Weddings

This Golf-Loving Couple Hit a Hole in One with an Elegant Army Navy Country Club Wedding

Sherry Harper and Frederick Widicus got married August 29 at the Army Navy Country Club
All photography by Sarah Bradshaw.

Golf and the Internet brought Sherry Harper, a lobbyist, and Frederick Widicus, a renewable energy consultant, together when they met on an online dating site, with the sport being a shared interest. Naturally, the two had their first date at Hains Point Golf Course, where Frederick was ready to share some of his best golf tips with Sherry.

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Two years after that first date, Frederick proposed. Knowing that Sherry wasn’t the type to crave a public proposal, he arranged a simple, private engagement—right at home, where the couple lived together. Fourteen months later, the two tied the knot at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington.  

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The elegant colors of the Country Club were punctuated by the gold, green and yellow color palette of the wedding, including the bride’s favorite detail: the wedding bouquet, a burst of white and green flora. 

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Of course, they had to incorporate golf just a little bit, since it was what brought them together. They did just that, with golf-themed escort cards, as well as with a custom logo for their invitations that featured crossed golf clubs.

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The biggest surprise of the wedding, though, was the weather. “The wedding was at the end of August,” Sherry says, a time when it could be blazing hot or drizzly and gray. “The weather was perfect for the outdoor wedding.”

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Throughout the evening, the newlyweds, their family and their friends danced to TSR Orchestra (the live music happened to be the groom’s favorite wedding detail), swaying to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” as their first dance.  When they cut the cake, it was a classic vanilla three-tier with buttercream frosting.

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After their wedding, Sherry and Frederick enjoyed a honeymoon in Greece.

The Details:

Photographer: Sarah Bradshaw | Event Coordinator/Florist: Carrie Moe, Type A Society | Caterers: Army Navy Country Club | Bride’s Gown: Vera Wang, Saks Jandel | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Groom’s Tux: Hugo Boss, Nordstrom | Hair and Makeup: Georgetown Salon and Spa | Cake: Cakes by Linda | Transportation: Chariots for Hire | Music: TSR Orchestra | Invitations: The Dandelion Patch | Wedding Logo: C3 Media Studios

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