Brigid Blakeslee and Jared Otto
Brigid Ann Blakeslee and Jared Harris Otto, who have both played bagpipes since they were children, met in August 2015 when she contacted him about potentially joining the Manchester Pipe Band, a competitive group for which he was then the pipe major.
He immediately suggested that she join the band for a competition the following month, but she had another commitment and so instead he invited her to practice with the group. Both said they felt an instant connection when they met in person.
“His care and concern for others was immediately evident to me, just from those first conversations,” she said. “He’s very generous with himself, and with others, sharing himself and his time. As I was getting back into piping, he spent a lot of time helping me get up to speed.”
Mr. Otto said he was interested in Ms. Blakeslee right off, but was hesitant to initiate a relationship with someone in the band.
As they got to know each other over the ensuing months, however, they found themselves spending hours talking after band practice.
“It was kind of a slow-burn situation,” Mr. Otto said. “It was really clear around January that something was going to happen sooner or later between us.”
Around St. Patrick’s Day, after a performance at the parade in Hartford, Ms. Blakeslee invited Mr. Otto to dinner.
The couple still disagrees as to whether that was their first date, but the next time they went out, there was no question.
Caroline Katzman, Alec Guzov
Caroline Lili Katzman and Alexander Victorovich Guzov were married Aug. 11 at Westwood Country Club in St. Louis. Rabbi Susan Talve officiated.
Ms. Katzman, 27, is a fourth-year medical student, specializing in internal medicine, at N.Y.U. She graduated magna cum laude from Brown.
She is a daughter of Diane K. Katzman and Dr. David A. Katzman of St. Louis. The bride’s father is an internal medicine physician in St. Louis. Her mother, who owns a company bearing her name, is a jewelry and accessory designer in St. Louis; she is also the board president of St. Louis Public Radio.
Mr. Guzov, also 27, known as Alec, is in his second year of business school at Harvard. Previously, he worked at New Mountain Capital, an investment firm in New York. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard.
He is the son of Julia A. Guzova and Victor M. Guzov of Boston. The groom’s mother is a senior scientist at Pfizer in Cambridge, Mass. His father works in Cambridge as a lead scientist at Monsanto, which is based in St. Louis.
The couple met in 2004 in the eighth grade at John Burroughs School in St. Louis, and reunited in 2014 when both were living in New York.
Jamie Grummer, Dylan Rubin
Jamie Kate Grummer and Dylan Sigmund Rubin were married Aug. 11. Rabbi Joshua M.Z. Stanton officiated at Stone House at Stirling Ridge, a restaurant and events space in Warren, N.J.
The bride and groom, both 29, met while studying in London through the University of Southern California, from which they both graduated.
Mrs. Rubin is a sales manager in New York for The Guardian, the British newspaper, which has a daily digital edition.
She is a daughter of Cheryl D. Grummer and Barry P. Grummer of Pine Brook, N.J. The bride’s father is the president of K Restoration and Roofing, a contracting company in New York. Her mother retired as a resource-room teacher at Lake Parsippany Elementary School in Parsippany, N.J.
Mr. Rubin was until last week a law clerk for Judge Kenneth M. Karas of the Federal District Court in White Plains. In October, he is to become an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell, the New York law firm. He received a law degree magna cum laude from Harvard.
He is the son of Joy S. Rubin of Los Alamitos, Calif., and Laurence S. Nelson-Rubin of Long Beach, Calif. The groom’s mother is a lecturer at the School of Social Work at California State University, Long Beach. She retired as a project coordinator for the California Social Work Education Center, also in Long Beach. His father retired as a probation director in Downey, Calif., for the Los Angeles County Probation Department.
Lundyn Bolender, Anthony Reda
Lundyn Charlotte Bolender and Anthony Michael Reda were married Aug. 11 at Easton’s Beach in Newport, R.I. Peter B. Regan, a municipal court judge with chambers in Middletown, R.I., officiated.
Mrs. Reda, 28, is the executive assistant to Soledad O’Brien, the television personality and chief executive at the Starfish Media Group in New York. The bride graduated from Pace University.
She is a daughter of Katharine S. Bolender and Robert L. Bolender of North Salem, N.Y. The bride’s mother is the chief executive of Kinderwise Learning Associates, an organization in North Salem that services children from birth to age 5 with special-education needs. Her father retired as an equestrian trainer in North Salem.
