We were starved for Wedding Watch material in the weekend of December 9-10. We couldn’t even find the standard three couples in which at least one spouse is a lawyer.
So we did the next best thing — we found two couples in which a parent of a spouse is a lawyer (and a third couple of two lawyers). Here are this week’s contestants:
Scores and commentary for this trio of lovebirds, after the jump.
1. Cornelia Henning, Nicholas Van AmburgRésumé score: 8.0. She’s an NYU grad who produces television commercials for Ogilvy & Mather. He’s a Dartmouth grad and the director of media at Ammirati, a New York ad agency.
Family score: 8.6. Her father is a retired partner in Henning & Henning, in Bronxville. Her mother is a broker at Sotheby’s International Realty in Greenwich; her eyes have probably seen some amazing pieces of real estate. His late father was a headmaster at several private schools (including one that we went to, we think — was he ever headmaster at Dwight-Englewood?). His mother is a retired communications director for Barnard.
Beauty score: 9.0. A wholesomely attractive couple. He looks like a former lacrosse player; she looks like a non-anorexic Renee Zellweger.
Balance score: 9.0. Well-matched.
Overall score: 8.65.
2. Ariella Rosenberg, Matthew Maron
Résumé score: 8.9. She’s not a lawyer, but she probably works with many, as a senior policy advisor to Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff. She’s a summa graduate of U. Penn. and has a master’s in city planning from MIT. Very nice. He’s the manager of revenue management for Edison Properties, a real estate firm, and graduated from GW and Columbia (MBA).
Family score: 8.2. Her father is an account executive with Yellow Book. His father has his own law firm, Maron & Sandler, in Santa Monica.
Balance score: 9.0. They have complementary interests: urban planning and real estate.
Overall score: 8.70.
Additional comments: Interesting wedding venue: Stage Six at Steiner Studios, a film production complex at the Brookly Navy Yard. We’ve never been; we’re curious.
3. Marla Tusk, Josh Gottheimer
Résumé score: 9.2. Finally,lawyers! Marla Tusk is in the counterterrorism section of the Justice Department — we like. She went to U. Penn (magna) and Columbia Law (Kent Scholar). Josh Gottheimer is the executive vice-president at Burson-Marsteller, a PR firm. He also went to U. Penn (summa), followed by Harvard Law. From 1998 to 2001 he was a speechwriter for Bill Clinton. Cool stuff!
Family score: 8.5. Her father is the director of operations for Optics, an eyewear maker; her mother is an agent at HF International Realty. (This week is heavy on parental realtors.) His father owns a cosmetics distribution company, and his mother is a retired kindergarten teacher.
Beauty score: 9.0. They’re as attractive as Cornelia Henning and Nicholas Van Amburg, supra, but in a different way. Marla has a darker, exotic beauty; Josh is handsome in the manner of a young politician (or PR exec, which he is).
Balance score: 8.9.
Overall score: 8.90.
Additional comments:They had a destination wedding at the luxurious Half Moon resort in Jamaica. Fantabulous, dahlings.
THIS WEEK’S WINNING COUPLE: Okay, this shouldn’t come as any surprise, since they’re two lawyers, and the other couples were attorney-less. But we did try hard to be objective and not let pro-lawyer bias affect our scoring.
Here are your winners: MARLA TUSK and JOSH GOTTHEIMER. Congratulations, counselors!
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