Everywhere that Kim went she bumped into Brian. He never spoke but he always smiled and waved. Then one day they wound up sitting right next to each other in the same business training class. From that moment on, they both knew they were always meant to be.
It All Makes Sense
"I accepted Brian’s proposal because I knew I would be incomplete without him,” says Kim. “With Brian, life makes sense. I don’t know where or who I would be without him."
Kim got a little help from her girlfriends when it came time to get ready for her big walk down the aisle. "My friend and makeup artist LaToya Tisby-Still did makeup," says Kim. "My hair was done by my friend and bridesmaid Brittney Andrews."
"My shoes were made by Glint and purchased at Nordstrom," says Kim. "The earrings and bracelet I wore were purchased at an accessory kiosk in the mall. Always keep your eyes open for things, you will find a lot in random places!"
"I purchased three headpieces: a veil, a birdcage blusher and a hair pin," says Kim. "I loved the birdcage and pin because of my short hair and they looked the best. I just decided last minute to wear the feathered hair pin for the ceremony and the birdcage for the photos."
For Kim, finding true love was unexpected. "No, at the time, I was trying to understand me," she admits. "I wanted to be a happier me before being considering a relationship with someone." Being with Brian gave her both.
"Brian’s father, trumpeter Brian Freeman Sr, and pianist Felicia Gangloff-Bailey, played for us during our wedding processional," says Kim. "It was a perfect touch and it set the tone for the ceremony!"
"I cried as soon as I hit the aisle," says Kim. "When I heard the music, 'You and I' by Stevie Wonder, it was over. My stepfather walked me down the aisle. He’s always been there and I acknowledge him as my father."
"When it came to my wedding day hair, I had the image in my mind for about six months," explains Kim. "I knew it would be short and blonde. It was the one part I wanted to really jump out, because it showed who I am."
"Being a groom was more than anything I could have dreamed of," says Kim. "My wife was and is the most beautiful woman in the world, most of my friends and family made it and our coordinator and caterer were sent by God."
Kim and Brian's wedding colors were black, white and pink. Their head table was decorated with pinks and white and a back drop with crystal accents. A crystal chandler with white cloths extended from the center of the ceiling outward to each corner of the room to form a tent effect. Their names were lit on the floor from a projector and guests enjoyed and open bar. It was a lovely occasion that was only a two minute drive from their ceremony site.
"The decorations were provided by my coordinator and planner Angie McLaurin," says Kim. "I told her my idea for a traditional wedding and she showed me several options from previous events and we went from there." The results fit the bride's still perfectly.
Brian and Kim found unique ways to save on their big day. "We saved money by renting the reception hall, buying our own beverages for the bar and having a staged cake while serving sheet cake from the kitchen," Kim reveals. "We also purchased the candy for our candy bar directly from the store and not online."