One of the Most Intriguing Weddings for Today's Woman

Here Comes the Bride and Groom, Chante and Stephen Pratt

Man and Woman Are United as One

The wedding ceremony of Stephen Pratt and Chante' Coleman, was conclusively held on Friday, May 20th, 2016. Finally, this family of six individuals became one. Chante, was a #single parent, who struggled to be a good mother of three children. She met Stephen, who was a #divorcee. Their infectious courage caused both of them to work diligently toward the improvement of themselves. Chante, worked a full-time job and purchased a single home in the Oxford, Pa area. She wanted to assure her children of a good education in one of the best school districts. Chante, also pursued her education and even inspired her three children Elijah, LaShae and Jahshua, to be decent God fearing young people. She is am example of a strong young woman and mother who does not give up but keep on trusting in #Jehovah God to keep her going on in life. Many days she faced boundless tribulations but Chante's humility and faith in God, helped her to survive. Many women in the world today can identify with Chante's experiences in life. Her example, can help other single mothers to survive, be determined and have strong faith in God as well.

Chante, later met Stephen, who had to fight through his own problems of divorce. Stephen, also continued to work a full time job and play with the very talented band, #Point Blank. It was because Stephen played with this band that the two of them met. They later, decided to live together and eventually had their son Michael. Stephen, was admired by many because he took Chante and her three children into his home and treated them as his own children. So many couples today, can identify with the challenges that Chante and Stephen experienced in their lives.

Around 1:00 pm, Stephen paced back and forth in the garage as he waited for his bride. His best man, Winston and brother Michael, attempted to be a source of encouragement to him. Chante, his future wife, had made the tragic mistake of going to get her hair done the day of her wedding. This calamitous decision had Chante's guest wondering if she was the character #Julia Roberts played, the #Runaway Bride. Many of the guests started to be overly concerned about her well being. Family members and friends kept themselves busy taking photos by professional photographers Butch Linton of Linton Photography and David Brown of Shotter Bug Imagery.

Eventually, all the guest decided to eat while the food was warm. They feasted on #barbeque chicken, pulled pork, roasted potatoes, string beans and tossed salad. Delicious fresh made lemonade and iced tea were served as beverages. The caterer for Chante and Stephen's wedding ceremony was Beef Alo Bob's of Baltimore, Maryland. After numerous telephone calls to Chante, at the salon, the bride finally arrived two hours later. Yes, she had been warned by her mother but Chante, has always had her own mind.

Once Chante arrived, it was time for the #bride to rush upstairs to put on her elegant white gown with beautiful sequence colors throughout it. The #bridesmaids wore beautiful colors based on the peacock, purple, green and other subtle colors. Her flowers also featured similar colors based on the peacock. Chante's flowers were also donated by #Floral Designer and Decorator, From the Heart Originals by Ann Skulski. The wedding ceremony was performed by Stephen's father, Israel Williams as his wife Ann observed carefully in support of her husband. Vows were exchanged by Stephen and Chante which made the ceremony simplistic and inspirational.

Dessert was served when Chante and Stephen, cut their chocolate chip cake with delectable vanilla icing. Sumptuous cupcakes uniquely decorated with purple, green and white icing flowed from the cake in shape of a peacock's tail. The colors of the peacock were Chante's color scheme for her wedding day. This rare and unusual cake was created by Wanisha Bey, one of the bridesmaids and cousins of Chante. Once the cake was cut and shared by the bride and groom, gifts from the guests were later opened. Some guests left a little early because Chante and Stephen had to leave for #Dominican Republic, the next day for their honeymoon. They also planned to have another small ceremony which was included within the package of the resort where they honeymooned.

It is our prayer that this couple will humbly allow Jehovah God, to be that threefold cord in their marriage just as Ecclesiastes 4:12 states, "And someone may overpower one alone, but two together can take a stand against him. And a threefold cord cannot quickly be torn apart." May the marriage of Stephen and Chante, be blessed as live together as husband and wife forever.

