Congratulations Mareesa and Marlon: August 13, 2005

Sunday, November 13, 2005
Mareesa and Marlon had the pleasure of having their wedding on one of the hottest days of the year!!! It was so hot, and we had an outdoor wedding. But, the weather couldn't put a damper on the feel of the wedding - it was quite amazing and very classy. The wedding took place at the Meridian House - with the Ceremony being held in the Linden Garden.

I tell you, Mareesa reminded me of Billie Holiday with her sexy Monique Lhuillier dress and a Lily in her hair. Some of the fabric in her dress was used to wrap her beautiful bouquet. She also picked a beautiful Champagne color for her bridesmaids Vera Wang dresses.

Once the ceremony was over, the guests were able to FEAST! The theme was upscale Southern Cuisine. The menu consisted of Shrimp and Grits, Honey fried chicken and all the Chocolate M&M Martinis you could stand! They also had one of the best wedding cakes I've ever tasted (If there's any left, I usually sneak a piece :-) ... It was a double fudge chocolate concoction, with chocolate icing and green orchids as garnish.

Oh, I fogot to mention that Mareesa and Marlon did something that I LOVE - they went downtown to take pictures on the famous "U" Street Corridor - where the great Jazz legend Duke Ellington graced audiences with his presence. I LOVE candids with the couple in their wedding attire, in a setting that has nothing to do with weddings. I think those pictures are so gorgeous - worthy of a magazine :-)

Their photographer was one of my new favorites - Kathy Blanchard. It was really funny - Kathy had never worked with us before. But we had two weddings together - two weekends in a row! It's a good thing Kathy and her sister tolerated us! No just kidding, it was a pleasure working with Kathy - check out some of her other work on her website.

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