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Nuptials: Nena Bowen Ickes & Kenneth McMahill

(Amber Wolf)
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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Nena Bowen Ickes, 60, is a medical software manager. Kenneth McMahill, 71, is a retired accountant and government contractor. They live in Silver Spring.

Date: Oct. 2.

Location: Inter-Faith Chapel and Crystal Ballroom at Leisure World, Silver Spring.

Guests: 150.

How they met: As members of the Baby Boomer Club at the senior living community Leisure World, Nena and Kenneth became friends while participating in an evening walking group in August 2009.

The proposal: Kenneth first broached the topic in December, but Nena just wasn't ready. The following May, after a string of family get-togethers celebrating Nena's 60th birthday and Mother's Day, Kenneth asked again; this time she said yes.

The wedding: Nena and Kenneth incorporated details that reflected their community and served food that reflected her Southern roots. Their attendants included children, grandchildren and a son-in-law.

The honeymoon: The pair visited Disney World before traveling on to Key West for sightseeing and relaxation.

-- Michele Thomas

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