KENT COUNTY, Mich. – Subtlety was never the intention of wedding decoration for the nuptials of Audra and Jeff Johnson.
The couple got married on July 4 in Kalamazoo, surrounded by friends and family dressed in "Make America Great Again" hats.
"It seemed that America had vomited at my wedding and I'm not sorry," girlfriend Audra Johnson told WXMI.
Johnson says that in addition to celebrating her love, she and her husband decided to use their wedding day as an opportunity to celebrate President Donald Trump. No detail was overlooked, even the groomsmen's twins "do not tread on me." Each reception desk presented a petition for a "beat bill" against abortion.
Even the bride's nails were painted to resemble American flags.
"The dress is actually an Andre Soriano original," Johnson said. "Actually, it's made of a MAGA flag." As the focal point of each wedding, the bride's dress stole the show.
Soriano is known for his custom "Trump coveralls". His designs have been presented on the red carpet of the 2017 Grammy Awards.
Despite the issue, Johnson said everyone was welcome. This includes her lifelong friend and maid of honor, who is also a Democrat.
"We were going to take our pictures with the Trump hats and she said:" You know I love you, but I can not wear the Trump hat, "Johnson said. "I said," It's fine. It's okay. Just put on a red hat. We still love you. We can have completely different opinions about everything and still love each other. "
Not everyone in the couple's life was so accepted. The groom's father refused to attend.
"He sent us a text message," Johnson said. "He said:" While you support that racist in the White House, I will not attend your wedding. "What is sad, but we had many people who loved us and introduced themselves.
Johnson said that if she was invited to a themed wedding of President Barack Obama, she would be happy to attend.