Mr. Reda, also 28, is a project manager for Clancy Relocation and Logistics, a moving company in Patterson, N.Y. He graduated from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.
He is a son of Christine Reda and John Reda of Holmes, N.Y. The groom’s mother is a freelance makeup artist in New York. His father works as a contractor with Clancy Relocation and Logistics.
The couple first met at a bar mitzvah when they were each 11 years old.
Emily Wilk, Paolo Santonocito
Emily Ann Wilk and Paolo Viñalet Santonocito were married Aug. 10 at St. Agnes Church in Greenwich, Conn. The Rev. Joseph M. McShane, a Roman Catholic priest and the president of Fordham University, performed the ceremony.
The couple met at Loyola University Chicago, from which the bride graduated and received a master’s degree in the field of social work, and from which the groom received a law degree.
The bride, 31, is a facilities and events supervisor in the department of athletics at N.Y.U.
She is the daughter of Anne C. Wilk of Howell, Mich., and the late John E. Wilk. The bride’s mother, who is retired, was a fashion designer for Henry-Lee & Company, a dress and suit maker in Chicago, which is now Henry & Belle, a jeans brand. The bride’s father was a plant supervisor for the Ford Motor Company in Wixom, Mich.
The groom, 32, works in Stamford, Conn., as a consultant for Graham-Pelton, a fund-raising and management consulting firm for nonprofit organizations, based in Summit, N.J. He graduated summa cum laude from Fordham.
He is the son of Patricia P. Santonocito and Bruno M. Santonocito of Greenwich, Conn. The groom’s mother is a retired corporate lawyer for Citigroup in New York. His father retired as the associate dean and dean for development, communications and alumni relations for Columbia Law School.
Gabrielle Triplette, Timothy Nitka
Gabrielle Elizabeth Laurance Triplette and Timothy Steven Nitka were married Aug. 11 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Lakeview, Ill. The Rev. Patrick Lee, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony.
The bride, 29, is a manager in the risk and financial advisory practice of Deloitte in Chicago. She graduated cum laude from Louisiana State University, and received a master of science degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame. She is also a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She is the daughter of Laurie D. Triplette and C. Jeffery Triplette of Oxford, Miss. The bride’s father, a retired National Football League referee, is the chief executive and president of ArbiterSports, a provider of technology-based sports management solutions. He is also the rules analyst for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” broadcasts. Her mother retired as a senior appraiser of fine arts accredited with the American Society of Appraisers in Charlotte, N.C.
The groom, 35, is a client relations specialist at Cristaux International, a company in Chicago specializing in the design and manufacturing of custom awards. He graduated from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis.
He is the son of Richard Nitka of Mundelein, Ill., and the late Theresa Nitka. The groom’s father is the supervisor of the producer regulatory unit for the Illinois Department of Insurance’s Chicago office.
The couple met in November 2016 at a Chicago bar.
Pamela Sud, Joshua Harder
Pamela Gale Sud and Joshua Keck Harder were married Aug. 11 at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Va. Mark Westman, an uncle of the bride who became a minister with American Marriage Ministries for the occasion, officiated.
The bride and groom, both 32, met at Stanford, from which they each graduated with honors. Each also received both an M.B.A. and a master in public policy from Harvard.
Mrs. Harder was until May the head of business operations and strategy for Clever, an educational technology company in San Francisco.
She is a daughter of Margaret Duff Sud and Inder Kumar Sud of Reston, Va. The bride’s father, who worked in Washington, retired as a regional director of the World Bank and is the president of the World Bank Alumni Association. Her mother retired as a mathematics and a computer teacher in the Fairfax County Public School District of Virginia.
Mr. Harder is the Democratic nominee for the House in California’s 10th Congressional District in the Central Valley. The bride is working full time on his campaign. The groom was previously an adjunct instructor of business at Modesto Junior College in Modesto, Calif.
He is a son of Linda Simmons Harder and Dr. Mark Henry Harder of Turlock, Calif. The groom’s father is an optometrist in Modesto.
KC Byrnes, Sean Whitney
Katherine Casey Byrnes and Sean Robert Whitney, were married Aug. 11 at Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham, Mass. Aaron G. Byrnes, the bride’s brother, officiated, having received permission from the State of Massachusetts to solemnize the marriage.
