Lisa Goldstein and Peter Nosal
Though Lisa Patrice Goldstein and Peter Andrew Nosal lived in the same dorm at the University of Vermont, they did not meet until they were introduced through the dating app Bumble in July 2016. Ms. Goldstein, who has a passion for travel, said she was “intrigued,” by the many places that Mr. Nosal had visited as she perused his dating profile. Included were photos of the pyramids in Egypt, camels in Thailand and tropical beaches in South Korea, where Mr. Nasal lived from 2011 to 2013.
“He seemed liked this really adventurous guy,” she said.
Mr. Nosal said he was “a bit shocked at first” when Ms. Goldstein reached out to him.
“This was a beautiful woman, and a lawyer no less,” he said. “I wasn’t even in her league.”
A week later, they went on the kind of first date that Ms. Goldstein had not been on in her 18 months of online dating: a sunset ferry ride on the East River and a picnic in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
“Every first date was an invite for drinks,” she said. “I was completely impressed with his creativity and thoughtfulness.”
In a month’s time they were dating steadily.
“I loved his goofy, clever sense of humor,” Ms. Goldstein said. “I appreciated his ability to be endlessly enthusiastic about any situation. He was just a lot of fun to be around.”
In May 2018, Mr. Nosal took Ms. Goldstein, who has loved elephants since she was a child, to an elephant camp on the border of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. Though Ms. Goldstein had a notion that Mr. Nosal would ask her to marry him on that trip — their second visit to Thailand — she did not know that one of the elephants would get in on the act.
Moments later, as Ms. Goldstein posed for a photo with Mr. Nosal and several of the elephants, Mr. Nosal surreptitiously slipped a box over to Yuki, a middle-age female elephant. When one of the elephant guides called out a command, Mr. Nosal pointed to Yuki and told Ms. Goldstein that she had a present for her.
Katelyn Yannie, Alex Lichorat
Katelyn Autumn Yannie and Alex Robert Lichorat were married April 15. Laura E. Beachy, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated at Merriman’s, a restaurant in Kapalua, Hawaii, on the island of Maui.
Mrs. Lichorat, 28, is a regional media relations manager in Manhattan for Macy’s. She graduated from Syracuse University.
She is the daughter of Elizabeth A. Yannie and L. James Yannie II of West Grove, Pa. The bride’s father is the owner of Outside Unlimited, a commercial landscaping business in West Grove. Her mother retired as a test analyst in King of Prussia, Pa., for SunGard, a software and services provider.
Mr. Lichorat, 31, is a biology teacher at Advanced Math and Science, a New Visions Charter High School in the Bronx. He graduated from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and received a master’s degree in secondary science education from Syracuse.
He is the son of Catherine L. Lichorat and Robert M. Lichorat of Westfield, N.Y. The groom’s mother retired as a mathematics teacher at Dunkirk Middle School in Dunkirk, N.Y. His father retired as a wildlife technician in the Falconer, N.Y., office of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
The couple met in 2009 while both were working at Syracuse’s Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion. She gave skating lessons to children, and he was a rink supervisor, teaching children how to play hockey, driving the Zamboni and performing various other roles at the rink. The two stayed in touch after leaving those jobs, and, in 2013, they began dating.
Matthew Asada, Bilal Qureshi
Matthew Kazuaki Asada and Bilal Ahsan Qureshi were married April 17 at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington. The Rev. Roger Gench, a Presbyterian minister, performed a ceremony with Christian and Muslim traditions, with the Rev. Alice Tewell, also a Presbyterian minister, taking part. On April 20, the couple exchanged rings in another interfaith ceremony at the Mughal Pavilion in the South Asian Galleries of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.
Mr. Asada, (left), 38, is a United States Foreign Service officer for the State Department in Washington. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and received a master’s degree in European politics and policy from the London School of Economics.
He is the son of Paula R. Gipp of Pinecliffe, Colo., and Col. Michael K. Asada of Cherry Hill, N.J.
Mr. Qureshi, 36, works in Washington as a journalist for NPR and a culture writer. His work has appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post. He graduated with high distinction from the University of Virginia and received a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Columbia.
