Real Weddings From the Magazine: Linde Zier & Franklin Ward

Married September 11, 2011, at American Horticultural Society at River Farm, Alexandria, VA

 Slideshow: Linde and Frank’s wedding


Photography: Timmester Photography

Bride’s Gown: Anjolique at White Swan Bridal

Groom’s Suit: Canali at Nordstrom

Event Planner: Events in the City

Cake & Caterers: Design Cuisine

Florist: Holly Heidier Chapple Flowers

Entertainment: The Grandsons

Invitations: Intrigue Design Studio

Occupations She’s a retired real estate broker; he’s a retired physician Hometowns She’s from Arlington; he’s from Longmeadow, MA How They Met At one of the bride’s real estate open houses First Date Sailing on the groom’s boat Favorite Restaurant The Roadside Bar & Grill in Duck, NC Wedding Flowers Pink and peach Juliet roses and lavender stock, antique green hydrangeas, nigella, spray roses, with seeded eucalyptus, freesia, and herbs Favorite Wedding Detail Great-nieces and great-nephews serving as the bridal party Wedding Cake Chocolate orange with orange-zest buttercream Biggest Surprise of the Wedding A full moon First Dance “Will You Be Mine” by Anita Baker Wedding Theme The Youngest Generation/Oldest Generation Four Words That Describe the Wedding Elegant, beautiful, fun, joyous Honeymoon Spot Duck, NC Where They Currently Live Falls Church and Virginia Beach

This wedding first appeared in the Winter/Spring 2012 issue of Washingtonian Bride & Groom. Click here to reserve your free copy.