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Murphy-Bokobza Maggie Murphy and Jérémy Bokobza exchanged vows under the chuppah New Year’s Day at the home of her parents, Lori and Rick Murphy. This celebration followed a civil service arranged by the groom’s

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parents, Alice and Charlie Bokobza, in the Parisian Town Hall of Jérémy’s childhood. Officiated by the mayor of Les Lilas, the proceedings included the couple’s sisters, Lauren Murphy and Myriam Bokobza, as witnesses among the attendants.

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At the Covington ceremony, Maggie wore a couture gown with a skirt of sweeping layers of tulle accented with Alençon lace. The bride’s attendants included friends and family from near and far. Rabbi Ethan Linden noted the wedding was “improbable and yet, inevitable” considering the long distance, four-year courtship. It was a warm and endearing blending of families and deep-rooted traditions under tents holding back the torrential rain. “Outdoor weddings and those held at home are especially challenging. Combining the two it makes a planner “earn their keep,” laughs Susan Zackin, of Z Event Co. Working with Event Rentals, they pulled off a well-executed Plan B when the rain made it necessary to put down a floor in the tent in just four hours the day of the wedding. The patio fountain became a stunning centerpiece, overflowing with white hydrangea, dahlias and orchids from Florist of Covington. Coordinating blooms accented Bevolo lanterns used to blend the home with the Country French event decor. Ralph Brennan catered, giving a nod Casablanca served a selection of kosher dishes to many who hadn’t tasted them before. The Zoe’s Bakery wedding cake of three tiers was accented with handmade painted lovebirds specially created for the couple. And for the groom, a red velvet Air Jordan! The Bucktown Allstars gathered revelers to the dance floor. Some of Maggie’s friends joined Jérémy onstage for a rousing rendition of Everybody Needs Somebody to Love. DJ Timmy Lovelock from Palm Beach provided the flaming finishing touch to a great night of dancing. The evening was topped off by a late-night Lucky Dog fix. Capturing the festivities from every angle were Candra George and her team. Maggie and Jérémy will make their home in the Vincennes neighborhood of Paris. 108

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