Mary Ourisman, Peter Dawkins
Mary Martin Ourisman and Brig. Gen. Peter Miller Dawkins were married July 9 in New York. The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Norris, a Presbyterian minister, performed the ceremony at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Dawkins, 73, was the United States ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean from 2006 to 2009. She also was a fund-raiser in Washington, and is an emerita regent of the Smithsonian Institution and an emerita trustee of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She graduated from the University of Texas.
She is a daughter of the late Aleen Hardin Martin and the late Dr. Herbert R. Martin, who lived together in Mexia, Tex. The bride’s father was a dentist and orthodontist in Mexia. Her mother was a teacher at the Mexia State School, which served people with developmental disabilities.
General Dawkins, 81, is a senior adviser to Virtu Financial, a New York trading technology company. He graduated from the United States Military Academy, received both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford, where he was a Rhodes scholar, and received a doctoral degree in international politics from Princeton. At West Point, he was an All-American halfback and the 1958 recipient of the Heisman Trophy in college football.
From 1959 to 1983, he served in the Army, rising to the post of assistant division commander for operations at the 101st Airborne Division, which has its headquarters at Fort Campbell, Ky. He is a recipient of a Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star for valor with Oak Leaf Cluster, and three Gallantry Crosses that were awarded by the Republic of Vietnam.
He is a son of the late Frances Miller Dawkins and the late Dr. Henry E. Dawkins, who lived together in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. The groom’s mother, who was a psychotherapist, worked with the University of Michigan on secondary-school education committees. His father was a dentist in Detroit, and had served in the South Pacific during World War II, attaining the rank of colonel in the Air Force Reserves at Selfridge Air Force Base in Harrison Township, Mich.
The bride, whose first marriage ended in divorce, was a widow, and the groom was a widower.
The couple met in February, when a close friend of hers who was married to a West Point classmate of his suggested that the two go together to an International Red Cross gala in West Palm Beach, Fla. She was a patron of the event, which was in tribute to the service of people in the military and their families.
After initially introducing himself to her on the telephone, General Dawkins said, “I wrote her a smart-aleck text message and she wrote a smart-aleck one back, and that started a dialogue that lasted for three or four weeks.”
He searched her name on the internet, he said, “But I never laid eyes on her until I was in black-tie going to the ball.”
Their attraction was instantaneous, and a month later, he proposed.
Laura London, Alessandro Presti
Laura Gregory London and Alessandro Presti were married July 13 at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Tarrytown, N.Y. Elliot H. Creem, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated.
Ms. London, 31, is an assistant vice president for corporate communications and marketing in the Manhattan office of Mizuho, a Japanese bank. She graduated from Colgate and received a master’s degree in law and diplomacy from Tufts.
She is the daughter of Louise Histed London of Greenwich, Conn., and the late Fredric S. London. The bride’s father was the general counsel at the OMI Corporation, a company in Stamford, Conn., that owned and operated oil tankers. Her mother is a flight attendant for American Airlines, based at Kennedy International Airport.
Mr. Presti, 34, is a partner in the Boston Consulting Group working in the consumer group in the company’s Manhattan office. He graduated from Yale, and received both a law degree and an M.B.A. from Columbia.
He is the son of Julie Presti and Dr. Salvatore Presti of Brooklyn Heights. The groom’s father is a pediatric cardiologist with offices in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and is also a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at the NYU School of Medicine in Manhattan. The groom’s mother was a registered nurse at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan before becoming a stay-at-home parent.
The couple met in 2015 through the dating app OkCupid.
Madeleine Lobrano, Jared Hedglin
Madeleine Page Lobrano and Jared Keith Hedglin were married July 13 at Wainwright House, an events space in Rye, N.Y. Carina R. Petillo, the sister of the groom, officiated, having become a Universal Life minister for the event.
The couple met at Amherst College, from which each graduated, the bride cum laude.
