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Real Wedding: Nia and Max

A five-tier almond-amaretto chiffon cake with bittersweet chocolate mousse and chocolate truffle topped off this lovely fall wedding.

Photographs by K. Thompson Photography.

Occupations: She works in real estate development; he works in IT

Hometowns: She’s from New York City; he’s from Westminster, MD

How they met: Through It’s Just Lunch, a matchmaking service

How they got engaged: Max proposed during an afternoon walk on the Mount Vernon estate

Wedding flowers: Garden roses, calla lilies, copper cymbidium orchids, and dahlias

Wedding cake: Five-tier almond-amaretto chiffon cake with bittersweet chocolate mousse and chocolate truffle

Favorite detail: The raw bar, which featured the couple’s favorite West Coast oysters

DIY elements: The guest “book” was a drawing of a tree; guests’ fingerprints became its leaves

Most memorable moment: Exchanging vows

First dance song: “I Was Made to Love Her” by Stevie Wonder

Entertainment: DC-based Sage String Quartet greeted guests; local singer/songwriter Heather Renee performed at the reception

Where they live now: Arlington

The Details

Bride’s gown: Amsale, from Hitched

Groom’s tuxedo: Paul Stuart

Caterer: Patrick O’Connell, the Inn at Little Washington

Florist: Gregory Britt, at the Inn

Planner: Robin Strickland, at the Inn

Videographer: Blue Sky Films

This article appears in the Summer/Fall 2012 issue of Bride & Groom.

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