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This Week’s Wedding Announcements

Jun 23, 2019

Sidra Zaidi and Sean Galvin

Sidra Saba Zaidi and Sean Michael Galvin met while at N.Y.U., from which each received a law degree.

In June 2016, Ms. Zaidi, who had gone on a steady run of “extremely bad dates,” decided to organize a “girls’ night out” at a karaoke bar in Manhattan with one specific request attached to her invitation: no men allowed.

“I was done with the dating scene,” she said. “I was mostly meeting people on dating apps, and going on first dates every week in the hope of meeting someone special and getting married and starting a family.”

Much to Ms. Zaidi’s chagrin, one of her friends brought along three men to the celebration. The friend, sensing a potential connection, introduced Ms. Zaidi to Mr. Galvin, who was born and raised in Anchorage and also happened to be one of Ms. Zaidi’s classmates at N.Y.U. Ms. Zaidi and Mr. Galvin had many mutual friends and had once even studied for finals together.

“Although we both liked each other, neither of us were brave enough to make the first move,” Ms. Zaidi said.

They began a conversation at the karaoke bar. Ms. Zaidi told Mr. Galvin that she was born in Lahore, Pakistan, and immigrated to the United States at a young age. She also told him that she had attended N.Y.U. as a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar and Filomen M. D’Agostino Scholar for Women and Children, and that while in graduate school at Columbia, she volunteered in Nairobi, Kenya, and was an author of a study on the sexual and reproductive health of Kenyan women who have sex with women.

“She was different from other people I had met in law school,” Mr. Galvin said. “She had an unguarded nature that made it incredibly easy to open up with her, and she wasn’t afraid of laughing loudly and often.”

Ms. Zaidi was also intrigued by Mr. Galvin. “I had never met anyone from Alaska, and the immediate image that came to my mind was of a lumberjack,” she said. “But as I began talking to Sean, he came across to me as a very sophisticated and worldly person.”

Ms. Zaidi’s matchmaking friend interrupted their conversation and suggested that Ms. Zaidi and Mr. Galvin sing a duet, and they obliged by choosing Billy Joel’s “She’s Always a Woman.”

Unbeknown to Ms. Zaidi, Mr. Galvin was a bluegrass musician. “When I heard his incredible voice against this live piano, and saw the way he effortlessly performed in front of the crowd, my heart melted and I decided that I was ready to open up to someone again,” Ms. Zaidi said.

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Katie Sturino and John Forkin

Katie Sturino and John Forkin met on the Bumble dating app in February 2017. At the time of their meeting, Mr. Forkin was living in Astoria, Queens, and working as a UPS delivery driver, and Ms. Sturino was living in Manhattan and already an entrepreneur. Their first date, Mr. Forkin’s idea, was a screening of the Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast” in Manhattan, on Valentine’s Day.

“I was shocked that he was into that, but I love Disney movies, so I was like, ‘You know what? O.K., we can go,’” Ms. Sturino said.

Though she had initiated a conversation with him on Bumble because she thought he was cute, she was not impressed with his appearance when they met.

It was his outfit. “He was wearing jeggings,” she said. “I definitely was not thinking, ‘This is the man of my dreams.’”

Still, the evening ended with a kiss. And though Ms. Sturino wasn’t sure she wanted to hear from Mr. Forkin again, she did. Sooner than she expected. The day after their date she left for a trip to Antigua with a friend. Mr. Forkin texted constantly.

“He would just tell me what was going on with his day. And that’s the thing about John — he’s so comfortable just being himself,” Ms. Sturino said. She was charmed.

On her return from Antigua, Mr. Forkin arranged a second date at an Italian restaurant, Forno Siciliano, in his neighborhood.

“It’s the best Sicilian restaurant ever,” he said. “It really worked out.” This time, he dressed more carefully. “I felt the vibe that my jeggings were no good, and I made an adjustment.”

A few weeks later, a nor’easter hit New York. Ms. Sturino had a moment of reckoning. “I was thinking, I don’t want to be in my apartment alone,” she said. “But the only person I wanted to come over was John. That’s when I knew there was something there.”

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Amy Burkhoff, Adam Ilowite

Amy Rebecca Burkhoff and Adam Finkelstein Ilowite were married June 22. Rabbi Lee Friedlander officiated in the events space at the Roundhouse in Beacon, N.Y.

Mrs. Ilowite, 29, was until June 14 a corporate associate in the Manhattan law office Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo. In July, she is to become an associate in the Austin, Tex., law office Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. She graduated from Cornell and received a law degree from Fordham.

She is a daughter of Amanda M. Burkhoff and Dr. Daniel Burkhoff of Manhattan. The bride’s father, a cardiologist, is the director for heart failure, hemodynamics and circulatory support research at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in Manhattan.

Mr. Ilowite, 29, is an engagement manager for health care companies, in Manhattan, for McKinsey & Company, the management consultancy. He graduated from Wesleyan University and received an M.B.A. from N.Y.U.

He is the son of Cheryl Finkelstein and Dr. Norman T. Ilowite of Roslyn, N.Y. His mother retired as a social worker in the Herricks Union Free School District in New Hyde Park, N.Y. His father retired as the chief of pediatric rheumatology at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, in the Bronx.

The couple met in 2014 through the dating app Hinge, and had their first date in Manhattan.

Seth Dager, Eric Ball

Seth John Dager and Eric Haines Ball were married June 22 at the North Branch Inn, a hotel in North Branch, N.Y. Ellen Bray, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated.

