Celebrating Black Brides: Profile #60

Couple: Sheryl Lee Ralph and Vincent James Hughes

Date of Wedding:  July 30, 2005

Place: First African Methodist Episcopal Church (Los Angeles, CA)

Officiant: Rev. Kenneth Flowers

Fun facts:

The couple met on a blind date arranged by a mutual friend.

The bride arrived at her wedding one hour late!

The bride wore a Tadashi-designed off-the-shoulder champagne-colored silk charmeuse gown, with a fitted and ruched bodice with Swarovski crystal stamps and a seven-foot mermaid train.  She also wore a $16,000 diamond and pearl tiara.

The bride's father escorted her to her son who then walked his mother the rest of the way down the aisle.

The star-studded wedding party included Jenifer Lewis, Niecy Nash, Victoria Rowell, Patti LaBelle, and Loretta Devine as bridesmaids.

The wedding ceremony lasted a little more than 1 hour.  Afterwards, the 350+ guests headed to the Bunker Hill City Club in downtown Los Angeles for the reception that featured a Jamaican buffet.

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