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After he returned, and days after he was showing off his Napa knowledge back in Miami at the 2017 committee meeting, he and Ms. Coleman sat down for a first glass of wine together at Happy Wine in the Grove, a local wine bar. He had been named committee chair, and she was there to show him the ropes. But “it felt very casual,” Ms. Coleman said.
Later that night, she said, “we were both like, maybe we’re kind of interested.” They had a lot of excuses to keep getting together that summer, including the planning of a fall Pace fund-raiser. A first kiss came at a Florida State football watch party at American Social Bar around the time of the benefit. That December, they attended Art Basel in Miami Beach as a couple.
Their age difference had been weighing on her when she suggested they become exclusive. “You have to remember, I was 32 and he was 28,” she said. “In female years that’s a big difference.” Mr. Crapsey’s reluctance to make it official himself was mostly an oversight: “I was just a kid,” he said.
At the end of 2018, Ms. Coleman moved into Mr. Crapsey’s apartment in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami. A few years later, “I felt it was time to take the next step, to put a ring on it,” he said. On Sept. 9, 2022, during a getaway to South Africa, he did just that, with a custom, cushion-cut diamond ring. Ms. Coleman said yes.
On May 20, Ms. Giordano, a Florida notary public, married the couple in an intimate ceremony with only three guests at her Miami home. The pair held a wedding reception for 45 guests on June 8 at Chateau L’Hospitalet in Narbonne, France. The region was chosen for its wine, while the chateau was chosen for its owner and winemaker, Gerard Bertrand.