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Alex & Finnoh – Camp Wedding

February 4, 2020

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Alex & Finnoh beautiful traditional African ceremony at the YMCA Camp in St Croix   was so special!

 They met when they were just 12 years old! After some years apart and reconnecting, they  have been  together and living all over for the past 15 years. Finally back home they were so happy to party with their family and friends!
Among the river sounds, cicadas and fires, they celebrated their love ! Such a good energy and happiness surrounding them. There were so many hugs!!

Finnoh’s family is from Sierra Guinea and they incorporated  traditional African  traditions, first they prayed for their ancestors to come join them . Afterwards the brothers and the man had to make a list of the groom and bride qualities and they had to discuss and  go over these and decide if they would allow the marriage, once that it was decided that it would be allowed they were married! My favorite part was jumping the broom, a tradition that marks the beginning of a new couple making a home together-  a symbol of the sweeping away of the old and the welcoming of the new!

Alex’s family was incredibly and full of sweet words for their toasts, which were emotional and so funny as well.

The night ended with a wonderful presentation by live band BlueWater Kings , they were so awesome!

Thank you Alex and Finnoh for welcoming into your day!

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  1. pol sena says:

    Looking gorgeous and this picture made my day.

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