Fourteen Years Later, They Finally, Fortunately, Wed

In April 2015, Ms. Broxson arrived in New York and shortly started working as an affiliate editor at Real Simple Magazine. That June, Mr. Garcia joined her. Ms. Broxson, 32, now works remotely as a principal author on the monetary companies firm Fidelity Investments. Mr. Garcia, 37, is a middle-school historical past instructor with the New York City public college system. They at present reside in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

Over the years, as the 2 centered on constructing their lives and careers, the query of marriage turned a preferred chorus from family and friends. “We had been by no means in a rush,” Mr. Garcia stated, explaining that “it wasn’t a matter of if, it was a matter of when, and that’s how we needed it to be.”

By February 2019, they had been able to take that step and collectively went engagement ring purchasing. Mr. Garcia proposed whereas they had been on a day journey to Governors Island with mates that June.

The two had been wed July 22 at Shangri-La Springs, a lodge in Bonita Springs, Fla. Lhegend Carter, a Universal Life minister, officiated earlier than 80 visitors. The affair was infused with what Ms. Broxson described as “New York touches.” Mr. Carter, their officiant, is from the Bronx; the ultimate track at their reception was “New York, New York” by Frank Sinatra; and visitors went residence with “bodega snack baggage” that Ms. Broxson stated had been crammed with Zapps potato chips, Hi-Chews and Original New York Seltzer.

When referring to their marriage, the bride stated that lots of the couple’s family members used the phrase “lastly.” But the newlyweds, who postponed their nuptials twice due to the pandemic, have as an alternative chosen to make use of the phrase “luckily.”

“It was type of this like, humorous saying throughout the marriage ceremony,” Ms. Broxson stated. “People would say, ‘lastly’ after which be like “luckily, luckily.’”



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