Jessie Greenberg & James Hardy
Married August 25, 2013 in Sonoma, California
Bride and Groom
Jessie Greenberg, a speech-language pathologist, who grew up in McLean and Reston; and James Hardy, an appellate public defender from Arlington and Great Falls. The couple live in Denver.
August 25, 2013, at the Lovall Valley Vineyard in Sonoma, California
The Dracula ballet at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. “I didn’t think I would be able to drag him to any other ballet,” Jessie says. “But I thought he would be willing to go to one about a vampire.”
In the middle of a street in downtown Denver. He turned around abruptly and said, ‘Will you marry me?’ ” Jessie remembers. “I told him it wasn’t funny. It took me about five minutes [to realize he was serious].”
What she loves most about him
“His ability to make me laugh. No matter what.”
What he loves most about her
“She doesn’t hold grudges or stay angry.”
Number of guests
At the ceremony a Jewish circling ritual was performed which symbolizes breaking down barriers between the husband, wife and joining families. The bride also carried a prayer book that has been carried by every bride in the family for four generations, since 1907.
A purple color scheme with rustic wine country influences
Customized wine stoppers, chalkboard wine charms, kippahs, pashmina wraps and leftover booze!
What made it special
Standing under a chuppah during the ceremony.
The shuttle transporting the bridal party to the ceremony went to the wrong location.
“Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got)” by The Four Tops
No honeymoon yet. They hope to visit Japan for their first anniversary.
Lea Ann Belter from Felicé Bridal
Pang Tubhirun, Pangtography
Wedding planner: Erica Ota Events; Flowers: Lavender Floral; Groom’s attire: Studio Suits; Hair: Chi-Chi; Makeup: Ananda McAdams; Music: A Frontline Band; Cake: Crisp Bake Shop; Caterer: the girl & the fig
Lindsey Brookbank is a freelance writer in Arlington.