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Unique and Seku were married on July 15 with a ceremony and reception at the Pelham Bay & Split Rock Golf Courses. The venue is actually located in New York City’s largest public park, Pelham Bay, in the Bronx.

The couple had an evening wedding, and I met up with Unique and her bridesmaids and spent some time with them as they finished getting ready. I connected with Seku and his groomsmen for some portraits as well. Then, Unique and Seku chose to have a quick first-look shoot before the festivies began.

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The ceremony was held outdoors under the venue’s gorgeous gazebo. I loved the incredibly sweet moment of Seku walking his mom to her seat, followed by Unique escorted by her parents down the aisle.

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Unique and Seku incorporated traditional touches into their wedding day and paid homage to their African-American background by jumping the broom at the end of the ceremony.

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From the ceremony, we all moved right into the reception.

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My favorite part of the evening was capturing the truly emotional moment when Seku got all choked up during his reception speech. There was not a dry eye in the house!

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I loved watching the happy couple having some fun dancing together at their reception. In fact, I got some really great reception party shots. Unique and Seku had such a fun group of guests who were a blast on the dance floor.

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Thank you so much Unique and Seku for sharing your special day with me! I love remembering this beautiful summer wedding.