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Wedded: Ben Appel and Drew Leaser
Wedded: Ben Appel and Drew Leaser

Date: Oct. 25 Ben's story: Ben Appel, 31, grew up in Catonsville and Ellicott City. He is a hairstylist at Mason and Friends Salon and Spa in Columbia. His mother, Nancy Gunzelman, lives in Woodstock. His father, Randy Appel, lives in Virginia Beach, Va. Drew's story: Drew Leaser, 38, grew up in Oak Harbor, Ohio. He moved to Washington in 2008 after being hired as an attorney for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he continues to work. His father, Tom Leaser, lives in Oak Harbor. His mother, Nancy Leaser, died in 1999. Their story: The couple met in August 2011 when Drew was visiting Baltimore for a friend's birthday party. After the party, Drew and his...