Rustic Chic Wedding in Georgetown

Christina Romero and Richard Heileman wed on April 26, 2014.
Rustic Chic Wedding in Georgetown
Photographs by Jodi Miller Photography

Single ladies might want to take a lesson from Christina Romero, who was out on the town with friends one night four years ago when she spotted a good-looking guy. “He was talking to some people, and I approached him­—he was handsome and he had great style,” says Christina of Richard Heileman, who found her to be irresistible.

They went on their first date a couple of days later and were inseparable from then on. “I couldn’t believe how cute she was,” says Ricky, a strategy consultant, of Christina, who is in public relations. “And she also liked college football—a huge bonus.” They actually had many things in common; on that first date at Urbana restaurant, they talked so much about shared interests that they had to send half their food back, cold and untouched.

A proposal at Meridian Hill Park two and a half years later was sealed with a Prosecco toast and a kiss. “It was intimate, simple, and joyful,” says Christina of their wedding the following year. As they swayed to John Legend’s “All of Me,” the couple looked beyond their first dance to a lifetime of bliss.

The Details

Bride’s gown: Sarah Seven

Groom’s tux: Suitsupply

Reception venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown

Event Planner: Karson Butler Events

Flowers: Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

Hair: Shanne Dee for Hair By Jewels

Makeup: Marquia Kinard, Blend Makeup Artistry

Transportation: Lasting Impressions (vintage getaway car), Sunny’s Transportation (guest shuttles)

Music: DJ D-Mac

Lighting: Frost Lighting Company

Honeymoon: Italy

Where they currently live: Washington, DC

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