Preparing for the wedding ceremony

June 15, 2009 | 7:23 p.m. CDT

Correction: Ibitoye Moyosola was misidentified in an earlier version of this photo caption.

The women prepare before the ceremony in a preschool room of the church. Clementine M'Sengabo, Stani's sister-in-law, looks on as Shirley Colbert fixes her dress in the bathroom and a friend does the bride's makeup. M'Sengabo came from Hazelwood with her husband, daughter and four boys to attend the ceremony. Colbert organized much of the wedding while Moyosola, from Ghana, a good friend of the family and past neighbor, sang during the service.

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