Over-the-Top All-White Florals Stole the Show at This Annapolis Wedding

The ceiling installation at the reception was *chef's kiss*

Baltimore natives Lakea, a police detective, and Bryan, a police lieutenant, connected on social media. Four years into their relationship, Bryan proposed on the balcony of a restaurant in Fells Point, in the company of family and friends—a moment Lakea calls one of the best surprises of her life. Their “romance and glam”–themed wedding featured an off-white-and-champagne palette carried out in white roses, hydrangeas, and baby’s breath.

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Lush all-white floral arrangements in gold vases lined the ceremony aisle, and at the reception (the design of the space was the couple’s favorite detail of the day), a floral ceiling installation stole the show. After a multi-course dinner that included a choice of New York strip or crab-stuffed chicken, the newlyweds cut into a four-tier confection of red-velvet cake with vanilla buttercream and white-chocolate mud cake with raspberry filling and vanilla buttercream.


The Details


Planning: RAE Affairs

Florals and design: Bella Fiori Events

Invitations: Minted

Cake: O’Real Bakery

Hairstylists: Sydney December; Mera B

Makeup artists: Blush by Makki; Dupes on the Beat; Alexis Monè

Bride’s attire: Esé Azénabor Boutique (ceremony); Ransom’s Boutique (reception)

Groom’s and groomsmen’s attire: The Gentlemen’s Closet

Bridesmaids’ attire: Moda Glam Boutique

Music: DJ Keebeepooh; Justin W, the Bearded Drummer; King Street Sax (saxophonist)

Videographer: Shot By Hendrix

360 photo booth: Lap of Luxury Event Rentals

Traditional photo booth: iRoseFilms

Photo-booth backdrop: Inspiring Designs by MK

Production, lighting, and drapery: The LightSource Company

Photographer: Trene’ Forbes Photography

This wedding originally appeared in the June 2023 issue of Washingtonian.

Amy Moeller
Fashion & Weddings Editor

Amy leads Washingtonian Weddings and writes Style Setters for Washingtonian. Prior to joining Washingtonian in March 2016, she was the editor of Capitol File magazine in DC and before that, editor of What’s Up? Weddings in Annapolis.