Exclusive: See the First Photos of TikTok Star Erika Priscilla's Wedding
If you've spent any amount of time on TikTok within the past year—especially on "Wedding Tok"—there's a good chance you've come across Erika Priscilla. The viral comedian has garnered a dedicated fanbase on the app, with over a million followers and nearly 90 million likes on her content, which ranges from satirical impressions to tongue-in-cheek takes on modern-day internet culture. (Her character Qelsi, a parody of a cliché influencer, is a fan favorite.) Despite her focus on comedy, she also shares glimpses into her personal life too, including her relationship with longtime love Scott. In fact, when the two got engaged in 2020, the proposal video racked up 3.5 million views.
After a nearly two-year engagement, the couple finally married on October 22, also the most popular wedding date of the year—and The Knot has the exclusive first look at their nuptials. Read on to see the never-before-seen photos from Erika Priscilla's wedding day, along with sentimental details like how she and Scott selected their destination location.
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Erika Priscilla and Scott's Love Story
November 22 is a significant date in Erika Priscilla and Scott's relationship. Not only is it the day they met at a New Jersey bar in 2014, it was also the date they got engaged exactly six years later. Erika shared the intimate moment—which included a balloon-filled living room with Harry Styles' "Sweet Creature" playing in the background—on social media, where it quickly went viral. ("Are you kidding me? I love this I'm not getting engaged if this ain't it," commented one TikTok user. "NOT SWEET CREATURE PLAYING THIS IS A DREAMMMM," wrote another.)
But what people didn't see was the amount of planning Scott did beforehand to ensure it was a complete shock. "Scott organized a brunch for us to go to, and while we were out he had our closest friends and family members completely empty out our living room and decorate it for the proposal," Erika tells us. "It was private, just us—it was perfect." That was only the first surprise of the day. After she said yes, Scott led his brand new fiancée to another special moment: "He had our closest family and friends waiting to celebrate us in my mom's backyard."
Inside Erika Priscilla's Wedding Day
Following the proposal, Erika and Scott were engaged for nearly two years. Along the way, Erika (a proud member of The Knot's Most Influential Weddings crew of 2022) would naturally share viral wedding content, such as her impression of "every newly engaged person" or her take on watching viral proposals as someone who's engaged.
Contrary to her growing online persona, she kept the majority of her wedding planning experience offline. "I intentionally shared less during the planning process, because I wanted to make sure I was planning the day for just me and Scott," Erika says. "It's easy to share something online and see a comment that makes you second guess your choices. Wedding planning is stressful enough as it is, I didn't want to add to it." Now that the planning is over and the champagne consumed, Erika divulges all the details from her wedding below.
They Thoughtfully Considered a Destination
Erika and Scott opted for a destination wedding in the Dominican Republic, inspired by the bride's heritage. And, as it turns out, it was one of the easiest decisions throughout their planning journey. "Our venue was Los Establos in Cap Cana, Dominican Republic," Erika explains. "It's an equestrian center that's so spacious and gorgeous, and it happened to be the first venue we visited. We fell in love with it instantly."
While the couple's wedding aesthetic certainly lent itself to the Dominican setting, they didn't stop there. Erika tells us that she and Scott were intentional about honoring the culture through subtle details. "In our hotel welcome bags, we included a hand-painted Mama Juana [a popular Dominican beverage] for each guest," she shares. "Plus, I made sure to include some traditional Dominican cuisine options at our buffet. We also danced the night away to some bachata and merengue!"
Their Family Played an Integral Role
Once the couple secured their venue, they enlisted the help of a family member to bring their vision to life. "I hired my cousin, Sheila Tavarez, who happens to be a fabulous wedding planner in the Dominican Republic," Erika says. They also worked with their engagement photographer Ricardo Enrique to capture photos, while videographer Raul Ortiz, founder of Amantes Siderales, handled video content.
On the morning of her wedding, Erika was surrounded by plenty of family members—as well as her closest friends—while sipping champagne and posing for fun bridal portraits.
