Jake Chervinsky and Lindsay Bowles were both in their sophomore year of college when Jake drafted Lindsay onto his mock trial team. Shortly after she joined, Jake turned 19, so Lindsay coordinated with their teammates to sign a card for him. Though she initially had thought Jake was aloof, when she saw how touched he was by her efforts to commemorate his birthday, she realized he was nicer than she’d thought.
As they got to know one another better, Jake realized he was developing feelings for Lindsay. When he couldn’t hide his affection any longer, he asked her out on a first date to coffee–and he even mustered up the courage to give her a kiss at the end of the night.
They dated for four and a half years, during which time Jake studied law in DC and Lindsay lived in California for two years of graduate school. When Lindsay returned to DC for the summer, Jake took her to Founders Park with the intention to propose. He was forced to alter his plans, however, when he realized that he’d locked his keys–and the ring–in his car. After the police successfully rescued the keys, Jake took Lindsay to a romantic cobblestone street in Old Town Alexandria, and it was there that he popped the question.
The couple celebrated their wedding on November 8, 2014 at the Carnegie Institution for Science. Lindsay wore a bow-accented gown by Justin Alexander for their classic black and white nuptials, and at the end of the night, they sent their guests home with lavender sugar, handmade by the bride and groom themselves.
➸ The Details
Venue: Carnegie Institution for Science
Photographer: Katelyn James Photography
Bride’s Gown: Justin Alexander, French Connection
Groom’s Tux: Jos. A Bank
Hair Dresser: Hair by Giselle
Makeup Artist: Kim Giammaria, Beauty Mark
Event Coordinator: Teresa Lee, Rex & Regina
Cake: Fluffy Thoughts Cakes
Florist: Growing Wild Floral Company
Caterers: Design Cuisine
Music/Entertainment: Bialek’s Music and BroadSound
Invitations: William Arthur, Write for You
Calligrapher: Just Write Studios