Kara Sokol and David Green

Married June 24, 2012 at Woodmont Country Club

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Bride and Groom

Kara Sokol is an Independent Event Planner, originally from Bethesda and David Green is a Senior Purchasing Agent at Grunley Construction, originally from Rockville.

The wedding

June 24, 2012 at Woodmont Country Club

How they met

They met on an online dating site. David made the first move by emailing Kara to introduce himself. After a few days of emailing and talking on the phone, the couple decided to meet in person.

First date

They went out to dinner at McCormick & Schmick's in downtown Bethesda. After a nice meal, they were not quite ready to say "goodnight," so they headed to a local bar and talked until the bar closed.

The proposal

It started as a normal morning at the couple's townhouse. David was making pancakes when the doorbell rang. He answered the door and it was a delivery of a dozen roses with a note that read "hoping you didn't say no." When Kara asked who was at the door, David replied, "Oh, it was for the wrong house." He then quickly staked the pancakes and set the table. As Kara walked toward the table, she saw something shiny on top of the pancake stack. David then asked her to marry him.

What she loves most about him

"Besides his charming good looks of course, his thoughtfulness and sense of humor.”

What he loves most about her

"Her energy, passion, and ability to always make me smile."

Number of people who attended

150

Wedding Theme

Classic

Colors

White, ivory, cream and small touches of pink.

What made the day so special

The couple was married on Kara's parent's 39th wedding anniversary.

Favorite detail

"We had setup a bookcase to show each of our family members wedding photographs, including grandparents."

What made you cry

The inscription that the groom put on the soles of the bride's wedding shoes.

Gown

Elegant lace gown from the designer Maggie Sottero

Cake

A four-tiered cake with a custom cake topper. The cake topper was a Virginia Tech Hokie bird dressed in a tuxedo standing next to a Florida Gator dressed in a wedding gown.

Photographer

Jennifer Lust Photography

The honeymoon

A week-long vacation in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Wedding Planner

Andrea Morrow from Woodmont Country Club

Flowers

Edge Floral

Hair

Julie Flury from Jewel Hair Design

Makeup

Sue Ellen of Totally Polished

Favor

Soft Philadelphia Pretzels

Ceremony music

Kate Rogers, Harpist

Reception music

Onyx from Washington Talent Agency

Videographer

Creative Video and Photography, Inc.

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