After postponing their late May wedding due to COVID-19, bride Kerry Anne and groom Michael Gordon decided to go ahead with their intimate ceremony at a Philadelphia hotel on June 7, knowing that the protests were scheduled for their wedding date.
As the couple prepared to their 'first look' photos outside the hotel, protestors gathered around them to cheer enthusiastically, which created for a powerfully poignant moment.
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Kerry Anne, who is an obstetrician-gynecologist, spoke eloquently about sharing her wedding date with a significant period in history in an Instagram post shared to her personal page which featured artworks inspired by their wedding.
"Never in our wildest dreams did we think our love story would capture the hearts of so many people," she wrote.
"We are grateful to share our special day with such a pivotal moment in history, and we are honoured to be a positive representation of Black Love and why Black Lives Matter.
"In lieu of gifts for those who are able, please consider making a donation to the #blacklivesmatter movement in our name. (Link in the bio) We are so thankful for the out pour of love and support and look forward to sharing our love story with you."
If you would like to support the Black Lives Matter movement in both Australia and America, there are a number of ways you can get involved.
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