Richard and Flo met at Lynn Goldman’s wedding in 1954. Flo was in the wedding, and Richard asked his cousin who that beautiful girl was and to please introduce them. Richard asked Flo to dance; she was thrilled and thought he looked like a movie star. Richard asked Flo out that very night, and the rest is history. They dated each other exclusively. While at Bert and Joelle Myer’s wedding, Richard said to Flo, “Do you think we should get married, too?” Flo said, “Yes!” Richard had a ring designed just for her by Milton Adler!
Both wedding and the reception were held at the Roosevelt Hotel’s University Ballroom. Flo’s mom had Scheinuk’s create the flowers, which started with a backdrop of greenery accented with roses. There were huge bouquets of flowers everywhere. Even the bride’s dress was created with tiny pockets around the neckline so they could add fresh lilies of the valley, which matched her bouquet. The bride’s dress as well as the bridesmaids dresses were from the Liberty Shop; Flo’s dress was blush pink and the bridesmaid’s dresses were crushed strawberry. The Roosevelt created the cake, complete with long-ribboned cake pulls – still a tradition today!
After the wedding they were off to Point Clear, Alabama, for their honeymoon. Richard had just been hired by the Reily family and had only been with them for six months, but they were so impressed with his abilities that they gave him a bonus and a week off. Richard and Flo have been married for 60 wonderful years!