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A Wedding Day of Love and Unity

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Chante and Stephen Pratt, were joined in holy matrimony as husband and wife about 3:30 pm on Friday, May 20th, 2016.The bride meditates carefully as her makeup is being applied.After Chante, had dressed it was time for the final touch with the crowning of the veil. The groom Stephen, is with his best man Winnie as they patiently wait for the bride before the wedding ceremony. Stephen, poses for a quick photo with his son, Michael after the ceremony.Stephen, poses with his son Michael and  stepsons Jahshua and Elijah.  The groom's sister Kay, with her daughters Dinah and Kasaundra.The bridesmaids Kasia, mother of the bride Paulette, daughter LaShae, Jaleesa and Wanisha.David Brown, one of the photographers poses with his daughter and son. David, is a freelance photographer and television production tech for Shotter Bug Imagery.The groom's sister Myra and her daughter Nyaeja.The bride's cousin Zenda and her husband Darryl Brown were also present from the Chicago area.. The bride's uncle Edward and his wife Tina Coleman, also attended the ceremony.Numerous family members of the groom also attended the ceremony. Stephen's brother Rusty took a quick photo.Butch, of Linton Photography served as the couple's photographer for their wedding ceremony. Stephen, the groom poses with his dad Israel Williams who performed the ceremony, along with his Stepmom, Ann Williams. Chante and Stephen, held their beautiful ceremony in the backyard of their home which is surrounded by a variety of trees. Winston Ferguson, served as Stephen's best man, along with his fiancée Cheryl Hardy.  The amazing cake was created by Chante's cousin Wanisha. This elaborate white cake was formed in the shape of a peacock. The cupcakes was the tail of the cake.The groom's brother Michael and his wife take a quick photo before the wedding ceremony.Cousin Kasia is overjoyed for Chante.Kasia, the bride's cousin, auntie Claudette and mother of the bride Paulette. Uncles Henry and Wardell, await the arrival of the bride.The delicious chocolate chip cake with vanilla icing was surrounded by candles for a nice setting.The bride's stepfather Jerry and her brothers Emmanuel and Joel Blake, were astute for the occasion.  Wanisha and Jaleesa, cousins of the bride pose for a quick photo.The bridesmaids join together with a quick photo from the back.Mother of the bride Paulette and cousin Zenda. Mother and daughter take a moment for an enduring hug before the ceremony. Mother Kay with daughters Dinah and Kasaundra.
Chante and Stephen Pratt, were joined in holy matrimony as husband and wife about 3:30 pm on Friday, May 20th, 2016.
Chante and Stephen Pratt, were joined in holy matrimony as husband and wife about 3:30 pm on Friday, May 20th, 2016.
The bride meditates carefully as her makeup is being applied.
The bride meditates carefully as her makeup is being applied.
After Chante, had dressed it was time for the final touch with the crowning of the veil.
After Chante, had dressed it was time for the final touch with the crowning of the veil.
The groom Stephen, is with his best man Winnie as they patiently wait for the bride before the wedding ceremony.
The groom Stephen, is with his best man Winnie as they patiently wait for the bride before the wedding ceremony.
Stephen, poses for a quick photo with his son, Michael after the ceremony.
Stephen, poses for a quick photo with his son, Michael after the ceremony.
Stephen, poses with his son Michael and  stepsons Jahshua and Elijah.
Stephen, poses with his son Michael and stepsons Jahshua and Elijah.
The groom's sister Kay, with her daughters Dinah and Kasaundra.
The groom's sister Kay, with her daughters Dinah and Kasaundra.
The bridesmaids Kasia, mother of the bride Paulette, daughter LaShae, Jaleesa and Wanisha.
The bridesmaids Kasia, mother of the bride Paulette, daughter LaShae, Jaleesa and Wanisha.
David Brown, one of the photographers poses with his daughter and son. David, is a freelance photographer and television production tech for Shotter Bug Imagery.
David Brown, one of the photographers poses with his daughter and son. David, is a freelance photographer and television production tech for Shotter Bug Imagery.
The groom's sister Myra and her daughter Nyaeja.
The groom's sister Myra and her daughter Nyaeja.
The bride's cousin Zenda and her husband Darryl Brown were also present from the Chicago area..
The bride's cousin Zenda and her husband Darryl Brown were also present from the Chicago area..
The bride's uncle Edward and his wife Tina Coleman, also attended the ceremony.
The bride's uncle Edward and his wife Tina Coleman, also attended the ceremony.
Numerous family members of the groom also attended the ceremony. Stephen's brother Rusty took a quick photo.
Numerous family members of the groom also attended the ceremony. Stephen's brother Rusty took a quick photo.
Butch, of Linton Photography served as the couple's photographer for their wedding ceremony.
Butch, of Linton Photography served as the couple's photographer for their wedding ceremony.
Stephen, the groom poses with his dad Israel Williams who performed the ceremony, along with his Stepmom, Ann Williams.
Stephen, the groom poses with his dad Israel Williams who performed the ceremony, along with his Stepmom, Ann Williams.
Chante and Stephen, held their beautiful ceremony in the backyard of their home which is surrounded by a variety of trees.
Chante and Stephen, held their beautiful ceremony in the backyard of their home which is surrounded by a variety of trees.
Winston Ferguson, served as Stephen's best man, along with his fiancée Cheryl Hardy.
Winston Ferguson, served as Stephen's best man, along with his fiancée Cheryl Hardy.
The amazing cake was created by Chante's cousin Wanisha. This elaborate white cake was formed in the shape of a peacock. The cupcakes was the tail of the cake.
The amazing cake was created by Chante's cousin Wanisha. This elaborate white cake was formed in the shape of a peacock. The cupcakes was the tail of the cake.
The groom's brother Michael and his wife take a quick photo before the wedding ceremony.
The groom's brother Michael and his wife take a quick photo before the wedding ceremony.
Cousin Kasia is overjoyed for Chante.
Cousin Kasia is overjoyed for Chante.
Kasia, the bride's cousin, auntie Claudette and mother of the bride Paulette.
Kasia, the bride's cousin, auntie Claudette and mother of the bride Paulette.
Uncles Henry and Wardell, await the arrival of the bride.
Uncles Henry and Wardell, await the arrival of the bride.
The delicious chocolate chip cake with vanilla icing was surrounded by candles for a nice setting.
The delicious chocolate chip cake with vanilla icing was surrounded by candles for a nice setting.
The bride's stepfather Jerry and her brothers Emmanuel and Joel Blake, were astute for the occasion.
The bride's stepfather Jerry and her brothers Emmanuel and Joel Blake, were astute for the occasion.
Wanisha and Jaleesa, cousins of the bride pose for a quick photo.
Wanisha and Jaleesa, cousins of the bride pose for a quick photo.
The bridesmaids join together with a quick photo from the back.
The bridesmaids join together with a quick photo from the back.
Mother of the bride Paulette and cousin Zenda.
Mother of the bride Paulette and cousin Zenda.
Mother and daughter take a moment for an enduring hug before the ceremony.
Mother and daughter take a moment for an enduring hug before the ceremony.
Mother Kay with daughters Dinah and Kasaundra.
Mother Kay with daughters Dinah and Kasaundra.

