So, how many people do you know with this quote on their Facebook profile? “The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.” —Almost Famous
After college, Becca and Melissa met as part of a post-college Jewish social justice fellowship in Brooklyn, and after about four months, they realized they were on to something pretty terrific together. When they were still in the getting-to-know you phase, a peek at each others’ profiles revealed that yes, they had featured the SAME movie quote.
But I can completely see how they fell for each other, they’re simply wonderful. I mean, hear how they described themselves to me before we met. Could not be sweeter:
Melissa – I like cooking, cleaning (especially vacuuming), going to the gym, spending time with my Mom, going to bed at 10 PM, finding cheap/free and cool events to go to, reading, playing jacks (when I can find someone to play with me), and watching mostly bad TV.
Becca – I like baking, playing guitar and piano while singing at the top of my lungs, playing all sports and going to the gym (but especially soccer and basketball), reading, watching TV (good, non-reality TV), and hanging out with friends.
After their social justice fellowship, they moved on to law school and social work school and now to careers in their chosen profession. They have made a home and a life together in their beloved Brooklyn, and now we get to celebrate their marriage on a beautiful September day at Red Maple Vineyard! Enjoy!
When I say this day was nothing but blue skies, it sounds like a wedding platitude. But all week Hurricane Hermine had threatened to drop a tropical downpour in the Hudson Valley, and we conferred about umbrellas, and boots and rain plans. THEN. Wedding day dawned, and we TRULY never saw a cloud in the sky the entire day. It was amazing.
Happy love, you two.
Ceremony & reception venue: Red Maple Vineyard, West Park, NY
Coordinator: Jeanne Stark, Hudson Valley Ceremonies
Videographer: Buzz Media Company
Floral: Floral Fantasies by Sara
Band: 45 Riots
Caterer: Corner Stone Caterers
Hair/Makeup: Jeffrey Indyke and team
Dresses (both brides): Rembo Styling
Anna Sawin is a Connecticut-based portrait, wedding, and editorial photographer. She lives in the shoreline town of Stonington with her family and has discovered the perfect cupcake. Just ask, she is willing to share her secret.