Emily Claire Cumbie-Drake and Zachary James Hennessee were married May 20 at the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse in Washington. Judge Cornelia T. L. Pillard, of the United States Court of Appeals in Washington, officiated in her chambers. On May 26, the couple is to have a Quaker ceremony, led by Alison Hennessee, the groom’s sister, at Sugarboo Farms, an events space in Blairsville, Ga.
The couple met at Emory, from which each graduated, the bride with highest honors.
Mrs. Hennessee, 31, completed a master’s degree in public health at Johns Hopkins on May 21.
She is the daughter of M. Claire Cumbie-Drake and Dr. David E. Drake of Des Moines and Bayfield, Colo. The bride’s father, a psychiatrist, is the director of psychiatry in Pagosa Springs, Colo., for Axis Health System, a health care network. He is also a director of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Her mother is a partner in Harrison & Dietz-Kilen, a law practice in Des Moines.
Mr. Hennessee, 30, is a law clerk for Judge Pillard. In September, he is to begin a clerkship for Judge Amit P. Mehta of the United States District Court in Washington. The groom received a law degree from Duke.
He is a son of Ellen M. Fenoglio and Philip H. Hennessee of Sandy Springs, Ga., and Pittsburg, Kan. The groom’s mother is an assistant librarian at Spalding Drive Elementary School in Sandy Springs. She is also the chairwoman of the Fulton County Schools Employee Charitable Fund and is a director of Friends of Lost Corner, which supports a Sandy Springs nature preserve. His father is the design and quality director in the information technology department at the Watco Companies, an owner and operator in Pittsburg of short-line railroads.
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