Mrs. Hedglin, 26, is an e-commerce strategist in Manhattan for PepsiCo.
She is a daughter of Helen M. Lobrano and John D. Lobrano of Greenwich, Conn. The bride’s father retired as a partner in Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, the Manhattan law firm, and is a trustee of Landmark College in Putney, Vt. Her mother retired as an event planner at Gregory White PR, which is based in Brooklyn, and is a chairwoman of a family-support and fund-raising council at Landmark College.
Mr. Hedglin, 28, is to begin work this month as an institutional sales and account manager in the Manhattan office at Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange. He was until July 3 a senior account manager at AlphaPoint, a financial technology company in Manhattan.
He is the son of Denise Brancati Hedglin and Milton K. Hedglin of Brooklyn. The groom’s mother is the faculty and staff coordinator for the medicine department at the SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn. His father retired as a garage supervisor in Brooklyn for the New York City Sanitation Department.
A few weeks before Ms. Lobrano and Mr. Hedglin met at Amherst, they had first spotted each other on Tinder, the dating app. But neither had made an overture. The bride did use the earlier encounter to start a conversation in person, approaching Mr. Hedglin and saying “You’re that guy I saw on Tinder.”
Omar Toro-Vaca, Matthew Youmans
Omar Alexis Toro-Vaca and Matthew Donavan Youmans were married July 12 at the Harbor View Lawn in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Steven Thomson, ordained through American Marriage Ministries for the occasion and a friend of the couple, officiated.
Mr. Toro-Vaca (left), 40, is the senior vice president for real estate at Kasirer, a lobbying and government affairs firm in Manhattan. He graduated from Pratt, and received a master’s degree in public administration, urban and social policy from Columbia.
He is a son of Cecilia Vaca-Herrera of Lavon, Tex., and Dr. Luis Toro-Figueroa of Arecibo, P.R.
Mr. Youmans, 33, is a fashion and fine art photography agent and producer in the Manhattan office of Camera Club, which represents photographers and filmmakers in New York and London. He graduated from the University of Georgia.
He is the son of Linda Youmans and Donnie Youmans of Augusta, Ga.
The couple met in July 2018 while swimming far from a sandbar at People’s Beach at Jacob Riis Park in Far Rockaway, Queens.
Asena Haznedar, Kreg Katoski
Asena Haznedar and Michael William Katoski were married July 13. David K. Goldstein, an affiliate of the American Marriage Ministries, officiated at the River Café in Brooklyn.
The couple met at Cornell, from which each graduated.
Ms. Haznedar, 32, is the assistant general counsel in the national office, in Manhattan, of the College Board, which owns the SAT and other standardized tests. She oversees the organization’s Advanced Placement program. She received a law degree from Northwestern.
She is the daughter of Binnur S. Haznedar and Haldun T. Haznedar of Houston. The bride’s father retired as an electrical engineer at Freescale Semiconductor, which was in Austin, Tex. Her mother is a psychologist in Houston.
Mr. Katoski, 34, is known as Kreg. He is a counsel in the bikes and scooters division, in Manhattan, at Lyft, the ride-hailing company. He received a law degree from Columbia.
He is the son of Maria S. Katoski and William S. Katoski of Longmeadow, Mass. The groom’s mother retired as a special-education supervisor in the public schools of Longmeadow. His father retired as a programmer at Defibtech, a medical device manufacturer in Guilford, Conn. He was also the founder of Kat, the Chicopee, Mass., company that made electronic drums.
Olivia Whalen, Brian Wynne
Olivia Whittaker Whalen and Brian Thomas Wynne were married July 13 in Newton, Mass. The Rev. Robert F. Hawkins, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony at the Chapel of the Most Blessed Trinity at Boston College.
The couple met at Boston College, from which each graduated.
Ms. Whalen, 29, is the assistant director for admissions and recruitment at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. She received a master’s degree in liberal arts from Harvard in May.
