Aim High!

Patricia Winterfield and Air Force Major Reyn Yamashiro chose
a civil ceremony loaded with charm for their September 2016 wedding.



By Sarah Hagerty  |  Photography by Margaux Cerminaro Photography

The Circuit Court of Anne Arundel County may not leap to mind when you think of magical wedding venues. But you might just be surprised. The courthouse is a beautiful brick edifice on Church Circle in the heart of Annapolis. Built in 1821, it inspires permanence—good karma for all those future marriages. Inside is a cozy, non-denominational chapel just right for small gatherings. Very personal. And that suited Patricia Winterfield and Reyn Yamashiro perfectly. The groom is a major in the Air Force and a native of Hawaii. He is anticipating a transfer to California at any minute, so the couple plan a much larger celebration when they are more conveniently located for guests from the islands.

Following the ceremony, the small but very happy group adjourned to Dry 85 for cocktails and dinner at Fox’s Den.

The couple met in Boston where their roommates were friends. She was working at Tufts University as a lab manager. She has now completed her masters in nursing at University of Maryland.

Their happily-ever-after timetable was, admittedly, moved up at bit. “It was a shotgun wedding,” Patricia says with an impish wink. The couple and their adorable newborn son, Jax, are now ready for all the adventures life may bring. “We loved Boston so much,” the bride tells us. “I can see us retiring from the Air Force in 10 years or so and returning to Boston…maybe with a couple more children.” It will be interesting to see if New England winters still hold an appeal after living in Southern California for a few years.


Bridal Gown: South Moon Under,
Groom’s Suit: Jos. A. Bank,
Hair: Regis Salon,
Makeup: Bride’s Sister, Maria Stepanski
Flowers: Whole Foods, Annapolis,
Photography: Margaux Cerminaro Photography,
Cake: Main & Market,