Nkonsonkonson. To almost all of us unfamiliar with Ghanaian symbols or culture, this word may not mean anything at all. However, for Caralee and Derrick, we cannot think of a more perfect phrase to describe them. The word Nkonsonkonson is used to describe a symbol often seen in Ghana that means unity or human relations. Caralee has been to Ghana quite a few times to do humanitarian work there, and told us that this symbol is seen in a lot of places to denote family or relationships. She gave Derrick cufflinks with this symbol, which he wore during this Snowbasin summer formal session with us.
After some research, we found that Nkonsonkonson is also used as a symbol to remind us all that we need all contribute to the community and that in unity lies strength. Even the way the symbol looks like a chain link is great reminder that each of us is a “link” in the human race. We each serve a purpose and need to contribute together to make this world a better place to live in. This is a great reminder to each of us that we all have a place in this world and that there is always room to help someone in need.
Between Caralee’s volunteer work in Africa, and Derrick almost finishing his residency, Nkonsonkonson is a perfect way to describe the way that they treat others. In fact, it was while speaking to each other about a patient at work that they first met, even though they wouldn’t start dating until after finding each other on a dating app. Just by being with these two, it was easy to tell that they are excited to forever “link” their lives together. We loved every minute getting to know these two!
Caralee and Derrick, thank you so much for hanging out with us! You two were so fun. Between the threatening moose, beautiful flowers, and pretty sunset, you two really made this session perfect. We wish you all the best in your marriage! We know that you two are a great match, even though we’ve only known you for a few short days. Enjoy your photos from your Snowbasin summer formal session!
Shout-out to these vendors involved:
Wedding dress: Elizabeth Cooper Design
HMUA: Alex Crabtree
Florals: Flower Patch
Suit: Mr. Mac
Ring: Shane Co.
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