As a Manhattan bachelor in his thirties, Rodney Propp had been on his share of the blind dates. He approached his first date with Eleanor Heyman with the kind of clear-eyed practicality that comes from experience. But his skepticism melted away the minute that he saw her, and dinner only confirmed a startling feeling that he had finally met his wife. After dinner, to prolong the evening, the couple walked to Central Park and sat on a deserted bench in the mist. With amazement and happiness, they talked for hours. Exactly one year later, they said their vows.
Wedding guests gather to witness Eleanor and Rodney saying their vows. Garlands of stephanotis are draped from the huppa, and large urns filled with pear branches tent the line. The rabbi was a family friend; the Orthodox ceremony surprised the couple with its emotional power. "It was strange and sublime," Rodney says. "I was moved to tears."
Event Planning: Elizabeth K. Allen, New York 212-289-4931, Boston 617-742-4931
Photographers: Philippe Cheng, 212-627-4262, and John Dolan
Flowers and Event Design: Antony Todd, 212-367-7363
Catering: Newman and Leventhal, 212-362-9400
Rentals: Party Rental, 888-774-4476
Videographer: Tony Arzt Supreme Video Work, 203-833-2099
Bride's Dress: Angel Sanchez, at Barney's New York Bride Etelier, 212-833-2099. By appointment only.
Groom's Suit: By Kiton at Bergdorf Goodman, 212-753-7300