Anthony Zraly was signing papers on his first day of sales at T. Edward Wines and Spirits in Manhattan in January 2019. Then he noticed David Keith Henderson sitting at a desk nearby. Mr. Zurary began speaking out loud about his interests, hoping to get the attention of Mr. Henderson, who identified himself as Keith.
done. Mr. Henderson, who was in the company’s operations at the time, said he “felt a pull” toward Mr. Zurary while listening to him. They soon began to communicate their mutual attraction through glances stolen in the office.
Two months later, in March, the two got together at a work event at the Waverly Inn in the West Village. “Everyone dispersed and we were the only two left,” Henderson said. “Neither of us was ready to go home that night.” Before it was over, he added, “We had our first kiss just down the street.”
Both say Kiss Kick initiated their courtship, but their employers had no guidelines for it.
In an early date, the two bonded over their shared passion for wine, food, and European house music. Both are fans of his German DJ Christian Löffler. A native of Tucson, Arizona, Henderson said he had never met anyone who could match the dance music knowledge of Zurary, who grew up in New Paltz, New York. His father, Kevin His Zurary, started his Windows at the World Wine School.
In June 2019, when Zraly asked Henderson to be his boyfriend after Zraly surprised Henderson and received a cameo message as a birthday gift from the star of Bravo’s reality show Below Deck. , they officially became a couple.
As their relationship progressed, they took weekends off to visit Mr. Zurary’s family in New Paltz and other parts of the Hudson Valley. On one memorable date, Henderson paired vintage her champagne with takeout fried her chicken. In another example, Mr. Zraly created his recipe for the family’s Sunday gravy.
The couple moved into their current apartment together in Brooklyn Bridge Park after the pandemic hit in 2020. Zraly, a 30-year-old graduate of St. is. Henderson, 33, is the Vice President of Operations for the Perfect He Wellness Group, which designs and equips residential and commercial spas in Manhattan.
Henderson said moving in together was “a crash course in getting to know each other on a deeper level.” In the early days of living under the same roof, he would prepare elaborate dinners with wine pairings, explore new areas, and on Fridays during the pandemic he would tune in to DJ Fleetmac Wood’s virtual set. was spent dancing
Less than a year later, in January 2021, the couple got engaged at a dinner for two arranged by Zraly on the roof of Manhattan’s now-closed NoMad Hotel. After opening bottles of the 1991 and 1988 Bordeaux chosen to mark her birth year, Zraly dropped two jewelry boxes on the table. Each included a platinum Cartier Her Love Her ring.
“I will never forget that moment,” Henderson said. “I was hyperventilating. I remember asking, ‘Is this when I say yes? ‘”
They were married on July 5 at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau by New York City Clerk’s Office staffer Madeline Plasencia. Afterwards, the couple celebrated with an intimate lunch at Balthazar, a restaurant in SoHo.
The next day they left for a joint bachelorette party in Ibiza, Spain. Her three-day wedding then took place at the Hotel Marques de Riscal, a winery and hotel in Elciego, part of her wine region in Rioja, Spain.
The festivities, which included a bar crawl, a visit to the Vivanco Museum of Regional Wine Culture, and a white dress welcome party, culminated in a wedding celebration at the hotel on July 16. Harrison, the younger brother of Mr. Zurary. Mr. Zurary led the couple at the ceremony in front of 120 guests, after which they enjoyed a six-course dinner and danced to tunes spun by DJ Fleetmac Wood.
To their surprise, their favorite Champagne Maison, Billecart-Salmon, sent Jeroboam wines for the occasion. The newlyweds made good use of them.
“We capped off our wedding by sticking a bottle of Billecart Salmon Brut Rosé into the vineyard, with an explosive cork explosion above the vineyard, symbolizing that we embark on this life journey together.” We have shown that in a meaningful way,” Zurary said.