Sonja McLeod of McDonough, Georgia, and Col. (Ret.) Eric Robinson of Atlanta, Georgia, exchanged vows at 11:30 a.m. June 10, 2021, at the Harbor View Hotel — Martha’s Vineyard, Edgartown, Massachusetts, with Latrenda Washington and Rev. Thomas Moore, of Charlotte, North Carolina, officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McLeod of Columbus. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Ella Hood Little and the late Mr. Eddie James Little Sr., of Columbus; the late Mr. & Mrs. Charles Anders, of Sumrall; and the late Mr. Thomas McLeod Sr., of Hattiesburg.
Sonja is a graduate of Caldwell High School, Alcorn State University and Lincoln Memorial University and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents. She wore a diamond white strapless sweetheart neckline mermaid ruffle skirt gown.
Lashonda McLeod Harper of Beijing, China, sister of the bride who served as the matron of honor, wore a DG Vantablack Polka Dot-Print Fit & Flare dress.
Bridesmaids were Katherine Buckham-White of Exeter, New Hampshire; Megan Douglas of Cleveland, Tennessee; Kyla Richardson of Suwanne, Georgia; Jordyn White of Hampton, Georgia; and Jada Richardson of Suwannee, Georgia. They wore Obsidian black off-the-shoulder tailored jumpsuits.
Honorary Bridesmaids were Yolanda Leduc of McDonough, Georgia; and Amber Fryson-White of Hampton, Georgia.
Tia Buckham-White of Atlanta, Georgia; Heather McLeod of Nashville, Tennessee; Krochelle Kitchens of Tupelo; Falicia Stevenson of Lawrenceville, Georgia; Mya Stevenson of Atlanta, Georgia; Gaye Cosey of Decatur, Georgia; and Dr. Rukeyser Thompson of Liberty Township, Ohio; served as wedding attendants and all wore ravishing shades of sunflower yellow, eggshell and onyx.
The groom is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Robinson of Lancaster, South Carolina. He is the grandson of the late Mr. & Mrs. John Crawford and the late Mr. & Mrs. James Robinson, all of Lancaster, South Carolina.
Dr. Vanthony JB Smith, best friend and military comrade, of McDonough, Georgia and Tyler A. Robinson, son of the groom and fishing buddy, of Atlanta, Georgia, served as the best men.
Julius J. Harper of Beijing, China; Michael Buckham-White of Atlanta, Georgia; Raymond Leduc of McDonough, Georgia; Randolph McLeod Buckham-White of New York, New York; and Courtney Lindo of Washington, DC; served as ushers.
Eric is a graduate of Lancaster High School, University of South Carolina, Troy University, Webster University and Senior Service College Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Following a wedding trip to Panama Canal, Panama, the couple will reside in Atlanta, Georgia.
The bride is a Special Education Lead Specialist for the City Schools of Decatur School District in Decatur, Georgia.
The groom recently retired as a Colonel from the United States Army as Director, Department of Distance Education, US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Currently, he is a COVID-19 Lead Emergency Management Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.