Barbara Reno and Ray Stewart
Married September 1, 2012 in Brussels, Belgium
Bride and Groom
Barbara Morrison Reno is the former Executive Director of Chief Executives Organization, headquartered in Bethesda, and E. Ray Stewart is the EVP/CFO of Belgacom, Belgium's major telecommunications company, headquartered in Bruseels.
September 1, 2012 at the Hotel de Ville in the Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium; followed by a champagne reception at the Hotel Amigo; and then dinner at The Dominican.
How they met
In September 2004, the couple met at JFK Airport when their American Airlines flight to Brussels was mistakenly deplaned in an abandoned terminal.
The couple went to see a production of Mama Mia! in Brussels.
Ray took Barbara on a romantic cruise from Athens to Venice and ended up proposing after they got back to Brussels.
Number of people who attended
Baked clay and cream
What made the day so special
The Mayor of Brussels officiated the ceremony.
"The Power of Love" by Celine Dion.
The wedding cake was from Wittamer, the Belgian choclateir and the pastry chef matched the icing to Barbara's dress.
Favorite moment of the day
Ray was suprised when Barbara changed shortly before the dancing began to a different dress.
What made you cry
The special toasts by Ray's 32-year-old son and Barbara's 20-year-old son.
From Apostrophe in Brussels.
Daniel Ost Floral Design, Brussels
Frederic, owner of Didier et Rosalinde
Laurance of Didier et Rosalinde
From Creative Parties in Bethesda. The menu cards were in three languages.
Paper Source in Bethesda.
Brussels in the Clouds book and Marcolini Chocolates in a personalized gift bag imprinted "Brussels! 1 September 2012."