Ann Marie Dwyer and Thomas Joseph Dunn were married March 30 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington. The Rev. Kevin Gillespie performed the ceremony.

The bride, 32, is the director of the Civil Society Fellows program at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research in New York. She graduated from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.

She is a daughter of Pat M. Dwyer and Dick D. Dwyer of Wichita, Kan. The bride’s father retired as the finance director of secondary schools for the Catholic Diocese of Wichita. Her mother, a retired nurse practitioner, formerly taught at Wichita State University’s School of Nursing.

The groom, 35, is the creative director for On Message, a political consulting firm in Alexandria, Va. He graduated from Shippensburg University.

He is the son of Stephanie Dunn and Thomas J. Dunn of Lansdale, Pa. The groom’s father is a vice president of Realen Properties, a real estate development firm based in Philadelphia. His mother retired as a dental hygienist in Souderton, Pa.

The couple met in the summer of 2008 at the groom’s apartment in Arlington, where the bride was visiting a friend who happened to be his roommate.