Laurie & Brodie: An Outdoor Wedding in Bethesda, MD

Laurie and Brodie first met eight years ago at the wedding of mutual friends. They soon became good friends, attending weekly yoga classes together and hanging out, but it wasn’t until a few years later that they realized there was something more. The Bride Laurie Gelman, 31, civil rights attorney The Groom Brodie Marrow, 29, IT specialist and hydrogeology student The Date May 6 Not long after the two had moved in together they spent a weekend painting and gardening in their new place. “We were talking about landscaping ideas, and the next minute Brodie was describing this beautiful wedding in our little yard,” Laurie remembers. Soon after, the two began making actual wedding plans -- though they decided on a site that could hold many more of their friends.