Real Wedding: Christina and William

This fun-loving couple had a scavenger hunt proposal and a Beyoncé dance routine at the wedding reception.

It was game on from the moment Christina Holden, and William Quinn met through WAKA Kickball & Social Sports. Christina, a marketing specialist, recalls her first impression of Bill: “He had great legs and was super-competitive.” A first date on the rooftop of Perrys in Adams Morgan led to 18 months of dating; then Bill, a government consultant, sent Christina on an adventure. In order for Christina to get her “prize”—an engagement ring—Bill set up a scavenger hunt across the city that took her to all the places that were important to the start of their relationship. “The hunt ended at the World War II Memorial under the Washington column,” says the bride. “Bill told me that the night was not about our past, but about our future—and then proposed.” A year and a half later came an elegant wedding celebration that also paid homage to the city.


Photographer: Inspired Photography by Susie & Becky

Wedding Ceremony Venue: Little Flower Parish

Wedding Reception Venue: Carnegie Institute of Science

Event Coordinator: Elle and Mickey Lewis, L’Events DC

Bride’s Gown: Anna Maier/Ulla-Maija, Hitched Bridal Salon

Makeup: Quinntessential Beauty

Groom’s Tux: Wilke Rodriguez, Men’s Wearhouse

Caterer/Cake: Main Event Catering

Wedding Cake Flavors: Vanilla with a mixed-berry coulis

Florist: Suburban Florist

Wedding Flowers: White and limelight hydrangeas, white ranunculuses, hypericum berries, and white freesias

Music/Entertainment: Gonzo’s Nose

First Dance Song: “Love Song” by 311

Invitations: Creative Crafts

Calligraphy: The Write Hand

Photo Booth: Photo in a Box

Favorite Moment: “Hands down, all of the speeches. They were an opportunity to hear our loved ones reflect on our growth as a couple and individuals. They provided the most laughs and the biggest tears of the night, and we wish we could play them on our repeat.”

Biggest Surprise of the Wedding: Christina and her girlfriends surprised Bill with a flash-mob-style dance to Beyoncé’s “Love on Top.”

Wedding Favors: Koozies

Decor Details: “We included a table of our family members who are no longer with us.”

Wedding Theme: Washington, DC

Four Words That Describe the Wedding: Modern, fun, Bill and Christina

Honeymoon Spot: Sandals Antigua

Where They Currently Live: Adams Morgan, Washington, DC