See Photos from Our Summer 2014 Cover Couple’s River Farm Wedding

Adam Bachert and Meghan Sable wed on April 24, 2014. 

All photographs by Astrid Photography.

Adam Bachert was visiting friends in Chicago for the weekend, and on Friday night they celebrated a birthday in Wrigleyville. When Adam spotted Meghan Sable across the room at the party, he asked one of Meghan’s friends to play his wingman. After being told that the cute guy in the booth by himself wanted to meet her, Meghan gave him a quick once-over. She agreed to go talk to him, sure that they’d chat for a few minutes and then part ways.

But as Meghan talked with Adam, she noticed just how easy going and genuine he was. They agreed to meet up on Sunday at a little cafe in Lincoln Park for brunch, and they quickly realized this relationship was meant for something more. They had dated for five years when they took a trip to Paris, France together. At the beginning of their trip, they went to the famous Pont des Arts bridge to lock away their love, throwing the keys in the river below. On the last night of their trip, they returned to the bridge to see if they could find their lock among the thousands clipped to the bridge rails. When Adam shouted, “I found it!” Meghan hurried over, only to find him down on one knee, a ring in hand.

The pair married on April 24, 2014 in the bride’s home town, Alexandria, with a reception at River Farm. They fed their guests pistachio and strawberry cupcakes and seasonal beers and danced before all of their loved ones to “Our Song,” by Ellie Goulding.

Ceremony Venue:
Good Shepherd Catholic Church

Reception Venue: River Farm

Photographer: Astrid Photography

Bride’s Gown: Amy Kuschel

Groom’s Tux: Joseph A. Banks

Hair Dresser: Bridal Hair by Remona

Makeup Artist: Victoria Stiles

Event Coordinator: Rebecca Sparks, Rex and Regina

Cupcakes: Sugar Sweet Sunshine

Florist: Petal’s Edge Floral Design

Caterers: Main Event Caterers

Transportation: D’Busman Transportation LLC

Videographer: Michael Brazda Films

Music/Entertainment: Jared Rosen, Bialek’s Music

Invitations: Minted

Calligraphy and Chalkboard Design: Katherine Sable, Etch Design Lab

Associate Editor

Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.