We’re All About This Maryland Bride’s Two Fierce Wedding Day Looks

We just can’t get over how stylish Brandi Miller and Brandon Carr’s glam gold wedding is. To start, there’s Brandi’s not one but two custom gowns, and then there’s all the fun art deco accents that can be found all throughout the reception. Take a peek for yourself in the photos below by Memories of Bliss Photography

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When they first met at a birthday party for Brandi’s cousin, Brandon didn’t waste any time in snagging Brandi’s number. “I thought he was pretty clever,” says Brandi. “He tricked me into [giving] him my number for what I thought was the guest list for events he promoted.” Instead of inviting her to an upcoming event, Brandon called her two days after to ask her out. When Brandi found out he was actually six years younger than her, she took some convincing, but two months later, Brandon finally wore her down. A first date at Wow Cafe kicked off their relationship.

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After dating for six years, some of which was long distance, Brandon arranged a dinner for Brandi and her parents in Annapolis, on the pretense of celebrating Brandi’s mother’s birthday. Since Brandon was working in Arizona at the time, Brandi wasn’t planning to see him until Thanksgiving, a week later. But as Brandi settled in to dine with her parents, she felt someone pat her shoulder. She turned to see Brandon standing behind her, just before he got down on one knee and asked her to be his wife.

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When it came to their glam art deco wedding–inspired by the Harlem Renaissance–at The Belvedere in Baltimore, Brandi was excited for both the gold table decor and her fabulous gold custom dresses. After marrying in a gold mermaid gown, she later changed into a dramatic two-piece ensemble.

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A tower of cupcakes and cake pops topped with a single-tier cake served as dessert, while guests sipped custom cocktails of Brandi’s tequila lemonade and Brandon’s Old Fashioned with honey simple syrup. After dancing to “A Couple of Forevers” by Chrisette Michele, the happy couple departed.

VENDORS

Venue: The Belvedere | Photographer: Memories of Bliss Photography | Event Coordinator: Kerrine Fraser of Prestigious Occasions | Bride’s Gown: Custom from Pantora Bridal | Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux | Makeup Artists: Blair Alexa of Blair Alexa Beauty and Deb Smith of Gracious Makeup Artistry, LLC | Hair Dresser:  Nakita Mackey of Ms. Nikki Styles | Cake: Jason Hisley of La Cakerie | Florist: Flower Cart Florist | Caterers: Truffles Catering at The Belvedere | Transportation: Limos 4 Less | Music/Entertainment: DJ Schemes | Invitations: The Office Gal | Officiant: Reverend Alfred Bailey of New Psalmist Baptist Church | Nail Technician: Celeste Hampton of Designs by Celestial Nails | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.