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Real Wedding: Erika Luna & Stanley Wong
This couple celebrated their nautical-themed wedding by the waterfront.Photographs by Jennifer Cody.
Erika Luna grew up in a strict househould, so she didn’t expect her parents to let her go out with Stanley Wong when they met in 2007 through Erika’s twin sister. She soon built up the courage when Stanley, who works at TFI in data processing, showed up at her door on New Year’s Day, just a few days later, to take her to the movies. “At that point, I had no other choice but to ask my mother,” says Erika, a nanny in Cleveland Park. To her surprise, her mother agreed, and Stanley and Erika’s relationship took off.
Five years later, Stanley cleverly planned a proposal that would surprise Erika in just the right way, since she hates surprises. On the day of his birthday dinner, among close friends, he got down on one knee right before cutting his birthday cake and proposed. After both had graduated from college and started their careers, they tied the knot in an elegant, nautical-themed wedding at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club.
Wedding Venue: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
Wedding Reception Venue: Beach House Room, Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
Wedding Date: June 14, 2014
Invitations: Dandelion Patch
Bride’s Gown: Casa Blanca, White Swan Bridal
Groom’s Tux: Jos. A. Bank
Hair: Rochelle, Alison Harper & Company
Makeup: Libby, Alison Harper & Company
Event Coordinator: Christine Godsey, Engaging Affairs
Cake: Goodness Cakes
Wedding Cake Flavors: Lemon with raspberry filling and vanilla cake with vanilla pastry cream and fresh strawberries
Wedding Cocktail: Tavern Bayside at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
Florist: Intrigue Design
Flowers: Calla lilies, roses, peony, hydrangeas, and orchids
Videographer: Ryan Geldermann
Photographer: Jennifer Cody, Ego Media Photography
Bride’s Favorite Detail: "The wedding arch we stood under during our ceremony."
Groom’s Favorite Detail: "Floral walls for our escort cards."
Biggest Surprise: "Our florist/design team, Sarah Campbell, with Intrigue Designs, gave us little surprises. The best one was the navy tablecloths on the round tables."
First Dance Song: "All of Me" by John Legend
Wedding Theme: Nautical
Four Words That Describe the Wedding: Breathtaking, elegant, enchanting, memorable
Honeymoon Spot: River Maya Cancun, Mexico, and Hong Kong
Where They Currently Live: Centreville, Virginia
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