Timing Is Everything
by Marsha and Mengistu
(Randolph, New Jersey)
At first we thought a wedding photo album filled pictures from a destination wedding in Jamaica, which is where I was born, would be excellent. So we went for a vacation and knew it would be beautiful and wonderful for our marriage. But we soon realized that most of our closest family and friends would be unable to make the trip. Back home we thought about the elegant, gracious, understated wedding ceremony and celebration we wanted.
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And sure enough, we found our site very close by in the Meadow Wood Manor. The outdoor wedding ceremony would be in the garden patio lush with flowers and colors of the tropics.
Family, good food, good friends and music including a traditional Ethiopian dance with my husband and those gathered made our wedding everything I hoped it would be.