Celebrating Black Brides: Profile #66

Couple: Natalie Watson and Reginald E. Bess

Date of Wedding:  September 30, 2017

Place: Thornes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church (Rocky Mount, NC)

Officiant: Pastor Richard L. Battle

Fun facts

The bride's best friend, Crystal, is the groom's cousin.  Although the groom and Crystal grew up together and the bride and Crystal have been friends since 1994, the couple did not connect until 2016.

After 10 months of dating, the groom proposed to the bride at a concert in Raleigh.  He got permission from security and proposed right in front of the stage, while Maxwell sang the bride's favorite song by him--This Woman's Work!

The bride and groom are expecting a baby in March 2019!