Country singer Kimberly Perry, 30, of The Band Perry married her longtime, love J.P. Arencibia, 28, former catcher of the Texan Rangers last Thursday afternoon. The ceremony took place in a church in Perry’s hometown of Greeneville, Tennessee.
The couple hosted a very exclusive, yet small, southern-belle wedding at Christ Chapel First Presbyterian Church in Perry’s hometown. Greeneville is a very close community with it being only a 14-square-mile town. Though the wedding was a traditional southern wedding, the couple integrated their family in a touching way.
Kimberly Perry is the lead singer of her band, The Band Perry. Her brother Reid is her guitarist and her other brother Neil is her drummer, while both also are her background vocalists. Reid and Neil gradually were the best men for their sister’s wedding, as they have always been a close-knit family. Arencibia chose his nieces to be his grooms women as his added touch to the ceremony.
Dr. Steve Perry walked his only daughter down the aisle to her now husband. Perry wore a white Reem Acra off-the-shoulder gown with a long cathedral-length train. She also wore a long white veil that covered both her face and back as she walked down the aisle. Her hair was down and softly curled just enough to trace her face flawlessly.
Kimberly Perry also held a bouquet of white cascading flowers as she married J.P. Arencibia. All of her flowers from both her ceremony and reception were donated to a non-profit group called Random Acts of Flowers. All flowers donated through this organization are dispersed to various nursing homes and hospitals.
Following the ceremony, guests then attended the reception at Perry’s parents’ home in Greeneville home. Among Perry and Arencibia’s family and close friends were Blake Shelton and his wife Miranda Lambert, both being very prominent in country music. Also in attendance were country singer and American Idol finalist Carrie Underwood and her NHL husband Mike Fisher of the Nashville Predators. Lennon Stella, her sister Maisy Stella, and Mac Powell performed at the couple’s reception.
Kimberly Perry and J.P. Arencibia met in February of 2012 in Plant City, Florida. Perry was at the pike of her career as her and The Band Perry quickly became country’s newest and hottest country band with their hit single “If I Die Young.” Arencibia was the catcher of the Toronto Blue Jays at the time. The Band Perry hosted a meet-and-greet at the Florida Strawberry Festival, and Arencibia made it a priority to meet the country star. That night he also fought his nerves to ask for Perry’s number, the number of a woman who eventually changed his life forever. It is reported that Arencibia saw Perry on T.V. prior to the meet-and-greet and told his friends that she would be the woman he would marry. This was a prediction that surely came true.
Arencibia proposed to Perry last October at her parents’ Greenville home. He surprised her, but she predicted what was about to happen the second she came home to him there. Arencibia told Perry to go upstairs to her room to change and to come back outside after. She found a letter and a bracelet left by her family. Perry had always dreamt about being proposed to underneath an old oak tree in her parents’ yard. As she went back to Arencibia outside, he anxiously waited for her underneath that same oak tree and made Perry’s wish come true with a 3.3-carat engagement ring. A wish eventually turned into a long awaited fantasy as Kimberly Perry finally married J.P. Arencibia last week.
OPinion By Tricia Manalansan