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TARA & DWAYNE September Seventh, Two Thousand and Eighteen

INSIDE THIS ISSUE Program Information — p. 3 Interview with the Bride & Groom — p. 6 Meet the Wedding Party — p. 14 Newlywed Trivia — p. 16


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CEREMONY Prelude Entrance of Reverend Reginald McRae Seating of Groom’s Father Seating of Groom’s sister escorted by Groom (In loving memory of Ernestine Legette) Wedding Party Processional Entrance of Bride Welcome and Prayer Solo by Alexxis Cintron All The Way Scripture Reading by Kayla Lawrence Genesis 2: 18-24 Exchanging of Vows and Rings Blended Family Sand Ceremony Best Part — Assisted by LaKarra Clerveaux & Shakira Legette Pronouncement of Marriage Jumping of the Broom Ceremony presented by Dejane Lawrence Recessional


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Meet the

NEWLYWEDS Tara Michelle Pope Birthday: February 21, 1968 Hometown: Brooklyn, NY (BK ALL DAY!!!!!) Favorite movie: Lord Of The Rings Trilogy Favorite musicians: Stevie Wonder, Dwele, Jill Scott Celebrity crush: LL Cool J, Omari Hardwick Dream car: Jaguar Dream vacation: Fiji

Dwayne Tyrone Legette Birthday: February 11, 1975 Hometown: Jersey City, NJ (ChillTown) Favorite movie: Coming To America Favorite musical groups: Wu Tang, A Tribe Called Quest Celebrity crush: Gabrielle Union Dream car: Range Rover Dream vacation: Brazil


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Interview with the

BRIDE & GROOM What was your first impression of each other?

her: Because I came to know Dwayne in an unorthodox manner (FaceBook) my first impression was who the heck is this dude? But as we continued conversation in the DM, yes it goes down in the DM LOL, I found him to be a breath of fresh air. His comedic nature kept me in stitches and that is what made me fall in love with him. He continues to keep me smiling. him: I thought she was beautiful and I loved her beautiful smile. Her dimples were mesmerizing. What did you do on your first date?

her: Our first date was to the dine in theatre. I don’t recall the movie we went to see,but after eating and having a margarita I totally passed out in those comfy recliners and missed the whole movie. him: We went to the dine in theatre to see Dark Knight Rises. Tara fell asleep after her margarita so I watched the movie alone. Who initiated the first kiss?

her: Dwayne initiated the first kiss and it was beautiful. We were watching television and having conversation. I wanted to kiss him but didn’t want to seem too aggressive. No soon as I put the thought out of my head Dwayne went in for the sweet lip. At that point the television began to watch us. him: I initiated the first kiss. We were watching television and talking. I didn’t

really hear a lot of what she was saying because I was so busy trying to focus on a good time to go in for the kiss. Once I came out of deep thought I realized she wasn’t talking anymore. I thought this was a good time to go in for the kiss. To get her to face me I called her name and as she turned I went in for the target. Well needless to say the first kiss went on for hours. What’s the most interesting or surprising thing you’ve learned about each other?

her: The most surprising thing I’ve learned about Dwayne is his loving nature. I see this most when he talks about his mother. He loves is mother dearly and although she is no longer with us his love for her has not wavered. him: Seeing her with her family. She loves them with everything she has, especially her children. I have watched her make sacrifice after sacrifice for them and making it look as easy as flipping a light switch. What is one of your favorite memories together?

her: Hurricane Sandy. Yes I said Hurricane Sandy. No heat, no hot water, no electricity and no gas this allowed us to just be together with no distractions. him: Celebrating her 50th birthday. Tara was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2016 and she already had two surgeries and was preparing for a third. Although she was not feeling her best due to her


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treatments she continued to smile and enjoy this celebration. The love that she received from her friends and family during this celebration was one of my favorite moments. What do you love most about each other?

her: What I love most about Dwayne is his love for his daughter and family. Being a family oriented person, this is very important to me. him: Her booty‌...lol, nah seriously though, What I most love about Tara is her ambition and her go getter personality. She is about her business. Whatever she wants she strives to achieve it. When did you know they were the one?

her: This may sound simple but I knew he was the one when he chose me.

Dwayne was patient and he did not try to change me. He loves me for who I am. All my scars and all my faults he embraced them. He loved me through it all and because he did I knew he was the one for me. him: When she created a solid relationship with my daughter. She has always included her in all things concerning us. Her ability to understand that i come as a package and her willingness to accept this made me love her more. What’s next for you two?

her: Our children are adults so our next move is to purchase a home big enough for our family visit. him: Buying a home and doing a lot of traveling.


