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Nuptials: Kristin Allen & Chuck Harris

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Kristin Allen, 29, is a technical writer. Chuck Harris, 32, is an underground utility foreman. They live in Glen Burnie.

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Wedding date: Aug. 13.

Location: Newton White Mansion in Mitchellville.

Guests: 135.

How they met: Kristin and Chuck played softball on the same recreational team and after striking up a friendship, they went on a movie date.

The proposal: After Kristin's business trip in England, Chuck flew to meet her and they went to Paris for a four-day vacation. On the first evening, they visited a park near the Eiffel Tower and christened it "their park." On the last night of their trip, Chuck convinced Kristin that they had to return to the park to get a brownie from a street vendor. There, he asked her to marry him. (They skipped the brownie in lieu of celebratory crème brûlée and champagne.)

The wedding: When the couple's original Eastern Shore venue fell through just six months before the wedding, they scrapped plans for a waterfront ceremony and created a modern romantic affair infused with nods to their engagement -- including brownie favors and crème brûlée dessert.

The honeymoon: The newlyweds spent a week at Secrets Maroma Beach resort in Mexico. One of the week's highlights: scuba diving in a cave.

-- Michelle Thomas

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