Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya and Jason Shen
Amanda Kamen Phingbodhipakkiya and Jason Yue Shen met in the fall of 2014 as co-workers in the marketing department of a software company in Manhattan. She initially saw him as a “dumb jock,” and “wrote him off,” she said, “as someone not worth getting to know.”
But her impression of him changed when they were asked to lead a promotional campaign for the company and she discovered he had lots of great ideas.
“I knew he was good-looking, but he absolutely surprised me with his intellect,” Ms. Phingbodhipakkiya said. “He was someone who could brainstorm and turn out ideas like magic, he was just brilliant that way.”
Through the project, they discovered they had many things in common. Both studied life science but pursued careers elsewhere, had personal side projects in writing and art, and numerous scars on their left knees. She was a classically trained ballerina before a skiing accident severely injured her knee in college, while he suffered a major knee injury during an National Collegiate Athletic Association gymnastics competition.
“Once we really got to know each other, we formed a great friendship built on admiration and respect,” Ms. Phingbodhipakkiya said. “It was the start of a really beautiful journey.”
In October 2015, a year after meeting — each had since moved on to other jobs — their journey crossed the line from friendship to relationship in a single kiss initiated by Mr. Shen in front of a restaurant on the Lower East Side.
“It’s always scary to make that leap, but I just put it in my mind that I was going to go for it, and I did,” he said. “She responded pretty well to my kiss, which was a great sign.”
They became serious and moved into an apartment together in September 2016.
Susannah Steele and David Weigel
Susannah Leigh Steele and David Anderson Weigel met in 2009 at Furman, though each remembers the time he approached her about the graduate program at U.N.C. Greensboro, which he was then considering for his master’s work, as the only personal conversation they had there.
It was several years later, after his brother had died and she had become a foster parent, that the two became close. They were both working at the Music Academy of North Carolina in Greensboro.
“She was by far my closest friend and the person I could rely up on for support,” he said.
“David and I were not dating — we had different relationships through that time,” the bride said. “But we spent so much time together, we looked like a family.”
After her first foster child went back to his biological family, Ms. Steele took in a toddler, whom they call Pip and whom she eventually adopted.
“He and David had a connection immediately,” she said. “As long as David was holding his hand, he was fine.”
When the groom left for Michigan, to complete his graduate studies, his relationship with Ms. Steele continued. The two watched television shows and “Game of Thrones” together on FaceTime, and his parents regularly visited Ms. Steele and Pip, whom they had grown to love. When Mr. Weigel had vacation, he would head back to visit.
Mr. Weigel and his parents went to the home of Ms. Steele’s parents to spend the Christmas holiday in 2017, and he said it was then that he realized his feelings for her and Pip ran deeper than he had previously acknowledged.
“They inspired me to be the man that I wanted to be, that I had been working toward, and that’s when I really fell in love with her,” he said. “I think it was very natural for us. It had been underneath for such a long time.”
Effie Johnson, Adetola Ladejobi
Effie Olayinka Johnson and Adetola Oluwagbenga Ladejobi were married April 27 at the West End United Methodist Church in Nashville. The Rev. Brandon Baxter, a United Methodist minister, performed the ceremony, with the Rev. Battle Beasley, an Episcopal priest, taking part. On April 26, the couple and their families participated in a traditional engagement ceremony, incorporating the Sierra Leonean traditions of the bride’s family and the Nigerian traditions of the groom’s family, at the home of the bride’s parents in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
The bride, 32, is a compliance officer at S&P Global Ratings, a financial services agency based in New York. She is a trustee of the Webb School, a private boarding and day school in Bell Buckle, Tenn. She graduated from Harvard and received a master’s degree in public administration from N.Y.U. and a master’s degree in education from Columbia.
Ms. Johnson is the daughter of Newtona A. Johnson and Clarence S. Johnson of Murfreesboro. The bride’s father is a professor of philosophy at the Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, where the bride’s mother also works as a professor of English.
The groom, 37, who is known as Tola, is a cardiology fellow and instructor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He graduated from the University of Lagos in Lagos, Nigeria, and received a master’s degree in public health from Harvard.
Mr. Ladejobi is a son of Jumoke F. Ladejobi and Foluso B. Ladejobi of Lagos. The groom’s mother, who is retired, was a teacher at the University of Lagos Staff School. His father retired as a director of statistics at the National Bureau of Statistics in Abuja, Nigeria.
The couple met in 2015 at the Harvard Business School’s Africa Business Conference in Boston.
Jerica Chosich, Andrew Zucker
Jerica Saralaraine Chosich and Andrew Michael Zucker were married April 26. The Rev. Jeffrey L. Maszal, a minister of the United Church of Christ, officiated at Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery in Stafford, Va., with Justin M. Barasky, a friend of the couple, leading the ceremony.
Ms. Chosich, 27, is a political fund-raising consultant in Washington, and is also the finance director, in Denver, for Representative Diana L. DeGette, Democrat of Colorado. The bride graduated from the University of Colorado.
She is the daughter of Greta S. Chosich and Michael Chosich of Pueblo, Colo. The bride’s father is a heavy-equipment subcontractor in Pueblo. Her mother manages the family’s residential rental properties in Pueblo.
Mr. Zucker, 32, is the federal media relations director in Washington for Everytown for Gun Safety, an advocacy organization. He graduated from Ohio University.
He is a son of Deirdre A. Garvey of Cleveland and Jack A. Zucker of South Euclid, Ohio. The groom’s mother is a software designer in Cleveland for Harris Healthcare Systems, a medical software developer in Ottawa. His father is a software designer in the Mayfield Heights, Ohio, office of Rockwell Automation, a provider of industrial controls and information technology.
The couple met in 2015, when both were working in Denver on the re-election campaign of Senator Michael Bennet, Democrat of Colorado.
Marie Diamond, Charles Hassett
Marie Sophia Diamond and Charles Alexander Hassett were married April 27 at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif. Amit Kumar, a friend of the couple who was ordained through the American Marriage Ministries, officiated.
Ms. Diamond, 30, is in charge of executive communications at Dropbox, the file-sharing company in San Francisco. She graduated from Yale.
She is the daughter of Patricia D. Kuehl of Temple, Tex., and Edward I. Diamond of Bend, Ore. The bride’s father, a civil engineer, retired as a manager at the California Department of Water Resources, and worked in Sacramento. Her mother is a certified nurse midwife in Temple for the Indian Health Service. The bride is the stepdaughter of Thomas J. Kuehl, an embryologist who is a research scientist at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Temple.
Mr. Hassett, 34, is the director for digital lending at First Republic Bank in San Francisco. He graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt, from which he also received a master’s degree in accounting.
He is a son of Cathy King Russo of Winter Park, Fla., and James A. Hassett of Key Largo, Fla. The groom’s mother was a stay-at-home parent in the Village of Indian Hill, Ohio, and is now retired. His father retired as a partner in Ernst & Young, the New York accounting firm, for which he served as the chief executive of the Asia operations, in Hong Kong.
The groom’s previous marriage ended in divorce.
The couple met in 2015 at a Fourth of July party in San Francisco.
Ceres Botros, Michael Migdal
Ceres Nadine Botros and Michael Benjamin Migdal were married April 26 at the Little Chapel of Silence on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Samantha Anne Becker, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated.
On April 27, the couple took part in a celebration ceremony at Casita Hollywood, an events space in Los Angeles. Ms. Becker also led that ceremony.
The bride, 36, is a director of development at U.S.C., from which she graduated. She is the daughter of Anne Melikians Botros of Los Angeles and the late Dr. Fathi Zaki Botros. The bride’s mother was a stay-at-home-parent. Her father served as a diplomat for the United Nations after a career as a screenwriter in Egypt.
The groom, 34, is an associate at Alliance Bernstein, an asset management company in Los Angeles. He also graduated from U.S.C. He is a son of Stewart Migdal of San Diego and the late Clarice Bachelier Migdal. The groom’s father works in San Diego as a safety engineer for Cal/OSHA Consultation Services; his mother worked for the Isari Flower Studio in San Diego.
The couple met in 2014 on Tinder.
Natasha Nguyen, Alexander Davis
Natasha Minh Hang Nguyen and Alexander Guy Davis were married April 27 at House Family Vineyards in Saratoga, Calif. Richard S. Davis, the groom’s father, who became a Universal Life Minister for the occasion, officiated.
Mrs. Davis, 28, is a technical account manager at Coursera, an online education platform in Mountain View, Calif., that provides access to courses from universities and companies. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and received a master’s degree in gender studies from the London School of Economics.
She is a daughter of Kim Dung Dang and Duc Long Nguyen of Cupertino, Calif. The bride’s father is a senior software developer at Juniper Networks in Sunnyvale, Calif., a maker of routers and switches for the telecommunications industry. Until 2018, her mother was a computer programmer at IMI, a database service and data processing firm in San Jose, Calif., focusing on marketing.
