Celebrating Black Brides: Profile #61

Date of Wedding:  September 26, 2009

Place: St. Peter's Church of Christ (Smithfield, NC)

Officiant: Pastor Patrick Jackson

Fun facts:

The bride and groom met while both were in college at North Carolina State University.  They had a chemistry class together and became best friends.  They remain best friends today!

As a way to stay on a a tight budget, none of the flowers used in the wedding were real.  Guests did not notice the difference.

The bride, the mother-of-the-bride, and several bridesmaids made the bouquets used in the ceremony.

Wedding guests enjoyed a lavish reception at Johnston Community College immediately after the ceremony.

Two of the bride and groom's children were in the wedding.  Kendall was 6 and Caden was 22 months old.

The couple accidentally left one of their baby son's shoes at home on the day of the wedding. Thus, the son was wearing a tuxedo and his everyday brown Stride Rite shoes.