NOVEMBER 3, 2018
Belinda & Jerrold
Inside: OUR LOVE STORY THE BIG DAY MEET THE WEDDING PARTY
OUR LOVE STORY Jerrold and I first met in 1997 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. My pastor was preaching for his pastor’s church anniversary. He asked me for my phone number. I was reluctant, but I eventually gave in. To my surprise, he called that night. We talked for about 4 hours like we had been knowing each other forever. Our relationship grew stronger and stronger but of course life happened and we drifted apart and went our separate ways. We lived our lives and had our own families. We remained friends through it all. Over 6 years ago tragedy struck for my kids and I. I lost my husband and my kids lost their father. Jerrold was right there as a great friend. He helped me work through the grief. He put the light back into my eyes and put a smile on my kids faces. Years passed and we decided to express our love
to our families. We both decided that it was time for a new start with each other. He turned my darkness into sunshine. Jerrold has been an earthly dad to my kids as their heavenly dad looks on. Our family has grown tremendously. Jerrold came into the relationship with 4 kids, DiJana, Jerrold Jr, Jarred and Ja’Niah. I came into the relationship with 2 kids, Ashlynn and Derius. We also were blessed with our first child together, Ambrie Faith. Now our family is complete with our 7 kids. We are blessed beyond measure. Last, but not least we are grateful to have our mothers and Jerrold’s sister, Jackie, here today. During our five year relationship, these three women have had medical issues that shook our family. We are grateful to have them with us today. So salute to Edna Pete, Juanita Williams and Jackie Pete.
“LOVE IS NOT ABOUT HOW MUCH YOU SAY ‘I LOVE YOU’ BUT HOW MUCH YOU PROVE THAT IT IS TRUE” - UNKNOWN
THE BIG DAY Prelude Seating of Mothers & God Parents The Processional Bridal Entrance Welcome Giving of the Bride Exchange of Vows & Rings Unity Sand Ceremony Prayer of Blessing Presentation of Couple Recessional
BRIDESMAIDS WANDRAYA BEN My godsister. She has been there for me through thick and thin. We live almost 4 hours away from each other but we always pick up where we left off. We cry together and laugh together. But do know that if one is messed over, the other is coming. My first BFF. Uncle Mike’s babygirls. ANGELA LEWIS Classmate of Jerrold’s and Belinda’s best friend. Angie and Belinda go back since 1992 (Congress days). We are the only ones that can sit in the front row with white dresses on (inside joke). Love you and thanks for standing by my side for round 2. ASHLEY LAFLEUR Not blood sisters but you cant tell us that. Back in 2001, Ashley and her now husband, Gerald and me and my Jerrold went on our first double date. We always said that we would marry our Gerald/Jerrold one day. And here my day has come. LAKEISHA VIGERS Cousin of Jerrold and friend of Belinda. She is one real chick. She keeps it real whether you want to hear it or not. In planning a wedding it can be stressful and she always told me “whatever you decide, its okay with me”. We love you for that. SKEOSHA FAULKENBERRY Cousin of Belinda. Keeps family first and that is why I am lucky to have her in my corner. Also a praying cousin. Always great to have someone to pray for you and with you. ALICIA SIMS I can write a book about this lady here. We have only been friends for a short time but our friendship blossomed so quickly over two margaritas and fajitas at Chilli’s Bar and Grill. She has been there to listen and help when needed. KAYRA GUILLORY Kee what can I say about my little god child who is a grown married woman now. She is fearless and god fearing. She stands with confidence. She has helped me with this wedding and here we are today. Without your help none of this could have been possible. Multiple text, phone calls and emails. You kept me strong when I wanted to give up. Thanks a bunch. BRASHLEY ANDERSON The amazing Brash. My little cousin who does amazing things. She is full of humor and keeps me laughing every time we see each other. JACKIE PETE Jerrold’s sister. She tells it like it is no matter what. However, she will give you the shirt off of her back. Your health scare tore Jerrold and I up but we are grateful to have you stand with us on this day. DIJANA MADDOX Jerrold’s oldest daughter and my first baby girl. You stole my heart from the age of 2 when I first met you. I knew you were something special and you continue to shine daily. JA’NIAH PETE Jerrold’s second baby girl. Very talented and smart. She was shy at first meeting but our relationship has grown day by day. I am proud to officially call you my daughter. SHANTELLE PETE Jerrold’s niece who is more like a sister to him. She has been my ride or die for years. Remembering the trips to Baton Rouge. Had so much fun but could have done without the in and out of lanes on interstate 10. Small body but full of life. ASHLYNN CLOPHUS JR. BRIDESMAID Belinda’s oldest daughter. Ashlynn has been my number one diva since the day she was born. She is smart in more ways than one. She is very compassionate and loves people. I am happy to be giving her the thing that she has been longing for the past 6 years (an earthly dad). JAMIAH ANDERSON Belinda’s niece. She is so full of life and loves her nanny. AMBRIE PETE The daughter of Jerrold and Belinda. She is our miracle baby. She is a joy to be around and will brighten everyone’s day. Our princess Ambrie.
