Jennifer Leigh Hamilton and Brendan John Boler met at a happy hour in Arlington, Va., in 2010 where Brendan asked for Jennifer’s phone number. The two met up for lunch on the Georgetown Waterfront and Brendan showed up with a football in his hand. Jennifer had playfully mentioned that she knew how to throw a mean spiral, and the two spent the rest of the afternoon tossing the football. Brendan quickly learned that Jennifer’s spiral wasn’t so mean – but that didn’t matter.
While Jennifer’s parents were in town, Brendan and her brother Kevin set up a secret meeting so Brendan could ask Jennifer’s father permission to marry. After Mr. Hamilton gave his blessing, Brendan took Jennifer out for her birthday to the 1789 Restaurant in Georgetown, D.C. During dinner Brendan proposed and the following night, the two celebrated with a special dinner with both of the families.
After the wedding, the two honeymooned in Anguilla. The two reside in Charlottesville, Va., where Brendan teaches at the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia while working to complete his Ph.D. at the Darden Graduate School of Business. Jennifer is the Director of Rewards and Recognition at the Corporate Executive Board as well as a yoga instructor at Tranquil Space.
Bride: Jennifer Leigh Hamilton
Groom: Brendan John Boler
Bride’s Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eaton Hamilton III of Metairie
Groom’s Parents: Mr. and Mrs. James Robert Boler of Bethesda, Md.
Date of Wedding: June 8, 2012
Ceremony Location: Church of the Holy Comforter, Charlottesville, Va.
Reception Location: Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards, Charlottesville, Va.
Coordinator: Jennifer Hamlin, Events with Panache
Wedding Gown: “The Woods” by Lela Rose from Hitched, Washington, D.C.
Maid of Honor: Ashlie McMillan Kerr
Bridesmaids: Erica Hirsch Hamilton, Anne Marie Boler Kirlin and Amy Bause Procknal
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Designed by Amsale from Hitched Maids, Washington, D.C.
Groom’s Attire: Tuxedo with white dinner jacket
Best Man: Kevin Boler
Groomsmen: James Boler, Carter Hamilton, Kevin Hamilton, Thomas Castiello and Jabbar Abdi
Groomsmen’s Attire: Tuxedo with white dinner jacket
Ushers: Eric Kapitulik, Darren Lubetzky, Sean Gabriel; and junior ushers: Patrick, Kevin and Timothy Kirlin
Ushers’ Attire: Tuxedo with white dinner jacket
Flower Girls: Amelia Hamilton, Sophia Boler, Erin Boler, Allison Boler, Margaret Boler, Bridget Boler and Grace Boler
Ring Bearers: Brian Boler, Collin Boler and Thomas Boler
Rings: Custom engagement ring from Spectral Gems, Bethesda, Md.; bands from Hiller Jewelers, Metairie
Florist: Floral Images, Charlottesville, Va.
Caterer: Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards
Favor: Welcome bags with a bottle of Virginia wine and strawberry-shaped chocolates from Godiva.
Wedding Cake: Maliha Creations, Charlottesville, Va.
Groom’s Cake: In lieu of a groom’s cake, guests enjoyed late-night chocolate shakes and mini croque monsieur sandwiches
Photographer: Sarah Cramer Shields, Cramer Photo, Charlottesville, Va.
Hair: Jeanne Cusick
Music: The Dickens