Erika Sh­er­noff & Mike Fer­rin

The Washington Post Sunday - - E8 ONLOVE - — Michelle Thomas

Erika Sh­er­noff, 30, works in mar­ket­ing. Mike Fer­rin, 34, is a sports broad­caster. They live in Bal­ti­more.

Wed­ding date: Nov. 20.

Lo­ca­tion: Amer­i­can Vi­sion­ary Art Mu­seum, Bal­ti­more.

Guests: 200.

How they met: Erika con­tacted Mike af­ter spot­ting him on in De­cem­ber of 2008. Since Mike worked evenings and Erika worked days, they met for lunch at King Street Blues in Crys­tal City.

The pro­posal: Shortly be­fore New Year’s last year, Mike pro­posed at home in a low-key moment: Af­ter paus­ing the film “Pineap­ple Ex­press,” he of­fered Erika an an­niver­sary gift — a ring from Tif­fany’s. “Is this what I think it is?” Erika asked. Mike re­sponded, “No, but this is,” and pulled out the en­gage­ment ring, a cen­tury-old heirloom that once be­longed to Erika’s grand­mother.

The wed­ding: Erika and Mike wanted the event to in­clude de­li­cious food, good mu­sic and per­sonal, sea­sonal de­tails, so they planned an indoor adap­ta­tion of an all-Amer­i­can bar­be­cue, hired a Mo­town cover band, en­listed friends to de­sign their in­vi­ta­tions and guest­book, and skipped flow­ers in lieu of in-sea­son, all-white pump­kins and gourds.

The hon­ey­moon: The new­ly­weds spent nine days re­lax­ing at Poipu Beach on the Hawai­ian is­land of Kauai.


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