Local Love

Joan & Patrick

This originally ran in the 2013 issue as a Local Love.

Occupations Joan is a retail manager for Loft; Patrick is a high-school social-studies teacher.

Wedding Date June 23, 2012

Number of Attendees 65

Number of Attendants 5

How They Met I guess the official answer is Myspace. Remember Myspace?

The Engagement Joan came home late from work to find candles and flowers all over the front room. There was a very sweet note on the table written by Patrick, and as Joan was reading it, Patrick came around the corner, ring box in hand, and got down on one knee.

A Date They’ll Always Remember Our first date. Patrick showed up at Joan’s apartment wearing a tuxedo T-shirt, single rose in hand. Talk about first impressions. We always laugh about it . . . but I guess it worked.

Wedding Design Inspiration The carnival, childhood nostalgia, all things fun.

Favorite Details Paper pinwheels, hundreds of them, all handmade by the mother of the bride; and the beautiful bridal brooch bouquet, with lots of vintage pieces, contributions from family members, all built around a drumstick from the bride’s beloved older brother who passed away shortly before the wedding.

Most Unexpected Event on Their Wedding Day The perfect weather. Planning a wedding ceremony on a boat followed by a reception on a pier is nerve-wracking because of the unpredictable. But as long as you have a backup plan, you just have to risk it and leave it in nature’s hands. And our payoff was a perfectly beautiful summer day.

Honeymoon Mini-moon to the Poconos, honeymoon to Italy next year.

Photographs Maggie Winters Location The Black-Eyed Susan (ceremony); The National Aquarium (reception) Wedding coordinator Lemon & Lime Event Design Caterer The Classic Catering People Flowers Brooch bouquet handmade by mother of the bride, bridemaids’ bouquets handmade by grandmother of the bride Cake Midnite Confections Cupcakery Wedding dress Tadashi Shoji dress, Irregular Choice shoes Hair and Makeup Behind the Veil, Maryland Wedding Makeup Invitations Bride Groom & Groomsmen Jos. A. Bank trousers and suit jacket, John Varvatos vests, Cyberoptix custom ties, Sperry shoes Bridesmaids Anthropologie dresses, Loft necklaces, Guess shoes Officiant Captain of The Black-Eyed Susan Music Bob Sigmon and Bay Deejays

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