Two hearts, one love. Sounds a lot like a fairy tale, doesn’t it? That’s just how Kimberly Dyer and Justin Desrosier planned their wedding, and it all came true for them. Two people, one life, converging at just the right time.

There were so many opportunities to meet along the way. Born in the same hospital, both growing up in Hebron, attending the same schools, but it wasn’t until they were introduced at the local convenience store that they began the journey that ends in destiny.

When the couple looked for a location for their June 12 wedding, the obvious choice for them remained close to their hearts.

“We chose the Greenwood Mountain Inn in Hebron,” Kim said. “It’s beautiful there. Flower gardens, a waterfall, vines on the arbor, a gazebo.” All the elements for a fairy tale wedding were in one place, including the mode of transportation.

Looking “just like Cinderella,” notes her mom Kelly, the bride, along with her wedding party, arrived at the ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage, driven by Audrey Slattery, also from Hebron.

“We started from about a half-mile away,” noted Kim, “in an area that looks like a gateway where there are a lot of trees.”


Using the colors and symbols of love, Kim selected hearts in shades of pink for most of the decorations that go along with a fairy tale wedding. Her wedding party wore the deep pink of fuchsia, the cake sported pink hearts, fuchsia and white M&Ms with their names and the wedding date were abundantly provided in heart-shaped containers, and even the bubble bottles displayed two hearts.

The floral bouquets, of course, were created of fuchsia-colored flowers with white accents, and the bridal bouquet included lilies of the same hue. The wedding reception for nearly 200 took place under a white tent, decorated with pink and white balloons and matching pink and white tablecloths; even the groomsmen wore fuchsia-colored ties.

“It was all amazing,” she said. “I loved getting ready and riding in the carriage, but most of all, I loved everyone together having a good time.”

Her advice to other brides? Make sure the music lasts. “We scheduled the DJ from 3 to 8 p.m., but by the time everything was done — ceremony, photos, the meal — it seemed not to leave as much time for dancing as we would have liked.”

Also, taking enough time to plan the event makes all the difference, she said. “We allowed a year to plan; plus, you can save up your money because it all comes due so fast!”

So two hearts, one love. Two people, one life. Happily ever after.

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