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MAGA themed wedding: Couple throws “Make America Great Again” patriot wedding in Kalamazoo, Michigan, paying tribute to President Trump on the 4th of July – CBS News

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A pair from Kalamazoo, Michigan, made fairly a political statement with the theme of their recent weddings. Their wedding event hashtag? #MAGAPatriotWedding.

New bride Audra Johnson put on a simple white wedding celebration dress for the ceremony, but then became an outfit that really turned heads for her wedding celebration pictures. It was decorated with sparkly red lettering down the front, spelling out Head of state Trump’s popular project motto: Make America Great Again. The skirt of the fishtail outfit just said “TRUMP.”

While Johnson used the red and white, her bridesmaids put on the blue. The bride-to-be told CBS Information the Fourth of July wedding was originally just going to be patriotic-themed, until she reached out to clothe developer Andre Soriano.

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Soriano, a strong Trump fan, usually sporting activities a MAGA hat and also develops red-white-and-blue garments, including “Make American Great Again” and also “Trump 2020” dresses. Two artists wore Soriano’s creations to this year’s Grammy Honors– and then Johnson determined to wear one for her wedding event.

Johnson and also her close friends traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet Soriano regarding the gown layout. “It took four days of him doing dimensions and also putting the outfit together,” Johnson told CBS Information. “Yet it was impressive. Him and also his husband are fabulous.”

Various other wedding visitors also used patriotic equipment. The groom, Jeff Johnson, is a Marine expert that donned his gown attire while holding a gun in some pictures. In fact, a number of guests at the wedding posed with guns, consisting of the bride herself. Nevertheless, none of the weapons were really fired, Johnson claimed.

“Being a patriotic wedding event, we really did urge individuals to do whatever they really felt comfortable with, if they wanted to open-carry, if they wanted to conceal-carry,” Johnson stated.

In spite of the “MAGA Patriot” style, the wedding celebration was inclusive, Johnson said. Her maid of honor was also a Democrat. “She stated, ‘You know I like you, but I don’t really feel comfy using a MAGA hat,'” Johnson explained. “I claimed, ‘That’s great, we can discover you a plain red one to use.’ We had the ability to endanger on that particular. We can believe in different ways but still significantly love each other.”

Needless to say, pictures of the MAGA wedding transformed heads when the pair and also other visitors uploaded pictures on social media sites.

“It’s been definitely crazy,” Johnson said. “Outstanding patriots stated they enjoy the dress and also support us. But then there’s the opposite, where we’ve gotten threats, and also there’s been truly nasty comments.”

“A great deal of the remarks are ‘It’s a racist wedding.’ I’m the granddaughter of a Filipino immigrant, my spouse’s black,” Johnson stated. “I think what I want individuals to extract from this exists’s a stereotype of Trump supporters flying around available and perhaps a few of them resemble that, yet a lot of us aren’t like that.”

More #magapatriotwedding images! Thanks Brian !!

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