Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
University of Maryland Alumni Association


Calling all COVID couples - Whether you had to postpone your nuptials, got hitched without the big wedding festivities or are newly engaged and don't know where to begin, this panel discussion featuring partners of the University of Maryland Alumni Association and alums will help you navigate how to plan your dream post-COVID wedding. From picking your venue to booking your honeymoon, we've got you covered. 

PLUS - All attendees will be entered to win our BIG wedding package giveaway:

  • Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center venue rental package: Includes reception space, 2 holding rooms, uplighting, dance floor, chivari chairs, tables, 3-hour setup, 4-hour event and 1-hour cleanup*
  • One night stay at The Hotel at the University of Maryland: Includes one-night stay for the newlyweds in the Governor's Suite (1,150 sq. ft. preminum space including a living room, dining room, fireplace, kitchenette with separate bar and fabulous campus views)**
  • Five-hour day of coordination and a custom 18x24 acylic wedding welcome sign by Perfectly Elegant Designs^
  • Bar snacks, token wedding cake and late night snacks by The Classic Catering People¹
  • $100 travel voucher through AESU Travel²

Featured panelists include:

Rhonda Whyte  Moderator: Rhonda Whyte, Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center

Sesyle Moorhead  Sesyle Moorhead, Director of Catering and Conference Services, The Hotel at the University of Maryland

Larry Frank '81  Larry Frank '81, Partner/Vice President of Catering, The Classic Catering People

Recarlo and Kareena Applewhite  Recarlo Applewhite '12 and Kareena Applewhite '10, Newlyweds

Jacqueline Broadus '92    Jacqueline Broadus '92, Owner/Lead Planner, Perfectly Elegant Designs

   Vera Ingram, Executive Director, AESU Alumni World Travel




Jessica Roberts


*Does not include food, beverages, additional rental equipment, DJ service, photography etc. Does not apply to any previous bookings/deposits made. Wedding date subject to availability.
**Restrictions apply, based on availability.
^Must use Perfectly Elegant Designs as the exclusive wedding coordinator.
¹Must use The Classic Catering People as the exclusive caterer for this event.
²Voucher is good to use toward payment of any AESU travel tour through the end of 2022.

Must register and attend panel discussion to win. Winner will be announced July 16, 2021. The University of Maryland Alumni Association and vendors reserve the right to utilize photos of the event and name the winners for marketing purposes. Read our full terms and conditions.