Upon our separate initial interactions, Sele and I both felt instant connections to Emily and Roberson. I met Emily early last semester while hanging out at one of Darden's popular TNDC (Thursday Night Drinking Club) events on The Corner. She walked up to me, vibrant and bubbly as ever and exclaimed, "Hey, I know you! I've seen you on that DPA Facebook page." At the time I supposed that I had more activity on that page than I'd previously realized. Nonetheless, we hit it off swimmingly and I remember feeling an immediate connection had been made.
Roberson and Sele too became fast friends bonding over they're mutually pursued efforts in Darden's rigorous investment banking recruitment process. In addition to their long and late hours of preparation, I'm sure their constant support for each other contributed towards their final summer internship successes.
Attending Roberson & Emily's wedding was a very special experience for us. It reinvigorated a shared community filled with genuine love and devotion. Their partnership represented a union not only of themselves, but of everyone who was present. Each and every guest contributed shared stories that made the room feel like a bonded link of a new and growing merged family.
The pastor during the ceremony called to everyone's attention, "It takes a village to build a relationship." This message resonated with us as we took part in the next matrimonial exercise: laying hands over the bride and groom collectively in unison. This allowed for a moment of silence for everyone to offer their complete and total blessings for the couple's future. This signified the communal love and support granted from all who were present.