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December 21, 2014

::Real Wedding…|Raquel + Courtney

Hello all,

Please welcome Raquel and Courtney Jones.  This beautiful and lively couple were wed on August 16, 2014 at Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center located on the campus of the University of Maryland College Park.

Raquel and Courtney selected my favorite color combination – varying shades of purple, champagne and silver.  All who know me, know of my secret obsession withe the color purple. lol  We added candlelight and bling to each tablescape to give the reception a glow.  Her flowers consisted of calla lillies, hydrangea, roses and orchids.   Raquel wore a beautiful mermaid styled dress with a dramatic bottom.  She was stunning!  The bridesmaids each wore a strapless champagne colored dress. Courtney and the groomsmen all wore black tuxedos. 

Thank you Memories of Bliss for these stunning photographs that captured the love  and joy of this beautiful day.

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

Wedding Team:

Ceremony and Reception Venue:  Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center

Photographer: Memories of Bliss

Wedding Planner: TreBella Events

Floral Design: TreBella Events

Videographer:  Sweet Marital Bliss

Linen Rental: Rentals to Remember

Bridal Make Up: MakeUp by Toshia

Bridal Hair:  Executive Salon & Suites (Sytlist:  Laryssa Somerville)

Catering: Zeffert & Gold Catering

Cake: Fancy Cakes by Leslie

Transportation:  Diamond Limo

Vintage Car: Vintage Limos

The day started with hair and makeup at the Marriott in Greenbelt.  Raquel was surrounded by over a dozen family and friends as she anxiously prepared for her big day!

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Raquel purchased a beautiful keepsake and inserted photos of her loved ones to attach to her bouquet.

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Raquel’s Bridesmaids helped her to get into her wedding dress.

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Voila!  Perfection!

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This is one of our favorite photos of the day!

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Courtney got ready at another local hotel with his groomsmen.

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Both Bride and Groom were stunning in their formal pictures prior to the start of the ceremony.

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They shared a special prayer without seeing each other before the ceremony.

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Courtney was in awe as he saw Raquel walk down the aisle.
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Guests enjoyed Cocktail hour as Raquel and Courtney took pictures on the campus.

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On to the reception!

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Raquel is a part of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. As part of tradition, her sorors honored her with a song during the reception.

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So much fun….

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Sweet Marital Bliss captured the day in this amazing video!

A perfect ending to a perfect day!

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