Her story: Ashley Boarman, 27, grew up in Olney. She is a senior account executive at MGH Inc., an advertising firm based in Owings Mills. Her parents, Jeff and Alice Boarman, live in Olney.
His story: Doug Jagoda, 28, was born in New Jersey and moved to Derwood in Montgomery County when he was 8. He is the assistant superintendent at Clark Construction Group in Bethesda. His mother, Elaine Adornetto, and stepfather, Tom Adornetto, live in Derwood.
Their story: Ashley and Doug met through a mutual friend in 2007 when they were home for summer vacation during college. They dated casually for the rest of that summer and stayed friends throughout school; he was at the University of Maryland, College Park, and she was at East Carolina University in North Carolina. Shortly before Ashley moved to Baltimore in 2010, she got a call from Doug, who had recently gotten a job at Aberdeen Proving Ground and was also moving to Baltimore.
"It was just this crazy thing because Baltimore, I think, was never on either of our radars," Ashley says. "We've always had great chemistry, and then once the whole Baltimore thing happened, everything fell into place."
One of their first dates as an official couple was dinner at Cinghiale in Harbor East.
"We grew to love Baltimore and really love the neighborhoods and love being here, and fell in love with each other, too," Doug says.
The couple live in Federal Hill.
The proposal: In August 2013, Doug planned a weekend trip for the couple to visit Cape May, N.J. On the first day of the trip, they rented bicycles and rode them to the Cape May lighthouse. They climbed to the top of the lookout tower, and while Ashley was taking pictures, Doug knelt on one knee and proposed.
"He said some really beautiful words about our relationship and where we had been and where we were going, and how I make him a better person," Ashley says. "And then he asked me to marry him."
She wore a pearl necklace and matching earrings from Gamberdella during the ceremony and changed to Elizabeth Bower jewelry from Nordstrom for the reception.
Bridesmaids' dresses: The women wore blush, knee-length Bill Levkoff dresses in different styles from Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection in Pikesville.
The women wore matching sets of earrings by Nadri, which were gifts from Ashley.
Men's attire: Doug, the groomsmen, and Doug and Ashley's fathers wore midnight blue tuxedos from theblacktux.com.
Music: The Antares Musicians, an Ellicott City-based string quartet, played contemporary music during the ceremony and cocktail hour, including violin versions of "All I Ask of You" from "The Phantom of the Opera", "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay and the "Game of Thrones" theme song.