Photo by Eli Allen, Majestic Images

Bride and groom

Alisia Golden, the events coordinator for the Matchbox Food Group, originally from Potomac; and James Kleinmann, a bartender for Mike Isabella at Graffiato, also from Potomac. The couple currently lives in Rockville.

The wedding

May 22. The ceremony and reception was held at SIlver Swan Bayside on Kent Island, Md.

How they met

The couple attended Winston Churchill High School together and reunited 11 years later at a friend’s funeral. “We like to think he brought us together and he was honored at our wedding.”

The proposal

Golden was about seven months pregnant and feeling under the weather. On night when the couple was getting ready for bed, Kleinmann sat Alisia down and told her how much he loved her and how he couldn’t wait to meet their daughter. He then pulled a ring out of the nightstand and proposed.

What she loves most about him

“I’ve known Jamie since I was 15 years old and have always thought he was the coolest, toughest, strongest guy ever.  Fifteen years later, I still think the same thing and am crazy about him.”

What he loves most about her

“Her unconditional love and support through everything. She makes me a better man.”


Number of guests


What made it special

“Walking down the aisle toward our daughter and saying our vows in front of all our family and friends,” Golden said.

First Dance

“Halo” by Beyonce



Whoopie pies in different flavors with tags that said “WHOOPIE! Mommy and Daddy got married! XO, Mayson.”


Ramona Kaveza purchased a Betsy Robinson Bridal in Baltimore, Md.


Eli Allen, Majestic Images of Philadelphia



La Hacienda Encantada in Cabo San Lucas

The Details

Wedding planner was Ellen Dubin, Personally Yours; flowers, by Ellen Belliveau, Petal and Stone; hair, by Zohra Salon; makeup, Lynne Lewis; music, by Scratch Events; lighting, by Silver Swan Bayside; invitations, by Ellen Dubin, Personally Yours; programs, by Ellen Dubin, Personally Yours; men’s formal wear, by Hugo Boss; cake, by Merry Cakes By The Sea; after party venue, The Jetty Bar.