Kimberly and Franklin have known each other since they were kids. Franklin told me the story of how they met…
“We’ve known each other for nearly 50 years. Our parents were very good friends and they were God parents to each other’s children. However, her parents moved to Hawaii for several years and that’s where Kim was born. They moved back to the mainland when Kim was 7. We met at summer camp that same year. I was 9.
We were on a hike and it was very hot. Kim fainted. I carried her back to the nurse. It was an instant connection. We were best friends from that moment and remained best friends even though we married different people and Kim moved with her husband to the middle east for several years.
When my first marriage ended, Kim was already divorced and was living in Culver City. She helped me through my divorce and, somewhere along the way, I realized she was no longer just my best friend and I did not want to be parted from her.
I was very nervous about telling my best friend that I was in love with her. What if she didn’t feel the same way? She’d been my best friend literally my entire life and I didn’t want to lose that! When I finally got up the nerve to tell her, she told me she’d known for quite a while and was just waiting for me to figure it out.”
I love how their invitations reflect their childhood connection. They were Married at beautiful Santa Margarita Ranch surrounded by family and friends.
Venue: Santa Margarita Ranch
Coordinator: Debra Meadows of Meadows Events
Hair and Makeup: Nicole Harris at Artista Makeup
Cake: Christines Cake Creations
Music: Jimmy Keegan
Photo: Steph Fowler