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Streetside Celebration Downtown

Michelle Flax & Loren R. Spielman
Stone Street and Bayard’s Events & Catering
June 22, 2008

The day after the 2003 blackout, Michelle and Loren ran into each other at the intersection of Eastern Parkway and Plaza Street East. The two hadn’t seen each other since high school. “Back then, we weren’t interested in each other,” Michelle explains. Loren jokes: “She thought I smelled, which I probably did.” Ten years later, though, something had changed. As they caught up on the Park Slope corner, they discovered that they lived on the same block. A friendship quickly developed, but it wasn’t until after Loren joined Michelle’s volleyball team that their relationship turned romantic. Almost four years later, he asked her to be his wife while they were picnicking in Prospect Park. They had their ceremony in downtown Manhattan, on Stone Street, in front of over a hundred friends and family members—and a few curious onlookers.


Bride’s Gown: Mona Atwa
Bride’s Veil: Bridal Veil Falls
Groom’s Suit: Saint Laurie Merchant Tailors
Caterer (In-House): Bayard’s Events & Catering
Cake: Financier Patisserie
Flowers: Fleurs
Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music: Alicia Jo Rabins and Annette Ezekiel Kogan
Reception Music: D.J. Shakey
Officiant: Rabbi Daniel Bronstein


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