Mr. Dager (left), 31, works in New York as the senior social media producer for Mars Wrigley, the candy company based in Hackettstown, N.J. He graduated from Indiana University.

He is a son of Michelle Dager and Steven J. Dager, both of Fort Wayne, Ind.

Mr. Ball , 34, is a licensed architect who work in New York as a project manager for Adjaye Associates, an architecture firm that also has offices in London and Accra, Ghana. He graduated from the University of Southern California.

He is the son of Deborah H. Starke of Kansas City, Mo., and the late Steven S. Ball, who lived in Tulsa, Okla. He is the stepson of Patrick B. Starke.

The couple met in February 2013 through the dating site OkCupid.

Helen Hatch, Stewart Gilson

Helen Simpson Hatch and Stewart Robert Gilson were married June 22 in Quogue, N.Y. The Rev. Amy Austin Slater performed the ceremony at the Episcopal Church of the Atonement, with the Rev. Charles M. Cary, a Presbyterian minister, taking part.

The couple met in 2005 at Williams College, from which both graduated, she cum laude. They began dating in 2016 while they were both working in New York.

The bride, 32, is an assistant vice president and specialist in prints in the San Francisco office of Sotheby’s, the auction house. She received a master’s degree in art history from Cambridge University in England, and is to begin studying for an M.B.A. at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, in August.

She is the daughter of Georgia K. Hatch and Robert S. Hatch of Quiogue, N.Y. The bride’s father is the director of the American fund-raising arm of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, a British organization. Her mother is an associate broker in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., at Brown Harris Stevens, the real estate company.

The groom, 33, is an associate in the San Francisco office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, a law firm. He received a law degree from N.Y.U., and was a Fulbright scholar in New Delhi in 2010, teaching middle-school English at a Navyug School.

He is the son of Wendy Pollock-Gilson and Robert J. Gilson of Morristown, N.J. The groom’s mother is the librarian and media specialist at the Normandy Park School in Morristown. His father is a judge on New Jersey Superior Court’s appellate division, and has his chambers in Morristown.

Lily Brynes, Samson Walla

Lily Sarah Brynes and Samson Travis Walla were married June 22 at Troutbeck, an events space in Amenia, N.Y. Victor F. Imbimbo, who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion and is the groom’s stepfather, officiated, incorporating Jewish traditions.

The couple each graduated from George Washington University, he summa cum laude.

Mrs. Walla, 28, is the founder and chief executive of Spots NYC, a personalized mini cupcake company in Manhattan.

She is a daughter of Karen Binder-Brynes of Manhattan and Gary S. Brynes of Williamsburg, Va.; and a stepdaughter of Paul Neuman and Abby Brynes. The bride’s father retired as a residential broker at the Corcoran Group in Manhattan. Her mother is a psychologist in private practice in Manhattan. Her stepfather is the president of Neuman’s Kitchen, a caterer there, and the chairman of the Hope Program based in Brooklyn, which provides training, jobs, and career guidance in the sustainable sector to low-income New Yorkers.

Mr. Walla, 30, is a strategic operations manager in Manhattan at Uber, a transportation technology company.

He is the son of Jill Sussman and Mr. Imbimbo of Greenwich, Conn. The groom’s mother is a private art dealer in Manhattan. His stepfather is the president and the chief executive of Caring Today in Greenwich, a provider of support to family caregivers. He is on the board of the School for Field Studies in Beverly, Mass., a study abroad program for college students focusing on environmental field-based research.

The couple were introduced in February 2013 through the dating app Tinder after a locational glitch. Ms. Brynes was finishing up college in Washington, while Mr. Walla, who had been there for President Barack Obama’s inauguration, was back in Manhattan, but still being picked up as being in Washington. A week later, while Ms. Brynes visited Manhattan for the weekend, they managed to have a first date at the Commodore, known for its fried chicken, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and found they had many mutual friends from college and high school, and quickly began dating.

Natasha Thondavadi, Harry Larson

Natasha Thondavadi and Harry Perlmuth Larson were married June 22 at the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago. Andrew M. Kahn, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated.

The couple met at Yale, from which both graduated, she magna cum laude. Both also received graduate degrees from Harvard in May, hers an M.B.A. and his a law degree, magna cum laude.

Ms. Thondavadi, 27, is to begin as a consultant in the Chicago office of the Boston Consulting Group in July.

She is the daughter of Paru Thondavadi and Nandu Thondavadi of Barrington, Ill. The bride’s father, who is retired, was the chief executive for the American operations, which were in Schaumburg, Ill., of Mascon Global, a software company. Her mother is a high school substitute teacher in the public schools of both Barrington and of Lake Zurich, Ill.

Mr. Larson, 27, is to become a law clerk in the Chicago law office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in August.

He is the son of Carolyn Perlmuth and Christopher Larson of New York. The groom’s mother is an executive director, overseeing private membership groups, in New York, for Euromoney Institutional Investor, a financial publishing company and conference producer. His father is the managing editor of Today’s Science, a publication of Infobase, which is a New York provider of supplemental educational materials.

Annie Cai, George Adams III

Annie Cai and George Bell Adams III were married June 22 at the Montauk Lake Club in Montauk, N.Y. Richard D. Gage, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated.

The bride and groom met at Vassar College, from which each graduated.

