Angela Parr and Daniel Glass’s relationship began as strictly professional. The two attorneys first met when they worked together for a few months, and nearly two years passed before they went on their first romantic date. Almost four years later, after a private dinner on the beach in Punta Cana, Daniel proposed with his grandmother’s ring. “He said he felt the last three and a half years were the best of his life and that he wanted to spend the rest of his life loving me,” says Angela. A DC-centric wedding followed a year later at the Newseum.
Photographer: Tom VanVeen, Documentary Associates
Wedding Venue: Newseum
Event Coordinator: Danielle Couick, Magnolia Bluebird Design & Events
Bride’s Gown: Daniela Cermanova, Green and Blue Studio. “My gown was custom-made from Japanese silk that was gifted to my grandmother by my grandfather before they were married during World War II. The silk remained untouched in a steamer trunk through all those years until it was gifted to me for my wedding dress,” says Angela.
Hair Dresser: Adriana Palacios, Hair Gallery
Makeup Artist: Kim Giammaria, Beauty Mark
Groom’s Suit: Canali
Caterer: Wolfgang Puck Catering
Specialty Beverage Station: The Traveling Bean
Cakes: Fluffy Thoughts. “We decided to have a cake buffet offering five different wedding cakes in coordinating designs and shapes,” says Angela.
Wedding Cake Flavors: Yellow cake with lemon American buttercream, lemon curd, and cream cheese; carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and salted caramel; red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting; chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream, dark ganache, and chocolate crunchies; and white cake with strawberry buttercream, blackberry buttercream, and raspberry buttercream
Florist: Philippa Tarrant Floral Design
Wedding Flowers: White peonies and Vanda orchids
Music/Entertainment: Sterling Artists for the ceremony and High Society, from Washington Talent Agency, for the reception
First Dance Song: “At Last” by Etta James
Invitations: The Dandelion Patch
Stationery Graphic Designer: Design District DC
Lighting: Frost Lighting
Lounge, Decor, and Dance Floor: Design Foundry
Pedicab: Joe Brophy, National Pedicabs
Valet: MJ Valet
Bride’s Favorite Wedding Detail: “The nighttime pedicab ride around the monuments after departing the wedding.”
Groom’s Favorite Wedding Detail: “The band.”
Biggest Surprise of the Wedding: “The sparkler sendoff, planned and coordinated by our wonderful wedding planner.”
Decor Details: Dan’s grandfather’s tallit [prayer shawl] was attached to the top of the chuppah where the couple were married. The guest book was a piece of wall art that used a graphic pattern carried through from the invitation. Guests signed the blank spaces, and it was hung in the bride and groom’s home.
Wedding Theme: Modern chic
Four Words That Describe the Wedding: Friends, family, food, and fun
Honeymoon Spot: Hawaii
Where They Currently Live: Arlington, VA