A Sophisticated Black and White Wedding in Santa Susana, CA

In 2019, a regular outing turned out to be the day Denthea and Charles would find love. The two met while at brunch in downtown Detroit, Michigan and spent the next three years together before becoming husband and wife. Fall in love with their walk down the aisle in Santa Susana, California, captured by Kesha Lambert

Bride: Denthea Fletcher, 34, Event Venue Owner

Groom: Charles Clingman, Restaurant Owner

Photography by: Kesha Lambert 

Place of Residence: Detroit, MI

Wedding Date: September 17, 2023

Wedding Location: Hummingbird Nest—Q Vineyard, Santa Susana, CA

Wedding Theme/Motif/Inspiration: Classic


Briefly tell us about your wedding experience and how the both of you felt on your big day. Include your most memorable moment.

Our wedding was magical; it exceeded both of our expectations. We were most happy to see so many of our family and friends gathered together and looking so good. Our most memorable moment was the bride’s entrance, and realizing Major was there singing in person. 

Wedding song, explain choice for song: 

“Why I love You” by Major. We chose this song because it’s a beautiful song, and it is so fitting for our relationship. 

What are you most looking forward to as a married couple? 

We are mostly looking forward to raising our family together and building a legacy for them. 

Advice for a Bride/Groom on their wedding day:

Take a moment to yourselves. It’s OK to ask your guests to allow you to enjoy your day and designate a set time to greet and take pictures with everyone. 


Congratulations to the happy couple! We wish them a lifetime of wedded bliss.

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