In a quiet booth that evening they had their first kiss, and talked until closing, around 2 a.m. Before they left — they lived five blocks from each other uptown in Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood — they set up another date, and saw each other three more times that week. In a few weeks she was comfortable enough to chat with his mother on the phone.
“Everything moved much quicker than ever before,” Mr. Oinounou said. “It felt very natural.”
At the end of November, Ms. Sall joined him for a weekend in New Orleans for a colleague’s wedding, and then planned to accompany him the next evening to the CBS Kennedy Center Honors in Washington.
“News follows Mosh,” Ms. Sall said, and when news broke that President George H.W. Bush had died that weekend, he began pulling together coverage in New Orleans. The next evening she spent a couple of hours on her own at ease with his colleagues at the Kennedy Center before he joined them after work.
In July 2019 they got an apartment together in TriBeCa.
He proposed June 10, 2020 on a rock by the Ladies Pavilion in Central Park, as family and friends hid across the lake, and he gave her a necklace with a hamsa, a good luck symbol, that once belonged to his maternal grandmother. A violinist then played “I’ve Got You Babe” and “To Be With You.”
They followed strict parameters, which grew more lax, as they planned their wedding over the pandemic. As the day drew near, so did Hurricane Elsa.
Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/30/style/alex-sall-mosheh-oinounou-wedding.html