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raiquel and dwayne

raiquel has a passion for fashion. a few years ago, while a student at howard university in dc, raiquel used that passion to produce an elaborate fashion show, with dozens of models. one of those models was dwayne. the two of them formed a bond, and years later, we were fortunate enough to be with raiquel and dwayne as they began their journey as husband and wife. the day began at the gaylord resort at the national harbor, continued with a meaningful ceremony at unity church of washington, and ended with a lovely reception at the sunset room back at the national harbor.

the gaylord resort hotel is enormous and beautiful. how about that view from raiquel’s room?!

it’s all about the details…

dawn newsome of pro’s @ artistry (third from left, above) helped the lovely ladies look even lovelier!

the ceremony featured the professional trumpeter randy dunn, who came in all the way from houston, and the vocal talents of soloist janet dokes(below left), who brought the congregation to their feet.

raiquel found her amazing gown by pnina tornai at kleinfeld in new york, the bridal boutique made famous on the television series “say yes to the dress”.

the wedding party surrounded raiquel and dwayne with love all day.

the sunset room was stunning, with its views of the national harbor. flowers and lighting by da vinci’s florist made the space look amazing.

fancy cakes by leslie created the show-stopper cake!

one thing’s for sure – this crowd knew how to party! and they did it all night long.

folks lined up immediately to get a spot at the specialty candy bar and chocolate fountain set up by capitol chocolate fountains. yum!

a stunning end to a stunning day. congratulations, raiquel and dwayne, and best wishes for many years of happiness!

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  • VickiOctober 28, 2011 - 10:40 am

    This was a special day and very beautiful. The pictures are beautiful. From start to finish I had a blast. Raiquel I love you, and Dwayne, welcome to our family. God continue to bless you two. Love and kisses.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Payne-FountainOctober 28, 2011 - 2:43 pm

    This was such a beautiful wedding with such a happy couple. I enjoyed the entire wedding weekend. Love you both much Ms. Karen.ReplyCancel

  • MyDeejayOctober 31, 2011 - 11:41 am

    Oh my, I love everything about this wedding. Stunning dress, awesome color choices, beautiful couple AND a bling cake… Amazing. Not to mention a fantastic photographer 🙂

    Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Robin ColeNovember 5, 2011 - 11:21 am

    A fantasy come true! I have never been to a wedding where there was clapping and laughter and dancing even before we ate the main course! So much love in the air and the two of you smiled at each other and laughed throughout the day from having what was the most loving wedding/reception EVER! I’m especially grateful for the way the two of you engaged with everybody there and the comforting hug from Raiquel to my baby sister Toni who passed away 10 days later : (. Although Toni is gone, she was soooooooooo happy to have been at Raiquel and Dwayne’s wedding and sat right behind me and constantly said “oh she is so beautiful” and “I just love Dwayne”…That day will be forever in all of our hearts! I love you both! MomReplyCancel

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