The Couple Shared an Emotional Private Vow Ceremony
Before Erika and Scott met at the altar on their big day, they opted to have a first look where they also exchanged private vows. "We were both crying, but of course, we each had to add some humor," Erika says of the emotional moment.
The ceremony—which took place in front of about 100 guests—began with the bridesmaids' processional, set to a violin version of "Kiss Me" by Sixpence None The Richer. Immediately after, the bride entered to a string rendition of "Can't Help Falling In Love" by Elvis Presley on the arm of her father. "It's my dad's favorite song and I thought it was really special," she notes.
She wore a custom Lee Petra Grebenau gown with a removable tulle overskirt and cathedral veil for the ceremony, while the groom opted for a gray linen suit from Men's Wearhouse. The groomsmen wore similar gray Men's Wearhouse ensembles, while the bridesmaids wore mismatched smoke-colored dresses from BHLDN.
They Created a "Fun" and "Whimsical" Aesthetic
If you were to look at Erika's wedding vision board, you'd see that it ultimately looked nothing like the couple's big day. "I really love color, which is so funny to think about because my old Pinterest board was full of all-white flower inspiration," she tells us. "I don't think I followed a particular theme for the wedding, I just chose things that I liked and felt right."
The result was something of a tropical masterpiece. The couple chose to splurge on flowers, supplied by Di Fiore Eventos, in pastel shades of yellow, orange, pink and green. They also customized nearly every detail of the event design, from the welcome bags to their stationery, which they sourced right here on The Knot. "[The site] was a huge inspiration for our stationery," Erika says. "I loved the layouts for their invites and also appreciated how easy it was to personalize them. For example, we used a picture of me and Scott as the envelope liners." To further design their paper products (like the programs and escort cards), Erika tells us she and Scott recruited their friend Tara Descalzi. "She really did such an amazing job," she adds.
They Danced to a Meaningful Harry Styles Song
The couple's wedding playlist included more than traditional tunes. As a tribute to their proposal, Erika and Scott shared their first dance as newlyweds to the same Harry Styles hit they got engaged to. "'Sweet Creature' has been our song since it came out," Erika muses. "We saw Harry Styles in concert in 2017 and fell in love with it."
That was just one of many sentimental song choices. During cocktail hour, guests enjoyed small bites while listening to a playlist of Erika's favorite love songs. While they had a saxophonist for their welcome party, they opted to have a DJ (DJ Francis Santos De Los Santos) during the reception. "He played all the hits, from our favorite early 2000s songs to merengue," Erika adds. "It was the perfect mix."
They Enjoyed a Dazzling End to the Night
As the party carried on throughout the night, the newlyweds treated their guests to one very memorable moment: "We handed out eco-friendly sky lanterns and sharpies for guests to write their well-wishes on," Erika reminisces. "It was truly so magical."
When the celebrations came to a close, guests left with handmade fans, engraved with the newlyweds' names and wedding date, from LaPasoBien, a gift company based out of Cancun, Mexico. "I wanted our favors to be something our guests would actually use," Erika notes.
And as for Qelsi? Erika thinks she would have approved of the couple's big day. "Q would have been obsessed. She also would've thought the lighting was on point the whole night."
Erika Priscilla's Wedding Vendors
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Los Establose, Cap Cana, Dominican Republic; Photographer: Ricardo Enrique; Videographer: Raul Ortiz; Planner: Sheila Tavarez; Event Designer and Florist: Di Fiore Eventos; Wedding Dress: Lee Petra Grebenau; Earrings: BHLDN; Shoes: Sam Edelman; Suit: Men's Wearhouse; Engagement and Wedding Rings: B&B Jewelry; Hair: Phany's Corner; Makeup: Masha Ponukalova; Wedding Party Attire: BHLDN; Invitations: The Knot; Programs: Tara Descalzi; Escort/Place Cards: Sheila Tavarez; Rental Equipment: Di Fiore Eventos; Decor: GDM Events; Catering: Los Establos; Cake and Desserts: The Cake Lover; Music: DJ Francis Santos De Los Santos; Photobooth: Favors: LaPasoBien; Welcome Bags: Sheila Tavarez; Transportation: Fernweh; Hotel: Dial Tours; Registry: The Knot