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This Week’s Wedding Announcements - The New York Times

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Diane Brandon and Kenneth Moody met through Craigslist in March 2018.

“I had heard an internal message, from deep inside me, to put an ad on Craigslist in search of meeting someone I could potentially share the rest of my life with,” Ms. Brandon said. “He was looking for a lawn mower.”

Three months before placing that ad, Ms. Brandon, writing about New Year’s resolutions and wishes in her daily planner, highlighted a desire to be engaged at some point in 2018.

The ad itself included a steamy, hypothetical scenario that involved Ms. Brandon walking into a bar.

“From across the bar, you notice a tall, voluptuous brunette with striking eyes,” the ad read in part. “Her black dress hugs her curves, the red high heels were crossed under the bar stool.”

A man then asks Ms. Brandon, “Is this seat taken?” to which she replies, “This seat is taken by you.”

The ad concludes with a question that was to be answered by anyone who was interested in taking Ms. Brandon out on a date: “And then what happens next?”

She received about 300 responses.

“About one-third were what you would expect, very explicit and rather disgusting,” she said. “Another one-third were apparently nice guys who were misguided, married or otherwise and not at all interesting, and the final one-third were interesting and warranted further communication.”

She whittled them down one by one — dating a few along the way — until Mr. Moody was the last man sitting.

“We had a few nice exchanges before he asked me out,” Ms. Brandon said. “I assumed he wanted the obligatory Starbucks look-each-other-up-and-down first meet.

But all he wanted was a chance to get to know her better, and she agreed to meet him for dinner.

“She had arrived dressed exactly as she had described herself in the ad,” Mr. Moody said. “Afterward, the only way I could describe both her and our first date was ‘wow.’”

At month’s end, Ms. Brandon reinjured her right knee, which was originally damaged in a car accident years earlier, and she would spend the next three months in great pain before undergoing surgery.

Before she could ask “what happens next,” Mr. Moody stepped into the role of caretaker. “He took care of me at his own insistence,” Ms. Brandon said. “This told me who he was, someone very dependable who wanted to me help in any way he could, and I felt safe in his presence.”

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Ms. Fogel and Mr. Fisher met in March 2017 at a bar at the West Palm Beach Airport in Florida. Ms. Fogel was trying to head back to New York from Fort Lauderdale, but needed to switch airports when her flight was canceled because of bad weather. Mr. Fisher had a ticket to Hartford to be used the day before, but needed to get home earlier to help care for his mother, who had Alzheimer’s disease.

They began a conversation during which Ms. Fogel revealed that she and had just given a six-hour presentation on Alzheimer’s.

“His ears perked up,” Ms. Fogel said. “He asked for my card because he had some questions regarding his mom as it related to what she was going through.”

A week later, while both were away on business, she in Denver and he in San Francisco, Mr. Fisher called and they spoke for about an hour about his mother’s condition.

In early April, Ms. Fogel sent Mr. Fisher “names of places he should go and questions he should ask regarding information on Alzheimer’s related to his mom,” she said.

She also extended an invitation to Mr. Fisher and his father to one of her company’s conferences, which was to take place in Philadelphia the following month.

Mr. Fisher, then living in Newington, Conn., went (his father could not attend). Afterward he and Ms. Fogel chatted over a few drinks.

“It was the best date, nondate I ever had,” Ms. Fogel said. “We talked about his mom and then transitioned to talking about pretty much everything else for three hours.”

They kept in touch and met for what turned out to be a sort-of-first-date in June at a Manhattan restaurant, where Ms. Fogel had several friends in tow. On July 1, he met her family at their home in Narragansett, R.I., before they went to Newport, R.I., to spend the day together.

“I think we both felt something differently going on between us that day,” Mr. Fisher said. “In addition to our connection to this disease, we started to get to know each other a little more and began realizing we had so many other things in common, and what struck me most about being in her company was the ease in which we spoke and got along.”

By August 2017, they began seeing each other regularly, and he began “crashing at her place,” as he put it, to avoid long drives back to Connecticut. The following month, Mr. Fisher landed his job at CBS, and began apartment hunting in Manhattan.

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Jeremy Rowe Hodder and Charles Dixon Osburn were married March 1 at Nicholson Ranch Winery in Sonoma, Calif. Mark Leno, a former member of the California Senate, officiated.

Mr. Hodder, 45, (left) is a designer in San Francisco. He graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and received a master’s degree in sustainable design from George Washington University.

