Real Wedding: Angela and Daniel

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

Angela and Daniel moments after their wedding on May 18, 2013. All photographs by Documentary Associates.

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