They met as so many in DC do – working on Capitol Hill. Well, Jessica was the only one technically employed while Michael was an intern during college. But still, the Hill has heart. After becoming friends over email, the two drifted apart when Michael fell off the radar — Jessica realized he joined the U.S. Marine Corps! She had no idea she was literally meeting her knight in shining armor. Before heading off to training, they reconnected in person and Jessica drove down to visit him almost every weekend.
After a deployment to Iraq, Michael moved to a tiny condo with Jessica and Lucy, their mastiff rescue. After just over two-and-a-half years of dating, Michael proposed like a nice Jewish boy — during Shabbat oneg at synagogue! They walked down the aisle to an instrumental version of “Don’t Stop Believing” in March of 2011, and of course, the very important Lucy was our ring bearer. Now that’s puppy love.
Mazel tov, Jessica and Michael!
Venue- Hotel Palomar DC
Photographer- Madeline Marshall
Music- Chris Laich
Day-of Coordinator- Invited Event Design
Cake- Fluffy Thoughts
Yarmulke- Mazel Tops
Hair- Christophe at St Germain
Make-up Artist- Flami
Stationery Suite- Little Spark Creations