A Michigan couple let their patriotism and admiration for President Trump shine with a MAGA-themed wedding last week.
Jeff and Audra Johnson were married on July 4 in Kalamazoo, surrounded by friends and family donned in “Make America Great Again” hats.
The bride wore a wedding gown that was decorated with sparkly red lettering down the front: Make America Great Again, The train of the dress simply said “TRUMP.”
Jeff Johnson, is a Marine veteran who donned his dress uniform while holding a gun in some photos.
While the bride wore the red and white, her bridesmaids wore the blue. Other wedding guests were also dressed patriotically.
“Being a patriotic wedding, we really did encourage people to do whatever they felt comfortable with, if they wanted to open-carry, if they wanted to conceal-carry,” Johnson told CBS News.
Despite the “MAGA Patriot” theme, Johnson said all were welcome. This includes her lifelong friend and maid of honor, who is also a Democrat.
“We were gonna do our photos with the Trump hats and she said, ‘You know I love you, but I don’t feel comfortable wearing a MAGA hat,'” Johnson said. “I said, ‘That’s fine, we can find you a plain red one to wear.’ We still love you. We can have completely different opinions about everything and still love each other.”
However, not everyone in the couple’s life was as accepting. The groom’s father refused to attend.
Johnson told CBS News his father sent them a text message that he wouldn’t attend the wedding as long as they support “that racist” in the White House. But it did not discourage them as the couple did have a lot of people accept the dress code and show up.
“It looked like America threw up all over my wedding and I’m not sorry,” the bride said of the event.
Needless to say, photos of the MAGA wedding attracted many comments from both sides when the couple and other guests posted pictures on social media.
“A lot of the comments are ‘It’s a racist wedding.’ I’m the granddaughter of a Filipino immigrant, my husband’s black,” Johnson said. “I think what I want people to take from this is there’s a stereotype of Trump supporters flying around out there and maybe some of them are like that, but most of us aren’t like that.”