Wedded: Bridget Norberg and Keith Jankowski

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Bridget Norberg and Keith Jankowski were married in front of 130 guests at Corpus Christi Church in Bolton Hill.

Date: Jan. 4

Her story: Bridget Norberg, 31, grew up in Millersville. She is a health care consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton in McLean, Va. Her parents, Eric and Catherine Norberg, live in Millersville.


His story: Keith Jankowski, 31, grew up in Clawson, Mich., a suburb of Detroit. He is a research analyst for Schafer Corp. in Washington. His parents, Ron and Ruth Jankowski, live in Royal Oak, Mich.

Their story: Bridget and Keith met through in September 2010 while they were both living in Arlington, Va. The two talked online for about a month before meeting in person for the first time that October. Their first date was dinner at an Italian restaurant in Arlington, where they still live.


The proposal: Keith and Bridget vacationed at her parents' beach house in Ocean City during Memorial Day weekend 2012. While the couple were sitting on the porch drinking coffee, Keith proposed to Bridget with a round, diamond pavé split-shank ring from, an online fine jewelry retailer.

"We had talked about it months before, but I was totally surprised," Bridget says. "I had no idea he was planning it that weekend or that he had bought a ring. I was totally shocked but excited."

The venue: The ceremony, held at Corpus Christi Church in Bolton Hill, was attended by 130 guests. A reception followed at the Mansion at Valley Country Club in Lutherville.

Flowers and decor: Marlow, McCrystle & Jones in Lutherville made the bridal party bouquets and boutonnieres using red, white, and purple roses, white hydrangeas, stephanotis, and red hypericum berries.

Bridget, her mom, and her aunts made the reception centerpieces using white hydrangeas and roses in square vases filled with river rocks. They decorated the venue with Bridget and Keith's childhood photographs, along with her parents' and grandparents' wedding pictures.

Her dress: The bride wore an ivory, strapless Essense of Australia gown with a ruched bodice, beaded empire waist and pickups on the skirt from Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection in Pikesville.

As her "something old," Bridget wore her grandmother's mink bolero jacket. She wore a pair of her mother's earrings as her "something borrowed."

Bridesmaids' dresses: The women wore sleeveless, floor-length gowns in eggplant purple by Impression from Bridals by Elena in Gambrills. They each wore gold bracelets accented with purple stones that were given as bridesmaids gifts.


Men's attire: Keith and the groomsmen wore black suits by Pronto Uomo from Men's Wearhouse. They wore eggplant purple ties to match the bridesmaids' dresses.

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Music: DJ Jason Wallace of Absolute Entertainment in Hanover entertained. Bridget and Keith's first dance was to "The Luckiest" by Ben Folds.

Food and dessert: Valley Country Club provided crab cakes, filet mignon, mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables for dinner.

Graul's Market in Mays Chapel made a three-tier vanilla pound cake with vanilla buttercream, which was decorated with red and purple frosted flowers on top.


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