Nuptials: Nena Bowen Ickes & Kenneth McMahill
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.
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