Alem & Yohannes: A Cultural Wedding in Washington, DC

Alem Beshir and Yohannes Mariam joined more than their families at their 300-person superluxe wedding celebration -- they combined their Ethiopian and Mexican cultures at a beautiful art gallery in our nation's capital. The Bride Alem Beshir, 29, works in sales and marketing The Groom Yohannes Mariam, 41, regional VP of global sales for a communications company The Date October 9 When Yohannes Mariam came to the U.S. from Ethiopia (with 16 cents in his pocket) he was looking for the American dream. Many years later, he found it -- and his soul mate, Alem Beshir. The pair, who met through mutual friends, celebrated their love with an opulent affair that honored their distinct backgrounds and welcomed guests from four continents.