Real Wedding: Chandra and Adam

Breathtaking views of Washington and classic touches highlighted this Arlington wedding.

By: Kathleen Bridges

Occupations: She’s a software engineer; he’s an insurance agent

Hometowns: She’s from Jackson, MS; he’s from Oakland, CA

First date: Dinner at Flying Fish in Old Town, and a comedy show at DC Improv

How they got engaged: A dinner cruise on the Potomac

Reception venue: The couple chose Top of the Town in Arlington to give guests a view of Washington

Wedding flowers: Peonies, hydrangeas, lamb’s ears, garden roses

Wedding cake: Three-tier—strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla cake—with pink peonies

Wedding cocktail: Champagne and Chambord with raspberries

Favorite detail: The couple rode from the ceremony to the reception in a 1962 Bentley from Regal Limousine

Biggest surprise: After ten days of bad weather and a 70-percent chance of rain, it was sunny

DIY elements: Invitations were made by the bride’s sister, an art student

Honeymoon spot: Hawaii

Where they live now: Lorton

The Details

Bride’s gown: Lazaro, purchased at Rizik’s

Event planner: Lorez Reese, Simply Savvy Events

Florist: Growing Wild Floral Company

Caterer: R&R Catering

Cake: IndAroma

Entertainment: DJ Sonkwa/Andy Kushner Entertainment

Venue: Westover Baptist Church

Photographer: Geoff Chesman


This wedding appears in the Summer/Fall issue of Bride & Groom.