We featured her inspiring story a few weeks ago (HERE).
Brelyn, a Jesus Lover and preacher of Purity got married to her soulmate, Mr Timothy Bowman last weekend. All through their long courtship, they had no sex...until their wedding night. Right now they are in Dubai for their honeymoon :)...at the wedding she presented a certificate of purity to her dad.
"I was able to present a certificate of purity to him signed by my doctor that my hymen was still intact. Also the covenant he gave me when I was 13. When you honor God, your life will automatically honor others!" she revealed
Now see photos from her wedding and their love story below.
Love story by Brelyn
I met Tim at the Stellar Awards in Nashville, Tennessee. Although he was one very respectful man he was sending me hints and signals that he was interested in me. I remember thinking of him often and wishing we had connected on another level. It was clear God knew exactly what I wanted, because I had another chance to spend time with Tim and his aunt on a very special occasion. My friend Lhauren came to pick me up that night and all I could talk about is Tim; how he had this killer smile, amazing personality, and this incredible singing voice.
He truly was my dream guy. After that night, Tim and I became really good friends. Tim began coming to my church once a week to assist with the music department. At that time I was attending a local college over 30 minutes away, but I would press my way to see Tim at the Monday night rehearsals.
When the choir training was starting to end, we mutually knew that we never wanted to be without each other. It wasn’t long after that when Tim asked my Dad if we could date each other, and after his approval, it became official. I was so excited to be with the love of my life. It has been difficult at times because Tim lives in Michigan and I’m in Maryland but we have learned that you fight for what you love!
Unbeknownst to me on December 23, 2014, Tim asked my parents for my hand in marriage. They said yes! Two days later on December 25, 2014, I texted my friend Sharice a picture of my covenant ring jokingly saying, “this is the last time you’ll see this.”
Of course we had no idea that, that would actually be accurate! After arriving in Michigan at Tim’s Aunt’s house he proposed! He got up in front of his family, expressed his gratitude to them for loving and building a relationship with me. Then Tim called me up in front of everyone saying the most beautiful words I have ever heard. My favorite part was when he got down on one knee and said, “I can’t imagine my life without you. You would make me the happiest man alive if you’d become my wife!” With tears flowing down my face I said, YES! When I saw the ring, I was in awe…He didn’t do good…he did great!!!
The next day we traveled to Las Vegas with his family to celebrate and then traveled to Maryland with mine to bring in the New Year!
(As told by Timothy)
I’ll never forget the first time I laid eyes on Brelyn Mya Freeman. Looking back, it felt like all of heaven and earth stood still in that moment. That day at the Grand Ole Opry hotel I had an encounter with the most beautiful girl I had ever seen.
My swag was operating at full capacity and I knew that she was thinking the same about me. After introducing myself we had a brief conversation, and I could see that she was just as beautiful on the inside. I was in awe by how well she carried herself. I remembered thinking “beauty and brains”…. just like my mama. (hahaha).
Soon after, I started working with the music department once a week at Brelyn’s father’s church, Spirit of Faith Christian Center. Although Breeze (Brelyn) was in no way involved with the music ministry, she found a way to make every single rehearsal. During that 4 month time we became very good friends. She was “THE ONE”. I found someone that honored God, her parents, and herself. Not long after that, I found myself back on a plane to Maryland. This time I was on a different mission.
My purpose was to ask Dr. Mike Freeman (Brelyn’s father) for permission to date her. Talk about being nervous…I remember that day it like it was yesterday, it was roughly a one-hour conversation, riddled with reminders that he owned a gun. (hahaha) I got the green light from Bishop! I felt like the happiest man on earth. I started dating my best friend.
Although I live in Michigan and Brelyn lives in Maryland, we always made our relationship work. We found ways to keep it exciting and fresh with surprise visits, weekly iChat dates, and about 1 million dollars spent on edible arrangements and flowers lol. On December 23rd, 2014, I found myself on yet another flight to Maryland with another mission.
