ERIKA & SHAYAN
Though Erika and Shayan grew up in the same area of Montgomery County, Maryland (Gaithersburg and Potomac, respectively—just 20 minutes apart), they finally met in 2014. At first, their relationship was long distance with Shayan living in Orlando where he had settled after graduating from law school, and Erika living and working in Washington, D.C. For their first date, Shayan took Erika to the Kennedy Center to watch a Broadway production of her favorite movie, The Lion King. They have been best friends since.
It didn’t take long for Shayan to realize he wanted to marry Erika—he just had to convince her to say ‘yes.’ While Erika was planning a vacation in Italy in the spring of 2016, Shayan was planning their engagement. Shayan hired a local photographer in Venice to help capture the moment and popped the question during a gondola ride.
The beautiful couple got married in 2018 at Oxon Hill Manor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, and we were blessed to be chosen to capture such incredible celebration, enjoy just a sample of the pretty photographs, Niko and I were so happy to capture!
And If you are planning your wedding at the Washington D.C area and near the area and you are interested in the best vendors to check this list of amazing wedding vendors:
Planning/Design: Claire Duran Weddings & Events
Photo: Asia Pimentel Photography
Video: NVU Films
Flowers: Blue Vanda Design
First Gown: Monique Lhuillier (top) and Zuhair Murad (skirt)
Second Gown: Oscar de La Renta
Catering: Spilled Milk Catering
Linens: Nuage Designs
Rentals: White Glove Rentals
Stationery: Every Little Letter
Hair: Skyler Fordjur
Makeup: Lolas Beauty Mark
Cake: Buttercream Bakeshop
DJ: DJ Reece
Ceremony Musicians: Rogue Collective
Photobooth: Focus & Fabulous
Limo: Regal Limo