Jennifer met the man of her dreams on a last-minute girlfriends' getaway when he showed up with a friend to pick them up at the airport. It was love at first sight and now they’re thrilled to call each other husband and wife. See their modern wedding style—complete with a purple wedding dress!—and share their love.
Like A Dream
“I knew he was the one, about four months into the relationship, but I didn't say it to him,” Jennifer admits. “I wanted to be sure.” Her instincts were spot on. The dreamy guy she met at the airport is now her new husband.
“The theme of the wedding was August Summer Affair, and the big thing of the wedding was my dress because it was lavender and no one really knew,” says Jennifer. “It was a simple, modern cosmopolitan wedding. Our colors were lavender, silver and white.” Her wedding day dress and accessories were designed by Erica Angeline of La Maison De La Bridal.
“I chose Jennifer as my wife because she's my best friend, my ‘Bonnie,’ my ride or die, and she's really encouraging, loving, caring and gorgeous,” says the groom. Wow, Keith sure knows how to compliment the woman he loves.
Keith chose a bowtie to complete his wedding day style. “I wanted him to wear gray and white and have a very classic but modern look,” says Jennifer. “We went to Kate Donachy of The Modern Gent and started out in gray, but when we decided to change his jacket to white, I knew that was it. After we played around with patterns and colors, we landed on the purple patterned socks, dotted bow tie and suspenders, sleek pocket square and lavender lapel flower. His shoes were Salvatore Ferragamo. Kate brought our vision to life, he was so clean and very handsome.”
Jennifer’s father passed away a few years ago so her brother walked her down the aisle. “The song I walked down the isle to was Chrisette Michelle ‘A Couple of Forevers’ and my husband had a song as well,” she tells. “He walked in to the instrumental of James Brown ‘This Is A Man's World,’ and our guests loved it!”
“When I looked into my husband's eyes, I could see that at that moment he was truly in love and ready,” says Jennifer. “He didn't take his eyes off of me. It made me melt and know that this is real. I truly love this man.”
“The way I felt as a bride was just so surreal,” says Jennifer. “It felt like a dream, like I was outside of myself. I was trying to take it all in because it was going by oh so fast but at the same time it was all so right.”
“When Keith and I started planning, our first idea was to go to the courthouse and have a celebration,” Jennifer admits. “My husband and I decided to change the plans completely after we saw the venue and how beautiful it is. Also, this is the first marriage for both of us and we wanted it to be a special celebration.”
“The reception décor was cosmopolitan modern,” says Jennifer. “We didn't want the traditional reception, so I had them to add high boys and a lounge area on one side and tables on the other. Our caterers, Christina and Emily of Epicurean Endeavors did an amazing job with making food with the flair we wanted. It was simple but good. We had a mash potato bar which included sides to garnish your potatoes with chives, fried chicken, pulled beef etc., and more. The food was delicious.”