The couple met at Cornell, from which both graduated.
Mrs. Whitney, 28, is known as KC. She works in Palo Alto, Calif., as a project manager for corporate development in the venture capital division of Dell Technologies.
She is a daughter of Nancy Beharry Byrnes and Edward G. Byrnes of Pittsburgh. The bride’s father is the chairman of Byrnes & Kiefer Company, a manufacturer of baked goods and bakery products in Callery, Pa., that was founded by his grandfather in 1902. Her mother is a special-events producer in Pittsburgh for nonprofit organizations.
Mr. Whitney, 29, is the manager of business operations at Figma, a San Francisco company that specializes in browser-based software that allows developers to collaborate on the design of new applications. He received an M.B.A. from Boston University.
He is a son of Susan Murray Whitney and Daniel F.X. Whitney of Scituate, Mass. The groom’s mother is a residential sales broker at Real Living Coastal Real Estate there. His father owns and manages commercial real estate, and also works in Scituate.
Lana Birbrair, Amanda Brown-Inz
Lana Rimma Birbrair and Amanda Jane Brown-Inz were married Aug. 11 at the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center in Bloomfield, N.J. Rabbi Molly G. Kane officiated.
The couple met at Harvard Law School, from which they each graduated cum laude.
Ms. Birbrair , 30, is an litigation associate at Hueston Hennigan, a Los Angeles law firm. She graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern.
She is the daughter of Olga Gorovits of New Milford, N.J., and Serge M. Birbrair of Boca Raton, Fla.
Ms. Brown-Inz, 34, is to become a law clerk later this month for Judge Bruce M. Selya of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, in Providence, R.I. Until earlier this month, she was an associate at Latham & Watkins, the Los Angeles law firm. She graduated from Swarthmore College, and received a master’s degree in Asian studies from Columbia.
She is a daughter of Pamela S. Brown-Inz and Steven D. Brown-Inz of New York.
Lauren Köstenberger, John Todd V
Lauren Elizabeth Köstenberger and John Joseph Todd V were married Aug. 11 at Summerfield Farms, a farm and events space in Summerfield, N.C. Pastor Matthew W. LeRoy, affiliated with the Wesleyan Church, officiated.
Mrs. Todd, 25, is a social strategist at Ogilvy, an advertising, marketing and public relations firm in New York. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
She is a daughter of Margaret E. Köstenberger and Andreas J. Köstenberger of Wake Forest, N.C. The bride’s father is the research professor of New Testament and biblical theology and the director of the Center for Biblical Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo. He is the editor of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society based in La Mirada, Calif., and the founder of Biblical Foundations, a nonprofit organization in Wake Forest focused on restoring the biblical view of marriage and the family. Her mother is an associate professor of theology and the director of women’s programs and mentoring at Shepherds Theological Seminary in Cary, N.C.
Mr. Todd, 26, is a senior financial analyst at PepsiCo in White Plains. He graduated from Wake Forest University.
He is a son of Margaret Blake Todd and Mr. Todd IV of Encinitas, Calif. Until 1995, the groom’s mother was a lawyer in Wichita, Kan. His father is a private consultant for start-up companies mainly in San Diego.
Ms. Köstenberger and Mr. Todd were introduced in June 2015 by a mutual friend at the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, N.Y., where they watched American Pharoah win the Triple Crown.
Jessica Fye, William Hubbard IV
Jessica Macomber Fye and William Norris Hubbard IV were married Aug. 11. Alexander von Perfall, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated at the Spouting Rock Beach Association, a beach club in Newport, R.I.
The bride, 35, will continue to use her name professionally. She is an executive director and biotechnology stock analyst in the stock research department of JPMorgan Chase’s corporate and investment banking unit in New York. She graduated from Brown.
She is the daughter of Mary-Louise S. Howard Fye and Robert F. Fye of Middletown, R.I. The bride’s father works for the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs as a senior information technology consultant, in Middletown. Her mother tutors students on the SAT, ACT and other higher-education entrance exams.
The bride is a direct descendant of John Wheelwright, a Puritan who was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1637 and in the following year founded Exeter, N.H.
