May 6, 2021

Lisa Faith Sher & John Wesley Chambers Backyard Bedford Nuptials 8/8/20

Lisa Faith Sher (daughter of Michael and Susan Sands and Carol Sands Kaminski) and John Wesley Chambers (son of Louise Chambers and the late Theodore E. Chambers) were married on August 8, 2020, in their backyard in Bedford, by Town Supervisor, Chris Burdick (who was recently elected to the New York State Assembly). John is the President of H.C. Wainwright, a New York City-based investment bank, and Lisa is a Managing Director at Stern Investor Relations, a New York City-based investor relations firm. John has one daughter Hayley Jewel Chambers (age 20), and Lisa has two daughters, Rachel Melina Sher (age 30) and Lindsay Brooke Sher (age 27).

Lisa and John were set on the date 08/08 because they are both interested in numerology, and 8 means balance and harmony and also represents the infinity sign. But, when they contacted the town clerk, who typically officiates marriage ceremonies in Bedford, she was not available to officiate on that day, so Chris kindly offered to perform the nuptials. What a way to become town residents!

The event was small and intimate, which was exactly what the couple wanted – pandemic or not. Other than the officiant and photographer, they celebrated with one guest/witness – a close college friend of Lisa’s. Lisa’s passion for fashion and style (and internet browsing) led her to: David Austin ‘Juliet’ roses from Bedford Village Florist; Badgley Mischka shoes; a dress from Neiman Marcus online; and, hair accessories from Twig & Honey. Her resale Jimmy Choo handbag arrived in the nick of time from the RealReal. John chose his style online by Ralph Lauren. And Bedford-based photographer, Jennifer Mullowney, captured the magic of the day.

Lisa was living in California when the couple got engaged, and moved back to New York City to be with John. In Summer 2019, the couple rented a weekend place in Bedford, which they chose because John has been a member at Glen Arbor Golf Club since the early 2000s. That summer, they began looking for a home to call their own for weekends and made the big purchase in December 2019. When the pandemic hit, and given that both Lisa and John would be able to work remotely for the duration, the couple made the move full-time to their new home (where the wedding took place). Now that they are full-time residents, still working remotely, spots like Lucia’s and Truck in Bedford, Spiga in New Canaan, and Tengda in Katonah, have become the couple’s go-to favorites.