Suzanne Combs, Lauren Mezzino

April 2, 2012


Suz, 28, left, is a George Washington University master patrol officer. Lauren, 29, is a teacher. They live in D.C.

The Main Event: They’re getting married at the Jefferson Memorial on April 7, with a reception on a boat on the Potomac and an afterparty at a Georgetown club.

How They Met: At band camp for D.C.’s Different Drummers, a GLBT symphonic/marching band. Friends asked who in the group was single. Suz says: “We both raised our hands. We went on a long walk under the stars and immediately connected.”

First Date: Officially, Busboys & Poets and a walk around U Street.

How She Proposed: At their spring concert, Suz grabbed the mic and called Lauren to the front, where she knelt and proposed.

Stupidest Fight: When Suz thought Lauren moved her shoes, “which I always do since I’m a neat freak,” Lauren says. “I swore I hadn’t moved them but she didn’t believe me. They were right where she left them … she had just put something on top of them!”

Their Song: Joshua Radin’s “Today.” They saw the song live at the 9:30 Club. “At the end of the song, we were both crying because the words described what we were feeling perfectly,” says Lauren.

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