Erica + Cierra

We walked down the aisle separately and alone. The song playing was After All Is Said And Done by Beyonce and Marc Nelson.
I met Erica nine years ago. She was captivating, intelligent, and intriguing. And while I also thought she was attractive, that thought made me want to distance myself a bit because I’d never been attracted to a female before. We were friends first. Instead of trying to impress one another, we got to know each other openly without any ulterior motives. It’s kind of like we went on a series of dates without even realizing it, and no matter how much time we spent together, it was never enough. I never believed in a soulmate, but she embodied that definition.

The topic of marriage had come up at various times during our relationship, but we always pushed it aside mainly because it wasn’t legal in Michigan and we didn’t see the point of being married if it wasn’t recognized where we lived. When the laws changed, it was really like a sign for us. So instead of planning to go to Chicago to get married, we were able to make plans in Michigan, where we live.

Our wedding and reception was at Cliff Bell’s in Detroit, Michigan, one of the oldest jazz establishments. It’s intimate, eclectic, and allowed us to tailor the wedding exactly to our tastes. The wedding was on a beautiful sunny Sunday in September. We had about 110 guests. We walked down the aisle separately and alone. The song playing was After All Is Said And Done by Beyonce and Marc Nelson.

 

 

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