Mrs. Adams, 29, teaches middle school science at the Convent and Stuart Hall Schools of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco. She received a master’s degree in childhood education from Hunter College, specializing in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

She is the daughter of Yong Yin Cai and Xi Guang Cai of Brooklyn. The bride’s father is a chef at Hong Kong Fusion in Cherry Hill, N.J. Her mother stocks displays at the Abercrombie & Fitch store in Manhattan.

Mr. Adams, 31, is an associate in the San Francisco office of Shearman & Sterling, a law firm. He received a law degree cum laude from Fordham.

He is the son of E. Jean Adams and Mr. Adams Jr., both of Manhattan. The groom’s mother is an associate broker at Brown Harris Stevens, the Manhattan real estate company. His father owns a contemporary art gallery, which bears his name, in Manhattan.

Dana Aidekman, David Putman

Dana Ariel Aidekman and David Allen Putman were married June 21 at Natirar, an events space in Peapack, N.J. Sage Aidekman, the bride’s sister who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated.

Mrs. Putman, 29, manages brand partnerships and marketing for Something Navy, a fashion and media company in New York. She graduated cum laude from Tufts.

She is a daughter of Susan M. Aidekman and Gary O. Aidekman of Madison, N.J. The bride’s father is president of the Highview Capital Corporation, a private family office with its own investment portfolio in Chatham, N.J. He is also a past president of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ. Her mother was a stay-at-home parent.

Mr. Putman, also 29, is a technical sales representative of Penn Color, a family-owned manufacturer of plastic colorants, color concentrates, pigment dispersions and inks; it is based in Doylestown, Pa. He graduated from Duke.

He is a son of Paula Putman and Kevin Putman Sr. of Doylestown. The groom’s father is the chief executive of Penn Color. His mother was also a stay-at-home parent.

The couple, high school sweethearts, met in September 2007 while attending the Hun School of Princeton.

Drew Gannon, Siddhartha Singh

Drew Alison Gannon and Siddhartha Singh were married June 22 at the Community United Methodist Church in Elm Grove, Wis. The Rev. Kris Androsky, a Methodist minister, performed the ceremony. Later that day, Navin Davé, a Hindu priest, led a traditional Hindu ceremony at the Pritzlaff Building in Milwaukee.

The bride and groom graduated from Northwestern.

Until June 14, Ms. Gannon, 29, worked in Brooklyn as an associate director at Achievement First, a charter school network with schools in New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island. She is to pursue an M.B.A. degree from Northwestern in the fall.

She is a daughter of Stacey M. Gannon and James P. Gannon of Brookfield, Wis. The bride’s father, who is retired, served as the chief financial officer of Husco International, a manufacturer of hydraulics components in Waukesha, Wis. Her mother, who is also retired, was the producer for the musical department at the Brookfield Central High School in Brookfield, Wis.

Until June 3, Mr. Singh, 28, was the senior director of logistics at Blue Apron, a meal-kit service based in Manhattan. In August, he is to pursue an M.B.A. degree from Harvard.

He is the son of Sarita Singh and Sudhanshu K. Singh of Tucson. The groom’s mother serves as a board member of the India Society of Southern Arizona in Tucson. His father works in Tucson as the global product manager of large mining trucks at Caterpillar, a heavy-equipment maker based in Deerfield, Ill.

The couple met in 2015 in New York at a party hosted by a friend of the bride.

Vinca Chow, William Jamara

Vinca Wing Kar Chow and William Andrew Jamara were married June 22 at the Park Street Church in Boston. The Rev. Dr. Raymond Kam, an evangelical Christian minister, performed the ceremony.

Dr. Chow, 33, is an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Dartmouth, as well as an anesthesiologist and critical-care physician at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She graduated from the University of Toronto and received a medical degree from Stanford and completed an anesthesiology residency at Harvard. She also received a critical-care subspecialization certificate from Duke.

She is a daughter of Connie L. O. Cheung and Sammy C. K. Chau of Toronto. The bride’s father, who is retired, worked in Toronto as an electrical engineer and computer consultant for d.d. Synergy Hellas, a consulting firm based in Greece that provides integrated information technology solutions. Her mother, who is retired, was a legal secretary for the Janssen Law Professional Corporation in Toronto.

Mr. Jamara, 36, is a clinical mental health therapist at Clara Martin Center in Randolph, Vt. He graduated magna cum laude from Messiah College and received a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling with a specialization in trauma from Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass.

He is a son of Barbara S. Jamara and Dr. Richard J. Jamara of Randolph, Mass. The groom’s mother works part time as a teacher’s assistant at the First Baptist Christian School in Weymouth, Mass. His father is a professor emeritus at the New England College of Optometry in Boston.

The couple met in October 2015 at Boston Commons, a public park, while serving on the Park Street Church’s homeless outreach team.

Marissa Krupen, Daniel Shlomi

Marissa Gabrielle Krupen and Daniel Shlomi are to be married June 23 at the Langham Huntington hotel in Pasadena. Rabbi Stephen W. Goodman is to officiate.

Ms. Krupen, 31, will take her husband’s name. She is an associate producer in marketing services at Technicolor, a provider of production, postproduction, and distribution services for the entertainment industry in Los Angeles. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in fine arts and another in computer science. She is the daughter of Andrea Farkas Krupen and Dr. Jeffrey M. Krupen of Garden City, N.Y. The bride’s father is an internist in private practice in Bayside, Queens, of which her mother is the office manager.