She is a daughter of Barbara E. Burke and David G. Whalen of Barrington, R.I. The bride’s father retired as the president and chief executive of the A. T. Cross Company, the pen maker, which was then in Lincoln, R.I. Her mother was a stay-at-home parent.
Mr. Wynne, 29, is a political adviser to Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, a Republican; the groom works in Boston and managed the governor’s re-election campaign in 2018.
He is a son of Louise Daniel Wynne and Michael C. Wynne of Randolph, N.J. The groom’s mother, a certified public accountant, retired as a business services director in Basking Ridge, N.J. at Avaya, a technology company that specializes in business communications. His father is the executive director of the sewerage authority of Hanover Township, N.J.
Caroline Edwards, Nicholas Kraft
Caroline Kathleen Edwards and Nicholas Aaron Kraft were married July 13 at Two Deer Hill in Templeton, Calif., the home and vineyard of the bride’s parents. Mark Z. Danielewski, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated.
The couple met in 2008 at Emerson College, from which each graduated, he magna cum laude.
Ms. Edwards, 31, is the director of podcast initiatives at ICM Partners, a talent and literary agency in Los Angeles.
The bride is the daughter of Marion Edwards and Robert T. Edwards. Her father retired as a residential real estate agent at Re/Max in Los Angeles. Her mother retired as the president of international television distribution in the filmed entertainment division at 20th Century Fox in Los Angeles. She is a trustee of the Shattuck-St. Mary’s School, a boarding and day school in Faribault, Minn.
Mr. Kraft, 29, is the development executive for creative projects at Novak Productions, a film and television production company in Los Angeles.
The groom is the son of Deena Goldstein Kraft of Oregon City, Ore., and Richard B. Kraft of Los Angeles. The groom’s mother is a real estate broker specializing in country properties at Windermere Realty Trust in Lake Oswego, Ore. His father, a talent agent, is an owner of Kraft-Engel Management, an agency in Los Angeles that represents film and theater composers, songwriters and music supervisors. The groom is the stepson of Dennis L. Burbridge.
In 2008, Ms. Edwards, a college junior, met Mr. Kraft, a freshman, while she was producing a student film and he was the boom operator.
Jessica Ente, Alexander Litt
Jessica Tana Ente and Alexander Bryce Litt were married July 13 at the Glen Head Country Club in Glen Head, N.Y. Cantor Elena Schwartz officiated.
Mrs. Litt, 27, works in Hoboken, N.J., as a manager of display and paid social marketing at Walmart.com, which is based in San Bruno, Calif. She graduated summa cum laude from Syracuse University.
She is the daughter of Lisa S. Ente and Scott C. Ente of Dix Hills, N.Y. The bride’s father is a senior vice president for investments at David Lerner Associates in Syosset, N.Y. Her mother is the director of real estate at Barnes & Noble in Westbury, N.Y.
Mr. Litt, 30, is a litigation associate at Moritt, Hock & Hamroff, a law firm in New York. He graduated cum laude from the University of Miami, from which he also received a law degree.
He is a son of Marty D. Litt of Roslyn, N.Y., and the late, Stacey K. Litt. The groom’s father is the president of the Pico Manufacturing Sales Corporation, an apparel importer in New York.
He is a stepson of Debbie E. Litt.
The couple met through the dating app Hinge in May 2014 in New York.
Meghan Doherty, Mitchell Lincoln
Meghan Christine Doherty and Mitchell John Lincoln were married July 13. The Rev. Steven A. Bell, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony at St. Paul’s Church in Binghamton, N.Y.
Mrs. Lincoln, 32, is a licensed clinical social worker in Manhattan. She graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University and received a master’s degree in social work from N.Y.U.
She is the daughter of Margaret Lyons Doherty and Timothy G. Doherty, both of Binghamton. The bride’s father retired as a pipe fitter with United Association Local 112 in Binghamton. Her mother is a guidance counselor at Calvin Coolidge Elementary School in Binghamton.
