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Real Wedding: Abigail & Gabriel
Years after meeting, this couple got a second chance at love.Abigail and Gabriel on their wedding day on October 26, 2013. All photographs by Connor Studios.
When Gabriel Chodorow-Reich met Abigail Fee in college, he thought she was “cute”; Abigail found him “very smart and kind.” But did they feel a romantic spark? Not so much. The two went their separate ways, and didn’t reconnect until four years after graduation, in Washington, when Gabe was working for the White House and Abigail was in law school at Georgetown University. This time, they recognized their genuine connection, and a first date followed at Matchbox restaurant.
Three years into their relationship, Gabriel, now an economist, planned to propose to Abigail, an attorney at the scenic Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. He surprised her with a ring while they were watching the sunset over a picnic of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. An elegant wedding at the National Museum of Women in the Arts followed a year and a half later.
Photographer: Michael Connor, Connor Studios
Event Coordinator: Elizabeth Leibundguth, Cherry Blossom Events
Hair: Shana Dee
Makeup: Ryan Krasney, Blend
Groom’s Tux: Brooks Brothers
Cake/Caterers: Occasions Caterers
Cake Flavors: Chocolate cake with vanilla icing
Florist: Edge Floral Event Designers
Music/Entertainment: Jaime Easson, e2 Events
First Dance Song: “Crazy Love” by Audra Mae
Bride’s Favorite Detail: Floating chuppah and purple dinner napkins
Groom’s Favorite Detail: His cuff links
Favors or Decor Details: Chocolate chip cookies with personalized “sweet dreams” stickers for the guests
Four Words That Describe the Wedding: Elegant, lively, purple, fun
Honeymoon Spot: Patagonia
Where They Currently Live: Brooklyn, NY
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