Mark and Jenny
September 16, 2006
Jenny and Mark had their reception at the spectacular Bethesda home of Mark’s friend and colleague. Mark and Jenny are an extraordinarily intelligent and fascinating couple, with several distinguished authors and journalists as friends. It was a pleasure to meet their guests and reunite with some of Mike’s friends.
The reception was gorgeous, and the weather was perfect. After a morning and afternoon of rain, the skies cleared, and Mark and Jenny danced under the stars.
The reception took place at the home of Mark’s friend and colleague, David Vise, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. David and Mark co-authored The Google Story, a fascinating account of the rise of Google. This stack of books was located in the room where Mike and I stored our camera equipment, and I was stunned to see it translated into so many languages. I’m so proud of Mark, and I look forward to watching his career thrive through the years. He’ll accomplish great things.
Here’s a photo of David Vise on the left, and another of Mark’s distinguished
colleagues, Bob Woodward, on the right.
A steel drum band played.
The best man toast, given by Jenny’s brother, Rob.
Here’s one of my favorites from the day. Mark’s grandmother made two delicious wedding cakes and this traditional Ukrainian wedding bread. Here Jenny and Mark thank her for such an extraordinary gift.
Mark’s grandmother sliced the cake. It was really good!
Here are friends of Mark and Mike, Alexandra Robbins and her husband, Dave. Alex is also a brilliant and successful author. Here is a link to a video of her guest appearance on the Colbert Report from earlier this summer. She was promoting her most recent book, The Overachievers. It was great to see Ale x and Dave!
Dave, Alex, Mike, me. This picture was taken by a little girl, the youngest daughter
of the hosts of the party. She was an excellent assistant.
Mark’s ceremonial cutting of the wedding bread.