When Misty Williams, a public relations manager for an architectural design firm, first met Aaron Holbert, director of legal affairs at Discovery Communications, on the rooftop of Marvin restaurant, she instantly noticed his dimples. He, in turn, fell in love with her eyes. The two couldn’t deny the obvious chemistry, and a first date soon followed at Acadiana restaurant, marking the start of their relationship. When it came to the proposal, Aaron went for the home run and proposed during a surprise trip to Paris in the Tuileries Garden. Needless to say, the bride said “yes,” and a wedding followed a year later at DC’s St. Regis.
Photographer: Edward Underwood Photography
Wedding Venue/Caterers/Cake: The St. Regis Washington, DC
Event Coordinator: Tabitha Roberts, Roberts and Co. Events
Hair Dresser: Richie Makeup
Groom’s Tux: Black by Vera Wang, Men’s Wearhouse
Wedding Cake Flavors: Hazelnut sponge cake with white chocolate mousse and buttercream frosting
Florist: MultiFlor Inc.
What Wedding Flowers: Pale pink peonies, white Hydrangeas
First Dance Song: “So Amazing” by Luther Vandross
Invitations: Betsywhite Stationery Boutique
Invitation Calligrapher: Moya, MM Ink Studio
Ceremony and Reception Stationery: Jennifer Johnson, Studio Forty Design
Lighting: James, Ideal Media DJHD
Officiant: Minister Thomas Bowen
Bride’s Favorite Wedding Detail: “Incorporating emeralds into the wedding. It was the pantone color for 2013, the birthstone for May and my mom’s favorite gem. The bride and bridesmaids wore a touch of emeralds for a simple touch of elegance.”
Groom’s Favorite Wedding Detail: Seeing the bride.
Biggest Surprise of the Wedding: The bride hired a saxophonist for the ceremony as a surprise for her dad (who is a jazz aficionado) for their walk down the aisle
Wedding Favors: Monogrammed Georgetown Cupcakes
Wedding Theme: An Intimate Dinner Party
Four Words that Describe the Wedding: Elegant, surreal, timeless, perfect
Honeymoon Spot: Rome and the Amalfi Coast
Where the Couple Currently Live: Silver Spring, Maryland