Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A University of Maryland Wedding {Ashley & Domonique}

To most that know me personally, I am a huge fan of all things Terps (or Maryland Terrapins to those who are unfamiliar with the ACC college teams) having graduated from the University myself.  Something about being back on the campus is always comforting.  It was there, parked in front of the university chapel, that I first saw the most beautiful limo I had ever seen.  It was a mint green Jaguar and I was going to have it for my own wedding.  But in the end, that was not to be.

But this is not a blog about me, but about two other Terps, who met, fell in love and got married at my, I mean their, alma mater.  (and for me, it's the first time I have had the pleasure of planning a wedding on the campus grounds after seeing countless ceremonies taking place over weekends as a student.)  Ashley and Domonique got hitched on July 3rd surrounded by friends and family at the University Chapel.  Some of you fellow Maryland (or Raven) football fans might recognize the groom!

The bride and her ladies got ready at her parents' home in DC.

Outside the chapel, the men congregated to wait for the arrival of the bride.

I remember hearing the bride say as she approached her groom for the first time that day, "I'm coming Domonique, you'd better get excited!"

The reception was held at the newish (finished in 2005, I believe) event space in the Samuel Riggs V Alumni Center.  The pink and purple combination looked festive and sophisticated.

I loved the fun details like the caramel corn and caramel apples and the whimsical purple and pink flowers on the wedding cake!  The candles and the special lighting by Digital Lightning really gave the room a romantic glow.  The lush flowers from the talented team at Edge were breathtaking and the pale pink water in the tall floating candle holders was such a fun touch!

Congratulations Ashley and Domonique!  You were my last wedding before the heat wave!
Thank you to our fabulous team
Photography- Mary, Love Life Images
Entertainment- DJ Isaiah
Catering- Design Cuisine
Lighting- Digital Lightning
Flowers- Edge Floral Events Designers


Anna Michelle Heirloom Winner!!

The winner of the Anna Michelle Heirloom Marilyn veil is Lisette Acosta.  Congratulations Lisette!  We're insanely jealous. Shoot us an email and we'll hook you up!