Real Weddings: Heather Buckman & Stephen Ricks

Married May 3, 2008 at the Hotel Monaco in Alexandria, Va

Photograph by SOTA Dzine.

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Occupations: She's a personal assistant; he's a regional director for a restaurant. Number of wedding attendees: 120. How they met: Online. First date: Washington Nationals game. Where they got engaged: The Trevi Fountain in Rome. Favorite wedding detail: Our fun and colorful cakes. Wedding cake: Red velvet and Italian orange. Biggest surprise of the wedding: Stephen's 10-year-old son, Maxwell, gave a toast. First dance: "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Martina McBride. Three words that describe the wedding: Simple, elegant, personalized. Honeymoon spot: Spain. Where they live now: Bethesda.

This article first appeared in the Summer/Fall 2009 edition of Washingtonian Bride & Groom. 

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