Real Weddings: Morgan Thalenberg & Brendan Gill

Married November 3, 2007 at St. Michaels Chapel in St. Michaels, Md.

 Slideshow: Morgan and Brendan's wedding

The Details:

Photography: Amy Raab

Reception Venue: Maple Hall, Clairborne, Md.

The Bride’s Gown: Monique Lhuillier

The Groom’s Tux: Calvin Klein

Event Designer: Linda Davis (Davis Design Group

Flowers: Carolyn Bruckner (Davis Design Group)

Caterer: Gourmet by the Bay

Music: The Sid Miller Dance Band

Videographer: Blue Sky Films

Occupations: She's a law firm HR manager; he's a commercial real estate developer. Where they live: Annapolis. Number of wedding attendees: 270. How they met: As students at the University of Virginia. First date: They went to see the movie Old School. Where they got engaged: On the beach at Horn Point near Annapolis. Wedding cocktail: Pomegranate, pear, chocolate, and spiced-apple martini bar. Wedding cake: Pumpkin spice with buttercream icing. Wedding theme: "Classic autumn." Wedding flowers: Hydrangea, calla lilies, sweet pea, freesia, tulips, stephanotis. Favorite wedding detail: The black-and-white checkered dance floor. First dance song: "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green. Biggest surprise of the wedding: The weather. Instead of being cold, it was a beautiful day. Four words that describe the wedding: Gorgeous, elegant, fun, perfect. Honeymoon spot: Moorea and Bora Bora.

This wedding first appeared in the Winter/Spring 2009 issue of Washingtonian Bride & Groom.

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