During the summer of 2006, Meredith “Mimi” Drews Hoesley and Benjamin “Ben” Richard Slater IV met at a bar in Union Square through a mutual friend. The two briefly dated in ‘07 but didn’t reconnect again until ‘11, while Ben was in Business school at Columbia and Mimi was applying to graduate schools.

One evening, Ben surprised Mimi at their home with breakfast from her favorite restaurant. During breakfast, Ben had another surprise for Mimi: A proposal.

Ben and Mimi had an intimate wedding at Trinity Chapel with a reception following at Antoine’s. After the wedding, the two went to Ambergris Caye in Belize for a week.

Mimi and Ben live in Union Square in Manhattan – just a few blocks from where they first met. Mimi is the global beauty marketing manager at Net-A-Porter.com, a luxury online women’s retailer, while Ben is a hedge fund analyst at Tipp Hill Capital.


Bride: Meredith Drews Hoesley 
Groom: Benjamin Richard Slater IV 
Bride’s Parents: James and Sandra Hoesley 
Bride’s Grandparents: The late John and Virginia Hoesley; Frederick and Loretta Drews 
Groom’s Parents: Ben and Kathy Slater
Groom’s Grandparents: Gloria Slater and the late Ben Slater Jr.; Alberta Elliott and the late Marvin Elliott 
Rehearsal Dinner: Groom’s parents’ home 
Date of Wedding: January 31, 2015 
Ceremony Location: Trinity Chapel 
Reception Location: Antoine’s  Celebrant: Rev. Hill Riddle and Rev. Henry Hudson 
Ceremony Music: Elliott Slater and Albinas Prizgintas 
Wedding Gown: Elie Saab, Net-A-Porter.com 
Maid of Honor: Elizabeth Garrabrant 
Ring Bearers: Oliver and Eli Hoesley 
Best Man: Elliott Slater 
Readers: Connor Hoesley 
Florist: Dunn & Sonnier 
Favors: Local goodies, including bloody Mary mix, Zapp’s chips and cookies from the Cookie Lady 
Wedding Cake: Maurice’s 
Photographer: Patrick Niddrie 
Hair & Makeup: Just Face It 
Music: Algiers Brass Band and Charmaine Neville
 

Hoesley – Slater

Hoesley – Slater