Chris and Roby were married in Washington DC in August at the Woodrow Wilson House, after a three-month planning process that began right after the DC Council voted to legalize same-sex marriage. With photography by Kelly Prizel Photography and event planning by Candy + Co., Chris and Roby’s wedding was a celebration of their relationship and as well as an opportunity to bring the DC gay community together.
Roby is a reporter for Fox 5, one of our local news affiliates, and Chris proposed to Roby right before he went on air to report that the DC Council had voted to legalize gay marriage. Roby accepted the proposal right after he went off the air, and the two went into a whirlwind of planning.
Roby and Chris were married at the Woodrow Wilson House, with an overall emphasis on bringing the gay community in Washington, DC together.
Roby and Chris walked down the aisle preceded by nieces and nephews waving rainbow ribbons.
Roby and Chris were thrilled when Jim Graham and David Catania – two gay DC council members – and legendary gay activist Frank Kameny attended the wedding.
Roby and Chris wanted to highlight Roby’s childhood home of Louisiana; they threw Mardi Gras beads for the guests at the end of the night and then had a Second Line – complete with umbrellas and handkerchiefs – up to the front of the venue as a send off for the happy couple.
As a surprise for the guests, pedicabs came up and picked up most of the guests for a tour of Dupont Circle. With 20 pedicabs in tow, the wedding party went around Dupont with all the neighborhood cheering and congratulating Chris and Roby. They even had people come into their pedicab for high fives and hugs!
Congratulations Roby and Chris! And a huge thanks to Kelly Prizel Photography for sharing all of these beautiful photographs from the day!
The following DC-area wedding vendors contributed to Chris and Roby’s wedding:
Photo Credit: Kelly Prizel Photography