The Wonderful Wedding of Dana Selznick and Ben Wallack
Saturday, November 14, 2015
In the fall of 2010, Dana’s parents, Karen and Steve, came out to the Country Club of Orlando to hear a band for their other daughter’s wedding which was to take place in 2011. I was coordinating the wedding and spoke briefly with Karen and Steve and gave them my card should they have any questions. They did not end up hiring that band. However, in January of 2015, I received a call from Karen asking about our services for her other daughter’s wedding that was to be scheduled for November of that year—she had kept my card for five years. We had a meeting and in early February we began the plans for November 14th. Coincidentally, the wedding venue chosen was the Country Club of Orlando!
Dana and Ben both lived and worked in New York so it was challenging at times to get them down here for various appointments. But we worked out a comfortable itinerary and got a lot done when they were in town. Dana teaches children with cochlear implants and also runs a summer day camp for children with hearing loss. And Ben is an energy procurement manager. They both have busy lives but the wedding plans were very important to them.
It was a beautiful, cool and sun-filled day which allowed the outdoor ceremony to take place just after sunset as planned. The rustic yet elegant chuppah designed and created by Flourish Floral Productions made just the statement that Dana wanted it to make. The elegance was carried through into the cocktail hour and ballroom, with just a few rustic elements in that space as well.
Dana and Ben were not really fond of cake; so it was decided in lieu of a wedding cake, there would be a fabulous dessert display that also included made-to-order ice cream treats.
One interesting twist to their wedding date. They went to the Clerk of the Court on Wednesday, November 11th to get their marriage license. November 11th was Veteran’s Day so the office was closed. So they had to go back on the 12th, which then put them outside the three-day, State of Florida-required waiting period. So the ceremony went on as planned on Saturday, the 14th but on Sunday, the 15th at their farewell brunch at the host hotel, the Rabbi conducted another simple ceremony which made that their official wedding date. Dana said, “And as that turned out, the 15th was my grandmother’s birthday!”
Dana and Ben, not everyone gets two wedding days and we are grateful that we were able to be a part of one of them! Best wishes in all that you do!
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