Angelo and Kim Crowell's Wedding

Angelo and Kim Crowell's Wedding
ESSENCE.COM Mar, 02, 2009

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NFL player Angelo Crowell married his college sweetheart, Kim Crowell, on May 31, 2008, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“That morning I woke up relaxed and the day went really smooth,” Kim says of her wedding.

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Kim is stunning in her Vera Wang wedding gown, which she had customized for her special day.

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Kim’s bridesmaids make sure every detail is just right before she meets her husband at the altar.

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The bridesmaids help Kim make her way to the church.

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A self-professed daddy’s girl, Kim makes her way down the aisle to a trumpet chorus.

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Angelo’s father performs the ceremony as the two commit to forever and always.

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Angelo pats his brow as the two exchange vows.

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Mr. and Mrs. Crowell beam as they leave the altar after becoming husband and wife.

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The newlyweds enjoy a private moment after the wedding ceremony and before their reception kicks off.

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Angelo lets it sink in that his wedding day has finally arrived. He had the ring for a year before he popped the question to Kim.

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Kim shines in her wedding gown.

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The Bridesmaids work the cameras.

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Kim gets excited as her big day unfolds.

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Being friends for a year before they began dating helped Angelo and Kim cement a solid foundation of love and communication.

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A formal dinner was held at the reception after cocktail hour.

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The theme for the spring reception included Angelo and Kim’s wedding logo, Kalo, that combined their names.

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The lavish wedding cake held center court at the reception.

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The couple danced to “After All Is Said And Done” by Beyoncé and Marc Nelson.

“It felt like we were the only people in the room, as I danced with my wife for the first time,” Angelo says.

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Kim fights back tears as her dad sings along to the music during their special dance.

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The newlyweds are the life of their reception, celebrating their union in style.

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Following the formal dinner at the reception, Angelo and Kim welcome their guests to the Kalo lounge where a DJ and candy bar keep the party going.

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Angelo and Kim’s bond has only grown stronger since they jumped the broom.

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