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