Muriel and Arthur Shefrin celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 6. They have two daughters and two grandsons and have lived in Baltimore County for 46 years after moving from New York.
Lisa’s attendants included her dog, Ivy, Robyn Dubrov Foreman Sagatov, Carleigh Benton, Nicki Bylsma, Akhila Iruku, Gwen Kidera, Somya Swama and Kelsey Young, Jessi, Amanda, and Julia Shekarchi. Tommy’s attendants included Stefan Dabic, Raphael Foerster, Arin Foreman, Matty Duty and Chris Goggin. Sadie and Talia Hosid were flower girls, and Zander M. Sagatov served as ring bearer.
Lisa is the granddaughter of Milton and the late Sylvia Dubrov and the late William and Katherine Foreman. Tommy is the grandson of Renald and Yolande Tardif and Ebraham and the late Isabel Shekarchi. The wedding took place on the beach in Nags Head, N.C., on Sept. 27, 2015.
Lisa’s father, Will Foreman, officiated at the ceremony, which can be viewed at bit.ly/2djGA6m. The couple, who resides in Canton, honeymooned in the Bahamas.
Ida and Edward Gulin will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Aug. 11. Both are in their 90s and live with their daughter, Joan Schoenfeld, and her husband, Stuart, in Pikesville. They are
also the proud parents of Judge Jeffrey Gulin, proud grandparents of Devorah and Rabbi Rachel Schoenfeld and Shaina and Alissa Gulin and proud great-grandparents of Fayga Dvash Hyman.
Judy and Michael Mael of Potomac, Md., joyfully announce the marriage of their daughter, Allison Nicole Mael, to Michael David Lieberman on Nov. 14, 2015 at The Fairmont in Washington, D.C.
Rabbi Adam Raskin of Congregation Har Shalom and Cantor Mikhail Manevich of Washington Hebrew Congregation officiated.
Michael is the son of Elizabeth Wagner and Brian Lieberman.
The couple met as teenagers while planning a BBYO convention and happily reconnected seven years later at a gathering of mutual friends.
Allison is the granddaughter of the late Samuel and Helen Maler of Baltimore and Phyllis and the late Irvin Mael of Northridge, Calif. Michael is the grandson of K. Peter and Yvonne Wagner of Miami Beach and the late Morris and Shirley Lieberman.
Allison and Michael reside in Washington, D.C.
Jill and Ernie Slovon and Lori and Larry Adler joyfully announce the marriage of their children, Stephanie and Jeffrey Adler, on Oct. 24, 2015. Rabbi Dana Saroken officiated the ceremony, which was followed by a reception at the Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore.
Stephanie is the granddaughter of Jackie and Maish Friedman and the late Jeanne and Darwin Slovon. Jeffrey is the grandson of Marian Adler and the late Manfred Adler and Frances Prague and the late Leon Prague.
The couple enjoyed their honeymoon in Costa Rica, and they reside in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Symone and David Sutton and Cathy and Richard Mittleman, all of Owings Mills, joyfully announce the marriage of their children, Miranda Joy Sutton and Michael Ryan Mittleman, on Saturday Nov. 7, 2015 at the Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Md. Rabbi Steven Schwartz from Beth El Congregation officiated.
Miranda is the granddaughter of Joyce and Paul Spector and the late Betty Sutton, and Michael is the grandson of Rose and the late Hy Haransky. The couple both attended Owings Mills High School and Towson University. They reside in Federal Hill with their new puppy, Weaver.
Britney Cohen and Yanni Niebuhr met in September 2008 on a blind date at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Westminster.
Britney was running late that night, but Yanni still waited the 45 minutes for her to fight traffic. Once together, the conversation flowed naturally, and before they knew it, nearly five hours had passed. They kept chatting though the table was cleared and the lights were turned off, and ultimately they were asked to leave the restaurant.
The next date, just as successful as the first, was at an Olive Garden and Yanni brought her a specially created CD of some favorite songs. They listened together in the car, but after about 90 minutes, the battery drained and Britney’s car failed to start.
The third date proved just as memorable and culminated with their first kiss in the pouring rain, just moments after Yanni asked Britney to be his girlfriend.
