Sabrina Rishmag caught her breath when she was asked what she had learned from Nicole Chippy in a five-year dating, which led to her marriage on 23 January at the Perez Art Museum in Miami, where the bride and three guests were standing with Edwin G. . Torres, a Florida magistrate judge who committed the crime.
“At first I was skeptical, I couldn’t believe it,” said Ms. Rishmag, 28, of Avila Rodriguez Hernández Mena & Ferri, a Miami-based firm.
“I think it took me two conversations to realize that I was so skeptical that I really liked her,” she said. “Never before have I felt that way about a man, or woman, it has taught me to be patient, responsible, brave, and accountable.”
Ms. Rishmeg and Ms. Chippey, both Miami natives, met law school students in early December 2015 during a dinner hosted by a mutual friend who also attended law school there.
“We had a really great conversation, in which we felt we shared similar interests,” said Ms. Chippey, an associate at Miami law firm Jones Day.
He immediately remembered that Ms. Rishmag surrounded him.
“From the moment we met, the two of us would meet each other by chance, or coincidentally, throughout the campus,” he said with a laugh.
A few weeks later, they went on their first official date at the Perez Art Museum Miami, which became a favorite hangout location and ultimately a mindless one when it came time to choose a venue for their wedding.
“I knew well, so I thought why not enjoy the benefits of home-court on our first date,” Ms. Chippey laughs.
They then continued dating, and by the following semester, were a rock-solid, exclusive item.
“Whatever the reason, Sabrina had the right combination of characteristics,” said Ms. Chippey.
“I don’t know exactly how to say it or explain it, but her presence has moved a lot of things in me,” Ms Chipi said. “Because of that, I’m more open, more patient and a lot more insecure.”
They embarked on “a really exciting relationship,” as Ms. Rishmag put it, but their newfound love was soon filled with newfound problems.
“We already knew that the first year of law school was a stressful time,” she said, “but we were surprised to encounter homophobia from our colleagues, and were briefly divided because of school and family pressure.” Was too much. “
There was also another problem: Ms. Rishmeg, the daughter of Sandra and Miguel Rishemag of Miami, was not yet out of her family, which presented additional challenges.
“At one point, Sabrina was finally able to come out to her family and we were able to form a bond together with them,” said Ms. Chipi, daughter of Damaris Chippey and George Chippey of Canter, NC
“Sabrina is a very honest, very earnest and very open person,” she said. “He’s also very patient, and it makes me really happy because I’m not the easiest person in the world to be able to get along with.”