The couple first met after Bob spotted Sarah sitting on the stoop of the apartment building where they both lived. He proposed a year later on that very same stoop.

A bride combines meaningful mementos, handcrafted details and natural elements for an elegant affair

The couple first met after Bob spotted Sarah sitting on the stoop of the apartment building where they both lived. He proposed a year later on that very same stoop.

Sarah's strapless Vera Wang gown was from the Vera Wang Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel, in Chevy Chase. "I wanted a dress that looked good on me and was also really, really comfortable," she says. Bob wore a Joseph Abboud suit from Hannelore's of Old Town, in Alexandria.

Bride: Sarah Keener
Groom: Bob Green
Location: Washington, DC and Dickerson, MD