News St. Joseph — 20 June 2013
Former Newsleader reporter Calloway marries

by Cori Hilsgen

news@thenewsleaders.com

Former Newsleader reporter TaLeiza Calloway married Richmond Appleton June 15 at the St. Cloud Country Club.

Calloway is a native of Ohio. Her travels brought her to St. Joseph where she became a writer for the Newsleader.

She met Appleton, who came to the United States from Liberia, Africa. The two met in St. Cloud. At the time, Appleton was working toward his master’s degree in San Francisco, Calif.

Calloway and Appleton wrote and shared their vows at the ceremony held on the outside deck. At the wedding the couple jumped the broom, which the Rev. Jayne Thompson explained is an African tradition symbolic of sweeping away the old and welcoming new beginnings.

Thompson explained how remarkable it was these two people came from various locations, met in St. Cloud by the Mississippi River and were married by the river.

Guests travelled from many locations, including Ohio and Liberia, to attend the wedding. They were treated to a delicious meal of a fresh lettuce salad, warm rolls, pasta primavera and white cake with a taste of lemon. The couple plans to reside in California.

[/media-credit] Former Newsleader reporter TaLeiza Calloway is escorted by her father, Arthur Calloway, at her marriage ceremony to Richmond Appleton.

[/media-credit] Taleiza Calloway and Richmond Appleton recite the vows they wrote to say for their wedding.

[/media-credit] Former Newsleader reporter TaLeiza Calloway married Richmond Appleton June 15 at the St. Cloud Country Club.

[/media-credit] TaLeiza Calloway and Richmond Appleton perform the broom ritual at their wedding held at the St. Cloud Country Club on June 15. The ritual is meant to sweep away bad things.

[/media-credit] Guests at the Calloway-Appleton wedding were served a delicious meal of lettuce salad, warm rolls, pasta primavera and white cake with a taste of lemon.

 

 

 

 

Images courtesy of Cori Hilsgen | The Newsleaders

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Cori Hilsgen
Cori Hilsgen

Cori Hilsgen is a contributing writer for the St. Joseph and Sartell Newsleaders. The central Minnesota native is a wife, mother and grandmother. She has a B.A. degree from Concordia University – St. Paul, MN and enjoys learning about and sharing other peoples’ stories through the pages of “The Newsleaders”.

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