The groom, 34, is a vice president at the Center Development Corporation, a real estate development firm in New York. He graduated from Columbia and received a master’s degree in shipping, trade and finance from City University London.
He is the son of Robin Davies Hubbard and Mr. Hubbard III of New York. The groom’s mother is a member of the state board of the New York League of Conservation Voters. His father is the president and founder of the Center Development Corporation. He is also a board member of the Citizens Housing and Planning Council in New York and the Citizens Budget Commission in New York, and serves on the national board of Common Cause.
The couple met in 2013 on the beach where they are marrying. He was there for a regatta and she, who was living in Boston, was visiting her parents.
Jaclyn Saffir, Clifton Fels
Jaclyn Danielle Saffir and Clifton Brooks Fels were married Aug. 11 at Buttermilk Falls Inn in Milton, N.Y. Gary L. Shapiro, a Universal Life minister and an uncle of the bride, officiated.
Ms. Saffir, 29, works in New York as an assistant attorney general for the State of New York. She graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University and received a law degree from N.Y.U.
She is the daughter of Dr. Ellen Drazner Saffir and Dr. Michael F. Saffir of Bethany, Conn. The bride’s father, a physiatrist, works in the four Fairfield County offices of the Orthopaedic Specialty Group, a group practice based in Fairfield, Conn., and is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University in North Haven, Conn. He is on the board of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Rosemont, Ill. Her mother is a pediatric dentist at the Dental Group of Meriden-Wallingford in Meriden, Conn.
Mr. Fels, 37, is to begin work in September as a law clerk at the New York law firm Debevoise & Plimpton. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Extension School, and received a law degree cum laude from Georgetown.
He is the son of Kathie M. Fels of Sundance, Wyo., and Scott D. Fels of Missoula, Mont. The groom’s mother retired as an administrative assistant from the Sundance office of the Wyoming State Department of Family Services. His father is the financial officer at Summit Independent Living Center in Missoula, a nonprofit advocacy group that provides support for independent living to those with disabilities, as well as to older adults.
In May 2011, Mr. Fels was the head of the copy and print center at Staples in Milford, Conn., where Ms. Saffir stopped by the counter to get about 90 pages of an international law course study outline printed off her flash drive. Six years later he proposed to her at that very spot.
The groom’s previous marriage ended in divorce.
Becky Painter, Gavin Baker
Becky Painter and Gavin Baker were married Aug. 11 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Dr. Susan Weaver, a friend of the couple, was granted permission by the State of Massachusetts to officiate.
The bride, 27, and groom, 42, met at Fidelity Investments in Boston, where she is an analyst and portfolio manager and where he had been a portfolio manager until September 2017.
Mrs. Baker graduated from Swarthmore College, where she was a McCabe scholar.
She is a daughter of Donna D. Painter and Jeff S. Painter of Swarthmore, Pa. The bride’s mother works there as a director in IBM’s distribution industry group. She previously served on the Philadelphia mayor’s transition team for economic development. Her father, who worked in Swarthmore, retired from IBM, where he worked in technology sales after being a management consultant specializing in health care.
Mr. Baker graduated cum laude from Dartmouth.
He is the son of Suzanne B. Baker and Jan Baker of Garrison, N.Y. The groom’s mother retired as a law professor at the University of Houston. She later served as the head of the appellate practice group and member of the management committee at Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, a law firm, also in Houston. His father, who worked in New York, retired as a bankruptcy lawyer and partner in Latham and Watkins, for which he also served as a global chair of the firm’s corporate restructuring practice.
The couple began dating three years after first meeting at work in August 2013.
Katherine Gray, Andrew Barnett
Katherine Marie Gray and Michael Andrew Barnett were married Aug. 11 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Notre Dame, Ind. The Rev. John M. Santone, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony.
The bride, 27, is a senior manager at Fidelity Investments in Dallas. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame.
She is the daughter of Nancy J. Gray and Michael W. Gray of St. Louis. The bride’s father is the chief financial officer of the Beltservice Corporation, a manufacturer of conveyor belts in Earth City, Mo.
The groom, also 27, is a business analyst at Hyphen Solutions, a software company in Dallas. He graduated from the University of Arkansas and received a master’s degree in government from Harvard.
He is a son of Barbara A. Barnett and Charles M. Barnett of Jonesboro, Ark. The groom’s mother is a financial adviser at Northwestern Mutual in Jonesboro. His father is a foreman at BNSF Railway, also in Jonesboro.
