Hedieh Fakhriyazdi and Michael Pasnello II
Hedieh Fakhriyazdi and Michael Anthony Pasnello II first met at a mutual friend’s fund-raiser in Manhattan in October 2015.
“I found him to be very handsome and sophisticated and incredibly kindhearted,” Ms. Fakhriyazdi said. “He also had a very diverse circle of friends, which I admired.”
Though Mr. Pasnello had seen a photo of Ms. Fakhriyazdi through their mutual friend on social media, he never had the chance to chat with her the day of the fund-raiser, because he was heading off to a work-related fashion show upon her arrival.
“She looked even more beautiful in person than she did in her photo,” Mr. Pasnello said. “I thought to myself, ‘I hope this can wait for some other day.’”
That other day arrived two months later, when Ms. Fakhriyazdi and Mr. Pasnello met again in Manhattan at the birthday party of their same mutual friend. This time they sat and talked and soon realized that they both lived in Long Island City, about a 10-minute walk from each other’s apartments.
Two days later, they met for a first date at a coffee shop in Long Island City. They clicked immediately despite their distinct ethnic and religious backgrounds — she is of Iranian ancestry, and he Italian — and just like that, Ms. Fakhriyazdi became part of Mr. Pasnello’s diverse circle of friends that she had admired.
“As attractive as she was, I started to understand that there was a wholesomeness and a very deep, caring individual behind all of that beauty,” Mr. Pasnello said. “She was someone I really wanted but knew I wasn’t guaranteed to get. So I decided I wasn’t going to play any games, but rather, I was going to put the pedal to the floor and give it all I had in terms of trying to make it work.”
Ms. Fakhriyazdi said that the real driving force that made their relationship work was their families, “who accepted and respected the fact that religiously and culturally, we were from two different worlds.”
Mr. Pasnello, who shares Ms. Fakhriyazdi’s love of for international travel, high-end fashion, philanthropy and being around family, agreed.
Betty Jiang, Anthony Terrizzi
Quan Betty Jiang and Anthony John Terrizzi were married May 18. The Rev. Gary S. Deinstadt, a nondenominational minister, officiated at the Harvard Club of New York City.
The couple met in 2015 on their first day of class at Harvard Business School, from which they each received an M.B.A.
Ms. Jiang, 29, is known as Betty. She is an associate, in New York, at McKinsey & Company, the management consultancy. She graduated from Dartmouth.
She is the daughter of Nelly Pan and Shenying Jiang of Kissimmee, Fla. The bride’s mother is a sales associate at NextHome Premier Neighborhood Realty in St. Cloud, Fla.
Mr. Terrizzi, 30, is an investment banking associate, in New York, at Barclays, the British bank. He graduated magna cum laude from Cornell.
He is a son of Catherine Terrizzi and John Terrizzi of Wallkill, N.Y. The groom’s mother is a business counselor at the Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center in Kingston, N.Y. His father is a chiropractor in private practice in New Windsor, N.Y.
Jacqueline Hurley, Alexander Kenney
Jacqueline Christine Hurley and Alexander Hulbert Kenney were married May 18 at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer in New York. The Rev. Luke Hoyt, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony.
Mrs. Kenney, 39, is a quantitative portfolio manager at QS Investors in New York, a financial investment firm and an affiliate of Legg Mason in Baltimore. She graduated magna cum laude from Colgate and received an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.
She is a daughter of Victoria C. Hurley and Michael J. Hurley of Cohasset, Mass. The bride’s father is the owner of the Hurley Group, a commercial insurance agency in Norwell, Mass. He is the president of the South Shore Community Center in Cohasset. Her mother was a stay-at-home parent, then worked as a bookkeeper and clerk at the insurance agency until 2015.
The groom, 44, is a managing director and the global head of financial sponsor coverage in the mergers and acquisitions practice in New York at Aon, the British professional services firm. He graduated from Kenyon College, and received an M.B.A. from Columbia. He is on the board of New Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, a provider of physical and emotional rehabilitation for disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans around the country through fly fishing and related activities. It is based in LaPlata, Md.
