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Laura Christian and Patrick Blake are wed

Laura N. Christian of Parkville, Maryland, daughter of Mark and Karen Preiss of Baltimore, Maryland, and Patrick J. Blake, also of Parkville, son of Gary and Judith Blake of Summit Hill, were united in marriage on July 12, 2014, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Baltimore.

The Rev. William F. Spacek, M.Div., BCC, officiated the ceremony. Mary Stanton was the organist.Given in marriage by her parents, the bride chose Lauren A. Reidy to be her maid of honor.The bridesmaids included Jennifer L. Jeremiah, Robin M. Hope, Ashley N. Silcott and Tracy M. Purper.The bridegroom chose Daniel J. Blake as his best man.Ushers were Ryan M. Lindenmuth, Terry R. Moody, Christopher J. Marley and Frank B. Galli.A reception was held at The Belvedere, located in historic Mount Vernon in the heart of Baltimore. The couple honeymooned in Negril, Jamaica.A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the bride's parents at Sabatino's in Baltimore's Little Italy.The new Mrs. Blake is a 2007 graduate of Villa Julie College where she obtained her bachelor of science in early childhood education. She is currently enrolled at Towson University in Reading where she is studying for her master of education in reading.She is currently employed as an elementary school teacher with the Baltimore County Public Schools.Mr. Blake is a 2007 graduate of King's College where he obtained his bachelor of science in accounting. He worked as an auditor for CohnReznick LLP from 2007 until 2013, and as a finance manager for Morgan Stanley until this year.He is currently employed as a senior accountant for The Living Legacy Foundation.The newlyweds live in Parkville.

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Blake