Occupations: She's in interior design sales; he's a swim coach. Number of wedding attendees: 150 Hometowns: She's from Woodbine, MD; he's from Olney. How they met: While on a swim club team as high school freshmen. Where they got engaged: At Mark's house. He had a broken wrist, so she wrote "Kate's Fiance" on his cast to let everyone know. Wedding cocktail: Spiked apple cider. Wedding flowers: Ranunculas, mums, billy balls, seeded eucalyptus, and freesia. Favorite wedding detail: The photobooth and the lawn-game cocktail hour. Wedding dessert: An ice cream-mixing station. Biggest surprise of the wedding: That the rainy day turned into a sunny evening. Wedding theme: Backyard chic with vintage-inspired details. First dance song: "God Only Knows" by the Beach Boys. Four words that describe the wedding: Personality-infused backyard party! Honeymoon spot: Sonoma, Napa, and San Francisco. Where they currently live: Arlington.
This article first appeared in the Winter/Spring 2010 edition of Washingtonian Bride & Groom.