Ryan Zimmerman Suits Up for Love on the Cover of “Bride & Groom”

Find exclusive photos of the Nats star’s wedding to Heather Downen in the new issue.

By: Carol Ross Joynt

Cover photograph by Abby Jiu.

Nationals fans are accustomed to seeing Ryan Zimmerman in a gritty mode—suited up for playing third base, and sliding into home after hitting a run. But on the cover of the new issue of Washington Bride & Groom it’s a completely different look—Zimmerman as the marrying man, with exclusive photos from his marriage to Heather Downen in January.

Some romantic morsels:

How they met: Through mutual friends

Where they got engaged: The Lincoln Memorial

Where they got married: The Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium

Honeymoon: Cape Town, South Africa, and Mozambique

Romantic quotes:

Heather: “The longer I was with Ryan, the more I realized how different and wonderful he was.”

Ryan: “From the moment we were together, everything was so easy, natural, and fun. I could tell quickly that Heather was special.”

The latest issue of Bride & Groom is on newsstands Friday, June 14.