Posted in: Real Weddings & Events

January 7, 2018


Hello all,

Please welcome Shawnette and Devoras!  We helped to plan Devoras and Shawnette’s big day.  They were wed at  First Christian Church at Brock Hall in Landover, MD.  The wedding reception was held on the beautiful Newton White Mansion.  It was such a perfect day.   Rhea Whitney Photography was able to capture such beautiful and romantic photos throughout the day. The bridal party was so fun and full of excitement for the bride and groom.  Shawnette selected the colors navy, rose, burgundy, with touches of silver and gold. These are such an elegant combination for this evening wedding.

Wedding Team:

TreBella Events {Wedding Planning/Event Designer}
Rhea Whitney Photography {Photography}
Uptown Catering{Caterer + Wedding Cake}
Just Smile Booth {Photobooth}
First Christian Church at Brock Hall {Ceremony Venue}
Newton White Mansion {Venue}
TreBella Events {Florist}
Diamond Limo {Limo Company}

Shawnette and her bridesmaids got dressed at her mom’s home. Deborah did an amazing job with her makeup.  She was red carpet ready! :o)

Shawnette and her girls were always up for a fun photo!  Loving their silk robes.

Shawnette was so excited to marry her true love.  Time to get into her wedding gown!  Yay!!!


The groom’s turn! He was all smiles as his closest family and friends were there to make she he was all ready to go!

On to the church for a first look photo with the bride and groom!


Devoras arrived at the church early to be positioned so that he wouldn’t see Shawnette as she arrived.  He was beaming with excitement as he waited to see his new bride for the first time.  This is such a special moment for the bride and groom.  It allows them to share a private moment before walking down the aisle.

Devoras broke out into a huge smile as he saw his beautiful bride for the first time.


The rings were very secure with the “Ring Security”. :o)  The bride and groom’s son, Blake made sure they were safe and sound.

What a stunning bride!

Oh happy day!!!

What a beautiful family!

On to the reception! The guests traveled to Newton White Mansion.  They were greeted with cocktails and champagne with a hint of strawberry fruit as they entered the mansion.

A photo of the state of Maryland and North Carolina served as the sign in book. Love this idea!

#Moving to Murphy was the hashtag for the evening.

They were so excited to get into the reception to celebrate with family and friends.  Devoras and Shawnette danced into the room!

Shawnette beamed with joy as she danced with two special men in her life.  This was such a touching moment.

Devoras and his mom started the party!  They had some sharp moves on the dance floor!

One last photo of the bridal party altogether! I am loving the baby’s breath bouquets!

The centerpieces consisted of florals and candles.  Such romantic and elegant design elements.



Shawnette didn’t sit down the whole night!  She was dancing, dancing, dancing!

They are such a beautiful couple!  What fun!  All the best to you both!!!


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