Baltimore politicians and other influential Marylanders gathered in Las Vegas, Nev. to celebrate the nuptials of Lisa Harris Jones and Sean R. Malone. The bride and groom are already a team, both members in the Annapolis-based lobbying firm Harris, Jones and Malone.

Jones is a founding member of the firm, which lobbies for government relations services throughout Maryland.

The couple, who had been dating for the past two years, according to friends who attended the ceremony, tied the knot at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. An estimated 100 close friends and family members attended.

“They have a supportive and loving relationship,” said Jeanne Hitchcock, Gov. Martin O’Malley’s secretary of appointments, who has known the pair for 15 years. Hitchcock and Sen. Catherine E. Pugh (D-Baltimore) were “flower girls” during the ceremony, she said.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake officiated at the wedding. The bride came down the aisle to a song from Frank Sinatra, whose music themed the event. The bride was resplendent in a cream Delphine Manivet gown straight off the Paris runway. She carried a bouquet of red and white roses.

Harris Jones’ maids of honor were Maria Harris Tildon, her sister, and, Sen. Joan Carter Conway (D). The rest of the wedding party included Del. Dereck Davis (D), former delegate James J. King, acting Deputy Secretary of Transportation Leif A. Dormsjo and Patrick Malone, the groom’s brother. The bride and groom’s parents were also in attendance.

The non-traditional wedding reception included a bar crawl to some of the swankiest, hot spots in the Vegas strip.

Guests included Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who earlier this month threw his hat into the race for governor of Maryland, and Maryland Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr.

Hitchcock said the couple is to honeymoon this summer.


Krishana Davis

AFRO Staff Writers