Mr. Lincoln, 32, is the operations director at Uncommon Leadership Charter High School in Brooklyn. He graduated cum laude from Coe College in Iowa.
He is a son of Mary Lincoln and Richard Lincoln of DeWitt, Iowa. The groom’s mother is a registered nurse at the MercyOne Clinton Medical Center in Clinton, Iowa. His father is the sheriff of Clinton County.
The couple met in 2014 at a bar in Astoria, Queens, while each was out bar crawling with their own group of friends. He asked her to be his partner in cricket, the popular darts game. “Things were very fun and light, and we were winning,” the bride said.
Padric McCaig, Brian Cheu
Padric John McCaig and Brian Henry Cheu were married July 13 at CuriOdyssey, a science museum and wildlife center in San Mateo, Calif. Zoevonda L. Sutton, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated, with Joel W. Gonzales, another friend, taking part in the ceremony.
Mr. McCaig (left), 44, is the accreditation analyst at the dental school of the University of California, San Francisco. He graduated from San Francisco State University.
He is a son of Wendy S. McCaig of Marysville, Tenn., and the late Michael R. DeAngelis, who lived in Newport, Tenn. The groom’s mother retired as a yard maintenance worker in Queens for the Long Island Rail Road. His father retired as a business management consultant in Manhattan.
Mr. Cheu, 56, is the director for community development in the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development in San Francisco. He graduated from Stanford and received a law degree from Columbia.
He is the son of Dr. Donald H. Cheu of San Mateo and the late Lily Ginn Cheu. The groom’s mother was a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher at Andrew Jackson Elementary School in San Francisco before becoming a stay-at-home parent. His father, a general surgeon, retired as a staff physician at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in South San Francisco, Calif.
The couple met in 2005 while Mr. McCaig was helping a friend move out of an apartment in San Francisco. The friend’s roommate was a longtime friend of Mr. Cheu, who was visiting that same evening, and Mr. McCaig and Mr. Cheu got to talking, as both were working for nonprofit organizations at the time.
“He emailed me in the next few days, and it took me like a month or so to get back to him and say, ‘Hey it was nice meeting you and we should get together for lunch sometime,’” Mr. Cheu said. “That was quick for me — he proposed to me back in Christmas 2008, and we’re now getting married in 2019, so you can see, I’m not the fastest of movers.”
Adina Davis, Todd Smith
Adina Zara Davis and Todd Lowell Smith were married July 13 at the Pierre hotel in New York. Rabbi Linda Portnoy Goldberg, an independent rabbi based in White Plains, officiated.
The couple met at Cornell, from which eachgraduated, he cum laude.
Ms. Davis, 29, is an investor with BoxGroup, a venture capital firm based in New York, where she invests in early stage companies. She received an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
The bride is a daughter of Lisa W. Davis and Lowell B. Davis of Great Neck, N.Y.
Mr. Smith, also 29, is an associate in investment banking at J.P. Morgan in New York, where he advises companies in the media and telecommunications industries. He received an M.B.A. from Cornell.
The groom is the son of Ilene J. Smith and the stepson of Roger H. Sichel of Sag Harbor, N.Y.
Kathryn Bowman, Patrick Haughey
Kathryn Joy Bowman and Patrick Bernard Haughey were married July 13 at King Family Vineyards in Crozet, Va. The Rev. Kimberly Baker Glenn, an Episcopal priest, officiated.
Ms. Bowman, 31, is a senior program officer at Results for Development Institute, an international development nonprofit organization based in Washington. She graduated from the University of Virginia and received a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia.
The bride is the daughter of Ellen R. Bowman and W. David Bowman of Cincinnati. The bride’s father, who is retired, was the senior director of global medical affairs in Memphis for the spinal division of Medtronic, a medical technology company based in Fridley, Minn. Previously, he retired as the senior director of global medical affairs at Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals in Cincinnati, where the bride’s mother retired as the director of global external relations for health care, pharmaceuticals, and pet care businesses.
