From the New York Times Weddings and Celebrations section:
February 28, 2009
Sgt. Margarette A. Foster and Sgt. Christopher J. Gulinello were married Saturday at Convent Avenue Baptist Church in Manhattan. The Rev. Mary Miranda, a minister of the United Church of Christ, performed the ceremony, with the Rev. James B. Logan, a Baptist minister, taking part.
The bride, 34, graduated with an associate’s degree from the Borough of Manhattan Community College. She is a daughter of Stephanie Foster of Manhattan. Her mother is a surgical technician at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in Manhattan.
The bridegroom, 32, graduated with an associate’s degree from Suffolk County Community College. His first marriage ended in divorce.
The couple met in August 2006, a week after the bride was assigned to Midtown North, where the bridegroom was then an officer.
“He was quite an attractive guy and very nice, but he was so quiet around me,” Sergeant Foster recalled. “Then again, I was his boss, so that probably had a lot to do with it.”
His first impression was a bit different.
“The first time I saw her, she looked really mean in that uniform,” he said. “I was just thinking, ‘Oh, man, a new sergeant — I hope she’s not a pain in the neck.’ ”
Wanting to get to know him better, Sergeant Foster eventually selected him as her driver. “We got to know each other in a different way,” she said. “He was still quiet, but he had such a nice inner confidence, and he was very funny.”
By now, he had formed a second impression.
“Once I got to know her, I thought she was really cool,” he said. “She was so friendly and open that we developed an immediate trust in one another. She was just so comfortable to be around.”
They began dating on Valentine Day 2007. That December he was transferred to the Bronx after his promotion to sergeant.
In August 2008, while they were playing Scrabble, Sergeant Gulinello spelled out: “Will You Marry Me.”
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