PHOTOS BY JAY KELLER
Takoma Park mayor Bruce Williams and retired American University professor Geoffrey Burkhart were married Saturday, May 4.
The couple, who met 39 years ago, chose that weekend to honor “our anniversary from Cinquo de Mayo, 1978 when we made a commitment to each other,” said Mayor Williams. It is only this year that the couple could legally marry in Maryland.
The couple hosted family and out-of-town guests from across the country at their Takoma Park home the night before. The marriage ceremony and celebration took place at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Bethesda.