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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

mila | ayesha + norvil . jumping the broom

they had a looooong engagement ... and she bought the dress a while back and has always loved it.  ayesha told me that when norvil wasn't home she would have date nights with her dress complete with wine and cheese.  and still he'd never seen her in it till the wedding day.  don't you just LOVE that?  talk about getting maximum use!

you know what else i love??  adorable grandmas with strawberry mojitos in hand, grinning aunts, cheery cousins and guests that know how to get down with some great moves.  mmmm hmm... i love me a great party!

a note on jumping the broom (from wikipedia)

Jumping over the broom symbolized various things depending on the culture. In the American south, the custom determined who ran the household. Whoever jumped highest over the broom was the decision maker of the household.


photographers must blend in with the guests.  that way if we get caught in the shot we don't look out of place.  so yeah ... hanssie and i were in white too ... oh and coordinating shoes!