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Tida and Ak’s Sierra Leonean’s Mosque Wedding in Maryland
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Tida and Ak’s Sierra Leonean’s Mosque Wedding in Maryland

Tida and AK’s love story began during the spring semester of 2012 when both had recently transferred to the same university. To this day AK can’t recall what the topic of the class lecture was, but what he will never forget is the first time he laid eyes on Tida as she located a seat. After weeks of building up his confidence, AK decided to introduce himself. The connection between them was instantaneous, quickly becoming friends and study partners as they supported each other throughout their academic pursuits. Despite the long-distance between them following graduation, Tida and AK’s bond never wavered and it became clear that they were meant to be together always. Bride & Groom: Tida & AK Occupations: Accounting & Law Enforcement Wedding Location: Lanham, Maryland ...
Kwame and Diane: A Pan-African City-Chic Wedding in Patterson
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Kwame and Diane: A Pan-African City-Chic Wedding in Patterson

It was at the restaurant of their first date where Kwame took Diane leading up to asking for her hand in marriage. Love was in the air during that walk in the park where Diane said “yes,” like it was when they were first introduced by mutual best friends. A love that continued to deepen over time, carrying them across the altar towards each other to say I do during a city-chic ceremony with Pan-African elements. Their fondest wedding memories include “walking down the aisle to meet each other,” and the “the Circle of Friends soca song reception entry.” Read all about their love story and wedding experiences – featuring photography by Blue Pictorial, day-of coordination by Details Made Simple, and hair styling by Hair by Sadiku. ________________________________________ Bride & Groom:...
Elegant Castle Wedding in France: Johanna & Emmanuel
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Elegant Castle Wedding in France: Johanna & Emmanuel

Johanna and Emmanuel’s wedding was truly a modern day fairtayle. It doesn’t get more romantic than exchanging vows at an idylic castle, and Chateau Bouffemont was the perfect venue. From the pastel color scheme, to the ornate main hall of the castle, to the exquisite French cuisine, everything about Johanna and Emmanuel’s wedding exuded elegance and glam. Johanna was the epitome of fashion forward sophistication in her wedding pant suit. Yes, pant suit, and that was just her first outfit! Besides showstopping fashion, their nuptials were filled with heartwarming culture. At sunset, guests enjoyed an amazing Cameroonian dance performance at the castle garden, before hitting the dance floor and dancing all night long. There’s an overload of beauty and inspiration in this castle wedding. S...
Musa & Norka: Beautiful Haitian and African Wedding in New Jersey
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Musa & Norka: Beautiful Haitian and African Wedding in New Jersey

Musa tried to keep his composure as his beautiful bride, Norka, walked down the aisle, but he couldn’t hold back his tears. Norka, smiling from ear to ear, was a showstopper — a true vision of love and femininity as she dazzled in her form-fitting mermaid gown by Brides by Nona. After a romantic surprise proposal in front of family and friends, and over a year of meticulous planning, Musa and Norka were finally about to pledge their eternal love and fidelity to each other. While they couldn’t be happier with their opulent, classic cream and gold decor and trendsetting wedding style, they were most excited to celebrate their love and heritage with family and friends. Read all about their love story and stunning wedding officiated by Married by Roxy and coordinated perfectly by Utterly El...
Dreamy Garden Wedding in Connecticut – Esther and John
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Dreamy Garden Wedding in Connecticut – Esther and John

Esther and John’s love story began while driving in downtown Hartford, where Esther’s friends decided to make an impromptu introduction between Esther and John. John took down Esther’s phone number as her friends shouted it out of the window. Deciding to find a place to pullover, the attraction between Esther and John was “instant.” Later connecting over social media, they finally had their first date a few months later. One date led to another and it wasn’t long before they became inseparable, and John was planning their perfect proposal a few months later. Read all about their love story and wedding experiences in this dreamy garden wedding in Connecticut – featuring decor and coordination by Blissful Royal Creations. ________________________________________ Bride & Groom: Esther ...
Gorgeous Traditional Nigerian and Western Wedding in Alabama – Kourtney and Adeola
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Gorgeous Traditional Nigerian and Western Wedding in Alabama – Kourtney and Adeola

