Just call us cupid! Jennifer spotted Kurtis in ESSENCE while making collages with her art class. She contacted him and the creative couple quickly hit it off. Now the ESSENCE Storybook Wedding finalists share the love and joy of their special day.
“I felt a deep connection to Kurtis the first time we met,” Jennifer reflects. “My heart told me that he was the one and I could totally be myself.”
One afternoon, Jennifer assigned her art class to create collages. One student held a picture of Kurtis, a professional artist and featured bachelor in ESSENCE. “He was handsome and talented,” she shares. “I thought it was a long shot but I emailed him anyway. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made.”
Two years later, Kurtis thought it was destiny when ESSENCE announced the Storybook Wedding contest shortly after he had purchased an engagement ring. The duo was flown to Walt Disney World where Kurtis surprised Jennifer with a proposal at Animal Kingdom.
Jennifer rocked this mermaid gown by Parisian designer Oleg Cassini. She accessorized with custom jewelry by her mother, Betty Mack. “Finding the dress was a breeze,” she says. “This was the third dress I tried and I purchased it that day.”
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