Those who are even remotely interested in the lives of prominent poker players, are not surprised by Vanessa Selbst’s latest move. She announced her intention to marry Miranda on Twitter a couple of weeks ago and that plan came to fruition in New York. The two couldn’t have chosen a better place as the Brooklyn rooftop terrace provided them with an amazing view of the Empire State Building, and Williamsburg Bridge.
Vanessa and Miranda met four years ago in December when the poker pro was still studying law at Yale while Miranda taught English. Things turned from good to better and pretty quickly it became obvious that the two of them were meant for each other and marriage was only a natural step forward. Once the date was set in late August, the preparations began and the few pictures depicting the happy couple proved beyond doubt that everything went according to plan.
The two of them agreed on having a fairly long ceremony, because it is worth taking your time to celebrate such a special moment. Isabel, one of Vanessa’s high school friends led the ceremony while several poker players who are close to the happy couple attended the event. Melanie Weisner, Mike Watson, Dan Smith, Peter Jetten, Scott Seiver, Maria Ho and Noah Vaillancourt were just a few of the guests and all of them had a great time.
Once the ceremony was over, the newlywed and the guests spent some quality time together at a cocktail party and although everything happened on fast-forward speed, the photos will bring back pleasant memories for years to come. Vanessa praised the ones in charge of the organisation for preparing some delicious meals and spicing things up with ice cream. Apparently, the DJ also met and exceeded expectations, with the guests spending the majority of time on the dance floor.
The crowd was anything but homogenous, yet despite having so many guests of different backgrounds everyone had a good time and appreciated the company of others. Unlike most people who have to reduce their honeymoon to one or two weeks at most, Vanessa and Miranda can take a lengthy vacation. Once the European Poker Tour concludes, the two of them can go wherever they like and enjoy the best things in life until another major poker event will require Vanessa’s presence at the tables.
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