Real Wedding: Sophia and 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

Groom’s Tux: Calvin Klein, Bloomingdale’s

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