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Albert Lee And Marrisa Barrett Wedding

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Marrisa Barrett and Albert Lee were married on May 11 in a joyous ceremony at The Clare Michael, a reception space, on Admiral in Tulsa. The bride wore a stunning pink gown, and the groom donned a classic tuxedo for the occasion.

The bride, a native of Alva, Oklahoma, attended Alba High School and Northwestern Oklahoma State University. She is a retail manager in Tulsa. The groom, a Tulsa native, is a 1985 Booker T. Washington High School graduate and attended the University of Iowa. He is an executive chef who has worked in hospitality in Tulsa and elsewhere.

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Marissa and Albert Lee celebrate their wedding with a dance, May 11, 2024. Photo Provided

Lee’s sister, Erma Lee, officiated the ceremony before around 90 guests, including family and close friends of the bride and groom.

“Today is the beginning of a new life together for you,” Erma Lee told the couple.

“It marks the commencement of new relationships with your families, your friends, and indeed to each other. You have invited these special guests to share in one of life’s greatest moments as they recognize the worth and beauty of your love and add their best wishes to the words that shall unite you today as husband and wife.

God knew your needs when He brought you together. He knew exactly what you needed to make you complete. And now, He wants you to commit yourselves to each other as the one He has chosen to complete you.”

Ira Hill III, Marrisa’s grandson, was the ring bearer. The bridesmaids were: Madison Hofen, Lacy Louthan and Jana Parker. The groomsmen were: Stephon Parsons and Andrew Haas.

A reception followed, featuring hors d’oeuvres, canapes, salmon, vegetable, and cheese platters, and, of course, wedding cake.

During the reception, Albert’s best man and brother, Tony Lee, offered a toast.

“Albert, as the youngest of eleven, had the honor and privilege to be the proud recipient of hand-me-downs – think Pay-Less sneakers previously worn by five brothers and maybe a couple of sisters with large feet who also only had one pair of shoes,” Tony shared.

“Albert grew up, went to college, became a chef, and made the life he has for himself and now Marissa. Albert values community despite the challenges we all know too well, lasting relationships, and fashion.

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“In high school, Albert worked for a local newspaper, shuffling horoscopes around, mostly Tuesdays Taurus became Wednesdays Sagittarius and in true Albert fashion (no pun intended), always managing to make an impression.

“He became a chef and ultimately honed his craft by working through some of the best establishments in Tulsa and blessing his family with his amazing cooking skills.

“Marissa, you look exquisite today. I think we can all agree that Albert is one lucky guy. You have brought so much to Albert’s life. Since meeting you, he has broadened his horizons and embraced greater adventure. Thank you for bringing joy and stability.

I can see how incredibly happy you’ve made my brother and just how much you have helped Albert be the best version of himself.”

Albert and Marissa Lee will reside in Tulsa.

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