Bride and groom

Kim Glazer, a mental health therapist with Family Services, Inc., originally from Potomac; and Jake Emerson, a commercial loan officer with EagleBank, originally from the Midwest. The couple now lives in Chevy Chase.

Wedding

June 11, at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C.

How they met

The couple met in college at Elon University in North Carolina while attending the same birthday party. Later, Kim became the “sweetheart” of Jake’s fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi.

First date

Sandy’s, a bar near Elon University. Jake insisted on going out on a school night, which Kim resisted. “I was incredibly focused on school work in college, and Jake really brought me out of my shell,” Kim says.

The proposal

Jake was visiting Kim in Philadelphia, where she was attending the University of Pennsylvania for a Master of Social Work. Jake proclaimed he wanted to make Kim breakfast, and after a few trials, and a little help from Kim, he made two plates worth. He asked her which plate she wanted, one with a ring box on top. “I chose the plate with the ring,” Kim says.

What she loves most about him

“His confidence and he’s just adorable. He encourages me to reach my potential and he can always make me laugh. We have a lot of fun together.”

What he loves most about her

“Her quick wit, unmatched determination, and beautiful sense of style. And she’s one heckuva cook!”    

Number of guests

215

What made it special

“Our dog, Puddles, was our flower dog,” Kim says. Also, the couple chose the chaplain from Elon University to marry them.He created a beautiful, fun and light hearted ceremony, truly reflecting our taste,” Kim says.  “My friends continue to tell me that the ceremony was ‘so Kim and Jake!'”

Gown

A tight, ruched bodice with a full skirt adorned by rosettes from Hitched of Georgetown.

Photographer

Elaine Studley

Honeymoon

Singapore and Bali.

The Details

Flowers by Alison DeWitt of Distinctive Designs; wedding planner was Daneille Couick of EVOKE; invitations by New York Press, purchased at Just Paper and Tea in Georgetown; hair and makeup by Andre Chreky Salon; ceremony music by classical guitarist Chris Dunn; reception music by Amaretto, Chris Grasso; videographer was Blue Sky Film.