On Love

Nuptials: Katharine Butler & Jonathan Burton

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Katharine Butler, 28, is an elementary school teacher. Jonathan Burton, 29, is a real estate agent. They live in Rockville.

Wedding date: April 17.

Location: Holy Trinity Catholic Church and St. Regis Hotel in Washington.

Guests: 190.

How they met: In fall 2008, Katie found Jonathan's profile on Match.com and "winked" at him because she liked his picture. They started trading e-mails and talking on the phone, and discovered they had a lot of friends in common. They should've known each other, Katie says, because they grew up in close proximity. After two weeks of chatting, they planned a lunch in Bethesda and bonded over an embarrassing story about a mutual friend.

The proposal: Katie and Jonathan planned a trip to Europe last June. Jonathan told her he knew that popping the question in Europe would be perfect, but he wasn't going to do it. He wanted to propose, just not on vacation. This irked Katie. So while dining in Athens during the trip, she decided to spontaneously propose to Jonathan. He accepted but didn't think she was serious. To seal the deal, he asked for her hand later that evening.

The wedding: Katie wanted to wed in her family's church, and they loved the architecture and layout of the St. Regis ballroom. They had a fun photo booth set up for guests, and the florist came up with a different flower arrangement that included daisies hanging from the ceiling.

Honeymoon: A summer trip to St. Lucia.

-- Kathleen Hom

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