Steph Davis and Ian Mitchard
Steph Davis and Ian Mitchard met at various air sports events and gatherings over the years but did not fall in love until the late fall of 2013 when both were car camping and sky diving near Skydive Arizona in Eloy, Ariz. She was sleeping in her Honda Fit and he in the green rusty van he called home at the time. On a few of their early dates, they cooked dinner together in his van. “I had no kitchen so she brought the stove,” he said.
She also brought the quinoa, which was their main course. After dinner, Mr. Mitchard played the guitar. ”I was like ‘Hey, Ian is really cute,’” she recalled. “I never really noticed that before.”
At the time, she was emerging from a long depression after the death of her second husband, Mario Richard, who died while wingsuit flying during a flight with Ms. Davis in 2013 in Italy’s Dolomite Mountains. (Ms. Davis’s first husband, whom she had divorced, was Dean Potter, a well-known rock climber, slack rope walker and all-around daredevil who died in 2015 in a wingsuit flying accident in Yosemite National Park.)
“When Ian and I fell in love, I didn’t expect it to happen on any level,” she said. “But, I’d just been through a pretty difficult experience where I didn’t expect it. We have to accept the bad things, we have to, but also the good things.”
Mr. Mitchard, who was teaching sky diving in California at the time, soon drove to Moab and moved into Ms. Davis’ home, a 1968 double-wide trailer with about 20 pairs of climbing shoes lined up neatly on the porch. When he arrived, she welcomed him with a homemade apple pie. “I’m one to deliberate on decisions, especially of that magnitude, but this one just felt like the right decision,” he said.
They have a lot on common. Both approach their dangerous pursuits methodically. Both love coffee and cats. They are frugal; avoid meat, sugar and television; dislike shopping for clothes and do not carry any debt. Her Instagram feed, with nearly 90,000 followers, is filled with photos of their climbing and flying adventures around the world. On it, she recently described the groom this way: “My partner in everything, soul flyer, fixer of stuff, blow dryer of kittens, maker of music and spreadsheets.”
Daphne Morrison and Neil Shenai
Daphne Margaret Morrison and Neil Kamalakar Shenai were married Nov. 3 at the Four Seasons hotel in Mexico City. Chloe Brown, a Universal Life minister and a friend of the couple, officiated at a ceremony that incorporated Hindu wedding traditions.
The bride, who is 33 and works in Mexico City, is the regional manager for ethics and compliance at Goldcorp, a gold mining company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, with operations across Canada and Latin America. She graduated from Middlebury College and received a master’s degree in global affairs at the University of Toronto.
She is a daughter of Barbara E. Jordan and Allan L. Morrison of Toronto. The bride’s father is the principal and founder of a Toronto-based international and commercial law firm that bears his name. Her mother, who is retired, was a consultant in Toronto for Toronto Children’s Services.
The groom, also 33, is the senior adviser to the under secretary for International Affairs at the Department of the Treasury in Washington. He previously served as the Treasury Department’s financial attaché to Mexico and Central America, and was based in Mexico City. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University, from which he also received a master’s degree in international finance and a Ph.D. in international political economy. He is the author of “Social Finance: Shadow Banking During the Global Financial Crisis” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
He is the son of Shaila K. Shenai and Kamalakar P. Shenai of Orlando, Fla. The groom’s mother, who is retired, was the vice president for marketing production at the Xerox Corporation in Rochester. His father, also retired, was the chief client officer of Sutherland Global Services, a business process outsourcing firm in Rochester.
When Ms. Morrison booked a one-way ticket to Mexico City in September 2014, leaving behind a good job in Toronto, “everyone thought I was crazy,” she said. “But Mexico was undergoing fiscal and financial reform, which opened up many new opportunities.”
She soon found work there as a senior associate in the investigations and dispute practice at Kroll, a corporate investigations and risk consulting firm based in New York.
In December 2016, she found Mr. Shenai, whom she was introduced to through a mutual friend at a bar in Mexico City. He had arrived three months earlier, just after being appointed the Treasury Department’s representative to Mexico and Central America.
“I had broken up with the woman I was seeing prior to moving because neither of us wanted to date long distance,” he said. “So when I moved to Mexico, I was single and a little bit lonely, and decided to throw myself into my work.”
Then he met Ms. Morrison, who threw him for a loop.
“I thought she was just this incredibly dynamic, intelligent woman,” Mr. Shenai said. “We clicked immediately, and spoke as if we had known each other all of our lives.”
They learned they had grown up about 100 miles away from each other on opposite sides of Lake Ontario, she in Toronto and he in Rochester. They also lived a block apart in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Washington, and had several friends in common.
Mr. Shenai told Ms. Morrison he thought her move to Mexico City, “was courageous, not crazy.”
“Anyone willing to leave behind a cushy life in a developed world and move to a more uncertain place, well, there’s a certain level of adventure there, a willingness to roll the dice,” he said, “and I found that very attractive about her.”
Ms. Morrison, who would start at Goldcorp in March 2017, knew she had found someone special in Mr. Shenai. “He was a very handsome and extremely positive person,” she said. “He was also very easy to talk to, someone I just wanted to be around.”
When they returned to the States for a few weeks to enjoy the holidays with their families, he was all she could think about.
“I was counting the days until I saw him again,” she said.
Sally Johnson, John MacGregor IV
Sarah Amelia Johnson and John Strathern MacGregor IV were married Nov. 3. The Rev. Mark E. Stanger performed the ceremony at Grace Episcopal Cathedral in San Francisco.
Mrs. MacGregor, 28, is known as Sally. She is a strategist at Universal McCann Worldwide, an advertising agency in New York. She graduated from Yale and received a certificate in art crime and cultural heritage protection from the Association for Research into Crimes Against Art, which is in Amelia, Italy.
She is a daughter of Kathryn Gibbons Johnson and W. Bruce Johnson of Chicago. The bride’s father retired as the president and chief executive of the unit of Sears, which is in Hoffman Estates, Ill., that operates and franchises local stores and outlets. Her mother is a trustee of the Newberry Library, which is in Chicago, and a director of the Antiquarian Society of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Mr. MacGregor, 31, is a litigation associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel, the New York law firm. He both graduated and received a law degree from Cornell.
He is the son of Cynthia Jarvis MacGregor and Dr. MacGregor III, both of San Francisco. The groom’s father is the director for interventional cardiology and the cardiac catheterization laboratory at San Francisco General Hospital, and is a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine.
The couple met in 2016 in a New York bar, at a mutual friend’s birthday party.
Sarah Reibstein, Vincent FitzPatrick
Sarah Jane Reibstein and Vincent Drury FitzPatrick were married Nov. 3 at the Flagship Brewery in West Brighton, Staten Island. Sacha Jones, a minister of the Universal Brotherhood Movement, officiated, incorporating Jewish and Irish traditions.
The couple met at Northwestern, from which each graduated, she cum laude.
Ms. Reibstein, 27, is pursuing a Ph.D. in sociology at Princeton, from which she also received a master’s degree in the subject.
She is a daughter of Jennifer Frey and Larry Reibstein of Manhattan. The bride’s father is a senior editor of enterprise feature stories at Bloomberg News in Manhattan. Her mother works in Manhattan as a communications writer/editor at the American Technion Society, which supports the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa and the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech in Manhattan.
Mr. FitzPatrick, 29, is pursuing a Ph.D. in computational biology at Columbia, from which he received a master’s degree in the field.
He is a son of Anne Drury FitzPatrick and Christopher G. FitzPatrick of Westfield, N.J. The groom’s mother is a speech pathologist in private practice in Westfield. His father retired as a partner in Smith, Gambrell & Russell, a law firm in Manhattan. From 1984 to 1988, he was the general counsel and the deputy commissioner at the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs under Mayor Edward I. Koch.
Simone Lopes, Jeffrey Morris Jr.
Simone Maria Lopes and Jeffrey Albert Morris Jr. were married Nov. 3 at Monterey Peninsula Country Club in Pebble Beach, Calif. Andrew Morris, a brother of the groom who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated.
Mrs. Morris, 32, is a Los Angeles-based artist specializing in oil painting. She graduated from the University of Southern California, and received a master of fine arts degree in painting from the San Francisco Academy of Art.
She is a daughter of Eliana DeLeón Kohn of Paso Robles, Calif., and Carlos Alberto Lopes of Santa Barbara, Calif. The bride’s father, a hotelier, is the current managing director of Hotel Californian in Santa Barbara. Her mother is an interior designer in Paso Robles. The bride is also a stepdaughter of Grace Lopes and Randolph Kohn.
Mr. Morris, who is 34 and works in Los Angeles, is the director of product and revenue at Tinder, the dating app. He is also the founder of Chapter One Ventures, an early-stage investment fund, also based in Los Angeles. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is currently studying for an M.B.A. He also received a Master of Fine Arts degree in film and television producing from the University of Southern California.
He is a son of Debbie Z. Rosenberg of Atherton, Calif., and Mr. Morris Sr., also of Atherton. His father is the president of the Jeff A. Morris Group, a commercial real estate investment firm in Menlo Park, Calif. The groom is also a stepson of Missy Morris and Dr. Stuart Rosenberg. The groom is a grandson of Mervin G. Morris of Atherton, the founder of Mervyn’s Department Stores.
The couple met in 2009 through mutual friends in San Francisco at a Will.i.am concert. They began dating five years later.
Mollie Van Lieu, Benjamin Kessler
Mollie Elizabeth Van Lieu and Benjamin Edward Kessler were married Nov. 3 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington. Mary Beth Stanton, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life Minister for the occasion, officiated, with Cecil Swamidoss, another friend, taking part in the ceremony.
