Bridal Bliss: Katina and Royce

Bridal Bliss: Katina and Royce
ESSENCE.COM Jul, 14, 2009

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Hi! My name is Kennedy Miller and I’m 10 months old. My mommy, Katina Lee, and daddy, Royce Miller, became husband and wife on Saturday, May 2, 2009, at 5 P.M., in Parkland, Florida. The only people they seem to love more than me are each other. Keep clicking to see more great pics of their fabulous, fun-filled wedding.

By: Bridgette Bartlett

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The bride, Katina, and groom, Royce, share their first kiss as husband and wife. They were introduced by mutual friends in 2007 and have pretty much been together ever since. The New York City couple agrees that their daughter Kennedy epitomizes what their love is.

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Katina’s father created this dazzling wedding wagon for his granddaughter Kennedy to use during her parent’s walk down the aisle based solely on a picture she showed him.

“My father is a jack of all trades. He not only built the wagon but he improved upon it,” informs Katina.

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Royce shares his personal assessment of Katina and her father, Mr. Lee: “The bond between a father and daughter is like no other. Mr. Lee adores his daughter. His eyes sparkle every time he sees her. They are so close and I know how Katina feels about her dad. She is the princess of her family!”

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The bride and groom are flanked by Katina’s parents (to her left) and Royce’s mother and stepfather (to his right). Katina brags that their longstanding relationships collectively (her parents have been married 38 years) are proof that Black love is alive and well.

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Schume’ and Randy »

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The happy newlyweds rack up some camera time with their lovely bridal party. Although Royce had eight groomsmen, Katina insisted that she keep her original six bridesmaids.

“I refused to put extra girls in my wedding just to have balance,” reveals Katina who choose her favorite color pink for the bridesmaid dresses.

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Katina’s beautiful bridal party consisted of girlfriends from previous jobs, college and even childhood.

“All of my bridesmaids mean something special to me. I can’t mention anything about one and not the other,” shares Katina.

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Dane and Dolapo »
Imelba and Christopher »
Schume’ and Randy »

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Mr. Lee is all smiles while admiring his daughter in her wedding dress.

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The couple’s stylish yet classic wedding program.

“My mom is very detail orientated and she was my wedding planner. She is my best and worst critic. We worked very well together,” comments Katina.

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Dane and Dolapo »
Imelba and Christopher »
Schume’ and Randy »

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The couple’s stylish yet classic wedding program.

“My mom is very detail orientated and she was my wedding planner. She is my best and worst critic. We worked very well together,” comments Katina.

Read more about Katina and Royce’s love story »

Check out these wedding albums:
Dane and Dolapo »
Imelba and Christopher »
Schume’ and Randy »

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“When I first told Katina the number of guys I wanted in the wedding, she said, ‘Oh no, that’s too many!’ But once she realized how much these guys mean to me, she quickly agreed. I am very close with all of my boys and they all adore Katina,” says Royce, posing with his groomsmen and a fierce ride on his wedding day.

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Dane and Dolapo »
Imelba and Christopher »
Schume’ and Randy »

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The beautiful bride holds the star of the wedding, daughter Kennedy, with her proud parents by her side.

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Dane and Dolapo »
Imelba and Christopher »
Schume’ and Randy »

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The bride shakes a tailfeather with a few of her bridesmaids and other guests on the dance floor.

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Mr. Lee steals the wedding reception show on his daughter’s big day with his slick dance moves.

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Schume’ and Randy »

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Katina and Royce’s wedding reception was definitely a hit. Guests enjoyed an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour before heading indoors for the nonstop reception. Each dinner table was given a theme based on Katina and Royce’s fave vacation spots including Morocco, Hawaii and Jamaica.

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Dane and Dolapo »
Imelba and Christopher »
Schume’ and Randy »

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Royce (middle) is warmly welcomed into the family by Katina’s brother (his left) and father (his right).

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“There’s nothing I would change about my wedding. Not a thing. The entire day was perfect,” says Katina shown here cutting a rug with her husband.

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“I knew early on that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with Katina. Besides her being fun, outgoing, kind and beautiful, we have so much in common: from us both being lefties, to us both being Aries. Not to mention we both enjoy shows like “Family Guy,” “Two and a Half Men” and “Seinfeld.” Plus, she is a huge sports fan, which is every man’s dream," reveals Royce.

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Dane and Dolapo »
Imelba and Christopher »
Schume’ and Randy »

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“Royce and I clicked immediately. We became best friends right away. He is not the type of man that will allow me to run all over him, and I need that. God couldn’t have given me a better father for my child,” says Katina.

Read more about Katina and Royce’s love story »

Check out these wedding albums:
Dane and Dolapo »
Imelba and Christopher »
Schume’ and Randy »

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More happy guests “get down” at Katina and Royce’s fun-filled wedding reception.

“I really enjoyed seeing everyone having a good time and celebrating Black love!” reflects Royce on his wedding reception.

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Dane and Dolapo »
Imelba and Christopher »
Schume’ and Randy »

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“What really sealed the deal in my relationship with Katina is her love for family. We are both very close to our families and once I met hers and saw the bond that she shares with her parents and brother, I knew that she had to become my wife and the mother of my children,” shares Royce.

Read more about Katina and Royce’s love story »

Check out these wedding albums:
Dane and Dolapo »
Imelba and Christopher »
Schume’ and Randy »

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