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Morgan & Sal

Occupations Morgan is graphic designer for a marketing/communications firm; Sal is a construction project manager for a global retailer.

Wedding date August 12, 2023

Number of Attendees 105

Number of Attendants Four bridesmaids, three groomsmen, plus Sal’s three children

How You Met We met in 2015 while working part-time on the catering waitstaff at the Motion Picture Association of America in Washington, D.C.

The Engagement Sal proposed in August of 2021 at Kinship/Métier one of our favorite restaurants in Washington, D.C. While Morgan was away at a work conference in Orlando, Sal received the engagement ring and he decided to expedite the plan. The original idea was to celebrate their anniversary that weekend after she returned from her trip but he couldn’t wait.

Wedding Design Inspiration We wanted our wedding to be a reflection of my personality: bright, vibrant, delicate, and feminine. This is how we landed on muted pastel hues full of soft pinks, baby blues, blush tones, highlighted by pops of yellow and honeydew. Our palette exuded soft summer romance. It felt fresh and enchanting, with warm energy. 

What Was Unique and Special About Your Wedding Day While it was important for it to be our special day, we wanted to create an environment of warmth, love, and joy for our village. There were so many details (big and small) that were special to us, such as having family members officiate and pray over our marriage, Sal walking in with his children, singing grace (a tradition in Morgan’s family), and a remembrance table for our loved ones that are no longer with us, just to name a few.

Additionally, our choice of vendors played a part in the uniqueness of our wedding. We wanted to utilize some of our super-talented friends and family during our planning process. For instance, one of our groomsmen (who is an award-winning baker) made our wedding cake. Morgan also worked with our planners to create several graphic items for the wedding.

Favorite Details Everything! The vibes, the florals, the music. The whole day was perfect from start to finish. Our guests shared that they genuinely enjoyed themselves.

Most Unexpected Event on Your Wedding Day Firstly, we played a little wedding party musical chairs. Unfortunately, the best man (one of Sal’s childhood friends) tested positive for COVID-19 the week of our wedding. His brother (who was already in the wedding party) graciously offered to stand in for him.

Piece of Advice For the wedding it’s important to personalize your experience. Work with planners who genuinely care about you and your vision. For real life, it sounds cliché, but don’t ever stop communicating. You won’t always be on the same page but try to be in the same book.

BEAUTY Torr Michelle Makeup Artistry (makeup); Phyl’s Hairtage (hair) BRIDESMAIDS Azazie CAKE Mr. Bake Sweets CATERER Linwoods FLORAL DESIGN True Floral GROOM AND GROOMSMEN ZeGaurie (groom); K&G (groomsmen) HONEYMOON The Grand Bliss Riviera Maya INVITATIONS Minted LOCATION Mt. Washington Mill Dye House MUSIC DJ Hi Def Sounds OFFICIANT Richard Gordon, Morgan’s uncle PHOTOGRAPHY Alicia Wiley Photography RENTALS White Glove Rentals TRANSPORTATION WTL Transportation Service WELCOME SIGN Doable You WEDDING DRESS The Bridal Boutique WEDDING PLANNER Infatuating Affairs

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