Occupations: She's a DC government chief of staff; he's a teacher. Hometowns: She's from Charleston, WV; he's from Washington. How they met: Through mutual friends. First date: Lunch and dinner at several restaurants in DC. Where they got engaged: At Jodi's home. Wedding cake: Assorted cupcakes. Wedding flowers: Peonies, garden roses, dahlias, freesia, hydrangeas. Favorite wedding detail: Having a string quartet play Kayne West's "Good Life" and Felix Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" at the ceremony's end. First dance song: "All This Love" by El DeBarge. Four words that describe the wedding: Festive, sophisticated, intimate, chic. Biggest surprise of the wedding: It came after the wedding: We got pregnant on our honeymoon in Anguilla! Where they currently live: Washington.
Photography: Kate Headley | Event Planner: Andre Wells/Events by Andre Wells | Hair: Andrea Whitaker & Ngina Thomas/Capital Hair Studio | Makeup: Lori Nansi/Makeup Artistry by Lori | Reception Venue: Urbana Restaurant | Flowers: Sidra Forman | Music: St Charles String Quartet & Supa Qool DJ Quartermaine
This wedding first appeared in the Winter/Spring 2011 issue of Washingtonian Bride & Groom. Click here to reserve your free copy.