The bride is a maternal granddaughter of Robin L. Farkas, who was chairman of Alexander’s Department Stores, and a great-granddaughter of George Farkas, who opened the first store in the Bronx in 1928.

The groom, 33, is a real estate lawyer in the Los Angeles office of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California, from which he also received a law degree. Mr. Shlomi is a son of Hanna Shlomi and Benjamin Shlomi of Los Angeles. They own a jewelry business in Los Angeles.

The couple were introduced through JSwipe in December 2016, and a couple of days later met for dinner at a restaurant in Los Angeles. After that first date Mr. Shlomi told his roommate he had met his wife.

In April 2018, he proposed in Paris, and a few days later they went to Israel to celebrate with his family.

Aislinn Probst, Nicolas Shyne

Aislinn Garnett Probst and Nicolas Andrew Shyne, each of whom hold the rank of lieutenant junior grade in the Navy, were married June 22 at the United States Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Md. Lt. Cmdr. Jason Gregory, a Presbyterian chaplain, performed the ceremony.

The couple met at the Naval Academy, from which they graduated.

The bride, 23, is taking her husband’s name. She is a surface warfare officer onboard the U.S.S. Rushmore (LSD-47), and is stationed at Naval Base San Diego.

She is the daughter of Denise A. Probst and Thomas D. Probst of Arnold, Md. The bride’s father is a supervisor in Baltimore with the special investigations unit of Geico, the insurance carrier. Her mother is a customer engagement executive at SAP Concur, a provider of integrated travel and expense management services in Annapolis.

The groom, 24, is an information professional officer in the Navy who is stationed at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia.

He is a son of Anna Ortega-Shyne and Jeffrey M. Shyne of South Bend, Ind. In July, the groom’s mother will begin working as a program assistant at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame-Project on Revitalizing Catholic Engagement on Nuclear Disarmament. The groom’s father serves as Notre Dame’s organizational development manager and learning manager.

Maureen Mackenzie, Glenn Ruppel

Maureen Lucy Mackenzie and Glenn Alan Ruppel were married June 22 at St. Paul’s Chapel in New York. The Rev. Kristin Kaulbach Miles, an Episcopal priest, officiated.

Dr. Mackenzie-Ruppel, 59, is the dean of the School of Business at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, N.Y., from which she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in business and psychology. She received an M.B.A. in total quality management from Dowling College, which was in Oakdale, N.Y., and a doctorate in information studies from Long Island University, C. W. Post campus. She is on the board of the Northeast Business & Economic Association in Newport, R.I., a nonprofit focusing on professional research and scholarship in education.

She is a daughter of the late Mary Kenny and the late Dennis P. Kenny, who lived in Baldwin, N.Y. The bride’s father was a manager at AT&T in Parsippany, N.J. Her mother, a stay-at-home parent, then worked part-time as a salesperson at Macy’s at Roosevelt Field in Garden City, N.Y.

Mr. Ruppel, 57, is a producer at “20/20,” the ABC newsmagazine, where until 2013 he was a senior producer for “The Lookout,” a consumer investigative program. His investigative stories have focused on false advertising, health care fraud, clashes over free speech and gun safety for children. He graduated from N.Y.U.

He is a son of Barbara L. Ruppel and Robert F. Ruppel of Glen Cove, N.Y. The groom’s mother retired as the reading coordinator at Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School in Roosevelt, N.Y. His father worked in Hauppauge, N.Y., as the chief engineer at Cashin Systems, a maker of slicing and weighing equipment for the meatpacking industry.

The bride’s previous two marriage ended in divorce, as did the groom’s previous marriage.

The couple were introduced in 2016 through the dating app OkCupid, and a week later they said it was love at first sight on their first date at Rio Grande restaurant in the Murray Hill section of New York, where she nodded a lot and whispered a few words here and there because she had laryngitis.

Katharine Beck, Joshua Lake McGuire

Katharine Leigh Beck and Joshua Lake McGuire were married June 22. The Rev. Bruce H. Davidson, a Lutheran minister, officiated at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown, N.J.

Ms. Beck, 36, is the director for college counseling at the NYC iSchool, a public high school in New York. She is also an adjunct instructor for counseling and clinical psychology at Columbia University’s Teachers College. She graduated from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., received a master’s degree in education from Seton Hall and received another master’s degree, in psychological counseling, from Columbia.

She is a daughter of Lois Platz Kopf of Morristown, N.J., and Gregory A. Beck of Durham, N.C., and is also a stepdaughter of Rodger C. Kopf.

Mr. McGuire, 39, is a senior director for commercial leasing at Tishman Speyer, the New York real estate investment company. He graduated from Connecticut College and received both a law degree and a master’s degree in international business and trade law from Fordham.

He is a son of Dr. Mary Lake Polan of Camp Verde, Tex., and Dr. Joseph S. McGuire of Guilford, Conn., and is also a stepson of Frank A. Bennack Jr.

Sarah McCue, Maxwell Kaplan

Sarah Eileen McCue and Maxwell Bernard Kaplan were married June 22 at the home of the bride’s parents in Rye, N.H. Nicholas E. Milne, a friend of the couple, officiated, having received a license from New Hampshire to solemnize the marriage.

Ms. McCue, 32, is a freelance website designer in Ottawa. She graduated from Simmons College.