The couple met on Valentine’s Day 2014 during a happy hour in Boston’s financial district.
Jennifer Mettler, James Hunt
Jennifer Ann Mettler and James Francis Hunt were married Aug. 11 at the home of the bride’s parents in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Richard P. Grove, a Universal Life minister, officiated.
Mrs. Hunt, 34, was until January a director for licensing and merchandising at Cherokee Global Brands, a manager of clothing and footwear brands in Los Angeles. She graduated from Southern Methodist University.
She is the daughter of Susan T. Mettler and Robert L. Mettler. The bride’s father retired as the chief executive of the Western region of Macy’s department store; his office was in San Francisco.
Mr. Hunt, 37, is an independent commodities trader in Manhattan Beach, Calif. He graduated from Western Michigan University.
He is a son of Dawn O. Hunt and James F. Hunt of Northville, Mich. The groom’s mother is the office manager of the Troy, Mich., law firm Johnston, Sztykiel & Hunt, in which his father is a partner.
The couple met at the Fourth of July party of mutual friends in Hermosa Beach, Calif., in 2014, and began dating in 2015, after Mr. Hunt moved to California from New York.
Emily Cole, Matthew Dover
Emily Carrie Cole and Matthew Michael Dover were married Aug. 11 in a ceremony officiated by the bride’s uncle, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York, at the home of her parents in Purchase, N.Y.
The bride, 29, is a litigation associate at the Manhattan-based law firm Kaplan Hecker & Fink. She graduated from Columbia, from which she also received a law degree.
She is a daughter of Maria Cuomo Cole and Kenneth Cole of Manhattan. The bride’s mother is documentary film producer and a longtime chair of HELP USA, a national nonprofit organization that provides housing and support for people in need. Her father is the owner and chairman of Kenneth Cole Productions, the apparel company. He is also a philanthropist and serves as a United Nations AIDS good-will ambassador.
The bride is a granddaughter of Matilda R. Cuomo and the late Gov. Mario M. Cuomo.
The groom, 33, is a data analytics consultant in Manhattan. He is also an alumnus for Teach For America, having taught at Middle School 45 in the Bronx from fall 2007 through summer 2009. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama and received a Master in Public Policy from Harvard.
He is the son of Lynne Kirkpatrick Dover and Michael Dover of Jasper, Ala. The groom’s mother is a retired certified public accountant. On Aug. 3, his father retired as a supplies buyer at the Drummond Company, a coal mining business based in Birmingham, Ala.
The couple met in Brooklyn while working at the national headquarters of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Mr. Dover served as the campaign’s voter analytics director and Ms. Cole served as deputy counsel for the campaign’s legal team.
Elizabeth Minneman, David Thomas
Elizabeth Ann Minneman and David Alexander Thomas were married Aug. 11 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Richmond, Va. The Rev. Gino Rossi, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony.
Mrs. Thomas, 25, is the legislative director to Representative Andy Barr, Republican of Kentucky, in his Washington office. She graduated with distinction and as a Jefferson Scholar from the University of Virginia, from which she also received a master’s degree in public policy.
She is a daughter of Deborah R. Minneman and Thomas J. Minneman of Charlotte, N.C. The bride’s father is a foreign currency manager in Charlotte for the Albemarle Corporation, a chemical company. Her mother is a registered nurse and instructor at Atrium Health, also in Charlotte.
Mr. Thomas, 28, is the communications director to Representative David McKinley, Republican of West Virginia, in his Washington office. He graduated from Liberty University, from which he also received a master’s degree in public policy. He served in the Virginia National Guard from 2007 to 2010 and was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist/E4.
He is the son of Stacey W. Thomas and Michael E. Thomas of Chesterfield, Va. The groom’s father is the senior vice president for state government relations at McGuireWoods Consulting in Richmond and is the vice chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia.
The bride and groom met in 2013 in Richmond at the state convention of the Republican Party.
Nicole Osborne, Bo Watson
Bambi Nicole Osborne and Foy Walton Watson III were married Aug. 11 in Sea Island, Ga. The Rev. Christopher L. Bowen, a Presbyterian minister, officiated at the Cloister, a resort.
