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Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne

Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne

Joanna Bursch and Jonathan Hawthorne were united in marriage on Sept. 24, 2016, at Castello di Modanella in Tuscany, Italy. The ceremony took place in the 16th century church on site, and the dinner reception was held in the courtyard of the 12th century castle overlooking the propertys vineyards.

Joanna is the daughter of Fred and Claudia Bursch of Alexandria, and Jonathan is the son of John Hawthorne and Kathy Strange of Henley on Thames, England.

Wedding attendants included Lara Bursch Deppisch of Chicago, Illinois, sister of the bride; Deann Evans of London, England, friend of the bride; Alessio Cavanna of Genova, Italy, and Rob Skilleter of Reading, England, both friends of the groom.

Joanna is a graduate of Jefferson High School in Alexandria and graduated from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, with a marketing major. She is currently employed as a global marketing solutions manager at Facebook in London, England.

Jonathan is a graduate of Langtree High School in Reading, England, and was an electronics major in Henley College in Henley on Thames, England. He is the owner of a photography business, JDH Bespoke Photography.

The couple honeymooned in the Maldives and currently resides in London, England.