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
Music: DJ D-Mac
Lighting: Frost Lighting Company
Where they currently live: Washington, DC