Carol Anne Wien and Charles Edward Feder were married Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Atlanta in an intimate ceremony officiated by Rabbi Judith Beiner. Jonah Katz, the bride’s grandson, a student at the Epstein School, was the ring bearer.
The couple first met in 1962 when the bride, the former Carol Anne Rosenberg, then 16 years old, was a high school student in Batavia, N.Y., and the groom was 18 and bound for college. After going their separate ways for more than three decades, the couple reunited in 1998. Their marriage was the fulfillment of a vow made by Mr. Feder in 1965: “Someday I will marry you.”
Ms. Wien, 69, is an instructor at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Emory University and previously taught at Georgia Perimeter College and the Art Institute of Atlanta. She attended Syracuse University and graduated from the University of Miami. She also received two master’s degrees from Florida International University, one in art education and the other in special education; holds a degree in interior design technology from Miami Dade College, and is the author of “The Great American Log Cabin Quilt Book.”
She is the daughter of Mary Lewis Rosenberg and the late Dr. Charles Alan Rosenberg of Boca Raton, Fla. The bride’s father had a distinguished career as a physician, medical researcher and administrator, having served as assistant chief medical director for policy and planning for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and as professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Miami School of Medicine. The bride’s mother retired as a special education teacher for the New York State School for the Blind.
Mr. Feder, 71, recently retired from the practice of law, where he focused primarily on commercial real estate and affordable housing. He also worked as a Detroit city planner and assistant professor of sociology at Wilberforce University and Wilmington College.
Before moving to Atlanta from Michigan, he was an active participant in electoral politics, community organization, urban economic development and affordable housing in furtherance of his interest in civil and human rights. Among his most treasured experiences was participation in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963. He holds a bachelor’s from Michigan State University, a master’s from Purdue University and a law degree from Wayne State University Law School.
Mr. Feder is the son of Trudy Feder of Encinitas, Calif., and the late Joseph Feder. His parents founded and operated a successful retail lighting business in Albany, N.Y., before retiring to California.
The bride’s two children, Joshua (Nicole) Wien and Sydney (Howard) Katz, live in Atlanta, as do her four grandchildren, Madeline and Alex Wien and Jonah and Caroline Katz. The groom’s son, Robert Feder, lives in Detroit.