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And Two Shall Be One

On July 23, about a week before leaving to come back to West Africa, my nephew wed his high school sweetheart.  Well, maybe that's not technically correct....they met in high school, but didn't go to the same high school.  A neighbor lady of Heather invited her to church with her.  Her church is the home church of my nephew, Jeremiah, so they met at church.  Heather found Christ there...and her true love, Jeremiah.

July 23 happened to be one of the hottest days of the year in western New York state.  Unusual for that area, it was over 100 degrees.  Because the area has short, mild summers, the church had no air conditioning.  And the church was beautifully decorated with hundreds of candles which made it feel even hotter! My sister scoured all the flee markets and 2nd hand stores she could think of to find enough ruby-colored candle holders to decorate with.  She did a great job on it!

The day started with a visit to the salon and up-do's for all the girls and moms. My niece, Alesha did the make-up for all the girls.

In spite of the heat, the groom was handsome and the bride beautiful!  The ceremony was quite traditional, but they had some elements unique to them, making the wedding very special.  The rest of the post will just be pictures of Jeremiah and Heather's special day!

Here's the handsome groom

And here's the gorgeous bride. 

And here's what happens when you put guys in the Sunday School room with the sports equipment.  Maybe they were confused as to the meaning of "tie the knot".
The bride and her sisters who were her bridesmaids and her half-sister.  One of her sisters is her twin sister. Can you tell which one is the twin?

I told you it was hot!

Saying their vows.  Jeremiah's dad, my brother-in-law, performed the ceremony.

It seems to me that the evidence is pretty incriminating.  The guy not pointing the finger must be the guilty one!  Although, the one with two fingers pointing at him looks pretty guilty, too, since he's been caught holding the roll of tape.

I have so many good pictures, but my connection is slow event though I have compressed these pictures, so I'll leave it at this.  The pictures are all edited and will be on their way to the bride and groom tomorrow.  After they've had a chance to post on Facebook if they want, I'll put up a few more there.