He is the son of Charlotte O’Brien Kenney and John J. Kenney of New York. The groom’s mother worked, until 1988, in New York as a vice president and the head credit officer of the Citibank money market division of Citicorp, and then was a stay-at-home parent. His father retired as a partner in the New York law firm Simpson Thacher and Bartlett, and is currently a partner in the New York law firm Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney. He is a trustee of Bennington College in Vermont.
The couple met in February 2015 through the dating app Hinge and hit it off right away when they went out for drinks in New York. When Ms. Hurley was diagnosed with breast cancer, Mr. Kenney stood by her during the monthslong treatments. In April 2018, he proposed on the grand staircase of the Knickerbocker Club in New York.
Sophie Snyder, Jay Cavanagh
Sophie Lane Snyder and Jay Charles Cavanagh were married May 18 at the Wynn, a casino and hotel in Las Vegas. Spencer W. Pratt, the bride’s brother-in-law, officiated, having been certified by Clark County in Nevada for this event.
Mrs. Cavanagh, 33, is a marketing manager of Land O’ Lakes, the dairy products company in Arden Hills, Minn. She graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College and received an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota.
She is a daughter of Lane R. Kirchner and Michael C. Snyder of St. Paul. The bride’s father was the managing partner, until the end of 2016, in Meshbesher & Spence, a law firm in Minneapolis, and was then of counsel until 2018. Her mother, also a lawyer, worked in the civil litigation department of the Ramsey County attorney’s office in St. Paul, and then became a stay-at-home parent.
Mr. Cavanagh, 40, is a vice president for institutional bond sales in the investments unit, in Minneapolis, of Wells Fargo, the San Francisco bank. He graduated from the University of South Florida.
He is a son of Mary H. Johnson of Side Lake, Minn., and Charles L. Cavanagh of Perham, Minn. The groom’s mother manages a Farmers Insurance agency in Hibbing, Minn. His father is the president of United Community Bank, in Perham. The groom is also a stepson of Gene Johnson.
The couple met through a mutual friend in 2016 in Minneapolis, who suggested that their mutual love for the game of golf might be the basis for a relationship. He sent her a series of Facebook messages, beginning in 2014, and in 2016, she finally agreed to go out with him. “My persistence paid off,” he said.
Lauren Braswell, O’Ryan Smykle
Lauren Adele Braswell and O’Ryan Seymour Smykle were married May 18 at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club, an events space in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. The Rev. Roxanne R. Birchfield, an evangelical Christian minister, officiated.
Mrs. Smykle, 33, is a principal in the public affairs department at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, an investment firm in Manhattan. She graduated from Rutgers and received an M.B.A. from Columbia.
She is the daughter of Adele J. Braswell and Walter M. Braswell of Venice, Fla.
Mr. Smykle, 31, is an information technology support specialist at the Shames Jewish Community Center on the Hudson in Tarrytown, N.Y. He is also the owner of Aquatic Entertainment, a Manhattan record label that specializes in an ambient electronic music. He is studying for a bachelor’s degree in information systems at Fordham.
He is the son of Jean A. Smykle and Seymour S. Smykle of the Bronx.
The couple met in April 2015 through Tinder.
Stephanie Wu, Vincent Cheung
Stephanie Lynn Wu and Vincent Yau Hang Cheung were married May 18 at Cedar Lakes Estate, an events space in Port Jervis, N.Y. J. Yo-Jud Cheng, a friend of the couple who was ordained by the American Marriage Ministries for this event, officiated.
Ms. Wu, 31, is the articles director of Condé Nast Traveler magazine in New York. She is also a founder of Mochi Magazine, an online publication for young Asian-Americans, and the author of “The Roommates: True Tales of Friendship, Rivalry, Romance and Disturbingly Close Quarters” (Picador, 2014). She graduated from N.Y.U. magna cum laude.
She is the daughter of Lillian L. Lin and Jesse J. Wu of New Hope, Pa. The bride’s father is an independent management adviser for private equity companies, and is a member of the board of visitors at Duke University’s business school in Durham, N.C. Her mother is a volunteer alumni reunion adviser for National Taiwan University in Taipei, and was a stay-at-home parent.
Mr. Cheung, 35, is an accountant in the New York office of Egon Zehnder, a Swiss executive search company. He graduated from Penn State.
