Featured in MunaLuchi Bridal Magazine, Issue No. 27, Halle & Eric’s engagement session in Washington D.C. exudes classy sophistication with sleek emerald attire, steamy looks, and prominent architectural backdrops of the Jefferson Memorial.
Posing in emerald green attire, including a stunning gown and a sharp emerald tux, Halle and Eric’s engagement session is sultry sophistication at its finest. The fashionable pair first met at Hampton University during a freshman week block party and while Halle initially declined to give Eric her number, they crossed paths again the next evening at another party. By the end of the night, they knew there was something special between them. Halle discreetly put her number into Eric’s phone and the rest is history!
Eric asked Halle to be his wife at the National Cathedral in 2020 with a trail of rose petals and a videographer nearby to capture every moment. They announced their love with these flawless engagement photos, captured by our MunaCoterie member, Stanlo Photography, and are set to tie the knot this weekend on Sunday, November 20th, 2022, in a beautiful destination wedding in St. Lucia. We can’t wait to see their wedding photos! Especially since KeAira Chantell Events will be bringing their vision to life, we know it’s going to be spectacular!
Read more about their love story and check out their emerald attire below.
- Couple: Eric Mitchell Westbury, II & Halle Hellaine Harrison, Pharm.D., RPh
- Occupations: IT Business Development Manager & Pharmacist
- Wedding date: November 20, 2022
- Wedding location: Cap Estate, St. Lucia, West Indies
- Location of Engagement shoot: Tidal Basin Washington, D.C.
How they met…
Halle and Eric first met at Hampton University in 2011 during a Freshman Week block party on the waterfront. The couple was introduced to one another through a mutual friend.
Eric initially asked for Halle’s number on the waterfront but she kindly declined his advance. The two reconnected the following evening at a house party in the Harbors Apartments (Apartment 16A) the following day and engaged in a light-hearted conversation over mixing drinks for their freshman classmates. At the end of the party, Halle discreetly put her phone number in Eric’s phone. The couple has been inseparable ever since.
On December 12, 2020, I asked the woman of my dreams to start a family and new journey with me. Halle always had a dream to get married at a cathedral and I immediately knew that the National Cathedral was the perfect venue for the proposal.
Coincidentally, she had a brunch planned with her line sisters the same afternoon so I was able to arrange her hair and nail appointments earlier in the week without arousing suspicion. I had to think quick on my feet and suggested that we hop in the car together for a quick drive.
She had not visited the Cathedral so this was the perfect excuse. As we approached the Cathedral, she was rendered speechless, and still didn’t suspect anything as we parked. I looked at her and suggested that we take a walk to get a better view. In true Halle fashion, she wore stilettos and didn’t want to walk far; however, I kept insisting that we walk to the Bishop’s Garden. As we approached the garden near the middle of the proposal sight, Halle began to notice the videographers and the aisle of flower petals in her favorite colors.
I popped the question as soon as we reached the center of the garden and asked Halle to spend the rest of her life with me.
Engagement session & theme…
We ultimately chose St. Lucia as our wedding destination because we fell in love with the island’s Piton volcanic mountains and lush vegetation. Ultimately, we wanted our theme to compliment the island’s natural beauty and chose an Enchanted Garden theme. Our engagement video and photo sessions were completed in two separate locations with the same theme in mind. We believe Secret Garden Miami was the perfect venue for our video shoot since the landscape was extremely similar to St. Lucia’s tropical atmosphere. Our formal photos were taken at the Jefferson Memorial near the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. This venue is located right on the Potomac River and offers serene views of the National Mall with plenty of natural lighting to capture the perfect image.
Their first date…
We ate at a local Italian restaurant in Hampton, Virginia named Mama Rosa’s and borrowed one of our senior “big’s” vehicles for transportation.
Favorite thing to do as a couple…
We absolutely love to travel. Prior to our engagement, we’d find any excuse for a weekend getaway. Our shared love for traveling and embarking on new experiences together led us to create a concierge travel business named Westbury Worldwide Experiences.
Wedding planning so far…
The planning has been a journey. We’re always learning from one another but this experience has brought us even closer. Planning an event of this magnitude has allowed us to learn new things about each other along the way and hone our communication skills. Although nothing is perfect, we have managed to navigate through any obstacles and finally see our vision come to fruition. We’re elated to share this momentous occasion with our loved ones.
What they’re looking forward to most on their wedding day…
We’re looking forward to finally getting down the aisle and establishing our own household. Halle is also equally excited about changing her last name to Westbury.
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