Bride & Groom
The bride, Jessica, grew up on the Eastern Shore while the groom, Christopher grew up in Rockville and graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School.
July 13, 2013. The wedding and reception took place at The Oaks Waterfront Inn and Events located in Royal Oak, MD.
How they met
Officially, at a 2006 Halloween party hosted by Jess and her roommates. Unofficially, Chris recalls meeting Jess while they were both in college at the University of Maryland during a brief on-campus encounter with a mutual friend.
A trip to the International Spy Museum in DC, followed by dinner in Bethesda. Jess really impressed Chris when she insisted on eating street vendor hot dogs for lunch before heading to the museum, not knowing he also had a soft spot for street food.
Chris proposed in their Fells Point apartment after having dinner at their favorite Baltimore restaurant. Since then they have moved to a house in Olney.
Number of people who attended
Rustic, vintage elegance
Favorite Moment of the Day
Chris’ favorite was seeing Jess walk down the aisle. Jess's favorite moment was being introduced as “Mr. and Mrs. Wack” to cheers from all their family and friends at the reception.
For Chris, it was definitely the raw bar at the cocktail hour. Jess had a difficult time picking just one favorite detail, but said it would probably be all the delicious Smith Island cakes.
Pronovias from Amanda Ritchey Bridal
A family friend, David Howell
Invitations and programs
Invitations: The Dandelion Patch (Georgetown), Programs: The bride
Hair and makeup
Blackwater Paddle & Pedal (shuttles for guests)