Ilana and Ben met in 2009 while attending Grambling State University. Ben, with a few of his line brothers, wanted to know if the track team would be in town for an upcoming Alpha party. Somehow between talking about the Alpha party and Ilana’s track practice, Ben and Ilana engaged in a deep conversation. They both sat in front of the café for what felt like a few minutes, but turned out to be hours.
The two kept in touch and in 2018 Ilana moved to Washington, D.C. for a job opportunity. Shortly thereafter, Ben and Ilana both started dating and tied the knot four years later. See more from these college sweethearts’ stunning wedding day captured by Tunji Studios.
Wedding Prep Details
Our client considers herself a wine sommelier, lol. The inspiration for their Washington DC wedding was “A Day at the Vineyard”. We incorporated floral runners down the aisle and adorned the Chuppah with greenery and fresh blooms.
Planning and Design: Stunning Soirees
Videography: B Williams Productions
Photography: Tunji Studios
Music: DJ Clottey
Beauty: Marquia James
Venue: Hotel Washington
Floral Design: Sophie Felts Floral Design
Bridal Dress: Elegance by Roya in Tysons
Bridal Party Attire: Zazzle
Groom Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Stationery: LePenn Designs