Bride: Kiara Pesante, 27, Southern Regional Press Secretary at the Democratic National Committee
Groom: Malik Haughton, 26, Political and Campaign Consultant
Wedding Date: April 2015
Wedding Theme: Kiara will walk down the aisle to meet Malik and become his wife at The Mayflower Hotel (1127 Connecticut Ave. NW) in downtown Washington in front of 100 guests. The couple bucked tradition and decided not to have a theme for the affair. Instead, their nuptials will be a classic, romantic celebration of love with their close family and best friends.
How They Met: The groom writes, “The weather was great, the sun was shining. It was a Monday like any other. I was sitting in my office at the bank I worked for at the time, trying to finish up a project. The door was open but my eyes were fixed on my computer. Around 1 p.m. I heard a knock and a woman, who clearly had an attitude ask, ‘Can you help me?’ I turned quickly to glance at the young woman who interrupted my work and then turned back to my computer. My initial thought was, ‘She’s beautiful’ and I knew I had to get another look. Upon my double take, my first thought was confirmed. I welcomed Kiara Pesante into my office and asked her to have a seat.
How Kiara Knew Malik Was “The One”: I knew Malik was the one — after much resistance — when I finally got out of my own way and let my walls down. He was still there, and still is…and now will always be. Embracing the concept that I needed a partner on this life journey wasn’t easy, but once I did, things were beautiful.
How Malik Knew Kiara Was “The One”: I knew Kiara was the one when I wanted to make an extreme career change, she was my biggest cheerleader and the main person that was 100% supportive of my plan. She has made me a better man and makes me better every day, and I ultimately realized I didn’t want to live my life without her.
Planning a Wedding? Take a Peek at This Couple’s Vendors to Help You:
Wedding Coordination: Ashleigh Gunn of Sapphire Events DC
Venue and Catering: The Mayflower Hotel
Cake: Cakes by Vivienne at 301-518-4564
Ceremony Musician: Jacqueline Hartley of Harp for All Occasions
Gown: Mori Lee for Cherry Blossom Bridal
Makeup: Candice Olivia Beauty
Photography: PhotoArt by Lu
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