Detroit-based radio personality Koffey Brown is an officially ordained minister who owns her own wedding business, which she named bridesORgrooms. If you are planning to take that leap of faith and wed your beloved, Brown wants to help make your nuptials a day to remember.
Rolling out asked Brown about her wedding business, meeting the love of her life and how newlyweds can have a lasting and loving marriage.
What inspired you to start your wedding business?
When I was planning my wedding, I realized we don’t have a lot of options here in Detroit if you [plan] to elope or have a small wedding. Times are changing, the city is growing and more new businesses are coming to Detroit, so why not be one of them. People are doing smaller weddings and eloping [to] keep it [among] family and close friends. I created packages for couples who can have a small wedding ceremony on a budget and still be able to invite family and friends.
What wedding packages do you offer for couples?
It’s “Valentine’s Day” so we have a special package called the “Romantic Heart,” which includes a bundle of red roses, one picture and the ceremony will be done in our beautiful venue at the William V. Banks Museum. For pricing, they [can] send us an email [to] RSVP in advance. This special runs until the end of February.
Can you tell us how you met the love of your life, T3 of Slum Village?
We met when Slum Village’s album “Trinity” [was released]. We would always talk on the phone about our relationships and give each other advice. I would go to his shows, and he would come out to radio [events] that I would [host]. Ten years [later], I had passes to a screening of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 2015. I asked him to go with me. When the movie was over, he walked me to my car. He went in to hug me, but somehow our lips touched, and it was like magic. I felt something, he felt something, and we have literally been together since [then], and we were married a year later. T3 is truly the love of my life and best friend.
What advice can you offer to newlyweds?
My advice would be to keep God first and keep family and friends out of your business. When you have disagreements, talk them out with each other. More importantly, make sure before you get married that you are friends, and you can’t go wrong.
Is there anything else you would like for the readers to know?
Yes! Let me officiate your wedding. Let me marry you at the beautiful William V. Banks Museum. I want to bring couples together so they can feel what I feel. If I can play a part in bringing couples together as one, that is what I will do.
How can the readers find you?
Instagram: @brownkoffey and @bridesORgrooms
Email: [email protected]