The ceremony will be held in the Sculpture Garden, officiated by Mark Yost, a lobbyist and lawyer active in Maryland's same sex marriage legalization effort.

"He's having a best man, his brother, Tom Snyder. I'm having a best person, Crystal Miller. She's been my best friend since kindergarten," says Kent.

"My mother is going to walk me in and then Mike's parents are walking him in," Kent says.

Both of them are wearing dark charcoal Calvin Klein suits.

"It was buy one, get one free, from Men's Wearhouse— that's one of the advantage of a wedding of two guys," says Mike, laughing.

They will be wearing white shirts, and probably bowties, boutonnieres and pocket squares sporting their wedding colors of orange and green.

Those colors will also be featured in the floral decor.

"We love wine," says Mike. "So our centerpieces are wine bottles with flowers coming out of them."

Ellen Frost, of Local Color Flowers, will be using local wildflowers along their color scheme.

There will also be candles set around the fountain in the garden.

"There will be candlelight all over," says Jean Wade Mayer. She agrees with her couple that not much more is needed.

"Gertrude's is really pretty as it is," says Kent.

The cocktail hour will have a signature cocktail — probably an orange crush — and passed hors d'oeuvres.

Dinner will follow, with choices from three food stations.

"My family's from Ohio," says Kent. "So, we're having an Ohio station of meat and potatoes."

That carving station will feature roast beef, with roasted fingerlings. Then, there will be a shore station with tilapia and roasted vegetables, and a pasta station with ravioli, penne with bolognese and a garden salad.

There won't be any assigned seating.

"It's open seating," says Mike. "We're not really big on formal. We like the relaxed feeling. We don't want to force anyone to sit with anyone. Though, we will have a reserved table for our families."

Instead of a large wedding cake, Aja Cage, the pastry chef at Salt, will be making a small wedding cake for the couple to be able to "officially" cut.

"The cake will be volleyball themed," says Kent. "She's going to surprise us."

"We just ordered two little guy cake-toppers," says Mike.

But, everyone will get to indulge in dessert shots.

The couple is particularly excited about singer/songwriter/Latin percussionist Vicki Dee, who will be providing the music all evening, along with her backup keyboardist and sax player.

For wedding favors, each couple will receive a tin containing four wineglass charms collected by the couple that reflect different aspects of their life: a volleyball charm, a crab charm, a rainbow charm and a wineglass-shaped charm.

Kent's sister, Kelley Hansen — a scrap booker extraordinaire — did the save-the-date cards and the invitations.

Baltimore's John Kardys is doing all the photography.

The couple has registered at to help pay for a weeklong honeymoon to San Francisco and Napa Valley.