Mr. Haughey, 32, is a systems analyst in Washington for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in the Treasury Department. He graduated from the University of Maryland.
The groom is a son of Laurie B. Haughey and F. Brad Haughey of Chevy Chase, Md. The groom’s mother is a health communications specialist in Rockville, Md. for the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. The groom’s father works as an electrical engineer in Greenbelt, Md., for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
The couple met in April 2015 in Washington through the dating app Tinder.
Lulu Fogarty, Jason Prover
Lulu Fogarty and Jason Prover were married July 12 at Judson Memorial Church in Manhattan. Michael Horn, a Universal Life minister and a friend of the groom, officiated incorporating Jewish elements in the ceremony.
Ms. Fogarty, 32, who is pursuing a master’s degree in educational theater at City College, was a poetry and acting teacher at Urban Academy Laboratory High School in Manhattan. She is also an actor and playwright. In 2010 she created “Lillian Smith: Being Heard,” a one-woman show about a white Southern liberal who spoke out against segregation, and has performed it at various colleges along the East Coast and in Manhattan theaters. She is a founding ensemble member of 360 Repertory Theater Company in Manhattan, of which her father is the artistic director. She graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse.
She is the daughter of Leslie R. Dennis and Thom Fogarty of Manhattan. The bride’s father, in addition to directing, has also written several plays, including “Patient Lover Friend,” a drama about the AIDS crisis, performed last November by 360 Repertory Theater at Dixon Place. He also wrote “Lillian Smith’s Strange Fruit,” an adaptation of Ms. Smith’s play “Strange Fruit,’’ performed in 2015 at Piedmont College. The bride’s mother is the curriculum production manager at Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility in Manhattan.
Mr. Prover, also 32, is a professional trumpet player and teaches privately. In March he played with Lee Fields & the Expressions at the Van Morrison tribute at Carnegie Hall, and in 2017 with Wynton Marsalis at Jazz at Lincoln Center. He also leads, plays trumpet and does vocals for Sneak Thievery Orchestra. He graduated from the University of Florida and received a master’s degree in music from N.Y.U.
He is the son of Andrea B. Prover and Stanley L. Prover of Boca Raton, Fla. Until 2004, the groom’s mother was a purchasing manager for signage and facilities equipment at Alamo and National Car Rental in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. His father retired as a sales associate in the women’s shoe department at Macy’s in Boca Raton.
The couple met in November 2013 at a party in Brooklyn.
Yana Ankudinova, Igor Borodyansky
Yana Ankudinova and Igor Borodyansky were married July 9 at Conservatory Garden in Central Park. Tyler M. McDonald, ordained by American Marriage Ministries and a friend of the couple, officiated, incorporating Jewish traditions.
The couple met at Columbia, from which each graduated.
Mrs. Borodyansky, 29, is a senior product manager in Manhattan at Truveris, a health care technology company that provides ways for employers to reduce pharmaceutical costs.
She is the daughter of Olga Ankudinova of Manhattan and Sergey Ankudinov of Achinsk, Russia.
Mr. Borodyansky, 31, is a health care investment banker in the Manhattan office of Jefferies Group.
He is the son of Helena Borodyansky of Kirkwood, Mo., and Vadim Borodyansky of Great Kills, Staten Island.
The couple met in passing in 2013 when Mr. Borodyansky gave Ms. Ankudinova directions to her classroom in a hallway at Columbia. During the spring semester in 2014, they got to know each other better when they sat next to each other in a genetics class, and started studying together. She soon inspired him to write a poem about her. They began dating a couple of weeks later.
Jane Chen, Prateek Kumar
Jane Xi Chen and Prateek Kumar were married July 13 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany. Bishop Christopher Richard of the Old Catholic Order of Paul the Apostle officiated, with Pandit Shridhara Jayateerthachar taking part in a ceremony incorporating both Catholic and Hindu traditions.
