Dec. 2 at Village Hall at Spread Eagle Village in Wayne. Rabbi Fred Kazan presided, with 100 guests in attendance.
In late July 2006 at her home in Wynnewood. About two months previously, during a slow dance to Johnny Mathis, David had asked, "Is it crazy that I want to spend the rest of my life with you?" "No," she answered, "because I feel the same way." They went to Fisher Island, Fla., to visit his sister, a jewelry designer who helped them customize her radiant-cut diamond ring. Once it was ready, David got down on one knee to pop the question.
9 to 5
Nancy, 49, of Northeast Philadelphia, hosts in-home trunk shows for a line of women's clothing. David, 58, of Tel Aviv, is a psychiatrist in private practice in Bala Cynwyd and Wilmington.
Making a home
The couple live in Gladwyne.
To "I've Dreamed of You" by Barbra Streisand. The Tom Rudolph Orchestra also incorporated Hebrew songs.
Doing it their way
Nancy and David each have two sons, and the four boys held the cloth chuppah: Blake, 15, and Brett, 20 (hers), and Seth, 26 and Jonathan, 33 (his). David's daughter Tamar, 28, was ring bearer. The bride went for slink and sparkle, in an off-white, floor-length Carmen Marc Valvo gown, elbow-length gloves, tiara and short veil. Nancy wore a blue sapphire ring, owned by her late mother, Shirley Schwartz, as her "something old" along with a new set of pearls. The bride's friend Lamia Maatalah gave her smoky eyes and an updo as her wedding present.
Spread Eagle tenant Georges' catered the Atkins- and vegetarian-friendly heavy hors d'oeuvres. Nancy and David's chocolate chip wedding cake, with white chocolate curls and gold petals, came from Viking Pastries in Ardmore, and reflected the cream and gold color scheme. Guests sampled "tuxedo-style" chocolate-covered strawberries at their places.
Not a dry eye
During the ceremony, "my mother was heavily on my mind," the bride says. When Kazan mentioned Shirley, "I lost it at that point. The rabbi handed me his handkerchief."
During the kids' toasts to their parents, Brett commented that "after my mother's many failures, I'm glad she found David." Everyone laughed.