Katie and Jon started a friendship back in 2006 when they both joined the National Guard. After they returned from their deployment to Iraq, Jon finally found the courage to ask Katie out. Two years later, on June 25, 2011, they became husband and wife in the presence of 80 loved ones.
The relaxed summer fete -- in Katie's mom's backyard near Solomons Island, Maryland -- was DIY-created by the couple and their family and friends. Flea market finds and handmade details made for a slightly vintage, somewhat bohemian, and entirely personalized celebration. The couple also decided to incorporate their pet names for each other and their love of a certain cartoon strip, "Peanuts." Katie (a.k.a. Buttercup) and Jon (a.k.a. Peanut) sprinkled touches of such famous characters as Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Peppermint Patty throughout the day.