If there’s one thing Adam Sherman wants you to know about how he met Lauren Grossman, it’s that she contacted him first through a Jewish dating website by sharing details from a high school dental accident—an appropriate approach, as Adam is a dentist. Their first date following the online interaction was in Dupont Circle, where they had to jump from bar to bar to find one with an empty table. “It was the easiest first date I’d ever been on. It felt like catching up with an old friend,” says Lauren, an attorney for the federal government.
Two and a half years later, Adam sent Lauren back to the same four bars they had visited on their first date for a scavenger hunt. When Lauren got home, she found their Portuguese water dog, Findlay, in a tuxedo and Adam on one knee. An intimate wedding followed 14 months later.
Photographer: Stephen Bobb Photography
Venue: Park Hyatt Washington
Event Coordinator: Michelle Deltette, Park Hyatt Washington
Bride’s Gown: Watters
Hair: Elsi at Andre Chreky
Makeup: Stephanie at Andre Chreky
Groom’s Tux: Armani Collezioni
Caterer: Park Hyatt Washington
Cake: Park Hyatt Washington
Cake Flavors: Banana cake with milk chocolate ganache
Florist: Da Vinci’s Florists
Flowers: White dendrobium orchids, white hydrangeas, and white roses
First Dance Song: “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne
Bride’s Favorite Detail: “We had a small wedding party—only our siblings. It made for a very intimate and special experience under the chuppah.”
Groom’s Favorite Detail: “We served Port City Optimal Wit (a local DC beer) and Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale to our guests.”
Biggest Surprise: Lauren’s mother organized a flash mob to “The Hokey Pokey,” which formed at the end of her speech. The flash mob was a nod to Lauren’s late father, who loved how Lauren and Adam were silly together.
Decor Details: “Our guests enjoyed a colorful candy bar at the end of the night, which included gummy teeth and toothbrushes because Adam is a dentist.”
Four Words That Describe the Wedding: Joyful, elegant, lively, and intimate
Honeymoon Spot: Kauai, Hawaii, and San Francisco
Where They Currently Live: Washington, DC