celebration, community, togetherness, wedding

A Wedding to Remember

Yesterday, I went to a wedding and reception that I’ll remember for a long time to come.

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Lily Chang © 2018

This wasn’t about a spectator show, where there was the audience watching the bride and groom do their thing.

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Lily Chang © 2018

And, this wasn’t just an incredible joining together of two very different cultures. The bride was born in Liberia but immigrated to the US at a young age with family. And the groom was born and raised here, with cultural roots in the United States.

Lily Chang © 2018

But, this was a community celebration of two becoming one. I could sense the energy, joy, and love in everything — what they did, how the ceremony and reception were conducted, and how we were all included and involved, regardless of culture or race — in the song and dance of bringing these two together in matrimony. What wonderful festivities.

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Lily Chang © 2018

Congratulations to the couple!

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