» The Main Event: On Sept. 18, in a local Quaker meeting house. The officiant is from the Northern Virginia Ethical Culture Society.
» Honeymoon: Japan, to see a medieval village in the mountains.
» How They Met: She was choreographing a college production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” He was in the cast.
» First Impressions: “I thought he was cute but not a great dancer.”
» First Date: After “A Funny Thing,” she went to Scotland for a semester. He came to visit her over spring break. “We had a weeklong first date filled with castles and haggis,” Rob says.
» How He Proposed: During the Fourth of July fireworks near the Reflecting Pool. “He opened a ring box and asked, ‘Will you marry me?’ I replied, ‘Are you shitting me?’ Then I said yes!”
» Celebrating Heritage: Rob’s dad is from Malaysia, so they’ll have a Chinese tea ceremony at the reception.
» Making It Unique: They’re hosting a “Battle of the Pies:” moon pies (she’s from Alabama) versus whoopie pies (he’s from Massachusetts). “The number left at the end of the night will decide it,” Beth says.
Written by Express contributor Rachel Kaufman