Accidental Artists Declare Their Love, One Rubik's Cube at a Time

Mr. Pollack proposed to Ms. Loeb last summer, just as their designs were starting to attract attention. “I knew I wanted to marry her for...


Mr. Pollack proposed to Ms. Loeb last summer, just as their designs were starting to attract attention. “I knew I wanted to marry her for a long time,” he said. But figuring out how, as they spent every day together working in their pajamas in the Morristown apartment, was a challenge. July 17 is his birthday.

“So I used it as an excuse to say to Jenn, ‘Let’s get dressed up and have a nice dinner,’” he said. After dinner, while she was in the bedroom, he set up a living room scavenger hunt. It ended with instructions to solve 10 cubes and arrange them into a pattern.

That pattern read “I love you.” Once the words were spelled out, Mr. Pollack dropped to one knee and asked her to marry him; through tears, she nodded yes. “My brain was so overwhelmed,” she said. “The fact that he did all that for me — it’s why I love him.”

On May 31, Ms. Loeb and Mr. Pollack were married in an outdoor ceremony by Rabbi Sharon Forman, Ms. Loeb’s second cousin, at the Vineyards at Aquebogue in Riverhead, N.Y. Ms. Loeb, in an ivory lace gown and veil, walked arm in arm down a brick aisle with her parents to a huppah woven with rose vines and flowing white fabric. Mr. Pollack, in a royal blue suit and barely visible Rubik’s Cube socks, preceded her. The emerald vineyard sprawled in the distance as 75 guests watched Ms. Loeb circle Mr. Pollack seven times, a Jewish tradition.

“Jenn and Phil, you are surrounded by family and friends who rejoice with you,” Rabbi Forman said. “You embody the beauty of individuals who share deep and enduring love.” In a short ceremony during which Rabbi Forman read seven Jewish wedding blessings and both sets of parents wrapped the couple in a tallit, or blessing shawl, to symbolize the private life they will embark on together, Ms. Loeb and Mr. Pollack promised to love, honor and cherish each other.

Before she pronounced them married, the rabbi noted what fans of their Rubik’s creations have likely observed, too: “You are masters at problem solving, teamwork and fun,” she said. After Mr. Pollack stomped a glass, they set off to piece together a lifetime of happiness to cheers of “Mazel Tov!”

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