A Musical Arrangement

Georgina Javor, 32 Job: Director of programming at the Strathmore, a nonprofit arts venue for music of all genres Salary: $50,000-$65,000 What she does: Javor “curates, contracts, budgets and negotiates” the programming at the Mansion at Strathmore, which means booking bands and artists for four concert series. “It ends up being a lot of listening […]

The City Family

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in a baby carriage … and then comes the move to the ’burbs for schools, a front lawn and a bigger house for Junior. But some people can’t or don’t want to uproot their urban lives when they become parents. And the city has much […]

Hedging His Best

Cleo Calloway, 46 Salary: $48,000 Position: Member of the displays team at the U. S. Botanic Garden What he does: Calloway and his colleagues create the vegetative displays at the Botanic Garden, including the topiary animals on view during the holiday season. He also helps care for all of the garden’s plants by growing new […]

2012 Best of B.I.O.

Whether Valentine’s season causes you to swoon or to swear off love forever, these couples will make your heart squee. We followed up with six standout duos — profiled last year on Express’ B.I.O. page before their weddings — to find out how they made their Big Days their own, and to see pictures! BEST […]

Maureen Churgovich, Justin Dillmore

Maureen, 31, is a meetings director. Justin, 34, is an executive adviser at a research firm. They live in D.C. The Main Event: They’re getting hitched Feb. 2 in Mexico. How They Met: At a bar in Dayton, Ohio. Her best friend introduced them … 10 times. “She may have had a few too many […]

Larry Burkhart, Fred Hocde

Larry, right, 47, is an engineer at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Fred, 45, is a judo instructor. They live in Rockville. The Main Event: They will wed Feb. 1 at the Montgomery County Judicial Center, just a month after same-sex marriage became legal in Maryland. How They Met: Larry was on his way to […]

Chris Griffith, Rachel Miller

Chris, 28, is an analyst at a consulting firm. Rachel, 31, works at a medical technology association. They live in D.C. The Main Event: An outdoor “garden party” wedding Aug. 12, 2012, in Sandy Spring, Md. How They Met: At a going-away party for a mutual friend. Celebrating Heritage: The couple added some special touches […]

Eddie Beall, Hilary Theis

Eddie, 31, is a teacher. Hilary, 27, is pursuing a master’s in education at Trinity Washington University. They will live in Hyattsville after the wedding. The Main Event: June 29 at a Catholic church in College Park. How They Met: As kids at a youth-group event. “I walked up to him as some kid was […]

Dustin Gordon, Aubrey Myers

Dustin, 34, is an analytics engineer. Aubrey, 33, is an attorney. They live in Fairfax. The Main Event: They will marry April 13 in Aubrey’s hometown of Raleigh, N.C., in a historic chapel, where her minister will officiate. The reception is at a children’s museum. How They Met: Kickball in Falls Church. He was the […]