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A Breathtaking, Romantic Wedding at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia

Erin Murray (34 and an employee of the US Department of State) and Reno Alberto (50 and the CEO of Northstar Aviation) met while they were both workin

Erin Murray (34 and an employee of the US Department of State) and Reno Alberto (50 and the CEO of Northstar Aviation) met while they were both working in Kabul, Afghanistan. They worked together for many years before they began dating. Their long distance relationship traversed many international borders until they both finally reunited in Dubai. Reno put a ring on it when he proposed to Erin on the top of the Eiffel Tower during a spontaneous trip to France. He gave Erin a gorgeous yellow diamond Wempe ring that he had previously seen her admiring. The couple's wedding was a classy and elegant affair at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia. "Our theme was candlelight and chandeliers, like an opulent French garden," says Erin. "I wanted a tented wedding with beautiful chandeliers outdoors." With the help of Erika Darden Events, their decadent reception was illuminated by candelabras, chandeliers and the night sky that was visible through the transparent tent. The color scheme of blush and silver was carried by the breathtaking flower arrangements provided by Rick's Flowers, which included blush roses, white dahlias, peach peonies, scabiosa pods, succulents and dusty miller. After holding such an incredible event, Erin has this piece of advice for future brides: "Sometimes when you're in the moment, you can't always see the beauty because you're too concerned with a tiny detail that might be off, so make sure you step back and take it all in."

Taupe and Blush Invitation Suite by Wedding Paper Divas
To add a personal touch to the invitations, Erin and Reno sealed each envelope with their monogram on gold wax.
Wempe Engagement Ring and Wedding Bands
Silver Kurt Geiger Wedding Pumps
Erin's bouquet consisted of peach peonies, white dahlias, bright pink roses, succulents, dusty miller and scabiosa pods.
Erin looked radiant in a strapless lace sheath wedding dress by Matthew Christopher, which she purchased at Nordstrom Bridal Boutique. She paired her gown with a dramatic, lace trim cathedral veil.
The bridesmaids wore blush one shoulder dresses by Amsale, which were purchased at Nordstrom Bridal Boutique. "These dresses worked perfectly for all my bridesmaids, who are of different shapes and sizes," says Erin. "Amsale nailed it."
The bridesmaids carried smaller versions of Erin's bouquet, with peach peonies, white dahlias, blush roses, scabiosa pods, dusty miller and succulents.
Erin and Reno were married outdoors on a round platform, with their guests surrounding them in a circle.
Reno wore a white rose boutonniere with scabiosa pods, silver brunia and dusty miller, which went well with his black Ralph Lauren tuxedo and bow tie.
Erin and Reno brought the beautiful vistas of their venue into their reception with a stunning transparent tent. To highlight the transparency, crystal chandeliers were hung from its canopy, creating a dazzling visual effect.
The decadent head table, which consisted of rustic French furniture, was set with romantic silver candelabras.
Flower arrangements on the head table included white dahlias, pink roses, pink ranunculus and scabiosa pods.
Dining tables at the reception had modern square glass vases with pink roses.
Elegant Square Tiered Wedding Cake with Monogram
As favors, Erin and Reno gave their guests gorgeously decorated macarons as a nod to their Eiffel Tower proposal story.
First Dance at Lavish Candlelit Reception
Trump National Golf Club Tented Reception at Dusk
Romantic Newlywed Exit at Sterling, Virginia Wedding