Mr. Davis, 37, is a senior litigation associate at the Palo Alto, Calif., office of Baker McKenzie, the Chicago-based law firm. He graduated cum laude from Columbia with degrees in music and German, and received a law degree from Harvard.
He is the son of Rita E. Davis and Mr. Davis of Bryn Mawr, Pa. The groom’s mother is the chair of the modern languages department and teaches French at the Agnes Irwin School, a girls’ private independent college preparatory day school from prekindergarten through Grade 12 in Rosemont, Pa. She is a vice president of the American Association of Teachers of French in Marion, Ill. His father, who is retired, is professor emeritus of anthropology at Bryn Mawr College. He is on the board of the Harriton Association, which maintains 1704 Harriton House, a historic property in Lower Merion Township, Pa.
Ms. Nguyen formally introduced herself to Mr. Davis in September 2014 during her round of goodbyes before leaving the San Francisco law firm, where they had both worked. Ms. Nguyen, who was going to London for graduate studies, had been a project assistant and he a junior associate. In August 2015, after she returned to California, Mr. Davis asked her to join him for lunch, and they soon began dating.
Jennifer Miao, Zachary Feldman
Dr. Jennifer Miao and Zachary Brian Feldman were married April 27 at Rosecliff, a mansion in Newport, R.I. Peter B. Regan, a former judge at the municipal court in Middletown, R.I., led a ceremony incorporating Christian elements.
The couple met at Vanderbilt University, from which each graduated cum laude, she with a degree in English literature and music, focusing on piano performance, and he in molecular and cellular biology. She also received a medical degree from Vanderbilt, where he is now pursuing one.
Dr. Miao, 26, is an intern at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, where her research focuses on biomarkers that may aid in early detection for patients with heart failure and amyloidosis.
She is the daughter of Dr. Hongwei Bai and Dr. Lin Miao of Tewksbury, Mass. The bride’s father is a cardiologist in private practice in Laconia, N.H. Her mother is a pathologist and chair of pathology and laboratory services at MelroseWakefield Healthcare in Melrose, Mass.
Mr. Feldman, 25, until 2018, did research on targeted gene transcription networks in atherosclerosis and heart disease in the cardiovascular division, also at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and continues to pursue research in those areas.
He is the son of Suzanne Brecker Feldman of Houston. The groom’s mother is an independent residential real estate broker there.
The couple met in January 2013 while working at a basketball concession stand in college to raise money for a clinic in Peru. The next day they studied together in the library (she really didn’t have to study, but it was a good excuse to spend time with him). They quickly became best friends and began dating.
Annie Quispe, Corey Jacobson
Annie Katerine Maco Quispe and Corey Andrew Jacobson were married April 27 in a self-uniting ceremony at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. On May 4, they are to take part in a second ceremony, incorporating Jewish wedding traditions and led by an uncle of the groom, Rabbi David Weis, at Villa Mamacona, an events space in Lima, Peru.
The bride, 29, works in Washington as the deputy head of digital diplomacy at the Embassy of Peru. In August, she is to begin studying for a master’s degree in graphic design at the Maryland Institute College of the Arts. She graduated from the University of Lima.
She is the daughter of Maria Quispe de Maco and Jorge A. Maco of Washington. The bride’s father is the principal of the Lima-based law firm Maco & Llerena. Her mother, a hair stylist in Washington, previously owned a chain of beauty salons in Peru.
The groom, who is also 29 and works in Washington, is the legislative director and national security adviser for Representative Ted Lieu, Democrat of California. He is also an officer in the United States Navy Reserve. He graduated summa cum laude from George Washington University and received a master’s degree in global politics from the London School of Economics.
He is a son of Jill W. Jacobson and Alan Jacobson of Walnut Creek, Calif. The groom’s mother retired as a special-education teacher at several schools in the Bay Area. His father is a San Francisco-based author of more than a dozen suspense and thriller novels featuring the F.B.I. profiler Karen Vail. His most recent novel, “Dark Side of the Moon,” was published in 2018 by Open Road.
The couple met in 2014 through the bride’s mother, who introduced her daughter to the groom, who had entered her hair salon seeking a haircut.
Robin Moeller, Patrick Pope
Robin Ann Moeller and Patrick Eugene Pope were married April 26 at the St. Martin of Tours Chapel at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York. The Rt. Rev. Kevin S. Brown, an Episcopal priest, performed the ceremony.
The bride, 43, is an associate professor of library science in the department of leadership and educational studies at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, from which she also received a master’s degree in library science. She received a Ph.D. in curriculum studies from Indiana University.
