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An Old Hollywood Glam Wedding in Washington, DC

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They had a Catholic ceremony at the St. Matthews the Apostle Cathedral in Washington, DC, a national historic place.
St. Matthew's Cathedral, Washington, DC
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Raquel’s bouquet was an all purple orchid bouquet that really stood out.
DaVinci Florist, Silver Springs, MD
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Raquel surprised herself when she chose a Vera Wang mermaid gown instead of a ball gown. She felt her dress had a little Spanish “feel to it” which complemented her Cuban and Puerto Rican background.
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One of the centerpieces at the reception consisted of tall candle holders filled with white and purple orchids with floating candles. The table numbers were a DIY project the bride and groom did themselves.
DaVinci Florist, Silver Spring, MD
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Raquel and Greg’s first dance was to “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green which they first heard during their first Valentine’s date together.
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Raquel and Greg wanted to get married in Washington since that’s were they met and were engaged. They chose the W Hotel because they felt it was fun, glamorous, chic and classy all in one.
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Tall silver vase centerpieces with lavender hydrangeas were one of the three centerpieces displayed at the reception.

Raquel & Greg in Washington, DC

Raquel and Greg met through mutual friends in Washington, DC while she was there doing an internship. They continued their relationship long distance when she moved back to finish school 9 months later. After 4 ½ years of dating Greg proposed while on a romantic walk.

The Bride Raquel Gonzalez, 27, Pharmaceutical Sales Rep, Aptallis
The Groom Greg Micit, 28, Landscape Architect
The Date August 31

Raquel and Greg were able to execute their Old Hollywood Glam look for their wedding by choosing a simple color palette and adding a touch of glitz to their decorations.
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