Real Wedding: Angela and Daniel

This couple’s wedding at the Newseum featured five wedding cakes and a nighttime pedicab ride.

By: Irina Grechko

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