Rachel Alexis Karmel and David Stuart Greenberg were married on June 3 at the Bonnet Island Estate in Manahawkin, N.J. by Rabbi Richard Hammerman.
The bride, 28, works in New York as a Total Store Analyst for Ross Stores, Inc., the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States. She graduated from Emory University and received a master’s degree in business administration from the Fordham University Graduate School of Business.
The bride is the daughter of Roseanne K. Karmel and Dr. Mitchell I. Karmel of Fayetteville, N.Y. Rachel’s mother is a peri-anesthesia nurse at the Upstate University Outpatient Surgery Center, located in Syracuse, N.Y. Her father, an interventional radiologist, is the director of interventional radiology at the Upstate University Hospital.
Mr. Greenberg, 29, is a litigation associate at the New York law firm of Weil Gotshal & Manges. He graduated with distinction from Cornell University and received a law degree cum laude from the New York University School of Law.
He is the son of Pamela S. Meyers and Gerald S. Greenberg of Cincinnati, Ohio. His father is a partner in the law firm of Taft Stettinius & Hollister, and is President-Elect of Adath Israel Synagogue and Treasurer of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. His mother, an attorney, retired as General Counsel of Mosler Inc. and is a docent at the Cincinnati Art Museum.
The couple met in 2009 on Jdate. They initially exchanged a few hours of instant messages, but distrustful of extended internet dating, quickly made plans to meet at a martini bar in Hell’s Kitchen, to see if they clicked in person. On their first date they discovered that David’s mother was born and raised in Toms River, N.J., the town in which Rachel grew up in, and his grandparents still lived there, a short drive from Rachel’s home. The night ended with a kiss and an eerie feeling that this was fate.