It is a love story of destinations and divine intervention. From Ghana, to California, with a planned spontaneous (perhaps not an oxymoron) proposal in Scotland and a future life as scholars in Massachusetts, Jana and Nii found their way into each other’s arms.
The ceremony was officiated by the pastor who organized the church group where they met, became friends, and ultimately fell in love. Nii’s family and friends traveled from around the globe to Sacramento, to join Jana’s family and celebrate thier union. Two flower girls scattered petals along the aisle, making way for Jana who was walked down by her mother. Jana and Nii left the church in a patined red truck that was her father’s and took them from their petal exit to the reception.
An intimate reception was held at the vintage Capitol Plaza Ballroom, that kind of had an art-deco vibe. The dj spun American and African music, and the dance party that I was warned about began. Blend of families, traditions, cultures and most importantly love.
Later we snuck out from the reception to get some portraits in downtown Sacramento, with a side trip to Starbucks.
Here are a few images: