Mariam Salari and Shervin Korangy were married on July 3, 2004 at the home of Ms. Salari's family in Lakeland, FL. The traditional Persian ceremony was officiated by Dr. Reza Yasrebi and was followed by a reception at the Vinoy Golf and Tennis Club in St. Petersburg. Ms. Salari is a Literacy Liaison at The School at Columbia University, where she teaches elementary and middle school students and is developing new curriculum for the University. She is a doctoral candidate in the field of Communication and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her work has been published and presented on NPR and the Asia Society in New York City. Ms. Salari is also a Special Events Fundraiser for the Lower Eastside Girls Club in NY City. She is the daughter of Drs. Rahim and Massey Salari. Her mother is a senior level Pediatrician with Polk County Health Dept. The bride's father is a Pulmanologist in private practice. Mr. Korangy is a Vice President in the restructuring division of the investment bank The Blackstone Group in NY City. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Wharton School of Business in 1995 with a degree in Economics, with a concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management. He contributes to the Ulman Fund, a local charity dedicated to research for cancer in young adults. The bridegroom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Amile Korangy. His mother works for Baltimore Imaging Center. His father is a Radiologist and CEO of Baltimore Imaging Centers.