Real Weddings: Melody Barnes & Marland Buckner

Married July 13, 2009, at the Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ; Washington, DC.

Photograph by Greg Gibson Photography.

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OCCUPATIONS She's the director of the Domestic Policy Council; he's a lobbyist HOMETOWNS She's from Richmond; he's from Saskatchewan, Canada HOW THEY MET Through mutual friends FIRST DATE Dinner at Brasserie Beck FAVORITE RESTAURANT Blue Duck Tavern, Washington WHERE THEY GOT ENGAGED At Melody's parents' home on Christmas Day WEDDING COCKTAIL Champagne WEDDING CAKE Pound cake and carrot cake WEDDING FLOWERS Peonies, roses, and orchids FAVORITE WEDDING DETAIL The beautiful balcony at the Mellon Auditorium where most of the guests gathered at the evening's end BIGGEST SURPRISE OF THE WEDDING The gospel choir bursting into song as they exited the church sanctuary FIRST DANCE SONG "Over the Rainbow" by Eva Cassidy FOUR WORDS THAT DESCRIBE THE WEDDING Joyful, warm, spiritual, and perfect HONEYMOON SPOT Montreal for the International Jazz Festival WHERE THEY CURRENTLY LIVE Washington, DC


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