Weddings/Anniversaries

Like Never Before

‍‍2015-04-01 15:53:36 - כח כסלו תשעה mjankovitz

Diane & Ben Glubo First Date:  March 23, 2013 Wedding Date:  Oct. 12, 2014 Venue:  Sheraton Towson Hotel Residence:  Pikesville Favorite Activity:  Attending Orioles games

Diane & Ben Glubo
First Date:
March 23, 2013
Wedding Date:
Oct. 12, 2014
Venue:
Sheraton Towson Hotel
Residence:
Pikesville
Favorite Activity:
Attending Orioles games

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
a couch.

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.”

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Goldenberg — Londin

‍‍2015-03-19 12:35:10 - כח כסלו תשעה mjankovitz

032015_miles_Goldenberg-LondinMr. and Mrs. Jack Goldenberg, formally of Owings Mills and now living in Denville, N.J., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Simon Goldenberg, to Eric Rubin Londin, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Londin of Rye, N.Y.

Ms. Goldenberg is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and received her Master of Science in quality assurance/regulatory affairs from Temple University. She works as a clinical scientist for Inovio Pharmaceuticals in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.

Dr. Londin is a graduate of the University at Albany and received his Ph.D. in genetics from Stony Brook University. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pa.

A May wedding is planned.

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Forever Sweet

‍‍2015-02-26 10:33:26 - כח כסלו תשעה mjankovitz

Rachel &  Shaun Elhai First Date:  September 2009 Wedding Date:  Oct. 12, 2014 Venue:  Turf Valley Country Club Residence:  Pikesville Favorite Activity:  Dog park with 2-year-old Zoe

Rachel &
Shaun Elhai
First Date:
September 2009
Wedding Date:
Oct. 12, 2014
Venue:
Turf Valley Country Club
Residence:
Pikesville
Favorite Activity:
Dog park with 2-year-old Zoe

On April 13, 2013, Shaun Elhai and Rachel Golberg went shopping for an engagement ring. They gazed at the beautiful diamonds, and Rachel found one she liked. Shaun left a deposit to guarantee the ring was theirs.

That evening, they headed out to dinner to celebrate. They had purchased their first house together, and Shaun, a real estate agent as well as an accountant for the Social Security Administration, had completed a sale. After, they cabbed to Little Italy for dessert. The line stretched down the side of the building. Rachel
suggested they head elsewhere.

A few minutes later, they were seated. It was the same table they occupied on their first date in September 2009. Just as they did that night, they ordered coffee and a cannoli to share.

Shaun saw the waiter come around the corner and took a deep breath. He dropped to one knee as Rachel read the words painted in chocolate on the cannoli plate: “Will you …”

Shaun, 29, finished with, “make me the happiest man in the world.”

The packed house of about 80 applauded, and Rachel’s father, Laurence Golberg, appeared after photographing the special moment from the second floor.

Shaun “left” his credit card at the Capital Grille, and they returned to the restaurant to find 30 family members and friends, including their parents, Laurence and Molli Golberg and Lois and Irvin Elhai.

It was a special night for the couple, who had met at a mutual friend’s apartment in August 2009 and felt an instant connection. Rachel fell for Shaun and his friendly, outgoing demeanor that night. Shaun remembers her natural beauty and easygoing and caring disposition, fitting for her job as a pediatric nurse at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Within three months, they had professed their love and continued doing everything together, whether going to movies, restaurants or concerts.

They moved in together in November 2011 and a little over a year later, adopted Zoe, a Shar-Pei Lab mix.
A week later, Rachel fell ill and was hospitalized. Shaun stayed with her in the hospital and nursed her as she recovered.

“As a nurse, it was hard to allow someone else to take care of me,” said Rachel, 28. “I was afraid he wasn’t going to love me because I was sick.”

Rachel was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis two years later, and together they participate in the MS Walk each April in the hope that the funds raised will help provide for a cure.

Rabbi Steven Schwartz of Beth El Congregation officiated their ceremony at Turf Valley Country Club on Oct. 12, 2014. Two hundred guests witnessed their traditional touches including wrapping themselves in the bar mitzvah tallis from Kenneth Golberg, Rachel’s zaydie. They also draped their own b’nai mitzvoth tallis on the chuppah and used Rachel’s grandfather’s ring for the ceremony. Rachel said she knew Shaun was her beshert long before her illness, but that “sealed the deal.”

“No matter what bump we hit in our journey, we keep going,” she said. “We are going to do it together.”

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Kaufman — Ellin

‍‍2014-10-16 11:48:58 - יז טבת תשעד lbridwell

101714_miles_KaufmanEllen Kaufman, daughter of Monte and Shirley Konicov of Warwick, R.I., and Barry Ellin, son of Robert and Irene Ellin of Pikesville, are happy to announce their marriage. The ceremony took place at Beth Tfiloh Congregation on Aug. 24, 2014.

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Alperstein — Callaway

‍‍2014-08-07 10:00:14 - יז טבת תשעד lbridwell

(Rachel Robertson)

(Rachel Robertson)

Lindsay Alperstein, daughter of Arnold and Marjorie Alperstein, wed Tony Callaway, son of Tony and Kerry Callaway, on June 15 in Honolulu.

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