When I came across this couple I was actually drawn into the photo by the intense and deep love Danish Andreas Anderskou and South African Zani Suttle have for one another. Although they actually live in New York city, the Webersburg Wine Estate in Stellenbosch (Western Cape) South Africa was quite the perfect venue for this handsome and lovely couple to exchange their vows. Wow! Photographs by Christopher Munton Photography.
OMGoodness, a friend in the UK sent me this article posted on Essence.com. I could not stop reading. A black woman seeking advice wrote in to Abiola Abrams’ Intimacy Intervention column. Seems the writer’s wonderful, white husband likes to use racial slurs during sex. “Oh baby, nigger bitch, oh baby.” Come again? What the what??? I liked Abrams’ answer to the sad advice seeker and if she were real, I would hope she took the advice. I felt little sympathy for this sister as she did not know how to vet. Any woman who would put up with such from any man has some esteem and other issues. I don’t want to go a rant but, why anyone would allow and actually like this kind of behavior, treatment or talk is beyond me. That is the excuse the carefully crafted, deep seated racist author gave the writer Where is the self respect? I when I read this post, I couldn’t help but picture Django Chained.
White DBRs Are In Great Supply
Black women who advocate for other black women to expand their dating pools to include all races are often accused of bashing black men; as some are quick to apply the DBR (damaged beyond repair) label to them. No one claims that all black men are dbrs. That would be unfair as there are some great black men out there. On the other hand, if the shoe fits……
When I first introduced you all to Lissette Gonzalez five years ago, her interview got the most responses ever. People were drawn to Lissette’s (Lisy or Lady Elle) outgoing, loving and crazy personality and the heart binding super love she and her husband share with each other.
Mahala Lynch Davis
Mahala Lynch Davis, married her former slave owner Isaac P. Davis in 1857. On the right is their daughter Martha Davis Wilson (b. 1848) holding her baby Julia Wilson (Car). Davis freed Mahala and then married her moving from his former Virginia plantation to Chilicothe, southern Ohio.
Just look how she looks at him so adorably.
Angela and Joey traditional and Ghanaian ceremonies.
You have to see this spectacular multicultural wedding video of Cynthia and Hatim. They live in Paris and married in Hatim’s native Morocco. You see some elements from Martinique from where the bride hails, but by far we can’t help but notice marvelous Moroccan customs such as the professionals dressing the bride for a 5 time change of clothes. (Moroccan customs can have up to 8 clothing changes). Seems that no expense was spared as this is a real celebration. Obliviously Hatim loves this beautiful woman named Cynthia and she looks at him like he is a prince!
This is the second and third stories of former slaves who moved to and married interracially in Montana. Mattie Bell Castner is the called “The Mother of Belt, Montana.” My family and I had the opportunity to drive through the area in 2011. It felt good to be close enough to touch history, but most of us could experience the same sentiments by just going outside or a few miles away as the contributions of our ancestors surround us, but I digress.
I am a certified Swirl Huntress and can find black women swirlers or interracial relationship/marriage related news in the outer most regions of the Earth. Imagine my surprise when I came across this movie with an African woman interracial theme! I was beyond thrilled reading about Feathered Dreams and the trailer did not disappoint. I love movies as much as the next person, but I have found other things to do with my time quite honestly these days. However, this movie I am putting on my “MUST SEE” list. Maybe that is because the last movie I saw was 9 months ago when I was braving the frigid, nose hair freezing North Pole, Alaska 51 degrees below zero days. After that experience, nobody should be asking why movies are low priority for or anyone in my family. But I digress.
Watch their video and you will see true love. What a beautiful couple and wedding. These two lovebirds are in college getting their teaching degrees. What better place to have their wedding in a school? Not to mention the money saved by choosing such a venue. What a bunch of supporters and well wishers! Sniff sniff! Pass the tissues.
Almost all of us know the story of Lot and Sodom and Gomorrah from the Bible. We know what happened to Lot’s wife when she decided to remain in a world that meant her certain death. Oh, she was on board with leaving, but her heart was not in it. So she turned to look back and became a pillar of salt. She doomed any chance she had at escape and a possible life of happiness outside of her deadly community.
Mirash and Fredrik Westlund
Sweden-based Ghanaian international model, Mirash Davis recently followed her 2008 engagement to Fredrik Westlund with a dream wedding full of love, glamour, horse and carriage and more. In the presence of family and friends (including Mirash’s mum, Evelyn Adzimah and the couple’s adorable son, Oscar), Mirash and Fredrik said their vows at the church and right after the ceremony, they were whisked on a horse and carriage to in the groom’s parent’s garden for dinner.
Brandy and Michael Voels
Excerpted from “Being 40 Plus” In His Hands
When I was reached out to and asked to discuss my thoughts, feelings or views on my marriage I had a range of emotions. I am a black woman married to a white man. That is what the world sees at any rate. What I feel is a woman married to a man raising a family like any other couple black, white or otherwise. So, to give others perspective I chose to answer the question “what is it like to be in a biracial relationship?”
Luc & Marie
How to Plan a Wedding for a Bride and Groom with 400 Children
Excerpted From The Huffington Post by Marie Da Silva
Not everyone who gets married spends her time dreaming of just the right dress or where her honeymoon will be. My fiancé, Luc Deschamps and I, will be right here in Malawi, Africa, surrounded by family and friends who will come from around the world to celebrate with us when we get married. And most importantly, we will be with our 400 beautiful children from our school, “The Jacaranda School,” for children living with and orphaned by AIDS.
Class and Elegance
From The Bride Cafe
How Charming and Romantic!
From The Bride’s Cafe
Bre & Barry in Florence, Italy
Elethea and Mario Simple elegance……