Mrs. Watson, 37, is known as Nicole. She is a counsel, a senior policy adviser and a lobbyist in the Chattanooga, Tenn., office of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, a law firm. She graduated from Emory & Henry College in Emory, Va., and received a law degree from Regent University in Virginia Beach.
She is the daughter of Margaret Rector Osborne and Stuart A. Osborne of Chilhowie, Va. The bride’s father works at Recycle WV, a scrap metal processor in Princeton, W.Va. Her mother is the lease administrator and finance manager at the Goodpasture Motor Company, a truck dealership in Bristol, Va.
Mr. Watson, 57, is known as Bo. He is a physical therapist and the market director for therapy services at the HCA Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga. Mr. Watson, a Republican, serves in the Tennessee Senate, representing the district around Chattanooga. He is the chairman of the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee.
He is the son of the late Doris Hoppe Watson and late Mr. Watson Jr., who both lived in Chattanooga. The groom’s father was a regional vice president for the Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company, which was in Chattanooga. The groom is also the stepson of Lynda H. Watson, also of Chattanooga.
The couple met in 2013, on Ms. Osborne’s first day of work at a lobbying job in Chattanooga. A colleague arranged a breakfast meeting with Mr. Watson, and both say it was love at first sight.
The groom’s previous marriage ended in divorce.
Natalie Kotkin, David Katzman
Natalie Hi’ilani Kotkin and David Seth Katzman were married Aug. 11 at Glen Foerd on the Delaware, a riverfront estate in Philadelphia. They married under the provision of Pennsylvania state law that allows couples to self-unite, with Charles Novogrodsky, an uncle of the bride, leading the ceremony.
The couple met at Yale, from which both graduated, she cum laude and he magna cum laude.
Ms. Kotkin, 28, was until June the special adviser to the health commissioner of Philadelphia. She worked on special initiatives, including asthma, lead poisoning and other issues related to the health and well-being of children in the city. On Aug. 16, she is to begin studying for a master’s degree in public affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
She is a daughter of Katherine L. McCurdy and Jeffrey R. Kotkin of Wethersfield, Conn. The bride’s father is the vice president for investor relations, in Berlin, Conn., at Eversource Energy, an electric and gas utility. Her mother is the assistant administrator at Connecticut Swimming, which is an affiliate of U.S.A. Swimming, the governing body for competitive swimming, and is a member of the Board of Education in Wethersfield.
Mr. Katzman, 30, works at the University of Pennsylvania as an associate director in the office that manages the university’s endowment.
He is a son of Dr. Margery L. Wasko and Dr. Michael Katzman of Hershey, Pa. The groom’s mother, a pediatrician, is the lead consultant medical director in the Office of Medical Assistance Programs in Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services; her office is in Harrisburg. His father, an infectious diseases specialist, is a professor of medicine at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, and is also the director of the antimicrobial stewardship program at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey.
Erica Cardwell, Zhaleh Afshar
Erica Nicole Cardwell and Zhaleh Ligaya Afshar are to be married Aug. 12 at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture. Tiffany Lenoi Jones, a Universal Life minister, and a friend of the couple, is to officiate, with Pharon Ford, another friend, leading the couple in their vows during a ceremony that is to incorporate Christian, Muslim, African-American, Iranian and Filipino traditions.
Ms. Cardwell (left), 36, is a writer and an adjunct English professor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. In September, she is to also begin working as a part-time instructor in the civic engagement and social Justice Department at the New School in Manhattan. She has written art criticism for the Believer, a bimonthly literature, arts and culture magazine based in Las Vegas. She is also on the editorial board of the Radical Teacher Journal, a socialist, feminist and anti-racist journal dedicated to the theory and practice of education. She graduated from Marymount of Manhattan College and received a Master of Fine Arts in creative nonfiction from Sarah Lawrence College.
She is a daughter of Archie B. Cardwell Jr. of State Line, Pa., and the late Willarena L. Cardwell. Ms. Cardwell’s father retired as the deputy director for the United States Army Small Business Programs at Fort Detrick, Md. Her mother was a teacher at Parkway Elementary School in Frederick, Md.
Ms. Afshar, 34, is based in Brooklyn as a core trainer for the Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance, a national worker-owned cooperative of facilitators devoted to movements for social justice and a solidarity economy. She helps organizations, mainly in New York City, work on social justice issues. She graduated with honors from McGill University and received a master of public administration from N.Y.U.
