Tammy Lin & Sam Farber

Married July 21, 2013 at Harbour View Marina

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Bride and Groom

Tammy Lin, a medical student at the Temple University School of Medicine, who grew up in Fairfax; and Sam Farber, a researcher at ESPN, originally from Arlington’s Riverwood neighborhood. The couple live in Philadelphia and Plainville, Conn., respectively, while she finishes school.

How they met

At a rock quarry at Eno River Park in Durham, N.C.

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The wedding

July 21, 2013, at Harbour View Marina in Woodbridge

First date

Dinner at Foster’s Market in Durham.

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The proposal

Sam planned a scavenger hunt through Durham that led Tammy to the Duke University Chapel, where he was waiting to propose.

What she loves most about him

“He is intelligent, sensitive, hilarious and always knows what to say to make me feel like a million bucks.”

What he loves most about her

“She is a great listener, a bundle of energy and has a beautiful smile.”

Wedding theme

Country Chic

Number of guests


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The ceremony

A simple ceremony with an Apache wedding blessing and a reading from Corinthians.


Mason jars collected by friends, decorated with burlap, twine and lace.

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What made it special

Dancing with old friends and with each other to “My Girl” by The Temptations

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First dance

“To Make You Feel My Love” by Kris Allen


San Francisco and Napa, California

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Monique Lhuillier


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Flowers: Convention Floral; Groom’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse; Hair: Bridal Hair by Nicole; Music: Norman Voss; Dessert: Dangerously Delicious Pies; Caterer: Helga’s Catering


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