Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud (1Cor.13:4-8). These are the heart felt words I read for the bride and groom on that beautiful day in September. The tent was set days ago and the sun stood brightly above as to agree. Ms. Latonya Michelle Tinsley would soon become Mrs. Latonya Michelle Bell, a love story that began some thirteen years ago. The Bell Wedding a beautiful merge of two families and a true testament of love, patience, and kindness.
LaTonya, affectionately known as “Tonya” is a Mother of 4, Grandmother to one beautiful baby boy, Aunt and Sister to many. She’s spent her lifetime giving and doing for others, taking care of loved ones, and raising her family. If anyone is more deserving of joining in holy matrimony with their King, it is she.
Awaiting The Beautiful Bride.
LeVaun Graves (son) (Grandmother of the Bride), Jaylen Tinsley (nephew) , Linda Tinsley (Mother of the Bride)
The Flower Girl prepares the red carpet for The Bride.
LaTonya given away at the alter by her oldest son LeVaun Graves
Latonya has a special place forever in our hearts. Long before we were related by marriage, she had already been my sister. I too met Tonya about thirteen years ago around the same time I met my husband Amil. When Jaylen was first born Amil and I were teen parents and needed all the help that we could get.
Tonya kept Jaylen each day we went to school as if he were her own, always rearranging her schedule, and never complaining. I believe that love is lead by example, I’m so happy to call her sis. I’m sure everyone has a “Tonya Tinsley” story. Love is patient, love is kind.
Groom getting his groove on with his mom.
#Selfie with the Groom and Pastor
I love when the music plays at a wedding. Not the actual band but the orchestration of the hard work, thoughts, intentions and love that it takes to make the actual day flow. Weddings are so magical! The essence and the energy of the environment are unmistakable. If you are so lucky to witness love learn. If you are so lucky to be in love feel. If you are so lucky to be loved… love. Love is patient, love is kind.