She is a daughter of the late Maribel Gonzales-Afshar and the late Farokh Afshar, who lived in Guelph, Ontario. Ms. Afshar’s father was an associate professor of rural planning and development at the University of Guelph. Her mother was a consultant focusing on international development of nongovernmental organizations.
The couple were introduced through OkCupid in August 2012, and had their first date at a restaurant in Manhattan’s East Village, where they bonded over feminist topics.
Manon Clavel, Michael Solender
Manon Helene Clavel and Michael Samuel Solender are to be married Aug. 12 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York. Pascal Jacques Madiba, who was ordained as a minister of the American Marriage Ministries, is to officiate.
Ms. Clavel, 45, who will be taking her husband’s name, owns and operates an agency, bearing her name, in New York. The firm is dedicated to business development for textile and clothing manufacturers worldwide and also serves as a consultant to the Moroccan government. She graduated from the Université Paul Valéry in Montpellier, France, from which she also received a master’s degree in foreign languages applied to business in English, Spanish and Russian.
She is the daughter of Dr. Katia Clavel of Le Crès, France, and the late Charles François Clavel. The bride’s mother is a general practitioner in Le Crès. Her father worked in the French health ministry during the administration of President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing.
Mr. Solender, who is 54 and also works in New York, is the vice chairman and general counsel of Ernst & Young, the global accounting firm. He is also a lecturer in law at Columbia. He graduated summa cum laude from Columbia, and received a law degree from Yale.
He is a son of Elsa Adelman Solender and Stephen D. Solender of New York. The groom’s mother is a former freelance journalist and past president of the Jane Austen Society of North America. His father retired as the executive vice president of the UJA-Federation of New York, and president of United Jewish Communities.
Though the couple lived 45 minutes from each other as children in France and Switzerland, they met in New York on Match.com in 2015.
The groom’s first marriage ended in divorce.
Bismah Rahmat, Imran Manji
Bismah Hayat Rahmat and Imran Amyn Manji were married Aug. 11 at the Biltmore Hotel in Atlanta. Afsar Ali, a Muslim imam, officiated.
The couple met at Emory University, from which they graduated. The bride, 27, and the groom, 28, are both pursuing M.B.A. degrees at Harvard.
Ms. Rahmat was previously a private equity associate at the Carlyle Group, an investment firm in Atlanta; Mr. Manji was an e-commerce manager for Sid & Ann Mashburn, an apparel & lifestyle brand in Washington.
Ms. Rahmat is the daughter of Dr. Nasreen Rahmat and Javed Rahmat of New York. The bride’s father, who is retired, was an aviation executive for Mozambique Airlines in Maputo, Mozambique. Her mother, who is retired, was an obstetrician at Hospital Geral Jóse Macam in Maputo.
He is the son of Jahanara S. Manji and Amyn A. Manji of Atlanta. The groom’s parents are the managers of two clothing boutiques and a grocery store, all in Atlanta.
Jessica Gatof, Jason Morgan
Jessica Marie Gatof and Jason Alexander Morgan were married Aug. 11. Rabbi Jonathan E. Blake officiated at the Montage hotel in Laguna Beach, Calif.
The couple met at the University of Pennsylvania, from which both graduated magna cum laude.
Mrs. Morgan, 25, is an associate on the investments team at Lubert-Adler, a real estate private investment firm in Philadelphia.
She is the daughter of Bonnie Littman Gatof and Peter A. Gatof of Scarsdale, N.Y. The bride’s mother is the chief executive of USAI Lighting, a LED lighting manufacturer in New Windsor, N.Y., and serves on the director’s council at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center in Troy, N.Y. Her father was until 2013 the chief executive of US Data Capture, an electronic payment processing service that was in Rye Brook, N.Y. He is a director of the School in the Square, a charter school in New York.
Mr. Morgan, 28, is a senior vice president for acquisitions and investment management in King of Prussia, Pa., at Morgan Properties, a real estate investment and management company, for which the groom’s father, Mitchell L. Morgan, is chairman.
