Real Weddings: Carl Cox & Darin Henderson

Married March 4, 2011 at the Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, DC

By: Jill Hudson

 Slideshow: Carl and Darin's wedding

The Details:

Photography: Michael Kress Photography

Event Planner: Jodi Moraru/Evoke

Reception Venue: Long View Gallery

Cake: Fancy Cakes by Leslie

Florist: Capital D├ęcor

Caterer: Well Dunn Catering

Videographer: Suburban Video

Music: Andy Kushner Entertainment

Invitations: Creative Parties

Occupations: Carl is a partner at a graphic design firm; Darin is a director for Xerox. Hometowns: Carl is from Annapolis; Darin is from Richmond. How They Met:  First Date: An Eartha Kitt concert at Blues Alley in Georgetown. Favorite Restaurant: Asian Spice in DC. Where They Got Engaged: Puerto Vallarta. Wedding Cocktail: Passion-fruit mojitos. Wedding Flowers: Cymbidium orchids, fiddlehead ferns, and others. Favorite Wedding Detail: The cake and custom cake toppers  Wedding Cake: Pecan, chocolate, and vanilla. Biggest Surprise of the Wedding: The female impersonator who "crashed" the reception and performed Diana Ross songs. First Dance: "No One" by Alicia Keys. Wedding Theme: Celebrating same-sex marriages. Four Words That Describe the Wedding: Spiritual, equality, family, unity. Honeymoon Spot: Puerto Vallarta. Where They Currently Live: Washington, DC.

This wedding was featured in the Summer/Fall 2011 issue of Washingtonian Bride & Groom.

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