The images of Marvin Brewington, 70, and Wanda Brewington, 67, of Raleigh, N.C., were shot by their daughter, wedding photographer Amber Robinson, who uploaded them to Instagram, to the cheers of more than 7,000 people.

“In this wonderful creative industry that I worked in, I focus so much on providing couple hours with a day of beautiful photography. To be honest, rarely do I stop to think about the day, weeks, months or years that follow a wedding day,” Robinson wrote on the post. “So today I share with you what those years after can look like when true love exists. These are my parents: married for 47 years, they have triumphed over cancer … twice. Have raised two successful daughters. They have been poor together and rich together. They have fed, sheltered, and advised countless lost souls. They love without expectation and give freely, whatever it is they have to offer. I am SO proud to call them Mom and Dad. They are the epitome of where I strive to be in my own marriage and a constant reminder that a wedding is only a day, but a marriage is forever.”

African American Family, Black Family, Black Love, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNAMBER ROBINSON/RALEIGH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER/BREWINGTON HOLIDAY | Photo Credit

African American Family, Black Family, Black Love, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNAMBER ROBINSON/RALEIGH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER/BREWINGTON HOLIDAY | Photo Credit


NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE | WASHINGTON, DC

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution. (Website).


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