She is a daughter of Eileen Behan McCue and David E. McCue. The bride’s father, a marriage and family therapist, is a partner in Portsmouth Psychiatric Associates in Portsmouth, N.H. Her mother is a registered and licensed dietitian in the Hampton, N.H., office of Core Physicians, a group medical practice, and is also the author of “The Baby Food Bible” (Ballantine, 2008).

Mr. Kaplan, 30, is a policy adviser for international multilateral matters at Fisheries and Oceans Canada, a government ministry in Ottawa. He graduated from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and received a doctoral degree in biological oceanography from M.I.T.

He is a son of Susan M. Krever and William E. Kaplan of Toronto. The groom’s mother is a residential sales and rentals agent for Chestnut Park Real Estate in Toronto. His father is a labor law mediator and arbitrator in Toronto and is also the author of “Why Dissent Matters” (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017).

The couple met in September 2013 at a restaurant and bar in Cambridge, Mass., where she struck up a conversation with him.

Emily Laird, Scott Dresser

Emily Maryn Laird and Scott James Dresser were married June 22 at First Parish Church of York, Me. Dan Hollis, a United Church of Christ minister and pastor, performed the ceremony.

Mrs. Dresser, 30, is a development assistant at Preble Street, a nonprofit organization in Portland, Me., that provides social services to the homeless. She graduated from Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass., and received a master’s degree in arts administration from Boston University.

She is the daughter of Jeannine C. Atkins and Peter A. Laird of Whately, Mass. The bride’s father, a comic book writer and artist, is a creator of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Her mother is the author of 15 books, including novels and picture books for children. Her most recent book was “Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science” (Simon & Schuster, 2016).

Mr. Dresser, 32, is studying for a master’s degree in public policy at the University of Southern Maine. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

He is a son of Susan L. Dresser and James G. Dresser of Hingham, Mass. The groom’s parents work at the Dresco Belting Company in Weymouth, Mass. His mother is the office manager. His father is a vice president and treasurer.

The couple met on Match.com in January 2017.

Paulene Meyers, Robert Underwood

Paulene Beth Meyers and Robert Alexander Underwood were married June 22 at the Bordone, an events space in Long Island City, Queens. Alex Meyers, the brother of the bride who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated.

Mrs. Underwood, who is 30 and works in New York, is the director of technology projects at Relay Graduate School of Education, which provides training for teachers and school leaders. She graduated from Stanford and received a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard and a master’s in education from Hunter College.

She is the daughter of Janet B. Meyers and Andrew H. Meyers of Roslyn, N.Y. The bride’s father is the president and chief executive of Eschen Prosthetic and Orthotic Labs, a New York-based service provider of braces and artificial limbs. Her mother was a stay-at-home parent.

Mr. Underwood, 31, is an associate specializing in executive compensation and employee benefits at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, a law firm in New York. He graduated from Yale and received a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

He is a son of Kerry B. Underwood and Richard C. Underwood of Phoenix. The groom’s mother retired as an adoption lawyer in private practice in Phoenix. His father is a partner in Ryan Rapp & Underwood, a law firm in Phoenix. The groom’s father also served as a law clerk to former Chief Justice Fred C. Struckmeyer of the Arizona Supreme Court.

The couple met in 2012 at a party in Palo Alto, Calif., hosted by the groom’s brother and the bride’s college roommate, who are now married.

Lynn Stopher, Rajiv Desai

Lynn Estes Stopher and Rajiv Mahendra Desai were married June 22 at Whitehall, an events space in Louisville, Ky. David W. Stopher, a brother of the bride, officiated, having become a Universal Life minister for the occasion. Reena Mahendra Shah, the groom’s sister, took part in the ceremony, performing Hindu marriage traditions including the lighting of a candle and the exchange of floral garlands.

Ms. Stopher, 31, is a staff lawyer at the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago, where she works on a project for asylum seekers. She graduated from the University of Virginia, received a master’s degree in international education policy from Harvard and received a law degree from Vanderbilt.

She is the daughter of Nancy Stanger Stopher and Robert E. Stopher of Louisville. The bride’s father is a partner in Boehl Stopher & Graves, a Louisville law firm. Her mother was a stay-at-home parent.

Mr. Desai, 32, is a health care services consultant in the Chicago office of L.E.K. Consulting. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and received a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering from Harvard.

He is the son of Nalini P. Desai and Mahendra P. Desai of San Diego. His father retired as an aerospace engineer in San Diego for United Technologies. His mother retired as a clinical laboratory scientist at Sharp Healthcare, a health system in San Diego.

The couple initially met in 2012, when Ms. Stopher visited Mr. Desai’s apartment to hang out with his roommates, who were also her classmates. Some months later, she happened to be walking by and found Mr. Desai out on the street, watching a house fire consume the place.

“He said, ‘My house is in flames — do you want to go get a beer?’” she recalled. (He said he recalls suggesting ice cream, but that shop was closed so they ended up getting beer after all.)

She offered to host Mr. Desai and his roommates until they could find a new place. As the weeks went by, the roommates all moved on. But Mr. Desai, smitten with Ms. Stopher, lingered, cleaning and cooking elaborate dinners, and doing everything possible to “be a really, really good house guest.”

Eventually, he too moved out, and the two quickly transitioned from accidental roommates to intentional dating. “We did everything backwards!” Ms. Stopher said.

