The Chandelier at This Maryland Wedding Venue is All You Need for a Seriously Glam Reception

There’s nothing like some dramatic decor to set your reception apart! Chiamaka (Chi-Chi) Ejike-Nwogu and Ifeanyi Nwaneshiudu’s glam Maryland wedding included a modern sweetheart table that we can’t take our eyes off. Take a peek for yourself in the photos below by Fotos by Fola.

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It wasn’t until attending the same convention for Nigerian young professionals that Chi-Chi and Ifeanyi officially met. After being introduced by mutual friends who had met at the first gathering, Chi-Chi and Ifeanyi quickly hit it off, ditching the conference to sit by the pool to chat all night long.





A year and a half later, Ifeanyi, knowing Chi-Chi is a fan of waterfalls, invited her to go to the National Botanical Garden. While Chi-Chi was distracted by the garden’s petite waterfall, Ifeanyi asked someone to take their picture. As the camera snapped away, Ifeanyi reached into his pocket to pull out a ring. He got down on one knee, but Chi-Chi was so stunned that it took an onlooker shouting, “Say yes!” to get a response out of her.









For their wedding, the pair returned to the site of the first convention they’d attended together. Following their church ceremony, they celebrated with a glam gold reception at Maryland’s Martin’s Crosswinds. A dramatic Mr. & Mrs. sweetheart table made for the perfect centerpiece at the reception.



After serving up sweets from a dessert table and dancing to Lonestar’s “Baby, I’m Amazed by You,” the newlyweds sent guests home with succulent favors, while they departed for a honeymoon across southern Africa.


Ceremony Venue: St. Anne’s Church | Photographer: Fotos by Fola | Reception Venue: Martin’s Crosswinds | Event Coordinator: Statuesque Events | Bride’s Gown: Purchased online and altered by Anytime Alterations | Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein, Men’s Wearhouse | Hair Dresser: Unique Berry Hairs | Makeup Artists: Graceful Artistry (bride); Barkado and Shandyy (bridesmaids) | Cake: Ada Chic | Florist & Lighting: Statuesque Events | Caterers: Martin’s Crosswinds, Shiloh Restaurant & Catering | Transportation: | Videographer: Femsterimages | Music/Entertainment: DJ Show, Washington Virtuosi | Invitations: Invitations by Dawn | Dessert Table: Sugartables | MC: Foxy P

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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.