Beyond Black & White » Weddings http://www.beyondblackwhite.com Chronicles, Musings and Debates about Interracial & Intercultural Relationships Thu, 02 Oct 2014 03:23:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Video: You Tubers, Shelly and Michael Tie the Knot! http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/video-tubers-shelly-michael-tie-knot/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/video-tubers-shelly-michael-tie-knot/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:13:05 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=33088 Up-and-coming You Tube star couple, Shelly and Michael made it official earlier this month. They wanted to share their happy day with our community. Don’t you just love, LOVE?

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Up-and-coming You Tube star couple, Shelly and Michael made it official earlier this month. They wanted to share their happy day with our community.

Don’t you just love, LOVE?

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Video: BB&W Fan Get Married, Serenades Groom; Bring Him to Tears http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/video-bb-bring-tears/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/video-bb-bring-tears/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 03:01:08 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=32378 Again…best job in the world I have. I help people know their worth. I let couples know they have support. And guess what I get in return? Stories like these!!! Hi Christelyn, I just want to say, thank you for continuing your Beyond Black & White Blog. I’ve been reading it for the past couple […]

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Again…best job in the world I have. I help people know their worth. I let couples know they have support. And guess what I get in return? Stories like these!!!
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Hi Christelyn,

I just want to say, thank you for continuing your Beyond Black & White Blog. I’ve been reading it for the past couple of years, since my now husband and I started dating. It’s nice to have a place to go to read about or hear about others who are dating outside of their own race or “swirling”, when it seems so foreign to some friends and family members. It’s crazy how natural our love seems to us, but it’s still so “shocking” to others around us sometimes. While I never comment on any of your posts, I do read it frequently. It’s one of my go-to sites. Thank you again for maintaining it and being a champion for interracial dating. Here is a video of me serenading my groom at our wedding a couple weeks ago! Whoo Hoo!

After you’ve wiped your eyes and blown the snot from your nose, join me in congratulating the happy couple!

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Swirling and Marriage: 2014 Couple of the Year http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/swirling-marriage-2014-couple-year/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/swirling-marriage-2014-couple-year/#comments Sun, 10 Aug 2014 04:53:33 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=32337 Allen and Lynne Lo Introducing the Swirling and Marriage 2014 Couple of the Year.  We see lots of beautiful, swirling couples on this site. Sometimes, one of these lovely couples stands apart from among the others. I came across this couple first on Pinterest and Facebook via The Swirl World. Adrienne London Leach of TSW put […]

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Introducing the Swirling and Marriage 2014 Couple of the Year.  We see lots of beautiful, swirling couples on this site. Sometimes, one of these lovely couples stands apart from among the others. I came across this couple first on Pinterest and Facebook via The Swirl World. Adrienne London Leach of TSW put me in touch with Lynne. I contacted Lynne and we became friends earlier this year.

This beautiful, South African, Blasian couple is easily the Swirling and Marriage 2014 Couple of the Year. Allen and Lynne Lo are bringing the love for real. Looking at their wedding (and other) photographs, anyone can see that he can’t keep his hands off her. And they have a sweet story to boot.

Lynne met Allen as a teen at the mall. According to Lynne, it was love at first sight between she and Allen. Lynne is bubbly yet strong and confident in herself and the love Allen would have for her. They dated for just over a year and then became engaged. After being engaged for some time, Allen and Lynne decided together that marriage is the next step. They used all of 2013 to plan their wedding. It was stressful because Lynne’s mother was sick and hospitalized. Unfortunately, Allen’s family had no interest in their wedding but that did not matter in the end. Lynne and Allen got married in January 2014. Lynne says that her wedding was the best day of her life. She and Allen are so successful as a couple because together they are a team. Allen is a stand up man whose love for Lynne literally comes through the pictures. Strong in her faith, Lynne says about Allen: “I carry my husband in my soul and I pray for him more than I pray for myself. He is my life and my everything!” Lynne adds lovingly, “Beautiful, Blasian is in our future. (Yes, they say Blasian in South Africa). I can’t wait to give my husband a beautiful family.”

Allen on the other hand speaks as lovingly of Lynne as she does of him. He obviously loves Lynne’s family too. While looking through some of this fabulous couple’s photos, I saw how loving and tender Allen was toward Lynne’s ill mother. That is genuine love that comes from a special place. Sadly, Lynne’s mother passed away and Allen was the rock who was there for his lady.

All I see is a strong, special love that is sure to endure any test of time. Lynne and Allen seem to be on a permanent honeymoon. Enjoy these photographs as much as I did. Thank you Lynne and Allen Lo for sharing your lovely photographs and a little of your lives.

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Lynne Lo cas 2A kiss to Lynne’s ailing mother from the inseparable love birds. So sweet, so touching. Look at the love. I can imagine these two dealing with her mother’s illness during such a happy occasion. I just have to admire them. It must have been hard.

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Lynne Lo 4Lynne salutes Allen on his birthday with a wedding pic. Today we celebrate your birthday my love. Thank you for not changing one bit. The journey we chose to walk together is endless and I will walk it with you till end of time. Happy Birthday baby love you soooo much!!!!!! What a dedication!