The Run Away Bride Finally Arrived

After hours of waiting, Chante was dressed in a stunning white sequence gown. She had decided to adorn her forehead with a diamond centered headpiece that just made Chante, look exquisite. Stephen, was handsomely dressed in a gray #tuxedo that fit to perfection. This couple had been through so many changes in their lives that finally, their blissful time had arrived. Pure delight was expressed in their eyes as well as the eyes of their children. Each of their children participated in the ceremony as groomsmen and LaShae, their daughter as a bridesmaid. It was adorable.

Upon their arrival at the altar which was covered with lights, elegant ribbons and material, Stephen stood their with his best man Winston and his brother Michael. Stephen's father performed the ceremony with precise dignity. Stephen and Chante, were officially and scripturally, husband and wife. This bond was not only acknowledged by man but most importantly the Creator and Originator of marriage, Jehovah God.

Husband and Wife Forever

The Bride's Father Sherman Darnell Munn and other Family Members in attendance

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Chante, poses proudly with her father Sherman Darnell Munn, who flew in from Detroit for the wedding ceremony of his daughter.Ann Dabney, is the fiancée of Sherman, the bride's father.Ann, is the Auntie of Chante's father, Sherman Munn. Chante's auntie Ann and Ann Dabney. The bride's father enjoyed talking with different quests at the ceremony.The lovely LaShae, the daughter of the bride poses for this stunning photo.Mother of the bride Paulette and her husband Jerry Blake.The groom's brother Michael and his wife.Muhammed, is the husband of Wanisha, the bride's cousin.The bride heads downstairs to start the wedding ceremony.The brides uncles Wardell and Wendell with Mary Jo, uncle Wendell's friend.The happy couple Mo and Wanisha, who has been married for a year this June.A proud father-in-law Walker, with his son-in-law Mo. Father and daughter take time for another quick photo after the ceremony. Paulette, mother of the bride poses with her new son-in-law Stephen and her grandchildren Elijah, Jahshua and Michael.Cousin Zenda, with her husband Darryl and their son Darius came in from Chicago for the wedding.Jahshua, walks in the ceremony with his cousin Jaleesa.The bride take a quick photo with her mother.Auntie Claudette, takes a photo with the beautiful bride.A photo that hangs in Stephen's house of one of his favorite artist. The twin sisters Paulette and Claudette. gather with Jaleesa.Emmanuel Blake, performed the song "Crazy Love" for the couple to march in on.Proud father Sherman, poses with his daughter Chante and granddaughter LaShae.Recent brides and grooms from 2015 which is Mo and Wanisha on the far right, Chante and Stephen, 2016 and our future 2017 couple on the far left Winston and Cheryl.
Chante, poses proudly with her father Sherman Darnell Munn, who flew in from Detroit for the wedding ceremony of his daughter.
Chante, poses proudly with her father Sherman Darnell Munn, who flew in from Detroit for the wedding ceremony of his daughter.
Ann Dabney, is the fiancée of Sherman, the bride's father.
Ann Dabney, is the fiancée of Sherman, the bride's father.
Ann, is the Auntie of Chante's father, Sherman Munn.
Ann, is the Auntie of Chante's father, Sherman Munn.
Chante's auntie Ann and Ann Dabney.
Chante's auntie Ann and Ann Dabney.
The bride's father enjoyed talking with different quests at the ceremony.
The bride's father enjoyed talking with different quests at the ceremony.
The lovely LaShae, the daughter of the bride poses for this stunning photo.
The lovely LaShae, the daughter of the bride poses for this stunning photo.
Mother of the bride Paulette and her husband Jerry Blake.
Mother of the bride Paulette and her husband Jerry Blake.
The groom's brother Michael and his wife.
The groom's brother Michael and his wife.
