Price-Root, Temescu wed
Susan Price-Root and Terry Temescu were married June 24 in a wedding alongside the Roaring Fork River. Tom Sharkey performed the double-ring ceremony.The bride was escorted up the aisle by Justin Jacobs, an art consultant, curator and executive director of Red Ink Studios. The bride crossed the lawn to Fred Astaire’s “I’m Putting All My Eggs in One Basket”; the ceremony was completed with “Makin’ Whoopee” by Ella Fitzgerald and Dr. John.Jake and Lexi Ferlisi, ages 8 and 4, the children of Aspenite Sandy Ferlisi, were ring bearer and flower girl. The wedding bands were designed by James de Givenchy, nephew of French couturier Hubert de Givenchy. Susan’s peony pink and gold silk organza wedding dress was designed by San Francisco couturier Colleen Quen, who is noted for her designs inspired by nature.The floral design was also inspired by local pink peonies and created by Basalt’s David Clark. The couple wrote their own vows, which included their commitment to the environment as an important part of their future together. The groom recited a poem, “The River,” which he wrote; he also wrote another poem, “Another One Bites the Dust,” an ode to the Aspen girl, which he amused guests with later at dinner.The wedding dinner was prepared by caterer Larry MacIntyre and the dinner was followed by dancing.The bride was an Aspen resident for many years, working here as a freelance writer. The groom is a graduate of Cornell Business School and was formerly with Goldman Sachs in New York; he is now a venture capitalist and founder and CEO of Symphony Development Corp. He also lived in Paris for many years, where he was the financial editor and columnist for the International Herald Tribune. Symphony Development is a holding company that takes minority interests in high-growth socially responsible private companies.Together the couple will launch the GraceNote Foundation, which will be dedicated to environmental concerns. Susan will be executive director and will also continue on the board of Red Ink Studios, a nonprofit that supports emerging artists with studio space and exhibitions in San Francisco and Flint, Mich. Susan has also been working in San Francisco the past few years as a philanthropic consultant for hedge-fund clients in the Bay Area.The couple resides in Tiburon, Calif.
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