It’s always awesome when couples can manage to have a stylish, classy event that also looks like tons of fun. That’s what Nydia Pouyes and Terrance Mebane pulled off in their glam museum wedding, captured in the photos below by Wale Ariztos.
A mutual friend had introduced them over email, but since Nydia was in DC and Terrance in Ohio, nothing came of their interaction for months. Fate also wasn’t on their side when Terrance actually did travel to DC, because as it turned out, Nydia was out of town for the weekend. When she arrived back in DC just hours before Terrance had to board a flight home to Ohio, he reached out and asked if she’d take him to the airport. She agreed, and by the end of the drive, Nydia remembers she felt “like I’ve known him for years.”
It didn’t take long for Nydia and Terrance to know they wanted to get married, so after deciding that they’d want to wed in 2015, Nydia was left looking forward to a proposal. When they planned a trip to Greece the summer of 2014, it occurred to her that this would be a fabulous time for Terrance to propose, though she doubted that he’d had time to put together the money for a ring by then. As it turns out, the idea had occurred to Terrance as well, and he popped the question at the Port of Mykonos.
For their July wedding, the two planned for a glam celebration at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. A wedding program that mimicked Vogue magazine welcomed guests into the wedding, and bourbon lemonade cocktails got the party started at the reception, where ivory florals and silver accents filled the room.
After dancing to “Here and Now” by Luther Vandross and cutting into their strawberries and cream cake, the newlyweds departed with plans to honeymoon in Dubai and Thailand.
Ceremony Venue: Holy Rosary Church | Reception Venue: National Museum of Women in the Arts | Photographer: Wale Ariztos | Wedding Planner: MasterPlan Events | Bride’s Gown: Eve of Milady, Kleinfeld Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Rent the Runway | Hair Stylist: Trivia Thomas (bride), Brittany Evans (bridesmaids) | Makeup Artist: Jamaya Moore (bride and bridesmaids) | Florals & Decor: DaVinci | Caterer: Spilled Milk Catering | Cake: Mon Delice | Videographer: D.P. Weddings | Music/Entertainment: DJ Rich | Vintage Car: Regal Limousine | Limousine: Platinum Limousine Service | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Photo Booth: Poshbooth