He is a son of Odile Renee Hodder and Thomas David Hodder of Playa del Rey, Calif.

Mr. Osburn, who is 54 and known as Dixon, currently directs the San Francisco-based Center for Justice and Accountability, which litigates atrocity crimes against the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, the Assad regime in Syria and others. He co-founded the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network that headed the effort to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. He graduated from Stanford and received a joint M.B.A. and law degree from Georgetown.

He is a son of the late Arden Wilson Osburn, who lived in Laguna Beach, Calif., and the late John Dixon Osburn, who lived in Montgomery, Tex.

The couple met in 2003 at the home of a mutual friend in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles.


Colleen Marie Tremont and Maj. Justin Matthew Coons were married March 2. The Rev. Daniel Beeman, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony at St Patrick Catholic Church in Charleston, S.C.

Ms. Tremont, 33, is currently pursuing an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Until May 2018, she worked in New York as an account director for the lifestyle collection of publications at Condé Nast. She graduated from Wake Forest University.

She is a daughter of Susan A. Tremont and Dr. Timothy J. Tremont of Charleston. The bride’s father is an orthodontist and a professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where he is also a chairman of the department of orthodontics. Her mother, who is retired, was a critical-care nurse at UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh. She volunteers at the Barrier Islands Free Medical Center in Johns Island, S.C.

Major Coons, 38, is based at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago.

He is a son of Janet R. Devlin of Arlington Heights, Ill., and John S. Coons of Glencoe, Ill. The groom’s mother, who is retired, was an executive assistant for a family with residences in Chicago and Naples, Fla. His father is an engineering consultant who is currently working with the United States Steel Corporation and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The couple met in 2006 in Washington and dated briefly before reconnecting in 2009 after the groom returned from his second deployment to Iraq.


Elise Schmidt and Alexander Bal were married March 2 at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York. The Rev. Scott B. Johnston, a Presbyterian minister, performed the ceremony, with the Rev. Vincent D’Agostino, a Roman Catholic priest, taking part.

Mrs. Bal, 31, is a vice president at Goldman Sachs in New York. She graduated from Duke. She is also the president and a founder of the junior board for the Harmony Program, a nonprofit organization that provides after-school music education to students across New York City.

She is a daughter of Elise Schmidt and Timothy Schmidt of Wyckoff, N.J.

Mr. Bal, 34, is a hedge fund analyst at Owl Creek Asset Management in New York. He graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. He also received an M.B.A. from Harvard.

He is the son of Mari Miller-Bal and Rajeev Bal of Milwaukee.

The couple met in New York on a blind date set up by a mutual friend in February 2016.


Erica Rachel Davidson and Timothy Brian Dingman were married March 2 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami. Rabbi Mark S. Kram officiated.

Mrs. Dingman, 29, works in San Francisco as the director of learning and development at Adaptly, a technology and services firm based in New York that drives advertising campaigns on digital platforms. It was recently acquired by Accenture. She graduated from Wesleyan University.

She is the daughter of Beth Zelen Davidson and Dr. Jeff Davidson of Miami. The bride’s father is the veterinarian at West Kendall Animal Hospital, which he owns with her mother, who is the manager.

Mr. Dingman, also 29, is the head of client accounts in San Francisco at Atrium, a law and technology company in San Francisco. He graduated from Brown, from which he also received a master’s degree in electrical engineering.

He is the son of Catherine Woods Dingman of Wellfleet, Mass., and Brian M. Dingman of Shrewsbury, Mass. The groom’s mother is a sales associate at Left Bank Gallery, an art gallery in Wellfleet. His father is a lawyer in private practice in Westborough, Mass.

The couple hit it off when they met in 2015 at FriendsFest, an adult summer camp-like weekend in Copake, N.Y., for 70 friends and acquaintances from all over the United States. After Ms. Davidson went back to New York and Mr. Dingman returned to Detroit, they began texting. In November, Mr. Dingman visited her in New York on the pretext of trying to organize a camp reunion, but it turned into a date for just the two of them at a wine bar in the East Village.


Shweta Johri and Alexander Francis Scott were married March 1 at the Old Marylebone Town Hall in London. Mark Tiller, a registrar at the Westminster City Council, officiated.

