IBRAHIM & DENISE'S TAKOMA PARK WEDDING

This beautiful couple had a traditional ceremony at their home church in Takoma Park, MD.

 Getting ready photos in downtown Silver Spring, MD.

Getting ready photos in downtown Silver Spring, MD.

Following the ceremony, we traveled to Veterans Plaza for some post ceremony bridal formals where Ibrahim and Denise had their engagement photos taken only months before.

 Bridal party photos at Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring, MD.

Bridal party photos at Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring, MD.

 Above photographs by ©BrittanyReneePhotography (My excellent second photographer for the event)

Above photographs by ©BrittanyReneePhotography (My excellent second photographer for the event)

I was enamored, although I should not have been, by all of the traditional African dancing at the reception. The entrance of the bride and groom was preceded by the entrance of the bride on her own and the close family and elders laying out beautiful fabrics for her to dance over while money was thrown all around her as an offering. She danced her way back out into the hall and then back into the reception this time with the groom at her side. 

 West African traditional dancing with kente fabrics at Lanham, MD reception hall.

West African traditional dancing with kente fabrics at Lanham, MD reception hall.

Our weather had called for rain earlier in the week but cleared up by the weekend. It was beautiful all day long and into the dancing night. A huge congratulations to Ibrahim and Denise!