Mary & Harrison


We're Getting Married!


Harrison Brown


Mary Patalita

June 15, 2024

Washington, DC
190 days190 d2 hours2 h43 minutes43 min39 seconds39 s

How We Met

First Place at Saratoga!

Harrison and Mary met like many couples, through mutual friends. Or that's at least how Mary describes it. The real story is they met at The Horseshoe, their favorite post-race outdoor bar at Saratoga Race Track on Opening Weekend in July 2019. Harrison and his Best Man, Mike Harper, were testing out some new dance moves while Mike's wife Julia, and Mary's Bridesmaid Maddy Smith schemed up a plan to introduce the two. One push from Julia sent Harry dancing over to Mary, and after some back and forth numbers were exchanged and a first date in Boston was set! A week later their drink after work at DRINK in the Seaport of Boston lasted so long that Mary's roommate and Bridesmaid Kathleen Songco nearly searched the streets to find her. As they say, the rest is history.

The Proposal

May 12, 2023

Mamma Mia! In May of 2023, we went on an unbelievable trip to Greece. We travelled from Athens to Crete to Milos and to Santorini in 10 days. A busy vacation overseas is exactly where Harry thought Mary wouldn't expect a proposal. After weeks of planning and deliberation with Mary's Sister & Maid of Honor, Elizabeth, Harry decided that Crete - their first Island destination - was the best place to get down on one knee. The amazing trip will now be extremely tough to top, because the engagement made the trip all the more special!