Muhammed, is the husband of Wanisha, the bride's cousin.
Muhammed, is the husband of Wanisha, the bride's cousin.
The bride heads downstairs to start the wedding ceremony.
The bride heads downstairs to start the wedding ceremony.
The brides uncles Wardell and Wendell with Mary Jo, uncle Wendell's friend.
The brides uncles Wardell and Wendell with Mary Jo, uncle Wendell's friend.
The happy couple Mo and Wanisha, who has been married for a year this June.
The happy couple Mo and Wanisha, who has been married for a year this June.
A proud father-in-law Walker, with his son-in-law Mo.
A proud father-in-law Walker, with his son-in-law Mo.
Father and daughter take time for another quick photo after the ceremony.
Father and daughter take time for another quick photo after the ceremony.
Paulette, mother of the bride poses with her new son-in-law Stephen and her grandchildren Elijah, Jahshua and Michael.
Paulette, mother of the bride poses with her new son-in-law Stephen and her grandchildren Elijah, Jahshua and Michael.
Cousin Zenda, with her husband Darryl and their son Darius came in from Chicago for the wedding.
Cousin Zenda, with her husband Darryl and their son Darius came in from Chicago for the wedding.
Jahshua, walks in the ceremony with his cousin Jaleesa.
Jahshua, walks in the ceremony with his cousin Jaleesa.
The bride take a quick photo with her mother.
The bride take a quick photo with her mother.
Auntie Claudette, takes a photo with the beautiful bride.
Auntie Claudette, takes a photo with the beautiful bride.
A photo that hangs in Stephen's house of one of his favorite artist.
A photo that hangs in Stephen's house of one of his favorite artist.
The twin sisters Paulette and Claudette. gather with Jaleesa.
The twin sisters Paulette and Claudette. gather with Jaleesa.
Emmanuel Blake, performed the song "Crazy Love" for the couple to march in on.
Emmanuel Blake, performed the song "Crazy Love" for the couple to march in on.
Proud father Sherman, poses with his daughter Chante and granddaughter LaShae.
Proud father Sherman, poses with his daughter Chante and granddaughter LaShae.
Recent brides and grooms from 2015 which is Mo and Wanisha on the far right, Chante and Stephen, 2016 and our future 2017 couple on the far left Winston and Cheryl.
Recent brides and grooms from 2015 which is Mo and Wanisha on the far right, Chante and Stephen, 2016 and our future 2017 couple on the far left Winston and Cheryl.

A Wedding Day of Joy and Solace for A Deserving Couple

Chante's brother Emmanuel, sang the song Crazy Love. Some of the guests thought it was quite appropriate for this couple. Their love for each other is sometimes indescribable and somewhat crazy, from the perspective of outsiders. Through these presumptuous outside opinions, Chante and Stephen, seem to make their relationship work even with the added circumstances. Their love and commitment toward each other is strong. If they remain focused on what their roles are in this marital arrangement, Chante and Stephen, should have a successful relationship and marriage. Now that the wedding ceremony of vows and rings have been exchanged, it is up to Chante and Stephen, to humbly live together as husband and wife hopefully for the rest of their lives.

The bridal party consist of Chante's sons who served as groomsmen. Elijah, Jahshua and Michael, were so proud and elated to see their mother and father so happy. LaShae, their daughter served as a bridesmaid. The mother of the bride is Paulette Blake and the father of the bride is Sherman Darnell Munn. Stephen's father performed the wedding ceremony. Numerous family members of Stephen's attended the ceremony such as Nyra, Nyaeja, Kay, Dinah, Kasaundra and David Brown, with his son and daughter. It was an unforgettable day of whimsical antics by the bride. In the end genuine love between Stephen and Chante, ruled. May the love between this couple be blessed by our Heavenly Father, the Creator of this beautiful arrangement.

