Real Wedding: Jennifer and Miguel

This couple added a bit of personal flair to their otherwise traditional outdoor ceremony.

All photographs by Stephen Bobb Photography.

Jennifer Flansburg’s love of soccer immediately endeared her to Miguel Snyder and his brother, Matt, when they were looking for a roommate. The three immediately hit it off when they met at a July Fourth party, and Jennifer moved in with them shortly after. During roommate taco night at the house, which only Jennifer and Miguel attended, both felt a spark, leading to a romance and, a year and a half later, a proposal. 

Miguel, an engineer, suggested the two go to Georgetown for lunch and ice skating. As they walked by the canal on the way to the ice rink, Miguel popped the question. “Miguel made it even more special when (we) started skating. He started filming a video on his phone saying hello to our future kids, saying, ‘Mom and Dad just got engaged and we can’t wait to meet you,’” says Jennifer, an economic research analyst. A traditional outdoor ceremony followed 15 months later. 


Photographer: Stephen Bobb Photography

 Venue: Empire Ballroom, Omni Shoreham

Event Coordinator: Dominic Sanchez

Bride’s Gown: Maggie Sottero, Bobbies Bridal

Hair: Krystal Morrant

Makeup: Samantha Boyce

Groom’s Tux: Black by Vera Wang, Men’s Warehouse

Caterer: Omni Shoreham

Cake: Meghan at Kendall’s Cakes

Cake Flavors: Tupelo honey and lemon curd

Florist: Tina at Merrifield Garden Center

Flowers: White and green hydrangeas, purple anemones, white polo roses, white spray roses, white lisianthus, and white ranunculus

Music/Entertainment: Bialek’s Music—Palm Stings Trio for the ceremony and cocktail hour, and DJ Bobby Walters for the reception.

First Dance Song: “All of Me” by John Legend

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Bride’s Favorite Detail: “My bouquet. It was gorgeous!”

Groom’s Favorite Detail: “The wedding selfie that the bridal party took right before the wedding.”

Biggest Surprise: “We had the best weather we could ask for: low humidity and 78 degrees.”

Decor Details: “We had light purple fans and white parasols, since the ceremony was outdoors. I also love the crystals we had hanging from our centerpieces.”

Theme: Traditionally elegant with a splash of flair

Four Words That Describe the Wedding: Romantic, gorgeous, loving, and fun

Honeymoon Spot: Mexican Riviera

Where They Currently Live: Fairfax