The Washington Post

On Love: Stephanie Romanchyk and David Speirs

Stephanie Romanchyk& David Speirs

Stephanie Romanchyk, 23, works in the records department of a law firm. David Speirs, 27, is a Web developer. They live in Chantilly.

Wedding date: Sept. 2

Location: Farm at Broad Run, Broad Run, Va.

Stepanie Romanchyk and David Speirs at their wedding reception. (Daniel Romanchyk)

Guests: 80

How they met: When a mutual friend introduced them in Sept. 2009, Romanchyk said, “Hi, I’m Stephanie.” Speirs replied, “You are hot!” His boldness led to a dinner date. That evening, one of Romanchyk’s dental veneers popped off; she ended up crawling around trying to find it. “Luckily, he still wanted a second date,” she says.

The proposal: In November 2011, Romanchyk had asked Speirs to clean their apartment, but when she came home she found him “playing around” at the computer. Even though she was annoyed, she consented to checking out a program he had just created. A series of prompts starting out with “Do you love me?” ended with “Will you do me the honor of being my bride?” Romanchyk began crying and said, “Of course!”

The wedding: The “short and sweet” ceremony took place under a chuppa that Romanchyk’s aunt and uncle had made as a wedding gift. They chose Sept. 2 because it is also the anniversary of Romanchyk’s parents and grandparents. In keeping with the venue, they chose a country vibe, decorating the outdoor tables with blue gingham cloths and daisies. Guests played croquet and bocce and dined on grilled steak and crab cakes with watermelon, with shortcake and cupcakes for dessert.

The honeymoon: The couple will go on a week-long cruise to Honduras, Mexico and Belize in the beginning of December.



Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read



Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Video curated for you.

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.