Stephanie Nguyen and Ron Casey
Married at Our Lady of Mercy in May 2011.
Bride and groom
Stephanie Nguyen Casey, a lawyer, originally from Potomac; and Ron Casey, a Pharmaceutical Development Manager, originally from Goldsboro, N.C. The couple now lives in Silver Spring.
May 14. The ceremony was at Our Lady of Mercy in Potomac; the reception, at the Park Hyatt Washington.
How they met
Attending a Happy Hour at Jaleo in Bethesda.
Ron surprised Stephanie with a spa day at the Mandarin Oriental. During her spa treatment, Ron was busy setting up a suite he booked for a romantic proposal. After Stephanie was done at the spa, she was taken to the suite. When the door opened to the suite, Ron was down on one knee. They then shared an "unforgettable" dinner at CityZen and spent the rest of the night calling friends and family.
What she loves most about him
What he loves most about her
“Her strength and determination.”
Number of guests
What made it special
The integration of the bride's cultural heritage. At the reception, the bride's parents gifted the couple a "Dragon Dance" that is a symbol of good luck and prosperity for marriage.
"Stay with you" by John Legend
Homemade strawberry jam, which was Ron's favorite recipe. His grandmother made 200 jars for the occasion.
Vera Wang from Saks Jandel
Southern France and Spain
Wedding planner was Laura Weatherly of Engaging Affairs; flowers were by Petal's Edge; hair, by Melba Hair Design; makeup, by Pattie Martin; ceremony music, by Heather Adelsberger; reception music, by Chris Laich Music, DJ Aaron; videographer was Photoria; lighting, by John Farr Lighting; invitations, by Cheree Berry Paper; men's formal wear, by Ermenegildo Zegna; programs, by Lisa Sprites Ink; cake, by Park Hyatt Washington; rentals, by Party Rentals; transportation, by ING Limo.