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Zelalem Abahana

and

Betelhem Tarekegn

Zelalem Abahana

and

Betelhem Tarekegn

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August 6, 2023

Alexandria, VA

How it started ...

We were introduced by a mutual friend of ours. We happened to have a lot in common. First time we started talking, we couldn't stop for hours, mostly about our experiences in church life we grew up in and our taste for gospel music. We truly felt that we are meant to be together, and soon we planned to meet in person. Him: I decided to move back to the DC area to be close to her, and the rest was a beautiful ride. Our Engagement: A year after we start dating, we planned a trip to Denver and I surprise-proposed to her on a mountain-top at a ski resort in Vail (Colorado) accompanied by my friends while Betty's family & friends watched live.

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Schedule

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Ceremony

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22311

Reception

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22311

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Wedding Party

Abigiya Gugsa

Bridesmaid

My name is Abigiya Gugsa ,also known as Aabie, and I am the Bride’s cousin by choice. I am a very outgoing, multi-layered being who loves to travel. You will soon see that I am the life of the party :) Betty and I have been practicing for this day since we were little girls and I am elated to be by her side on her big day.

Bethel Girum

Bridesmaid

Bethel Girum here, honored to be by your side on your big day Bettye yene mokshe and excited to see what God has in store for you 💕

Bezawit Eshetu

Bridesmaid

Clear the floor and make way for the bridesmaid extraordinaire, that's right, it's me Bezawit, the bridesmaid who knows Betty better than she knows herself, and trust me; I've got the embarrassing stories to prove it. So buckle up, because with me by her side, this wedding is about to get wonderfully unforgettable!

Elroe Gugsa

Bridesmaid

Hi, I’m Elroe (El for short) and I’m Betty’s cousin. I’m so excited to be by your side and celebrate you on this special day, Bettye! I can’t believe you’re about to enter this next phase of your life and I’m so happy to be there to help you bring it in filled with so much love and fun!

Bitania Simon

Bridesmaid

Bitania here and the biggest fan of your Big day 😉 .15+ years of friendship. Beautiful in and out. Can’t wait for the big day 🥰

Elshaday Eskinder

Maid of Honor

I am Elshaday apart from being an amazing fun sister to the bride 👰‍♀️ I am also the brides maid who is soon to be a mom ! Top level organizer ,communicator and problem solver . I am here to save the day if saving is needed of course lol Yes, I am honored to celebrate my sister the bride and can’t wait to see her walk down the aisle !

Haben Iyasu

Bridesmaid

Hi there, this is Haben all the way from Addis. Bettiyae, I am so honored to be by your side as you take a leap from Miss to Mrs. You are one of a kind; you have a special place in my heart!❤️❤️❤️

Maya Alemayehu

Flower Girl

Sister of the Bride

Meron Demisse

Bridesmaid

Meron here, some call me Mary Joy. I enjoy worship, a fun person to be with and so passionate about life. Bettye, I'm very happy to be one of your bridesmaids. I can't wait for the big day!

Dawit Habte

Groomsman

Hey there! My name is Dawit Habte, but my friends call me Davo. I'm currently soaking in the stunning mountain views of Colorado, which is a paradise for hikers and explorers. I've known Zee for as long as I can remember and I'm thrilled to celebrate his wedding and witness his journey into a new chapter of his life. As a free-spirited individual, I am passionate about the Lord, people, and culinary arts. You can definitely expect to see that contagious spirit in action this August.

Michael Tefera

Groomsman

I'm thrilled for Zele's big day coming up soon! My name is Michael Seyoum but I also go by Micky . I'm a DMVian who got to know Zele quite well during my stay in Charlotte, NC. I've watched him build strong and meaningful relationships, with his fiance and soon-to-be wife, Beti. I am eagerly anticipating being a part of their joyous day in August. As a father and believer, I am passionate about music and singing for the Glory of God and the nourishment of others.

Natty Yonas

Groomsman

This is Natty from Colorado. I'm married to my wonderful wife Hana and God trusted us to be a parent of two boys and a toddler baby girl. I love to meet and make new friends while keeping my wonderful old ones. Although IT is my profession, my true passion lies in charity and humanitarian efforts aimed at improving people's lives by sharing the love of Christ.  I came to know Zele very well in July of 2021 while we were both groomsmen for a mutual friend in Chicago. Zele is a gentle and kind soul, and I had the privilege of hosting him for a quick coffee meet-up at my home here in Denver. I am thrilled to celebrate Zele and Beti on their special day as they lay the foundation of their union.

Daniel Abebe

Groomsman

Hello there, My name is Dani (Daniel Abebe Asfaw). I am married to my beautiful wife, Kidy, almost 10 years ago. We have two precious daughters, Maranatah (8 years old) and Melea (1 year old). I love God, family and music! I am absolutely thrilled to be a groomsman for Zola and Betty’s wedding. I am grateful for being chosen for this incredible honor! I have known Zola for nearly two decades. Zola is God-loving, open-minded and generous person which gives me the confidence to say “ሙሽሪት አፈሰችው” 😊 To the beautiful couple, I am very excited to witness your vows and celebrate your love on your big day! I pray that the Lord abound His grace and blessings upon you as you begin this remarkable journey together!

Habtamu Negash

Groomsman

Gediyon Nigussie

Groomsman

This is Gedi ጌዲ… simple man who loves to be useful to the world and who thrives around fun, positive vibes and art. Currently residing in ATL working in Hollywood to entertain you😉😂. I have known Zele over a decade and we become close friends in the last 7 years. He is a kind soul, positive, hardworking, humble and a wise gentleman. I know he is lucky to find Betty, a beautiful queen by his side to build their castle together. However, I know for sure that she is the luckiest to find Zele as her king! God did the matchmaking!!! I’m excited for this wedding to witness the beginning of their adventure! see y’all there…

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