Happy Valentine’s Day! Hey, hey… even advertising executives fall in love. It’s true. We have hearts. They bleed and begged to be touched, blah, blah, blah. Check out some of the advertising folks who tied the knot last year culled from the New York Times wedding announcements. Congratulations to all! What did Cummings says? Ah, yes – “i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart.” Swoon.
1. David Berkowitz, Cara Adelglass – December 8, 2007
Mr. Berkowitz, 29, is the director of emerging media and client strategy at 360i, an interactive marketing agency in Manhattan. He is also a columnist on online marketing for MediaPost, an advertising trade publication. Cara Alana Adelglass, 28, is a legislative analyst at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in Manhattan.
2. Colleen Weis and Martin Laiks- December 16, 2007
Martin, 44, is a managing director for G2, the digital advertising and marketing division of Grey Group.
Colleen is Columbia and an M.B.A. from Yale. She is an adviser and consultant in New York to private collectors on 20th-century decorative arts and design.
3. Shana Warshawsky and Arye Dworken – December 2, 2007
Arye, 32, works in Manhattan as a copywriter at an interactive division of the advertising agency JWT. He is also the music editor of Heeb, a quarterly magazine devoted to hip Jewish culture, and the managing editor of DIW, a quarterly music pop culture magazine.
The bride, 26, will be known as Mrs. Dworken. She teaches social studies at Brooklyn Technical High School. She is on the board of Students for a Free Tibet.
“Ms. Warshawsky and Mr. Dworken met in December 2004.
â€œI asked him to get married on our first date,” Ms. Warshawsky said. She said that she suggested the following Sunday would be a good time.
Though he was a little shocked by the proposal, Mr. Dworken said, â€œIt was kind of flattering to have someone make that statement so assertively on the first date.”‘
4. Elizabeth Maxine Essner, Nils Parin dâ€™Aulaire – November 10, 2007
The bridegroom works in New York as a senior art director at a medical advertising unit of Euro RSCG Worldwide, an advertising agency. He also plays banjo for Future Folk, a music duo that performs in space costumes. The bridegroom is also a grandson of the late Ingri and Edgar dâ€™Aulaire, the childrenâ€™s books writers and illustrators.
The bride handles consignments and organizes auction sales at Sollo Rago, the modern design unit of Rago Arts and Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J. She received a masterâ€™s degree in history of decorative arts and design from Bard.
‘â€œNobody ever believes me when I say this, but I really didnâ€™t think of him as a guy,” Ms. Essner said. â€œHe was always attractive, but I was never attracted to him.”
But in 2000 they both suffered breakups within a few months of each other. Newly single, they started taking note of how comfortable they were with one another and each began to discover feelings that were more than platonic. â€œBut it was hard for us to admit it to ourselves,” he said.’
5. Kimberly Ann Klepfer, Charles Everett Schenck – September 16, 2007
The bride, 36, is a senior communications strategy director at Mediaedge:cia, an advertising agency in New York.
The bridegroom, 37, is a vice president for the magazine publishing unit of American Express in New York, where he specializes in creating advertising alliances with corporate clients.
6. DarlÃ n Rose Harris, Frank John Monterisi Jr. – June 16, 2007
Mrs. Monterisi, 28, served as a public affairs officer for the Marine Corps from 2001 until 2005, becoming a first lieutenant. From February until July 2004, she was a senior media officer and official spokeswoman for the First Marine Expeditionary Force, in Iraq. The bride now works in Manhattan as a public relations account director for Mullen.
Mr. Monterisi, 29, served from May 1999 until December 2004, achieving the rank of captain. He served in Afghanistan in 2004, leading a mission of planning teams for the 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit during Operation Enduring Freedom. The bridegroom is to become an associate next month at the Related Companies, the real estate development company in Manhattan. He graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy and received an M.B.A. from Harvard.