On the brink of the start of the fall season and the end to summer, we had the opportunity to share in the celebration of the union of Myles and Vanessa. These two love birds connected with us to tell the story of their “Monumental Affair” throughout their wedding celebration. Vanessa and Myles built their love connection in the DC Metropolitan area from meeting each other, to first dates, and starting their new life with each other. The background colors were navy and gold, and we provided table names that acknowledged locations in the area that helped to tell the story of their “Monumental Affair”.
The ceremony and celebration were held at the Carnegie Institution of Science, the perfect setting, for these two love birds. From the building’s solid, neoclassical facade to its monumental portico surmounted by a flat-top roof and supported by Ionic columns. Huge marble urns, copies of originals in the Vatican Collection, flank the entrance steps. The massive bronze doors at the top lead inside to a two-story rotunda, framed by large Corinthian columns and an elliptical side staircase. This impressive and regal building provided the perfect setting for Myles and Vanessa’s romantic day. As you look through the photographic story below documented by our friends at Procopio Photography, you can see why they chose this as the place to say “I Do”.
Vanessa was radiant and Myles was so dapper. There also was a special flower girl, Little Miss Zoe Sanaa (Myles and Vanessa’s daughter), who stole the hearts of many as she came down the aisle in her little red wagon decorated by her Mom, Vanessa.
After saying their vows before all of their close family and friends, everyone enjoyed a delectable cuisine provided by our partners, Main Event Caterers, which ended with vanilla and dark chocolate gelato cones. The deejay, Lugo Entertainment, rocked the crowd preceded by a serenade of songs for the couple’s first dance, Love of My Life by Brian McKnight. There was a union on the dance floor by both of the couple’s fraternity and sorority organizations, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity. To capture her husband’s heart, Vanessa surprised Myles with a cigar bar which was a hit with all of the guests.
Myles and Vanessa thanks for letting us share this special day with you. Enjoy your new beginning in North Carolina!
Myles & Vanessa, September 21, 2014
Special thanks to our wedding professionals that helped to make this day spectacular: Coordination & Event Design – Perfect Planning Events | Venue – Carnegie Institution for Science | Florals – Taylor & Hov | Officiant – Pastor Marcia Norfleet | Catering – Main Event Caterers | Photography – Procopio Photography | Deejay – Lugo Entertainment | Ceremony musician – Dawn Johnson | Wedding Cake – Gateau | Hair Stylist – Simone Fennell | Make-up Artist – Jeff Enriquez | Linens – BBJ Linens | Chairs – DC Rentals
Photography Credit: Procopio Photography