Justin agreed to take Tatiana in sickness and in health -- before their wedding. Tatiana had the flu the day Justin planned to pop the question at their favorite restaurant, so he cooked up an at-home proposal instead. Justin made dinner, and afterward, he put on “Crazy Love,” by Van Morrison, and gave Tatiana his great-grandmother’s engagement ring.
The Bride Tatiana Sainati, 26, marketing and communications manager for a nonprofit
The Groom Justin Bell, 26, business school student
The Date July 6
A year-and-a-half later, their families from Illinois and Pennsylvania traveled to a Virginia vineyard for an Italian-themed wedding. The pair’s meeting place, a poetry class, influenced the day’s details too.