Gulfport Mississippi Romance

Mississippi is home to one of the most beautiful beaches in the South. Gulfort, MS is a go to destination for many travelers and is the location of our beautiful wedding feature today. Jasmine and Barry are Mississippi State alum and took it back to Mississippi for their wedding. This classic southern wedding is everything a BSB dreams of her for wedding day. Check out this beautiful couple and enjoy their southern love story!


Bride Name-

Jasmine Janee Roberts

Groom Name –

Barry Terrell Stewart

Wedding Location –

Gulfport, Mississippi

Wedding Date –


Alma Mater of Bride –

Mississippi State University

Alma Mater of Groom –

Mississippi State University

Current City where you live:

Franklin, TN


Gulfport, MS for the Bride and Shelbyville, TN for the groom

How did you meet?

At Mississippi State in the Cafeteria

How long did you date?

from 9/8/09- 7/19/2014 when he proposed


How did he propose?

It was my birthday weekend and I could not wait to see what Barry had planned… a fun movie date night out, a competition of some sort for the weekend, or even just a relaxing family weekend and dinner. But he had something MUCH bigger up his sleeve. A few days before my birthday Barry told me he wanted to surprise me with a photoshoot for the two of us. This did not seem like anything out of the norm because we had been talking about having nice pictures made for 2 years. Barry explained the only reason he even told me the surprise is because he did not want to hear me say ” but my hair is not done I can’t take pictures”. So the day of the photoshoot the weather was over cast and rainy out. I begged Barry to reschedule because I knew the pictures were going to be outside which meant my hair could go from Silky straight to simba from the lion king in minutes, and those are not the pictures we were going for! He kept reassuring me that the rain would hold off and the pictures would be fine! We met with the photographer in a really nice location and started the pictures. After quite a few fun shots the photoshoot was over, So I thought. I was talking to the photographer with my back to Barry and he grabbed my hand and I turned around and he was on one knee. According to Barry I gasped and kinda stepped back, my memory says different. He said some of the sweetest things ever and then asked the Big question, which followed by a YES of course, and lots of hugs! 🙂 ALSO the photographer caught it all on camera which was the best part! That turned out to be the best birthday weekend ever!

When did you know he was the one?

When I could tell he always cared so much about my well being, mainly my health. But the exact day would be his graduation day. I never wanted to go a day without talking to him or seeing him and I was scared of what was to come next, but our journey only continued.

What is the cutest thing he has done for you without you asking?

Several things so thats hard to pin point, but he cooked a really nice dinner for me one day after a long day of work and it was a surprise.

What is something you love about him that has completely changed your life?

His sense of humor and how he can look at life so light and not take every moment so so serious!


What part of wedding planning made you crazy?

Place cards, When people kept falling off We had to keep rearranging.

What part of wedding planning could you not live without?

The fun I had trying on different dresses. My mom, my aunt, and my younger cousin who is like a sister to me had the best time!

What was your first thought the day after your engagement?

I can not believe I have found someone to spend my life.

What was your favorite part about the ceremony?

The second the church doors opened and I looked at my husband to be.

What was your favorite part about the wedding?  

Dancing with my husband in our matching shoes and just having a good time with him.

What did you love about being a southern bride?

There is simply no place like the south, and I loved being with my lovely bridesmaids and just having a great traditional day!:)



What was your favorite item on the menu?

the crab dip, umm the bomb to put it simply.

What southern song did you have to play at the reception?

Tim Mcgraw- My little girl to dance with my dad

Did you do any DIY?

 oh yes several things! One of my best friends did all of my signs for my tables and she also designed my invitations.

What were your wedding colors?

Grey and Peach


What is your favorite part about being married to each other?

Growing together as individuals but working together to do so.

What did you learn about each other through the wedding planning process?

I learned my husband is an amazing planner and super organized. He will not quit until a task is accomplished and he does everything to the best of his ability.


Invites – Britney Johnson (bizzibee on instagram)

Flowers- Flowers Forever Gulfport, MS  

Catering – Courtyard Mariott Gulfport Beachfront 

DJ/Entertainment- Diamond Productions and Tabari Daniels with Jz 94.5 

Dress – House of Tux in Gulfport, MS

Wedding Planner Gennie Smith and Debbie Robert

Photographer- Joshua Jacobs

Videographer- Diamond productions







































Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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  1. September 9, 2015 / 4:41 pm

    What a gorgeous bride! That dress is SO perfect on her!!

  2. September 9, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    Beautiful images! I love that you added the fun facts about the couple to this post- it was so fun to read!

  3. Paula J. Parks
    September 9, 2015 / 8:48 pm

    Beautiful Blessings on your marriage J J. You are a Beautiful Bride and I know that you are very Happy. Love you and Barry Forever. God’s Grace and Mercy Shines on you both. Absoloutely Gorgeous Layout and Article. Loving It.

  4. Mandi M
    September 9, 2015 / 9:44 pm

    🙂 Love the candid getting ready shots!

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