She is a daughter of Sandra L. Moeller of Des Moines and the late Dale P. Moeller.
The groom, 39, is the organist and director of music at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter in Charlotte, N.C. He graduated from the University of South Carolina and received a master’s degree in music and a Ph.D. in music from Indiana University.
He is the son of Lorraine S. Pope and Earnest E. Pope of Statesville, N.C.
The couple met in 2017 on Match.com.
Victoria Watkins, Caroline Garcia
Victoria Ellen Watkins and Caroline Grace Garcia were married April 26 at the courthouse of the New York Supreme Court’s Appellate Division in Manhattan. Associate Justice Rosalyn H. Richter, a friend of the couple who sits on that court, officiated in her chambers.
Ms. Watkins (left), 56, is a director for analytics sales in the division of S&P Global that provides benchmark prices and market analysis on energy, metals and agricultural commodity markets. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California and received an M.B.A. from Harvard.
She is a daughter of Joan T. Casale of San Diego and the late Robert M. Watkins. The bride’s mother is the author of “The Diet Food Finder” (R. R. Bowker, 1975), and was the president of the San Diego County chapter of the National Organization for Women in 1977 and 1978. The bride’s father was the sales manager at Hardy Instruments, an industrial weighing-equipment manufacturer in San Diego.
Ms. Garcia, 60, is the director for business controls at the New York Power Authority in White Plains. She graduated from St. John’s University in Jamaica, Queens, and received a law degree from Columbia.
She is a daughter of the late Gloria Garcia and the late Frank G. Garcia, who lived together in Astoria, Queens. Her father retired as a currency trader at Chemical Bank in Manhattan. Her mother was a stay-at-home parent.
The couple met in 2003 at a mixer in a Manhattan bar, when a mutual acquaintance, who knew both had careers in the electric utility industry, introduced them. The next weekend, they went on their first date.
Ashley Ellerin, Samuel Boyar
Ashley Joan Ellerin and Samuel Joseph Boyar were married April 27 at the Hotel ZaZa in Houston. Rabbi David Lyon officiated.
Mrs. Boyar, 30, is a vice president for corporate tax planning in the Houston office of BBVA Compass Bancshares, an international bank based in Birmingham, Ala. She graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse and received a law degree from the University of Houston.
She is a daughter of Sharon L. Ellerin and Seth R. Ellerin of Houston. The bride’s father is a lawyer in private practice in Houston. Her mother is an administrator in the business office of the Shlenker School of Congregation Beth Israel, also in Houston.
The bride’s paternal grandmother, Betty Weinberg Ellerin, was the first woman justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, First Department, and its first woman presiding justice.
Mr. Boyar, also 30, is the deepwater business operations associate at Fieldwood Energy, an oil and gas company in Houston. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and received an M.B.A. from Rice University.
He is a son of Pamela Boyar and J. William Boyar of Houston. The groom’s father is a founder of BoyarMiller, a Houston-based law firm. His mother, who was a stay-at-home parent, retired as a real estate agent in Houston.
The couple met in April 2017 through the dating app Hinge.
Kelsey Keith, Eli Rosenberg
Kelsey Hope Keith and Eli Michael Rosenberg were married April 26 at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Joey Tai, a staff member of the City Clerk’s Office, officiated.
Ms. Keith, 34, is the editor in chief of Curbed, a digital publication about cities, homes, and architecture, based in New York. She graduated summa cum laude from the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., and attended the Paris-Sorbonne University, where she studied art history.
The bride is the daughter of Jamie E. Keith and Kenneth D. Keith Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn. The bride’s father is a senior director in the engineering department at Consolidated Nuclear Security, where he oversees the integration of engineering activities at plants in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Amarillo, Tex. Her mother, who is retired, was a manager of supply chain policy for the Tennessee Valley Authority in Knoxville. She is a poet and the author of “Past the Edge of Blue” (Iris Press, 2017).
Mr. Rosenberg, also 34, is a national news reporter at The Washington Post. He graduated from U.C.L.A.
The groom is the son of Diane Gerstler and Dr. John G. Rosenberg of Berkeley, Calif. The groom’s mother is a psychotherapist in private practice. His father is a psychiatrist at Berkeley Therapy Institute, where he works as a consultant to medical professionals for issues related to physician impairment. Both parents work in Berkeley.
The couple met in 2009 at Bobo, a restaurant in New York, where they both worked at the time.