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Dinner

MENU Signature Drink: The Love Storm First Course Tomato Basil Mozzarella paired with an Arugula Salad with a Balsamic Reduction Main Course (choice of entrÊe) Petite Filet Mignon with Dijon Peppercorn Cognac Cream Sauce French Cut Herb Chicken Breast, Natura Au Jus Salmon with Saffron Fennel Sauce Chef’s Selection of Starch and Seasonal Vegetables Dessert Decadent Wedding Cake Chocolate Covered Strawberries Mini Petit Fours Variety of Butler Passed Desserts


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With Warmest

GRATITUDE We would like to thank our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ because without him we would not have met; and through him our love will always endure. We are blessed to find a love that many people go their whole lives without experiencing. To our children, today our blended family begins and we truly thank you for your unconditional love and support you have given us during this journey. We love you all dearly. To our amazing family and friends, we are honored you can share in this journey with us. We are very fortunate to be surrounded by so many of our loved ones. We are thankful for your love and support. We would like to extend a special acknowledgement to those family members who are no longer here to share in this journey. You will forever be in our hearts and we know you are watching over us and blessing this union. Our I Do Crew, thank you for accepting such a significant role and standing by our side on our special day. We are so honored that you are celebrating the beginning of our life together as husband and wife. You have all helped to make this an unforgettable experience and for that we are forever grateful. “God has perfect timing; Never early, never late. It takes a little patience and a whole lot of faith — but it’s worth the wait. Our time is now! Mr. and Mrs. Legette


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Meet the

WEDDING PARTY

Alisa Battle

Raheem Jones

Maid of Honor I have known Alisa for half of my life. We’ve celebrated every milestone in each other’s lives and having her by my side today completes another chapter for us. My BFF for life. Love her with all my heart.

Best Man Raheem Jones is my best friend and he is also a husband. I thought who better to walk with me through this journey then my boy whom I have known for most of my life.

Marsha Duke

Keisha Spencer

Hostess with the Mostess I met Marsha at work. We did not work directly with each other but use to sit in the employee lounge together. Little did I know she would become one of my closest friends. Love my M&M.

Hostess with the Mostess Keisha has made her way to my heart. Alisa often said how much alike we are and she is so right. A friend of a friend becomes my BFF. Love her to the moon and back.


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Syreeta Pope

Rashan Outlaw

Bridesmaid Being my sister I would not have her anywhere else but by my side. She was my first real life baby doll and I love her to the moon and back.

Groomsman I wanted family to stand next to me as I marry my wife and he graciously accepted.

Elyse Gibbs

Anesha Slater

Bridesmaid Elyse is my ride or die. This sisterhood has grown into something unbreakable. She’s my voice of reason and knowledge. Love her dearly.

Bridesmaid She is my first best friend and my first sparring partner. We was rocking together when rocking wasn’t a thing. I would not have her any other place but by my side. I love her and all her crazy.

Jeff Slater

Aaron Burch

Groomsman Jeff and I have become very good friends and I consider him to be another brother.

Groomsman We have grown to be family and as family I wanted him to stand by me on this day.


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New Orleans Brazil Liberty State Park Paris Purple Michelle Blended Family Snow Crab Legs Ten Virginia Beach Coney Island Crab Shanty Pantora Bridal Pumpkin Draws Quantico I Do Crew Range Rover Mike Music Mardi Gras Buckhead Rockhill Genesis Jaguar

Location of Tara's bachelorette party Dwayne's dream vacation One of the locations for the couple's engagement shoot Tara and Dwayne's dream honeymoon location Tara's favorite color Tara's middle name Name of sand ceremony Tara's favorite seafood Total number in Tara and Dwayne's blended family Tara and Dwayne's last vacation location Location for bridesmaids photoshoot Tara and Dwayne's favorite restaurant Tara's gown designer Dwayne's nickname for Tara Tara and Dwayne's favorite TV show Another name for Tara and Dwayne's wedding party Dwayne's dream car The couple's DJ Their wedding theme Tara's nickname for Dwayne Tara's mother's birthplace Ceremony scripture reading is from which book in the bible Tara's dream car

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Dwayne's middle name Dwayne's hometown Tara's favorite candy Dwayne's favorite rap group Tara and Dwayne's first date Tara and Dwayne's hashtag Tara's hometown The couple's wedding planner Another name for Tara's bridesmaids Dwayne's favorite vegetable Couple's favorite song High school Dwayne attended Dwayne's mother's birthplace High school Tara attended Tara's favorite vegetable Dwayne's favorite beer Tara and Dwayne met here Tara's favorite drink The month Tara and Dwayne got engaged Tara's dream vacation Tara and Dwayne's wedding site Dwayne's favorite seafood

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