On Saturday, January 18, Raul Torres and Liza Wade tied the knot in Tenleytown’s St. Columbia Episcopal Church. Following the ceremony, the couple hosted a reception at the Josephine Butler House, but like any good party, the fun didn’t stop there. When the bash wound down at midnight, the after-party crew headed over to the place where it all began: Bossa.

We caught up with Bossa regular and newlywed Liza Wade to ask her about her journey with Raul from Bossa’s dance floor to the altar.

What brought you to Bossa after your wedding reception?
Adams Morgan is our spiritual home, and Bossa is the heart of that home.

How did you two meet?
Although Raul and I met at Bossa in October 2010, we didn’t start dating until we ran into each other again at Bossa on New Year’s Day 2011. New Year’s Day fell on a Saturday that year, so a lot of people were out! We were both there for salsa music, and I believe it was Sin Miedo who was playing that night.

How else did Bossa play a part in your story?
Our first four dates were also at Bossa, as was our first kiss!

And then your post-wedding-reception soirée!
The reception ended at midnight, so naturally we migrated to Bossa for the after-party! Our photographer joined us because Raul wanted him to capture some highlights from the place where it all began. We had a full-circle moment.

Thanks, Liza, and congratulations to you both!
Thank you for wanting to feature our story on your website!


photo © Chris Weaver Studio

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