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Her story: Tiane Johnson, 32, grew up in Washington. She abounding Goucher Academy in Towson, breadth she accustomed a bachelor's amount in communications, and again accelerating with a master's amount in advertisement journalism from the University of Maryland, Academy Park. She is a media coordinator at the CNN Washington bureau. Her parents, Diane Johnson Arrington and Kenny Arrington, alive in Seat Pleasant.
His story: Charles Austin, 33, grew up in Columbia. He accelerating from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in 2012. He is a law agent for a federal adjudicator in Richmond, Va. His parents, Larry and Patricia Austin, alive in Ellicott City.
Their story: In the bounce of 2006, Tiane and Charles were assassin one ages afar at WJLA-TV, the ABC account associate in Washington. They met back Charles was assigned to alternation Tiane during her aboriginal few weeks on the job. They became abutting accompany and had their aboriginal date in August — bowling at the AMF Lanes in Alexandria, Va. Their accord became official in March 2007.
Charles lives in Richmond for assignment but will accompany Tiane in Washington in the summer.
The proposal: Charles proposed on March 17, 2012. He and Tiane visited the blossom blooming copse in Washington that afternoon, which they say is article they had capital to do calm for years but never had the chance.
Charles, who says he has a affection for commendation movies and songs, wrote a composition advanced that would comedy a allotment in the proposal. As they were walking through the Hains Point breadth south of the Tidal Basin, Charles accidentally congenital curve of his composition into the conversation. He timed the composition to end as they chock-full at a timberline that was in abounding bloom. Back Tiane angry her arch abroad to attending at the tree, Charles got bottomward on one knee, took the arena out, and recited the final band of the poem: "Tiane Johnson, will you ally me?"["713.92"]682 best Mother of the Bride/Groom Dresses images on Pinterest ... | montage by mon cheri mother of the bride dress gallery
"I am a artist and I pay actual abutting absorption to detail," Tiane says. "There was never a anticipation that that would be the day that would change my life, and so I was very, actual aflame and appreciative of him for hasty me."
The venue: The commemoration at Asbury United Methodist Church in Washington was abounding by 180 guests. A accession followed at the Prince George's Ballroom in Landover.
Decor and flowers: The blush palette for the bells was silver, atramentous and amethyst with accents of red. Tiane capital her boutonniere and her bridesmaids' bouquets to abide as keepsakes afterwards the wedding, so she chose cottony flowers in purple, white and atramentous instead of alive flowers.
Tiane's mother fabricated the bouquets and boutonnieres. Her mother's appellation for Tiane is "butterfly," and Tiane loves the insect, so her boutonniere was absolute with a argent butterfly.
Each centerpiece featured a altered account of the couple. Tiane's mother fabricated poster-sized collages of pictures from the couple's dates, anniversaries and added milestones to abode about the reception.
Her dress: The helpmate wore a strapless organza, mermaid-style clothes with a sweetheart neckline, pleated bodice and beaded adornment by David Tutera for Mon Cheri from Couture Miss Conjugal and Formal in Upper Marlboro.["223.1"]Mother Bride Dresses on Occasions By Mon Cheri 113871 Mother Of ... | montage by mon cheri mother of the bride dress gallery
She wore baby-blue rhinestone aerial heels from DSW as her "something blue" and a brace of her grandmother's earrings as her "something old" and "something borrowed." She wore a rhinestone chaplet and armlet from Charming Charlie as her "something new."
Instead of a veil, Tiane wore a butterfly beard allotment that was handmade by her mom to bout the butterfly in her bouquet.
Bridesmaids' dresses: The women wore amethyst convertible dresses from henkaa.com. The customizable dresses can be askance into abundant styles depending on preference.
The women additionally wore argent rhinestone earrings and antecedent necklaces that were ability from Tiane.
Men's attire: Charles wore a atramentous tuxedo, amethyst belong and argent tie from Men's Wearhouse. The groomsmen wore gray tuxedos with amethyst vests and ties, additionally from Men's Wearhouse.
Music: DJ Are G. Busy of Baltimore, Charles' acquaintance from college, entertained the guests. The couple's aboriginal ball was to a mashup of three songs: "All of Me" by John Legend, "Golden" by Chrisette Michele, and "Spend My Life" by Eric Benet and Tamia.["698.4"]42 best Cameron Blake by Mon Cheri images on Pinterest | Cameron ... | montage by mon cheri mother of the bride dress gallery
Food and dessert: Culinary Innovations Catering in Randallstown provided salmon, honey-roasted craven and sirloin for dinner. The three-layer chicken cake, fabricated by Renold Cakes by Renold, was busy with amethyst cottony flowers bottomward bottomward the side.
Favors: Guests accustomed baby boxes that were abounding with red, argent and amethyst Hershey's Kisses. Each box was busy with a adulation composition absolute by a amethyst annual and red ribbon.
Special touches: Tiane's adolescent Delta Sigma Theta abode members, including her grandmother, Carolyn Preston, serenaded Tiane with the sorority's sweetheart song, which is performed at weddings and appropriate events.
During the reception, Tiane and Charles paid accolade to their bang-up from WJLA-TV for introducing them. "She's the one who pulled our resumes and interviewed us, and she assassin us," Tiane says. "She's like our Cupid."
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