Tying the Knot | Love at First Sight...in Preschool

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Tying the Knot
Engaged: Michele Britt Kormendi & Jonathan Jacob Silverman
Future Bride: Michele Britt Kormendi   
Age: 29
Hometown: Queens, NY
Alma Mater: Hofstra University, St. John's University- Speech Pathology Masters
Occupation: Speech and Language Pathologist
Charities you feel closest to: Prevent Child Abuse America, World Wildlife Fund, American Diabetes Association
Boards or committees: 20s/30s committee member of Reform Temple of Forest Hills
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, skiing, hiking, scuba diving, bikram yoga, dancing (currently taking ballroom and salsa lessons with the fiancé), photography, wine tasting, dressing up, introducing people.
Dream wedding dress designer: I have three dresses, and why not? Designer doesn't matter to me as much as fit and mobility.  I want to dance! First dress is classic and puffy, second dress is sleek and mermaid fitted, third is short and fun. For those who are designer interested, in order: Cassini, Watters and Watters, Faviana.  
How did you meet?: We met in the 7th grade in 1993, and dated. We were each other's first boyfriend/girlfriend. Read the full story about how they realized they met in preschool.
How did he propose? In Dec 08, while out to dinner and nearly 26 years after our initial introduction, Jonathan turned to me and said, "We've known each other forever (literally), we spend all of our time together, we have the best time in each other's company, what are we waiting for?? I love you, will you marry me?"  And I said, "SURE! Lets do it!"

Future Groom: Jonathan Jacob Silverman
Age: 29
Hometown: Queens, NY
Alma Mater: Lehigh University
Occupation: Executive Recruiter for The Execu|Search Group
Charities you feel closest to: Fountain House Gallery, American Cancer Society, New York Blood Bank, Godian Fellowship.
Boards or committees: Trustee of the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, past Board Member, Queens Community Board 9, past treasurer Queens Young Democrats.
Noteworthy awards/special achievements: New York Newsday Volunteerism Award, New York City Council Community Service Award.
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, skiing, travel, volunteerism, politics
Did the proposal go as planned? Considering it was unplanned....yes!

See more photos and read the full story on how Michele and Jonathan met

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