He is a son of Connie Ma Cheung of Holmdel, N.J., and the late Kai Yin Cheung. The groom’s mother is a loan support analyst in the New Brunswick, N.J., branch of PNC Bank. His father was the head chef at Great Szechuan Restaurant in Matawan, N.J.
The couple met in September 2010 at a birthday party in New York, and then met again that November at another birthday party, also in New York. When they bumped into each other at a nightclub a few months later they got to talking, exchanged numbers and soon had their first date.
Elizabeth Kolbe, Daniel Hardcastle
Elizabeth Anne Kolbe and Daniel Fife Hardcastle were married May 18 at the Line Hotel in Washington. Dr. Jeffrey L. Levin, a friend of the couple, received temporary authorization from the District of Columbia to officiate.
The bride, 33, is a senior associate specializing in health care law in the Washington offices of Sidley Austin, the Chicago-based law firm. She graduated cum laude from Harvard. Ms. Kolbe, who was partially paralyzed in a car accident at age 14, competed in the 2008 Beijing Paralympics for Team U.S.A., and served as president of the National Association of Law Students with Disabilities.
She is a daughter of Cynthia Ann Barnes Kolbe and John E. Kolbe of Martinsburg, W.Va. The bride’s father retired as a fourth-grade teacher at Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School in North Charleston, S.C. Her mother is the author of “Struggling With Serendipity,” (Eliezer Tristan, 2019), a memoir that chronicles the depression and gratitude she and her family experienced in the years following the bride’s injury.
The groom, 34, is the founder of AddUP, a housing-affordability website that helps homeowners add apartment units to their homes. He previously worked as an organizer and manager of political campaigns, including President Barack Obama’s 2012 operation in Florida and Tammy Duckworth’s election to the Senate from Illinois in 2016. He graduated cum laude from the University of Florida and received a law degree from George Washington University.
He is the son of Teresa Z. Fife and Daniel Benjamin Hardcastle of Oklahoma City. The groom’s father is the vice president of university relations at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla. His mother retired as a nonprofit administrator who specialized in substance-abuse prevention and child development.
The couple met through the dating app Hinge in 2014.
Olivia Swider, Michael Fleming
Olivia Deborah Swider and Michael Patrick Fleming were married May 18 in an outdoor ceremony at Beach 86th Street in Far Rockaway, Queens. Eileen Fleming, a sister of the groom who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated.
The bride, 31, is the operations manager for Friedman Benda gallery, an art gallery in Manhattan. She received a bachelor of fine arts degree in photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
She is a daughter of Kim L. Swider and Tom J. Swider of Palatine, Ill. The bride’s father is an account manager at RJW Logistics in Palatine. Her mother was a stay-at-home parent.
The groom, 33, is a director of online support at Columbia University School of Professional Studies in Manhattan. He graduated from the University of Illinois, and also received a master of fine arts degree in studio art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The groom also holds a business certificate from Columbia.
He is a son of Mary A. Fleming and Tom G. Fleming of La Grange Park, Ill. The groom’s mother is an independent cranial sacral therapist in La Grange Park. His father retired as a commercial real estate portfolio manager with Barings, a commercial real estate firm in Chicago.
The couple, who also own Selenas Mountain, a contemporary art gallery in Ridgewood, Queens, met on Mother’s Day 2016 at a mutual friend’s art gallery in Brooklyn.
Marina Zhavoronkova, Joel Smoot
Marina Rachel Zhavoronkova and Joel Robert Smoot were married May 18 at the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Mass. Rabbi David Kudan is to officiate.
The bride, who is 30 and works in Boston, is the assistant secretary for program and performance management for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. She graduated magna cum laude from N.Y.U., and received a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard.
She is the daughter of Dr. Margarita Zhavoronkova and Dr. Ilya Zhavoronkov of Rochester. The bride’s father is an anesthesiologist in private practice in Rochester. Her mother is a physician specializing in sleep medicine, also in private practice in Rochester.
The groom, 32, is an engagement manager for McKinsey & Company in Boston. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and also received a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard.
He is a son of the Rev. Dr. Kristin Frederich of Waunakee, Wis., and The Rev. Dr. Jonathan Smoot of Alexandria, Va. The groom’s mother is a pastor at Cambria Presbyterian Church in Cambria, Wis. His father is the director of Habitat Humanity, a nonprofit housing ministry in Alexandria that helps provide resources for affordable housing. The groom is also a stepson of Mary Hobbie and the Rev. Stephen Bowie.
The couple met at the student activities fair for the Harvard Kennedy School in 2015.
Monica Desai, Noah Weiss
Monica Hemen Desai and Noah Benjamin Weiss were married May 15 at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Tanya Litochevsky, a staff member of the city clerk’s office, officiated. On May 27, the couple is to take part in a ceremony that includes Jewish and Hindu traditions at Montes Claros, an events space in Lisbon.
Ms. Desai, 30, is an investor at Kleiner Perkins, a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, Calif., where she works in the San Francisco and New York offices. She focuses on financial technology and cryptocurrency-related start-ups. She graduated from Cornell and received an M.B.A. from Harvard.
She is the daughter of Alka H. Desai and Hemen A. Desai of Manhattan.
Mr. Weiss, 32, works in Manhattan as a senior director of product at Slack, a workplace collaboration software company based in San Francisco. He graduated with distinction from Stanford.
He is the son of Shelly H. Weiss of Brooklyn.
The couple, who both graduated from Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, met in 2014 through the dating app Hinge.
Carly Hudelson, Krishna Prabhu
Dr. Carly Elizabeth Hudelson and Dr. Krishna Madhav Prabhu are to be married May 19 at a private residence in Captain Cook, Hawaii. Pandit Ramananda, a Hindu priest, is to officiate.
The couple met in 2014 at Harvard Medical School, from which they each received a medical degree. Both also received master’s degrees from Oxford University in England, she in evidence-based social intervention and he in comparative social policy.
The bride and groom are now second-year internal medicine residents at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.
Dr. Hudelson, 31, graduated from Brown, and is a daughter of Diane S. Hudelson and Carl W. Hudelson of Hibbing, Minn. The bride’s father is a fifth-grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School in Hibbing. Her mother, who is retired, was a second-grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary.
Dr. Prabhu, 29, graduated from Harvard and is the son of Gitanjali Prabhu and G. Madhav Prabhu of Ames, Iowa. The groom’s mother is the owner of PHD Technologies, a company in Ames that provides consulting services to the food industry. His father is an associate professor of computer science at Iowa State University in Ames.
Marie-Helen Maras, Constantine Christakos
Marie-Helen Maras and Constantine Kleomenis Christakos were married May 18 in New York. The Rev. James W. Kordaris performed the ceremony at St. George Greek Orthodox Church.
Dr. Maras, 39, is an associate professor in the security, fire and emergency management department at the City University of New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and also teaches in the digital forensics and cybersecurity program. She is the author of “Cybercriminology” (Oxford University Press, 2016), and was until April a consultant to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
From 1997 to 2004, she served in the United States Navy, attaining the rank of petty officer second class and serving as a Navy law-enforcement specialist and a command investigator.
She received bachelor’s degrees in psychology and in computer and information science from the University of Maryland, University College, and a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of New Haven. At Oxford University in England, she received master’s degrees in criminology and in criminal justice, and also received a doctoral degree in law.
She is a daughter of Dimitra Bekiari Maras of Loutraki, Greece, and the late Panagiotis Maras. The bride’s father owned and managed commercial properties in Loutraki. Her mother retired as a grant administrator for the Greek Ministry of Labor in Athens.
Dr. Christakos, 44, is a founder of Astor Square, a real estate analytics company in New York. He is an adjunct lecturer in applied analytics at Columbia University School of Professional Studies, and is also an adjunct lecturer on computer science at John Jay. He graduated and received a doctoral degree in media arts and sciences from M.I.T., and also received a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
He is a son of Sylvia Stavropoulos Christakos and Dr. Manny E. Christakos of Mendham, N.J. The groom’s mother is a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Rutgers Medical School in Newark, and past president of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research. His father, a thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, retired as a partner in North Jersey Thoracic Surgical Associates in Clifton, N.J.
The couple met in 2017, when Father Kordaris approached Dr. Christakos in the coffee hour following services and asked him if he’d be interested in meeting a Greek woman. He’d also asked Dr. Maras if he could provide an introduction, but framed the question with greater circumspect.
“I was told by Father Jim, ‘There’s someone in a field that’s very similar to yours — do you want to meet him?’ I said, ‘of course,’” Dr. Maras said. “Dean knew he was being set up and I didn’t. I think that was genius of Father Jim, because that would have made me uncomfortable.”
Julieanne Herskowitz, Varun Singhal
Julieanne Nicole Herskowitz and Varun Singhal were married May 18 at Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, N.Y. Rabbi Anna Rose Sugarman officiated.
The couple each received a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, she in city and regional planning, he in computer science.
Mrs. Singhal, 34, is a vice president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation in Manhattan, where she leads public-private planning and development projects for the Borough of Brooklyn, including the East New York Industrial Business Zone Planning Study. She graduated from Haverford College. In 2014, she was an urban and regional policy fellow of the United States German Marshall Fund, during which she did research on London’s infrastructure financing models and how it could relate to New York.
She is a daughter of Wanda Quintana and Dr. Michael M. Herskowitz of Brooklyn. The bride’s father is a vascular and trauma interventional radiologist at SUNY Downstate and Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, and a clinical associate professor of radiology at the State University of New York Health Science Center of Brooklyn. Her mother is a bilingual licensed clinical social worker in private practice in Manhattan and Brooklyn. She focuses on early childhood developmental disorders and parent-child relationships, and has developed model treatment programs emphasizing child-parent attachments working with immigrant parents in Head Start and hospital programs in Brooklyn and Queens.
Mr. Singhal, also 34, is a senior vice president of AxiomSL, a provider of regulatory reporting, data and risk management software for financial services firms, in Manhattan. He is the global head of product management for the data lineage, trade and transaction software. He graduated from the Institute of Technology & Management in Gurgaon, India, and received an M.B.A. from Columbia.
He is the son of Uma Singhal and Parveen Singhal of Mumbai, India. The groom’s mother was a stay-at-home parent. His father is the chief commodity strategist at the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai. Until 2017, he was the president and whole-time director of the Multi Commodity Exchange of India, an independent commodity exchange there.
The couple were introduced in August 2017 through the dating app Coffee Meets Bagel, and soon began dating. Mr. Singhal, an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, said he knew Ms. Herskowitz was the one when she lost her voice rooting for the Eagles during the 2018 Super Bowl. Her primary allegiance, though, is with the New York Giants.
Alice Drain, Benjamin Gluckstern
Dr. Alice Elizabeth Drain and Benjamin Lee Gluckstern were married May 18 at the Rhinecliff, a hotel in Rhinebeck, N.Y. Robert D. Drain, the father of the bride who is a judge in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, officiated.
Dr. Drain, 30, is a urology resident in New York at NYU Langone Health. She graduated from Yale and received a master’s degree in clinical research and a medical degree from N.Y.U.
She is a daughter of Nancy J. Mrazek and Judge Drain of Scarsdale, N.Y. The bride’s mother is a docent at the Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College.
Mr. Gluckstern, 31, is an affordable housing underwriter at Citi Community Capital, the community development lending and investing group of Citi. He graduated from N.Y.U.
He is the son of Arlene Gluckstern and Henry Gluckstern of Maplewood, N.J. The groom’s mother retired as a nutritionist in Maplewood. His father, also retired, was a lawyer in Maplewood specializing in environmental law.
The couple met through mutual friends at a bar in New York in 2013.
Natalie Pitcher, Samuel Clark
Natalie Avis Pitcher and Samuel Austin Sistare Clark were married May 18 at their home in Annapolis, Md. Judge Janet Bond Arterton of the United States District Court in New Haven officiated.
The couple met in 2014 at M.I.T., from which each received an M.B.A.
Mrs. Clark, 31, is the director for product marketing at Stardog, a data unification company in Arlington, Va. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.
She is a daughter of Carol A. Corrado of Washington and Hugh M. Pitcher of Mitchellville, Md. The bride’s mother retired as the chief of industrial output at the Federal Reserve Board’s research and statistics division, and is now a distinguished principal research fellow, in Washington, for the Conference Board, which provides research, policy and business insight to its members. The bride’s father, who is retired, was a senior climate scientist at the Joint Global Change Research Institute, a laboratory in College Park, Md., and he was also a contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Mr. Clark, 39, is a director for integration in the Washington office of Diligent, a corporate governance technology company. He graduated from Harvard.
He is a son of Hannah Story Sistare and Timothy B. Clark of Bethesda, Md. The groom’s mother retired as the staff director for the United States Senate’s governmental affairs committee in Washington. The groom’s father is the editor at large of Government Executive, an online magazine with offices in Washington, and for which he served as editor in chief, publisher and president until 2007. The groom’s parents are both fellows of the National Academy of Public Administration, and the groom’s mother is also a director of Friends of Acadia, which supports education and conservation programs at Acadia National Park in Maine.
The groom is also a grandson of Blair Clark, who was the general manager of CBS News, the editor of The Nation magazine and who managed the presidential campaign of Senator Eugene J. McCarthy, the Minnesota Democrat, in 1968.
Kiera Lewis, Cory Bratton
Kiera Elizabeth Lewis and Coridon Nicholas Bratton were married May 18 at the Marble House Project, an artist’s residency in Dorset, Vt. Mary Elise Gerisch, who was ordained by First Nations Ministry, officiated.
Mrs. Bratton-Lewis, 30, owns Critical Findings, an independent television and film production company in New York and Boston, for which she also serves as a producer. In August, she will become a screenwriting fellow at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. She graduated magna cum laude from Ithaca College.
She is a of daughter Lynn P. Lewis of Brattleboro, Vt., and James M. Lewis of Chester, Vt. The bride’s father retired as a senior project manager for the Army Corps of Engineers in Keene, N.H. Her mother retired as a social worker and women’s rights advocate in Brattleboro.
Mr. Bratton, who is 32 and known as Cory, owns A Vermont Table, a catering company and restaurant in Brattleboro, for which he serves as executive chef. He graduated from Clark University, where he also received a master’s degree in teaching.
He is a son of Leah Shatavsky Bratton and Theodore Farren Bratton, also of Brattleboro. The groom’s mother retired as the director of the Little School, a prekindergarten in Windham, Vt. His father, who worked remotely from Brattleboro, retired as a custom applications software engineer for Pearson Education, a maker of scholastic database software based in London.
The couple met as high school students in 2005 when a mutual friend who drove them both home in his beat-up Honda Civic, introduced them in the car.
Karen Fry, Robert Dinerstein
Karen Ann Fry and Robert Charles Dinerstein were married May 18 at the University Club of New York. Jesse D. Hendrich, a minister of the Church of Spiritual Humanism, officiated.
Mrs. Dinerstein, 76, retired as the assistant vice president for finance and administration in the facilities management department at Columbia University in New York. She is also a certified public accountant. She graduated from James Madison University and received an M.B.A. from City University of New York’s Baruch College.
She is a daughter of the late Catherine H. Fry and the late Edwin M. Fry, who lived in Jupiter, Fla. The bride’s parents owned Fantastic Jewels, a jewelry store in Stuart, Fla.
Mr. Dinerstein, also 76, retired as a managing director and the general counsel in New York for UBS, the Swiss investment bank. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He graduated from Harvard and received a law degree from the University of Michigan.
He is a son of the late Frances Glass Dinerstein and the late Benjamin Dinerstein who lived in New York and owned Living Nail, a wholesale cosmetics distributor there.
The bride was twice widowed, and the groom was a widower.
The couple met in 2013 through Match.com, the online dating service. They soon found that each had avid interest in a sport the other didn’t know: She skied and he golfed. So, in their 70s, they each learned the other’s sport. “I’m very proud of that!” Mr. Dinerstein said.
Stacey Fechter, Andrew Rhodes
Stacey Diane Fechter and Andrew Nathaniel Tabakman Rhodes were married May 18 at the Brooklyn Museum. Rabbi David Saperstein officiated.
The couple met at Muhlenberg College, from which they graduated.
