Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fairytale Wedding at The Fairmont

Trina and Gene were such a pleasure to work with. Both are successful and career-minded and, up until they met each other, had not found the time to focus on love or getting married. Meeting through mutual friends and after initial hesitation, they both realized they had an immediate connection. Gene being 42 and Trina in her 30’s (I would never tell a lady's age), they realized they had finally met their soul mate and 9 months later, Gene proposed to Trina.

Trina, falling in love with The Fairmont Hotel, chose this to be the site of her reception. Cocktails would take place in the loggia and courtyard while dinner and dancing would be in the garden-style Colonnade Room. Working with the amazing Mark Medrick, they came up with a menu that was to die for. They then began working with Janet Flowers to come up with centerpieces, bouquets and other flower accents that incorporated the colors of orange and deep red. Even the cake was adorned with burgandy ribbon. Such gorgeous colors for an autumn wedding!

On the day of the wedding, the bride spent most of the morning surrounded by her mother and bridesmaids in her suite at the Fairmont hotel while hairstylist, Jean of Salon Montage, and make-up artist, Kim Giammaria, worked their magic on all of the ladies. Once the bride was dressed and ready to go, a vintage Bentley, provided by Regal Limousine, whisked her and her father off to Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Arlington for her ceremony.

The ceremony was beautiful and included an organist and three soloists who performed not only during the processional and recessional but also throughout the ceremony itself. After the
ceremony, guests moved to the Fairmont for a stunning cocktail reception. The weather could not have been more perfect and we were able to utilize the gorgeous outdoor courtyard. Guests enjoyed the delicious appetizers and the drinks flowed from two bars.

Once the formal reception began, it was clear everyone was ready to celebrate. DJ Cheryl Brockington, of Mitchell’s Music and Entertainment, kept the guests on the dancefloor all night. Darla of Darla Photography was kept busy capturing all of the special moments of the day. The video of the wedding was taken by Stephen at Video Express.

Congratulations Trina and Gene!