This time I was going to ask Dr. Mike and Dee Dee Freeman for Brelyn’s hand in marriage. I can remember myself sitting on the plane, in a full suit and tie, a diamond ring in my pocket, and thinking…“What if they say no?”
Well after a 2 hour meeting (notice the meeting time increased lol) I got the green light once again!!! On December 25th, 2015 I got down on one knee and asked my best friend and the love of my life for her hand in marriage. She said “Yes!”
seriously can't believe this is happening in a couple of hours. All the days I've prayed & waited for someone like you. You're my answered prayer! I seriously can't believe God loves me this much that he would bless me with you. It won't be long now! I love you @timbowmanjr see you soon 😍😘❤️ #meetthebowmans
I tried my hardest to make it through this song without crying! Lol Well I failed, but what came out was from my heart straight to my wife!! Still just humbled and grateful that people came out to celebrate w/ us! #Repost @1mookstar ・・・ #rp @themarkmckinnon This moment smh This was Tim singing "I believe in You and Me" as Bre walked down the aisle to meet him and seal the beginning of the rest of their lives with her dad ( Pastor Mike ) by her side ❤ I was with the bridal party so I couldn't capture this moment. But below are my Bowman Wedding highlights.... 1. The very very gaudy incredible clergy processional. Listen I LIVE for all that fanfare. I was in the back like look at the Kingdom walking in like royalty! It gave me LIFEEEE!! I hear that was @deedeefreeman Dr. Dee Dee's idea!! ( and the way you wore that dress! You did that mom!! ), it was everythinggggg 2. The decor was gorgeousssssssssssss. Mrs. Darnice did a flower wall that every girl dreams about having at their weeding ( @sodarnnice ) 3. Let's just say you could tell this was a wedding put on by wedding planner extraordinaire" Jocelyn Avery "@eventsbyjavery #class #excellence #timless , my god mother is allll that!! 4. Bre's face when the doors open were giving "I'm ready, I've seen this day in my dreams over and over again". That girl has vision for days, she always "sees before it happens " Tim was looking like "God is she really all mine, this is the one you saved for me?? *tears* 5. ( @drmikefreeman )Dr. Mike, smh, to see his face wheww, the tears didn't stop. I believe Dr. Showell called him this centuries miracle. I think (can't remember the exact wording). Anyway, to see that day happen after the devil tried to take him out and tell him that he would not be around to walk his daughter down the aisle was overwhelming. 6. The overall spirit of festivity and joy that was in the air. It felt like a WORLD effort, like people were cheering as EVERYONE walked down the aisle. It was like unbelievable!!! What was felt in that place I believe is a reflection of the spirit of those two families coming together. #wedding #love #meetthebowmans #ilovelove #kingdomliving #goodsinging #singer
48 hours later & I'm still on cloud 9! We had such an amazing wedding. Still trying to find what went wrong but can't find a thing! Major love to our coordinator @eventsbyjavery! She's a beast! Thanks to my glam team @missdrini @sherrittamatthewsdavis & @diandre_tristan. All of my ceremony decor @sodarnnice killed! & every picture @clarkbaileyphotography so grateful for everyone! #MeetTheBowmans #letsbreaktheinternet #jesusdidit #whentwovirginsmarry #verawang
I tried to say thank you & like every picture in the #MeetTheBowmans photos I think I conquered or rather came very close! Lol I'm just so grateful for everyone's love! It's 5am here in Dubai I'm packing/posting while @timbowmanjr is sleeping. Another huge thank you to everyone!! www.meetthebowmans.com/thank-you! (Link in bio) thank you @claddison for this beautiful photo 😘
Where there is honor there is glory! The anointing at our ceremony was very powerful. It was truly an atmosphere where angels could reside & not feel out of place. A place where love healed broken hearts, encouraged some to press on & to rekindle love. The peace of God covered our day. One of the many reasons I love @timbowmanjr he's always in a place of worship. #myking