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 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."