‘P-Valley’ stars J. Alphonse and Nafisha Irahi tie the knot in LA

Montana Dennis

Many of you may know the actor. J. Alphonse From his star-making turn on the Starz hit P Valley, his wife, Nafisha Ilahi, knew him long before fame. She met him in her 2016. He was a burgeoning actor on the Oakland stage. He sometimes hit the bucket as a drummer in a New York subway station, on the complete opposite side of the country, to make ends meet. She didn’t blame him because he was balancing those jobs to earn his living.

“She told me, and I believe in her, that if it didn’t change, she would still be with me to this day.” Hall, at Viviana, in front of about 150 friends and family and said ‘I’ll do it’. They also exchanged vows in front of high-profile friends, including actor Lance Gross and his wife Rebecca. The Chi Actress Miriam A. Hyman and her partner FX’s relatives It starred actresses Sheria Irving, Jerry O’Connell, and wife Rebecca Romijn, and was entertained by a performance by crooner Adrian Marcel. The festival is curated by Yunmi Park, with a delicious menu by chef and husband-and-wife team Neal Fraser and Amy Knoll (salmon and leeks, cauliflower curry, braised chicken, chicken tenders and fries for the kids, etc.) was prepared. Fraser, who also owns the venue.

It was a well-earned and very extravagant party for both the bride and groom. It was something they couldn’t have imagined. And although wedding plans were called off, the couple still lived long distance while he worked on Broadway in New York when COVID first blew up. finally got the chance to spend a lot of time together. They took a spot together in Los Angeles in 2020 and were inseparable.

“We hung out and had a good time and fell in love with each other more and more,” he told ESSENCE, even inviting his children (he has a son from a previous relationship and she “We were spending quality time with our kids and towards the end of the pandemic, I told her. We have to do this wedding, but I I’m not going to wait for that. I wanted mine So we realized it and started thinking about the actual wedding date. ”

After numerous pushes for dates, the pair landed on October 7, 2022. When they got back on schedule, they found themselves apart for ten months when he went to work on the second season. P Valley in Atlanta. However, they soon reunited, bonded more than ever, and did everything in their power to plan the wonderful wedding that had just taken place.

Special touches included J going back to his drumming roots and doing something special for Nafisha with the same bucket he used on the New York City subway. We spotlight other couples who attended the wedding and find out who was married the longest before getting advice. trendy cannabis bar at their event Fonzie Created by a black-owned brand by J Ball Family FarmsHe was the company’s brand ambassador and offered strains as wedding favors to guests. Nafisha isn’t, but I wanted to give him the chance to showcase what he’s passionate about.

“I don’t smoke,” she says. “But it means so much to me because it means so much to him.”

Those touches helped make their big day a memorable one. They are looking forward to continuing to support each other’s next big endeavors, such as launching . I would like to get one. Maybe they would welcome dogs! But what is their biggest hope for the near future? As J says, “For us to continue to grow and love each other.”

See all the beautiful images of their big day captured by photographer Montana Dennis!


venue: @vibianaevents

planner: @_yunmipark

Bridal hair: @marjthestylist with provided hair @knappyhair

Bride and groom makeup and grooming: @jazzmakeup

Bridal Party Hair: @beautifulhairsalon Lakewood

Groom’s custom suit: @mr.simpsonjr

Floral: @theemptyvase

photographer: @Montana Dennis

Videography: @loydvisuals

Cannabis for Bud Toast: @ballfamilyfarms

https://www.essence.com/lifestyle/j-alphonse-wedding/ ‘P-Valley’ stars J. Alphonse and Nafisha Irahi tie the knot in LA

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