Jennifer Mitzner & Gregory Curtiss

Jennifer Mitzner, 27, is a speech language pathologist in Silver Spring. Gregory Curtiss, 29, is an engineer for Sprint Nextel. They live in Rockville.

Wedding date: July 2.

Location: The Willard, Washington.

Jennifer Mitzner and Gregory Curtiss were married at the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC on July 2, 2011. (Holland Photo Arts)

Guests: 150.

How they met: Mitzner and Curtiss met on a blind date in September 2005 in Syracuse, N.Y., where she was a college senior and he was a systems engineer for Carrier. At dinner at Chili’s, Jenny ate her tacos messily; Greg, on the other hand, cut his chicken into perfectly even pieces. She thought, “This is never going to work.” But they ended up talking all night, until the restaurant asked them to leave. They continued to date through Mitzner’s three-year graduate program at George Washington University and Curtiss soon joined her in the District.

The proposal: In November 2009, two days before their families would get together for Thanksgiving, Mitzner came home to an apartment covered in candles and roses. Her favorite song, “Falling Slowly” (from the movie “Once”) was playing in the background while a slideshow of the couple played on the TV. He popped the question, she said yes, and they celebrated afterward with dinner at Palena, their favorite restaurant.

The wedding: Curtiss is Catholic and Mitzner is Jewish, so they arranged an interfaith ceremony. Lace from her mother’s wedding dress was incorporated into the chuppa, and multi-generational family wedding pictures were displayed at the reception. For their first dance, they were serenaded by Mitzner’s brother, a professional musician. As guests left, they received mini-milkshakes — a nod to Greg’s love for the icy concoctions.

The honeymoon: They went on a two-week trip to the islands of Moorea and Bora Bora, where they enjoyed a sunset boat cruise, spa treatments and a Polynesian fire show.