The bride and groom met at Harvard, from which each graduated, he magna cum laude and she cum laude.
Ms. Chen, 28, is the founder of JXC Enterprises, a consultancy in Colonie, N.Y., affiliated with Lacuna, an asset management fund based in Regensburg, Germany.
She is the daughter of Tianming Chen and Minyao Chen of New York. The bride’s father is a self-employed structural engineer based in New York. The bride’s mother was a stay-at-home parent.
Mr. Kumar, 29, is the founder of Kumar Capital Partners, an investment management firm based in Colonie.
He is the son of Nilam Kumar and Aseem Kumar of Albany. The groom’s mother is a nurse at Van Rensselaer Manor, a rehabilitation facility in Troy, N.Y. The groom’s father is an environmental engineer for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in Albany.
Eden Maloney, Michael Lyons
Eden Marie Maloney and Michael Morris Lyons were married July 13 in Stanford, Calif. The Rev. John H. Harrison, a minister of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, performed the ceremony at Stanford Memorial Church.
The couple met at the University of California, Los Angeles, from which each graduated.
Mrs. Lyons, 29, is a candidate for a doctoral degree in immunology at Stanford, where her research focuses on understanding how infection with the Epstein-Barr virus contributes to the development of various cancers. On July 17, she is to begin as a medical student at Vanderbilt. Until June, she was a volunteer middle and high school science teacher at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.
She is the daughter of Patricia M. Maloney of Berkeley, Calif., and of Hubertus E. Paprotna of Stuart, Fla. The bride’s father is a fluid-dynamics engineer in the Jupiter, Fla., office of Siemens, the German company. Her mother is an adjunct professor of critical studies at the Oakland, Calif., campus of the California College of the Arts, and was a founder and the publisher of Art Practical, an arts journal in Berkeley.
The bride is also the stepdaughter of Carol Paprotna, a senior systems analyst in Stuart for the Martin County Board of Commissioners, and of Smith T. Weygant, who provides technical support to clients of Amazon’s web services division in San Francisco.
Mr. Lyons, 27, is studying for a doctoral degree in microbiology and immunology at Stanford, where his research focuses on immune responses to H.I.V., with an emphasis on vaccine design and development. In the 2018-19 academic year, he was the coach of Stanford’s men’s club volleyball team.
He is a son of Monica Lyons and Peter J. Lyons of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. The groom’s mother was a stay-at-home parent. His father retired as an aerospace engineer for Boeing El Segundo, Calif.
Daniella Tsakos, William Kaiserman
Daniella Josephine Tsakos and William Andrew Kaiserman are to be married July 14 at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Westfield, N.J. The Rev. Peter Delvizis, a Greek orthodox priest, is to perform the ceremony.
The bride and groom, both 27, met at Rutgers, from which each graduated.
The bride works in Totowa, N.J., as the chief of staff to State Senator Kristin Corrado, a Republican.
She is a daughter of Maria Tsakos and Paul Tsakos of Westfield. The bride’s father is a photojournalist and producer for Fox 5 News in New York.
The groom is an associate at the Marlin Hawk Group, a leadership advisory and executive search firm in New York.
He is the son of Mary T. Kaiserman and Jeffrey M. Kaiserman of Scotch Plains, N.J. The groom’s mother is a registered nurse at the Holy Trinity School in Westfield. His father is the director of regulatory affairs for NeoStrata, a skin-care brand based in Princeton, N.J.
Jackson Tilley, Michael Marano
Jackson Dodge Tilley and Michael Patrick Marano were married July 12 at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown in Syracuse. Joshua Weinstein, a Universal Life minister, officiated.
Mr. Tilley (left), 27, works in New York as the vice president for strategic partnerships and communications at Organa Brands, a cannabis distributor based in Denver. He graduated from the University of Colorado. He is the author of “Billion Dollar Dimebag” (Post Hill Press) to be released this fall.
