Weddings: Sarah Michler & Henry Alex-Rubin

Sarah and Henry were married in an intimate ceremony at the bride’s family home in Riverside, which overlooks the Long Island Sound. In preparation, Sarah’s father, the Surgeon-in-Chief of Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, helped coordinate PCR testing stations for guests to visit two days before the wedding. Everyone received a “I swabbed for Henry and Sarah!” sticker, and not a single guest contracted COVID-19 at the wedding due to these added precautions. During the service, the bride donned a gown by Santos Costura, and carried a bouquet of white ranunculus, foxglove, and forget-me-nots by Katherine Daught Jacob. Her father walked her down the aisle. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails around the pool, while Sarah and Henry stepped into the house for a Zoom call with more than 300 attendees who tuned in from all over the world. Later on, everyone was served dinner by Marcia Selden Catering and cake by Margaret Choo. As an environmental educator, Sarah assured that the caterer used locally sourced dishes and natural wine, and printed menus onto plantable seed paper. The couple shared their first dance to Edith Piaf’s “La Vie en Rose.” After dessert, the newlyweds hopped on a boat and drifted off into the Long Island Sound. They plan to travel for their honeymoon by the end of this year. The festivities were planned by Hannah Elsaesser of Eloquence Events.

Photos by Collins Nai