Wedding: Nina Eisenman, Vance Brown

Nina Eisenman, Vance Brown, horses Buddy and Indie and their dog Hooper. Credits: Helen H. Houghton

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Nina Elizabeth Eisenman of North Salem, N.Y., and Vance Carrier Brown of New York, N.Y., were married at 5:30 p.m. July 15, 2017, at GlenArbor Club in Bedford Hills, N.Y. Christopher Phelps officiated at the civil ceremony.

The bride’s sister, Zoë Baum, served as matron of honor and the groom’s sons, Alex V.G. Brown and Ferran G. Brown, were best men. Floral arrangements and the bride’s bouquet were created by one of the groom’s sisters, floral designer Heather Alling, assisted by another of the groom’s sisters, Cristabel Feeley. Seth Malkin, of the Metropolitan Opera, sang “Widmung” by Robert Schumann and “Morgen!” by Richard Strauss for the processional. The bride’s brother, Robin Eisenman, and sister-in-law, Tarmi Addonizio, sang during the reception along with the band The Atomic Funk Project.

The bride, 52, is director of client services at MerchantCantos in New York. Prior to that, she was president and CEO of the award-winning graphic design and advertising agency, Eisenman Associates, for more than 15 years. The firm, which she sold in 2015, was founded by her father in 1962. She is a former member of the Women Presidents Organization and received the Enterprising Women of the Year Award in 2013. She graduated with a degree in astronomy from Barnard College of Columbia University.

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The bride is the daughter of Madeleine D. Eisenman and Stanley H. Eisenman of Pound Ridge. The bride’s father is a fine artist and is retired after a successful career as a graphic designer. Her mother, also retired, was the director of All Bedford’s Children (ABC) Daycare for more than 30 years and a teacher with the Bedford Central School District.

Brown, 54, is managing director at Williams Jones & Associates, an investment adviser based in New York City. Prior to joining WJA, he was a partner and founder of Grisanti Brown LLC. He graduated with honors from Brown University. 

The groom is the son of  Judith Weld Brown, deceased, and Roderick Brown of Farmington, Conn. His mother was the editor and publisher of the New Britain Herald, a newspaper founded by the groom’s great-grandfather in 1880 and held by his family for more than a century. She was a member of The Associated Press board of directors, the first woman president of the New England Society of Newspaper Editors, a director of the New Britain Chamber of Commerce, New Britain General Hospital and the New Britain Museum of American Art, president and fellow of the Rotary Club of New Britain and a trustee of the Moreland Hill School. The groom’s father, now a fine artist, was the assistant headmaster of Moreland Hill School in Kensington, Conn., as well as the founder of a successful contracting business in New Britain.

The bride and groom met in 1999 when the groom’s investment firm hired the bride’s design firm to create their logo and marketing materials. The couple started dating in 2003 following an evening at a Central Park Zoo gala.  

The couple are residents of North Salem and active members and supporters of several local organizations including North Salem Open Land Foundation (NSOLF), North Salem Bridle Trails Association (NSBTA), Golden’s Bridge Hounds (GBH) and Lakeside Field Club. For several years the bride and groom designed and produced the GBH Directory, including the 90th anniversary edition. In addition, the bride designed NSOLF’s 40th anniversary logo and the NSBTA website and directory. 

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