Bridal Bliss: Love & Basketball

Bridal Bliss: Love & Basketball
ESSENCE.COM Jul, 19, 2011

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Marcella and Cory share an intimate kiss after their ceremony.

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“My nephew means the world to me,” says Marcella. “When he met Cory, he instantly loved him. I knew he was The One then.”

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The beautiful bride strikes a pose in the hallway before her big walk down the aisle.

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Cory takes a moment to reflect on the joy of the day and adjust his tie.

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Marcella makes her way to the ceremony in this stunning portrait.

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The bride shares a tender moment with their flower girl.

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Marcella’s bridal party looks stunning in their silver tea length dresses.

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The ring bearer shows off his pretty pillow.

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Cory and his groomsman come together for a picture perfect moment.

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Happiness was the theme of the day for all involved in Cory and Marcella’s big day. Here, the groomsman jump for joy.

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Cory and Marcella exchange vows before their closest friends and family in an intimate indoor ceremony.

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The ring bearer and flower girl captivate guests on their way down the aisle.

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Marcella has her big moment. While all the guests are looking at her, she’s looking at her love Cory.

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Cory and Marcella grew closer as they dated because they shared a love for travel.

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Sports have been a part of Marcella and Cory’s love from the beginning. They’re both huge Yankee fans. “He took me to my first Yankees game,” Marcella recalls.

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After the ceremony guest entered this beautifully decorated reception space for cocktails and a lovely sit-down dinner.

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Marcella and Cory share their first dance as Mr. and Mrs. Gray.

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Cory and Marcella’s dinner plates looked so good we wish we’d been there.

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“All I remember is our family and friends getting together to have a good time,” says Marcella, who says the day was really one big happy blur.

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Guests dined on this lovely four tier square cake for dessert.

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Cory enjoys a laugh as he stuffs his new wife’s mouth full with cake.

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The bride and groom look positively stunning in this post-ceremony portrait.

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The bridal party pose on the go as they head up the escalator. Special thanks to Keith Cephus for the lovely photographs.

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