He is the son of Ahsan Qureshi of Mechanicsville, Va., and the late Bushra Qureshi.
The couple met in 2010 in Washington.
Christina Ziccarelli, Brian Rideout
Christina Marie Ziccarelli and Brian Gerald Rideout were married April 20. Amy Szerlong, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated at the Metropolitan Building in Long Island City, Queens.
Ms. Ziccarelli, 31, is the director of education at Girls Who Code, an organization in Manhattan that offers programs for girls to encourage interest and teach computer science skills. She graduated from Duke.
She is a daughter of Roberta Hunter Ziccarelli and August Ziccarelli of Fishers, Ind.
Mr. Rideout, 33, is a lawyer. He is a counsel, specializing in intellectual property issues at The New York Times Company in Manhattan. He graduated and received a law degree from George Washington University.
He is the son of Anne M. Geoffrion of Wilbraham, Mass., and Jerry E. Rideout of Chicopee, Mass. The groom is also the stepson of Anne C. Rideout and of Alfred J. Geoffrion Jr.
The couple met in 2011 at a comedy club in Washington, where both had part-time jobs waiting tables.
Laura Parker, Brandon Holtzclaw
Laura Ann Parker and Brandon Michael Holtzclaw were married April 20 at the Stave Room at American Spirit Works, an events space in Atlanta.
Mrs. Holtzclaw, 35, is a senior director of business transformation in the Atlanta office of Apttus, a software company based in San Mateo, Calif. She graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
She is the daughter of Kay Timmons Parker and John R. Parker Jr. of Athens, Ga. The bride’s father, who worked in Atlanta, retired as general counsel for the former Coca-Cola Enterprises. Her mother volunteers as a coordinator for the Eastern Georgia region of Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical Christian disaster-relief charity led by the Rev. Franklin Graham.
Mr. Holtzclaw, 37, is a lead sales engineer in the Atlanta offices of Salesforce, a software company based in San Francisco. He graduated from Georgia Southern University.
He is a son of Angela C. Holtzclaw and John Michael Holtzclaw of Macon, Ga. The groom’s mother, who works in Macon, is a plant coordinator for Armstrong World Industries, an international designer and manufacturer of walls and ceilings based in Lancaster, Pa. His father, who also worked in Macon, retired as a baking supervisor with the Keebler Company of Battle Creek, Mich.
The couple met on the dating app Bumble in November 2016. They quickly discovered they lived within a mile of each other in Atlanta and worked in similar roles.
The groom’s first marriage ended in divorce.
Julie Danni, Brian Traglio
Julie Marie Danni and Brian James Traglio were married April 20 at Littlefield, an events space in Brooklyn. Adam Zaremberg, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated.
Ms. Danni, 32, is a senior account executive at Resnicow and Associates, a public relations firm in Manhattan, focusing on cultural and nonprofit clients. She graduated from Penn State.
She is a daughter of Shelly J. Danni and Peter F. Danni of Allentown, Pa. The bride’s father is a retired electrical estimator for the GC Electric Company in Allentown. Her mother is an administrative assistant at Kistler O’Brien Fire Protection, a company that distributes fire suppression systems in Bethlehem, Pa.
Mr. Traglio, 38, is a math teacher at Beacon High School in Manhattan, where he is also the athletic director and the coordinator of senior activities. He graduated from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif., and received a master’s degree in education from Pace University.
He is a son of Lisa F. Erwin of West Sacramento, Calif., and Anthony Traglio of Pasadena, Calif. The groom’s mother, who is retired, was an architectural illustrator in Sacramento. His father, who is also retired, was a shipping and transportation specialist in Oakland, Calif., for Neptune Orient Lines, a global container shipping company based in Singapore.
The couple met in 2015 at O’Hanlon’s bar in Manhattan.
Jungjoo Park, Jarrett DePasquale
Jungjoo Park and Jarrett Chase DePasquale were married April 20 at the Fox Hollow, a hotel in Woodbury, N.Y. Katherine Jeddah Vailakis, an interfaith minister ordained by the New Seminary, officiated.