Ms. Johri, 27, is a senior product manager in Luxembourg for Amazon Warehouse Deals, which offers discounts on returned, warehouse-damaged, used, or refurbished products. She graduated from Yale.

She is a daughter of Rohit Johri and Mitali Johri of Dubai. The bride’s father is a director and team head, at BNP Paribas, an international banking group in Dubai. Her mother was a stay-at-home parent.

Mr. Scott, 32, is a manager in Luxembourg for Amazon, where he leads a team of product managers that automate the account management of Amazon’s product suppliers. He graduated from the University of Waterloo and received an M.B.A. from the London Business School.

He is a son of Sakurako Scott of Victoria, British Columbia, and the late Frank A. Scott. The groom’s father was a consultant for the United Nations International Labor Organization based in Geneva. His mother also was a stay-at-home parent.

The couple met in 2017 at a rock climbing event in Trier, Germany.


Alexandra Rose Cassel and Benjamin Steven Schwartz were married March 2 at the Tribeca Rooftop, an events space in New York. Rabbi Joshua Lookstein officiated.

The bride, 29, works in the New York office of the 9 Story Media Group, a Canadian entertainment company based in Toronto, where she is the supervising producer and a writer on “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” a preschool television series on PBS Kids. She is also an author of several children’s books related to the show and published by Simon and Schuster. She graduated magna cum laude from Colgate and received a master’s degree in developmental psychology from Columbia.

She is the daughter of Laura A. Cassel and Dr. Mitchell L. Cassel of New York. The bride’s father is an optometrist and owner of Studio Optix, an optical boutique in New York, where he also provides prop eyewear and special eye effects for the television and movie industries. Her mother, who is retired, was a human resources executive for BlackRock, an investment management company in New York.

The groom, also 29, is the marketing director, in Larchmont, N.Y., for Non-Ferrous Traders, a family-owned metal distributor, for which his father, Robin M. Schwartz, is the president and his mother, Sandra Schwartz, is the financial controller. The groom graduated from Syracuse.

The groom’s parents live in Scarsdale, N.Y.

The couple met in 2017 through the dating app Hinge.


Ashley Elizabeth Leathers and George Bernard Raser Timbrell were married March 2 at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City, Utah. Rebecca Brown, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated.

Mrs. Timbrell, 32, is a social worker at DaVita Kidney Care in Houston. She graduated from Texas A&M University, and received a master’s degree in social work from the University of Houston.

She is a daughter of Julie Johnson Leathers and Curtis Hall Leathers of San Antonio. The bride’s father retired as an executive at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in San Antonio. Her mother retired as an auditor at Alamo Savings of San Antonio, and is currently a choir singer with the Alamo United Methodist Church, also in San Antonio.

Mr. Timbrell, also 32, is an alternative investment professional with Zurich Insurance North America, a commercial property and casualty insurance provider in Houston. He graduated from the University of Arizona and received an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

He is a son of Ruth Raser Timbrell of San Francisco and the late Carey Harding Timbrell. The groom’s mother is a costume designer for a number of San Francisco theater organizations, including the Berkeley Playhouse, 42nd Street Moon, and Young Performer’s Theater. She is also retired as a docent with the San Francisco Modern Museum of Art. His father was an executive at the Jefferies Group, a financial services company in San Francisco.

The couple met in 2012 through a mutual friend while living in New York. Two years later, they had a chance meeting at a concert in Houston and have been together since.


Dr. Carey Camille Roberts and Jaryd Bret Lindheim were married March 2 at 21c Museum Hotel, an art museum and hotel in Nashville. Rabbi Michael S. Shulman officiated.

Dr. Roberts, 27, who goes by Camille, is a second-year resident in anesthesiology at the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia, and received a medical degree from Georgetown.

She is a daughter of Pamela Yadro Horowitz of Nashville and Dr. Charles Roberts of Dallas The bride’s father is the chair of cardiac surgery at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Her mother, an oncology nurse practitioner, is based in Nashville as a field clinical trainer at Rakuten Aspyrian, a clinical stage biotechnology company based in San Mateo, Calif. The bride is a stepdaughter of Ron Horowitz.

Mr. Lindheim, also 27, is the real estate expansion manager at the Medici Living Group, a co-living operator, in New York. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He is a son of Randee S. Lindheim and Dr. Steven R. Lindheim of Cherry Hill, N.J. His father, a reproductive endocrinology infertility specialist, is a clinical professor at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. He is currently working in Shanghai as a visiting professor at Shanghai Jiatong University School of Medicine, and also serves as the chief of reproductive medicine at Ruiwen Healthcare International InVitro Fertilization in the department of reproductive medicine in Renji Hospital.

