Erika & Wayne in Petaluma, CA
Erika and Wayne met on Craigslist. Wayne had posted a comment directly above one of Erika’s, and they started sending emails to each other. Emails turned into phone conversations, which turned into a first date.
The Bride Erika Rubinstein, 34, school social worker
The Groom Wayne Irby, 37, restaurant manager and artist
The Date August 16
While the couple was visiting friends in New York City, Wayne surprised Erika by booking a hotel room near Central Park. They went to the park for a picnic, and as they watched the sunset, Wayne proposed. Erika asked her good friend Barbara Salzman, an event planner, to help coordinate the wedding. For the outdoor rose farm wedding, they chose a bright color palette of orange and yellow.
- Jaimie Dalessio