Tri Star and WENZ will host a wedding May 4 at Cinemark Valley View to celebrate the upcoming film “Jumping the Broom,” which stars Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Loretta Devine, Mike Epps, Meagan Good, Tasha Smith, Julie Bowen, Pooch Hall and Romeo Miller. The film is produced by best-selling author Bishop TD Jakes and Tracey Edmonds.
In advance of that date, one lucky couple will be chosen to get married at the preview screening.
To register, log onto www.zhiphopcleveland.com and let them know why they should help you “Jump the Broom.” Does the family not support the marriage? Can you not afford a wedding? Radio One Cleveland will provide a wonderful Wedding Day, including a reverend to officiate; tuxedo/best man suiting by Milano Men’s Wear; wedding gown by Bridals by Philvens; flowers by Staircase Florist; wedding cake by S&T Catering; wedding photography by Platinum Photography; limousine service by Thomas Limousine and, of course, your family is invited to the wedding and the movie.
Jumping the Broom Wedding Tradition
At some African-American wedding ceremonies, newlyweds “jump over a broom” to symbolize the beginning of a new life. Today, the jumping of the broom is a symbol of sweeping away of the old, and welcoming the new. Broom jumping can be performed either at the wedding ceremony, after the minister pronounces the newlyweds husband and wife, or at the wedding reception just after the bridal party enters the reception area. A fully decorated broom can be purchased at ethnic stores. Other couples may prefer to use a regular household broom decorated with bows, flowers, and/or other trinkets in the wedding colors. At some receptions, guests may participate in the ceremony by tying ribbons around the broom before the broom jumping begins.
‘Jumping the Broom’ Synopsis
A collision of worlds when two African-American families from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds get together one weekend in Martha’s Vineyard for a wedding.
“Jumping the Broom” opens May 6 in theaters everywhere.
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