Sarah Franklin, Ariel Peikes

Sarah Katherine Franklin and Ariel Samuel Peikes are to be married June 23 at One Hanover Square at India House, an events space in Manhattan. Rabbi Georgette Kennebrae is to officiate.

Ms. Franklin, 33, is a professional violinist who regularly performs with the New York Pops, Distinguished Concerts International New York and Westchester Philharmonic. She also teaches privately and in various music schools in Manhattan, including Lucy Moses School at the Kaufman Music Center at Lincoln Center, Third Street Music School and Bank Street School for Children in Manhattan. She graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and received a Master of Music degree in violin performance from Manhattan School of Music.

She is a daughter of Karen S. Franklin and Dr. Gerald S. Franklin of Amherst, Mass. The bride’s father retired as a psychiatrist at Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer, Mass. Her mother, a licensed clinical social worker, is the vice president of outpatient services at Servicenet in Northampton, Mass.

Mr. Peikes, 40, is an associate at Ostrolenk Faber, an intellectual property law practice in Manhattan. He graduated from Brown, and received a law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School.

He is the son of Rachel Peikes and Myron J. Peikes of Manhattan. The groom’s mother, who is retired, taught swimming and physical education to children at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn. His father retired as a history teacher at Samuel J. Tilden High School in Brooklyn, and then retired as an education sales representative at Scholastic, the educational publishing company in Manhattan.

The couple met in 2017 through the dating app Coffee Meets Bagel, and a week later bonded over music while having drinks at the Kimberly Hotel rooftop bar in Manhattan. In June 2018, Mr. Peikes called on three of Ms. Franklin’s friends — a cellist, violinist and violist — to play a mix of romantic classical music and pop songs by a fountain in Madison Square Park in Manhattan as he proposed.

Alix Dana, Charles Rubin

Alix Elizabeth Dana and Charles Samuel Jensen Rubin were married June 22 at the Arnold House, an events space in Livingston Manor, N.Y. Rabbi Laurie Phillips officiated.

The bride, 30, is the director of a weeklong art fair known as Independent, which takes place annually in March at Spring Studios in Manhattan. She graduated from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

She is a daughter of Grace C. Dana of West Palm Beach, Fla., and James D. Dana of Longmont, Colo. The bride’s father retired as a financial trader with Fortis Investments in Manhattan. Her mother, who works in West Palm Beach, Fla., is a sales associate with the Corcoran Group, a residential real estate brokerage based in Manhattan.

The groom, 33, is a photographer and artist who has been commissioned by The New Yorker, Bloomberg Businessweek, Cultured and Vice, among other publications. His photo-based artwork is a part of the collection of the Henry Art Museum in Seattle and is also on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He graduated from Haverford College and received a master of fine arts degree from the Parsons School of Design in Manhattan.

He is a son of Ea Jensen and Dr. David Rubin, both of New Rochelle, N.Y. The groom’s mother is a textile artist and the director of Ethical Culture Nursery School in White Plains. His father is the chair of the department of pediatrics at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. The groom is the stepson of James Brown, the principal and director of environmental planning at Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants in Manhattan.

The groom is also the maternal great-grandson of Georg Jensen, the Danish silversmith and jewelry designer.

The couple met in 2012 through mutual friends in Manhattan.

Edward Heim, Christian Lynch

Edward Louis Heim and Christian William Lynch were married June 22 at the Current, an events space at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. Rosemary S. Pooler, a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, officiated.

Mr. Heim (left), 55, is a senior underwriter for the Fidelity National Title Insurance Company in Manhattan. He also serves on the board of directors for the Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution, a community mediation center in the Bronx. He graduated from the University at Buffalo.

He is a son of Esther M. Heim and Herbert H. Heim of Fayetteville, N.Y. His mother retired as a proposal specialist for government contracts with the General Electric Company in Syracuse. His father retired as a partner in the Koldin Law Center, in East Syracuse, N.Y.

Mr. Lynch, 47, is the founder of (212) Goods, a new woman’s wear collection starting in fall 2020. He graduated from Arizona State.

He is a son of Paula A. Lynch of Orland Park, Ill., and the late Thomas W. Lynch. Mr. Lynch’s father retired as the director of sales for Allied Tube and Conduit in Harvey, Ill. He was also a Marine. Mr. Lynch’s mother was a stay-at-home parent.

The couple were introduced in 2008 by mutual friends in Fire Island Pines, N.Y.

Alexandra Nemeth, Dmitriy Slavin

Alexandra Lara Nemeth and Dmitriy Slavin were married June 22. The Rev. Arthur Golino performed the ceremony at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan.

Ms. Nemeth, 30, is a foreign affairs officer in Washington for the State Department, managing a digital campaign for the young African leaders initiative network, a public diplomacy program. She graduated from American University.

She is the daughter of Laura M. Nemeth and Peter S. Nemeth of New Fairfield, Conn. The bride’s father is a manager of the Farmington, Conn., location of Texas de Brazil, a restaurant chain. He is also an owner of Mimi’s, a neighborhood restaurant and piano bar in Manhattan. The bride’s mother is an event manager at the Danbury, Conn., site of Marriott SpringHill Suites hotel.

Mr. Slavin, 31, is an assistant United States attorney in Lexington, Ky. He graduated summa cum laude from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va., and received a law degree from Yale.

He is the son of Yelena Slavina and Mikhail A. Slavin of Forest Hills, Queens. The groom’s mother retired as a customer-service representative in the Bronx for Cablevision. His father retired as a project manager in the Bronx manufacturing facility of Perrigo, a pharmaceutical company.

