This Long View Gallery Wedding Used Hanging Terrariums in the Decor

Lisa Lamont and Ryan Hansan wed on September 27, 2014.

Photographs by Kate Headley

“We met where all great love stories begin­­—a fraternity party at American University,” says Lisa Lamont. “Ryan had ordered pizza for himself and his friends, and by the time he got to it, I had just polished off the last slice.” Turns out, Ryan Hansan didn’t hold pizza poaching against Lisa, and when they crossed paths a year later in photography class, they hit it off. “Lisa was the most beautiful person I had ever seen,” says Ryan, the founder and CEO of scratchDC, a locally based food startup. “I know love at first sight is pretty cliché, but this was as close to that as I could imagine.” Lisa couldn’t help but be attracted to Ryan’s “genuine kindness.” “He would always go above and beyond to help, and never expect anything in return,” says Lisa, who sells real estate in DC.

A five-year relationship culminated in a surprise proposal while on vacation in the Outer Banks, and the couple wed one year later. “We had a close friend officiate, and we wrote our own vows,” says Lisa. They even grabbed their pooch, Willie, for a few pictures and a quick snuggle. “The ceremony,” Lisa says, “was intimate, moving, and true to who we are.”

The Details

Bride’s Bride’s Gown: Vera Wang, Saks Jandel Bridal Salon

Groom’s Tux: The Black Tux

Event Design and Flowers: Taylor & Hov Events + Design

Caterer: Spilled Milk Catering

Wedding cocktail: Champagne

Invitations: Digby & Rose

Calligraphy: Rachel Carl Calligraphy

Music: Jaime Mizell, E2 Events

Videographer: Pantheon Video

Hair & Makeup: First Impressions Salon

Transportation: Uber

Honeymoon: India, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Maldives

Where they currently live: Washington, DC