Real Weddings: Jessica Grzymkowski & Peter Harrell

Married October 3, 2009 in Bluemont, Va

Photo by Stephen Bobb

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Occupations: She's a corporate research analyst; he's a senior account manager for a government contractor. Number of wedding attendees: 140 Hometowns: She's from Frederick; he's from Sterling. How they met: As freshmen at George Mason University. First date: At a DC dance club. Where they got engaged: The parking lot of the jewlery store that designed Jess's engagement ring. Wedding cocktail: Beer, wine, and liquor. Wedding flowers: White dahlias, flying blue thistle, yellow craspedia, green tricillium, and orange crocosmia. Favorite wedding detail: The "Just Married" banner at the reception. Wedding dessert: Homemade cookies and cupcakes. Biggest surprise of the wedding: That no one ended up in the pond! First dance song: They took turns hitting pinatas instead of dancing. Four words that describe the wedding: Personal, surreal, close-knit, fun. Honeymoon spot: Cabo San Lucas. Where they currently live: Fairfax.

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