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Real Wedding: Sophia & Nuvan
After a scenic proposal abroad, this couple tied the knot in an elegant ceremony full of personalized touches.All photographs by Megan Beth.
When Sophia Stuart met Nuvan Seneviratne, while both were students at the University of Maryland, she thought he was way too smart for her. But Nuvan, a partner at AV Divine, had other thoughts. “She took my breath away,” he says. They had their first date at Siri’s Chef Secret in College Park, coincidentally the same place where Sophia’s parents went on their first date. Five years into their relationship, Nuvan decided it was time to take Sophia’s breath away in a proposal to remember. “We took an ATV [all-terrain vehicle] tour in Costa Rica,” says Sophia, a marketing manager. “When we got to the top of the mountain, overlooking the ocean, Nuvan proposed.” Their equally scenic wedding followed in Rockville 18 months later.
Photographer: Megan Beth
Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Glenview Mansion
Event Coordinator: Colleen O’Neil, O’Neil Events
Bride’s Gown: Demetrios
Hair: Jessica Wilson, Alchemy Salon
Makeup: Cara Gibson, Blush Makeup
Caterer/Cake: Catering by Uptown
Cake Flavors: Chocolate and almond with vanilla buttercream
Cocktail: Orange Crush
Florist: To the 9’s
Music/Entertainment: Black Tie DJs
First Dance Song: “Cinema” by Jason Evigan
Videographer: JonKey Photography
Invitations: Tara Franklin, the Organized Bride
Tent: A Grand Event
Rolls Royce: Alabaster’s Rolls Royce Limousines
Bride’s Favorite Detail: The first look
Groom’s Favorite Detail: The outdoor dance floor
Biggest Surprise: “Several of Nuvan’s cousins from Sri Lanka and Australia surprised us at the last minute and decided to make the trip to the US for our wedding,” says Sophia.
Favors: “We had personalized sunglasses, which ended up being a huge hit.”
Theme: Classic and elegant
Four Words That Describe the Wedding: Memorable, fun, elegant, romantic
Honeymoon Spot: Santorini and Mykonos, Greece
Where They Currently Live: Bethesda
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