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“I don’t think I can say enough positive things about him,” says Brittany. “I chose to marry him because I couldn’t imagine not talking to him and being with him forever because he has become such a part of me.”
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“My wedding dress was an ivory Tara Keely gown,” says the bride. “I did some searching myself to get an idea of what I liked and to learn the bridal dress lingo. I really recommend that because I was less overwhelmed and had in my mind what I wanted when I went shopping with my family.”
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Kristen White with K. White Imagery styled the lovely bride’s hair and makeup. She also did the makeup for all the bridesmaids, her matron of honor and both mothers.
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“When I did my twirl on the runway, I felt beautiful,” Brittany says of the moment she found the perfect wedding gown. “Plus, the dress wasn’t heavy and it had a short train, making it perfect for dancing at the wedding. My mom and cousin loved it too!”
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“I wanted an updo hairstyle with a full bun,” says Brittany. “I am pretty non-adventurous when it comes to hair, so I enlisted my good friend from college to help me find a hairstyle. She sent me five pictures, and I loved the slight messy low bun of one and chose that for my special day.”
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“I wore Tahitian pearl earrings with a Tahitian pearl and diamond pendant with my dress,” says the bride. “It’s my favorite pearl and I wanted something different, but still classic.”
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Brittany chose these chic Vera Wang lavender flats for her wedding shoes. “My husband is shorter than me, and usually we could care less, but he did ask that on our wedding day I wear flats,” she shares. “Pictures can be kind of awkward when the bride is towering over the groom.”
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"Timi is the most thoughtful, loving, patient and kind man I’ve ever met,” boasts the bride. “He brings out the best in me, helps me improve and truly balances me.”
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Brittany carried a gorgeous bouquet of phalaenopsis orchids with a custom handle embellished with an antique brooch. Fierce!
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"The first look was amazing," Brittany tells us. "It was nice to have a moment to ourselves and really get to enjoy it. Everything moves so fast and there is so much going on that there rarely is just time for the two of you."
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The happy couple exchanged gifts during their "first look" before the ceremony.
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The bridesmaids’ shantung silk Dessy dresses complemented them divinely. “I looked longer for a bridesmaid dress than a wedding dress,” says Brittany. “I really wanted one dress for everyone, and I wanted a style that complemented multiple body types since my friends are all different shapes. I ended up loving a strapless dress with a full skirt, mainly because of the beautiful shade of purple it came in.“
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Timi wore a custom Tommy Hillfiger wool tuxedo and chose wool Perry Ellis styles for his loyal groomsmen. "I felt he would be better at picking something his friends would like," says Brittany.
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“Our love is a testament to the fact that all things happen at the right time,” says Brittany. “I met him at the moment that I was most open to a relationship. Sometimes life happens and you just have to go with it and enjoy the ride.”
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“I love how Timi calms me,” says new wife Brittany. “No matter how anxious, tired or worried I am, he can always get me to smile. He makes my days better. His love soothes me.”
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"Timi is the most thoughtful, patient, loving and kind man I've ever met," Brittany shares.
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Brittany and Timi also exchanged heartfelt cards before tying the knot. We're just nuts about all of the sentimental details throughout their wedding day.
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Timi and Brittany chose to marry at Shiloh Baptist Church in Alabama because it was her grandparents' church home. "We both wanted to get married in a church before God because we believe he has to be present in your marriage for it to work." She chose to walk down the aisle with her father to the classical sounds of "Cannon In D."
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"At the altar with Timi, I felt like this is where I belong," Brittany shares. "Like this man is my future and I can't wait to spend our lives togther."
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Over 250 guests showed up to help Brittany and Timi celebrate their love.
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You may now kiss the bride!
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After making it official before their closest friends and family, the new Mr. and Mrs. Tuamokumo were all smiles.
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"We had a cocktail hour prior to the wedding reception at the Wynlakes Country Club," says Brittany. "The reception began with introductions of the wedding party and our parents. Next, we entered and performed a small dance number."
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"Tall, silver candelabras cascaded down long estate tables with glass tea light candles," says Brittany. "Silver chiavari chairs and custom satin linens completed the romantic look and feel of our reception."
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After entering the reception party to Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel,” the newlyweds did a sassy intro dance that was all improvisational then swayed together for their official first dance to the romantic sounds of Babyface’s “Every Time I Close My Eyes.”
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The purple up-lighting in the ballroom space instantly transformed the mood from celebratory to uber romantic.
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Is it just us or does this cake look good enough to eat right off the page? The floral decor accents really steal the show. (Did someone save us a piece?)
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Brittany and Timi just could not stop kissing on their wedding day, and who could blame them? Romance was definitely in the air, and they were celebrating the greatest day of their love story. What a picture perfect couple!
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A deejay and photo booth kept their guests happy and on their feet all night long. The crowd pleaser behind the turntables was DJ Tawallah with Forever Music.
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“I wasn’t the type of girl who had planned out her whole wedding by age 10,” says Brittany. “When we talked, the main things we both wanted were a traditional church wedding and for people to be able to let their hair down and have fun at our reception. I think we stuck to our plan. Everyone had a good time and just enjoyed dancing and celebrating.”
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"It was the best night of my life," Brittany reveals.
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