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Jennifer & Martin

Occupations Jennifer is a psychiatrist; Martin a radiologist.

Wedding Date July 20, 2014

Number of Attendees 48

Number of Attendants 11

How You Met Jennifer and Martin met while working together at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Both Jennifer and Martin share a devotion to scientific pursuits, especially the development of new methods of imaging the human brain. The two became fast friends and their love for each other grew quickly.

The Engagement Martin proposed on Jennifer’s birthday, December 31, 2012.

Wedding Design Inspiration Jennifer and Martin wanted an intimate wedding with their closest family and friends in their beautiful backyard.

What was Unique and Special About Your wedding To complement their beautiful backyard gardens, the couple focused on adding bountiful cascading flowers in simple but elegant metallic containers.

Favorite Details Jennifer and Martin had guests pass lavender buds around during the service, which the guests were then invited to throw as the couple walked down the aisle together. Jennifer remembers how wonderful the lavender smelled and says, “Now we have lavender growing in our backyard a year later.” The couple also cherishes a large champagne bottle that all the guests signed.

Most unexpected event on the day of the wedding Jennifer remembers the wedding day being quite a hot, and was thankful that she and Martin served lemonade and water to guests as they gathered before the ceremony.

Piece of advice Place your trust in the expertise of your wedding planner, florist, photographer, hairstylist, and other experts on your team.  Jennifer did, and everything was even more beautiful than she could have imagined.

Beauty Natalie J. Sams of The Loft by Natalie Sams (makeup); Mardi Mack with Wave Hair Trends (hair) Cake SugarBakers Cakes Caterer The Classic Catering People Flowers Victoria Claussen Floral Events  Honeymoon Ocean City Invitations The Pleasure of Your Company, Inc. Location Jennifer and Martin’s private residence in Baltimore Music String Poets Officiant A close friend of the couple, James Pekar Photographer Jennifer McMenamin Photography, LLC Wedding Dress Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection Wedding Planner Elizabeth Bailey Weddings

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