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1 Corinthians 7:9 "let them marry for it is better to marry than to be inflamed with passion."
 
 
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Delicious Food was Served at the Wedding and Rehearsal Dinner

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The second way lobster was prepared was a type of Pho like dish with a whole lobster and rice noodles as well as vegetables. The Rehearsal Dinner was held at Yakeitori Boy, in Philadelphia where you can eat, drink and sing karaoke. Bridal party members joined the bride during her rehearsal dinner celebration.At the rehearsal dinner they feasted on such things as raw oysters which were fresh and delicious.Fried veggies were ordered.Delicious egg rolls were served.Fresh snap peas were ordered.Outstanding dumplings with soy sauce.Steak in a delicious sauce with vegetables were ordered. Lobster was order two ways. One way was chilled with veggiesKasia, took the opportunity to perform a song for Chante, the bride at the rehearsal dinner.Songs were performed by John Legend.  One young man sang Prince's "Purple Rain" to the bride.The wedding day's menu included buffalo wings and barbeque chicken.Pulled barbeque pork was also served.Baked catfish and stripper fish was served as well.Baked chive potatoes were served.Delicious iced tea and lemonade was also on the menu as beverages.Barbeque ribs were served for the guest.The delicious chocolate chip cake by Wanisha, was designed cup cakes that gave the appearance of a peacock, Change's favorite bird and colors.The vanilla iced cake was decorated with purple ribbons and candles that surrounded it.Fresh dinner rolls were also on the menu.The bride and groom shared cake with each other after they cut it together.
The second way lobster was prepared was a type of Pho like dish with a whole lobster and rice noodles as well as vegetables.
The second way lobster was prepared was a type of Pho like dish with a whole lobster and rice noodles as well as vegetables.
The Rehearsal Dinner was held at Yakeitori Boy, in Philadelphia where you can eat, drink and sing karaoke.
The Rehearsal Dinner was held at Yakeitori Boy, in Philadelphia where you can eat, drink and sing karaoke.
Bridal party members joined the bride during her rehearsal dinner celebration.
Bridal party members joined the bride during her rehearsal dinner celebration.
At the rehearsal dinner they feasted on such things as raw oysters which were fresh and delicious.
At the rehearsal dinner they feasted on such things as raw oysters which were fresh and delicious.
Fried veggies were ordered.
Fried veggies were ordered.
Delicious egg rolls were served.
Delicious egg rolls were served.
Fresh snap peas were ordered.
Fresh snap peas were ordered.
Outstanding dumplings with soy sauce.
Outstanding dumplings with soy sauce.
Steak in a delicious sauce with vegetables were ordered.
Steak in a delicious sauce with vegetables were ordered.
Lobster was order two ways. One way was chilled with veggies
Lobster was order two ways. One way was chilled with veggies
Kasia, took the opportunity to perform a song for Chante, the bride at the rehearsal dinner.
Kasia, took the opportunity to perform a song for Chante, the bride at the rehearsal dinner.
Songs were performed by John Legend.
Songs were performed by John Legend.
One young man sang Prince's "Purple Rain" to the bride.
One young man sang Prince's "Purple Rain" to the bride.
The wedding day's menu included buffalo wings and barbeque chicken.
The wedding day's menu included buffalo wings and barbeque chicken.
Pulled barbeque pork was also served.
Pulled barbeque pork was also served.
Baked catfish and stripper fish was served as well.
Baked catfish and stripper fish was served as well.
Baked chive potatoes were served.
Baked chive potatoes were served.
Delicious iced tea and lemonade was also on the menu as beverages.
Delicious iced tea and lemonade was also on the menu as beverages.
Barbeque ribs were served for the guest.
Barbeque ribs were served for the guest.
The delicious chocolate chip cake by Wanisha, was designed cup cakes that gave the appearance of a peacock, Change's favorite bird and colors.
The delicious chocolate chip cake by Wanisha, was designed cup cakes that gave the appearance of a peacock, Change's favorite bird and colors.
The vanilla iced cake was decorated with purple ribbons and candles that surrounded it.
The vanilla iced cake was decorated with purple ribbons and candles that surrounded it.
Fresh dinner rolls were also on the menu.
Fresh dinner rolls were also on the menu.
The bride and groom shared cake with each other after they cut it together.
The bride and groom shared cake with each other after they cut it together.

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