A Shreveport bride’s dream is coming true thanks to the television reality wedding series and a celebrity wedding planner.

“My Great Big Live Wedding with David Tutera” spotlights eight inspirational couples who will take turns having their weddings broadcast live on each episode. The new season premiered on Feb. 5 with new episodes every Tuesday on the Lifetime channel.

At 9 p.m. March 19, Joslyn Pennywell, of Shreveport, will marry her fiance Kibwe Trim, of Trinidad, in a ceremony set in their current residence of Los Angeles.

The couple planned their dream wedding with show host David Tutera. Tutera is an award-winning celebrity wedding planner whose style and expertise caught Pennywell’s eye years ago.

“David is amazing,” Pennywell said. “He’s such a beautiful spirit, such an amazing man and so talented. When I was in college, I used to watch ‘My Fair Wedding with David Tutera’ and I used to say, ‘That man is going to do my wedding.'”

Pennywell was born in Lucky, Louisiana — a small town in Bienville Parish about an hour and a half southeast of Shreveport. She attended Grambling State University where she graduated with a bachelor of science in business and a masters of science in criminal justice. After living in Shreveport, where her family still resides, Pennywell moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career goals in 2010.

Since then, she’s embarked on many professional pursuits, including as a product specialist, nonprofit leader, actor, writer, public speaker and model. She competed on the competitive reality series, “America’s Next Top Model” on cycle 11.

Trim is a former professional basketball player and founder of a social networking company called L.A. Lime and the nonprofit The DreamChaser International Foundation, led by the couple.

DreamChaser provides tutoring, mentoring and financial aid to kids in underserved communities in the U.S., Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Africa. A portion of the funds contributed to Pennywell and Trim’s online wedding registry will benefit the organization.

The pair met at a California sports bar when a stranger impressed with both of their heights asked to take a photo with them — Pennywell is 5’11 and Trim is 6’10.

After the chance meeting, sparks flew leading to the two to date, and Trim proposing to Pennywell last summer.

“My Great Big Live Wedding,” slated with Lifetime’s Real Love Tuesdays, will highlight the couple’s remarkable lives and the paramount story of finding true love.

“Not only do I have my knight in shining armor — Mr. Kibwe Trim — I have the famous and most amazing wedding planner in the world to do my wedding. I’m on cloud nine,” Pennywell said.

Follow The Shreveport Times for more about the Pennywell and Trim’s love story and upcoming live wedding episode. 

If you watch

What: “My Great Big Live Wedding with David Tutera” featuring Joslyn Pennywell and Kibwe Trim

Where: Lifetime channel

When: 9 p.m. March 19

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