that everything would be coordinated as previously discussed and the proposal would be flawless.

Asking the Question.....

Getting to the question was a lot easier than I anticipated as our conversation that evening naturally evolved to spending our lives together; the perfect segue for me to ask that magical question. As the discussion around spending our lives together emerged, I recall saying to Patrice, "are you sure I'm the person you want to spend the rest of your life with?" She immediately replied, "yes" and I then began digging inside my purse for the ring; where I had cautiously carried it since 11:30 AM. Patrice asked what I was digging inside my purse for and without a comment, I placed the ringbox in front of her where she asked, "is that a ring." I responded, "I don't know, why don't you open the box and see?" She did and I immediately asked her if she would marry me? Much to my pleasure, she responded "yes" which has led us to our journey towards marriage. That day will forever be remembered as my second favorite day with Patrice; my favorite day with her was our first "official" date on September 22, 2012. I'm sure through the years, these favorite days, will be complimented by many, many more!

About Us

Our Story

Patrice and Ursula's Journey....

Our love story has been one of much fun, excitement, adventure and unexpected occurrences . I don't think either of us believed or expected that after a brief introduction in July, 2011, we would be on this journey towards the alter in just a few short months from now. Thankfully, our plans and paths are often reconfigured and rerouted by God according to His will.

Since the time of our initial meeting, we've laughed together, cried together, cheered each other, supported each other, parted ways and reunited as a couple. As a couple, we've become a family and have united our respective families togeher as one. We have evolved so much individually and collectively, and as we have, we have been by each other's side throughout the evolution. Our growth and journey has truly united us, and similar to Barack and Michelle, we too have become "life partners."

It is through our ups and downs and trials and triumphs that our strength as a couple has grown, intensified and blossomed. Through this journey, we've conquered the odds and we can truly say, despite all, "love wins." As we reflect on what our story has been to this point, we anxiously anticipate what new chapters we will write as we continue creating our love story.

About Us

The Bride

Reflections from Patrice....

One Friday night as I returned from a business trip, I got an inbox message on Facebook from an Ursula LaMar just saying, "Hello, let's get together sometime." Ursula was new to Atlanta at the time although we had met on several occasions before due to mutual friends.

The following week we made plans to meet at Murphy's for wine and dinner. It was never in my mind that there would be a love connection. As the night went on and after a great bottle of wine and great conversation, all I know is I did not want the evening to end. The next day some friends were having a Pop Up dinner and the theme was "50 Shades of Grey." It was at Sondra and Sheneal's house. Ursula was not on the list to attend the dinner, and it was a sold out affair; however, I made a few phone calls and was able to get her included for dinner. All I can say is, it was a great time had by all. Once again, I did not want the evening to end.

The next day I was flying to NY to hang out with some friends and all I remember is feeling like I truly had met a great person. I called Ursula as I drove to the airport and we talked until my plane took off.

A week after returning from my business trip (At the time I was on one of many diets and I had learned how to fry fish Paleo style (low carb)) I offered to come over to Ursula's house to fry some for her; she took me up on the offer. That night was the beginning of an era in my life.

Ursula and I embarked on a friendship very quickly after that and I just knew that I wanted to talk to her everyday and see her however often I could.

We went through some very rough patches in our relationship even a 2 year breakup, but we found our friendship again and soon afterwards, our relationship.

As a little girl, I dreamt about getting married, but as I continued to grow and live, I decided I liked to travel more than be in a serious structured relationship. Then as I began to have non-traditional relationships, I never thought I would be able to get married legally, or would ever get married. However, on January 25th, 2017 my "little girl" dream came true. When Ursula proposed to me I was like a gitty teenager and I was so excited to say "YES."

I am excited that on September 23, 2017, I will marry my best friend, my partner, the person I know for sure has my back and my lover.

I am so looking forward to that day.

Patrice

About Us

The Bride

Reflections from Ursula....

A hopeless romantic by nature, I always envisioned getting married; however, as the years went by and I moved beyond my 20s, 30s and yes, even my 40s, I resigned myself to thinking that marriage had eluded me and I would forever remain single. There were two (2) primary reasons for those feelings: (1) until June 25, 2015, the right to marry legally did not extend to me (2) prior to September 22, 2012, I had yet to find anyone who swept me off of my feet, made me want to open my heart completely, or ignited and electrified my entire being in a way I envisioned a soul mate doing. That was until that fateful evening when I had my first "official" date with Patrice Hickman. It was following that evening that I immediately knew, and confided to my Maid of Honor, Tangela Williams, that she's going to be my wife! Now, almost exactly 5 years from that first date, I will marry my soulmate, the one who inspires, encourages, uplifts, supports and yes ignites and electrifies me completely everyday. I can't wait to say, "I DO" on September 23, 2017. I ask God to bless our union, continue to bless us individually, and provide us with many happy years of wedded bliss.

Forever Your "Pooh Bear"

Welcome

News & Updates

Patrice and Ursula become engaged

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Patrice says, "Yes To The Dress"

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Ursula says, "Yes To The Dress"

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Patrice and Ursula launch their wedding wedsite!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Patrice Hickman and Ursula McNeill launch their personal wedsite at patriceandursula2017.com

Welcome

Greeting

Welcome to our "wedsite!" We created this space to allow those who love and support us to participate and celebrate in our wedding journey. We hope you will enjoy viewing our pictures, hearing our love story and learning more about our special day. While you experience our "wedsite," please let us know you visited by signing our guestbook. We appreciate you joining us on this special journey, and we look forward to seeing each of you on our special day!

United in Love,

Patrice and Ursula

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Proposal

Our Family

Our Wedding

Events

Wedding Party

Registry

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Patrice Hickman & Ursula McNeill

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Happily married

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