Siyana Yordanova Kukularova, a daughter of Seta K. Kukularova and Yordan K. Kukularov of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, was married Wednesday to Andrew Christopher Huszar, a son of Dr. Theresa G. Huszar and Dr. Gabor B. Huszar of Woodbridge, Conn. Angel L. Lopez of the New York City Clerk’s office officiated at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau.
On Sept. 6, the couple had a nondenominational ceremony at Camp Taconic-in-the-Berkshires in Hinsdale, Mass., in which Joshua Rubin, a friend of the couple, led the couple in their vows and where other friends read from the Bible, a verse from Shantideva’s “The Way of the Bodhisattva” and an Apache Indian wedding blessing.
Photo: formal dresses adelaide
The bride, 33, will take her husband’s name. She works in New York and Sofia, Bulgaria, as the chief executive of Marcellamoda, a women’s fashion label whose products are sold online. She graduated magna cum laude from Columbia College in Columbia, S.C. and received an M.B.A. from Emory.
The bride’s parents, both retired, worked for the municipal government of Plovdiv, her father as a computer engineer and her mother as an electrical engineer.
The groom, 41, is a senior fellow who lectures on the intersection of the government and the financial markets at Rutgers University Business School in Newark. Until December 2010, he was the program manager of a financial crisis economic recovery program, known as quantitative easing, at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he managed the trading desk. He graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown and received both a law degree and an M.B.A. from Columbia.
His mother, a retired dermatologist, had her own practice in Milford, Conn. His father is a senior research scientist in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the Yale University School of Medicine, where he specializes in male infertility.
Though the couple were introduced electronically — online in April 2012 — the natural outdoors played a significant role in enhancing their relationship. They got together for the first time the following month at the Central Park Conservatory Garden, and a few weeks later, they spent time hiking in the shadow of Mount Washington in New Hampshire. At the time, Ms. Kukularova was living in Hartford, and Mr. Huszar in New York.
“We have a shared passion for hiking and being out in nature,” he said. “That love of nature definitely brought us closer together.”
Ms. Kukularova also credited their Eastern European backgrounds with solidifying their bond.
“I’m from Bulgaria and he is Hungarian, and there are a lot of cultural similarities between the two,” she said. “Our backgrounds were something we talked about in our first phone conversation, which I found fascinating because he was so intelligent and very funny.”
They began dating steadily on weekends, their newfound relationship interrupted by a 17-day business trip to Alaska taken by Mr. Huszar.
“When we were apart, I found myself thinking about her all the time,” he said.
Their long-distance relationship got significantly shorter in June 2013, when Ms. Kukularova moved into Mr. Huszar’s New York apartment.
The following month, they returned to Mount Washington, where Mr. Huszar took time out from a hike and proposed to Ms. Kukularova beneath a waterfall.
“I was beyond shock,” she said.
Also see: GraziaDressAU formal dresses Canberra