The bride, 29, is a manager at Burning in Water, an art gallery in Manhattan.
She is a daughter of Mija Park and Chong-Gwon Park of Woodside, Queens. The bride’s father is the principal of the Korean School of New York in the Bronx. Her mother is an operations team supervisor for Seaway International, a company in Manhattan that operates a fleet of offshore supply vessels that service the offshore energy industry.
The groom, 32, is a senior producer at Complex Networks, a media company in Manhattan. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts.
He is a son of Jodi DePasquale of Baldwin, N.Y., and the late James DePasquale. The groom’s mother is a first-grade schoolteacher at Public School 108 in Brooklyn.
The couple met at a house party in Manhattan in summer 2008.
Christine DiNicola, David Melton
Christine Rose DiNicola and James David Melton IV were married April 20. Todd Adams, a friend of the couple and a Universal Life minister, officiated at the Legare Waring House, an events space in Charleston, S.C.
Ms. DiNicola, 29, is a manager for travel advertising for Google in New York. She graduated from Duke.
She is a daughter of Catherine P. DiNicola and Peter J. DiNicola of Mount Pleasant, S.C. The bride’s father was until 2002 a captain in the United States Coast Guard, for which he oversaw the Charleston base and other Coast Guard operations in the South Carolina area. He later retired as the director of engineering at Roper St. Francis Healthcare, a medical system with headquarters in Charleston. Her mother is an agent at Travel Leaders of Charleston in Mount Pleasant.
Mr. Melton, 33, is known as David. He is a vice president for equity derivatives in the New York office of Credit Suisse, the Swiss bank. He also graduated from Duke.
He is the son of Laurie P. Melton and Dr. Melton III of Lakeland, Fla. The groom’s mother was a stay-at-home parent. She was the president from 1999 to 2000 of the Junior League of Greater Lakeland, a nonprofit organization for women. His father, an emergency medicine specialist, is the chairman of emergency medicine at Lakeland Regional Health, a hospital in Lakeland.
The couple met in 2013 at a wedding in Vieques, P.R. Mr. Melton asked Ms. DiNicola to dance, and she politely declined. Later at the event, they wound up talking anyway and eventually exchanged phone numbers. They began dating several months later.
Holly Jordan, Peter Bonney
Kathleen Holliday Jordan and Peter Kelly Bonney were married April 20 at the Tavern on the Green restaurant in New York. The Rev. Nancy S. Jennings, a Presbyterian minister, officiated, with David Brown, a friend of the bride, taking part in the ceremony.
The bride, 40, is known as Holly. She is the vice president for hospitality-business sales, in New York, at L’Occitane en Provence, a French skin-care products manufacturer. She graduated from Emory University.
She is the daughter of Patricia Holliday Jordan of St. Simons Island, Ga., and the late Lee A. Jordan. The bride’s father retired as a television announcer at CBS, in New York, after a long career in radio and television that also included serving as a host of the New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square in the 1970s. Her mother retired as a senior vice president for corporate services at Needham & Company, an investment bank in New York, and then owned and managed Jordan Farms, a tree farm in Hawkinsville, Ga.
The groom, 41, is a founder of Vendorful, a software company in New York that helps companies select and manage their suppliers. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. He is also an overseer of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras.
He is the son of Mary K. Bonney and George A. Bonney of Port Orange, Fla. The groom’s mother retired as a supportive care nurse at the Hospice of Volusia Flagler in Port Orange, Fla. His father retired as a deliveryman at J & J Technologies, an electronics manufacturer in Wareham, Mass.
The couple met late in 2017 through the dating app Tinder, and got together for the first time in early 2018, over tea.
Dana Mattioli, Whitman Walker
Dana Mattioli and Whitman Cornell Walker were married April 20 at Middleton Place, an events space in Charleston, S.C. R. Kirk Walker Jr., the groom’s father who became a Universal Life Minister for the occasion, officiated.
The bride, 34, is a business reporter in Manhattan mainly covering Amazon for The Wall Street Journal. She graduated cum laude from American University with degrees in journalism and in literature.
