Real Wedding: Misty and Aaron

After a proposal in Paris, this couple came home for an elegant wedding ceremony.

Misty and Aaron sharing a kiss on their wedding day on May 26, 2013. All photographs by Edward Underwood Photography.

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

Bride’s Gown: Johnna Ho gown from Soliloquy Bridal Couture; Hayley Paige cocktail dress from Garnish Boutique

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

Music/Entertainment: Saxophonist Everett Corbin, III for the ceremony; DJ from ScratchWeddings for the reception

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