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August 2, 2012

Real Wedding…|Sena + Eric {7.1.12} Part I

Hello all….  We recently had the extreme pleasure of assisting a special couple bring their amazing families from Eastern and Western Africa, Europe, Canada, and the United States together to celebrate their union of love.  Sena and Eric were wed in College Park , MD at the amazing Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center on July 1, 2012.

Sena Wedding

From the beginning of the wedding planning process, Sena expressed her desire to have a fun and elegant wedding with the “WOW” factor.  Every inspiration photo that she shared with me was filled with huge flower arrangements, candles, lighting, and lots of bling.   The colors of the wedding were royal blue and a vibrant yellow. The bridesmaids wore form fitting mermaid style dresses designed by a designer specializing in African attire.  The groomsmen were decked out in black tuxedos with Calvin Klein blue and yellow striped ties given as a gift by the bride and groom.   During the cocktail hour guests were wowed with fabulous food stations designed by MK Catering staff.  The reception was emceed and spoken in both French and English to ensure that all guests followed the events of the evening.     An African Dance troop performed throughout the night with special dances native to the African culture intertwined with more current dance trends.  The bride and groom changed into their special African Garments during the middle of the reception and were reintroduced and welcomed by their guests.   The rest of the evening continued  as guests dined and danced the night away.  This was truly an amazing, heartfelt, and loving wedding.

Thank you Jax Photography for a sneak peak of Sena and Eric’s wedding day.  We can’t wait to share more photos from their magical day in Part II of our blog post.

Click this link to see a video for their day created by Kauri Media.

Sena & Eric Wedding Video Highlight


Congratulations to Sena and Eric!  Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your fabulous day!

Wedding Team:

Venue: Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center

Caterer: MK Catering

Photographer: Jax Photography

Videographer: Kauri Media

Florist: Pupa’s Flowers

Cake: Fiona’s Cakes

Band: The Invitation Band

DJ: DJ Yves

Transportation: Diamond Limo

Make Up Artist: Favia’s Artistry

Hair: Styles by Lary

Lighting:  Hesson Entertainment

Plant Rentals:  Plant Farm Rentals

Wedding Planner: TreBella Events


Enjoy! Stay tuned for Part II…

Shawn Signature


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