The bride, 32, is the senior director, nutrition policy, at the United Fresh Produce Association in Washington. She graduated from McDaniel College in Westminster, Md.
She is a daughter of Lou Ann Van Lieu Lawrence of New Oxford, Pa., and the late Phil Van Lieu. The bride’s mother is a florist in New Oxford. Her father was a designer and salesman of dairy facilities for King Construction, a company in New Holland, Pa., that constructs barns and other housing structures for dairy cows and horses. The bride is also a the stepdaughter of Dean Lawrence.
The groom, 33, is a second-year law student at American University in Washington. He graduated from Amherst College.
He is the son of Paulette S. Kessler and Dr. David A. Kessler of San Francisco. The groom’s mother retired as a lawyer in Washington. His father is a professor of pediatrics and epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco, where he was dean of the medical school from 2003 to 2007. He was previously the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration who served from 1990 to 1997 in the administrations of Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
The couple met in 2014 while working on food policy issues at the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, and began dating two years later.
Elizabeth Penn, Jean-Louis Castro-Malaspina
Elizabeth Lynn Penn and Jean-Louis Emmanuel Castro-Malaspina were married Nov. 3 at the Terrain Gardens at Devon Yard, an events space in Devon, Pa. Vikram Viswanathan, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated.
Ms. Castro-Malaspina, 30, is a project manager for WeWork, a global network of shared office spaces based in New York. She graduated from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa.
She is a daughter of Pheang Penn and Puth E. Penn of Annville. The bride’s father is a maintenance technician and her mother is a production operator at the H. B. Reese Candy Company, a division of the Hershey Company in Hershey, Pa.
Mr. Castro-Malaspina, 33, is a marketing manager in New York for Amazon, where he works in the grocery delivery services department for AmazonFresh and Prime Now. He graduated from Vanderbilt and received an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
He a son of Dr. Agnes E. Pasquier-Castro and Dr. Hugo R. Castro-Malaspina of Tenafly, N.J. The groom’s mother, who is retired, worked in New York as the medical director for the United Nations. His father is a hematologist-oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He is also a professor of clinical medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, also in New York.
The couple met in 2015 through the dating app OkCupid.
Carma Peña, Matthew Burgos
Carma Liane Peña and Matthew Andrew Burgos were married Nov. 3 at the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia in Athens. Pastor Gregg V. Sizemore, who was ordained by My Life Bridge Church in Kennesaw, Ga., officiated.
Mrs. Burgos, 36, is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a freelance writer in New York. She graduated from Oral Roberts University, from which she also received a master’s degree in Christian counseling. She holds a second master’s degree, in professional writing, from Kennesaw State University.
She is a daughter of Terin Kayla Bates of Houston and Robert Peña of San Antonio. The bride’s father is a continuous improvement specialist for Johnson Controls, a company in San Antonio that helps residential and commercial customers decrease energy use through advanced technologies. Her mother is a teller and financial services representative for Trustmark Bank in Houston.
Mr. Burgos, 34, is the vice president for journey marketing, overseeing digital client experiences for Citi in New York. He also graduated from Oral Roberts, and received a dual M.B.A. degree from Wagner College in management and finance.
He is a son Anna Burgos of New York and the late Anibal Burgos. The groom’s mother retired as a New York police officer who spent the majority of her career at the 70th Precinct in Brooklyn. She was later a member of the New York Police Department’s Emergency Service Unit at Floyd Bennett Field, also in Brooklyn. His father was a train operator for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn.
Though the groom first saw the bride in 2003 on the Oral Roberts campus, he didn’t speak with her until they met on Facebook in January 2015.
Ivy Howell, Timothy Gunatilaka
Ivy Bergsten Howell and Timothy Chrisantha Gunatilaka were married Nov. 3 at Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest, Ill. The Rev. David Lyle, a Lutheran minister, performed the ceremony.
Ms. Howell, 30, works in New York as a senior digital strategist for Edelman Digital, the strategic communications and advertising agency. She graduated magna cum laude from Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pa.
The bride is the daughter of Patricia D. Howell and Gary W. Howell of River Forest, Ill. The bride’s father, who is retired, was a partner in the Chicago law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman. Her mother is the office manager of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church and a yoga instructor at Ahimsa Yoga Studio, both in Oak Park, Ill.
Mr. Gunatilaka, 37, is a vice president and creative director at Attention Global, an advertising agency focused on social media and content marketing based in New York. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received a master’s degree in American studies from Columbia.
The groom is the son of Josephine P. Gunatilaka and Dr. C. Desmond Gunatilaka of San Jose, Calif. The groom’s mother is a registered nurse and case manager at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose. His father is a physician specializing in pulmonology and internal medicine in private practice in San Jose.
The couple met in 2013 while working at KBS, an advertising agency in New York, which is now known as Forsman & Bodenfors.
