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