Daniel Geller, David Pistacchio – The New York Times

Daniel Lee Geller and David Nicholas Pistacchio were married June 14 at the Tribeca Rooftop, an events space in New York. Kristin W. Rothballer, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for this event, officiated.

Dr. Geller (left), 46, is an assistant professor, specializing in stroke rehabilitation, for the occupational therapy programs at the Columbia University’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He graduated from Kenyon College, and received a master’s degree in occupational therapy and in public health, both from Columbia. He also received a doctoral degree in education from Columbia.

He is the son of Eleanor R. Geller and Dr. Michael H. Geller of Lenox, Mass. The groom’s parents both worked for Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pa. His mother retired as a social worker for the hospital’s home-health care unit, and his father retired as a radiologist.

Mr. Pistacchio, 58, is a partner and a director of Storyleaders, a Los Angeles company that helps executives change their corporate cultures; he works in New York. He is also a senior adviser for Digital Bridge, a private investment fund, where he specializes in fiber-optic telecommunications companies and works in New York.

He is a son of the late Wilhelmina McVey Pistacchio and the late Rudolph N. Pistacchio, who lived in North Providence, R.I. The groom’s mother was a stay-at-home parent and later was an office manager for L’Avenir, a jewelry manufacturer in Providence, R.I., and other businesses as well. His father was an architect in private practice in Providence.

Mr. Pistacchio’s previous marriage ended in divorce.

Dr. Geller and Mr. Pistacchio met in 2013, when Dr. Geller spotted Mr. Pistacchio sitting at the bar of a neighborhood restaurant having dinner, and decided to stop in himself and take a neighboring chair. “Of all of the opening pickup lines, ‘The fish is great tonight’ is likely to go down in history as the worst — but it worked,” Mr. Pistacchio said. “I asked him out at the end of the evening.”

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