She is the daughter of Dianne P. Mattioli and Joseph Mattioli of Tottenville, Staten Island. The bride’s father is the president and the owner of Temco Tool Specialists, a distributor of equipment used for quality control in the aerospace and medical industries in South Orange, N.J. He is on the board of the Staten Island Tuna Club, a nonprofit fishing club in Great Kills, Staten Island. Her mother is the owner of Regulatory Compliance Solutions, a compliance consultancy to financial institutions, in Manhattan. She is a member of Community Board 3 on Staten Island.
The groom, 35, is the director of product at Wade & Wendy, a recruiting company that uses chatbots in job-matching, in Manhattan. He graduated from the University of North Carolina and received an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia.
He is a son of Patsi Walker and Dr. Walker of Chattanooga, Tenn. The groom’s mother was a stay-at-home parent who until the 1980s was a teacher at Oak Hill School, an elementary school in Nashville. She is on the board of two nonprofit groups in Chattanooga: Homes & Havens, which decorates homes of women coming out of a crisis situation; and Chambliss Children’s Center, a social services group for underserved children. His father is based in Chattanooga as the president of the Southern Association of Independent Schools of Norcross, Ga., a regional accrediting association for independent schools.
The couple were introduced in February 2017 through the League, a dating app.
Taylor Horowitz, Richard Summers
Taylor Anne Horowitz and Richard Charles Summers were married April 20 at the Park Savoy Estate in Florham Park, N.J. Rabbi Steven Blane officiated.
Mrs. Summers, 27, is a first-grade teacher at the Edward V. Walton School in Springfield, N.J. She graduated from DePauw University and received a master’s degree in elementary education from Montclair State University.
She is the daughter of Rhonda Horowitz and Craig I. Horowitz of Morristown, N.J. The bride’s father is a partner in Finsbury, a strategic communications firm based in New York and London. He was formerly a contributing editor at New York magazine. Her mother is the personal marketing coordinator at Weichert, Realtors in Westfield, N.J.
Mr. Summers, 28, is the director of marketing and sales at Diversitex, a textile converter specializing in apparel, home furnishings, industrial, military and technical fabrics. The company is owned by his father, William C. Summers. The groom graduated from Caldwell University in Caldwell, N.J.
He is a son of Karen L. Summers and Charles W. Summers of North Caldwell, N.J.
The couple met in 2008 while both were at high schools a short distance apart — she at Millburn High School and he at Morristown-Beard, a private school in Morristown — and began dating in 2013.
Gabrielle Tokoph, Sudhir Kumar
Gabrielle Nicole Tokoph and Sudhir Kumar were married April 20 at the Meadowbrook Estate, a mansion in Rochester, Mich. Nichole Bertucci, a Universal Life minister, officiated.
Ms. Tokoph, 27, is a business analyst for Quicken Loans in Detroit, where she works with the legal regulatory technology team. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University.
She is a daughter of Tammy L. Tokoph and Glenn S. Tokoph of Fowlerville, Mich. The bride’s father is a window measurement specialist for Wallside Windows in Taylor, Mich. Her mother was a stay-at-home parent.
Mr. Kumar, 41, is a mechanical engineer for the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mich. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and received an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.
He is the son of Prem Sethi of Ghaziabad, India, and the late Sukhdev Raj. The groom’s mother is a retired elementary schoolteacher in Ghaziabad. His father retired as a telecommunications engineer for the government of India.
The couple met in 2017 through the dating website Match.com.
Samantha Granatell, Barry Gallup Jr.
Samantha Lynn Granatell and Barry Charles Gallup Jr. were married April 20 at the Arlington Street Church in Boston. The Rev. Dr. Pashington Obeng, a Congregational minister, performed the ceremony.
Mrs. Gallup, 26, works in the credit department at Black Rock, an investment management firm in New York. She graduated from Loyola University Maryland. She is the daughter of Lexie R. Granatell and David J. Granatell, both of Franklin Lakes, N.J.
Mr. Gallup 31, is an investment professional at the Jordan Company, a private equity firm in New York. He graduated from Notre Dame. He is the son of Victoria Gallup and Barry Gallup of Wellesley, Mass.
The couple met on the E subway train in New York in 2015.
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