Celebrity DJ couple Kiss and M.O.S. tied the knot on January 15, 2011 in a gorgeous family affair in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Kiss did her own hair and makeup on her wedding day. “I wanted to look like myself,” she says. She did however get some ideas beforehand, by visiting a friend who works for M.A.C. cosmetics.
Kiss found her Mikaella wedding gown at the first bridal boutique she visited, “[My mom said], ‘Kiss, you have to have this dress.’ [Her word] was the final thing that made me say, ‘Yes.’”
Kiss and her gorgeous bridesmaids share a toast before heading to the church.
“He’s a great guy,” Kiss says of her new hubby. “I was just so comfortable with him. Everything was so easy.”
M.O.S. and his groomsmen take a little time to chat and calm their nerves before heading down the aisle.
A white limo whisked Kiss and her girls off to the ceremony at Elm Grove Baptist Church in Baton Rouge.
“I was not nervous until I actually got out of the limo and got to the aisle,” Kiss says.
“I was smiling when I walked into the church, but I actually did start to tear up a little bit,” M.O.S. tells us, "and I’m definitely not a crier.
“Midway down the aisle, I’m like, ‘Wait a minute. I’m getting married!’” Kiss exclaims.
Kiss’s family pastor Reverend Errol K. Domingue sent up a loving prayer for the soon-to-be newlyweds.
Before they could officially become one, Kiss and M.O.S. had to light the unity candle together.
The young lovers read traditional Baptist vows when it came time to say, “I do.”
“All the people that I love were in this room and I’m with my husband — it was overwhelming,” Kiss gushes.
Kiss and M.O.S.’ families are forever joined together.
The newlyweds couldn’t keep their lips apart during the limo ride to their wedding reception.
M.O.S. led his bride across the dance floor to the sounds of Shalimar’s “For The Lover In You” for their first dance.
“She is absolutely gorgeous,” M.O.S. says of his wife. “She’s so loyal and just has this spirit that is so bright.”
Kiss and her father Sam Taylor danced to “You Are” by Lionel Richie. “He used to play that song for my sister and I when we were little and it just reminds me of him so much,” Kiss says.
“I feel relaxed about life,” Kiss says. ’No matter what happens, I know I can come home to an amazing partner that will love me."
M.O.S. danced with his mother to Basia’s “Time in Tide.” “It’s my mom’s favorite song,” M.O.S. tells us. “She rarely sings, but when it comes on, she sings.”
Kiss and M.O.S.’s friends DJ Moma and DJ G. Brown made the crowd move all night long.
“We wanted DJs who understood that this is a room full of Southern and Caribbean Black people with a wide age-range,” Kiss says. “It’s not just a crowd of 23-year-olds.”
M.O.S. is in the fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi. He and his guys represented for their fraternity at the reception.
Both Kiss and DJ M.O.S. got a little bashful during the garter retrieval.
Kiss raved about her wedding cake from Ambrosia Bakery in Baton Rouge. The dessert had four layers — butter cream, raspberry, Grand Marnier and chocolate.
“I really feel so blessed to have a great husband,” Kiss gushes.
“I definitely look forward to a long, loving relationship with her,” M.O.S. says.
All photos by Michael Craeg Photography