The couple first met in 2013 at a house party of a mutual friend, but didn’t begin dating until three months later, in 2014, when they matched on both Coffee Meets Bagel and Hinge.

Rebecca Distler, Samuel Shepard

Rebecca Leigh Distler and Samuel Isaac Shepard were married June 22 at LionRock Farm, an events space in Sharon, Conn. Rabbi Daniel Ross officiated.

The bride and groom met at Yale, from which each graduated and from which she also received a master’s degree in public health.

Ms. Distler, 28, is the director of global health initiatives at Element, an artificial intelligence biometric digital identity company based in New York, where she oversees projects throughout Africa and Asia including Bangladesh, Cambodia and Mozambique. She is a member of the New York Hub of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum.

She is the daughter of Joanne Lipman and Thomas R. Distler of New York. The bride’s father is a partner in Brooks & Distler, an entertainment law practice in New York. Her mother is an author, journalist and television commentator. Until 2017 she was the editor in chief of USA Today and the USA Today Network, which includes more than 100 newspapers; and the chief content officer of its parent company Gannett in McLean, Va. Her most recent book is “That’s What She Said: What Men and Women Need to Know About Working Together” (William Morrow, 2018).

The groom, 31, is an investment analyst at Marble Ridge Capital, a hedge fund in New York.

He is a son of Jody Jaffe of Glasgow, Va., and Charles E. Shepard of Reno, Nev. The groom’s mother is an author who wrote the three books in the Natalie Gold horse-show mystery series (Ballantine Books). She also raises horses on her Shenandoah Valley farm, and is a mosaic artist whose work was recently displayed at the Blue Phoenix Cafe in Lexington, Va. His father is on the board of the Menasha Corporation, a family-owned corrugated- and plastic-packaging manufacturer in Neenah, Wis. The groom’s parents were reporters at The Charlotte Observer in Charlotte, N.C., and on the team awarded the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for meritorious public service for the coverage of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s PTL Television ministry, of which the groom’s father was the lead investigative reporter.

The groom is also a stepson of Wendy Swallow and John Muncie.

Mr. Shepard and Ms. Distler met at a Yale football tailgate in 2008, but she had no memory of ever meeting him. A few months later after being set up on a blind date for a formal, his dance prowess left an impression on Ms. Distler, who studied at the School of American Ballet as a child. At one point he threw her up in the air, and dropped her. The next day Ms. Distler, a freshman, accidentally dialed his cellphone number and unknowingly left a message telling a friend about the “super cute junior” who had danced with her all night.

Caroline Passano, William Cagney IV

Caroline Taylor Passano and William Patrick Cagney IV were married June 22 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Baltimore. The Rev. Jack M. Dennis, a Roman Catholic priest and an uncle of the bride, performed the ceremony.

Mrs. Cagney, 28, works in fund-raising at the Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery in Washington. She graduated from Vanderbilt and received a master’s degree in art and museum studies at Georgetown.

She is a daughter of Terry Dennis Passano and William M. Passano III of Princeton, N.J. The bride’s father, who works remotely from Princeton, is the president of Zensights, a biopharmaceutical vendor management company based in Phoenix. Her mother is a retail coordinator for Lafayette 148, a women’s clothing retailer based in New York.

Mr. Cagney, 30, is a policy analyst at the Department of Defense in Washington, and a first lieutenant in the Maryland Army National Guard. From April to October 2017, he deployed to Afghanistan with the Army’s Second Battalion, Seventh Special Forces Group for a six-month month tour. He graduated from Southern Methodist University and received a master of business in finance from Florida Atlantic University.

He is the son of Cynthia Sharp Cagney and Mr. Cagney III of Linville, N.C. The groom’s father, a retired lawyer, had a criminal defense practice in Miami, Fla. His mother was a stay-at-home parent.

The couple met on Halloween 2016 through the groom’s oldest sister.

Anna Fagin, Gardner Davis Jr.

Anna Michelle Fagin and Gardner Fabian Davis Jr. were married June 22 at the bride’s family home in Thetford, Vt. Mary Coxe, an aunt of the groom, received permission from the state of Vermont to officiate.

The bride and groom met at Dartmouth, from which each graduated magna cum laude.

The bride, 28, is an associate at 3L Capital, an investment firm in New York. She is a daughter of Alison Frankel and Dan Fagin of Sea Cliff, N.Y. The bride’s father is a professor of journalism at N.Y.U. and author of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book, “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation” (Bantam, 2013). Her mother writes the daily legal column, “On the Case,” for Reuters in New York.

The groom, also 28, is a senior investment associate at Bridgewater Associates in New York, where he specializes in fixed-income research. He is the son of Martha C. Davis and Mr. Davis Sr. of Jacksonville, Fla. The groom’s father is a corporate lawyer at Foley & Lardner, a law firm in Jacksonville. His mother was a stay-at-home parent.

Bitsy Rich, Bobby Groat

Elizabeth Rose Rich and Robert Vincent Groat were married June 20 at the East End Temple in New York. Cantor Shira Ginsburg officiated. On June 22, Cantor Ginsburg also led a second ceremony, in which the couple affirmed their vows, at City Vineyard, Pier 26 in New York.

Mrs. Groat, who is 30 and known as Bitsy, is a director of global communications for Visa in New York, working specifically for Visa’s sponsorship of the Olympics, New York Fashion Week and Hudson Yards. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles.

