The Wedding Party...

by Rachelle Hruska · February 18, 2009

[Photo via Nicholas Roberts for the NYTimes]

Let's take a look at the weddings that made the headlines this week. Do you know of a fun, interesting wedding? Drop us a line and let us know about it!

[Introducing Guest of a Guest's "The Wedding Party"]

Jennifer Goldsack and Daniel Beery: (Pictured above): This couple (whom I've had the pleasure of meeting), both had their eyes set on gold medals on this summer's respective Olympic Rowing teams.  After years of flirting via emails and athlete run-ins, the two found a much bigger prize in each other. Married on January 17th at St. Paul the Apostle in NYC they partied on at the NYAC with over 140 of their athletic friends.  Jason Read, our Beijing contributor here on GofG this summer was quoted in the Times article.  Among other things he said of the Beery's: "They know the hard work it takes to be on a team."

More weddings below...

Jessica Chesnutt and Natalie Sauro: Affirmed partnership in a party space at the Empire State Building.  The couple graduated from Smith, where they met.  Jessica is an editor at Bedford/St.Martin's in NYC.  Natalie is studying for a masters in Nursing at Columbia University, specializing in pediatrics.


Parisa Sabeti and Ted Zagat: (Married last Sunday).  Parisa is the director of entrepreneurship programs at the William J. Clinton Foundation in NYC.  She graduated from Brown with a law degree from Columbia.  Ted is the VP for franchise development at Univision Communications, a Spanish-language media company in NYC.  He graduated from Harvard where he also received an M.B.A.  His parents are the founders of the popular Zagat surveys and guides in NYC.

Alanna Kelly and Oliver Gottfried: (Married last Sunday in Santa Cruz).  Alanna was the director of member outreach and communications for Cleantech and Green Business for Obama.  Before that she was the Midwest political director for the John Edwards campaign. She graduated from the University of California.  Oliver is the California area political director for the Service Employees International Union.  He graduated from Haverford College.

Casey Cohen and Scott Segal: (Married last Saturday at Stage 6 in Steiner Studios, Brooklyn).  Casey is a Sr. VP for health-care account services at Draftfcb.  She graduated from the University of Pennslyvania.  Scott is an investment analyst for MSD Capital.  He is also trustee of the Hudson Guild. He graduated from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and received an  M.B.A. from Penn.