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Picture Perfect Bliss

One of the Bronx Times corps of photographers is going to celebrate his marriage to the love of his life. Bronx Times photojournalist Patricio Robayo and Rebeca C. Rivera will be married on Sunday, September 20, at the First United Methodist Church in Central Islip, Long Island. The wedding ceremony will be officiated by the bride’s father.

The bride, 29, will be taking the groom’s surname. Born and raised in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx, she is an English adjunct lecturer at two CUNY universities, as well as a poet and writer.

The groom, 35, was born and raised in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx.

The couple met in May of 2009 and got engaged last May in Barcelona, Spain. They live in the Bronx with their pet rabbit Oscar Pez Robayo.

They have the following message: Thank you to all our family and friends for the their love and support.

A note: I personally will never forget that Patricio Robayo and I spent part of the day during Superstorm Sandy in Clason Point, wading into ankle deep water that had already flooded low-lying areas hours before the storm surge.

Doing great things

Students from Fancy Feet Dance Company performed during the summer at Rucker Park at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn with a new hip hop routine every week. They also performed at a celebrity basketball challenge there on July 27.

The dance company and school wishes to congratulate Cherica Kofele on her acceptance to Professional Performing Arts High School/Alvin Ailey Dance Program. She will be attending beginning this fall.

This message for Cherica from Fancy Feet: Great job Cherica! You are a hard working Fancy Feet dancer and you make us proud!

Fancy feet also wishes to congratulate Robyn Reynes for earning the privilege of attending the Joffrey Summer Intensive 2014. According to Fancy Feet, there are over 10,000 children auditioning for this summer intensive for just 500 spots. From Fancy Feet: Her years of hard work and training at Fancy Feet have paid off. We are so proud of Robyn!

Reach Reporter Patrick Rocchio at (718) 742–3393. E-mail him at procc‌hio@c‌ngloc‌ Follow him on Twitter @patrickfrocchio.

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