“I hope he buys the next pitcher,” says Katelyn Rowe, a Department of Justice case analyst, of her first thought when meeting Ryan Gallucci, who was introduced to her by a mutual friend at Dr. Dremo’s while he was visiting Washington for a job interview. He in turn thought that she was “really loud and outgoing,” and they quickly became friends. Several years later, Katie mentioned how much she missed New England’s food, and Ryan seized the opportunity to invite her over to cook a lobster steam pot as their official first date.
Nearly three years after that, Ryan, the deputy legislative director for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, took Katie to Annapolis to propose. After an Easter-morning brunch, the groom-to-be suggested they walk to the edge of the pier to take a photo. “It was cold and overcast, so we had the pier to ourselves. I took out the ring and asked her to marry me,” says Ryan. “After an awkward, surprised pause, I asked her, ‘So is that yes?’ before she finally confirmed.”
Katie and Ryan, who are set to marry in Edgewater, Maryland, on May 30, 2014, returned to the water for their engagement session with TPoz Photography.
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