Alexandra Macchi, Joshua Gluck
Alexandra Arielle Macchi and Joshua Adam Gluck were married Nov. 3 at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Fla. Rabbi Brenner J. Glickman officiated.
Mrs. Gluck, 33, is a senior manager of strategy at Pepsico in White Plains. She graduated from Northwestern, and received an M.B.A. from Dartmouth.
She is a daughter of Dr. Rebecca Schwartz and Dr. Paul J. Macchi, both of Sarasota. The bride’s father is a neuroradiologist in private practice in Sarasota. Her mother retired as a radiologist at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota. The bride is also a stepdaughter of Debra D. Macchi and Richard B. Bergman.
Mr. Gluck, 42, is a corporate development consultant at Barnes & Noble Education in Manhattan. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and received a law degree from N.Y.U.
He is a son of Sharon Liebeskind Gluck and Frederic J. Gluck of Jupiter, Fla. The groom’s mother, who is retired, was an interior designer based in Scarsdale, N.Y. His father retired as an English and reading arts teacher at Intermediate School 229 in the Bronx, and was the founder and the executive director of City Prep, an after-school enrichment program for preparatory school admissions, also in the Bronx.
The couple met in August 2016 on OkCupid, and a few days later, on a sweltering day, they had coffee then walked through Central Park where Ms. Macchi carried a parasol, which she regularly took along on dates not only to block the sun, but to weed out men put off by her quirkiness. Mr. Gluck, it turned out, was unfazed.
Amanda Albin, Daniel Rosenblum
Dr. Amanda Beth Albin and Daniel Harris Rosenblum were married Nov. 3 at Tappan Hill Mansion, an events space in Tarrytown, N.Y. Rabbi Arnold Gluck officiated.
The bride and groom, both 28, met at Tufts, from which she graduated cum laude and he summa cum laude. They both also attended the University of Pennsylvania, from which she received a degree in dental medicine and he a law degree, magna cum laude.
The bride is a second-year orthodontics resident at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine in Stony Brook, N.Y.
She is a daughter of Shari Albin and Dr. Robert L. Albin of Hillsborough, N.J. The bride’s father is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in private practice in Hillsborough.
The groom is a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, a law firm in New York.
He is the son of Marcia E. Rosenblum and Dr. David S. Rosenblum of Woodbridge, Conn. The groom’s mother is a home staging consultant and real estate agent in the Woodbridge office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. His father is the medical director of outpatient medical services at Gaylord Hospital and a director of clinical care in the Spaulding New England Regional Model Spinal Cord Injury System in Wallingford, Conn. He is also an associate clinical professor of orthopedics and rehabilitation at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven.
Kristin Molinari, Jeffrey Cohen
Kristin Marie Molinari and Jeffrey Andrew Cohen were married Nov. 3 at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, N.J. Vincent L. Molinari, the brother of the bride who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated.
Mrs. Cohen, who is 28 and works in New York, is responsible for business development and manager sourcing at Walleye Trading Advisors, an investment firm based in Minnesota. She graduated with honors from Boston College.
She is the daughter of Linda M. Molinari and Louis V. Molinari of New York. The bride’s father, who works in New York is a managing director and head of capital solutions at Barclays. Her mother, who also works in New York, is a real estate agent at the Corcoran Group.
Mr. Cohen, who is also 28 and works in New York, is a technology research analyst at Stephens, an investment banking firm based in Little Rock, Ark. He graduated from Harvard and received an M.B.A. from Columbia.
He is a son of Carol A. Cohen and Philip M. Cohen of Syosset, N.Y. The groom’s father is the chief financial officer of the Olnick Organization, a real estate developer in New York.
The couple met in 2011 during their summer internships at Barclays in New York.
Sonia Sanchez, Nathan Bashaw
Sonia Leticia Sanchez and Nathan Edward Bashaw were married Nov. 3 at Pratt Mansions, an event space in New York. Marian Davis Pierce, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated.
The couple will be changing their surnames to Baschez.
The bride, 32, is the marketing director in New York at Vayable, an online marketplace for travel. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with two bachelor’s degrees, one in political science and the other in peace and conflicts studies.
She is a daughter of Sonia Y. Sanchez and Rafael A. Sanchez of Los Angeles. The bride’s father owns a landscaping company there. Her mother is a teaching assistant at St. Bernardine of Siena Children’s Center, also in Los Angeles.
The groom, 29, is the vice president for product in New York at Substack, a company that helps authors and writers create email newsletters. He graduated from Michigan State University.
He is the son of Sara J. Bashaw and Ralph Edward Bashaw of Emporia, Kan. The groom’s mother is the office manager at the Emporia Country Club. His father is the dean of the school of business and Jones Distinguished University Professor at Emporia State University.
The couple met in March 2012 at a bar in San Francisco.