Mrs. Rhodes, 29, is a psychotherapist at Elizabeth Cohen Ph.D. and Associates in New York. She received a master’s degree in social work from N.Y.U. She is a daughter of Debra Fechter and Andrew Fechter of New York.
The bride’s mother is a partner in the Digby Management Company, a real estate investment and management company in New York. Her father retired as a senior managing director of Haves, Pine and Seligman, a real estate financing company, also in New York.
Mr. Rhodes, 30, is a vice president managing business and sports accounts at DKC, a public relations agency in New York. He is the son of Diane Tabakman and David Rhodes of White Plains.
The groom’s mother, who retired after careers in nonprofit management and corporate human resources, is co-president of the White Plains Library Foundation and a volunteer mediator and arbitrator. His father, who worked in Stamford, Conn., retired as a principal at Towers Perrin — now known as Willis Towers Watson — a risk management, insurance brokerage and advisory company based in London. The groom’s father is now a trustee at Kents Hill School in Kents Hill, Me., and a volunteer ski instructor with the Adaptive Sports Foundation at Windham Mountain in Windham, N.Y.
Caroline Chao, Eric Su
Caroline Chao and Eric Su were married May 18 at Bear Flag Farm, an events space in Winters, Calif. Judge Margaret Fujioka of the Alameda County Superior Court and mother of the bride, officiated.
The couple met at the University of Pennsylvania, from which the bride graduated magna cum laude and the groom summa cum laude.
The bride, 28, recently received a master’s degree in architecture from Harvard.
She is the daughter of Margaret J. Fujioka and Cedric C. Chao of Piedmont, Calif. Her father owns Chao ADR, an arbitration and mediation practice in San Francisco. Her mother is also the former mayor of Piedmont, Calif.
The groom, 29, is a partner in Marcato Capital Management, an investment management firm in San Francisco.
He is a son of Ie-Ru Wang and Jow-Lih Su of Silver Spring, Md. His mother is the president of SKW Construction, a residential real estate developer in Silver Spring. The groom’s father is the chief executive of Certis USA, a developer and manufacturer of biological pesticides in Columbia, Md.
Amanda McGuire, Alexander Zook
Amanda Sarah Hanley McGuire and Alexander Robinson Zook were married May 18 at the Somerset Club in Boston. The bride’s father, having obtained permission to solemnize the marriage from Massachusetts, officiated.
Ms. McGuire, 31, is the special-events manager at the French Cultural Center in Boston. She graduated from Skidmore College.
She is the daughter of Deborah R. Hanley and Francis D. McGuire Jr. of Boston. The bride’s mother was a founding partner in Todreas/Hanley Associates, a retail development and consulting firm that was in Boston, and then was a stay-at-home parent. She is a member of the president’s council of the New England Conservatory. The bride’s father is an architect in Boston, and a co-chairman of the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s architectural committee.
Mr. Zook, 32, is the lead marketing associate at Payne-Bouchier, a Boston home builder. He graduated from Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y., and received a master’s degree in classical acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.
He is a son of Donna J. Robinson and Christopher J. Zook of Chestnut Hill, Mass. The groom’s mother is a gallery instructor at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, a member of the board of advisers for the Huntington Theater and an overseer of the Boston Ballet. His father is an advisory partner in Bain & Company, and oversaw the Boston management consultancy’s strategy practice for 20 years. He is also an author of “The Founders’ Mentality” (Harvard Business Review Press, 2016).
The couple met in 2010 at the wedding of a mutual family friend in Brookline, Mass.
Charlotte Alter, Mark Chiusano
Charlotte Alter and Mark Chiusano were married May 18 in the backyard of the bride’s parent’s home in Montclair, N.J. Amanda Claybaugh, who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated, incorporating Jewish traditions.
The couple met at Harvard, from which they each graduated, she cum laude and he magna cum laude.
Ms. Alter, 29, is based in Manhattan as a national correspondent for Time magazine covering politics.
She is a daughter of Emily Lazar and Jonathan Alter. The bride’s father is an author and MSNBC political analyst, and until 2011 a columnist at Newsweek. He has written three books about American presidents and is a director of the 2019 HBO documentary “Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists.” Until 2016 her mother was an executive producer of “The Colbert Report” and “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on CBS.
