Linden van Roijen, Edward Rackley

Linden Frelinghuysen van Roijen and Edward Barnes Rackley were married Feb. 16 at Christ Church Georgetown in Washington. The Rev. Timothy A.R. Cole, an Episcopal priest, performed the ceremony.

The bride, 41, was until last year a teaching assistant at inTown Play Group, a children’s youth center in Washington. She graduated from Clark University in Worcester, Mass. She is a daughter of Beatrice F. van Roijen and Peter Portner van Roijen of Washington.

The bride’s father retired as the owner of the Secor Group, a venture capital firm in Washington.

The groom, 52, is a Washington-based consultant to agencies and governments doing disaster relief and recovery, primarily in Africa. He is currently an adviser with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations and Thomson Reuters Foundation, London. He graduated from the University of Richmond and received both a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the New School for Social Research in New York.

He is the son and Elizabeth Woodhall Rackley and Dr. Charles E. Rackley of Washington. The groom’s mother retired as the owner of Merrybuds, a floral decoration business in Washington. His father, a retired cardiologist, is the former chairman of the department of medicine at Georgetown University Hospital.

The couple were introduced by mutual friends in Washington in 2010, but the bride was living in Austin, Tex., and Paris at that time. They were reacquainted in 2017 by the same couple, and by now the bride was living in Washington. A year later, their friendship blossomed into romance.

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