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Hogan to host daughter's wedding at governor's mansion

Hogan to host daughter's wedding at governor's mansion
Workers assemble tents Wednesday on the lawn of the Government House in Annapolis, where Gov. Larry Hogan's youngest daughter, Julie Kim, will be married Saturday. (Erin Cox / Baltimore Sun)

Gov. Larry Hogan's daughter, Julie Kim, will get married at the governor's mansion this weekend.

The 150-guest affair on Saturday afternoon will be the first wedding at Government House in 14 years.

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Julie Kim, 30, met her fiance, Taesoo Kim, 31, while both were traveling in Japan. Both are graduates of the University of Michigan, Hogan spokesman Doug Mayer said. The couple shares a common Korean surname.

The governor will walk Julie Kim down the aisle. The father-daughter dance will be to the Tim McGraw song "Live Like You Were Dying," which became a favorite of the governor's during his battle with cancer.

Hogan is paying for the event, Mayer said.

Julie Kim is the youngest of Yumi Hogan's three daughters from her first marriage. Hogan became a stepfather after his 2004 wedding to Yumi, but he refers to Julie Kim, Jaymi Sterling and Kim Velez as his daughters. Julie Kim lives in Michigan, and the other two daughters reside in Maryland.

The ceremony will be the first wedding at the mansion since then-Gov. Parris Glendening's marriage to his former deputy chief of staff, Jennifer Crawford, in 2002.

The previous wedding on the grounds was in 1971, when then-Gov. Martin Mandel's daughter, Ellen Mandel, married Jack Victor Kahn.

Hogan will also attend the wedding of his brother, Tim Hogan, in Italy this month. Hogan will fly to the Florence-area event directly from Israel, after concluding a trade mission there.

Hogan is scheduled to return to Maryland on Oct. 2. He will be out of the country for 14 days.

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