Not too long ago, we shared that our couple, Tai and Calvin’s, wedding was featured in the latest issue of MunaLuchi Bride Magazine. Today, it’s our turn to showcase their wedding (captured by Documentary Associates Photography)!
Tai and Calvin chose the Carnegie Institution for Science for their wedding day — Because of family connections, this venue has gives a special meaning to our couple.
Tai wore an ivory Reem Acra wedding gown that featured a long tulle skirt and a floral-adorned illusion bodice.
Her bridesmaids wore blush chiffon gowns, designed by Amsale.
When you walked into Tai and Calvin’s wedding, you felt completely at home. Guests were greeted by contemporary R&B music played by a local DC harpist, Cheryl Roeske.
To create an intimate environment for their 150 wedding guests, Tai and Calvin’s wedding ceremony was set “in the round.” They said their vows in a blush colored canopy with a gold sequin chandelier, created by Ten23 Designs.
Tai was so sweet! She wrote a handwritten note of love and gratitude to each wedding guest – this included notes to each child present at the wedding. The love notes doubled as escort cards with the guest names and table numbers written in gold by calligrapher, Laura Hooper.
During the cocktail reception, the gold chandelier was removed. And, it was replaced with a swing for the wedding cake, created by Fluffy Thoughts.
Even though Tai and Calvin currently live in New York, the couple still has a love for Maryland’s Blue Crabs. So, they couldn’t think of a more fitting wedding favor than a miniature bottle of “Old Bay” and a crab mallet that says, “Love, Honor and Old Bay.” How fun!
Thank you for enjoying Tai and Calvin’s wedding with us! It was such a lovely day, and we were so grateful to be a part of it.
Love & Soul Always, Kawania