She is a daughter of Susan S. Rich and David N. Rich of Ridgefield, Conn. The bride’s father is a writer whose recent works include the novels “Middleman” (Dutton Publishing, 2013) and “Caravan of Thieves,” (Dutton Publishing, 2012). Her mother is the executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Webedia Movies Pro, a provider of data and technology for the film and entertainment industries.

Mr. Groat, who is 33 and known as Bobby, is a vice president at Barclays in New York. He graduated from the University of Michigan.

He is a son of Helga Groat of Detroit and the late Robert Groat. The groom’s mother is a medical technologist at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn, Mich. His father was an officer with the Van Buren Police Department in Van Buren Township, Mich., from 1990 to 1995. During that time, he was also an agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration in western Wayne County, Mich. He also served as a firefighter for the Livonia Fire Department in Michigan from 1988 to 1994.

The couple were introduced through mutual friends in New York in 2014.

Bryana Turner, Robert Jackson Jr.

Bryana Lauren Turner and Robert Joseph Jackson Jr. were married June 20 at their Manhattan apartment. Dr. Aaron L. Turner, the bride’s brother who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated.

Mrs. Jackson, 31, is the founder and principal of Turner Divorce Mediation, a law firm in Manhattan specializing in resolving family conflicts through amicable means. She previously worked in Brooklyn for Judge Delores Thomas of the matrimonial part of the New York Supreme Court. She graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and received a law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in Manhattan.

She is the daughter of Beth C. Turner of Los Angeles and the late Dr. William L. Turner. The bride’s mother is a school psychologist. Her father was an obstetrician and gynecologist in private practice in Long Beach, Calif.

Mr. Jackson, 42, is a commissioner on the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington. He is currently on public service leave from the faculty of the N.Y.U. School of Law, where he specializes in corporate law and financial regulation. He previously served in the Obama administration as a counselor to senior Treasury Department officials during the financial crisis.

The groom received two bachelors degrees, one in philosophy from the University of Oxford and the other in finance from the University of Pennsylvania, from which he also received an M.B.A. He also holds a master’s degree in public policy and a law degree from Harvard.

He is a son of Maureen A. Jackson and Robert Jackson Sr. of Rye Brook, N.Y. The groom’s mother teaches the first grade in the Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District. His father retired as the chief accounting officer of Scholastic, the educational publishing company in New York.

The couple were introduced in July 2013 by the groom’s childhood friend, Andrew Buzin, a New York lawyer. Mr. Jackson said that when Mr. Buzin contacted him to suggest that he connect, “He told me, in no uncertain terms: ‘This is the girl. Don’t screw it up.’”

Alston Gremillion, Aditya Rajagopalan

Alston Alice Ellen Gremillion and Aditya Ramesh Rajagopalan were married June 22. The Rev. Joseph E. Daly, an Episcopal priest, officiated at the Cabildo, a museum in New Orleans. On June 21, Pandit V. Narasimman Srowthy led the couple in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony at the Ritz Carlton, also in New Orleans.

Mrs. Rajagopalan, 27, is a first-year medical student at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and also leads fund-raising for the medical school’s student-run clinic, which provides care for underserved and homeless populations. She graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa.

She is a daughter of Ramona Saloom Gremillion and C. Mark Gremillion of Lafayette, La. The bride’s mother is a public relations consultant. The bride’s father is an independent real estate appraiser in Lafayette, and also is a director of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities in New Orleans.

Mr. Rajagopalan, 28, is a stock analyst, specializing in technology, at Och-Ziff Capital Management, a hedge fund in New York. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton.

He is the son of Jayashree Rajagopalan and Ramesh Rajagopalan of Glastonbury, Conn. The groom’s parents both work at Pratt & Whitney, the engine manufacturer, in East Hartford, Conn. His mother is the associate director for embedded systems, and his father is the senior fellow discipline lead for control and diagnostic systems.

The couple met in 2008 at Choate Rosemary Hall, the Wallingford, Conn., boarding and day school. She was a sophomore, and in her first year there, and he was a senior. Both played volleyball and so they quickly became friends.

Halsey Anderson, Stephen Green

Halsey Winifred Anderson and Stephen Douglas Green were married June 22 at the Church of the Atonement in Quogue, N.Y. The Rev. Amy A. Slater, an Episcopalian priest, officiated.

The bride, 38, is the vice president for content at the J. Crew Group, a multibrand retailer based in Manhattan. She graduated from George Washington University and received a master of fine arts degree in fiction writing from the New School in Manhattan.

She is the daughter of Margaret H. Gardiner of Manhattan and the late John B. Anderson, who lived in St. Louis. The bride’s mother is the executive director of the Merchant’s House Museum in Manhattan. The bride’s father was a vice president in the municipal bond trading department at J.P. Morgan in Manhattan.

The groom, 39, is a project manager with James E. Fitzgerald, a construction management firm in Manhattan. He graduated from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn. His previous marriage ended in divorce.

He is a son of Mary C. Green of Brooklyn and the late Donald T. Green of Summit, N.J. The groom’s mother, who is retired, was a credit and collections manager for Charmant USA, an eyewear company in Morris Plains, N.J. His father was a director of safety and security for the College of Saint Elizabeth in Convent Station, N.J.

The couple met in 2016 through the dating app Bumble.

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