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Above are Kimberly Baker and Kane Jones on March 5th of this 2019. Just take that in. Captain in the U.S. Air Force, lovely math teacher, the waterfall in the background, ..... it's a beautiful image. And these two have a beautiful story to match.
In January of 2016, they were set up by a mutual friend who had tickets to a Mardi Gras Ball. Their pal told both Kimberly and Kane that they would be doing him a favor by going with the other. They said yes and at the ball, when introduced, Kimberly shared, "Kane and I shook hands, as people do. I kid you not, in that moment, the entire world stopped. I couldn’t see anything, couldn’t hear anything, it was just the two of us standing there, looking at each other, holding hands. I remember thinking to myself, “You are being so weird. Play it off, say something cool.” What came out was “Your hands are warm.” Clearly, I’m an experienced flirt haha!
He’ll tell you it took him about ten minutes longer to fall for me. We were going through a crowd and he reached out behind me, and I just took his hand and let him lead me. That was all he needed to know I was “THE ONE”.... his vows? All about me taking his hand and letting him lead me through life.
The next day we had an official date at a BBQ place called Moe’s. We went for our first and second anniversaries, before moving. There’s a place in San Antonio called Smoky Mo’s- we went for our 3rd anniversary."
They chose to get married in San Antonio, where Kane has completed his Ph.D in Psychology and Kimberly has been a math teacher. An outdoor wedding was the wish and they got it. In March in Texas, weather can be either freezing or egg-frying on the hood of your car and the day of their wedding, they got a near freezing 35 degrees for their "before sundown" wedding. (The next week it was 95 degrees.....).
The had their ceremony by the waterfalls at Canyon Springs Golf Club where they could have dancing outside, dining inside a stone lodge where people could be warm near a fireplace and everyone could enjoy a feeling of seclusion. They chose well, as you'll see in the images, but the temperatures were brutal. They really wanted to get married around the time of their first meeting and dates (Feb and March), so they took the risk.
Everyone was transported to the waterfalls in golf carts and Kimberly arrived last, hidden behind some trees and when she heard the cue in her music, she rounded the corner and Kane was told to turn around. It was worth it.
"I knew the exact crescendo I wanted him to turn around during. I got to the end of the aisle with my dad, nodded to our officiant, Thomas, and Kane turned around. The look on his face!!! It was worth it! We couldn’t stop looking at each other the entire ceremony. You can see the goosebumps on my arms, his hands are purple and his face is losing some color. It was SO SO cold!!"
So how does a girl who lived in Mobile, Alabama and San Antonia find her way to Bridal Traditions? Her parents live nearby and we are thrilled that they do.
Kimberly had a Pinterest board with all sorts of dresses, in all styles, on it. She had also shed 50 pounds the year before Kane proposed, so she was eager to wear something that showed off her figure. While she tried on several gowns at BT, ultimately she chose one with double spaghetti straps in the back, a full flowing skirt and a crossed bodice. She looked amazing in it and when she didn't want to take it off, she knew. We added a belt and she was ready to go.
These two now live in Biloxi, Mississippi where they are beginning their next chapter. Congrats to you both! CHEERS!