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This week’s Vows column is a jaw-dropper. Twelve-year-old girl has crush on doorman (“‘He looked like the guy from Tiger Beat,’ she recalled”), stalks doorman for over a decade, and finally marries him. And he’s still the doorman!
Also, don’t miss this Skadden associate’s unorthodox proposal: He had his girlfriend served with a “complaint” while he was in the men’s room.
On to this week’s couples:

1. Florence Davis and Anthony Gooch
2. Alexandra Seggerman and Stephen Poellot
3. Marin Levy and Joseph Blocher Jr.

Read all about this week’s featured newlyweds, after the jump.


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1. Florence Davis and Anthony Gooch
The Case:
– Here we have the familiar situation of a law firm partner snagging a much-younger bride. The groom, a graduate of the University of the South and NYU Law School, retired as a partner at Cleary Gottlieb. Not content to spend his golden years on a golf course or beach, he then earned a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia.
– The bride is the president and a board member of the Starr Foundation in New York. She’s also a trustee of NYU’s law school, from which she has a JD (she did her undergrad at Wellesley).
The Case Against:
– When they were dating, she got a kick out of telling people she was seeing “a Columbia student.” Eeeew.
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2. Alexandra Seggerman and Stephen Poellot
(Buy them a spoon rest.)
The Case:
– This couple met as dorm-mates their freshman year at Columbia. He graduated cum laude and is now a 2L at Yale; she’s also at Yale, pursuing a PhD in art history.
The Case Against:
– He proposed on her birthday at midnight. “She was in her pajamas and expecting the usual birthday gift . . . ” says their website. Our curiosity is piqued about (a) what kind of pajamas, and (b) the nature of Steve’s “usual birthday gift.”
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3. Marin Levy and Joseph Blocher Jr.
(Buy them a popcorn bowl.)
The Case:
– We must admit: We screwed up. This wedding should have been featured in last week’s LEWW, but it fell through the cracks while we were on vacation. Thanks to the eagle-eyed readers who brought it to our attention.
– Massive prestigery here. First, she was cum laude at Yale; he was magna at Rice. They met as students at Yale Law School; they also both have master’s degrees from Cambridge. They also did twin clerkships for the 2nd Circuit lions of New Haven — she for José Cabranes, who officiated at their ceremony, and he for Guido Calabresi.
The Case Against:
– Still joined at the hip, they’re headed to Duke Law School to teach. Duke is in a good position to be crowned ATL’s Douchiest Law School, and it looks like the groom, at least, might feel right at home there.
The Verdict:
Team Levy-Blocher takes this one in a landslide! Congratulations, newlyweds — and enjoy Duke Law!