Mr. Chiusano, 28, is a columnist and an editorial writer for Newsday and AM New York. He is the author of “Marine Park” (Penguin Books, 2014), a collection of short stories.
He is a son of Mary Chiusano and Ken Chiusano of Brooklyn. The groom’s mother works at Brooklyn College as the program manager for Star, an early college high school, and is also an adjunct math instructor at the college. His father retired as the chair of English at Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School, which was in Brooklyn.
The couple met in 2008 in the laundry room of their freshman dorm at Harvard. But they did not start dating until senior year in 2011, when they both took a coming-of-age novel seminar taught by Professor Claybaugh. In 2018, Mr. Chiusano got on one knee to propose at Brooklyn Bridge Park. The kiss that soon followed was witnessed by a small girl on a pink scooter, who shouted “Ewww.”
Duncan Goodwin, Anthony Rotunno
Duncan Henry Albert Goodwin and Anthony James Rotunno were married May 18 at the home of Mr. Goodwin’s parents, which was once part of the Clover Hill Iron Mine in Somers, N.Y. Denis J. Timone, a justice in the Town of Somers who is a friend of the Goodwin family, officiated.
Mr. Goodwin (left), 30, is the social media and reservations manager at the McNally Restaurant Group in New York, whose restaurants include Augustine, Balthazar, Lucky Strike, Minetta Tavern and Morandi. He graduated from Baruch College.
He is the son of Maconda Goodspeed Goodwin and Laurence Goodwin. Mr. Goodwin’s mother, who was a stay-at-home parent, is also an artist, who does pencil drawings and paintings. Her work has appeared at regional art shows, including one at the Muscoot Farm in Katonah, N.Y., in November 2018, and the Somers Art Circus at Bailey Park in April 2019. His father, who is retired, was responsible for client technical sales support at IBM in New York.
Mr. Goodwin is a maternal great-great grandson of the sculptor Bela Lyon Pratt who designed the Pratt coins for the United States Mint in the early 20th century and the sculptures personifying art and science outside the Boston Public Library.
Mr. Rotunno, 32, is a senior editor for the strategist section and website at New York magazine. He graduated summa cum laude from Boston University.
He is a son of Elizabeth A. Rotunno and John A. Rotunno of Morristown, N.J. Mr. Rotunno’s mother is the parish secretary at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Morristown. His father is an associate director in the New York office at the Stan Johnson Company, a commercial real estate investment firm based in Tulsa, Okla., whose specialty is net lease transactions. He is on the board of the Teresa and Albert Rotunno Family Foundation in Millbrook, N.Y., which funds community projects and organizations in Dutchess County.
The grooms met in 2011 in New York when Mr. Rotunno went to the J. Crew Men’s Shop in SoHo where Mr. Goodwin worked as a sales associate.
Danielle Blundell, Daniel Wheeler
Danielle Marisa Blundell and Daniel Bence Wheeler were married May 18 at the Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, N.J. The Rev. John Michael O’Sullivan, an affiliate of the Federation of Christian Ministries, performed the ceremony.
Ms. Blundell, 33, is the lifestyle director at Rachael Ray Every Day magazine in New York. She graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia and received a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia.
She is the daughter of Marilyn T. Blundell and John F. Blundell of Montvale, N.J. The bride’s father retired as an assistant comptroller of the MeadWestvaco Corporation, a paper products manufacturer in Richmond, Va. Her mother was a stay-at-home parent.
Mr. Wheeler, 34, is a customer relationship management specialist in the New York office of Vuture, a British marketing technology company. He studied network administration at the Moorefield campus of East Coast Polytechnic Institute in Richmond.
He is the son of Sharon B. Wheeler and Jack G. Wheeler of Richmond. The groom’s father is a telecommunications and data-network consultant for Comtel Communications in Richmond. His mother retired as a senior copywriter for Royall & Company, a marketing and public relations company, also in Richmond.
The couple met in 2003 after a concert in Richmond, where the groom was one of the performers. “It was more like friendship at first sight, with some banter,” Mr. Wheeler said. “I would crack jokes that no one else would laugh at, and she would laugh.” Within a few months, their relationship took a romantic turn.
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