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Occupations: She works in international development; he's an attorney. Hometowns: She's from Bethesda and Freetown, Sierra Leone; he's from Christ Church, Barbados. How they met: Through close friends. First date: Dinner at Busara in Georgetown. Where they got engaged: At an ocean-side restaurant in Barbados. Wedding cocktail: Champagne. Wedding cake: White chiffon with almond buttercream frosting. Wedding flowers: Spray roses, lilies, gerberas daisies, and hydrangeas. Favorite wedding detail: The bride had her veil and the groomsmen's ties made in Bangkok. Biggest surprise of the wedding: Her uncle planted flowers in their wedding colors on his Potomac property, where the reception was held. First dance song: "She's Royal" by Tarrus Riley. Wedding theme: Simplicity. Four words that describe the wedding: Radiant, loving, spiritual, and exuberant. Honeymoon spot: Anitgua. Where they currently live: Silver Spring.
This wedding appears in the Summer/Fall 2010 edition of Washingtonian Bride & Groom. Click here to receive a complimentary issue.
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