KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WSVN) — A Michigan couple has received a variety of responses to their uniquely-themed nuptials.
Audra Johnson and her husband Jeff tied the knot on July 4 in a wedding that went viral for its theme: “Make America Great Again.”
Johnson told Fox 35 that she wore a traditional white wedding gown during the ceremony. However, after the ceremony was done, she changed into another white dress featuring the words “Make America Great Again” on the front, and “Trump” in the back.
“We love our country and our president. To us, it wasn’t any different than any other themed wedding,” Audra told Fox 35.
Johnson posted photos from the event to social media that received a variety of responses including both praise and criticism.
According to Fox 17, Johnson said despite her theme, her wedding was open to everyone, including her lifelong friend and maid of honor, who is also a Democrat.
“We were gonna do our photos with the Trump hats and she said, ‘You know I love you, but I can’t wear the Trump hat,'” Johnson told Fox 17. “I said, ‘It’s OK. It’s OK. Just wear a red hat. We still love you. We can have completely different opinions about everything and still love each other.”
However, she said, not everyone in their life felt the same way and noted that the groom’s father did not attend the wedding.
“He sent us a text message,” Johnson said. “It said, ‘As long as you support that racist in the White House, I won’t be attending your wedding,’ which is sad but we did have a lot of people that loved us and showed up.”
Johnson also added that if she were invited to a wedding with a President Barack Obama theme, she would happily attend.
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