Lynne Lo 8Just look what Allen says about his beloved Lynne: “I just love this wife of mine sooooooo much! #behind every successful man there stands a strong woman. My Wife is my everything. Love you baby.” LOVES IT!!! And this is what the romance novels are made of — a chapter all by itself.

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More pics of this beautiful couple. What a treat!

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Lynne Lo cas 3When I woke this morning my husband greeted me with this fabulous DKNY perfume gift. Ai, I’m blessed!!!

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Allen’s turn to celebrate Lynne’s birthday. “Wishing my beautiful, precious wife a HAPPY BIRTHDAY. With lots of love and blessings, may God continue to bless you forever and always. Thank you for being such an awesome wife to me, love you always mwsh. #let the party begin #celebrating my wife’s BIRTHDAY”

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Lynne remembers her mother: RIP MOM. You gave life to me. Sad that I have lost you today but you’re better off in heaven with the angels. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. ‘Til we meet again!!!

Lynne Lo cas 15Allen remembers his mother in law. “Miss my mother in law very much. #RIP MA!!!!”

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Lynne Lo 10Congrats and best wishes to Lynne and Allen for many many happy years to come!

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Another BB&W Reader Success Story! Remember April & Henry? They Got Hitched! http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/another-bbw-reader-success-story-remember-april-henry-got-hitched/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/another-bbw-reader-success-story-remember-april-henry-got-hitched/#comments Wed, 25 Jun 2014 03:31:36 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=31288 Some of you might recall a reader letter from April, who wrote me back in 2013 about how this blog was a support to her as she began dating Henry, a fellow medical student at Brown University. Hi Christelyn! I LOVE your blog. I remember when I stumbled across it & it was so awesome […]

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Some of you might recall a reader letter from April, who wrote me back in 2013 about how this blog was a support to her as she began dating Henry, a fellow medical student at Brown University.

Hi Christelyn!
I LOVE your blog. I remember when I stumbled across it & it was so awesome to finally find a community of like-minded women! I just got engaged to my boyfriend, Henry, on Saturday after my birthday dinner. We met in medical school at Brown and we’re currently doing our residencies (I’m in Boston doing internal medicine & he’s in Philadelphia doing emergency medicine). I’ll be moving to Philly in June to join him! Your blog is wonderful because it doesn’t mince words — we black women are just as beautiful & deserving of being treated like queens as any other women. I’ve heard it all, that I’m uppity and don’t know my place because I’m not interested in DBR brothas hollering at me on the street. I know my worth, and I love that your blog empowers women to embrace their options and choose the best for themselves. Anyway, I know you sometimes post when people get engaged, and I was hoping you’d consider sharing our story. Keep fighting the good fight!!

Sincerely,
April

Well guess what? They just got hitched! I’ve got to tell you, stories like this reinforce for me how very important and impactful the blog really is. All of us are making a difference. We’re literally shaping the future!

Join me in congratulating April and Henry!

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Astrid & Maher “L’amore est eternal” http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/astrid-maher-lamore-est-eternal/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/astrid-maher-lamore-est-eternal/#comments Wed, 18 Jun 2014 04:50:13 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=31082 Michelle Calloway of The Swirl World posted a photograph of Astrid and Maher on her Pinterest board.  It left me wanting more so I had to go fishing and found their wedding photographer Eli Turner.  Enjoy the fabulous photographs of this Haitian and Palestinian union that incorporated both cultures.   The swirling college sweethearts met […]

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Michelle Calloway of The Swirl World posted a photograph of Astrid and Maher on her Pinterest board.  It left me wanting more so I had to go fishing and found their wedding photographer Eli Turner.  Enjoy the fabulous photographs of this Haitian and Palestinian union that incorporated both cultures.

 

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The swirling college sweethearts met during an orientation at Georgetown University.  So Astrid and Maher found it fitting to marry there nine years later as well, they decided to make DC their home.

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Eve Becomes “Mrs. Maximillion Cooper” http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/eve-becomes-mrs-maximillion-cooper/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/eve-becomes-mrs-maximillion-cooper/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 06:11:44 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=31117 This from People magazine Rapper and actress Eve married her fiancé, Maximillion Cooper, on Saturday. The Barbershop star and the British designer and Gumball 3000 race founder wed in Ibiza, Spain, E! News is reporting. “I’m so happy to make Eve my wife,” Copper told E! “The whole experience has been amazing and we are […]

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Rapper and actress Eve married her fiancé, Maximillion Cooper, on Saturday.

The Barbershop star and the British designer and Gumball 3000 race founder wed in Ibiza, Spain, E! News is reporting.

“I’m so happy to make Eve my wife,” Copper told E! “The whole experience has been amazing and we are both so happy to have tied the knot.”

They reportedly chose Ibiza for their wedding location because it was where this year’s Gumball 3000 car race ended. Eve didn’t take part in the rally this year, instead flying to Spain early for final wedding preparations while her groom competed.

 

Go on, girl. Go on.

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