He is also a son of Hilarie L. Morgan; his parents live in Bryn Mawr, Pa. The groom’s mother was a psychologist in Bryn Mawr, and is a trustee of both the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Institute of Contemporary Art at Penn. His father is also a trustee of Temple University and the National Museum of American Jewish History, both in Philadelphia.
Glenton Davis Jr., Jeffrey Bulanda
Glenton William Davis Jr. and Jeffrey Jerome Bulanda were married Aug. 10 by Lori Rosen, a Cook County associate judge, at the Marriage and Civil Union Court in Chicago.
Mr. Davis (left), 33, is a product marketing manager in the security business of Microsoft, the software company in Redmond, Wash. He graduated from Yale, and received both an M.B.A. and a law degree, cum laude, from Northwestern.
He is the son of Dr. Wanda J. Wicks of Columbia, Md., and Dr. Davis Sr. of Selma, Ala. The groom’s mother, an internist, practices at the Kaiser Permanente clinic in Halethorpe, Md., and is also the assistant physician-in-chief of service for the Mid-Atlantic Medical Permanente Group, which is a physicians group that serves the Kaiser Permanente organization in Maryland, Washington and Virginia. His father, also a internist, has a practice in Selma.
Dr. Bulanda, 38, is a senior program manager in the web services division of Amazon in Seattle. He graduated from the University of Chicago, and received a doctoral degree in social work, with distinction, from Loyola University Chicago. In 2013, he was a Fulbright scholar in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where he taught social work at the University of Sierra Leone, and was a teaching consultant and volunteer fund-raiser at Darcris Primary School, a free private school.
He is a son of Janice J. Bulanda and Jerome P. Bulanda of Kenosha, Wis. The groom’s mother retired as a detention systems manager for the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. His father, works in the Kenosha distribution center of Roundy’s Supermarkets.
The couple met in 2014 through the dating website OkCupid.
Olya Chervontseva, Stephen Johnson
Olya Sergeyevna Chervontseva and Stephen Lloyd Johnson were married Aug. 10 by Joey Taia, a staff member of the New York City Clerk’s Office, at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. On Aug. 25, the couple will take part in a celebration ceremony with family and friends at the Four Seasons Hotel in Moscow.
Mrs. Johnson, 29, is a technology project manager at JPMorgan Chase in Jersey City. She graduated with an honors degree in international communications and foreign languages from Volgograd State Pedagogical University in Russia.
She is the daughter of Galina Chervontseva and Sergey Chervontseva of Volgograd. The bride’s father is a mechanical engineering professor at Volgograd State Polytechnic University. Her mother retired as an accountant in Volgograd.
Mr. Johnson, 42, is a managing director at Invesco Private Capital in New York. He graduated from the University of Southern California. He is also a trained concert pianist.
The groom is a son of Tanya M. Johnson of San Clemente, Calif., and Gary D. Johnson of Rialto, Calif. His mother retired as a teacher at Kolb Middle School in Rialto. His father retired as a civil engineer, also in Rialto.
The couple met through mutual friends in New York in July 2012, and began dating two years later.
Emily Haug, Jonathan Hernandez
Emily Jane Haug and Jonathan de Perio Hernandez were married Aug. 11. The Rev. Sean M. Wallace performed the ceremony at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Munro-Hernandez, 35, is the chairwoman of the history department at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, a private school for girls in Manhattan. She graduated from the University of Washington and received a master’s degree in ancient history and Mediterranean archaeology from the University of California, Berkeley.
She is the daughter of Hideko Munro of Olympia, Wash., and Charles W. Munro of Kent, Wash. The bride’s father retired from the United States Army, where he attained the rank of first sergeant and served at the end of his career in the 10th Mountain Division, at Fort Drum in New York. He now is a project manager in Tukwila, Wash., for Boeing and works on its contributions to the F-22 Raptor, a fighter jet developed for the United States Air Force.
Mr. Munro-Hernandez, 30, is a staff lawyer specializing in housing matters at the Legal Aid Society in the Bronx. He graduated from Seton Hall University and received both a law degree and a master’s degree in environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School.
He is a son of Cecilia de Perio Hernandez and Rosauro O. Hernandez of Murrieta, Calif. The groom’s mother is a nurse in the post-anesthesia care unit at the Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, Calif. His father is an emergency room nurse at Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta.
The couple met through the dating website OkCupid in 2015.
The bride’s previous marriage ended in divorce.