They became serious and professed their love that February. But at only 20 and 21 years old, they declared it best to finish college and start their careers; Yanni works in financial planning, and Britney is a regional technical recruiter.
In July 2013, the couple shared a week in Aruba. During their final night at a romantic beachside dinner complete with toes in the sand, they discussed marriage. Britney anticipated a thrilling proposal, but just the opposite happened.
Yanni explained his intention to propose, but financial constraints interfered. He told her a November or December wedding date was more realistic.
Disappointed, Britney put on a happy face and they returned home. Just a week later, on Yanni’s 25th birthday, the couple shared a special Rusty Scupper dinner with Britney’s siblings, Allison and Ryan, and Yanni’s sister, Kiki, and several other friends. The manager approached, wished Yanni a happy birthday
and suggested they go upstairs for champagne on the balcony and to take in the breathtaking sunset over Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
While Britney leaned over to adjust a shoe strap that Yanni swore was askew, she stood up to find Yanni on one knee holding an open ring box.
Britney was stunned. Tears streamed down her face and she couldn’t speak, but finally after a few minutes, she mustered, “Yes.”
The couple was married May 24, 2015 at the Valley Mansion in Cockeysville. The ceremony took place under a chuppah with ketubbah and glass breaking, and since Yanni is Greek Orthodox, Rabbi Gloria Milner incorporated his family’s traditions into the ceremony, such as crowning and candle lighting. The reception was enjoyed by 150 guests and included a memorial table to Britney’s late father and Yanni’s late grandfather. Britney’s brother, Ryan, stood in for the father-daughter dance.
“Every single thing in this world is made better when I’m with her,” said Yanni, 27. “Ravens games, Oriole games, concerts and skiing are all more enjoyable when I’m with her. That’s absolutely essential for who you marry, spend the rest of your life with. They have to have the best-friend quality.”
When Benjamin Glubo set out to plan his proposal to Diane Levy, he knew it had to be something she’d never forget.
Diane loved dolphins, but the National Aquarium was too expensive. He considered a hot-air balloon ride with writing on a field, but that, too, was costly.
Instead, he planned a creative scavenger hunt.
The day in October 2013 started with the gift of a journey necklace, a series of graduating diamonds that symbolizes their journey and the notion that the smallest things in life matter most. Ben told Diane that
the gift started the journey, and he then departed, leaving Diane in the capable hands of her sister, Rachel Levy.
The timed scavenger hunt featured 11 clues, the first few delivered at their Pikesville home in a picture from their first Ocean City trip and others under a keyboard and under
From there, Diane headed to Jilly’s, where she found a clue under the barstool she occupied on their first date. Then, at Raimondi’s, she found truffles and a Ravens football.
After trips to Barnes & Noble and Home Depot, she found herself at her old townhome, where she shut the door for the last time and opened the door to her new life. Onto his parents’ Pikesville home, where
she viewed a caricature of herself as Rapunzel with Ben climbing up her hair with a ring. Joseph and Lynne Levy and Steve and Lori Glubo watched as she went upstairs to look out a window, but she then ran back down and out the door. Diane found rose petals leading to the gazebo, where Ben was waiting with a ring.
It took about five minutes before Diane could say yes through her tears.
“It really proved to me how much he loved me and how special he wanted to make it,” said Diane, 33, a senior business analyst for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. “It was more than I could ever imagine.”
They met in January 2013, following a connection on JDate, at Jilly’s.
“I knew the moment she walked in that she was the girl I was going to marry,” said Ben, 35, a mechanic with the DC Metro. “It was just a feeling.”
The conversation flowed; there was no awkward silence. They felt like old friends who hadn’t seen each other in ages. And Ben found himself unusually talkative.
After about five hours, they kissed goodnight. They spoke the next morning and saw each other weekly, professing their love within six weeks. In July, Ben moved to the day shift, and they saw each other almost daily.
They were married Oct. 12, 2014 at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel with Rabbi Stan Levin officiating. They shared a first look beforehand, and their smiles lit up the courtyard, just as it did during the ceremony, witnessed by 150 friends and family members.
“We have many mutual friends and acquaintances, but we never met until it was time for us to meet,” said Diane.
“It’s an indescribable feeling that I can’t put words to,” said Ben. “I never felt like this before.”