The Wedding Party...

by Rachelle Hruska · March 31, 2009

[Maeve Townsend and David McKean. Photos by Andrew Councill for NYTimes]

[Introducing "The Wedding Party"]

Maeve Townsend and David McKean: Married March 21st at the Woman's National Democratic Club. Maeve is a graddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy who not only joined the Peace Corps straight after college, but moved to Mozambique. She is the kind of girl that wears sparkly sneakers under an elegant Italian-designed silk organza wedding gown.  David had instant chemistry with Maeve. They spent four months traveling around Southeast Asia together to later settle in Mashington where David is enrolled in American University's law school and Maeve is completing her masters in foreign service and law degree at Georgetown. “They’re like bubbles in a nice glass of Champagne,” said Sally Schiff, a good friend. “They pop like that.”

Allison Circle and Robert Sassower: Married Saturday in Great Neck, NY. Allison is an account manager for the global corporate client group at NY Stock Exchange. She graduated summa cum laude from Syracuse University.  Robert is a VP of the Phoenix Group. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and received a law degree from Hofstra.

Kimberly Murphy and John Melloy: Married Saturday in NY.  Kimberly is a marketing consultant and graduated from Northeastern University. John is the senior editorial producer of "Fast Money" on CNBC and writes a blog for He graduated from Villanova and is pursuing an M.B.A. at Fordham.


Jessica Harter and Mark Kleinknecht: Married Saturday at St. George's. Jessica is a senior at Columbia, studying English and comparative literature. Mark is the executive vice president of Kleinknecht Electric Company in NY. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an M.B.A. from the University of California.


Gigi Widham and Ion Freeman: Married Saturday in Greenwich, CT. Gigi is an institutional relationship manager for the RiskMetrics Group in NY. She graduated from Dartmouth with an M.B.A. from Duke. Ion is a manager of strategic services at DOOR3. He graduated from Rutgers University with a master's in engineering and management from M.I.T.