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Her vs. Him

A Promise to Kris

Save the Date May 11, 2018 Black Tie Affair

“A perfect marriage is two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other.� ~Unknown~




Thank You

Intro to Couple



Timeline of our Story

Interview with the Mr. and Mrs.



Promise to Kris

Him or Her



You’re Invited

Lamar’s Thoughts


Kimberly’s Thoughts

you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.� -Unknown

"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with someone,

you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." ~Unknown~

Thank You The first person we would like to acknowledge and thank is our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is the reason we are here on this journey today. During one of the biggest life changing experiences in our lives, he allowed us to cross each other’s path and find true love. To our mothers - you have provided us with the tools and taught us the importance of understanding, love, commitment, and friendship. We would have never been who we are today without you. To our family that will not be here to watch this journey on our special day (especially William) - you will forever be in our hearts. We know you are watching over us and blessing our marriage. To our wedding party - thank you for accepting such a huge responsibility and role in our special day. This day would not be complete without you celebrating the beginning of our life together. To our amazing family and friends - we are truly blessed and honored to not only have your presence, but your support on this journey. We know that each of you are praying and believing that we will have a successful marriage. We are truly grateful for your love and support. God has perfect timing in all he does. He is never early nor late. He takes his time and creates a masterpiece that no man can break. Our journey begins now.

Kimberly and Lamar

Intro to the Couple & Kris Birthday: January 21, 1983 Occupation: Elementary Teacher Favorite Hobby: Arts & Crafts Favorite Sport: Football Golden Years: Dubai Kimberly Diane Edwards Birthday: March 23,1974 Occupation: Retired Navy Favorite Hobby: Music Favorite Sport: Basketball Golden Years: Caribbean Lamar Kareem Drinks Birthday: April 22, 2009 Occupation: 3rd Grade Student Favorite Hobby: IPad, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch Favorite Sport: Basketball & Football Golden Years: Disneyland Kristopher John Thomas

Timeline of Our Story

10.05.16 Kimberly messaged Lamar 10.28.16 First Date

10.29.16 Second Date

11.18.16 First Getaway

12.16.16 First Family Vacation

03.19.17 Engaged on South Beach (Miami, FL) 07.15.17 Engagement Party 05.11.18 Tying the Knot!!

The Interview with the future Mr. & Mrs. How did you meet each other? Mr: We met through a dating website called blackpeoplemeet. com. We talked for a few weeks online and finally exchange numbers. Mrs: We actually joined this site call for just something to entertain ourselves at night. I ran across his profile picture and I did what every confident woman would do and reached out to him. We began a two week journey of getting to know each other through emails and online chats. What attracted you to Mr./ Mrs.? Mr: I was attracted to her mind, conversation, and attentiveness to me from day one. Mrs: I was attracted to his unique ability to keep a smile on my face. His loyalty, dedication, and willingness to accept all my flaws and still love me. Where did you go for your first date? Mr: We went to an Italian restaurant call Maggiano for dinner on our first date. Mrs: On our first date, I asked him to drive up and have dinner with me at Maggiano, which led to him asking me out the next day to Topgolf. What do you like most about Mrs.? The one thing I love about Kimberly is her can-do and will-getit-done attitude. When she puts her mind to it, she can accomplish anything. What do you like most about Mr.? I love his drive and dedication to God, his family, and career the most. He inspires me to push harder in life to reach my goals. What is the one thing you enjoy most about this journey? Mr: I enjoy traveling together as a family the most. Mrs: I enjoy experiencing "firsts� together the most.

What was the biggest thing you had to compromise on? Mr: I’ve had to compromise on adjusting from one person to a family of three . Mrs: Since I am no longer going to be a single parent, I’ve had to learn how to allow him to take the lead at times as Dad. When did you know Mr. / Mrs. was the one? Mr: I knew she was the one in March of 2017 around the time of my birthday. She put all her love, attention to detail, organization, and flat-out commitment for me on my birthday. Mrs: In December of 2016, he went on vacation with my mom, my son, and me. It was our first family vacation since my father had passed. I knew he was the one because he was so attentive and kept a smile on my mother's face like he was her protector. Favorite place to dine together? Mr: Maggiano is one spot where we have fun together so it’s my favorite. Mrs: My favorite place to dine together is at home. He’s a chef, so watching him in the kitchen doing what he loves is way better experience than dining in any restaurant I know. What part of your future are you most excited about? Mr: I am most excited about growing old together. Mrs: For me, it’s watching our family grow in every aspect of life.

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Kris, I wanted to write you a letter to express myself to you. First of all, I am honored to be your Dad. You have brought so much to my life. Every day, I know you’re going to help me reach beyond what I know and see the world differently and to have to answer questions that sometimes are hard! I wanted to tell you that I love you. You are an incredible young fella who will become an amazing man. Do you know how I know this? Because you will have the best support system (Mommy and Myself) in the world. You are so smart, funny, and full of energy. I know you can do anything if you put your mind to it. I love watching and coaching you in basketball. As you keep training, the sky is the limit for you! Thank you for accepting me as your Dad. I take that title seriously. Throughout your life, we will walk this journey together. I want to be another person you can count on and trust. I am someone that loves you no matter what, just like your Papa does. I know sometimes you think I am hard on you. That’s because I see a lot of myself in you. You have so much potential (which means you have a lot of parts of you that can be great and AMAZING if you work at them) and I can see the greatness in you. I push you hard and hold you accountable because I want you to achieve all your goals and then some. I appreciate and love you very much. Sincerely, Dad 2018 and forever

A Promise...

to Kris


Friday, May 11, 2018 6:00 pm Jacksonville, Florida Black Tie and Adult Affair (no children) Formal Invitations and RSVP cards will follow. visit our website at:


HOTEL SUGGESTIONS DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront 1201 Riverplace Blvd Jacksonville, Florida 32207 Lexington Hotel and Conference Center 1515 Prudential Drive Jacksonville, Fl. 32207

Things to Do Candy-Making Workshop at Sweet Pete's 400 N Hogan Street Jacksonville, Florida 32202 Unleash you inner Willy Wonka with an entertaining and interactive candy-making workshop designed for sugar-lovers. Dive into the whimsical world of a confectioner as you craft sweet treats such as hand-pulled lollipops, colorful taffy, mouthwatering chocolate bars, or decadent truffles.

Old Town Trolley, Old Jail & the Oldest Store & History Museums 167 San Marco Ave. St. Augustine Fl 32084 Experience the best of St. Augustine as you ride on the iconic Old Town Trolley to sights such as the Old Jail, Oldest Storm Museum, and the History Museum.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium 19 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine Fl 32084 A wonder for all ages, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! St. Augustine is home to remarkable relics and mind=boggling exhibits set inside old Warden Castle. Explore more than 300 artifacts across 3 floors, including authentic shrunken heads and cannibal skulls.

Her vs. Him

You’re always losing stuff. I’ll cook. Just trust me and go with it. I booked our flight. That’s too much junk, you need some vegetables. You need to slow down. Let’s stay in tonight. You got to be in it to win it. Just calm down. What did you order now? Stop worring about it, we got this. Please pick up behind yourself. O Babe…” You sleep?” There has to be a better way. Did you walk the dogs?

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To Lamar‌ When you look for the right person, you always end up with the wrong one. But when you just sit by the corner and wait, he will come along and share that corner with you. ~Unknown~

To Kim… “It’s in a woman nature to love, but when a man loves you and demonstrates it more than you to him, that’s when you know you have something special.” ~Catherine Evans~

Thank You

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