Sheila and Corlie’s Luxurious Red Rose Wedding in Washington DC

Introduced by mutual friends at the Howard University homecoming, Sheila and Corlie found home in the hearts of each other. Having much in common the sparks quickly flew between them. Their proposal was a sweet intimate evening at home - expressing their absolute love for each other. Sheila and Corlie celebrated their union with in a beautiful ceremony at the St. Regis in Washington D.C., surrounded by family and friends.

Read all about Sheila and Corlie's love story, proposal, and experiences in their luxurious red rose wedding in Washington DC - featuring custom Grooms attire by MunaLuchi Coterie member Miguel Wilson Collection.


Bride & Groom: Sheila & Corlie
Occupations: CEO of Trinity Health Care Services, Inc. & Founding Member of McCormick Law Firm
Wedding Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Wedding Theme: Dramatic Evening Glam Wedding
Wedding Location: St. Regis Washington DC

Tell us how you met. Sheila and Corlie met at a Howard University homecoming event. A mutual friend introduced them because he felt they had a lot in common.

Tell us about the proposal. Their proposal was very practical. They had a conversation about their relationship one evening, and they decided that it was time for them to get married.

What was the wedding gown shopping experience like for you? Sheila felt like her shopping experience was very easy because she spent the bulk of her time looking at wedding gowns on Instagram and Pinterest first. As a result, she had a very strong idea about the type of wedding gown she wanted and the wedding gown designers who appealed to her. When she began shopping for the gown, she knew she would end up in NYC. When she reached out to the designer, they informed her that they were holding a trunk show at a salon in Long Island. She went there and purchased the second gown that she saw. Purchasing the gown was very easy because the designer allowed her to make any amendments to the gown that she wanted. The wedding gown designer is Stephen Yearick, purchased from Bridal Reflections in Manhattan. Corlie had two custom tuxedos by the Miguel Wilson Collection.

Bridesmaids gifts: Sheila gave all of the bridesmaids their wedding day jewelry from LoveStylize.
Ceremony Entrance Song: “I Love the Lord" by Richard Smallwood.” The first dance song was sung by Kefia Rollerson of Kefia Rollerson Ministries.
First Dance Song: “Ribbon in the Sky” by Stevie Wonder sung by Kefia Rollerson of Kefia Rollerson Ministries.

What is your best memory from your wedding? Sheila felt that there were so many good memories, but her favorite was her family speeches – especially the toasts and speeches made by the groomsmen and bridesmaids.

What is the Best Wedding Advice You Can Give to Engaged Couples? Make sure the wedding is on your terms. And, clearly communicate your terms to your planner so that they can advocate for you on the day of the wedding. You will be amazed how many people will try to interject their own ideas on the day of your wedding!


Vendors:
Bridal Gown: Designed by Stephen Yearick, purchased at Bridal Reflections Manhattan
Groom's Attire: Miguel Wilson Collection
Acrylic Card Box and Acrylic Placard: Ten23 Designs 
Acrylic Seating Chart and Place Cards: Scripted Ever After
Cake: St. Regis Washington DC
Caterer: St. Regis Washington DC
Ceremony and First Dance Soloist: Kefia Rollerson Ministries
Deejay: DJ Keke
Florist: Edge Floral Events Designers
Hair Stylist: Micah Cook at House of Opulence in Miami, Florida
Invitations, Menu Cards, and creator of the Family Crest for the Wedding: Papered Wonders
Lighting: PSAV
Linen: DC Rental
Makeup Artist: Nordia Cameron-Cunningham of Fancy Face Artistry in Miami, Florida
Officiant: Reverend Nichica Melton
Photographer: Matthew Ellis of Joshua Dwain Photography
Red Rose Wall: Brightly Ever After
Transportation: Martins Sedan Service
Venue: St. Regis, Washington DC
Videographer: Suzanne Delawar Studios
Wedding Planner: Kawania Wooten of Howerton+Wooten Events

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