On Love

Nuptials: Emma Patti & Anthony Harris

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Emma Patti is an assistant photo editor. Anthony Harris is a photographer. They are 23 and live in Fairfax.

Wedding date: Aug. 14.

Location: Basilica of St. Lawrence and On Broadway, Asheville, N.C.

Guests: 125.

How they met: As photojournalism majors at the University of North Carolina, Emma and Anthony were both shooting a campus Sept. 11 tribute for a class assignment when they began chatting about their equipment. It wasn't exactly love at first sight: "I thought Anthony was the biggest jerk on Earth," says Emma. But she warmed up to him when they began working together at the student newspaper.

The proposal: After just four months of dating, Anthony came home late one evening after work to find Emma asleep. He placed a white rose on her pillow, woke her up and then asked her to marry him.

The wedding: The couple incorporated their mutual love of photography throughout the reception, including a reception "gallery" in which they displayed some of their favorite work, and a 3-D groom's cake in the shape of their favorite film camera. Emma and Anthony's band surprised them by playing a rendition of Paul Simon's "Kodachrome" to close the evening.

The honeymoon: A visit to Kauai, Hawaii, where the newlyweds took a catamaran tour along the Hawaiian coast, snorkeled and explored the island in a soft-top Jeep.

-- Michelle Thomas

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