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Real Wedding: Jennifer & Miguel
This couple added a bit of personal flair to their otherwise traditional outdoor ceremony.All photographs by Stephen Bobb Photography.
Jennifer Flansburg’s love of soccer immediately endeared her to Miguel Snyder and his brother, Matt, when they were looking for a roommate. The three immediately hit it off when they met at a July Fourth party, and Jennifer moved in with them shortly after. During roommate taco night at the house, which only Jennifer and Miguel attended, both felt a spark, leading to a romance and, a year and a half later, a proposal.
Miguel, an engineer, suggested the two go to Georgetown for lunch and ice skating. As they walked by the canal on the way to the ice rink, Miguel popped the question. “Miguel made it even more special when (we) started skating. He started filming a video on his phone saying hello to our future kids, saying, ‘Mom and Dad just got engaged and we can’t wait to meet you,’” says Jennifer, an economic research analyst. A traditional outdoor ceremony followed 15 months later.
Photographer: Stephen Bobb Photography
Venue: Empire Ballroom, Omni Shoreham
Event Coordinator: Dominic Sanchez
Hair: Krystal Morrant
Makeup: Samantha Boyce
Caterer: Omni Shoreham
Cake Flavors: Tupelo honey and lemon curd
Florist: Tina at Merrifield Garden Center
Flowers: White and green hydrangeas, purple anemones, white polo roses, white spray roses, white lisianthus, and white ranunculus
Music/Entertainment: Bialek’s Music—Palm Stings Trio for the ceremony and cocktail hour, and DJ Bobby Walters for the reception.
First Dance Song: “All of Me” by John Legend
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Bride’s Favorite Detail: “My bouquet. It was gorgeous!”
Groom’s Favorite Detail: “The wedding selfie that the bridal party took right before the wedding.”
Biggest Surprise: “We had the best weather we could ask for: low humidity and 78 degrees.”
Decor Details: “We had light purple fans and white parasols, since the ceremony was outdoors. I also love the crystals we had hanging from our centerpieces.”
Theme: Traditionally elegant with a splash of flair
Four Words That Describe the Wedding: Romantic, gorgeous, loving, and fun
Honeymoon Spot: Mexican Riviera
Where They Currently Live: Fairfax
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