Event Planning: Chrissy Craft, Ideal Design Events, St. Petersburg | Location: The bride's parents’ home
Emily & Binyamin in Tampa, FL
Emily first met Binyamin when she moved to Israel for graduate school. She had just moved into a new apartment and found her washing machine didn’t work -- her landlords sent over their son, Binyamin, to have a look. The two became friends and soon started dating.
The Bride Emily Schoenfeld, 29, executive assistant
The Groom Binyamin Blum, 29,doctoral student in law
The Date December 21
Four years later, on their last night in Jerusalem, they were headed for a night out together when Emily realized her grandmother’s engagement ring, which she’d inherited years earlier, was missing. It turns out Binyamin was about to propose -- he had chosen a diamond for Emily but hadn’t yet had it set, so he used the heirloom as a stand-in. "I tearfully said yes," Emily remembers.
- Kate Wood