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Reshawna Banks & Markielle Long

Venue: The Cherry Blossom Riverboat in Alexandria, VA

Honeymoon: Washington, DC

Home: Upper Marlboro, MD

Reshawna is an attorney for the Department of Homeland Security. Markielle is a biologist for the National Institutes of Health. Reshawna and Markielle met in ’97 while both working on a casino riverboat in Louisiana. It took six years of dating before Markielle popped the question but only five months of planning for the best friends to get married. The sweethearts say that never forgetting why they fell in love is what keeps them together.

He knew he was in love when…

He fell in love with Reshawna’s smile before he even had the courage to ask her name.

She knew she was in love when…

Years ago he told her that she was the only person he cared about outside of his family.

In 10 years we will be…

The proud parents of four, celebrating our 10 year anniversary and renewing our vows at some yet-to-be determined vacation spot.

Before the groom got married he wishes someone had told him…

About the adjustment period it takes to make two lives one.

Before the bride got married she wishes someone had told her…

How much harder it would be to get married at 40 as opposed to 20 or 30.

Our favorite activity to do together is…

Buy and sell at local flea markets.

Our nicknames are…

“Boo” for Reshawna because Markielle is an old head and Markielle doesn’t have a nickname because his name is too distinguished to shorten.

Our favorite place to spend time together is…

At home.

Our song is…

“As” by Stevie Wonder, which was our first-dance song at our wedding reception aboard the Cherry Blossom riverboat.

Our perfect date night is…

A night out at a dinner theater, poetry theater, a live band performance at a local restaurant or a stage play.