Weddings of the year
In our annual feature, we take a peek inside the celebrations of four couples
Dancing the night away
At the country club wedding of a Friendship Heights couple, the band brought a light-up drum show and the groom gave his own dance performance
By Hallie Kay
The couple: Meagan Saxon (maiden name Murray), 32, grew up in Silver Spring. She is a graduate of Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville and is the media and partner relations director at Dominion Dealer Solutions, an automotive-focused technology company based in Norfolk, Virginia. Brendan, 32, who grew up in Bethesda, is a graduate of Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda and is an associate attorney in Washington, D.C. They live in Friendship Heights in D.C.
How they met: Meagan and Brendan met in 2013 at Caddies on Cordell in Bethesda. Meagan was out with friends who knew Brendan from Georgetown Prep, and the two were introduced. Over the next year, they kept running into each other at local bars such as Tommy Joe’s.
The first date: Meagan and Brendan went on their first date at Brickside Food & Drink in Bethesda. On another memorable date, the two listed their top Disney movies. They dated for the next four years.
The proposal: Brendan purchased a ring from Boone & Sons Jewelers and planned to propose on the beach. While they were in Bethany Beach, Delaware, in September 2018, Brendan struggled to get Meagan out of her seat or to walk to the water with him—she just wanted to relax. Finally, “he pulled me up out of my chair … and then he was down on one knee,” Meagan says.
The wedding: Meagan and Brendan were married on Aug. 17, 2019, at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Upper Northwest D.C. The reception was at Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, followed by an after-party at The Avenue in Upper Northwest D.C. They had 250 guests.
The ceremony: The couple had a traditional Catholic ceremony that was officiated by Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, a friend of Brendan’s family. Blessed Sacrament is Brendan’s family church and where his grandmother was married and his father went to school.