Her story: Jennifer Hoffman, 28, was born in Baltimore. She works as a communications director for the Democratic staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Her parents, Peter and Lynn Hoffman, live in Owings Mills.
His story: Andrew Werner, 28, was born in Newton, Mass. He is a senior account director in advertising for Atlantic Media. His parents, Randolph and Ronna Werner, live in Rye, N.H.
Their story: The two met while attending the University of Richmond.
"We had a class together senior year," Jenn said. "We became friends."
"It was a complete shock," Jenn said. "I was too overwhelmed to cry. I was definitely surprised.
"He wouldn't let me call my parents. He said to call after dinner. When I showed up to dinner, both our parents were there."
When Jenn realized that her parents were at the restaurant, it really sank in.
"I really couldn't believe it. I squealed then," she said. "Andrew was very coy throughout the entire process."
Venue: Two hundred people attended the wedding. The ceremony was outside at the pier behind the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The reception was under a tent at the aquarium immediately following the ceremony.
Flowers and decor: Simply Beautiful Flowers, located in Pikesville, did the flowers. Arrangements included assorted light pastel flowers.
Her dress: Jenn's mermaid, fitted dress, which featured lace detail along the top, was by designer Justin Alexander and from Amanda Ritchey Bridal and Beauty.
Bridesmaids' attire: Bridesmaids wore blush dresses by Joanna August from Bella Bridesmaids.
Men's attire: Andrew wore a dark gray suit by Vera Wang at Men's Wearhouse. Groomsmen wore the same.
Music: The band Nightsong provided the music. The couple's first dance was to "You Are The Best Thing" by Ray LaMontagne.
Food and dessert: Classic Catering catered the wedding. Appetizers included crab cakes with fried green tomatoes, mini chicken and waffle bites, grilled shrimp, and wagyu sliders. Dinner consisted of three stations: flank steak, rockfish, and beer-can chicken with sides. The couple also had a milkshake bar.