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Featured Wedding: Nikia and Andre

Willy Wonka Wedding at the American Visionary Arts Museum in purple and red.

Getting ready for the big moment...

Her fabulous gown.

Dude... those shoes!

They are already insync. How romantic. I love her simple pearl bracelet.

her birdcage veil and facinator compliment her simple pearl necklace. So elegant!

The rings were nestled in a pretty nest given to the couple by the photographers.

Nikia and Andre booked the spectacularly quirky American Visionary Arts Museum for their wedding and reception.

It is a wonderful venue, offering so many unique places for portraits, as well as a stunning backdrop for the wedding events.

Nikia and Andre hired Bellwether Events and decided on a Willy Wonka (the original movie version) themed wedding.

Nikia and Andre wed under an arch covered in 35mm and 8mm film, a literal interpretation of their movie theme.

When they exchanged their very personal vows, there was not a dry eye in the house.

The Reception

The details are what made this wedding extra amazing: half-wedding cake, the movie quotes, the candy and chocolate bar, and the 3D menu card. It was an incredibly original and colorful and wonderful wedding.

OK so we knew there would be a candy bar... but yippee anyway. That chocolate fountain will haunt me in my diet dreams...

Great idea for the escort cards!

Awwww.... Still Daddy's little girl?

The Vendors

Venue: American Visionary Arts Museum
Event Designer: Bellwether Events
Florist: Crimson and Clover
DJ: MyDeeJay
Cake: Sweet Bakery
Rentals: DC Rental
Catering: Putting on the Ritz

Photography: A Britton Photography Allison and Chris together provide fun, contemporary, and emotional images with their photo journalistic approach to each wedding.  They feel the day should progress naturally in order to capture the real moments, relationships and emotion as they unfold.  Their artistic style and easy going personalities puts their client’s ease.  Allowing them to forget about their photographers and enjoy the beauty of spending such a fantastic day with their friends and family.

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