Real Weddings: Arlene Fuller & Taz Lube

Married April 4 2009 at St. Aloysius Church.

By: Jill Hudson

OCCUPATIONS: They are co-owners of an entertainment and marketing company
NUMBER OF WEDDING ATTENDEES: 325
HOW THEY MET: Through mutual friends while Howard University undergraduates
FIRST DATE: A comedy show in Takoma station
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Philippe in Miami
WHERE THEY GOT ENGAGED: In Bayamon, Puerto Rico, where Arlene was visiting family
WEDDING COCKTAIL: Kamikazes
WEDDING CAKE: White chocolate with raspberry filling
FAVORITE WEDDING DETAIL: The beautifully decorated head table
BIGGEST SURPRISE OF THE WEDDING: That our son (and ring bearer), Mikael, walked down the aisle without a problem
FIRST DANCE SONG: "At Last" by Etta James
FOUR WORDS THAT DESCRIBE THE WEDDING: Extravagant, elegant, fun-filled, and perfect
HONEYMOON SPOT: Honolulu
WHERE THEY LIVE NOW:  Northeast DC

The Details

RECEPTION VENUE
: The Galleria at Lafayette Center
EVENT DESIGNER: Andre Wells/Events by Andre Wells
BRIDE'S GOWN: Badgley Mischka/Harriet Kassman
CAKE: Kendall's Cakes
FLOWERS: Janet Flowers
CATERER: Influence Caterers
HAIR: Huron/Suissa Salon, Arlington
MAKEUP: Kym Lee/Outer Skinz Image Group
VIDEOGRAPHER: Blue Sky Films

This article first appeared in the Summer/Fall 2009 edition of Washingtonian Bride & Groom.