Emily Sabina Bona-Cohen and Dylan Justice Harmon-Donovan were married June 8 at RGNY, a winery in Riverhead, N.Y. Julie T. Riederer, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated.
Ms. Bona-Cohen, 36, is a product insights lead at HBO in Manhattan, where she conducts research studies focusing on digital user experience. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, and received a master’s degree in media research from Hunter.
She is a daughter of Dr. Amy A. Bona and Neil B. Cohen of Brooklyn. The bride’s father is the Jeffrey D. Forchelli Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. He teaches contract and commercial law. Her mother, who was a stay-at-home parent, until the late 1990s was a dentist at the Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn.
Mr. Harmon-Donovan, 32, is an immigration specialist in human resources at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, where he helps employees obtain work visas. He graduated from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Tex., and received a master’s degree in international studies from Texas State University, San Marcos.
He is the son of Rachel L. Harmon and Timothy P. Donovan, both of Austin. The groom’s mother retired as a wellness and events coordinator for the elderly at Meals on Wheels in Austin. His father is a tile artisan, who works on residences and public spaces in Austin.
In June 2017, the couple met at Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon. Ms. Harmon-Donovan was visiting friends in Austin with Ms. Riederer. Mr. Harmon-Donovan, who lived there, walked over to Ms. Bona-Cohen while she was checking out the chicken coop. The chickens serve as the callers (loosely speaking) for a Sunday afternoon bingo tradition at the saloon.