JEROME PETE, SR. Jerrold’s twin brother. He is the silliest one of the bunch. He is his brother’s keeper. He might as well live in our home because we face time him at least 5 times a day. But we love him dearly and wouldn’t trade him for anything. JOHNATHAN PETE One of Jerrold’s brothers. The brother that thinks that he can out cook anyone at anytime. Johnny can have his own advice column because you will get his opinion if you want it or not. But we love him to death. Advice is always welcome. JOHN PETE, SR. One of Jerrold’s other brothers. He is the one that Jerrold really looks up to. He is the encourager of the family and the crier of the family. He was the first one to call me sister in law even before we even decided to get married. Real brother in law. JOSHUA PETE Guess what? Another brother. He goes from 0 to 100 real quick. So don’t mess with him or his family because we cant tame the beast that will come out. But he means well. He is a great guy to have in your corner. Joshua introduced Jerrold to his first love, cooking. JARRED PETE Jerrold’s baby son. He is independent and very protective of his sister. He is my ride or die kid. JERROLD PETE, JR. Jerrold’s first born son. This kid is in a league all by himself. There is never a dull moment with him around the house. He keeps us laughing until we have to send him to bed at night. JOSEPH PETE Jerrold’s oldest brother. Gives very good advice. He motivates me to be better everyday. DERRICK NICKERSON “Wale” that’s what Jerrold calls him. Kind hearted person. Got mad love for him. JOHN PETE, JR. Jerrold’s nephew. A lot of family members say that he is Jerrold’s twin. Cool people. GIJUAN ANDERSON Belinda’s cousin but more like her little brother. GiJuan is our baby girl’s godfather. I could write a book but I would cry. Love this boy to death. JORDAN ANDERSON Belinda’s cousin. Very quiet but will pop off if need be. Very kindhearted and will help you if you need. TAVARAS ANDERSON Belinda’s only blood brother. This dude is my pain and my heart. I give him everything I have but I wouldn’t have it any other way. He is the godfather to my oldest child, Ashlynn. Wanted him to walk me down the aisle but of course he said leave it to uncle Mike. Shockingly he likes Jerrold because he didn’t really talk to anybody that I was with. JEROME PETE, JR. Jerrold’s nephew. Cold basketball player. Jerrold says he gets that from him and not his daddy. BRYSON PETE Jerrold’s nephew. Happy to have him stand with us today because he used to be scared of Jerrold but now they are cool as a fan. XAVIER PETE Jerrold’s nephew. God put him her for a reason. Fascinated with taking pictures and videoing. Watch out ladies. He is coming for you today. DERIUS CLOPHUS Belinda’s son. My main man. This dude is my right hand. When you see me, you see him. He is my comedian, my dancer, my basketball player and my all around Mr. Personality. Love his bad butt.
RECEPTION LOCATION Same as ceremony site
THANK YOU We would first like to thank God for bringing us together. Moms, thank you ladies for everything that you have instilled in us. Your upbringing has made us into the adults we are today. Special thanks to Events by Elliot and Patricia for catering and decorations, Glorious Moments Photography, DJ ChokeDeezy for providing DJ services, Pastor Tolbert for officiating our marriage, Alicia Pete for coordinating everything for us. Also this goes without sayingâ€Śto all of our wedding partyâ€Ś.this day would not have been possible without you guys. I know that we have not been pleasant at all times but thanks for putting up with us (especially Belinda). As a mother I know that I cannot replace any of you but I would like to thank Erica Dean, Adria Maddox and Felicia Benjamin for allowing me to be a part of your kids life. I will love them and care for them as I do for my own children. How cool is this? Share your photos: @TheAlbumFactory TheAlbumFactory.com
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