Falling Into Each Other’s Arms, a Step at a Time

Melissa Fernandez and Lyvan Verdecia met through social media in the spring of 2015. She was living in Harlem and had been performing for three years with Ballet Hispánico, a contemporary dance company in Manhattan. He was in Miami working as a day laborer, hopping on trucks bound for South Florida fields in need of…

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Kelly Widelska, Courtney Stamm

Kelly Anne Widelska and Courtney Marie Stamm were married Aug. 23 in New York. Sarah J. Ritchie, an interfaith minister, officiated at the Dene Summerhouse in Central Park. Ms. Widelska (left), 44, is the global head of knowledge at the International Finance Corporation, which is in Washington and is the private-sector branch of the World…

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Rebecca Carlson, Nikhil Bhat

Rebecca Elizabeth Carlson and Nikhil Jayant Bhat were married Aug. 24 at Stone Mill at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Meera Bhat, the groom’s sister who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated. Ms. Carlson, 29, is the associate director of strategy for the College Board, the education nonprofit organization…

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Lydia Ramsey, Andrew Pflanzer

Lydia Charlotte Ramsey and Andrew Jacob Pflanzer were married Aug. 24 at the Alice Millar Chapel in Evanston, Ill. The Rev. Dr. Carl Hansen, a Lutheran minister, performed the ceremony. The bride, 26, is a senior health care reporter at Business Insider in New York. She graduated from Northwestern. She is a daughter of Lisa…

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Caro Dubois, Yohan Benizri

Caroline J. M. Dubois and Yohan Avner Benizri are to be married Aug. 25 at City Hall in the Uccle area of Brussels. Jonathan Biermann, a friend of the groom who is an alderman there, is to officiate. Ms. Dubois, 37, who goes by Caro, works in Brussels as the in-house counsel at Intrasoft International,…

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Dora Epelboim, Daniel Schreiber

Dora Epelboim and Daniel Jacob Schreiber are to be married Aug. 25 at the North Ritz Club in Syosset, N.Y. Rabbi Irwin Huberman is to officiate, with Cantor Gustavo Gitlin to take part. The couple, both 27, met in Waltham, Mass., at Brandeis University, from which they graduated. From 2010 to 2012, the bride served…

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Alyssa Sebastian, Jason Luft

Alyssa Sebastian and Jason Louis Luft were married Aug. 23 at the St. Agnes Roman Catholic Cathedral in Rockville Centre, N.Y. The Rev. Dr. George Oonnoonny performed the ceremony. Ms. Sebastian, 33, who goes by Abby, is a registered nurse at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in Flushing, Queens. She graduated from Binghamton University and from Pace University,…

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Sophie Clarke, Robert Shady

Sophie Georgina Clarke and Robert Spencer Shady were married Aug. 24 at the bride’s parents’ house along Lake Champlain in Willsboro, N.Y. Bryony Winn, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated, incorporating Jewish and Anglican traditions. Ms. Clarke, 30, is an engagement manager focusing on improving health…

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Alicia Christoff, Adam Hinds

Alicia Jean Mireles Christoff and Adam Gray Hinds were married Aug. 24 at August Moon, an events space in Sheffield, Mass. Diana Quinn Inlak’ech, a sister of the bride who received permission from the state of Massachusetts, officiated, with Hillery Hinds Maxymillian, the groom’s sister, taking part. Ms. Christoff, 37, is an assistant professor of…

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Emma Hanley, Logan Craig

Emma Frances Hanley and Logan William Craig were married Aug. 24 at the home of Frances F. Bowes, the bride’s maternal grandmother, in Sonoma, Calif. D. Stephen Williamson, the bride’s stepfather, who was appointed a deputy marriage commissioner for the occasion by the City and County of San Francisco, officiated. Ms. Hanley, 29, recently received…

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