In the Spring of 2008, Darienne was working at the Obama Campaign Headquarters when she stopped by one of her favorite departments, Ops-West. One of the photos on the wall of new interns was London C. Rakestraw. She was drawn to his smile and easy going demeanor. He was attracted to her immediately, nicknaming her “Super Fine.”
After months of working together and hanging out at group events, London and Darienne went out dancing and stayed up talking until the sun came up. Realizing that they were meant to be, they began dating just in time for the election of Barack Obama on November 4, 2008.
SHE WAS DRAWN TO HIS SMILE AND EASY GOING DEMEANOR.
The couple now resides in the Penn Quarter area of Washington D.C., taking in shows and eating at every restaurant they can get into. They love to travel and are known for picking up and moving in a moments notice.
Location and Caterer: Fisher Island Club, Fisher Island, FL; Cake: Elegant Temptations, Miami, FL
Event Design and Planner: Twenty7 Events, Miami, FL; Floral Design: Ines Naftali Floral & Event Design, Miami, FL; Linen: Eventiste Fine Linen & Event Rentals, Miami, FL; Rentals: Elements & Accents, Miami, FL; Lighting: Event Factor, Miami, FL; Entertainment: AAMusicians, Miami, FL; Stationery: East Six, New York, NY; Wedding Dress: Lazaro; Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo; Groom’s Tuxedo: Ralph Lauren Blue Label
Groom’s Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo; Cinematography: LaFrance Films, Miami, FL