He is a son of Mary E. Tilley and David R. Tilley of Greeley, Colo. Mr. Tilley’s mother, who is retired, was a children’s librarian at the Lincoln Park Library in Greeley. His father, who is also retired, was a building official for Larimer County Building Department in Fort Collins, Colo.
Until this month, Mr. Marano, 30, worked as a compliance coordinator at Organa Brands in Denver. In August, he is to pursue a law degree at Fordham. He graduated from Binghamton University.
He is a son of Sheila C. Marano and Michael J. Marano of Brewerton, N.Y. Mr. Marano’s mother is a special education assistant at the Mott Road Elementary School in Fayetteville, N.Y. His father works in Syracuse as a regional sales manager for Marcolin Eyewear, which is based in Summerville, N.J.
The couple met in 2016 outside of a 12-Step Program meeting in Beverly Hills, Calif. They spoke briefly but exchanged only first names. Both spent the next three weeks searching for each other on social media. Mr. Tilley found Mr. Marano’s account on Instagram and sent him a direct message, but didn’t receive a response. Shortly after, Mr. Tilley received a message from Mr. Marano on Facebook and the two have been together ever since.
Patricia Pan, Terence Lin
Patricia Pan and Terence Lin were married July 12 at Solage, a resort in Calistoga, Calif. Thomas Lin, the groom’s father who became a deputy marriage commissioner for the occasion, officiated.
Ms. Pan, 35, is a manager of sales strategy and client development at Tiffany & Company in New York. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received an M.B.A. from Northwestern.
She is a daughter of Mary Pan and Shuhshen Pan of Morganville, N.J. The bride’s parents, who are retired, worked in Middletown, N.J. as computer engineers for AT&T.
Mr. Lin, 33, is an investment analyst at Rudman Capital Management, a hedge fund in New York. He graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers and received an M.B.A. from Columbia.
He is the son of Amy Lin and Thomas Lin of Chandler, Ariz. The groom’s mother worked as a librarian in Cypress, Calif., before becoming a stay-at-home parent. His father, who is retired, worked in New York as a product engineer for Chubb Limited, a Swiss insurance company.
The couple first met as teenagers in 1999 while attending the same church in New Jersey. The pair dated on and off in New York from 2007 to 2010 before Ms. Pan left for business school. In June 2015, Ms. Pan started her current job at Tiffany, where her hiring manager happened to be a close friend of Mr. Lin’s from Columbia. Ms. Pan and Mr. Lin reconnected in fall 2015, and started dating again.
Lauren Valacer, Steven Winn
Lauren Therese Valacer and Steven Charles Winn were married July 13 at the Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City. Peter C. Hill, a friend of the groom, officiated, having become a Universal Life minister for the occasion.
Ms. Valacer, 35, is a stay-at-home parent. She graduated from N.Y.U.
She is the daughter of Therese Affuso Valacer of Fort Lee, N.J. The bride’s mother retired as a school nurse at North Arlington High School in North Arlington, N.J., and is a supervising nurse at Spectrum for Living, the Rivervale, N.J., organization that operates homes for adults with developmental disabilities.
Mr. Winn, 54, is the chief development officer for the American operations of JERA, a Japanese investor in power and energy infrastructure projects. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and received an M.B.A. from Cornell.
He is a son of Helen Skrodis Winn of Naples, Fla., and the late Philip D. Winn. The groom’s mother was a stay-at-home parent. His father retired as a vice president for institutional sales in the Boston office of Salomon Brothers.
The groom’s previous marriage ended in divorce.
The couple met in 2008 while working at Nuclear Innovation North America, a power development joint venture in New York of NRG Energy of Princeton, N.J., and the Toshiba Corporation of Japan. The groom was an executive with NRG Energy, and the bride was a senior financial analyst.
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