Rachel Lenore Davis and Steven Everett Strell were married Aug. 10 at La Foret in the Almaden Valley of San Jose. Rabbi Daniel Pressman of Congregation Beth David in Saratoga officiated and Richard Moline, director of College Outreach/KOACH, volunteered as cantor at the ceremony.
The bride is scheduled to receive her bachelor of fine arts this year from San Jose State University. She will continue her education toward a master of fine arts. She is the daughter of Jacqueline Davis of San Jose and Arthur Davis of Salinas and the sister of Bryan Davis of San Francisco. Grandparents are the late Sylvia and Alex Cohen.
The groom is a hardware design engineer for Apple Computer. He is the son of Ronnie Strell of West Orange, N.J., and the late Leon Strell. He received a bachelor of science in engineering from Cornell University and a master of science in computer systems engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
The couple was married under a chuppah made for them in Jerusalem, birthplace of the bride’s late grandmother, Sylvia Cohen. Elissa Strell, the groom’s sister, sang a song dedicated to the couple at the reception.
After a honeymoon cruise to Mexico, the newlyweds are living in Sunnyvale.
Meredith Toll and Stephen Abramowitz were married July 20 at Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Mass. Rabbi Daniel Lee Kaplan officiated.
The bride received a master of science in speech-language pathology from San Francisco State University and is a speech-language pathologist. She is the daughter of Ann and Robert Toll of Plainville, Mass., and the sister of Amy (and George) Bono of North Attleboro, Mass. Grandparents are Betty Buyer of Needham, Mass., and the late Alfred Baier and Beverly (and David Plaskov) of Pompano Beach, Fla., and the late Morris Toll.
The groom received a bachelor of arts in communications from U.C. San Diego and is a radio account executive. He is the son of Lilyan and Irving Abramowitz of San Francisco, and the brother of Allison Kent Weiss (and Paul Weiss) of Oakland. Grandparents are the late Anna and Philip Abramowitz and Adele and Sigmund Rader.
Matron of honor was Amy Bono. Best man was Paul Weiss. Bridesmaids were Allison Kent Weiss, Cindi Baldi and Randy Shostak. Junior bridesmaids were Julie Buyer, Michelle Buyer and Naomi Weiss. Groomsmen were George Christian Dulac, Chesley Chen and Marc Engel. Junior groomsmen were Marc Smith, Eric Smith and Jeremy Weiss.
The groom surprised the bride by performing “The Way You Look Tonight,” one of the couple’s favorite songs, with the band at the reception.
After a honeymoon in Spain, the newlyweds are living in San Francisco.