Dr. Roberts and Mr. Lindheim were decked out in ski gear when they met at the end of 2014 at their friends’ après-ski-themed holiday party in Washington. They bonded over the fact that neither were skiers.


Alexandra Paige Lewisohn and Shawn Robert Telvi are to be married March 3 at their apartment in Manhattan by Rabbi Michael A. White. On May 26, Rabbi Meir Triebitz, the groom’s uncle, is to lead the couple in a ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel in Florence, Italy.

The bride, 28, is a speech language pathologist at Public School 126 in Manhattan. She graduated from the University of Michigan and received a master’s degree in communicative sciences and disorders from N.Y.U.

She is the daughter of Jodie Lewisohn and Clifford H. Lewisohn of Roslyn, N.Y. The bride’s father is a title insurance consultant in New York and New Jersey. He is on the Village of East Hills Architectural Review Board in Nassau County, N.Y. Her mother is the executive director of Erealty Title Agency in Greenvale, N.Y.

The groom, 29, works in Brooklyn as the assistant to the executive producer of the Showtime television series “Ray Donovan,” a drama about a Hollywood fixer. He graduated from Indiana University.

He is a son of Cheryl S. Telvi and Isaac Telvi of Delray Beach, Fla. The groom’s father is the executive vice president of United Envelope, a manufacturer in Ridgefield, N.J. He is based in Delray Beach, and travels to clients around the country.

The couple grew up 10 miles apart — he in Dix Hills, N.Y., and she in Rosyln. They met in 2011 at nightclub in Florence during their spring semester abroad, and together they soon enjoyed gelato and pasta, and exploring Italy and nearby countries.


Amy Julia Ransohoff and Sebastian Romeo Phillip Brisson were married March 2 at Hyatt Regency at the Arcade in Cleveland. The Rev. Robert Javorsky, who was ordained through the Unity Church, officiated.

Mrs. Ransohoff Brisson, 29, is an occupational therapist at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx. She graduated from the University of Michigan and received a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Columbia.

She is a daughter of Margaret S. Ransohoff and Dr. Richard M. Ransohoff of Shaker Heights, Ohio.

The bride’s father is an entrepreneur-in-residence at Third Rock Ventures, a venture capital firm in Boston that creates and invests in biotechnology companies. He works with external academic scientists and internal business and scientific experts to develop new biotechnology companies that will produce transformative medicines for patients. He was previously a neurologist and neuroscientist at the Cleveland Clinic, and vice president for discovery research at Biogen, a biotechnology company in Cambridge, Mass. Her mother retired as an interior designer at Higbee’s, a department store in Cleveland.

Mr. Brisson, 32, is a pilot and aviation regulator with the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority. He graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla.

He is a son of Jacqueline Brisson of Bermuda and the late Daniel Claude Brisson. The groom’s mother is the executive assistant at Pillar Capital Management in Bermuda. His father was president of Global Construction Limited, a construction firm in Bermuda.

The couple met at a Manhattan bar in 2015.


Dr. Mary Isabel Ragsdale and Erik Robert Scheer were married March 2 at the San Buenaventura Mission in Ventura, Calif. The Rev. Tom Elewaut, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony.

The bride, 36, is an orthopedic surgeon at the Ventura County Medical Center, where she specializes in adult reconstruction. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego, and received a master’s degree in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown. She also received a medical degree from New York Medical College.

She is the daughter of Anne C. Ragsdale and William F. Ragsdale of Woodland, Calif. The bride’s father retired as the chief executive of Dorado Systems, a company in Hayward, Calif., that manufactured electronic card readers for doors. The bride’s mother, who co-founded the company with her husband, later became an independent studies teacher at Woodland Joint Unified School District.

The groom, 38, is a senior instructor, associate vice president in learning and development at MUFG Union Bank in Santa Barbara, Calif. He graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara.

He is a son of Nancy Scheer and Ron Scheer of Modesto, Calif. The groom’s mother retired as a mathematics teacher at Modesto City Schools. His father, also retired, was the coordinator of independent study and counselor for the Freedom High School, Turlock School District in Turlock, Calif.

The couple met on Match.com in July 2017.


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