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Bride: Nakita Brown, 30, Barber
Groom: Rymario Armstrong, 36, USMC Veteran/Security
The Big Day: 7/4/17
Location: Old Pointe Park
Style/Theme: Romantic In Front Of The Fountain
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"I did not have many expectations for being a bride," said Nakita. "I took a lot of time to plan this surprise, and I was just excited for it to all finally unfold."
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"I’ve actually had two proposals," admitted the bride. "The first was not romantic in the least. We were headed to get breakfast, and as i walked in the room he asked, “ Yes or No?” I said, “Yes or no what?” I was clueless, because it came completely out of thin air.. Needless to say, he was turned down. The second proposal was on my birthday April 15, 2014. He took me to a Jazz club in our town, and proposed over dinner."
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"No it was a surprise wedding," said the groom. "So, I was shock and happy at the same damn time."
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The bride walked down the aisle to "Made to Love You" by Gerald Levert with her father on her arm.
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"It was amazing it made me tear up to which I said I wouldn’t do," said the groom of looking at his bride at the altar.
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"I didn’t think I’d find what I found in Mario," shared Nakita. "I guess it’s true what they say, you have to be friends first."
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"Mario became teary eyed while saying his vows and in return it made me tear up," shared the bride.
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"Looking into his eyes felt like no one else was around," said Nakita. "Just him and I."
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"I can’t really say I “Knew” it just sort of happened for me," Nakita admitted. "He’s a very loving, caring, and hardworking man. It's kind of hard to keep turning away from that. One day I just stopped running.
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What does Rymario love most about Nakita? "Her smile and dedication to ensuring that I have everything I need."
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"Mario is selfless," said the bride. "He puts his family first in every way and he is a great guy. He’s been my best friend since I’ve known him. We complete each other."
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"Third time she told me she didn’t want anything to do with me, I knew she was the one!" the groom shared.
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"She is beautiful, loving, caring, and will do anything and everything she can to help the people she cares about," admitted Rymario about Nakita.
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"There’s nothing we don’t do together as one," said the groom of he and his bride. "When we’re together after being apart, we just become stronger."
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"To be honest, I wasn’t looking for true love," said the groom. "It just happened."
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With her stunning Black wedding dress and the groom's Marine Corps dress blues, the bride and groom were picture perfect on their big day!
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