Visual artist Radcliffe Bailey kisses his lovely bride, actress and author Victoria Rowell, before 200 guests at the The Dublin Community Church in Dublin, New Hampshire, after Reverend Liz Walker, a former Boston Television news anchor, presided over the wedding.
Rowell’s former ballet teacher, Esther Brooks ,and close friends of the couple LaTanya Richardson and hubby Samuel L. Jackson watch intently as Rowell and Bailey exchange their vows.
“People do not marry for love – for love they already have,” said Rowell. “People marry because they have chosen in the universe to be each others teachers through life.”
Actress, author, dancer and child advocate Victoria Rowell makes a lovely bride in her wedding gown by British designer Jane Wilson-Marquis. “She’s designed a lot for the theater, and I didn’t want my dress to be traditional.”
The bride and groom run off for a little alone time before greeting their guests at the reception held at Owlwood, the estate of her former ballet teacher Esther Brooks.
Bailey and Rowell share an intimate moment.
“I never knew what is was to have a soulmate until I met Vicki,” says Bailey.
Rowell and Bailey only have eyes for one another.
“It was as if she glided down the aisle. I was shaking on the inside and it was just a wonderful feeling,” admits Bailey about his new wife.
Bailey shares camera time with his brother and father on his big day.
Rowell is flanked by two of her gorgeous bridesmaids while younger members of her bridal party keep a lower profile.
The newlyweds are flanked by Hollywood sweethearts LaTanya and Samuel Jackson.
“Our love is still growing,” admits Bailey. “We’re enjoying the fact that we’re able to be transparent with one another.”
Rowell and Radcliffe thank their loved ones for sharing in their special day.
The blushing bride steals camera time with fashion design vet B. Michael.
A bouquet of pale yellow and white flowers add warmth to Rowell and Radcliffe’s ceremony and reception.
Soul songstress Lalah Hathaway serenades the newlyweds.
A friendly canine enjoys some wedding cake as an adorable little guest looks on.
The bride catches up with fellow actress CCH Pounder during her non-stop wedding reception.
All the single ladies make a mad dash for Rowell’s bouquet in hopes that some lucky man will put a ring on it.
Rowell and Bailey entertain LaTanya, their matchmaker, as they celebrate their love and union. LaTanya introduced the couple to one another two years ago and they’ve been together ever since.
Award-winning film director Kasi Lemmons was on hand to share her well wishes with the couple.
Rowell happily parties with family and friends during her fun-filled wedding reception.
Bailey perfects his two-step with loved ones.
Actress Alfre Woodard (in black) and other guests enjoy the intimate outdoor reception.
Bailey, Esther Brooks and Rowell share a candid moment.
Bailey, Victoria, Brooks and Jackson relish in the special occasion.
Family and friends were on hand to celebrate the glorious day, including actor Vondie Curtis Hall, left.