Real Weddings: Molly Kidwell & Ian Grasso

Married October 10, 2009 at the United States Naval Academy Chapel.

Photo by Michael Bonfigli.

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OCCUPATIONS: She's in sales; he's a US Naval Academy instructor. HOMETOWNS: She's from Bellevue, WA; he's from Des Moines. HOW THEY MET: e-Harmony. FIRST DATE: Dinner followed by pottery-making. WHERE THEY GOT ENGAGED: On the waterfront in Annapolis. WEDDING COCKTAIL: Vernor's ginger ale and bourbon. WEDDING CAKE: Carrot cake, red velvet, double chocolate mocha, and vanilla cupcakes. WEDDING FLOWERS: Cymbidium, dendrobium orchids, spider mums, lisianthus, hydrangea, garden roses, and ranunculus. FAVORITE WEDDING DETAIL: The two Eastern Shore oystermen who tended the raw bar. BIGGEST SURPRISE OF THE WEDDING: Ian's best man proposed to his girlfriend after she caught Molly's bouquet. FIRST DANCE SONG: "To Be Alone with You" by Sufjan Stevens. WEDDING THEME: Eco-friendly. FOUR WORDS THAT DESCRIBE THE WEDDING: Intimate, personal, chic, and natural. WHERE THEY CURRENTLY LIVE: Silver Spring.


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