Dr. Erin Beth Lessner and John William Black were married Aug. 25 at the Willard, a hotel in Washington. Kate Black, the groom’s sister who received temporary authorization from the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to solemnize this marriage, officiated.
The couple met at the University of Florida, from which the bride received a medical degree and the groom received a law degree.
Dr. Lessner, 35, is an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon at the Greenville Health System Eye Institute in Greenville, S.C. She is also a clinical assistant professor at the University of South Carolina Greenville School of Medicine. She graduated from Dartmouth College.
She is the daughter of Cathy A. Lessner and Dr. Alan M. Lessner of Gainesville, Fla. Her father is also an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon in private practice in Gainesville. Her mother is a registered nurse who works at Mr. Lessner’s private practice.
Mr. John Black, also 35, is a trial lawyer for the Department of Justice in Washington. He is an owner of Hatton Daniels Wine Cellars in Santa Rosa, Calif. He graduated from Cornell.
He is the son of Martha J. Black and Robert J. Black of Miami. His mother is an English teacher at the Robert Morgan Educational Center in Miami. His father is a lawyer in private practice in Miami.