Beverly moved to Tifton from Kansas City, Missouri, to help her grandmother who has since passed away. Bernard's grandmother and Beverly's grandmother were best friends. His parents and Beverly's family used to play on top of Camel Hill together when they were young. Beverly's first cousin and Bernard's first cousin graduated together and were thick as thieves. So you see, Bernard and Beverly were connected but didn't know they were connected.
Bernard and Beverly met on October of 2000, and Beverly knew from the start that Bernard would be her future husband. Bernard prayed for someone to love, and when he met Beverly, he just thought of them as friends. Then something changed and he said he knew Beverly was the one he wanted to marry.
Beverly never thought she would get married, and for her to have come all the way from Kansas City, Missouri, to Tifton, Georgia, to find her best friend is truly a blessing. Last year Bernard had to have surgery on his knee because of an injury at work. Two weeks ago they had to go back in and repair and clean his knee again. He hasn't worked since then, so to have a chance to win the Dream Wedding would be a blessing.