William O’Connor, Alejandro Golding
William Owen O’Connor and Alejandro Carlo Golding were married April 27 at their townhouse in Washington. Gregory E. Golding, Mr. Golding’s brother, was ordained through American Marriage Ministries in order to officiate at this event.
Mr. O’Connor (left), 28, is the travel editor at The Daily Beast, a news and opinion website that focuses on politics and popular culture. He graduated from Georgetown.
He is a son of Kathryn Galvin O’Connor of Newport, R.I., and Kevin M. O’Connor of Middletown, R.I. Mr. O’Connor’s mother is the director for tolling and operations at the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority in Jamestown, and is a director of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, an industry group in Washington. His father is a computer scientist at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport.
Mr. Golding, 34, is the vice president, overseeing acquisitions, at the Stanton Development Corporation, a real estate development concern in Washington; his father, Kenneth A. Golding, is an owner of the firm. Mr. Golding graduated from Brown and received a master’s degree in war studies from King’s College London.
He is also a son of Patricia Garcia Golding, who is a clinical social worker in private practice in Washington. She and Mr. Golding’s father live in Washington.
The couple met at a Washington bar in 2009.
Cynthia Organ, Jonathan Ross
Cynthia Elaine Organ and Jonathan Lee Ross were married April 27 in Redondo Beach, Calif. Chad M. Concelmo, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for this event, officiated at the Redondo Beach Historic Library.
Ms. Organ, 30, is a litigation associate at Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro, a Los Angeles law firm. She graduated from Princeton and received a law degree from the University of Southern California.
She is a daughter of Dr. Judith Koperski Organ and Claude H. Organ III of Del Mar, Calif. The bride’s father retired as a vice president for special assets in the San Diego office of Union Bank. Her mother is a dermatologist at the Dermatologist Medical Group of North County, a group medical practice based in San Diego.
Mr. Ross, 34, is a senior consultant at Decision Analysis, a company in Los Angeles that provides guidance to lawyers on presenting their cases to juries. He graduated from Pomona College.
He is a son of Cynthia Walsworth Ross and Gary F. Ross of Brentwood, Calif. The groom’s mother retired as a professor of psychology and also advised the student government at Las Positas College in Livermore, Calif. His father retired as a senior shop director, working on the laser program at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore.
The couple met on OkCupid in 2013, and had their first date in West Hollywood, Calif.
Dana Bongiovanni, Eduardo Garcia
Dana Nicole Bongiovanni and Eduardo Garcia were married April 27 at the Queenship of Mary Church in Plainsboro, N.J. Msgr. Robert W. Medley performed the ceremony.
The couple met in Seville, Spain, through a studies abroad program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, from which they graduated.
Mrs. Garcia, 29, is a health care public relations manager at Amgen, a biopharmaceutical company in Thousand Oaks, Calif. She received a master’s degree in public health from Emory University.
She is the daughter of Dawn Sanderson-Bongiovanni and Richard F. Bongiovanni of Plainsboro. The bride’s father, a certified public accountant, retired as the owner of an accounting firm in Avenel, N.J. Her mother is the head of the pharmacovigilance operations at Braeburn, a pharmaceuticals company in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.
Mr. Garcia, 30, is a freelance visual effects assistant editor in Los Angeles. He is the son of Enriqueta Garcia and Eduardo A. Garcia of Lima, Peru. The groom’s father is an agro technologies manager at Ilender, a Lima-based company that develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceutical specialties and feed activities for the animal production industry. His mother was a stay-at-home-parent.
Lori Altabet, Jonathan Miller
Lori Michelle Altabet and Jonathan Abraham Miller were married April 27 at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, N.Y. Rabbi Scott B. Weiner officiated.
The couple, both 28, met at the University of Delaware, from which each graduated.
Mrs. Miller, 28, is a product marketer for Food & Wine, Travel and Leisure and Departures magazines at the Meredith Corporation in Manhattan.
She is a daughter of Marilyn S. Altabet and Neil S. Altabet of New Rochelle, N.Y. Her parents retired as math teachers at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in the Bronx.
Mr. Miller, 28, is a business development manager in Manhattan at Fooda, a Chicago-based technology company focusing on office lunch services.
He is the son of Robin S. Miller and Brian J. Miller of Voorhees, N.J. The groom’s mother is a nurse practitioner at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. His father is the director of catering sales at Mirabella Catering in Magnolia, N.J.
The couple, who lived next door to each other off campus, met in 2012 through mutual friends, and a few months before graduation started hanging out. They made their relationship official the morning they graduated.
