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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, ro

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

 
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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.

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From David:

The Beginning:
Our first date was at a quaint local restaurant, Fork and Wrench in Baltimore. We had cocktails and beignets. It was the perfect first date and prompted our second date just two days later. We went to a famous Baltimore haunt, Canton Dockside. I had never eaten crab and Howie forced me to use a mallet to smash the shells. There is a particularly incriminating video of that evening haha.

The Proposal:
There were doves, angels singing, and a military band. No, kidding. It was possibly the most down-to-earth, romantic moment of my life. Howie took me out to Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland, took a long walk in the woods and sat on a rock in the middle of the river and he asked me to marry him right there. It was so unexpected; we had just spent a month apart (Howie was working in South Korea and I had been working in Salzburg). We had dinner that evening with some of our closest friends. It was perfect.

The Wedding Planning:
Our families both live in California and Scotland which meant that no matter where we decided to get hitched, it would be a destination wedding. Instead of doing something in Washington, DC we decided to go full out and do it in paradise. When we saw the Four Seasons property in Maui we were blown away and our wedding planner there, Paola Fernandez made it an easy decision for us.

Howie is an officer in the US Army, and at the time I was an orchestral conductor. We knew that we wanted something formal; there is nothing smarter than black, white and gold. (Besides, it just so happens that black and gold are the official Army football team's colors haha). So, we decided to go with the theme, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

Howie wore a Hugo Boss Tuxedo.
I wore an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo for the wedding and then wore Cavalli in the evening.
Our shoes were Hugo Boss.
Our rings were Cartier (love rings - Howie's was plain and mine had diamonds of course)

The music. Our good friend Connor Chee flew in from Arizona and played piano for our ceremony and first dance. In addition, I played piano for Howie and then for our parents to all have another 'first dance'.

Our Maid of honor, Kolbi's father owns a printing company and he printed our invitations. They were so elegant! Also, being as everybody was coming in from all over the world, we scheduled a TON of events for everybody and we designed a schedule of events mailer. It was a lot of fun but I realized I will not own a printing company anytime soon. The amazing Paola took care of everything else. Seriously, everybody should get to know Paola Fernandez; she is incredibly good at her job and made us feel like we had known her forever.

The Advice For Those Planning Their Own Wedding:
Don't argue. Howie and I did not argue ONCE throughout because we had set parameters and conditions early in the process.

Take time before and after the wedding for yourselves. Things can become so hectic and we stressed a lot about looking after everybody.

Spend every last dime you have on flowers. They WILL make a difference and everybody will talk about how beautiful the flowers were at your wedding for the rest of their life. I'm not kidding.