Bride: Aisha Jenelle McKnight, 31, Plastic Surgeon
Groom: James Baron, 39, Retired Football Player
Married On: October 6, 2012
Wedding Location: Rockhouse Hotel & Spa, Negril, Jamaica
Wedding Style: Destination Wedding
Excuse Me, Miss
One evening, Aisha was relaxing at home when a med school buddy called and talked her into going out to a local jazz club to hear Questlove of the Roots perform. ”I didn't really feel like going, but I thought to myself, maybe I'll meet someone,” she says. “So, I got dressed anyway. “ There was just one problem – when they arrived at the club, they learned that an American Idol style talent competition was happening there instead. Undeterred, Aisha stuck around to enjoy the show and grab a drink.
On her way to the bar, she locked eyes with one of the local celebrity judges from the competition. He didn’t say anything the first time, but on her trip back for round two, he couldn’t resist. His name was JB. “I try not to move too fast, so I let her go the first time without introducing myself,” he explains. “I stayed at the bar where she soon returned, which I thought was adorable, but again I chose to wait. I said to myself, ‘Self, if she comes back over here one more time, Imma get her.’ And the rest is history. I found my queen.”
It’s A Beautiful Morning
It was Labor Day weekend, and Aisha was in Nashville visiting JB. After a great weekend together, it was time for her to go back home. That morning, JB, who’s a big practical joker, handed Aisha an empty ring box. She wasn’t happy, but she was used to his silly antics.
A short time later, while Aisha was brushing her teeth, she looked in the mirror and saw JB kneeling on bended knee in the bedroom beckoning for her to come his way. She tried to finish brushing, but he insisted she come right over. It was right then and there, while she stood with a mouth full of toothpaste, that JB popped the question. “I didn't take him seriously until I looked into his eyes and saw that he was tearing up,” she admits. “He pulled a box out of his pocket, opened it, and I saw the most gorgeous ring. Then I started crying with a toothbrush and a mouth full of toothpaste! I tried to go rinse my mouth out, but he wouldn't let me until he finished saying what he wanted to say.”
She’d always told him that she wanted her proposal to take her totally off guard. Well, mission accomplished JB. After six blissful years together, the happy couple was finally headed down the aisle. They made it official in Negril Jamaica in a dreamy destination wedding. Share their love.