Bridal Bliss: Maame and Albert

Bridal Bliss: Maame and Albert
ESSENCE.COM Apr, 27, 2010

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The first time Albert Adomako laid eyes on Maame Sarpong, he knew she was his soulmate. He joined forces with his dream girl on August 29, 2009 at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Silver Spring Maryland.

Share their love.

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The bridal suite buzzes with activity on the morning of the big day.

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The lovely bride sits still while her hair stylist Eddie gives her gorgeous, sexy curls for her wedding day.

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“He’s a strong believer in God. He treats women very well and he always makes me feel beautiful,” Maame says of what made her fall for Albert. “He’s always been there for me, like a brother, a dad, a boyfriend and now a husband.”

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A hopeless romantic, Maame sends her future husband a text before meeting him at the altar.

“I can’t wait to see you when I walk down the aisle,” she wrote. “I love you.”

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Maame’s bridesmaids look gorgeous in their rich, regal purple gowns and the bride is the queen for the day in her white princess gown.

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Maame says it took her quite some time to find a bridesmaid dress that would work for all of her girlfriends. She was happy when she chose these gorgeous gowns from Dessie Collection.

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Maame made a few alterations to her Lee Ann Belter wedding gown, adding a detachable strap to the shoulder and rose to the waist. After alterations the dress cost about $4,500.

“I wanted something that no one had,” she explains. “The way I felt in that dress was just priceless.”

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A precious moment—Maame’s mother helps her baby girl into her wedding dress.

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Maame’s 2 karat diamond engagement ring features a bezel set princess cut center stone, surrounded by micropave diamonds and a single row micropave shank. Her wedding ring features a row of diamonds in an endless love setting. Albert added a little bling to his titanium ring as well with diamonds spread out around it.

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“He always makes me feel like I’m the only beautiful girl he’s seen,” Maame says of Albert.

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“I know deep in my heart that she’s my soulmate,” Albert says of his new wife.

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Albert’s boys stand behind him and support him on his wedding day.

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Albert poses with his family while he waits for the big day to begin.

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Maame’s brother, Nana Sarpong, was also her wedding consultant. He and his company, Mspyre, made sure his sister had everything her heart desired on her big day.

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A beautiful guest in traditional Ghanaian garb, waits for the wedding to begin.

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Arriving guests write their names down as proof that they will witness the beautiful couple’s union.

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“Watching Maame walk down the aisle with the sunlight behind her—I thought that was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen,” Albert sighs.

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With Maame’s father in Ghana, her uncle escorted her down the aisle, and also accepted Albert’s dowry during the couple’s traditional engagement ceremony.

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The new husband and wife light the candle of unity to show their undying love for each other.

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The mothers of the bride and groom light the candle of unity to symbolize the joining of the Sarpong and Adomako families.

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The new husband and wife share a passionate kiss after saying their “I Dos.”

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At the wedding reception, Maame surprised her new husband with a liturgical dance, choreographed by Nicole Kwarteng, to the tune of Maxwell’s “Whenever, Wherever, Whatever.”

“He’s always surprising me,” she explains. “I did the liturgical dance to show him that I can do that for him, too. He was very surprised.”

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“We’ve had our ups and downs, but we always came through and it just felt right,” Maame says of her relationship with Albert.

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Maame dazzled the crowd in her turquoise reception gown, which she found at the very last minute. She pulls it off brilliantly.

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Maame’s brother Nana Sarpong cuts a rug on the dancefloor with one of his sister’s bridesmaids.

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The newlyweds enter their reception hall to the sounds of an upbeat hit “No One Be Like You,” by Nigerian group P-squared.

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The caterers at the Marriot at Green Belt carved the husband’s and wife’s names into watermelons for an extra detail.

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Beautiful orchids on a four-tiered cake complete Maame and Albert’s purple and green theme for their wedding.

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Considering that August 29, 2009 would have been Michael Jackson’s 51st birthday, the new husband and wife danced to the king of pop’s “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” for their first dance.

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“I can’t wait for little Albert and little Maame to be running around,” Maame says of looking forward to having kids with Albert. “Albert is great with kids. I can’t wait to see him interact with our children.”

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“After my wedding, I wanted another one because I enjoyed my wedding so much,” Maame laughs. “It was so good having both of our families from Africa around.”

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