Los Angeles Times

Angela Lee and Brent White

From Together, a special advertising feature

August 01, 2010
It’s probably the most shocking thing that can happen at a wedding and it happened to Angela Lee, 34, and Brent White, 38, during their ceremony. Rev. Izzy Matos of Halogen Church in Long Beach asked, “Is there anyone who objects to this marriage between Brent and Angela?” And a man named Ernie Macias raised his hand and stood up, saying, “I object because Angela has been forced into this marriage.”

White responded, “Excuse me … you’re ruining my big day.” When White took off his jacket, it appeared a fistfight would ensue. But instead the two men drew swords (out of a golf bag that just happened to be placed nearby) and began a mock battle. It ended when Macias said he realized he was at the wrong wedding and told everyone, “My bad,” and then made a quick exit.

The elaborate spoof between the two friends had the 170 wedding guests laughing and applauding. The wedding and reception took place on June 5 at the Pacific Palms Resort in the City of Industry.

The couple met in 2006 when they were students in a philosophy of education class at Azusa Pacific University. Her parents, Henri and Shirley Lee, live in West Covina. His parents, Roy and Marsha White, live in Vernon, British Columbia.

A shared sense of humor, a love of acting and their strong Christian faith are among the qualities that drew them together. “The first time I saw Angela I thought she was beautiful,” White said. “She had a spark in her eyes.”

Lee was then a kindergarten teacher and White was teaching a high school special education class and coaching the school’s baseball team. He continues to teach, while Lee is now an actress who has performed in TV commercials.

During their wedding ceremony, the couple recited vows they had written. She said, “Brent, you are truly my heaven sent. I will promise to love and support you today and every day that we will share life together.” He told her, “I promise to give you all my love and everything I have.”

At the reception the newlyweds performed three dances they had choreographed. The first was to a rap song called “Ridin” by Chamillionaire. The second was to “Thriller.” The love song “You and Me” by Lifehouse, they danced to in a traditional way.

In ultimate romantic fashion, the bride and groom were carried off into the sunset in a horse-drawn carriage.

Their seven-day honeymoon was in Maui was fabulous, the bride said. “We wanted to buy a coconut stand and stay there.”

— Rena Dictor LeBlanc, Special Advertising Sections Writer

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