Thursday, September 2, 2010

Real Wedding: Nerissa & Mike

Today's real wedding feature is on Nerissa & Mike Jones.  The two lovebirds initially met in 2004 through a mutual friend in Washington D.C.  That next year, they were both asked to be in the wedding of the couple that introduced them and how ironic, out of all the bridesmaids and groomsmen, they were paired together!

Nerissa & Mike dated for 4 years before getting engaged.  Last year on her birthday, he surprised her and popped the question in front of a restaurant full of people.  After she said yes, the entire restaurant stood up and cheered!

The lovely couple wed on August 7, 2010, in Lanham, MD in front of 275 people.  The reception was held at The Four Points by Sheraton in New Carrollton, MD.

The couple joins our DIY club because they made their own programs. Their colors were black and white with a splash of red so they decided to use red ribbon to bind their programs together.

For their wedding favors, she wanted their guests to walk away with a gift that they could actually use and also a gift that would remind them of their special day so they decided to go with a Going Green Theme.  They purchased black recyclable tote bags and had their wedding logo put on front of the bag with the slogan
'Going Green With The Jones'.  They also had a "Dove Ceremony" following their wedding ceremony.

When asked how she knew he was "the one", Nerissa said "After our first date, I can honestly say I felt like he was the one I knew I would spend the rest of my life with...sometimes you just know."

Check out some of the great pics from their special day!


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