Vivian DiBuono, Christopher Nourse
Vivian Elizabeth DiBuono and Christopher Anson Nourse were married April 27 at Church of St. Augustine in Larchmont, N.Y. Msgr. Thomas Kelly performed the ceremony.
The couple met at Georgetown, from which they graduated.
Mrs. Nourse, 28, is an elementary schoolteacher at E. L. Haynes Public Charter School in Washington. She received a master’s certificate from George Washington University in special education for culturally and linguistically diverse learners.
She is a daughter of Iraci DiBuono and James DiBuono of Larchmont. The bride’s father is a plumber in Larchmont. Her mother, a stay-at-home parent, is also a local volunteer at St. Augustine’s religious education program.
Mr. Nourse, also 28, is a real estate acquisitions associate at Streetscape, a real estate development firm in Rockville, Md. He is the son of Stacia G. Nourse and Mark F. Nourse of Erieville, N.Y. The groom’s mother is a science teacher at Cazenovia High School in Cazenovia, N.Y. His father is an independent building contractor in Erieville.
Audrey Charlson, Timothy Tippin
Audrey Phipps Charlson and Timothy Stuart Tippin were married April 27 in Hobe Sound, Fla. The Very Rev. Frank F. Limehouse, an Episcopal priest, performed the ceremony at Christ Memorial Chapel on Jupiter Island, Fla.
The bride and groom work at Louis Sherry, a New York chocolate truffle manufacturer with offices in Jacksonville, Fla., where both work. She is the company’s director for customer relations and special projects, and he is its president.
Mrs. Tippin, 49, graduated from William Smith College. She is a daughter of Audrey Holden Charlson of Hobe Sound, and Clifford W. Charlson of Rochester. The bride’s father is the president of the American Time Company, a watchmaking company in Rochester. Her mother retired as an interior designer in New Canaan, Conn.
The bride’s great-great-grandfather Henry Phipps Jr. was the founder of Bessemer Trust, a private money manager based in New York, and was a founder, with Andrew Carnegie, of the company that eventually became the United States Steel Corporation.
Mr. Tippin, 41, graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden Sydney, Va., and received a law degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. He is a son of Connie Stevens Tippin of Jacksonville, and the late Dr. Terry Tippin. The groom’s mother was a stay-at-home parent. His father was an orthodontist and a professor of orthodontics at Jacksonville University.
The couple were introduced in 2013 through a mutual friend in Hobe Sound, and they hit it off right away.
Phoebe Zimmer, Sam Boyd
Phoebe Zimmer and Samuel Foxen Boyd were married April 26 at the Beverly Hills Court House in Beverly Hills, Calif. On May 11, the couple are to take part in a celebration ceremony, led by Amanda Hymson, a friend of the couple, at Hotel Esencia in Quintana Roo, Mexico.
The bride, 28, is a television executive at Amazon Studios in Los Angeles, where she specializes in young adult programming. She graduated from Wesleyan University.
She is the daughter of Romi Lassally and Jeremy Zimmer, both of Los Angeles. The bride’s father is a founder and the chief executive of United Talent Agency, a talent and literary agency in Los Angeles. Her mother is the founder and co-executive director of Ready to Succeed LA, a nonprofit organization that supports foster youth as they move through college and into the work force.
The groom, also 28, is a filmmaker who recently wrote and directed his first feature film, “In a Relationship,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and later in theaters in 2018. He graduated from N.Y.U.
He is a son of Gabrielle Marie Doré and Michael A. Boyd of Los Angeles. The groom’s parents founded Boyd Design, a Los Angeles-based consultancy that restores and preserves modernist architecture.
The couple met at the house of a mutual friend just after their freshman year of college in 2009.
Deborah Karam, Gladney Darroh
Deborah Ann Karam and Gladney Boyd Darroh were married April 27 at the Church of St. John the Divine in Houston. Canon James D. Shoucair, an Episcopal priest and a cousin of the bride, performed the ceremony.
Mrs. Darroh, 58, owns DKM Accessories, a retailer of women’s accessories in Tampa, Fla. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University. She is a daughter of Barbara E. Karam and Wadih A. Karam of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Mr. Darroh, who is 69 and works in Houston, is the founder and chief executive of Piper-Morgan Associates, personnel consultants to the oil and gas industry. He graduated from the University of Houston. He is a son of Peggy Boyd Darroh of Houston and the late Harold W. Darroh.
The bride’s first marriage ended in divorce, as did the groom’s.
The couple met in July 2015 through a mutual friend.
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