Leah Betman & Ryan Williams
Leah Betman, 26, is a genetic counselor. Ryan Williams, 33, is a sales manager. They live in Gaithersburg.
Wedding date: Nov. 20.
Location: The Villa, Beltsville.
How they met: In September 2007, Leah was out at a Baltimore nightclub for a friend’s birthday; Ryan was at the same club for a bachelor party and approached her on the dance floor. He offered up his number on a napkin that night, and they went on their first date (a Redskins game followed by Six Flags) the next month when Leah was in town from her North Carolina college.
The proposal: Two years later, the couple traveled to Atlanta to attend a Virginia Tech football game. Before the game, Ryan told Leah he wanted to spend some time exploring the city and checking out the aquarium. He popped the question during a walk through a local park.
The wedding: Both Leah and Andy value their large families and network of friends, so they emphasized those relationships at their wedding. The ceremony included a pledge of support from their guests and parents, and the bride and groom skipped reception traditions like the bouquet toss in lieu of extra face time with their guests.
The honeymoon: The couple spent a week at an all-inclusive resort in Jamaica, then enjoyed a second week at a timeshare in Aruba.