Above: The wedding party
When Brian and Emily respectively joined Teach for America, they didn’t realize they would be learning a lesson in love. Mutual friends introduced the couple, and they spent the next six years working together in education in New Orleans.
Remembering a romantic evening at the New Orleans Audubon Zoo Gala, Brian proposed to Emily in front of the elephant enclosure and flew in her two best friends to celebrate the occasion.
The couple were married by the Rev. Harold E. Masback III at the Chocorua Church Island Chapel at Squam Lake in Holderness, New Hampshire. The location is significant to the couple; Emily’s grandparents had a cottage on the lake, and she frequently spent summers there. The couple have visited the lake every summer since they began dating.
Emily is the daughter of Rebecca and Steve Barlow of New Canaan. She graduated from Colby College and received her master’s from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the Dean of Students at Alma del Mar Charter School in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Brian is the son of Elizabeth Horowitz of New York City and Robert Darrow of Fairview, Texas. He is a graduate of Indiana University and is the Director of College and Career Readiness for the Rhode Island Department of Education in Providence, Rhode Island. The couple will go to Italy for their honeymoon this summer. They live in Providence.
Photographs: Rodeo & Co. Photography