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The Couple: Sandy Hapoienu (our shopper for “Bands of Love” and “Glorious Gifts,” pages 27 and 31) and Jeff Hapoienu

Wedding Date & Place: September 11, 1983, the Surf Club, New Rochelle

She Says: “We were engaged for five years. Had I known how good the marriage was going to be, I would’ve had the wedding sooner. We’re celebrating our twenth-fifth anniversary this year.”


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The Couple: Rosemary Black (author of “My Daughter’s Westchester Wedding,” page 43) and Steve Lopez

Wedding Date & Place: June 9, 1973, the home of the bride’s parents in South Orange, New Jersey

She Says: “We submitted this photo to our local newspaper, but this was back when only brides’ photos were featured with wedding announcements, so the society editor published it on another page—over a headline about a bank robbery. I’m sure many readers thought we were in the paper for having robbed a bank, not for getting married!”

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The Couple: Malerie Yolen-Cohen (author
of “Destination: Nirvana,” page 80) and Jeffrey Cohen

Wedding Date & Place: January 1, 1983, Stouffers of Westchester, Harrison

She Says: “Right before our ceremony, the synagogue’s custodian pulled Jeff aside and offered him a one-way ticket out of town. Jeff, of course, refused, and we’ve been laughing about it for twenty-five years.”



The Couple: Peter Bronski (author of “Picture Perfect,” page 37) and Kelli Bronski

Wedding Date & Place: November 8, 2003, the campus of Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

He Says: “We met at Cornell but didn’t start dating each other until two years after graduation—and quickly hit the fast track. Our first date was on New Year’s Eve, we were engaged on July 1, and we got married on November 8…all of the same year!”



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