Kiyomi and Abdullah's love story began with a chance meeting on what seemed like an ordinary Friday in November of 2005. Kiyomi was driving on her way to work when she decided to make a quick stop for gas at the Amoco gas station in Clinton, Maryland. Abdullah and many other dump truck drivers were there to gas up for the work day ahead of them. On this day, the stars were alligned for Kiyomi and Abdullah to meet, and as they say in the movies, the rest is history. The couple incorporated the Bride's mother's Japanese heritage and their African American culture, including Christian and Muslim values into their wedding day. The bridesmaids and flower girl wore kimonos (Furisode) and the groomsmen wore traditional suits tailor-made by the bride's mother. "The entire wedding party were our children and grandchildren," said the couple. "Many of our guests wanted to be a part of the Japanese traditions and they too wore Kimonos." Check out their beautiful Asian themed wedding, captured by The Capture Life.
Bride: Kiyomi Harper Fuller, 55, Sr. Treasury Analyst
Groom: Abdullah Fuller, 44, Transportation Manager
Place of residence: Clinton, Maryland
Wedding date: October 23, 2016
Wedding location: Oxon Hill Manor
Wedding theme: Japanese/Asian