Maxine Ames, Alan Gandler
Dr. Maxine Rachel Ames and Dr. Alan Jeremy Gandler were married Nov. 3 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Rabbi Joshua S. Taub, an uncle of the bride, officiated.
The couple met at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University (now known as the Zucker School of Medicine), from which each received a medical degree.
Dr. Ames, 31, is a pediatrician at Torresdale Pediatrics, a private pediatric practice in Bensalem, Pa. She graduated from Cornell. She is the daughter of Sylvia T. Ames and Steven A. Ames of New York. The bride’s father is a project manager at Pfizer in Peapack, N.J. Her mother is a manager of data and reporting for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.
Dr. Gandler, also 31, is a first-year fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the son of Marlene Gandler and Dr. Joseph R. Gandler of Fresno, Calif. The groom’s father is a professor emeritus of chemistry at California State University, Fresno.
Jaime Steinhardt, Cole Magrath
Jaime Heather Steinhardt and Cole Douglas Magrath were married Nov. 3 at the University Club of New York. Megan D. Massey, an aunt of the groom who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated.
The couple met at Georgetown, from which each graduated, she cum laude and he summa cum laude.
Ms. Steinhardt, 28, is a vice president and a mutual fund specialist in the asset management division of JPMorgan Chase & Company, the New York bank. She is also a chartered financial analyst.
She is the daughter of Wendy C. Steinhardt and Lawrence A. Steinhardt of New York. The bride’s father retired as a vice president at Mel Evans Associates, an executive recruiting firm in New York. Her mother is an interior designer.
Mr. Magrath, 30, is a senior vice president for private investments in the New York office of Macquarie, an Australian investment bank. He received an M.B.A. with high distinction from Harvard.
He is a son of Laura M. Magrath and Leo K. Magrath of Ridgewood, N.J. The groom’s father is a marine reinsurance broker at Guy Carpenter & Company, a reinsurance division, in New York, of the Marsh & McLennan Companies.
Alexandra Shorall, Colin Kelly
Alexandra Cameron Hay Shorall and Colin Padraig Kelly were married Nov. 3 in Pittsburgh. The Rev. Leslie G. Reimer performed the ceremony at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, with the Rev. James R. Conroy, a Roman Catholic priest, taking part.
Mrs. Kelly, 32, is a vice president in the fiduciary client group, in New York, at Sotheby’s, the auction house. She graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.
She is a daughter of Suzanne G. Friday of Edgeworth Borough, Pa., and John G. Shorall of Scottsdale, Ariz. The bride’s father retired as the associate city solicitor for Pittsburgh. Her mother is the owner of Friday & Genter Interior Design in Edgeworth Borough.
Mr. Kelly, also 32, is the vice president for business development in New York for Obscura Digital, a subsidiary of the Madison Square Garden Company that creates custom video content, large-scale interactive displays, installations and projection mapping. He graduated cum laude from Harvard.
He is a son of Ginna Boyle Kelly and Richard S. Kelly Jr. of Stamford, Conn. The groom’s father is a senior managing director for mergers and acquisitions, in the New York advisory group of Mizuho Securities, a Japanese investment bank.
The couple met in 2016 through the dating app the League and had their first date in New York.
Anne Given, Jordon Fink
Anne Natsumi Given and Jordon Edward Fink were married Nov. 3 at the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel in Los Angeles. Rabbi John L. Rosove officiated.
Mrs. Fink, 27, is an account executive focusing on real estate at Murphy O’Brien Public Relations in Los Angeles.
She is a daughter of Yoko Nakahira Given and Andrew D. Given of Los Angeles. The bride’s father is an executive vice president for physical production, which includes budgeting, scheduling and execution of production plans for feature films, at Sony Pictures Entertainment in Culver City, Calif. Her mother is a commercial food stylist in Los Angeles.
Mr. Fink, 35, is a facilities administrator mainly for the back lots at Sony Pictures Entertainment in Culver City.
He is the son of Carole A. Carpenter of Colorado Springs and Edward L. Fink of St. Johns, Fla. The groom’s mother, a licensed nurse’s assistant, focuses on restorative nursing care at Springs Village Care Center, a long-term care facility in Colorado Springs. His father is based in St. Johns as the managing partner of Starr Properties, which manages retail stores in San Marco Square in Jacksonville. He also owns Rad Rubber Design, a maker and distributor of rubber products in the automotive industry in St. Johns.
The couple met in 2012 at a gallery opening for the photographer Tyler Shields, a friend of the groom, in Los Angeles, and about a week later they went on a first date to see a movie at the old Hollywood Cinerama Dome.
Sara Mearns, Joshua Bergasse
Sara Ann Mearns and Joshua Alexandre Bergasse were married Nov. 3 in Sunset Beach, N.C. Harvey Weiss, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated on the beach.
