Celebrating Black Brides: Profile #67

Couple: Erin Woodom and Meredith (Cole) Coleman, Jr.

Date of Wedding:  October 8, 2011

Place: Iberostar Rose Hall Suites (Montego Bay, Jamaica)

Officiant: Conrad Thomas

Fun facts

Both the bride and groom attended Winston-Salem State University at the same time and had several mutual friends but did not know each other.  They met one year after the bride graduated though some of their mutual friends. The bride was living in North Carolina at the time and the groom was living in New Jersey.

The groom was born on the 8th of September and the bride was born on the 8th of December.  They got married on the 8th of October (Beyonce and Jay-Z inspired, of course).

The couple had a destination wedding with almost 50 of their closest family and friends there to celebrate with them.

The wedding invitations were made to resemble airline tickets and all of the invitations were handmade by the bride with a little help from her mother and godmother.

The couple got married on the beach and it rained up until it was time for the ceremony.  In some cultures, rain before the wedding is seen as good luck---a cleansing or the washing away of the old for a new beginning.