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They Reconnected in the Waves

Wed, 07/26/2023 - 18:17

Lily Singer and Evan Schumann met in their freshman year at East Hampton High School in 1999, but it wasn’t until the fall of 2019 “that they had their first date after reconnecting during a surf session at Georgica Beach’s first jetty,” Ms. Singer wrote. “They bonded over a shared love of the ocean and a recently piqued interest in birding on Lily’s part (Evan was already an avid and accomplished birder).”

The couple, who now live in New York City, were married on Saturday at Chelsea Square in Manhattan. Cara Cusumano, a minister with the Universal Life Church, officiated. A reception followed at Bottino.

The bride’s mother and stepfather are Joanlee Montefusco and Gerry Starr of East Hampton. The groom’s parents, Beth and Chris Schumann, also live in East Hampton.

Ms. Singer graduated magna cum laude from the State University at Purchase with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a minor in art history. She is a program producer for Empire Entertainment.

Mr. Schumann earned a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from Pomona College in California and a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Pace University. He is a physician assistant in hospital medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

For the wedding, the bride wore a vintage 1940s dress found at Cha Cha Linda in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Flowers were provided by the groom’s mother, who runs Beth Schumann Gardens.

The bride’s maid of honor was her childhood friend Katherine Willis of New York City. Mr. Schumann’s brother, Will Schumann of East Hampton, was his best man.

The couple are taking a short honeymoon following “some classic Americana traditions,” with stops in the Poconos and the Finger Lakes, the bride wrote.


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