DELAWARE.- What started as a pass time of selling Christmas reefs and brooms out of a friends store, turned into a full business opportunity for Alicia Jones. “When the store closed, I found that I really liked it and I had interest so I went online,” said Jones.
That turned into what you see today, Wedding Brooms By Alicia.
The business keeps the wedding tradition of Jumping The Broom alive by creating custom made brooms for a couples ceremony.
Years ago, enslaved people would jump over the broom to marry since they could not legally wed. “And actually when I do my product I send out a little bit about the history incase they want to put it in the ceremony if they have a bridal party or anything like that,” said Jones.
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