Ms. Mearns, 32, is a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, with which she has performed since 2003, and will be performing the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the company’s production of “The Nutcracker,” which opens Nov. 24. In October, she received a Bessie award as an outstanding performer for her sustained achievements in dance.
She is the daughter of Sharon A. Mearns of Columbia, S.C., who is a registered nurse at the American Renal Associates dialysis clinic in Columbia.
Mr. Bergasse, 45, was the choreographer for the opening in September of a touring production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and is to begin work this month on the choreography for a production of the same show that is to open in January at the Capitol Theater in Sydney, Australia. He received an Emmy Award in 2012 for his choreography on the NBC series “Smash.”
He is a son of Annette Bergasse of Oak Park, Mich., and John Bergasse of Ferndale, Mich. The groom’s mother retired in June as a dance instructor and the owner of Annette & Company School of Dance in Farmington Hills, Mich. His father imports and sells slate, agricultural implements and other products, in Ferndale.
The bride and groom are collaborating on a revival of Rodgers & Hart’s “I Married an Angel,” which is to be presented in March 2019 at the Encores! series at New York City Center.
The groom’s previous marriage ended in divorce.
Ms. Mearns and Mr. Bergasse met in 2012, when he was working as the choreographer on “Smash,” and interviewed her for a position in the series. (The sequence for which she was being considered was never filmed.) “There was a real connection between us,” he said.
They began dating in the summer of 2013, after meeting at the restaurant One If By Land, Two If By Sea, and becoming so engrossed in their conversation at the bar that they forgot to eat. (They grabbed pizza on the way home.)
Jennifer Holland, Steven Dannenberg
Jennifer Elysia Holland and Steven Gilman Dannenberg were married Nov. 3 in Bolton, Vt. Nina Pascal Butler, who received permission from Vermont to solemnize the marriage, officiated at the Ponds at Bolton, an events space.
The bride and groom are graduate students at the University of Vermont in Burlington. She is a second-year medical student and he is a candidate for a master’s degree in education, and expects to begin studying for a master’s degree in chemistry in January.
Ms. Holland, 29, graduated cum laude from Wellesley College.
She is a daughter of Dr. Maryland Pao and Dr. Steven M. Holland of Bethesda, Md. Her father, an infectious disease specialist and immunologist, is the scientific director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda. Her mother, a child psychiatrist, is the clinical director and the deputy scientific director of the National Institute of Mental Health, also in Bethesda.
Mr. Dannenberg, 31, graduated from the University of Colorado.
He is a son of Nancy H. Gilman and Harry S. Dannenberg of Brookline, Mass. The groom’s mother retired as a nurse in the intensive care unit of Tufts Medical Center in Boston. His father retired as a partner in the Boston office of Holland & Knight, a law firm.
The couple met in Cambridge, Mass., in 2011, when both happened to be out with their own groups of friends and ended up dancing at the same lounge.
Catharine Schoettle, James Willmer
Catharine Noble Schoettle and James Carl Willmer were married Nov. 3 at the Gasparilla Inn & Club in Boca Grande, Fla. The Rev. Dr. D. Scott Weimer, a Presbyterian minister, officiated.
Mrs. Willmer, 31, is studying for a master’s degree in interior design at the Atlanta campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design. She graduated from Trinity College in Hartford.
She is a daughter of B. Clarkson Schoettle of Providence, R.I., and the late Christiana J. Raether. The bride’s father retired in June as the executive director of the Providence Revolving Fund, a community-based development and lending corporation in Providence. Her mother was a financial-aid specialist in the admissions department at Brown.
The bride is a direct descendant of the United States Constitution signer Jared Ingersoll, and of Priscilla Mullins and John Alden, passengers on the Mayflower.
Mr. Willmer, 34, is the operations director at Willmer Engineering, a professional engineering services firm in Atlanta. He graduated from the University of Illinois, and received an M.B.A. and a master’s degree in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania.
He is the son of Doris I. Willmer and James L. Willmer of Atlanta. The groom’s mother owns Willmer Engineering, and his father is the company’s senior vice president.
The couple met in 2017 through the dating app Bumble, and had their first date in Manhattan, where they both were then living.
Moriah Scott, Andrew Moura
Sara Moriah Scott and Andrew Howe Moura were married Nov. 3 in Palm Beach, Fla. The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Norris, a Presbyterian minister, performed the ceremony at the Royal Poinciana Chapel.
The couple met at Cornell, from which each received an M.B.A.
Ms. Scott, 32, is known as Moriah. She is a senior manager for organizational strategy at Wayfair, an e-commerce company in Boston that sells home goods. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College.
She is a daughter of Dr. Carolyn Simpson Scott and Paul E. Scott of Bellingham, Wash. The bride’s father, a chemical engineer, retired as a pharmaceutical specialist at CRB, an engineering and design consultancy in Valley Forge, Pa. Her mother retired as a staff gynecologist in the obstetrics and gynecology department, in Allentown, Pa., of the Lehigh Valley Health Network, and is a trustee of the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Mr. Moura, 28, is a senior business consultant at Liberty Mutual Insurance in Boston. He graduated from Colgate.