Even though Kourtney and Adeola both attended the same university they didn’t begin dating until after graduation. Sharing several mutual friends, they would see each other in passing from time to time, to which Kourtney admits to secretly having a crush on him. It would be a seemingly random weekend when Kourtney’s friend while DJ’ing in Alabama, mentioned her to Adeola and passed along her number. Soon after she received a text from Adeola, beginning a conversation that would carry them into their first date, and from there all the way to the altar. Bride & Groom: Kourtney & Adeola Wedding Location: Spanish Fort Community Center (Nigerian Ceremony), Christ Temple Apostolic Church (Wedding Ceremony), Daphne Civic Center in Daphne, Alabama (Reception)...
Dreamy Destination Wedding in Santorini – Abiodun and Samuel
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Dreamy Destination Wedding in Santorini – Abiodun and Samuel

Abiodun (Abbey) and Samuel’s love story began while both were traveling with friends on holiday in Miami. Their initial meeting took place at an off-beach bar, where Abbey fondly recalls how “it was love at first sight.” Approaching Abbey’s seat, Samuel struck up a conversation that felt so natural it was as if they were picking up where they left off. As their relationship continued to develop over time, Abbey recalls how Samuel was “very different from anyone I have ever dated before, but he was exactly what I wanted/needed in my life, and being with him has been like the missing part of my puzzle has been filled.” ________________________________________ Bride & Groom: Abbey & Samuel Location of Wedding: Santorini, Greece Realizing that he had also found the missing par...
Together Forever: Ethiopian Wedding in Washington DC – Gelila and Zewerede
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Together Forever: Ethiopian Wedding in Washington DC – Gelila and Zewerede

Gelila and Zewerede met through mutual friends, immediately forming a connection and going out on their first date the very next day. Having so much in common, it seemed as if everything they learned about each other continued in furthering their connection. Sharing a unique sense of humor, a mutual love for culinary delights, and a deep respect for family – they discovered in each other not just a romantic partner but a best friend. ________________________________________ Bride & Groom: Gelila & Zewerede Location of Wedding: Washington DC Photographer: Christopher Jason Studios It wasn’t long before the recognition that they’d discovered the one became clear, and a proposal imminent. The perfect opportunity presented itself when they were preparing t...
Happily Ever After: Nana and Cleon’s Multi-cultural Intimate Ballroom Wedding in DC
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Happily Ever After: Nana and Cleon’s Multi-cultural Intimate Ballroom Wedding in DC

Nana and Cleon's love story first began when both were part of the same church youth group. For Cleon, it was love at first sight, and though life separated them for a time, fate would always bring them back together. Knowing in their hearts that they truly belonged together it wasn't long after reconnecting that Cleon began planning their perfect proposal that would lead them down the path towards happily ever after... Read all about Nana and Cleon's love story, sweet proposal, and experiences in their modern ballroom wedding in Washington DC. Bride & Groom: Nana & Cleon Occupations: Physician & Police Officer Wedding Location: Park Hyatt Washington DC Tell us how you met and all about the proposal. We met in 2002 when Cleon first came from Jamaica. Our fa...
Miracle of Love: Charming Chapel Wedding in Maryland
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Miracle of Love: Charming Chapel Wedding in Maryland

Miracle and Garvin first met byway of mutual friends. For Garvin, it was love at first sight, in his words, he felt "there was a sense of calmness, happiness and peace in his soul" when meeting her. Over time, Miracle would prove to be the miracle of his life, and it wasn't long before Garvin was planning their perfect proposal. It was after Thanksgiving, surrounded by family and close friends, when Garvin asked Miracle to spend the rest of their lives together as husband and wife... Read all about Miracle & Garvin's love story, proposal, and experiences in their gorgeous Chapel wedding in Maryland - captured by Judah Avenue Photography. Bride & Groom: Miracle & Garvin Occupations: Project Manager & Engineer Wedding location: Bishop’s Chapel & Camelot ...