Jessie Greenberg & James Hardy

Married August 25, 2013 in Sonoma, California

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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.

The wedding

August 25, 2013, at the Lovall Valley Vineyard in Sonoma, California

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Photo by Pang Tubhirun, Pangtography

First date

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.”

The proposal

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].”

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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.”

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Wedding theme

New Traditional

Number of guests

115

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The ceremony

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.

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Décor

A purple color scheme with rustic wine country influences

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Favors

Customized wine stoppers, chalkboard wine charms, kippahs, pashmina wraps and leftover booze!

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What made it special

Standing under a chuppah during the ceremony.

Near-disasters

The shuttle transporting the bridal party to the ceremony went to the wrong location.

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First dance

“Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got)” by The Four Tops

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Photo by Pang Tubhirun, Pangtography

Honeymoon

No honeymoon yet. They hope to visit Japan for their first anniversary.

Gown

Lea Ann Belter from Felicé Bridal

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Photographer

Pang Tubhirun, Pangtography

Details

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.

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