He is a son of Sharman H. Howe and Eduardo J. Moura of Marlborough, N.H. The groom’s mother retired as a nurse practitioner in the family medicine practice at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H. His father is the president of Jones & Bartlett Learning, a provider of instructional and educational materials in Burlington, Mass.
Nubia Murray, Brian Davis
Nubia Regina Murray and Brian Scott Davis are to be married Nov. 4 at the Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards, an events space in Malibu, Calif. Halleemah Nash, a Baptist minister, is to officiate.
The bride, 34, is a global family marketing manager for the McDonald’s Corporation in Chicago. She graduated from Howard University in Washington.
The bride is a daughter of Linda G. Murray and Leonard Murray of Chicago. The bride’s father is the acting supervising judge of the housing section of the first municipal district of the circuit court of Cook County. He is also the national treasurer of the National Bar Association in Washington. Her mother, who is retired, was a principal of the Hyde Park Career Academy High School in Chicago.
The groom, 34, is an associate research and development chef for CSSI Marketing + Culinary, an agency in Chicago that combines food marketing and culinary arts. He graduated from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Fla. He also received a diploma of culinary arts from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York.
He is a son of Claire A. Davis and Glenn A. Davis of Mattawan, Mich. The groom’s mother, who is retired, was an art teacher at the Gage Park High School in Chicago. His father retired as a sergeant in the Chicago Police Department.
The couple first met in 1984 as children at a day care in Chicago. They later reconnected in middle school in 1996 and dated off and on during college.
Caroline McWilliams Alsup, Justin Brown
Caroline Marie McWilliams Alsup and Justin Sumner Brown were married Nov. 3. The Rev. Jane Dryden Louis, a Universal Life minister and friend of the bride’s family, officiated in a park along the shores of Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Tex.
The couple, both architects, work at the MASS Design Group, a nonprofit architecture and design firm with offices in Boston and in Kigali, Rwanda. The bride is a senior architect and the groom is a principal at the firm.
Mrs. Brown, 31, graduated magna cum laude with a professional degree in architecture from Virginia Tech.
She is a daughter of Debora Beck Alsup and James M. Alsup of Austin. The bride’s father is a partner, in Austin, in Jackson Walker, a Dallas law firm. Her mother is of counsel in the Austin office of Thompson & Knight, another Dallas law firm. The bride’s biological father, the late John P. McWilliams, also lived in Austin and was a lawyer in private practice there.
Mr. Brown, 36, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and received a master’s degree in architecture from Harvard.
He is the son of Jenny Gerard Brown and Dr. Barry L. Brown of Manhattan. The groom’s father is the director of obstetrics and gynecology at Elmhurst Hospital in Elmhurst, Queens, and is an associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive science at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in Manhattan.
The couple met in 2013 in Manhattan, in an elevator that was transporting them to the floor where both worked, at separate architectural firms. She had her bike with her, which, she said, was “single speed but chic” and she had made herself while still in college.
“I asked her how her ride was,” he remembered saying. Her recollection is a little different. “He complimented my bike,” the bride said. “He said it was less awkward than saying, ‘I like your face.’”
Manasee Atre, Vinod Srinivasaraghavan
Manasee Shankar Atre and Vinod Krish Srinivasaraghavan were married Nov. 3 at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Va. Krishnamachar Archakam, a Hindu priest, officiated.
The bride, 32, is a vice president focusing on credit strategy in the New York office of the Bank of New York Mellon. She is a trustee of the Brooklyn Music School. She graduated summa cum laude from Indiana University and received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
She is a daughter of Lakshmi Atre and Shankar R. Atre of Bethesda, Md. The bride’s father, who is retired, was an electrical engineer focused on space systems engineering at I.T.T. Industries, now called Harris, in Fort Wayne, Ind., and was a professor of electrical engineering at the Indiana Institute of Technology in Fort Greene, Ind. Her mother retired as a math teacher at New Haven High School in New Haven, Ind.
The groom, 31, works in New York as an associate director specializing in technology equity research at Oppenheimer & Company, an investment bank in New York. He graduated from the University of Maryland and received a master’s degree in finance from Villanova University.
He is the son of Padmini K. Srinivasaraghavan and Rengachari Srinivasaraghavan of White Plains. The groom’s mother serves as the chief financial officer of Savin Engineers, an engineering consulting firm, in Pleasantville, N.Y., of which his father is the founder and president.
The couple met in 2017 in New York through the dating website Coffee Meets Bagel.
Katelyn Polantz, Jared Soares
Katelyn Jo Polantz and Jared Thomas Soares were married Nov. 3 in Pittsburgh. The Rev. Bernard Karmanocky, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony at the Heinz Memorial Chapel at the University of Pittsburgh.
