Bridal Bliss: Asia and Kevin

Bridal Bliss: Asia and Kevin
ESSENCE.COM Nov, 16, 2010

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Baltimore Maryland couple Asia Solomon and Kevin Woods headed down south to Key Biscayne to celebrate the rest of their lives together. Share their love.

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These satin, peep-toe Badgley Mischka pumps were the perfect shoes for Asia to strut down the aisle in.

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“All of my friends will tell you that I never wanted a wedding,” Asia dishes. “When my mom passed, I changed my mind. I wanted to represent her.”

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We love Asia’s vintage-inspired headpiece. It goes well with alternative, yet classic feel of the wedding.

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“I was really adamant about wearing a short dress,” Asia says. “I tried on the long version of this Legends by Romona Keveza dress and I loved it.”

Asia had the dress altered to fit her vision.

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Asia and Kevin’s cute flower girl wore white ballet slippers with yellow satin string tied at the ankles. How cute?!

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Asia and her flower girl share a little one-on-one time before walking down the aisle.

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Asia’s bridesmaids carried bouquets of roses and gerber daisies.

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The bridal bouquet included tulips and orchids.

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“I thought she looked incredible,” Kevin says of seeing his wife on their wedding day. “Just seeing her and all her close friends from different points in her life. It was just stunning.”

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Asia’s bridesmaids all wore different spring colors, inspired by the beachy feel of Key Biscayne.

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“I saw Kevin with his older son,” Asia remembers. “He was such a great father. I just thought, ‘This guy is the truth.’ He’s so active in his life and family oriented and that’s what really attracted me.”

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Asia and her father were all smiles as they walked down the aisle.

“Surprisingly, I did not cry,” Asia says.

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Slipping the wedding band onto Kevin’s ring finger, Asia thought, “I’m finally doing it. This is my husband.”

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Asia isn’t the only one rocking diamonds in her wedding band. Kevin’s band features three rows of bling.

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“I always thought Asia had a beautiful smile,” Kevin confesses.

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Kevin thanks Asia for all the support she gives him. “You don’t get that all the time,” he recognizes. “She’s always been there.”

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“People say opposites attract, but I feel like Asia and I are the same,” Kevin says. “We don’t trip on small things. We do what we have to make things happen at home and take care of our children.”

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The conscientious couple made an effort to raise funds to donate to Wyclef’s non-profit organization Yele Haiti to go toward relief work in the island nation.

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Asia and Kevin laughed as they danced to “Lady in My Life” for their first dance as Mr. and Mrs. Woods.

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Asia and Kevin’s three-tiered wedding cake incorporated the yellow and orange in their wedding theme.

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“He pushes me to do better for myself,” Asia says of her new hubby. “I feel like I’ve never had that kind of support before.”

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“I felt like I completed my family,” Asia says. “Everybody in our house was a Woods except for me, so it felt good. I wasn’t the outsider anymore.”

All photos by Chris Jorrian Photography

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