Ms. Polantz, 31, is a senior writer at CNN, covering justice and law in Washington. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh.
She is the daughter of Joan Gorczycki Polantz and Joseph L. Polantz of Johnstown, Pa. The bride’s father retired as a vice president for sales and marketing, in Johnstown, at Compumedics, an Australian company that makes sleep and brain diagnostic and research equipment. Her mother retired as a medical technologist in an oncology and hematology office at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Johnstown.
Mr. Soares, 36, is a documentary and portrait photographer in Washington whose work has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone magazine and other publications. He graduated from the University of Kansas.
He is an author of “Days Before/Days After” (Zatara Press, 2018), and his work is also in the collections of the Portland Art Museum, the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Mo., the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Cleveland Museum of Art, and is currently on display in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans and at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
He is the son of Marlene M. Soares and Michael J. Soares of Shawnee, Kan. The groom’s mother retired as a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at Overland Park Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan. His father is the director for perinatal research at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., and is a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the university’s medical school.
The couple met in 2009 while working for The Roanoke Times, a newspaper in Roanoke, Va.
Sarah Berkley, Jonathan Abelson
Sarah Rose Berkley and Dr. Jonathan Simon Abelson were married Nov. 3 at the Edgewood Country Club in River Vale, N.J. Cantor emeritus Mark Biddelman officiated.
The bride, 34, is a consultant for NFP, a benefits consulting firm in New York. She graduated cum laude from Tulane and received a master’s degree in public health from Hunter College in New York.
She is the daughter of Elaine G. Berkley and Roger L. Berkley, of Naples, Fla. The bride’s father, who is retired, was the chief executive and the owner of the Weave Corporation, a textile manufacturing company that was in Hackensack, N.J. He also served as the chairman of the National Textile Association. The bride’s mother, who is retired, was a physical education teacher at the Sarah J. Hale High School in New York.
The groom, 33, is a chief resident in surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and received a medical degree from the University of Virginia. He received a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology and health services research from the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences.
He is a son of Dr. Michelle S. Mirsky and Dr. David C. Abelson of New York. Both the groom’s mother and father are dentists in private practice together in New York. The groom’s mother is also an associate clinical professor at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and serves as the president of the college’s alumni association.
The couple met through a dating app in New York in 2015. They had their first date at the Press Box restaurant and pub to watch the Mets play the Kansas City Royals in the World Series that year.
Amanda Carpenter, Brent Lewis
Dr. Amanda Mary Carpenter and Dr. Brent McKeen Lewis were married Nov. 3 in Saddle River, N.J. The Rev. Stephen J. Fichter led the ceremony at St. Gabriel the Archangel Roman Catholic Church.
The bride and groom, both 32, met at St. George’s University in Grenada, from which each received a medical degree magna cum laude.
Dr. Carpenter is a third-year resident in neurological surgery at University Hospital in Newark, and at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. She graduated from Bowdoin College.
She is a daughter of Susan B. Carpenter and Dr. Duncan B. Carpenter of Saddle River, N.J. The bride’s father is a neurosurgeon in private practice in Ridgewood, N.J.
Dr. Lewis is a chief resident in emergency medicine at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He graduated from Bard College.
He is the son of Maureen Murray Lewis and Thornton C. Lewis of Providence, R.I. His father works from Providence as a consulting construction-project manager for pharmaceutical companies. The groom’s mother retired as private music tutor and was the instrumental music teacher at the Mendham Township Middle School in Brookside, N.J.
Tyler Flanagan-Arguelles, Mark Szandzik
Tyler Flanagan-Arguelles and Mark Ardito Szandzik were married Nov. 3 at the Whiskey Factory, an events space in Detroit. Bruce Flanagan, a great-uncle of the bride who became a Universal Life Minister for the event, officiated.
Mrs. Szandzik, 30, is a senior talent acquisition specialist with JBC Style NYC, a recruiting agency in New York. She graduated from Miami University of Ohio.
She is the daughter of Sarah Flanagan and George W. Arguelles of Monroe, Conn. The bride’s father, who worked in Norwalk, Conn., is a former direct sales supervisor with Altice Communications, a Netherlands-based broadband communications and video services provider. Her mother retired as an account manager in New York at Sprint, the telecommunications company.
Mr. Szandzik, 30, is a manager of data sciences with SapientRazorfish, a digital marketing and strategic consulting company in New York. He graduated from Albion College in Albion, Mich., and received an M.B.A. from Wayne State University.
He is a son of Julie A. Szandzik and Edward G. Szandzik of Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. The groom’s mother is a dental hygienist in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. His father is the vice president for inpatient pharmacy at Henry Ford Health Systems in Detroit.
The couple met in Rome in 2008 while on semesters abroad, but didn’t start dating until after a trip to Las Vegas in 2013.
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